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Switch it Up with a University Venue

Switch it Up with a University Venue
Have you thought about taking your meetings from a generic hotel ballroom to a one-of-a-kind venue at a University? Check out these tips that Sandy Dawson provided in our most recent addition of the Unique Venues Magazine.


You’ll want to provide RFPs and secure your space several months to a year out from the date of your conference. Because universities have to be mindful of student and athletic schedules, the more notice, the better chance of getting your preferred date.


The best first step is to make contact with the conference coordinator right away, and give hm or her all of your specs in writing. It helps to ensure a smooth line of communication between you and the campus and also prevents anything important from being left out in those important initial conversations.


Colleges and universities usually have great food in their dining halls so you should look here first for meal options rather than outside catering. Many times you can arrange per person packages that will save your budget and bottom line.

Have you considered making the switch to a University venue? Get started today!
During this global pandemic, the team at Unique Venues has been working to serve our industry planners and venues with free resources including roundtables, webinars, and workshops. You can visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn about our upcoming programs this month and next that you may be interested in registering for. Be sure to follow Unique Venues on Facebook (@uniquevenues) and be on the lookout for Facebook Live sessions from Unique Venues CEO, Chuck Salem who will be providing tips and trends for weathering the storm.