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The Top Event Venues in the United States

Kaitlyn Tatulli |

Low angle photo of flag of U.S.AWhat are the key drivers to your attendees' satisfaction at a meeting or event? Is it the technology? Speakers? Sessions? Research reveals that venue location and external activities in a venue’s city are more important to attendance and attendee satisfaction than other factors. Because of this, choosing a venue location for your next meeting or event is perhaps the most important and impactful decision you’ll make during the entire planning process.

So how do you pick the perfect venue location for your next meeting or event? Within this guide, you’ll discover our top 10 venue picks in the 13 top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States. These venues were selected based on a variety of qualities that are important to planners like capacity, amenities, uniqueness, proximity to local attractions, and more. Let this guide be your ticket into finding your next all-star event venue.

If you find this guide helpful we also have similar guides that visit the top meeting and event venues in Europe and the  Asian-Pacific region.

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Las Vegas

  • Nickname: Sin City
  • State: Nevada
  • Population: 641,6776

Las Vegas, Nevada

Few cities embody the phrase “Work Hard, Play Hard,” better than Las Vegas. It certainly explains why many of the most famous mega hotel-casinos also have fabulous event spaces. If you’re looking to keep work and play separate, Vegas also has a convention center and great dedicated meeting spaces. No matter the backdrop of your event, it’s sure to be an excellent show. Getting in and around Vegas is easy, with an airport just minutes away from the city center and taxis stands at every hotel. With its nearly limitless hotel options, unique places to visit, and exciting entertainment opportunities, it’s no wonder Las Vegas is a top destination for tourism and business. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in Sin City.

3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

This expansive facility can handle any event a planner might have in mind thanks to 13 flexible exhibit halls, 145 meeting rooms and spacious Lobby and Concourse areas. The convention center also has two restaurants and 18 concession stands onsite, so guests don’t have to travel far to refuel.

MEET Las Vegas

233 South 4th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

This 40,000 sq. ft. venue has event and exhibition space on three floors, along with classrooms, a boardroom and an outdoor pavilion. Factor in state-of-the-art technology, in-house catering and support staff, and your event is sure to be a success.

MEET Las VegasSource: MEET Las Vegas

Smith Center

361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Although it is officially a performing arts center, the Smith Center has a variety of unique spaces suitable for hosting all kinds of events. The largest space, Reynolds Hall, can seat 2,000 people and features state-of-the-art technology.

Spring Preserve

333 S. Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89107

This cultural institution, known as the “birthplace of Las Vegas,” features museums, galleries and a botanical garden. The preserve has a great mix of venues, including spacious outdoor plazas and amphitheaters, as well as indoor rooms suitable for up to 350 people.

The Industrial

2330 Industrial Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Take advantage of Las Vegas’ year-round sunshine by adding an outdoor element to your event. With 10,000 sq. ft. of indoor space and 1.8 acres of outdoor space, this blank canvas venue is great for out-of-the-box events.

The IndustrialSource: The Industrial 

The Cosmopolitan

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89019

With six ballrooms, 25 meeting rooms, and a business center spread over three floors, the Cosmopolitan can handle just about any event. In-house A/V and catering services will put planners at ease, and guests are sure to enjoy the casino, spa and luxurious pool.

The Westin

160 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Whether you’re hosting 20 guests or 350, one of the Westin’s 20 meeting rooms will definitely suit your needs. This venue is perfect for planners interested in a non-gaming hotel with enjoyable onsite amenities including a restaurant, pool, spa, and fitness center.


3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Treat your guests to a Parisian experience without having to get on a plane. This 22,000 sq. ft. rooftop is situated underneath the Eiffel Tower at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.

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MGM Grand

3799 S Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Currently ranked as the fourth-largest hotel in the world, the MGM also boasts some of the largest event spaces in Las Vegas. The conference center alone has over 380,000 sq. ft. of customizable meeting space.

Red Rock

1011 W Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135

With nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting rooms, conference facilities and banquet halls, this resort can handle all kinds of events. Guests won’t have to look far for entertainment, thanks to a plethora of onsite amenities: nine restaurants, an enormous pool complex, a movie theater, a bowling alley…the list goes on!

Local Restaurant Highlights: Not only do attendees love to travel to exciting destinations, but they like to experience the local sights, culture, and, of course, cuisine. Check out our exclusive interview with Chef Buddy Valastro of Buddy V’s Ristorante in Las Vegas. Discover what makes his restaurant stand out, how the city influences his flavors, and how he can accommodate events.

