Unique Venues, a leading professional event planning industry organization, has recently helped redesign the University of Maine’s Events & Hospitality website to assist event planners visualize and utilize their spaces for a wide variety of events. The new Events and Hospitality website is easy to navigate, allowing event planners of all skill sets to quickly and easily explore all their options when deciding on a venue at the University of Maine or beyond.
The University of Maine has more than 125 individual spaces and over 10,000 square feet of purpose-built space for conferences and special events. With meeting venues for diverse group sizes and that will meet the needs for clients from across the United States and Canada, planners can also explore catering, audio visual, and added value services they would need to coordinate and compliment their event.
Far beyond education, the University of Maine can host events from professional meetings and education training, educational training, conferences, professional development sessions, to personal events like weddings, reunions. For planners looking for a camp or outdoor experience, UMaine is home to a natural setting as well as a robust Division I athletic conference. As Maine’s flagship campus, it’s the perfect setting for academic competitions and camps, large-scale performances and keynote addresses or large symposiums.
Scott Fish, Strategic Growth Director of Unique Venues, helped spearhead the project. One of the goals was for the page to take the event planner through a “planning journey,” he said. Involving the entire events team was important to understanding the scope, Fish said.
“We wanted to work with all the departments that would be involved in an event,” Fish explained. “We wanted to hear what planners typically request so that we could specifically address those needs. Our goal was to guide them and complete that customer journey.”
Will Biberstein, Director of the Events & Hospitality Team of the University of Maine said he was thrilled with the new website design. He also emphasized that the page was only the start of the personal service offered at the University of Maine.
“Our team of professionals bring personal expertise, creativity, and industry knowledge to assist event planners every step of the way. This new website navigation design is just the first step for the University of Maine to help provide an event planning experience well-thought-out, executed seamlessly, stress-free, and one that meets or exceeds professional event planners’ goals.”
Chuck Salem CEO and Co-Owner of Unique Venues said “Unique Venues focuses on connecting meeting event planners with non-traditional and unique spaces. This year of 2022 is a key year for event venues and for event planners to get back on track in this wonderful industry. I am delighted that Unique Venues was able to assist the University of Maine in this process with their website design.”