When considering a location for their groups, many meeting planners look for unique venues to provide the wow factor. We are used to hosting or attending events at; museums, art galleries and aquariums. And, don’t get me wrong, many of those venues are an excellent setting for the type of event that is being hosted.
But, more and more planners are looking for that extra punch. Often it’s the attractions and events that a meeting planner uses to promote attendance for their meeting.
One factor that I always try to keep in mind when proposing venues to potential clients is: could the attendees utilize the venue on their own. In other words, I want to provide a unique experience that is tailored only to the group itself. A place that isn’t available to the general public.
Unique Venues and Their Uses
Unique Party Venues – this abandoned water tower atop a building in Chelsea was used to host an invitation only party event.
This abandoned warehouse was used as a unique venue for an upscale dinner event.
A cave on the edge of the beach is the perfect setting for a unique wedding venue.
An airport hangar, complete with a parked airplane, makes an ideal corporate venue setting.
This antiques warehouse was used for a private dinner event.
Unique venues are a great way to offer something that is only available to the attendees. Meeting and event planners are always looking for unique venues to host a special event. For many suppliers, it’s the type of venues proposed that can win them the overall piece of business. Another bonus to using unique spaces is that the decor is in the space itself – and that can save you big time on your budget.