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New York

  • Nickname: The Big Apple
  • State: New York
  • Population: 8.623 million
New York City

As declared by the musical Hamilton, New York is “the greatest city in the world!” Whether or not you agree, there’s no denying that it is a global center for many industries, including banking, fashion, medicine and business, and has a myriad of venues to choose from for hosting meetings and events. New York is all about options, and when it comes to venues, planners can pick from the sleekest modern hotels and ballrooms, to the historic places that mark the city’s 350-year history. With convenient transportation options and countless opportunities to explore all the attractions, museums, and restaurants the city has to offer, New York may just be the perfect place to make an adventure out of your event for your attendees. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in the Big Apple.

The Javits Center

655 West 43th Street, New York, NY 10001

When it comes to New York events, there’s no bigger stage than the Javits Center. The busiest convention center in the country boasts 840,000 sq. ft. of space, including 102 flexible meeting rooms. 

Convene at 101 Greenwich Street

101 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10006

Convene headquarters at 101 Greenwich Street exemplifies the company’s expertise in full-service meeting spaces. You’ll find boardrooms,workrooms and event spaces spread throughout three floors, all outfitted with the best technology available. 


Convene Midtown East

730 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Located just two blocks from Grand Central Terminal, the very first Convene location is the definition of modern elegance. With 12 meeting spaces spread over three floors, no matter what kind of room you need, you can be sure it will be spacious and beautifully furnished. 

Crowne Plaza Time Square

1605 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Whether you anticipate 20 guests or 200, one of the 28 flexible meeting spaces at Crowne Plaza Times Square will surely suit your needs. This hotel also boasts two ballrooms that can accommodate 700 people. 


415 5th Avenue, New York, New York 10016

With 30,000 sq. ft. of open space,Center415 is a great place to combine bigvisions with out-of-the-box ideas. Whether you’re launching new products and fashions or displaying artwork and a car or two, you’ll be able to bring your event to life in a bold way. 

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New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201

The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge combines spectacular Manhattan views with a laidback Brooklyn atmosphere. The newly renovated Grand Ballroom can accommodate 2,000 guests, making it one of the biggest event spaces in New York. 

Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place, New York, New York 10012

The Center for Architecture has high ceilings, great natural light and state-of-the-art technology throughout their three floors of galleries. Planners have the option of using one gallery, the entire ground floor or even the whole center. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Why not hold your event in place that displays masterpieces every day? The Metropolitan Museum of Art has something for everyone, and that includes event spaces. 


The Altman Building

135 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

The Altman Building may have been built in 1896,but this landmark historic building can host all kinds of 21st century events. Thanks to its 13,500 sq. ft.of open space, this venue can accommodate auto shows, social gatherings and everything in between. 

3 West Club

3 West 51st, New York, NY 10019

Your guests can travel to Old New York in an instant by walking through the doors of the 3 West Club. This historic hotel mansion features six elegant spaces able to accommodate up to 350 guests.

Local Restaurant Highlights: Not only do attendees love to travel to exciting destinations, but they like to experience the local sights, culture, and, of course, cuisine. Check out our exclusive interview with Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in NYC. Discover what makes his restaurant stand out, how the city influences his flavors, and how he can accommodate events.

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San Diego

  • Nickname: America's Finest City
  • State: California 
  • Population: 1.42 million
San Diego

San Diego was ranked in the top 10 U.S. cities to host an event or conference in 2019. Why? Because San Diego has 210 hotels, 70 miles of beach, tons of attractions, an international airport a few miles from downtown, and meeting and event venues of all sizes. Bring sun, sand, and the sea to your next event by choosing San Diego as your next destination. Here are some of the top venues’ professionals should consider for their next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in America's Finest City

San Diego Convention Center

111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 3150

Located along the San Diego Bay just 10 minutes from the San Diego Airport and within walking distance to the city’s unique shops, parks, and other attractions, the San Diego Convention Center is the premiere large event space in the city.

USS Midway Museum

910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Looking to add some American pride to your next meeting or event? Host a once-in-a-lifetime event on the U.S. Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the twentieth century. After the museum closes, this 47-year-old ship can be transformed to host your next event for up to 4,000 people.

USS Midway MuseumSource: USS Midway Museum

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand Del Mar Court, San Diego, CA 92130

From large to small meetings, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, California’s only triple five-star destination, can accommodate a full range of events. Located five miles from the Pacific coastline nestled in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, the resort has 20,000 sq. ft meeting and event space equipped with the latest technology.

Bay City Brewing Company

3760 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Are your attendee’s beer lovers? Host your next event at the Bay City Brewing Company located between San Diego and Mission Bay. This craft brewery, known for its “coastal urban vibe” offers a tasting room, private event space, and an outdoor patio.

