Choosing a venue is one of the most important factors contributing to the success of an event. It doesn’t mean that your venue has to be the most expensive and luxurious. It means that the venue has to leave a lasting memory for the attendee, because that’s really the goal of any event – experience.
While the following options might not be for every client or budget, the combination of experiences that they can’t forget and won’t want to forget collide into the perfect venue selection.
1.Instead of sleeping with the fishes, you can dine with them!
The right venue can transform a simple sit down meal to memorable experience. The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is the world’s first underwater restaurant in the Maldives. In a restaurant like this, the food is almost secondary and will surely give your guests an experience they will never forget.
2.Under the Northern Lights
A family owned hotel, 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Finland, is unlike any other hotel. The hotel’s busiest season is in February. Since winter nights are long in Lapland, dawn fades into an afternoon sundown, giving attendees 18 hours of an evening with the northern lights above. Though it’s a hotel, it has room for a 400 seated meeting space.
3.Walking on Air
A lot of people have visited the Grand Canyon, but has everyone walked across the skywalk? I didn’t think so. The U-shaped glass skybridge extends out over the canyon and the Colorado River. At the end of the glass bridge, the rim of the Grand Canyon is 70 feet behind you. The opposite rim in three miles in front. And when you look down, the Colorado River is 4,000 feet below. Maybe not the easiest excursion for your company, but it sure would be a sight to see!
Austin definitely has a reputation for delivering the hip and unexpected. What would you not expect to do in Austin – surf?
Well, they have a surf park now… and it is amazing! The 160 acre surf park has waves from one to four to perfectly curling six footers in its midst. This would be an experience if you were to ever bring your meeting, conference or event to Austin. Group offerings are hard to resist when it comes to this surf park.
Check bag next week for tips and tricks of the trade.