Throughout the past year, we’ve learned that the best way to overcome hardship is to lean on each other – unfortunately, the novel coronavirus pandemic has made that quite (literally!) impossible. As the world returns back to what we consider our new normal, we’d like to take a minute to highlight some corporate spaces and wide-open places perfect for your upcoming conference or gathering!
Regardless of how many people you work with or how many times you’ve been able to safely meet, the quarantine lifestyle that’s necessary to keep COVID-19 at bay is far from easy. With that being said, we’ve put together a list for you to take some of the stress out of your next meeting or event.
The Cook Museum of Natural Science
Spread your wings (6 feet apart) in Monarch Hall at the Cook Museum of Natural Science! Their 5,000 square-foot event venue, Monarch Hall, can accommodate small to large-size events, including wedding receptions, corporate dinners, luncheons, off-site training, and more. In addition to Monarch Hall, the Cook Museum of Natural Science has several other meeting spaces that are perfect for your meeting or event.
Ingalls Harbor Pavilion
Ingalls Harbor has quickly become one of the best boat launch sites in the nation, attracting many nationally-acclaimed sport fishing tournaments each year. Did you know that you can reserve the pavilion for your corporate event? Talk about a meeting with a view! This 27,000 square foot building offers plenty of room to spread out with an open-air option to make you feel like you’re actually outdoors.
The Magnolia Room
Looking for an option close to our vibrant downtown? The Magnolia Room offers plenty of space to socially distance! The Magnolia Room is North Alabama’s premier banquet and event facility and is brand new with enough features and amenities to suit your needs, and trust us, they will do whatever they can to make your big day special.
Another ideal downtown meeting location is Sykes Place on Bank! Sykes Place is 4,000 square feet and situated right along beautiful, historic Bank Street. From celebrations marking company achievements to kick-offs for the future, they’ll make it all happen. Our friends at Sykes Place will fulfill your corporate needs with the highest level of professionalism.
The Witt House
The Witt House is one of Morgan County’s newest, unique venues that can host your next big corporate event. With over 20 acres of space, they are both an indoor and outdoor facility with a capacity of up to 500 people to ensure your event will go off without a problem rain or shine. Located right off I65, they are north centrally located for prime convenience.
The Turner-Surles Community Center is a state-of-the-art facility built with functionality in mind. This 3,672 square foot space offers plenty of room to spread out. Turner-Surles boasts an extra-large auditorium, 3 meeting rooms, game area, and more! Its convenient location near Etta Freeman park makes for the perfect outdoor lunch break option!
The entire staff at Decatur Morgan County Tourism takes pride in creating events that capture the flavor of our area. Working with our partner agencies, attractions, hotels, and restaurants, we pay careful attention to detail in the planning and execution of all that we undertake.
Do you need help planning your next corporate event? We’d be glad to help you! Let us welcome you to our family with open arms (figuratively speaking, of course!). Not only do you have the experience of the Decatur Morgan County Tourism team to help you find the right venue and hotel for your event, but our close relationships with our hospitality partners make it easy for all of us to plan and communicate together!