Altitude Sky Lounge

660 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101

Host your next event at the highest rooftop bar on the west coast—San Diego’s Altitude Bar. The bar features panoramic views of the harbor, skyline, Coronado Island, Coronado Bridge, and Point Ioma. Altitude is also known for its “superior views” of Petco Park and the Padres Games.

Altitude Sky LoungeSource: Altitude Sky Lounge

Hotel Del Coronado

1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

Take advantage of San Diego’s beautiful beaches and host a beachfront event. Named America’s best beach, the Coronado beach at hotel Del Coronado, located only eight miles from San Diego’s airport, can hold up to 1,200 guests.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown (MCASD)

1100 & 1001 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Make your event a work of art by hosting it at San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Minutes from the San Diego International Airport, MCASD allows you to host your event in either its Jacobs Building or Copley Building.

The Point

1010 Santa Clara Place, San Diego, CA 92109

Looking for a unique, high-tech event space to host a smaller event or work retreat? Then the Point is for you. Along with event and meeting spaces, the Point offers four packages that planners can choose from.

The PointSource: The Point

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

340 North Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025

Want to submerge your attendees into San Diego’s culture during your event? The California Center for the Arts, known as North San Diego’s cultural center, can help. As an event planner, the Center allows you to choose from a range of spaces to fit your event.

Harrah's Resort and Casino Southern California

777 Harrah's Rincon Way, Funner, CA 92082

Resort and Casino features 53,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. Harrah’s event rooms also come equipped with state-of-the-art high-tech solutions and tech support to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Local Restaurant Highlights: Not only do attendees love to travel to exciting destinations, but they like to experience the local sights, culture, and, of course, cuisine. Check out our exclusive interview with Chef Brian Malarkey of Herb & Wood in San Diego. Discover what makes his restaurant stand out, how the city influences his flavors, and how he can accommodate events.

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  • Nickname: Theme Park Capital of the World
  • State: Florida
  • Population: 280,257

With theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, it’s no wonder Orlando, Florida is named the theme park capital of the world. Orlando has also been ranked the number one meetings destination in the U.S. for the fifth year in a row, making the city a popular world-class meetings destination. Whether theme parks are an attractive incentive your attendees or not, Orlando is also known for its sunshine, countless resorts and a hub for space buffs. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in Theme Park Capital of the World.

Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

9800 international Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Located seven miles from Disney, the United States’ second largest convention center is an award-winning venue for meeting and event planners. Whether you decide to host your event in one of the 49 meetings rooms in the West concourse or in the North/South exhibition space, the OOCC will customize the space to best fit your event.

House of Blues

1490 E. Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830

Looking for a lively, rocking venue to host your next event? Look no further than The House of Blues. Located in Disney Springs, it houses 43,000 sq. ft of rock and blues-themed event and meeting space.

House of BluesSource: House of Blues 

Disney's Beach Resort

1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Recently renovated, the waterfront Disney Beach Club Resort, located within walking distance from Epcot, now features over 70,000 sq. ft of meeting and event space, including 36, 210 sq. ft ballrooms, 15 exhibit halls, 2 breakout rooms, and more.

Nascar I-Drive

5228 Vanguard Street, Orlando, FL 32819 

Want to get your guest’s adrenaline pumping at your next event? Then the Nascar I-Drive venue is for you. Nascar I-Drive is an indoor kart racing complex that also features 5,000 sq. ft of trackside event space.

Planet Hollywood

1506 E. Buena Vista Drive, Orlando,  FL 32836

Winner of the 2018 Top New and Renovated Meeting Site Award, Planet Hollywood promises to host events that break the “wow barrier.” No matter what space you choose, Planet Hollywood will be sure to make your event the center of their universe.

Planet HollywoodSource: Planet Hollywood

Kennedy Space Center

Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953

From corporate meetings, outings, and events, the Kennedy Space Center has the “space” to accommodate any size event. Give your attendees an out-of-this-world experience by hosting your next event at the Kennedy Space Center.

Hard Rock Café

6050 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

With space for up to 4,000 guests and 640 guest rooms, Orlando's Hard Rock Café, the largest in the world, will help you throw a rockstar event. It features everything from an intimate 30-person meeting at the Art Bar to a 2,800-person conference in the Hard Rock Live room.

The Hanger

2007 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32803

Looking for a unique, event venue to make your own? Then this venue might be your dream come true. The Hangar is a 20,000 sq. ft blank canvas event airport hangar located at the Central Florida Airport. This industrial-styled event space can hold 800-1,500 guests.

The HangerSource: The Hanger

Waldorf Astoria

14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane, Orlando, FL 32821

Located on a 482-acre nature preserve, the Waldorf has 42,000 sq. ft of meeting space. In addition to the meeting and event space, guests can stay in one of the luxury rooms, relax in the award-winning spa or by one of the two pools, or take the complementary transportation over to Disney World.

