• Nantucket White Elephant Village Reveals New Ballroom

     
    POSTED September 29, 2016
     

Nantucket’s White Elephant Village in Massachusetts has opened its new 4,200-square-foot ballroom and conference center. The center, which has both a ballroom and boardroom, accommodates six to 300 guests. It’s located on South Beach Street, a short walk from town. The space will be part of the award-winning Nantucket Island Resorts portfolio alongside hotels that have been ranked among the best in the world by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

“We see the opening of the new space as a positive sign that the demand for events on Nantucket continues to grow,” says Khaled Hashem, managing director of Nantucket Island Resorts. “The ballroom and conference center will further enable us to accommodate smaller meetings and cocktail receptions as well as larger weddings and occasions.”

Massachusetts-based Signature Architects Inc. and Group One transformed what was once housing quarters for sailors in the 1940s into a multi-functional space. They incorporated warm colors and large windows to give the space plenty of natural sunlight. Polished oak floor, grand wooden chandeliers and a Nantucket style bring the room together.

The ballroom is meant for large events and weddings, it hosts up to 300 people. It can also be split into two medium-sized meeting rooms that accommodate between 22 and 300 guests; the boardroom can seat up to 22 people.

White Elephant’s Brant Point Grill will do the catering. Well-known on the island for its locally sourced produce and 400-bottle wine list, Brant Point Grill recently won Wine Spectator’s annual “2016 Restaurant Wine Awards.”

“We’re looking forward to extending our high level of service and fine cuisine guests expect from our properties to our newest event space,” says Tania Jones, director of the White Elephant Village.

Guests staying at the hotel can use its heated pools, fitness center and cabanas. They also can use Nantucket Island Resort’s pre-arrival concierge to help plan their visit.

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