Did you miss your chance to nominate for the Planner's Choice Awards?
Don’t worry, there’s still a chance to nominate in the categories that need more love! Let’s fill up that ballot with amazing venue nominations!
Requirements for Planner’s Choice Awards nominations are as follows:
- Venues can nominate in one category
- If your venue was a Planner’s Choice Award winner in 2022, you must nominate your venue in a different category this year for the 2023 Planner’s Choice Awards
The 2023 Planner's Choice Awards Categories
The Planner’s Choice for Small-Market Venue
Venues that are located outside a major metro area with a population 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 Expos & Trade Shows
Venues that host expos & trade shows
The Planner’s Choice for Venue 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 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 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 Youth Retreats & Camps
Venues that host educational, athletic, or religious camps and retreats
Nominate Your Venue!
Meeting and event planners will begin voting July 10, 2023, and voting will close August 11, 2023.
Each Winning Venue Will Receive:
- Recognition at the Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference (location and & date to be announced in March)
- Full page feature in the 2023 Unique Venues Planner’s Choice Awards digital publication (will be published in January 2024)
- Year-long promotion to meeting planners and media contacts
- Planner’s Choice Awards winning icon displayed for one year on Unique Venues profile (January 2024 – December 2024)
*must be a contracted Unique Venues client in 2024 to receive promotions
If you have questions about the nominating process, please email our team at [email protected].
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