IceBar Orlando

8967 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Orlando's IceBar features (you guessed it) a bar made out of ice. In addition to the Ice Bar, the venue features three other event spaces including the Fire Lounge, Front Patio, and the Outdoor Option. Whichever option you choose, the Orlando’s Ice Bar will help you freeze your event into your attendee’s memories.

Local Restaurant Highlights: Not only do attendees love to travel to exciting destinations, but they like to experience the local sights, culture, and, of course, cuisine. Check out our exclusive interview with Chef José Andrés of Jaleo Disney Springs in Orlando. Discover what makes his restaurant stand out, how the city influences his flavors, and how he can accommodate events.

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  • Nickname: Windy City
  • State: Illinois
  • Population: 2.716 million

As the home of the world’s first skyscraper and mail-order business, Chicago has long been a place for growth and innovation. Having hosted the 1893 World’s Fair, this town also knows a thing or two about holding great events. Planners will find a wide variety of venues that highlight Chicago’s progressive and welcoming character. Served by two airports within 20 miles and the nation’s 2nd largest transit system, getting in and around Chicago is a breeze. With top-rated hotels, great restaurants and exciting entertainment opportunities, this city is definitely a winner. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in the Windy City.

McCormick Place

2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616

At the largest convention space in the country, you’ll find 2.6 million sq.-ft. of exhibit space, four ballrooms, four theaters and 173 meeting rooms. McCormick Place is also linked to the Wintrust Arena and five hotels via enclosed sky bridges.

360 Chicago

875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center, this venue towers over the competition. Whether you’re hosting a gathering for 10 or a gala for 550, guests will be impressed by the best views in town and the sleek, modern atmosphere of each space. Consider incorporating the Skywalk or TILT platforms to give guests a truly thrilling experience.

360 ChicagoSource: 360 Chicago

Convene at Citadel Center

131 South Dearborn Chicago, IL 60603

This latest Convene location is perfectly situated in the heart of the Chicago Loop. With a Forum capable of seating over 250 guests, big and small groups alike can take advantage of all of Convene’s signature features.

Peninsula Hotel

108 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611

With 11 elegant venues, onsite AV and catering services and the support of a dedicated conference concierge, planners can rest assured that their event will be magnificent from start to finish at the Peninsula Hotel.

Venue SIX10

610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

With four other flexible open spaces including an outdoor terrace and a variety of meeting rooms, whatever the event, this multipurpose space is sure to have a suitable venue.

Venue SIX10Source: Venue SIX10

Intercontinental Chicago

505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

This historic Magnificent Mile hotel features four luxurious ballrooms and over a dozen unique meeting spaces. With an upscale restaurant, a wine bar and a three-level Fitness Center & Spa, guests will find it easy to move from business to leisure.

Morgan MFG

12 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

This elegant industrial venue offers 30,000 sq. ft. of highly flexible event space. Thanks to an expansive list of preferred caterers, planners can partner with some of the best in Chicago event services.

Chicago Athletic Association

3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Once a private club, this 1893 landmark building underwent extensive restoration to open in 2015 as a modern hotel full of Old Chicago grandeur. Along with elegant ballrooms and sleek boardrooms, the hotel features unique venues like the Tank and Stagg Court. 


Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Located in an unmistakable building, the Radisson offers 13 incredible event spaces. Along with a 1,500 guest Ballroom and 300+ stylish rooms, this hotel also offers an impressive array of amenities including a green roof and a private movie screening room.

Revel Motor Row

2412 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616

Originally built in 1936, this highly versatile space offers 50,000 sq. ft. of event space, including dozens of breakout rooms and an outdoor courtyard.

Local Restaurant Highlights: Not only do attendees love to travel to exciting destinations, but they like to experience the local sights, culture, and, of course, cuisine. Check out our exclusive interview with Chef Art Smith of Blue Door kitchen & Garden in Chicago. Discover what makes his restaurant stand out, how the city influences his flavors, and how he can accommodate events.

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  • Nickname: The Big Beach
  • State: Georgia
  • Population: 486,290

Did you know Atlanta is a state capital, home to dozens of Fortune 500 corporations and once hosted the Olympic Games? In recent years, Atlanta has also become the home of growing tech and media industries. With so much going on, it’s not hard to see why this city is a great destination for meetings and events. Atlanta’s unique blend of historic grandeur and innovative style are on display in fabulous venues around the city. Easily accessible from the nation’s busiest airport, the city also boasts great weather, convenient transportation and plenty of great dining and entertainment opportunities. Atlanta might not be the biggest city, but it’s got a spirit that’s hard to top. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in the Big Peach.

Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

The third largest convention center in the country boasts over a million square feet of open space, 12 exhibit halls, two ballrooms and over 100 meeting rooms. In addition, the Center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, just blocks from a wide variety of hotel, dining and entertainment options.

Loft at Castleberry Hill

170 Northside Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

For something a little more laidback, head to Atlanta’s trendy arts district. This chic venue is flexible and offers a wide range of amenities to help planners make their event stand out.

Loft at Castleberry HillSource: Loft at Castleberry Hill

Hotel Indigo Downtown

203 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

This postmodern architectural marvel is more than just a pretty face. Indigo’s plush rooms, great amenities and on-site restaurant are right next door to the 500,000 sq. ft. AmericasMart Convention Center.

Southern Exchange Ballroom

200 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Historic glamour and contemporary style blend seamlessly in this popular Peachtree Street venue. With two beautiful ballrooms flexible enough to display large vehicles, Southern Exchange is a great example of Atlanta’s past and present character.

The Georgian Terrace

659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta GA 30308

Originally built in 1911, this grand hotel famously hosted the 1939 premiere party of “Gone with the Wind.” The Terrace is still a great choice for gatherings thanks to three versatile ballrooms and six meeting rooms.

The Georgian TerraceSource: The Georgian Terrace 

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

85 5th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Located just outside the Georgia Tech campus, this venue is ideal for planners interested in dedicated meeting and conference space. Featuring five amphitheaters and 15 meeting rooms, the GLC is capable of hosting events of up to 400 attendees.

Loews Atlanta Hotel

1065 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

On the 14th floor of this stylish midtown hotel, you’ll find 12 elegant event spaces, including two ballrooms and an outdoor terrace. Planners are sure to appreciate the top-notch support the hotel can provide, while guests will enjoy plush rooms, fine dining opportunities, an onsite spa and even more great amenities.

Piedmont Park

1320 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306

At this green oasis, you’ll be able to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving town. Magnolia Hall and the Greystone feature elegantly decorated interior spaces with great ambience, while the Dockside provides beautiful lakeside views.

Piedmont ParkSource: Piedmont Park

Besharat Museum Gallery

163-175 Peter Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Another arts district masterpiece, this venue boasts over 18,000 sq. feet of open galleries. Thanks to its complimentary parking and optional outdoor spaces, there’s no doubt Besharat is as flexible as it is sophisticated.

Terminus 330

330 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

Located along one of downtown Atlanta’s historic railways, this building is home to an airy 5,400 sq. foot open event space. Planners are welcome to think creatively thanks to flexible layouts and world-class AV capabilities.

Local Restaurant Highlights: Not only do attendees love to travel to exciting destinations, but they like to experience the local sights, culture, and, of course, cuisine. Check out our exclusive interview with Chef Josh Coker of The Optimist in Atlanta. Discover what makes his restaurant stand out, how the city influences his flavors, and how he can accommodate events.

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  • Nickname: Music City
  • State: Tennessee
  • Population: 667,506

With new and renovated venues, like Music City Center and Gaylord Opryland, the Music City has been named one of the top ten meeting destinations. In addition to unique venues that combined southern charm with the city’s music heritage, Nashville offers unique cuisine, which won them Zagat’s award for thirty most exciting food cities. With great venues, food, and music, no wonder Nashville is a “double-platinum” destination among planners. Learn how the Music City can help you bring your next meeting and event to superstar status, as well as our top things to do in Music City.

Music City Center

201 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

Celebrating its fifth year, the 16-acre Music City Center is a one-stop shop for planners. The center offers sixty-six in-house venues for you to choose from and provides free Wi-Fi service throughout the building to help your event run smoothly.

The Bridge Building

2 Victory Avenue, Nashville, TN 37213

Named one of the greenest building in the world, the recently modernized building, the Bridge Building, is a one-of-a-kind, customizable, riverfront event and meeting space. The Bridge Building offers a rooftop patio with 360-degree views of Nashville and indoor space that can accommodate 1,000 guests.

The Bridge BuildingSource: The Bridge Building

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Stand out in the event industry pack by hosting your next event at the Nashville Zoo. Rated one of the top ten zoos and aquariums, the Nashville Zoo has six themed indoor and six spacious outdoor meeting and event spaces, which range from holding 20-2,000 guests.

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown

623 Union Street, Nashville, TN 37211

With over 30,000 sq. ft of meeting and event space, the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown is an ideal venue for your next event. In addition to 17 venue spaces that can host 12 to 1,300 guests, the Sheraton is located steps from Nashville’s Arts District, where your attendees can explore downtown Nashville attractions.

