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Hold Your Next Event at University of Rhode Island: A Truly Unique Destination

Hold Your Next Event at University of Rhode Island: A Truly Unique Destination
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Hold Your Next Event at University of Rhode Island: A Truly Unique Destination


As the meeting and event industry regains its footing, event planners are under more pressure than ever to choose the perfect venue for wary travelers. Is 400 miles of pristine coastline something you might be interested in? Each summer, more than 8,000 guests from all over the globe visit the beautiful campus of University of Rhode Island. This classic New England coastal college offers a safe and timeless setting where groups can learn and be inspired.

On campus, the university offers planners over 100 state-of-the-art meeting spaces to choose from ranging from a 7,000-seat arena, a 900-seat amphitheater to classrooms and boardrooms outfitted with modern amenities to meet any technology need. As if that weren’t enough, the school also has a complete recreational complex that includes a 24/7 ice arena. Each year URI hosts youth programs, sports camps, conferences, symposiums and many other special events and after the fact, many planners report record attendance after visiting the Ocean State for the first time.

Along with state-of-the-art meeting spaces, University of Rhode Island boasts 30 acres of recreation green spaces with plenty of free guest parking and over 6000 beds comprised of traditional rooms and apartment style suites. Conference goers will eat well throughout their stay whether its inside an award-winning dining hall or at one of the many local restaurants in the surrounding communities.

University of Rhode Island has racked up awards over the years once voted the third most beautiful coastal college campus in the United States and the winner of Unique Venues Best Mid-Market Venue honor.

Conveniently located near beautiful Newport “America’s First Resort”, summer is a wonderful time to visit this coastal community. Guests can take advantage of their downtime to explore The City by the Sea and enjoy the historic architecture, breathtaking ocean views and rich culinary scene. Other scenic beaches dot the coastline as does easy access to other New England cultural cities such as Providence and Boston.

Guests can arrive by Amtrak which is just 5 minutes from campus or by air as the university sits 20 minutes from TF Green Airport. But no matter how you get there, you won’t want to leave this gem inside the Ocean State, the biggest little state in the Union.

 
During this global pandemic, the team at Unique Venues has been working to serve our industry planners and venues with free resources including roundtables, webinars, and workshops. You can visit our COVID-19 Resources page to learn about our upcoming programs this month and next that you may be interested in registering for. Be sure to follow Unique Venues on Facebook (@uniquevenues) and be on the lookout for Facebook Live sessions from Unique Venues CEO, Chuck Salem who will be providing tips and trends for weathering the storm.