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2022 Planner's Choice Awards

It's time to nominate your venue for the Unique Venues 2022 Planner's Choice Awards! 

Venues can self-nominate for the Unique Venues Planner's Choice Awards until Friday, June 3 at 11:59pm

The 2022 Planner's Choice Awards Categories Include:

  • The Planner's Choice for Small-Market Venue
  • The Planner's Choice for Mid-Market Venue
  • The Planner's Choice for Large-Market Venue
  • The Planner's Choice for High-Tech Venue
  • The Planner's Choice for Earth-Friendly Venue
  • The Planner's Choice for Filming
  • The Planner's Choice for Venue With a Scenic Backdrop
  • The Planner's Choice Venue for Inclusive Meetings & Events
  • The Planner's Choice for Venue Transformation
  • The Planner's Choice for Outdoor Event Space
  • The Planner's Choice for Professional Meetings & Conferences 
  • The Planner's Choice for Weddings 
  • The Planner's Choice for Formal Affairs
  • The Planner's Choice for Locally Sourced Catering 
  • The Planner's Choice for Performances 
  • The Planner's Choice for Expos & Trade Shows
  • The Planner's Choice for Youth Retreats & Camps 

 Meeting and event planners will begin voting July 1, 2022 and voting will close on August 8, 2022

Each Winning Venue Will Receive:

  • Recognition at the Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference in St. Petersburg, FL (October 2022)
  • Full page feature in the 2022 Unique Venues Planner's Choice Awards digital publication (published in January 2023)
  • Year-long promotion to meeting planners and media contacts
  • Planner's Choice Awards winning icon displayed for one year on Unique Venues searches (December 2022 - December 2023)
Nominate Your Venue!
If you have questions about the nominating process, please email our team at success@uniquevenues.com.

Please Note: All winning venues must continue marketing services with Unique Venues through December 2023 to enjoy promotion of its win.

**One Nomination Per Venue**

The Planner's Choice for Small-Market Venue –Venues that are located outside a major metro area in an area with less than 500,000 people

The Planner's Choice for Mid-Market Venue –Venues that are located inside a metro area with a population between 500k - 2 million people

The Planner's Choice for Large-Market Venue – Venues that are located within a major metro area of more than 2 million and take advantage of surrounding urban offerings

The Planner's Choice for High-Tech Venue – Venues that provide state-of-the-art A/V services and/or had a major tech upgrade in the last year

The Planner's Choice for Earth-Friendly Venue – Venues that offer the most unique sustainable initiatives, beyond standard green practices

The Planner's Choice for Filming – Venues that provide an ideal location to film a movie, tv show, YouTube short, photo shoot, or drone footage

The Planner's Choice for Venue With a Scenic Backdrop – Venues that offer a picture-perfect setting or backdrop to any meeting, conference, or event – whether your venue is surrounded by nature, a body of water, or the concrete jungle, the views are a must-see

The Planner's Choice for Inclusive Meetings & Events – Venues that provide a safe and welcoming environment for hosting inclusive meetings and events for minority groups

The Planner's Choice for Venue Transformation – Venues that have had a significant renovation or addition completed in the last year or venues that have undergone significant marketing or branding changes

The Planner's Choice for Outdoor Event Space – Venues that have dedicated outdoor/rooftop space, with either seasonal or year-round availability

The Planner's Choice for Professional Meetings & Conferences – Venues that are specifically focused on hosting professional or corporate meetings or conferences

The Planner's Choice for Weddings – Venues that host wedding ceremonies and receptions

The Planner's Choice for Formal Affairs – Venues that host formal events, such as galas, fundraisers, honorary dinners, awards shows, etc. that would be considered black tie attire

The Planner's Choice for Locally Sourced Catering – Venues that go beyond standard catering with original farm-to-table programs, food trucks, locally sourced ingredients, etc.

The Planner's Choice for Performances – Venues that host performances like live music, theatre productions, concerts, etc.

The Planner's Choice for Expos & Trade Shows – Venues that host expos & trade shows

The Planner's Choice for Youth Retreats & Camps – Venues that host educational, athletic, or religious camps and retreats

 

note: winners must be able to provide a high-res, relevant photo of their venue.