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Unique Experiences - Volume 6

Unique Experiences - Volume 6

Don’t Just Plan an Event…Plan an EXPERIENCE!
By: Brian Finn, Marketing Advisor

Check our latest list of unique venues…with unique experiences. They have everything you need for a successful event - plus offer unique experiences that your guests will remember for years to come.

Break Free from Ordinary in Manhattan
Say goodbye to stuffy boardrooms and hello to the modern meeting space when you step foot inside the Verizon Executive Education Center at Cornell Tech. Centrally located in New York City, one subway stop from Midtown, the Verizon Center facilitates collaboration between the tech, academic and business sectors in a gathering place like no other. Able to accommodate up to 300 guests the center is comprised of three floors with breathtaking views perfect for academic conferences, executive programs, seminars, workshops and more. With state-of-the-art technology throughout, this Roosevelt Island location offers exclusivity and tranquility with all of the accessibility and connectivity expected of a venue in the heart of Manhattan.

Elevate your next meeting at the place that is redefining the landscape of executive event and conference spaces.

Head on Over to Hawk Hill
On the western edge of Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township you will find Saint Joseph’s University and the dedicated conference and events services team ready to host your next big event. While historic, this beautiful campus remains on the cutting-edge offering state of the art meeting rooms, fully equipped classrooms, recreational facilities and delicious in-house catering while able to host up to 400. Overnight guests will rest comfortably in mix of both private and shared accommodations and have full access to the vibrant cultural hub of Center City Philadelphia which is just 15 minutes away. Saint Joseph’s was founded on the guiding principle of growth and development and the event’s staff carries the same mission caring for every aspect of the guest experience.

Check out Saint Joe’s and experience the Brotherly Love.

High Tech Meetings in Alberta’s Great North
Whether you are planning an intimate meeting or a sophisticated conference, elevate your next event when you choose the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). With modern event spaces overlooking the Edmonton skyline, expert menus and professional services the NAIT team can help with every piece of the puzzle. And because they operate within an institute of technology, they can offer many custom experiences that match your group’s unique needs. From virtual reality to hockey, there is no limit to what you and your group can explore. After bringing your vision to life, prepare to be dazzled by NAIT’s award winning culinary team who will create a memorable and delicious guest experience under the belief that food and hospitality are the connectors that form lasting memories. Turn to the team at NAIT who will care for every detail of your event every step of the of the way.

Feel the kindness and let NAIT handle all your needs.

Chicago’s Underwater Escape
What’s more unique than offering the aquatic world as the backdrop for your next special event? That’s what’s possible when you book the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois. Here, guests are offered access to a variety of distinct event spaces along with access to the entire aquarium from archerfish to zebra sharks. Shedd Aquarium is known for thoughtfully incorporating its wildlife to provide the ultimate experience for its guests. Take for instance its signature Caribbean Reef exhibit that’s perfect for an elegant dinner or the re-creation of the Pacific Northwest Coastline complete with Pacific white-sided dolphins and beluga whales for a cocktail reception or the newly renovated Bubble Net event space which overlooks Lake Michigan’s shore for the ideal plated dinner. Let Azure, the joint venture between Sodexo and Shedd Aquarium, bring your vision to life and create an event your guests are sure to remember.

Let your imagination soar at Shedd Aquarium!

See the Stars and Your Next Event in St. Paul
Nestled in St. Paul, on the University of Minnesota campus you will find Minnesota’s official natural history museum and planetarium at the newly opened Bell Museum. Created as a museum without boundaries offering ways to dive deeper into the world around you, the Bell Museum offers a unique setting including access to special exhibit galleries, the Touch & See Lab and specialty planetarium experiences. With floor to ceiling windows throughout the museum and state of the art technology in every room, there is a space to meet all of your event needs. Whether it’s a wedding under the stars in the Planetarium or a dinner on the rooftop observation deck, the team at Bell Museum is ready to help you design an event and menu that fits your tastes, budget and style leaving all of your guests impressed.

A museum without boundaries ready to exceed your expectations.

End Your Search at Endicott
Situated just outside of Boston on over 18 acres of rolling lawns surrounded by century old elms, spruce and weeping willow trees you will find an architectural gem at the Endicott Estate. Located in Dedham, Massachusetts and found on the National Register of Historic Places, Endicott Estate boasts a charm and elegance rarely found today. From the moment your guests enter the mansion, they will find a private and comfortable setting that offers year-round events including weddings, corporate events, social events, art shows, car shows, summer concerts and movie filming. No matter your event, the mansion and grounds at this Colonial Revival Mansion are yours to enjoy allowing you to create a flow and feeling like nowhere else. Whether you are hosting 50 or 500, The Endicott Estate is a gracious and elegant New England setting to celebrate with your guests.

An architectural gem where past meets present.

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