Trade show season is upon us, and it seems to come up even more quickly with each passing year! That’s why we’re helping to highlight some of this year’s best venues to host a trade show in New England. Not only is New England a popular location to hold expos and trade shows, it is easy to travel to and offers many opportunities for fun learning experiences after the work is over!
Hampshire College – Located in Amherst, Massachusetts and with a capacity of 850 guests, the Robert Crown Center, Hampshire College’s 8,000 sq. ft. field house, is an ideal location in New England for large group presentations, performances, banquets, and trade shows. The adjoining Bridge Café can be used in combination with the Crown Center for social gatherings, happy hours, breakout space, or dining throughout the event. This charming 800-acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley and is close to major highways, bus lines, train stations, and airports that provide easy access for travelers coming in from out of town. The staff at Hampshire College is happy to help plan, schedule, and execute your special event and all the details that go into a successful gathering.
Just south of Hampshire College, you can find Springfield College, located in beautiful Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus is situated on 114 meticulously landscaped acres on Lake Massasoit and centrally located to highways and transportation; Bradley International Airport is a quick thirty-minute drive, and there are a handful of bus and train terminals within ten minutes of the campus, so it is easily accessed by conference attendees and event guests. There are numerous event facilities available on campus, from the Fuller Arts Center’s Appleton Auditorium, The Harold C. Smith Learning Commons, Hickory Hall, and several spaces in the Flynn Campus Union, among others. If you’re looking for affordability, versatility, and an accommodating team of conference staff to work with, Springfield College is your place!
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Last up on our New England tour of campuses to host an event or trade show at is University of Massachusetts Lowell. This scenic and historic campus is just a quick trip northwest from Boston and appeals to event planners for its convenient location, size, and available technology services for events. If you’re planning to host a trade show near Boston, the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center is a great option. With 15,000 square feet of available space to use, there are several ways to utilize the Conference Center for your event. You can select from board rooms, breakout meeting spaces, and of course the ballrooms for a tradeshow or conference at this hotel. The on-site lodging and in-house restaurant make it easy to entertain business professionals, trade show attendees, and out-of-town guests for your conference or event!
All of these campuses offer a plethora of options when it comes to hosting an event, and they all have surrounding areas that are home to museums, historic buildings, and cultural events that will keep you and your guests entertained even after the conference or trade show is over. Learn more on our site or contact one of our team members to start the booking process today – check out some more Top Pick New England Trade Show venues below!
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|University of Massachusetts Lowell
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