colonial Virginia, is reenacted
over two days each December.
Today, this growing city
south of Norfolk wins over
groups with venues including
the versatile Chesapeake Confer-
ence Center. Adjacent to the Chesa-
peake Marriott and just 15 minutes
from Norfolk International Airport, the
venue, offering 39,000 square feet of versatile function space
with room for up to 200 exhibits, also comes with 650-plus
affordable hotel rooms within walking distance and compli-
Groups can work up an appetite by exploring freshwater
marshes, ancient cypress swamps and untouched barrier islands with guided and custom experiences from area operator
Adventure Kayak Tours. They can then head to Amber Lantern
Restaurant, offering fine dining on the Intracoastal Waterway
and banquet space for up to 180 people.
About 20 miles inland from Norfolk, Suffolk is where in 1913
Italian immigrant Amadeo Obici moved production of his Planters
Nut and Chocolate Company. Groups can buy Suffolk’s signature
product at the Planters Peanut Center, take pictures with iconic Mr.
Peanut or hold events at the landmark Obici House, the founder’s
1920s Art Nouveau-style mansion.
Suffolk groups also have a wide range of tours and outdoor
excursions at the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge,
which covers over 112,684 acres of forested wetlands and includes
activity-rich 3,100-acre Lake Drummond at its center.
THE PERFECT SETTING FOR ALL OCCASIONS.
For over 400 years, people have gathered in Hampton. Today, business meetings, social gatherings,
trade expositions and sporting competitions all take place under one roof. For a location as unique as
your event, choose Hampton, VA. 800.487.8778 thehrcc.com
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