By Darryl Payne
Posted on June 20, 2010
Event planners worldwide must answer several questions during their coordination process regardless of the nature of the event. Can the facility accommodate our needs for meeting and exhibition space? Is lodging and good food available on-site or nearby? Are there recreational activities nearby? And lastly, is the location easy to reach? Sevierville Events Center answers "yes" to all these questions and more.
Each year the Smoky Mountains are visited by millions of people who want to experience the breathtaking scenery and unending entertainment that is found here. With Sevierville being in the heart of the Smokies, your attendees will be excited at the chance to go. Whether guests choose to drive or fly, travel won't be an issue. This central location means most people in the United States can make their way to the Smokies in a day's drive. For those who prefer air travel, there's a major airport in Knoxville, roughly 30 minutes away.
Adjacent Lodging at Wilderness Resort
With 14 hotels available in under a three-mile drive, attendees will have much to choose from when it comes to lodging. One top choice is Wilderness at the Smokies, the resort hotel adjacent to the Events Center. This hotel offers over 240 beautiful and well-appointed rooms that provide microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, irons and other luxury amenities. Two 18-hole golf courses and - just recently opened - the largest indoor water park in Eastern Tennessee are also available to guests. Everyone is sure to enjoy all that Wilderness has to offer.
World-Class Food Options On-Site
Your attendees will be happy to find out they don't have to travel far to find good food. The food court located in the Exhibit Hall is managed by Centerplate, Inc., a world-renowned catering firm. Wilderness, the resort hotel, is also available with its diverse menu as well as a breakfast and dinner buffet. The variety of restaurants found in the nearby Smoky Mountains offer choices that range from familiar chains to locally owned favorites. Whether the food of choice is authentic southern cooking or something more elegant, there are lots of options to choose from that are on site or just a short distance away.
Now that you know you have the prime location, answering the question, "Can the Events Center accommodate the needs of my meeting?" is next. The Exhibit Hall is 108,000 square feet and can be divided into smaller sections if needed. A 19,000 square foot ballroom and a show office are also available. Attendees will find ample parking with over 1,600 spaces for cars and two acres of parking for buses, vans and trailers. Getting your equipment and supplies delivered will be a snap thanks to ten loading bays plus drive-in access to the Exhibit Hall.
The Sevierville Events Center is the smart choice for any size meeting. Your guests will be thrilled with the amenities of the hotel as well as the many activities to keep them entertained. You'll be impressed with the accommodations that are in place to make your event go smoothly. With everyone's expectations exceeded, your event is bound to be a success.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.