Small Market Meetings

MAR 2017

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March 2017 25 Guests of the Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa can take advantage of three on-site dining facilities: the Song and Hearth Restaurant, which serves Southern favorites; the DM Pantry, which serves Starbucks coffee and delicious sandwiches, salads and pastries; and the Lounge, a casual space that features a full menu of meals, snacks and drinks. But meetings and event guests are in for a treat, as the culinary team prepares made-from-scratch menu items tailored to each occasion. The menus emphasize Southern favor- ites such as classic cookouts and organic stuffed chick- en breast, and beverage offerings include homemade pink lemonade and sweet tea. Alcohol is available upon request. The perks for DreamMore guests start with Dollywood park privileges, which include free transportation to both Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country, a free TimeSaver pass for each resort guest, early Saturday entrance for guests at Dollywood, early ride privileges on Saturday and delivery of per- sonal purchases made at the park to the guest's over- night room. Guests also have access to all the activities and offerings for families. S'mores by the fire pit and bedtime stories are nightly activities year-round, and summer fireworks light up the sky each night from June through August. The resort's event staff will put together individualized entertainment options for groups that could include anything from a zip-line package to a spa package and even scavenger hunts for all age groups. The meeting venues at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa are spread among a series of indoor and outdoor areas that can host events for anywhere from 10 to 500 guests. The interior meeting space is dedicated in a wing on the lobby level of the resort and features three flexible meeting spaces and a boardroom totaling 6,000 square feet. The Falls can hold up to 170 guests, the Peaks can hold up to 170 guests, and the Skies can hold up to 110 guests. The Eagle Boardroom is perfect for small meetings of up to 12 guests. The outdoor areas include the Event Lawn for up to 500 guests and the Barn for up to 75 guests. The three meeting spaces on the hotel's lobby level are all connected by a large prefunction space that serves as a registration area or a place to retreat for refreshments between meetings. Each of the meeting rooms is furnished with a retractable 15-foot-wide screen and a suspended LCD projector, and features private terraces and movable dividers that can break the room into smaller spaces. The resort offers a num- ber of other breakout locations that work well for infor- mal conversations, including the storytelling amphi- theater, the living room and the numerous rocking chairs lined on the porch. Meeting Space Extras Culinary After Events Dollywood DreamMore Resort Location Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Size 300 rooms Meeting Space 6,000 square feet of flexible space Access 35 miles southeast of Knoxville at the gate- way of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Contact Info 865-365-1900 Left: Music and art are call- ing cards of Dollywood's DreamMore Resort. Right: The Resort grounds fea- ture numerous spots for indoor and outdoor gatherings. Opposite page: The decor of Dollywood's DreamMore Resort reflects the heritage of Tennessee's Smoky Mountains.

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