The Top 10 Venues in Taipei, Taiwan

Kaitlyn Tatulli |

taipeiKnown as a CyberCity, since it is home to the largest public Wi-Fi network in the world, as a melting pot of ethnic and cultural diversity, and as geographically being the pace where the east meets the west, the city of Taipei is a place that brings people together. In fact, the city brings so many people together for meetings and events, that Taipei reported that 46 percent of its national revenue is accounted for by the meeting and events industry. To help meeting and event planners find the best venues, places to stay, and things to do in Taipei, Taiwan, we’ve created this guide. Check out our planner’s guide to Taipei for meeting and event professionals.

Top 10 Venues Planners Should Consider

 

1. Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

Comprised of two exhibition halls, featuring 45,360 sq. meters of exhibition space, 504 conference rooms, 28 meeting rooms, and the ability to hold 2,467 booths, the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is the largest exhibition center in Taiwan. In addition to having so much meeting and event space, the Exhibition Center is also the first Exhibition Hall to receive the Taiwan Green Building label and the Taiwan first ISO 20121 certification. This eco-friendly space also features eco-friendly customer services, an array of restaurants, prayer rooms, artwork, and more. With so much to offer, the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is perfect for your next meeting or event.

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Photo Credit: Tainex1

 

2. Taipei 101

Host your next event up in the sky at Taipei 101, the tallest building in the city and the tallest green building in the world. Planners can choose to host their event in one of the building’s three venue spaces: the 5thfloor Exploring Taiwan (50 guests), the 89th floor Indoor Viewing Platform (1,000 guests), the 91stfloor outdoor platform (300 guests), or the 101st floor International Conference Hall (500 guests), which boasts the best views of the city. Take your event to the next level by choosing Taipei 101.

Taipei 101

Photo Credit: Taipei 101

3. W Taipei

Conveniently located next to Taipei 101 and above Taipei City Hall, the 5-star W Taipei boasts 30,138 sq. ft of meeting and event space. Planners can choose from 15 event rooms and 12 breakout rooms. With the largest space holding up to 950 guests with meeting specialists available to help you create memorable events by adding icebreaker games, brainteasers, team building, and more activities, your event is sure to be a hit. The W also features 405 guest rooms, a spa, fitness center, an Olympic-sized outdoor pool, and five restaurants and bars. With unique meeting and event space, five-star guest accommodations, and a convenient location to Taipei’s top attractions, the W Taipei is an easy choice for planners.

W Taipei

Photo Credit: Marriot

 

4. Villa 32

Located inside a villa-style hotel, Villa 32 is a 2019 Michelin star restaurant that features Asian and Italian inspired dishes, a notable wine cellar, and intimate venue space. Planners can choose from Villa 32’s Pepper room (22 guests), the Chill room & Tomato room (10 guests), or for larger groups rent out the whole restaurant (16-60 guests), which includes both indoor space and an outdoor garden. By hosting your next event at Villa 32 your guests will enjoy a tranquil environment, delicious cuisine, and total service.

Villa 32

Photo Credit: Villa 32

 

5. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Built to drive cultural activities, events, and commemorate Chinese statesman, Chiang Kai-Shek, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall extends 62 acres and features white walls, Chinese gardens, and ponds. For planners, the Chiang Kai-Shek offers four venue spaces: the indoor Auditorium (392 guests), and the outdoor spaces, the Democracy Boulevard (5,814 meters squared), the Gate of Great Piety Square (749.85 square meters), and the CKSMH-Circle Road (407.1 square meters). To add a wow-factor to their meeting or event, planners can choose to use the Memorial Hall’s image projection technology to project video or photos onto Hall or front of the building’s archway. Whether you’re hosting a product launch, award ceremony, or another type of event, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall will make sure your guests feel welcomed.

CKSMH

Photo Credit: CKSMH

 

6. Shang Palace

Located in the Shangri-La hotel, the Shang Palace restaurant offers guests Cantonese and dim sum cuisine presented by chefs from Hong Kong. Some of the Shang Palace’s most highlighted dishes are the pan-fried wagyu beef with prime salt and the baked abalone, inaniwa noodles with cheese and pumpkin, and wok-fried spotted garoupa fillets with black bean served in a clay pot. The Shang Palace can accommodate 172 guests for private events and offers set vegetarian, lunch, and dinner menus.

