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Top Pick Venues in New York and New Jersey

Top Pick Venues in New York and New Jersey

Planning an event in the New York/New Jersey area leaves one with endless options and wondering where to start. Lucky for you, Unique Venues features an array of non-traditional spaces in the area to make planning your next occasion a breeze.

No matter what type of event you are planning, there’s a chance the Conference Center at Montclair State University is the right choice for you. Set on the seventh floor of the University Hall, the conference center is only 15 miles from New York City, making it an ideal location for your next business meeting, seminar or even wedding. Montclair State University’s beautiful, suburban campus is located in Montclair, New Jersey and features a million-dollar panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline that will leave your breathless. The Conference Center offers up to 6,300 square feet of event space and can accommodate up to 500 guests or be arranged for smaller, more intimate gatherings. Flexibility is one of its specialties with movable walls within the ballroom that can create up to six separate rooms. The catering department provides a dining environment that is set to exceed you and your guests’ expectations and is committed to providing service and menu flexibility for your event. During the summer months, guests have the option to lodge on campus in the suite-style residence halls with access to a service desk and staff that can assist with check ins and outs, general info and other services. The Conference Center was the 2020 winner of Unique Venues Best Venue for Day Meetings and runner up for Best High-Tech Venue. So, don’t delay, call the dedicated staff at the Conference Center and book your next big event.

Next, we head out to the Jersey Shore and Georgian Court University located conveniently between New York City and Philadelphia. Nestled in Lakewood, New Jersey on 155 scenic acres, the venue contains architecture that is full of rich history and splendor. This paired with state-of-the-art technology, modern conference spaces and both grand and modest attractive event spaces combine to make Georgian Court University the best of both worlds and a perfect place to host your next conference or special event. The Conference and Special Events team prides itself on being a one stop shop for all your planning needs. The staff of planning professionals are willing and able to handle every detail and advise you on ways to customize your occasion to make it the best event it can possibly be. Complete dining and reception packages are available through campus dining services managed by Chartwell’s Inc. Georgian Court is also ideal for retreats, camps and social events thanks to its onsite pool, vintage bowling alley, basketball courts and beautiful gardens. Up to 350 overnight guests can rest easy in the summer through a mix of air-conditioned residence halls and suite/apartment style accommodations. Contact the CSE at GCU office today and discuss hosting your next occasion at the Jersey Shore.

And finally, it’s out to Long Island and the hidden gem of Garden City, home to Adelphi University and the departure location of Charles Lindbergh’s historic 1927 solo transatlantic flight. Established over 120 years ago, Adelphi University is conveniently located just 25 miles west of New York City and perhaps more importantly, just 10 miles from the beaches of Long Island. Whether you are planning a training session, your next corporate meeting, a reception or even a performance, the Event Management team is ready to assist you in creating a memorable and successful event. Able to accommodate up to 1,000 overnight guests, the Garden City campus offers on-site catering for everything from coffee service to full breakfast, to light lunch or complete gala full-service dinner. Guests will be charmed by downtown Garden City as they are within walking distance to the shops and restaurants that give the area its distinct sense of character. Contact the office of Auxiliary and Event Services today and find what’s possible when you choose Adelphi.

Still searching? Check out more great options in the New York/New Jersey area.

Verizon Executive Education
Center at Cornell Tech

New York, NY
Conference Center
at RWJ Hamilton

Mercerville, NJ
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
Georgian Court University
Lakewood, NJ
Niagara University's Center for Conferences and Events
Niagara University, NY
The Conference Center at Montclair State University
Montclair, NY
MetLife Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
Manhattan College
Bronx, NY
Have you been searching for the perfect backdrop to your client's next conference, meeting, training, wedding, party, or special event? Unique Venues has been providing professional planners - like you - free venue finding services for 35 years. Our Venue advisors are passionate about matching our unique spaces with your RFP requirements. There is no fee to use our venue finding services or for submitting an RFP for one of the venues listed on and Call us toll free at 877-244-6110 or email today!