12 Venues That Break the Norm for Your Next Corporate Event

Planning a corporate event is difficult. No matter if you’re an event planner or simply the lucky person tasked with finding a space for your company’s next event. Even more tough, is finding a unique venue that will also wow your guests.

To help make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of breathtaking venues in the United States. Here are the top 12 venues that break all the rules for corporate events:

1. The George Peabody Library

Baltimore, Maryland

The George Peabody Library

Grand and gorgeous, the entrance to the library is an absolutely magnificent setting surrounded by collections from the Johns Hopkins Libraries. Hold a brief cocktail reception here before entering the main library, which holds over 300,000 volumes amongst six tiers of cast-iron columns.

The décor is classical, with gold leaf accents and decadent marble floors. The room itself is over 61 feet tall and casts a warm glow over guests, making all attendants marvel at the surroundings whilst also feeling part of something intimate and special.

2. 26 Bridge

Brooklyn, New York

26 Bridge

A huge, original space with exposed brick walls and ceilings raised so far overhead you’ll crane your neck from looking upwards. 26 Bridge, located in a prime Brooklyn location, is a former metal factory that holds 250 seated, 375 standing.

It’s incredibly versatile and is able to host a variety of layouts and events in style. The industrial feel, with massive wooden doors, steel frames and skylights, lends a certain classy trendiness to the space.

3. The Cedar Room

Charleston, South Carolina

The Cedar Room

The Cedar Room is the perfect intimate setting for a more relaxed, down-to-earth corporate event. A former cigar factory renovated in the 1800s, it offers a light and airy space surrounded by warm wood columns and exposed brick.

The floor-to-ceiling windows allow for ample light and dramatic evening views of the Cooper River and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. The venue offers over 7,500 square feet and room for up to 300 guests seated.

4. Shop Studios

West 39th Street, New York

Shop Studios

This white-walled, industrial studio is a super slick option for your next corporate event. It screams upmarket trendy – perfect for media or technology companies – that’s sure to impress.

The studios boast over 7,000 square feet of versatile space that can be tailored to your every whim, including a Green Room measuring 500 square feet that is perfect for a film screening or new product launch.

5. Whiteface Lodge

Lake Placid, New York

Whiteface Lodge

Whiteface Lodge provides a perfect tranquil retreat, set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Lake Placid wilderness. There is capacity for up to 200 people within their 3,000+ square foot terrace, which has incredible mountain views.

Business travelers can take a short drive to the ski slopes of iconic Whiteface Mountain or simply take in the Adirondack backdrop – leaving you truly relaxed both during and after your corporate event.

6. Providence Public Library

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Public Library

We’re thinking nautical with this classically styled venue, which features rooms that have a distinctly coastal feel. We particularly like the Rhode Island room with its blue tonal stripes and rich mahogany interior. Rooms are fully equipped for your every need – whether it be audio, video or a perfectly stocked meeting room.

Guests can inspect the Brownell Collection of Atlantic Coast Ship Models, Library Reference and Research room and other various special collections, making this a particularly academic choice.

7. Prospect House

Dripping Springs, Texas

Prospect House

A bright and simple clean design make this a truly unique and memorable event space. Perhaps more well known for hosting weddings, the business space is incredibly flexible and provides an iconic backdrop for any corporate event.

The simplistic, stylishly bleak outdoor space can also be used, further resonating in guests minds an event they’re sure to remember for years.

8. Millwick

Los Angeles, California

Millwick

This former livery and then cold-storage warehouse is an event planner’s dream. The space is over 7,000 square feet (including a 3,000-square-foot garden) and has a connected feel between rooms.

Millwick has palm-lined spaces and huge entrance doors that further emphasize the venue’s green commitment by taking advantage of the mild LA climate, combining indoor and outdoor together to create a living oasis.

9. The Village

San Francisco, California

The Village

This super high-tech space is completely customizable and a fantastic option for startups and tech or media companies. Think Silicon Valley meets LA club.

The Village’s venue is a massive 17,000 square feet with room for over 1,200 guests. The space is completely transformational based on the needs of the company and has a futuristic, high-tech feel.

10. MEET Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

MEET Las Vegas

With the wealth of hotel ballrooms and conference spaces in Las Vegas, it’s difficult to find something truly unique. Avoid the humdrum conference room with this super sleek venue that offers a range of business amenities.

Everything is totally customizable and completely flexible – perfect for event planners that are looking to build an experience from the ground up based on a certain brand.

11. Bently Reserve

San Francisco, California

Bently Reserve

This beautiful landmark building is the former San Francisco Federal Reserve, completed in 1924 by architect George W. Kelham. A historically significant option (having been a prominent landmark of the Financial District for 89 years), the venue offers a range of technological options, including iPad integration, and boasts a massive 8,045 square feet of space.

12. The Adler Planetarium

Chicago, Illinois

The Adler Planetarium

Give your guests a truly a unique experience by allowing them to get interactive with a live sky show or even hands-on science activities at the Adler Planetarium.

If you’d rather a more low-key experience, there’s always the incredible skyline view looking out from the floor-to-ceiling windows towards Lake Michigan and Chicago’s magnificent skyline.

 

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