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Unique Venues Best of Winners




Unique Venues would like to recognize the Best of the Best. These venues were chosen by planners and readers as the best in the industry. These award winning venues represent categories ranging from “Best Earth-Friendly Venue” to “Best City Center.”







Best City Center Venue and Best Venue for Transportation Access

Winner: Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia USA
Contact: Sravanthi Meka at 404-216-8058
Georgia Tech offers exceptional views of the Atlanta Skyline

Best Conference Center

Winner: UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Lake Arrowhead, California USA
Contact: Cassiopeia Figueroa at 909-337-2478
The Main Lodge at the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Conference Center

Best Earth-Friendly Venue

Winner: Carleton University, Conference Services

Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Contact: Kendra Reay at 613-520-2600

Best Event Package

Winner: The Oasis Centre

Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Contact: Christine Dimler at 780-451-9227 ext 228
The Oasis Centre

Best High-Tech Venue

Winner: Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, Illinois USA
Contact: Stan Hansen at 773-753-2583
Cocktail Reception in Chicago

Best Marketing Collateral

Winner: Simmons College

Boston, Massachusetts USA
Contact: Nikki Vanderpol at 617-521-2288
Simmons College

Best Meeting Package

Winner: The Conference Center at Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey USA
Contact: Kaitlin Kurdyla at 973-655-3391
University Hall Conference Center

Best Outdoor/Rooftop Event Space

Winner: Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Exshaw, Alberta Canada
Contact: John Boardman at (403) 673-3858
Chilver Lake at Sunset - Camp Chief Hector, Canmore, Canadian Rockies

Best Print Ad

Winner: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
Contact: Amy Leyden at 612-625-8876

Best Renovation

Winner: Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia USA
Contact: Nichole Smithson at 804-828-7465
Aerial photo of the VCU Monroe Park Campus

Best Small Market Venue

Winner: Boston College Connors Center

Dover, Massachusetts USA
Contact: Susan Burton at 617-552-9210
The Connors Center

Best Social Media Presence

Winner: Willowdale Estate

Topsfield, Massachusetts USA
Contact: Noah Quist at 978-887-8211
Surrounded by state forest, Willowdale Estate is private and memorable.

Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event

Winner: The Marcum Hotel & Conference Center

Oxford, Ohio USA
Contact: Kathy Crowley at (513)529-6096

Best Venue for Expos and Tradeshows

Winner: Keep Memory Alive Event Center

Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Contact: David Watts at (702) 263-9797
Exterior of Keep Memory Alive Event Center

Best Venue for Formal Affairs

Winner: Ohio Union at The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio USA
Contact: Karen Narwicz at 614-292-9835
Ohio Union is Perfect for Large Conferences, Meetings, and Events

Best Venue for Small Gatherings

Winner: Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center

Arlington, Virginia USA
Contact: Larissa LaCour at 571-858-3030
Falls Church Foyer

Best Venue for Team Building

Winner: The College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, Virginia USA
Contact: Mariellynn D. Maurer at 757-221-4084
Wedding Receptions

Best Venue for When the Meeting’s Over

Winner: Nationals Park

Washington, District of Columbia USA
Contact: Heather Lamb at 202-640-7096

Best Venue for When the Meeting’s Over

Winner: RockRidge Canyon Conference and Retreat Centre

Princeton, British Columbia Canada
Contact: Shelley Austin at 250-870-9030
Welcome to RockRidge Canyon where blue skies and starry nights await.

Best Venue to Film a Movie or TV Show

Winner: College of Saint Elizabeth

Morristown, New Jersey USA
Contact: Patty Devlin at 973-290-4384

Best Venue to Gather for the Day

Winner: University of British Columbia - Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Contact: Sarah Johnston at 604-822-1060

Best Website

Winner: Bishop's University

Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada
Contact: Martine Couture at 1-819-822-9651
Bishop's University - founded in 1843
Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110