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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 Website.”

Best Earth-Friendly Venue

Winner: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Banff, Alberta Canada
Contact: 877-760-4595
Banff Centre is located in the heart of Banff National Park

Best High-Tech Venue

Winner: Attune Washington DC

Washington, District of Columbia USA
Contact: Sales Contact at 866-971-4246

Best Large-Market Venue

Winner: Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia USA
Contact: John Nussear at 404-894-2469

Best Marketing Campaign

Winner: The Regency Center

San Francisco, California USA
Contact: Leah Fitzsimmons at 415-447-4908

Best Mid-Market Venue

Winner: The Mountain Winery

Saratoga, California USA
Contact: Raihni Vaughn at 408-913-1720

Best Outdoor Event Space

Winner: University of British Columbia - Vancouver

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

Best Renovation/Addition

Winner: Boston University

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

Best Small-Market Venue

Winner: Boston College Connors Center

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

Best Social Media Presence

Winner: Galena Country Tourism

Galena, Illinois USA
Contact: Justin Helle at 815-776-9200
Trolley on Galena's Historic Main Street

Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event

Winner: Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise Initiative

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Contact: 604-659-3456

Best Venue for Concerts or Shows

Winner: The Theatre at Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie, Texas USA
Contact: Amy Simon at 972.854.5081

Best Venue for Conferences

Winner: Maritime Conference Center

Linthicum Heights, Maryland USA
Contact: Jill Porter at (443) 989-3509

Best Venue for Corporate Events

Winner: Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, Illinois USA
Contact: Stan Hansen at 773-753-2583
Holiday Events in Chicago

Best Venue for Day Meetings

Winner: OFFSITE New York

New York, New York USA
Contact: Shaun Kessler at 212-366-1828

Best Venue for Expos and Trade Shows

Winner: Pacific National Exhibition

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Contact: Richard Purcell at 604-252-3592

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 Life Events

Winner: The Conference Center at Montclair State University

Montclair, New Jersey USA
Contact: Kaitlin Kurdyla at 973-655-3391

Best Venue for Locally Sourced Catering

Winner: University of California, Davis

Davis, California USA
Contact: Kari Heidrick at 530-754-1905

Best Venue for Spiritual/Wellness Gathering

Winner: RockRidge Canyon: BC Retreat Centre

Princeton, British Columbia Canada
Contact: Jesse Hockin at 250-870-9030
RockRidge Canyon Retreat Centre

Best Venue for Team Building

Winner: Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies

Estes Park, Colorado USA
Contact: Arlyn Crowfoot at 970-586-3341
4-seasons of fun Hotel-style rooms

Best Venue for Unique Experiences

Winner: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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

Best Venue for Weddings

Winner: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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

Best Venue for Youth Retreats & Camps

Winner: University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, Maryland USA
Contact: Joseph Criscuoli at 301-314-7884

Best Venue to Film a Movie or TV Show

Winner: Royal Roads University

Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Contact: Lorraine Burtoi at 250-391-2666

Best Website

Winner: Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau

Scranton, Pennsylvania USA
Contact: Alexa Peregrim at 570.468.8625

Professional of the Year

Winner: University of New Brunswick Conference Services

Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada
Contact: Julia McDevitt at 506-458-7298