Excellent, reasonably priced dining, fun attractions and a family-oriented vibe make the Northshore a great spot for your family reunion. Let the St. Tammany Parish Tourist & Convention Commission help you plan a great reunion. We have the staff and expertise to assist you with hotel room blocks, venues for events, offsite activities and much more.
Here, in St Tammany Parish, we make every attempt to ensure you have the most successful reunion ever. Instead of contacting every hotel in the area, let us do the leg work for you. We can send out mass emails and have the hotels and venues contact you with prices and menus. By email, snail mail or telephone, the hotels and venues will bid on your event. From there, you'll have the resources to easily select your host hotel and venue for the banquet while planning your offsite activities in the most efficient manner.
Remember, no price is set in stone; there is always room for negotiation. For example, some hotels will give you a complimentary room for every 25 rooms rented. Some even have a sliding scale price for food and beverage if you're considering having your banquet there. The more food required, the less the room rental: some hotels will even offer complimentary rooms. When it comes to offsite activities, group rates will be offered under most circumstances.
You may even consider getting a hospitality room at the host hotel for the day of arrival. This will allow everyone the opportunity to meet and greet. Meeting in the hospitality room before the reunion begins is a great time and place to discuss plans for the duration of the stay and to hand out itineraries. The pool area is an ideal place for the hospitality gathering spot. This will allow the adults to be close to the kids while enjoying adult conversation. Many people will mix and mingle, so having enough seating for everyone is not critical.
Most hotels will allow food to be brought into the hospitality room. Most hospitality rentals are the same or even less than sleeping rooms.
St. Tammany Parish is a great place for your next reunion. Centrally located at the intersection of three major interstates - I-10, 12 and 59 - we have something for everyone. We specialize in off-site activities, and we'll also help you find accommodations and venues. Your group can enjoy a swamp tour in our pristine Honey Island Swamp or come face to face with an alligator at Insta-Gator Alligator Ranch and Hatchery.
If you're looking for fine dining, bring your appetite. We offer many critically acclaimed restaurants to satisfy all cravings. Get ready to soak up a little local flavor at one of our many free outdoor concerts, street fairs and festivals. All this, and we are only an hour away from Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
We can't wait to host your next reunion!
If you would like to bring your family reunion to St. Tammany Parish, please contact Zondra Jones or Tanya Leader at 1-800-634-9443.