The Cliffs Event Team Receives 2016 National Association of Catering & Events Industry Award

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2016 NACE Awards - Best Team Event & Best Table Presentation of the Year

The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) recognized The Cliffs Event Team with two top honors during the NACE Experience! 2016 Conference and Expo held in Ft. Lauderdale, F.L. NACE honored The Cliffs with the 2016 NACE Award for the Industry’s Best Table Presentation of the Year for its Ladies Member-Guest Golf Tournament luncheon Rubies on the Green.

President of The Cliffs Clubs, David Sawyer, congratulated the events team and stated, “We are so proud of The Cliffs Event Team for once again winning a national industry award for their tireless contributions to creating lifelong memories for our members and their guests,” Sawyer said. “The bar is raised even higher now, and we look forward to our future award-winning events at The Cliffs.” The Cliffs had stiff competition with the Bellagio, MGM Grand, Ceasars Palace and the International School of Hospitality. In 2015, The Cliffs Event Team won the NACE Award for Best Team Event of the Year and the 2015 NACE Award for Best Social Event Production of the Year.

The 2016 Ladies Member-Guest Golf Tournament theme "If The Shoe Fits" was incorporated throughout the entire three-day event. With golf being the primary event, the team hosted a luncheon dubbed “Rubies on the Green” that incorporated Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from The Wizard of Oz. The event team crafted hand-made ruby slippers for each table with a candy apple at each place setting with a unique quote from the film and popcorn.

The "Table Presentation of the Year" award recognizes outstanding design and décor for an event table, including but not limited to guest, buffet or conceptual tables. A conceptual table would be considered a “best of show” display piece where several elements of a table theme would be included to showcase all products; for example, those tables as seen at bridal shows and industry table-top competitions.

The Cliffs hosts a variety of events, including golf outings, weddings, corporate retreats, business meetings, and other special occasions. The Cliffs Event Team handles every event from the initial planning stages to day-of execution. If you are interested in hosting your next private event at one of The Cliffs’ seven communities, please contact the Event Sales Team at (855) 755-1443 or visit

About The Cliffs

The Cliffs is a collection of seven premier private, luxury residential mountain and lake communities located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the western Carolinas, between two of the nation’s top award-winning cities for quality of life – Greenville, S.C. and Asheville, N.C. – and Clemson, S.C. – home to top-ranked Clemson University. The Cliffs’ suite of amenities for members includes seven clubs, seven championship golf courses, six wellness centers, boating, watersports, marina, beach club, cycling, paddle sports, tennis complexes, equestrian center, hiking trails, wakeboarding, wine clubs, 50 restaurant and private event venues, an organic farm and more than 4,000 year-round social activities to create timeless experiences. Homes at The Cliffs range in price from $350,000 to $6 million+; homesites, from $125,000. For more information about The Cliffs, visit or call 866-411-5771.

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