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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


Winner: Vantage Venues

Toronto, Ontario Canada
Contact: Annmarie Brunka at 416-366-4228

Best Conference Center


Winner: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

Athens, Georgia USA
Contact: Elizabeth Hovell at 706-542-2654
Masters Hall

Best Earth-Friendly Venue


Winner: Colorado State University

Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Contact: Jen Birach at 970-491-0416
1 square mile contained campus

Best Event Package


Winner: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

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

Best High-Tech Venue


Winner: Enclave

Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Contact: David Watts at 702-747-9900
Signature Room

Best Marketing Collateral


Winner: University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana USA
Contact: Megan Akatu at 574-631-1400
Dahnke Ballroom in Duncan Student Center

Best Meeting Package


Winner: The Conference Center at Waltham Woods

Waltham, Massachusetts USA
Contact: 781-434-7499

Best Outdoor/Rooftop Event Space


Winner: President Lincoln's Cottage

Washington, District of Columbia USA
Contact: Shayla Roland at 202-688-3734

Best Print Ad


Winner: University of Delaware Conference and Event Services

Newark, Delaware USA
Contact: Polly Weir at 302-831-3714
Residence Hall

Best Renovation


Winner: University of California, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California USA
Contact: Lauren Weiner at 805-893-3072
University Campus on the Ocean

Best Small Market Venue


Winner: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Springfield, Illinois USA
Contact: Britta Brackney at 217-558-8873

Best Social Media Presence


Winner: Southern Exchange Ballrooms

Atlanta, Georgia USA
Contact: Jesse Lirette at 404-522-5522
Whitehall Ballroom, southern exchange ballrooms.

Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event


Winner: Grant Humphreys Mansion

Denver, Colorado USA
Contact: Rita Rollman at 303-894-2505

Best Venue for Expos and Tradeshows


Winner: Chase Center on the Riverfront

Wilmington, Delaware USA
Contact: John Casagrande at 302-425-3929
View inside Atrium Lobby

Best Venue for Expos and Tradeshows


Winner: MetLife Stadium

East Rutherford, New Jersey USA
Contact: Special Events at (201) 559-1710

Best Venue for Formal Affairs


Winner: The National Archives Museum

Washington, District of Columbia USA
Contact: Special Events Department at 202-357-5404

Best Venue for Reunions


Winner: Silver Bay YMCA - Conference and Family Retreat Center on Lake George

Silver Bay, New York USA
Contact: Conference Services at 518-543-8833
View of Silver Bay YMCA Campus

Best Venue for Small Gatherings


Winner: Historic Rosemont Manor

Berryville, Virginia USA
Contact: Corporate and Special Events at 540-955-2834
Historic Rosemont Manor is where Elegance Meets History

Best Venue for Spiritual/Wellness Gathering


Winner: Boston College Connors Center

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

Best Venue for Team Building


Winner: The Conference Center at Montclair State University

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

Best Venue for Transportation Access


Winner: Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts USA
Contact: Miranda McLean at 617-353-3520

Best Venue for Unique or Locally Sourced Catering


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: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

La Jolla, California USA
Contact: Ioana Vladescu at (858) 822-5439

Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups


Winner: University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, Maryland USA
Contact: Joseph Criscuoli at 301-314-7884
A University Experience...with Honors!

Best Venue to Film a Movie or TV Show


Winner: The Polygon Gallery

North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Contact: Faye Bednarczyk at 778-288-4456
The Freybe/Exhibition Gallery: "First Night" Gala

Best Venue to Gather for the Day


Winner: OFFSITE Chicago

Chicago, Illinois USA
Contact: Madeline Yastrow at 312.655.8000

Best Website


Winner: Crooked Can Brewery

Orlando, Florida USA
Contact: Jennifer Farber at 407-456-7144

Professional of the Year


Winner: Arrowhead Stadium

Kansas City, Missouri USA
Contact: Kimberly Kruse at 816-920-4995
Arrowhead
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