2011 LFC Social Events
We have three social events planned that are each included with your registration fees.
Welcome reception – Sunday May 22nd 6-9pm
The conference will open with a welcome reception on Sunday evening at the Riverview Terrace, located at the end of the Coastline Conference & Event Center and directly adjacent to the hotel. The Riverview Terrace includes a large open-floor indoor space along with ample outdoor decks with views of the Cape Fear River. The location will provide a relaxed setting for conference attendees to meet with new and old friends. A large variety of heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served along with locally brewed beer, wine, iced tea & water.
Sunset aboard the USS Battleship North Carolina – Monday May 23rd 6-10pm
On Monday evening, conference attendees will be transported by chartered water taxi across the river to the USS Battleship North Carolina. A variety of seafood fare including fish, shrimp, and oysters will be served on the fantail of the ship, looking out over the Cape Fear River, while the sun sets over the bow. Guests will have access to all areas of the ship normally open to the public and are free to roam about throughout the evening. The water taxi service will run continually throughout the night to transport guests back to the hotel. Locally brewed beer, wine, and other beverages will be provided for guests. Learn more about the USS Battleship North Carolina HERE.
Conference banquet at the Bellamy Mansion
The final social will be the traditional LFC banquet, held at the historic Bellamy Mansion, a 22-room antebellum home built on the eve of the US Civil War. The mansion is located at the corner of Market and 5th Streets and is a leisurely 15 minute walk from the hotel. The home boasts three stories filled with historical artifacts, large wrap-around outdoor porches, and beautiful expansive gardens. Guests will be treated to a variety of delicious food and drink as they explore the home and surrounding gardens. We also plan to have live music performed by a local artist. Learn more about the Bellamy Mansion HERE.