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Top Picks for Meetings and Events in the Empire State

Top Picks for Meetings and Events in the Empire State

Your next meeting calls you to the state of New York and with it a plethora of great venues to choose from that could take you in any direction across its diverse geography. At Unique Venues, we can help narrow this seemingly impossible decision with a few of our Top Picks from the Empire State.

Our first stop takes us out to Queens and St. John’s University. An easy 45-minute commute from the bustle of Manhattan, the University’s scenic campus is set in a tranquil suburban neighborhood. Having hosted thousands of conferences, the Queens campus has everything planners need for a successful event. Fifteen different buildings house over 200 flexible well equipped meeting facilities, classrooms, lecture halls, stadiums or auditoriums for up to 10,000 guests. State-of-the-art audio/visual technology and support are available throughout campus and delicious culinary service options are sure to please your guests. With its short distance from LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, easy accessibility by public transportation and ample free parking for commuters, St. John’s University - Queens is the can’t miss choice for your next event. Book now and let the professionals at the Office of Conference Services help you discover the affordable, flexible alternative to overpriced hotels in greater New York City.  

Next up we head out to Long Island and find 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.

If venturing out of the heart of New York City isn’t for you then we have just the place. The Cornell ILR Conference Center is located in the heart of midtown Manhattan in the historic RCA Victor Building. Committed to providing superior service to all guests, the conference center and its staff offer a unique professional atmosphere for hosting your next business event or educational conference. The center boasts nine state-of-the-art meeting rooms that are completely customizable and can accommodate groups from as small as two to as large as 110. Every meeting space is equipped with integrated technology and projection systems that are of no additional cost to you but sure to impress your guests. The ILR Conference Center can meet your food and beverage needs through their exclusive caterer set to handle all meals including breaks and receptions. Reach out to this amazing staff today and try the Cornell ILR Experience for your next great NYC event.

Check out all of our Top Picks in the Empire State!

St. John's University - Queens
Queens, NY
AMA New York Conference Center
New York, NY
ILR Conference Center - New York City
New York, NY
Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
Verizon Executive Education Center at Cornell Tech
New York, NY
Binghamton University
Binghamton, 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!