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Facilities & Food

 Family finances and expenses may dictate the search for the right facility, but often the family reunion is perceived as a time for a vacation and members want a nice place. If there is a particular purpose for the reunion, e.g., bringing people together primarily to get to know each other, a more isolated area may be more desirable. On the other hand, if family members have said they want to spend time on their own, look for a facility near shopping and amusements.

The local Convention and Visitors Bureau can be very helpful in providing assistance. In addition to hotels, consider conference centers, state parks with housing facilities, resorts, and college campuses. All of the activities do not have to be held where people are housed. Picnics may be held in a park or banquets may be held at the local museum.

Eating is an important event at the reunion. People like to have plenty of good food. The choice of a facility sometimes dictates the food arrangements. Some require you to use their food service; others offer a meal plan. Confirm all arrangements in your negotiations with hotels and in the information package you send to your family members.

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