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  unique venues blog

Food for Thought: Creative Southern Catering Ideas

Published on: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 09:00 by mandy in Planner Tips,

Our team just returned from our Annual Marketing Conference where we spent two days equipping our member venues with the latest and greatest in terms of marketing venues. We aim to give our members enough take-aways that they leave with new ideas, fresh marketing initiatives, and a few business cards of fellow members who understand the unique skillsets needed for planning events at non-traditional event venues.

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How to Make Attendees Beg for More Time In A Session

Published on: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:50 by mandy in Planner Tips,

When you look at the schedule for a conference, what is the first thing you see and think “Yeah, I’ll skip that session”. Or “Ugg, not that again?!”.

Roundtable discussions.

But the truth is, round tables can lead to good discussions, if they are moderated correctly. They lead to the discussion and networking that attendees crave.
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Craft Your Next Meeting Experience

Published on: Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00 by mandy in Historical & Cultural,

We know that the perfect meeting includes a mix of whimsy, people, professional programming, a cool venue, and maybe even a little bit of bourbon.

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Published on: Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:17 by mandy in Colleges & Universities,

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all of our meeting planners and venues in Canada! How are you celebrating this special holiday?

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Finding Meeting Venues Off the Beaten Path

Published on: Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:09 by todd in Conference & Business Centers, Planner Tips, Venues,

When it comes to holding meetings in the business world, most people immediately think of the most popular metropolitan areas – New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. While these locations do offer plenty of wonderful venues to hold meetings, does this mean corporations stationed in more rural areas need to travel hundreds of miles to host an event? Parts of the US that aren't renowned for urban development can still hold fully staffed meetings at fancy yet affordable locations, if you know where to look.
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Eco Friendly Practices for Event Planning

Published on: Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:27 by todd in

Check out our latest infographic for eco friendly practices for event planning suitable for your organization's next meeting or event.

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UVAMC: Excitement is Climbing The Charts!

Published on: Fri, 10/03/2014 - 09:00 by mandy in Marketing Tips,

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3 Tips for Engaging Millennial Event Attendees

Published on: Fri, 09/26/2014 - 09:00 by mandy in Marketing Tips,

Have you thought about who is attending your events? Ever wonder how to keep them engaged while learning in order to return to their offices with new ideas? We have a few ideas to keep your millennial event attendees engaged while creating a unique experience for all conference guests....read more >>


Party Planning: 6 Tips for Children's Parties

Published on: Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:00 by mandy in Planner Tips,

Are you faced with planning a child's birthday? Feeling the pressures of creating a Pinterest-worthy 1st birthday party for your attendees to leave feeling wowed? Let us breakdown a few trends for you so that you can run off an plan your child's next party.

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When Disaster Strikes: A Venue's Perspective

Published on: Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:15 by jason in Colleges & Universities,

Events come with complications but have you ever thought about what the venue staff encounters when disaster strikes? We asked Jason Walley from UCLA to share with us their experience with their own disaster this past summer.

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”

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