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Planning a reunion?

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this your first time planning a reunion or celebration in Cabarrus County?  Spend some time exploring our site.  We’ve got resource lists, itineraries and all sorts of planning tools and services to help get you started.  In the meantime, here are some of the questions we hear most.

Transportation

Cabarrus County is easily accessible whether they are coming by land or by air.

By Air: The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located 20 minutes from Concord.

The Piedmont/Triad International Airport located in Greensboro is located north of Concord and is approximately 76 miles from Concord.

By Train: Amtrak trains make a stop in Kannapolis daily.

By Car: Cabarrus County is easily accessible by I-85, I-77, I-485 and I-40.

***Ample Motor coach parking at hotels and venues.***

Vendors

Is it easy to get the supplies and vendors that we will need for our planning? How about  reunion t-shirts, signs or party supplies? Can a local photographer take our portraits?
Yes…we have an extensive list of our partners that we deal with on a daily basis to  supply you with all your needs.

Attractions

Do we need to purchase our tickets for attractions in advance?
It is always a good idea to purchase your tickets to attractions in advance, particularly  when  you are with a large group.  Tickets can be purchased by contacting the particular  attraction on your itinerary.

How do we find out about multicultural attractions?
Please check out the Tours section on the website for ideas, as well as we can customize  a tour for you.

Dining and Hotels

What about catering?
Our Destination Planning Guide contains a list of some of Cabarrus Counties best caterers.

Are there restaurants that can accommodate large groups?
Cabarrus County  has group dining options for every budget.  Our Destination Planning Guide  contains a list of all our restaurants.

How do we know which hotels give a reunion discount?
The Cabarrus County CVB can point you in the right direction when you are ready to  make  those hotel contacts.  Let us do it for you.  Give us a call at (704) 456-7970 or 1-800-848-3740.

Tours

How do we go about arranging tours for our group?
We have several top tour guides that are members of the Cabarrus County CVB.   Just let us know your ideas and we will connect you with the perfect guide.

Resources

When is your staff available to answer our questions?
Our staff is available Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm at (704) 456-7970 or 1-800-848-3740.

Can you help us develop a “Welcome packet” for our members?
Yes.  Call us at (704) 456-7970 or 1-800-848-3740 to request brochures, maps and gift items for your bags.

Limitless Choices for Your Reunion:
Reunions can take any shape:  an all-day picnic at one of our beautiful parks, an afternoon touring Race Shops or a formal dinner at a banquet hall, we have it all here in Concord.Call us for unlimited ideas to make your reunion a memorable and fun for everyone.

(704) 456-7970 or 1-800-848-3740.

Planning Your Budget

When it comes to reunions, planning is the key.  Your budget is no exception.  A smart budget  can help keep reunion costs in check and guide you as you make decisions.  Use our Budget Worksheet  to figure out the approximate cost of your reunion.  Once you have a total cost of the reunion then divide that amount by the number of people attending.  This will give you the cost per person.  You may have to juggle the numbers to come up with an amount-per-person that is reasonable for your participants. Assign a treasurer to be responsible for collecting and handling the money for all purchases.

Fundraising Ideas:
Once you get started on your Budget Worksheet , you may decide that you need extra moneys to help defray expenses for the reunion.  Try these fun suggestions for fundraising and get everyone involved.

  • Garage Sales
  • Bake Sales
  • Raffles
  • Selling mementos such as T-shirts, Caps, Pens, Buttons, Tote Bags, Water bottles  to take home with them while helping out with expenses.


Hotels, Group Dining and Group Facilities:
Whether you are listening to old stories, sharing a great meal or dancing the night away, the right venue can make a big difference during your reunion.  Choosing a conveniently located hotel can make group outings easy to organize.  Great restaurants and good food guarantees smiles and good feelings all around.  And if you’re organizing a private party or formal event as a part of your reunion, Cabarrus County has several event spaces of every size and style.

 
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