8 Unique Venues Members are Named Insanely Beautiful Colleges to Get Married At by Buzzfeed.com

8 Unique Venues Members are Named Insanely Beautiful Colleges to Get Married At by Buzzfeed.com

EDWARDS, COLORADO (December 9, 2013) – Imagine saying ‘I Do’ under the cathedral ceilings of a gorgeous chapel, taking your first walk as man and wife along the promenade of a statuesque campus, hosting your reception in an onsite observatory normally reserved for students of astronomy. All of these beautiful features are part of hosting a wedding party at a unique space like a college or university. Buzzfeed.com recently caught onto the trend with its photo story on November 19 entitled, “31 Insanely Beautiful Colleges to Get Married At.”

Of the 31 campuses chosen, 8 are members of Unique Venues—a niche marketing and membership organization that connects one-of-a-kind event locations with meeting planners. Included are Hampshire College and The Red Barn, University of Washington, Occidental College, Pepperdine University, UCLA, University of Florida and U.C. Berkeley.

Says founder Michele Nichols, “Buzzfeed.com, like so many others, are finally catching on to what we knew all along: Non-traditional spaces like colleges and universities are the perfect setting for weddings or any other special occasion. Each of these spots has unique décor built into the space and comes with many advantages—including cost savings—that make it an ideal location for those looking for something memorable.”

In addition to its member services, Unique Venues also publishes quarterly magazines giving meeting planners insight into these unconventional spaces as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most of the experience. The Winter 2014 issue, debuting in February, will showcase the benefits specific to colleges and universities like those mentioned in the Buzzfeed.com article. The magazine is distributed FREE of charge to professional and accredited planners in the U.S. and Canada. As well, the magazine is delivered electronically to an additional 10,000+ professional and freelance planners. To join the mailing list for Unique Venues magazine, simply register here.

About Unique Venues
With four offices in Colorado, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and British Columbia, Canada, Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues, and the planners looking for them, for the past 27 years. The marketing and membership company started with the Guide to Convening on Campus in 1986 and since has grown to be the largest online database of unique venues members in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, and the U.K. Each listing showcases a unique college or university, historical or cultural venue, arena or stadium, camp or retreat centers, conference or business center, or other special event venue, and includes contact information, photo and video galleries, menu samples, room capacities, and even a FREE RFP service. Planners also have access to the Unique Venues team who can provide an assisted search to find a unique site for hosting a meeting, family reunion, reception, party, conference, or gathering of any kind.

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