Small Market Meetings

APR 2017

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H i g h l a n d s , N o r t h C a r o l i n a 38 Carolinas Meeting Guide The 25,000-square-foot Arts and Visitors Center of Greenwood has a large art gallery that can be used for lunches or receptions, and the reception hall can seat up to 150 people for a meal or 200 theater style. Two conference rooms can each accommodate about 20 people. The Visitors Bureau offers the use of the build- ing and its meeting spaces for free to groups that book room nights. Next door, the Greenwood Community Theater seats up to 300, and a courtyard that connects the two build- ings can be used for receptions and lunches. Next to the theater, the Greenwood Museum also welcomes special events and meetings. Two blocks down, the 48-room Inn on the Square is a renovated full-service property where groups can reserve the 2,500-square-foot ballroom, the outdoor covered patio or the executive boardroom. Highlands, North Carolina Located in Nantahala National Forest, Highlands, North Carolina, is known as the Aspen of the East — minus the ski slopes, said Jennifer Cunningham, visi- tors center director with the Highlands Chamber of Commerce. But it offers the same level of fine dining, high-end shopping and natural wonders, such as White Side Mountain and Dry Falls. Old Edwards Inn and Spa is popular for meetings groups, she said. There, Edwards Hall can host events for up to 125 in its five rooms, which include a board- room and an outdoor terrace. The 1,230-square-foot event barn opens onto a 4,900-square-foot stone patio, and events with up to 150 attendees can book the Springhouse. Groups can also use the wine cellar and the golf clubhouse. The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts also wel- comes events at its six-building, six-acre campus, where guests will find a covered bridge, a nature trail and an outdoor terrace. The main 27,500-square-foot building is a combination of an 1838 barn with modern stone and glass materials. Courtesy Greenwood VB A small group meets at a gallery in Greenwood.

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