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An Industry Best! Unique Venues Announces The Return of the Third Annual "Best Of Awards" to Recognize 2016 Standouts


Thu, 04/28/2016
Meeting and event planners will vote in 24 categories specific to non-traditional venues

EDWARDS, COLORADO (April 28, 2016) – Who will be the winner for the best venue to film a movie or television show in 2016? Who will beat out the competition to be named best venue for spiritual and wellness gatherings? The 55,000-plus meeting and event planners who use Unique Venues will decide by casting their votes in the third annual Best of Awards this summer. Since 2013, the membership organization connecting planners with unique event spaces has doled out the prestigious awards, a first for the niche industry.

“Everyone benefits from the Unique Venues Best of Awards,” says Founder Michele Nichols. “Our planner network gets to have a voice in deciding the best venues, our members are honored after years of being overlooked by traditional hospitality award programs, and the overall recognition brings us one step closer to carving out our industry and demonstrating our professionalism.”

The awards cover 24 categories, including:
Best Venue to Film Movie/TV Shows
Best Venue on a Per Diem
Best Venue for Formal Affairs
Best Venue for Expos/Tradeshows
Best Outdoor/Rooftop Event Space
Best Unique/Locally-Sourced Catering
Best Venue for LGBTQ Events
Best High-Tech Venue
Best Venue for When the Meeting’s Over
Best Venue for Small Gatherings
Best Venue for Reunions
Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups
Best Venue to Gather for the Day
Best City Center Venue
Best Venue for Transportation
Best Venue for Spiritual/Wellness Gatherings
Best Earth-Friendly Venue
Best Training/Development Venue
Best Suburban/Rural Venue
Best Website
Best Print Ad
Best Social Media Presence
Best Marketing Collateral
Unique Venues Professional of the Year

Winners will be announced in the winter edition of Unique Venues magazine.

About Unique Venues
Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues, and the planners looking for them, for the past 30 years. The marketing and membership company has grown to be the largest online database in the U.S. and Canada with member venues including colleges and universities, historical and cultural venues, arenas and stadiums, camps and retreat centers, conferences and business centers and other special event venues. Services include free RFP submissions; assisted searches and a quarterly magazine distribution that help planners find the perfect fit every time.

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