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Top Picks for Meeting in the West

Top Picks for Meeting in the West


“Go West, Young Man” was first coined in the 1850’s for the greater opportunities in the American West. Replace young man with planners and the phrase holds true today when searching the perfect location for your next big event. The Western U.S. is the largest region of the country covering more than half the land area of the United States and is geographically diverse offering rainforests, mountain ranges, great plains, deserts and ocean views to name just a handful. Come into contact with all of nature’s beauty when you decide to make plans at one of our Top Picks in the Western United States.

The first stop on our westward journey takes us to the Colorado School of Mines. Located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, set 15 miles from downtown Denver, this prestigious venue offers an ideal location for a variety of events including meetings, conferences, retreats and athletic camps. The school boasts over 30 different spaces to gather and can accommodate up to 4,000 attendees. Guests will never run out of things to do whether it’s staying local in Golden and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking and fly fishing or taking the Coors Brewery Tour. No matter the time of year, a quick drive into Downtown Denver offers fantastic shopping, diverse entertainment and unbeatable cultural offerings. Book now and take advantage of all the Rocky Mountain State has to offer at the Colorado School of Mines.

Next, we head to another school brimming with prestige, the University of New Mexico. This Desert Oasis is found in the heart of Albuquerque offering terrific year-round weather and beautiful architecture as the perfect setting for a variety of occasions including conferences, weddings, concerts or summer camps. Comprised of 21 meeting rooms, as well as a championship golf course great for a banquet, reception or meeting, this desert campus can hold events for up to 2,000 guests including 1,800 overnight. Guests in town for multiple days can enjoy the world’s longest tram ride to the top of the beautiful Sandia Mountains, hop on the Rail Runner Express for a day trip to Santa Fe or visit the remarkable historic Old Town first settled in the 1700’s. Let the conference and events team handle all the details for a stress-free planning experience at the University of New Mexico.

Situated on the doorstep of Seattle’s downtown core, you will find Seattle University and its lovely naturally landscaped 48-acre urban campus in the First Hill neighborhood also conveniently located just a few hours from Portland and Vancouver. With over 80 state-of-the-art meeting spaces, Seattle University can host up to 700 people. Through a partnership with Chartwells, the University has an innovative food court offering a variety of freshly made, locally sourced items and can customize a menu to any group’s need. While you may never want to leave once you are on the campus recognized as a “Washington State Backyard Sanctuary”, downtown is easily accessible by foot or bus and offers shopping, entertainment and world class restaurants. Learn more about all the phenomenal options Seattle U has to offer for your next meeting conference or special event.

Check out all of our Top Picks for Meetings and Events in the West:

South San Francisco Conference Center
San Francisco, CA
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO
Seattle University
Seattle, WA
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
Scottsdale Private Event Venues
Scottsdale, AZ
Alaska Sunset View Resort
Big Lake, AK
University of Washington - Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
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