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When the time comes to choose a venue for your next event, you can do one of two things:

  1. Play it safe.
  2. Think outside the box.

Playing it safe means sticking with the “same old, same old.” For example, you could book a conference room at a hotel or floor space at a convention center.

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with either of these options, there may come a time when you want to think outside the box. This means comparing a number of unique and amazing venues, hoping to find one that will give your event the “it factor.”

Where to Start

It can be hard to think outside the box. Not only is this a different approach, but it will have an impact on everything from your budget to the people who attend and staff the event.

But here is the good thing: there are many options to choose from. When you dream big while remaining realistic, the sky is the limit.

Here are three unique venues to consider for your next event:

1. Cruise Ship

You are seeing that right. Why not book a cruise ship for your next event? There is nothing more exciting than taking your event to the open water.

Thanks to the uniqueness of the venue, it won’t take much to attract a large audience. As long as you keep the cost reasonable, the sky is the limit. People are also bound to pay a bit more and have no complaints due to the VIP nature of this type of event. 

2. Outdoor Venue

This depends largely on your location and time of the year, but if you can make it work it’s something to consider.

Many people falsely believe that an event has to take place indoors. There has to be traditional conference and trade show space. Don’t let this limit your thinking.

Fresh air may be just what your event needs. Location matters, but every city has outdoor event space. For example, there are quite a few options to choose from in Los Angeles.

3. Ski Resort

Can you imagine all the fun your attendees can have at a ski resort? For example, Mont Tremblant Ski Resort has been attracting events of all types for many years.

Here are the reasons why:

  • Beautiful location
  • More than 50 meeting rooms
  • Casino
  • Movie theater
  • World class skiing

When it’s time to get down to business, there is more than enough space and plenty of amenities. But when it’s time to have fun, attendees won’t have to look far (it’s time to hit the slopes).

Do you have any other suggestions? Have you ever attended an event in a unique location? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.