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  • 1.  Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 06-19-2024 07:28
    Edited by Megha Jetley 06-19-2024 10:35

    Welcome to the Cvent Community! It's time to kickstart the next edition of the Tip of the Week discussion!  Switching things up occasionally is important, even for event organizers and corporate planners. If you're looking for unique event venues that offer something new and exciting, this guide explores the wonderful world of non-traditional event venues and their endless possibilities.  

    Asking around

    Take advantage of your local hospitality network and its expertise. Ask area planners which venues they suggest, or grab a venue directory that covers your locale.  

     Using online directories

    Online venue directories are a valuable resource for sourcing planners. Free sourcing tools like Cvent Supplier Network provide all the information planners need to find their next event space.  

    Joining online groups and forums

    Look for local event groups on social media and forum sites. Ask for advice, answer questions, and engage with other members to uncover new venues and other insider information.  

    Checking networking websites

    Sites like Eventbrite and Meetup make it easy to discover where networking events occur near you. 

    Paying attention to your surroundings

    Is there a building you drive by daily that makes you think, "Wow, that place looks so cool. What is it?" If you don't ask, you'll never know.  

    Getting out and exploring

    Get to know your destination, inside and out. Join a walking tour to discover parts of your city you've never seen before. 

    Questions for you-  

    • What strategies do you use to research and discover unique event venues? 

    #CventTip


    #ManagingEvents

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    Megha Jetley
    Manager, Customer Marketing
    Cvent Marketing Department
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  • 2.  RE: Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 29 days ago
    Edited by Kayla Sisco 29 days ago

    Google "things to do" in the area you're sourcing for. You can locate some unique venues that would not normally pop up under your regular venue search. 



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    Kayla Sisco
    Event Experience Manager
    NJ, United States
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  • 3.  RE: Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 29 days ago

    Universities, airports and even hospitals will often have venue or meeting space. Think about the beautiful atrium at a local office building/bank. Depending on the size and nature of the group, a high-end VRBO could be a great setting for an intimate reception/dinner.



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    Hallie Loeb
    Program Manager, Events & Experiences
    CDW USA
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  • 4.  RE: Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 29 days ago

    Getting ideas from Mode magazines and/or Instagram pages on trendy places 



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    Maria Pedrosa [Designation]
    EMEA Event Manager
    W.L. Gore & Associates Spain
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  • 5.  RE: Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 29 days ago
    • What strategies do you use to research and discover unique event venues? 

      • We use the Cvent Supplier Network, local Chambers of Commerce, and area websites


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    Lori Wildman
    Marketing Director
    lwildman@dmainc.com
    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.United States
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  • 6.  RE: Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 29 days ago

    I actually end up searching frequently on wedding forums for unique venues where we can host receptions, brides are some of the most innovative people and have some of the best hidden gems for corporate events.



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    rachel
    NJ
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  • 7.  RE: Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 28 days ago
    • What strategies do you use to research and discover unique event venues?  We just ask for feedback from our colleagues (we have an email group just to ask questions like this) and also check with the local CVB



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    Julie-Michelle Davis, CMP
    Meetings Manager
    Amex GBT - USA
    Remote Location - Texas
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  • 8.  RE: Tips on How Planners can Find Unique Event Venues

    Posted 27 days ago

    I work for a University. There are several spaces to use in different ways. We also reach out to local CVBs for the requested city. 



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    Erica Lovercamp
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    Curators of the University of MissouriUnited States
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