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

From nine acres of indoor gardens, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor river, world-class dining, luxury rooms, shopping, live entertainment, Gaylord Opryland has everything you and your attendees will need during your event and stay.

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention CenterSource: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

The Hatchery at Acme

101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

The Hatcher, located on the third floor of the restaurant, Acme Feed and Seed, is the largest Broadway one-level event and music venue. The venue offers planners 7,000 sq. ft of open floor plan space that can accommodate 200-499 guests.

Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown Convention Center

305 Korean Veterans Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37201

With 214 guest room, 5,000 sq. ft of event and meeting space, a 24-hour business center, a variety of dining options, and an outdoor pool, the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Downtown is well equipped to host your next meeting or event.

East Ivy Mansion

209 South 5th Street, Nashville, TN 37206

The East Ivy Mansion is a 44,000 sq. ft indoor and outdoor Italian-Renaissance-styled space can accommodate all types of gatherings like meetings, events, corporate retreats, fundraisers, and more. Although the mansion is only located five minutes away from the heart of downtown Nashville, your guests will feel like they are in another world.

East Ivy MansionSource: East Ivy Mansion

The Oak Room at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery

1414 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203

The Oak Room is a historic, 4,350 sq. ft event venue located in the Green Brier Distillery, a late 1800’s whiskey distiller. The Oak Room features an intimate and customizable venue space which holds 15 to 250 guests.

Rock Bottom

111 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

Broadway’s only brewery, the Rock Bottom features a rooftop patio with views of Nashville’s Nissan Station and the Cumberland River. You can also add a private brewery tour or a beer tasting to either venue to make your event truly memorable for your attendees. No matter what you choose, the Rock Bottom brewery will make sure your next event is on tap.

Local Restaurant Highlights: Not only do attendees love to travel to exciting destinations, but they like to experience the local sights, culture, and, of course, cuisine. Check out our exclusive interview with Chef Sean McTiernam of Adele’s in Nashville. Discover what makes his restaurant stand out, how the city influences his flavors, and how he can accommodate events.

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  • Nickname: The Valley
  • State: Arizona
  • Population: 1.626 million

One of the top meeting and event destinations, Phoenix offers meeting and event planners an unhurried experience. With more than 460 meeting-friendly hotels and resorts, stunning dessert backdrops, and globally acclaimed Mexican and Southern cuisine, you’ll be asking yourself why you haven’t hosted a meeting or event in Phoenix before. In the city where there are more than 325 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of 72 degrees, it’s easy to see why Phoenix is an ideal destination for your next meeting or event. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in The Valley.

WE-KO-PA Resort & Conference Center

10438 North Fort McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85264

Located alongside the Verde River, the Red Mountains, and Arizona’s Four Peaks, your guests will feel like they are in a tranquil, desert oasis. In addition, the Wassaja Conference Center features 25,000 sq. ft of flexible venue space, which can accommodate up to 2,000 guests.

Corona Ranch

7611 S. 29th Avenue, Laveen, AZ 85339

Located 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and only six miles from downtown Phoenix, the Corona Ranch is Arizona’s only Mexican and Western rodeo ground that offers meeting and event venues. From team building events to NBA Allstar parties, the Corona Ranch hosts events of all sizes and will tailor your event to fit your budget.

Corona RanchSource: Corona Ranch

Phoenix Convention Center

100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center is a premier destination for meetings and events. The Center includes 502,500 sq. ft of exhibit space, 46,000 sq. ft of ballroom space, a 2,312 seat Symphony Hall, a 1,364-seat Orpheum Theatre, and 99 meeting rooms.

The Heard Museum

2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

An Arizona landmark, the Heard Museum will bring beauty, elegance, and charm to your next meeting or event. The Heard features five outdoor venues and four other indoor venues that will immerse your guests In Phoenix’s and American Indian art and history.

The Phoenician

6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Nestled on 250 acres of land, the recently renovated Phoenician will elevate your next meeting or event to new heights. A AAA Five Diamond resort with 450 guest rooms, the Phoenician features 90,000 sq. ft of indoor event and meeting space in addition to outdoor venues.

The PhoenicianSource: The Phoenician

Events on Jackson

245 E. Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

With a 3-million-dollar renovation, Events on Jackson transformed from a historic produce warehouse to downtown Phoenix’s newest event and meeting space. Events on Jackson is ideal for leadership retreats, product launches, workshops, and other corporate events that hold 80 to 800 guests.

