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Event Center schedule filling up

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BY LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Monday, May 14, 2018

Anyone planning to use the Downtown Event Center this fall should book their plans as soon as possible since the facility's calendar is filling up fast.

Social events, tournaments, local programming, AAU games, tournaments, shows, weddings and holiday parties are beginning to occupy the facility's schedule for the remainder of 2018, said Ashley Pittman, a media relations coordinator for Sports Facilities Management, the company managing the Event Center.

To accommodate these early bookings of corporate parties, weddings, receptions, banquets, social parties, birthdays, class parties, family reunions, conferences and meetings, the Event Center has the ability to host multiple events at one time in the two banquet rooms available in the facility.

The Nash Room located upstairs has the capacity to hold up to 350 people with a full dance floor, and the Edgecombe Room on the lower level can hold up to 650 people with a full dance floor. These flexible rooms have the ability to be broken down to accommodate smaller groups looking to have a more intimate setting. The rooms can be customized to the client’s personal preference and depending on the type of event hosted, Pittman said.

The 75,000-square-foot field house has begun to book sporting events for the latter part of 2018 and early part of 2019, beginning with the trick-shot Harlem Globetrotters on Nov. 4, which will mark the center's grand opening.

The space has the ability to hold up to 4,000 spectators with a two-sided observation deck as well as 135 seats with additional standing room. The field house has the capability to accommodate at minimum of 1,000-plus people for those who are looking to hold large weddings, social events and parties.

“When booking events at the Rocky Mount Event Center, a great perk is the in-house catering provided to all bookings,” Pittman said. “Options include buffet-style themed breakfast, lunch and dinner; plated entrees; action and carving stations; and customizable to any menu option

Jacqueline Elder, the center's food and beverage sales manager, said she's excited about what’s to come.

“The Rocky Mount Event Center gives the Rocky Mount area the opportunity to make their dream events a reality no matter what one’s budget may be,” Elder said. “Big or small, we are here to accommodate all.”

For booking information for meeting rooms and banquet space, contact Elder at jelder@sportadvisory.com or info@rockymountevents.com.

For booking inquires contact Marcus Murrell at mmurrell@sportadvisory.com.

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