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Photo Credit: Shang-La

 

7. Éclat Taipei

If you’re looking for a more boutique luxury hotel to accommodate your guests and host your next meeting or event, then look no further, Éclat Taipei is the place for you. Éclat Taipei features 60 guestrooms, two restaurants, and three flexible venue spaces. The three Éclat rooms can accommodate 12 to 30 guests or can be combined for 120 guests. The rooms also come equipped with the latest technology, meeting supplies, flipcharts, clip-on microphones, and more. Ideal for board meetings, presentations, press conferences, dinner functions, and more, planners can work with Éclat’s experienced hospitality team to ensure their event is unforgettable.

Eclat Hotels

Photo Credit: Eclat Hotels

 

8. Treasure Hill Artist Village

Immerse your guests amongst Taipei’s arts and culture, by hosting your next meeting or event at Treasure Hill Artist Village. Also known as THAV, the Treasure Hill Artist Village offers planners creative 15 indoor venues (10- 25 guests) and 10 outdoor venues (10-300 guests). Perhaps some of the most sought-after venue space at the THAV includes the Treasure Hill Atelier (20-30 guests), which features two floors of open-floor venue space and the outdoor Picnic Field (300 guests), which offers planners flexible grass area and a covered stage. No matter what venue you choose, your event at THAV is sure to be filled with creativity and culture.

THAV

Photo Credit: Artist Village

 

9. Taipei World Trade Center

Located in the heart of Taipei’s business district, the Taipei World Trade Center, also known as the TWTC, is regarded as a modern venue space that combines exhibition space, conference and meeting facilities, offices, and even hotel accommodations. With over 159,329 sq. meters of meeting and event space, the TWTC offers planners everything they need from booth decoration services to warehousing to travel services to copying and faxing to even emergency medical care. With more than 80 trade exhibition shows per year, plenty of venue space, and an abundance of guest resources like a post office, bank, and restaurants, hosting your next meeting or event Taiwan’s largest exhibition space, the TWTC, is an easy choice.

TWTC

Photo Credit: TWTC

 

10. Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Looking for a five-star hotel located in the heart of Taipei to host your next meeting or event? Then the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is for you. Planners can choose from 13 flexible function rooms, such as the 780-person grand ballroom, the 140-person Grand Salon, or the five Oriental meeting rooms (10-100 guests). In addition to versatile venue space, planners can also choose the Mindful Meetings package, which features yoga and stretching sessions, organic wholesome foods, guided meditations, team-building challenges, and more. The Mandarin Oriental also offers guests 256 guestrooms, five restaurants and bars, a cake shop, the largest hotel spa in Taiwan, a fitness center with a yoga studio and a Kinesis Wall, a 20-metre pool, and more. With ample venue space, five-star accommodations, and being located only five minutes from the Songshan International airport, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is an ideal place to host your next event.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

 

Photo Credit: Mandarin Oriental

 

 

Top 3 Things to Do in Taipei

 

1. National Palace Museum

With over 600,000 precious artifacts, the largest collection of Chinese art, a garden park, and special exhibitions, the National Palace Museum is a must-see for any first-time visitors. Tickets for the museum cost 350NT ($11.45) can be purchased here.

Pro Tip: Museum staff suggest visiting the National Palace on Mondays or Friday and Saturday nights to avoid large crowds.

National Palace Musuem

Photo Credit: Taiwan Tourism Bureau

 

2. Longshand Temple

Built-in 1738, the Longshand Temple is known for its architecture, art, and for being one of the city’s top places of worship. The Chinese religious Temple features over 100 gods and goddesses throughout the halls and on the walls. Some of the most popular are the god of literature, Wenchang Dijun, the god of war, Guan Gon, and the Old Man Under the Moon, more commonly referred to as the Chinese Cupid.

Pro Tip: The Longshand Temple is a very popular tourist attraction, so to avoid crowds try to visit the Temple before 8 am or after 8 pm.

Longshand Temple

Photo Credit: Lungshan

 

3. Beitou Hot Spring

Located within the city, the Beitou Hot Spring, also known as Beitou Hot Spring Museum, is the perfect place to unwind and soak in the history of the city. Visitors can soak in the bathhouse, a private hot spring room, explore the museum, visit the Beitou Thermal Valley, and even eat hot spring ramen.

beitou-thermal-valleyPhoto Credit: Nick Kembel

 

 

Have you ever hosted an event in one of these Taipei venues? How did it go? What was your favorite thing to do inside and outside of Taipei? Let us know by commenting below!

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This Post was Written by Kaitlyn Tatulli

Kaitlyn Tatulli is a graduate from Fairfield University with majors in Digital Journalism and Psychology and minors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Computer Science. Currently, she is receiving her MFA from Fairfield University. Kaitlyn...

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