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Unique Venues Celebrates 30 Years: Meet Our Founding Members

Unique Venues Celebrates 30 Years: Meet Our Founding Members
Founded in 1986, Unique Venues is the top source for finding one-of-a-kind meeting facilities, conference centers, retreat centers and banquet halls. We are proud to celebrate 30 years of connecting unique meeting venues to event planners seeking a non-traditional facility for their next event.

What started 30 years ago in a tiny building backroom in Denver, Colorado has become an immense online network marketing thousands of magnificent meeting spaces. Upon our founding, our membership-based network included 141 colleges and universities. Our membership has since expanded to include seven different venue types, with venues across the United States and Canada.

In honor of our 30th anniversary, we'd like to honor 12 of the founding members who've helped us create a successful resource for event planners seeking one-of-a-kind venues.

University of California, Los Angeles

Situated on 430 gorgeous acres, the University of California, Los Angeles boasts 4-star quality meeting rooms, a nationally-acclaimed dining program, professional catering on-site, and a variety of convenient amenities. These great offerings, combined with its beautiful climate and prime location, are what make it a sought-after venue for all kinds of events.

California State University, Northridge

California State University, Northridge is the ideal location for corporate and social events, retreats, training workshops, and youth camps. This venue offers 30 different event rooms, overnight lodging accommodations for 1300 guests, and a variety of on-site dining and catering options.

Purdue University

Purdue University offers first-class conference and meeting spaces, lodging accommodations, and dining services year round. Its Midwestern location, beautiful campus and top-notch conference center and coordination service make this a prime spot for corporate, religious, association and fraternal events.

UMass Amherst Hotel and Conference Center

Situated in the scenic Pioneer Valley, UMass Amherst Hotel and Conference Center is a one-of-a-kind venue offering full-service, year-round conference and hotel accommodations, plus summer residence hall availability. It has 32 amazing meeting spaces, with the largest room accommodating 10,000 people.

Tufts University

Tufts University is conveniently located a few miles from historic Boston, Cambridge and the Logan International Airport and is easily accessible by public transportation. The university offers a wide range of meeting spaces, including round-table style classrooms, planetary halls, auditoriums, banquet rooms, and a Romanesque-style chapel.

The Conference Center at Bentley University

Located just west of Boston in Waltham, MA, The Conference Center at Bentley University invites you to enjoy its scenic New England campus and world-class meeting space, lodging accommodations and on-site professional caters and dining facilities. The facility's 15 meeting and event rooms provide the latest technology and audiovisuals.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln

The University of Nebraska, Lincoln is one of the largest summer conference operations of its kind in the United States. The university can accommodate up to 5,500 guests with full service meeting, dining and overnight lodging options and offers 200 meeting spaces.

Hofstra University

Offering 200 event spaces with accommodations for up to 2,500 guests, Hofstra University is the perfect venue for corporate and social events, retreats, camps and training workshops. Conveniently located 20 miles east of New York City, the university is easily accessible from the city, as well as John F. International and La Guardia Airports.

Oregon State University Conference Center

Oregon State University Conference Center is a beautiful, historic campus located in the charming city of Corvallis, in the heart of the picturesque Willamette Valley and on the west bank of the Willamette River. The university provides event goers with the most state-of-the-art technology and the finest event spaces, dining and catering options, and overnight stays for up to 2,000 people.

Trinity University

Located in San Antonio, TX, Trinity University is a skyline campus covering 117 stunningly landscaped acres. Prized for its beautiful red brick buildings, immaculate grounds and high-tech classrooms and meeting facilities, it's the perfect place to host your next event.

The College of William and Mary

Nestled in Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William of Mary is the country's second oldest higher education institution and is surrounded by history, world-class restaurants and shops, and exciting attractions. The college offers excellent meeting facilities and on-campus amenities to accommodate groups of all sizes and budgets.

University of Washington

Located in the heart of Seattle, the University of Washington has a small city feel and features beautifully landscaped grounds and new "green" buildings. The university offers 500 event facilities, free on-site wireless Internet, great dining options, and overnight lodging for up to 3,850 guests.

For more information about our founding members and other unique venues, visit us online
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!