Desoto Central Market

915 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Eat, drink, and meet local at DeSoto’s Central Market, located in the historic downtown Phoenix’s DeSoto building. In addition to a full rent out for 600 people, the Market offers three separate event spaces and offers a dining package for 10-400 guests that features farm-to-table cuisine from a local venue.

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Desert Botanical Garden offers indoor and outdoor, open-air venues where your guests will be surrounded by over 50,000 of desert plants and wildflowers. With its charming Phoenix appeal, the Desert Botanical Garden is a “natural” choice for your next meeting or event.

Desert Botanical GardenSource: Desert Botanical Garden

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

With two onsite conference centers totaling more than 316,000 sq. ft of meeting and space and 21 outdoor venues, the Fairmont Scottsdale Prince is the largest worldwide meeting and event property within the Fairmont group. Not only does the Fairmount accommodate all size events, but guests can also stay in one of the five-star 750 rooms.

Chase Field

401 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Although the Chase Field is home of Arizona’s Diamondbacks, the space was designed for more than just baseball. Chase Field offers meeting and event planners 28 different venues, which can accommodate 13 to 5,000 people. Whether you choose to host your event in the All-Star suite, the Batter’s Box, the Beer Garden, or rent out the field, Chase Field’s unique venues will help you hit a homerun with your attendees.

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Washington, D.C.

  • Nickname: DC
  • State: District of Columbia
  • Population: 693,972
Washington, DC

Although Washington D.C. is known for having some of the most recognizable monuments in the world, D.C. is also internationally known as a premier event destination. In D.C., your event will become a part of history. You can host your next event in one of the many unique meeting and event venues, like the National Air and Space Museum or the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Hosting an event in D.C. also allows your attendees to experience over 17 entry-free, historical landmarks, diverse culture, 5-star hotels, and world-class dining. With history and culture on your side, why wouldn’t you want to host your next event in D.C.? Let your attendees experience the “DC difference”. Trust us - D.C. will give every attendee something to remember. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in D.C.

Washington National Cathedral

3101 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20003

One of D.C.’s highest buildings, the Washington National Cathedral is an operating Episcopal church and event space. The cathedral offers four scenic meeting and event spaces featuring stained-glass windows, unique carvings and sculptures to wow your guests.

District Winery

385 Water Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

As the first commercial winery in D.C., District Winery specializes in meetings, corporate events, holiday parties, weddings, and fundraiser events. The Winery has six private event rooms that hold 40-450 people, including an outdoor terrace.

District WinerySource: District Winery

Nationals Park

1500 S Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Have you ever wanted to host an event in a baseball dugout? How about on a baseball field? The Nationals Park baseball stadium allows you to host 40 to 40,000 guests in these exclusive spaces and more.

Marriott Marquis

901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Located in downtown D.C., the Marriott Marquis is the city’s largest hotel and is the only hotel that connects to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, consequently the hotel is a favorite of planners. With panoramic views of downtown D.C., high-tech meeting and event amenities, and sophisticated service, the Marriott Marquis will not disappoint you attendees.

National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue at 6th Street SW, Washington, DC 20560

Houser of the original Wright Flyer, a touchable lunar rock, and the Mercury Friendship 7 space capsule, the National Air and Space Museum is not only a museum but an event space. The museum accommodates large scale events up to 4,000 people and features six meeting rooms.

National Air and Space MuseumSource: National Air and Space Museum

The Mansion on O Street

2020 Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Rated one of the top five most historic venues to explore in the world by the Smithsonian, the Mansion on O Street is a haven for meetings, events, CEO’s, and politicians. With privacy and unique spaces, it’s no wonder why the Mansion on O Street was rated number one for meeting and events in the world.

20 F Street, NW Conference Center

20 F Street, Washington, DC 20001

The 20 F Street, NW Conference Center, is located on Capitol Hill within walking distances of 17 restaurants, 13 museums and memorials, and five hotels. With the terrace views of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Dome, your guests are sure to remember your event at this venue for a lifetime.


800 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

With views of the White House, St. John’s Church, and Lafayette Park, the HayAdams hotel is an ideal location for your next D.C. event. The luxury hotel features four meeting spaces and also features a 3,200 sq. ft rooftop bar, that overlooks D.C.’s cityscape.

Hay-AdamsSource: Hey-Adams

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Mellon Auditorium, Washington, DC 20044

Constructed by Arthur Brown Jr. between 1932-1934, the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium sits on Constitution Avenue, located two blocks from the President’s Park. Because of its historic nature, this venue has a 1,000-guest limit.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has two locations, the SAAM and Renwick, but no matter what type of event you are hosting, the Smithsonian American Art Museum promises to deliver a dazzling and elegant event for your guests.

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  • Nickname: D-Town
  • State: Texas
  • Population: 1.341 million
Dallas, Texas

With 13,000 downtown Dallas hotels, 12,000 places to eat, and $20 billion being spent on current and future development, big things are happening in Dallas for meeting and event planners. With so many options, Dallas has a venue and hotel that will fit every budget and need. No wonder Dallas is the number one destination in Texas and one of the top 50 meeting destinations in the U.S. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well as our top things to do in D-Town.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202

Named “The Best-Run Convention Center in America,” the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, located in the center of downtown Dallas, offers over 1 million sq. ft. of exhibit space. The Kay Bailey Hutchison Center also offers free internet for event and meeting professionals and is one of the only United States LEED-EB and ISO green certified convention centers.

Lone Star Park

1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Lone Star Park offers a unique and easily accessible venue space for meetings and events. In addition to indoor space, the Park also offers over one million sq. ft, of outdoor meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 20,000 guests. The Courtyard of Champions and the Outdoor Festivals are two ideal spaces for trade shows, exhibitions, and more.    

The Castle at Rockwall

2701 Clem Road Extension, Rockwall, TX 75087

Known for its breathtaking 10 acres of land, the Castle is an ideal venue for a special meeting or event. The Castle can accommodate 600 people throughout the dining rooms, bar, veranda, and lawns. The Castle also offers eight event experience packages, which will help make your attendees experience at the Castle more memorable.

Le Meridien Dallas, The Stoneleigh

2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Le Meridien is ideal for planners who are looking for more intimate spaces for their meetings or events. Le Meridien offers seven separate meeting and event rooms that can accommodate anywhere from 8 to 150 attendees. With the hotel being located in uptown Dallas, your guests will be steps away from some of the best Texas cuisine, museums, and shops.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Let your guests experience the modern marvel that is the Perot Museum by hosting your next meeting or event in one or all of the 19 different venues. The Perot Museum can accommodate 20 to 1,500 guests in the unique venues.

Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceSource: Perot Museum of Nature and Science

TopGolf Dallas

8787 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231

Want to hold your next meeting or event somewhere other than a conference room? TopGolf offers planners with four unique venue options and 74 climate-controlled hitting bays. You can choose from one of their all-inclusive packages, which include food, drinks, games, and an event staff.

Omni Hotel & Resorts

555 S Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202

Enjoy views of downtown Dallas, local artists paintings, and history of the city from one of the top 100 meeting hotels in the United States. Omni Hotel can accommodate 10-person meetings to 1,000-attendee events in their 111,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. The hotel is also connected by a sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center.

Backyard Dallas

505 N Good Latimer Expressway, Dallas, TX 75204

Looking to host an authentic, Dallas event? Then Backyard Dallas is for you. The venue features 12,000 sq. ft of open-air space where you can host up to 750 guests. This lively and rustic venue features games like bar swings, corn hole, Jenga, and more. Your guests can play in-between eating some of Backyard’s scratch-made Texas-American cuisine and participating in your meeting or event.

Backyard DallasSource: Backyard Dallas

Marie Gabrielle

2728 N. Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75201

This European-influenced restaurant and 1.5-acre garden located in the middle of Dallas, is a unique option for your next meeting or event. With room for up to 300 guests, your meeting or event at Marie Gabrielle’s is sure to be enchanting.

NYLO Dallas South Side

1325 S. Lamar Street, Dallas, TX 75215

Originally designed in 1911, this fully renovated, modern boutique hotel offers 76 guest rooms and 5,000 sq. ft. of unique and intimate meeting and event space. NYLO features 950 sq. ft. of indoor, flexible venue spaces and an outdoor rooftop bar with a pool.

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San Francisco

  • Nickname: The City by the Bay
  • State: California
  • Population: 884,363

Don’t be fooled by this city’s modest size, San Francisco is full of amazing options for planners and visitors alike. Here you’ll find convenience, unique culture and an exciting, forward-thinking spirit. There are great venues all over the city, whether you’re looking for a space with great view, historic elegance or modern charisma. There is no shortage of dining and entertainment options, all of which are easily accessible thanks to the city’s metro and bus system. With Silicon Valley just a train ride away, the Bay Area brings together the best of the California’s charm and innovative energy. Check out the top venues for your next meeting event, as well as our top things to do in in The City by the Bay.

The Moscone Center

747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This architectural marvel boasts over 900,000 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space right in the heart of the city. Nearby you’ll find some of San Francisco’s top hotels, restaurants and shopping areas. Thanks to a recent expansion, this convention center is more committed than ever to sustainability, convenience and world-class service.

Grand Hyatt San Francisco

345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94018

There is no shortage of hotels around Union Square, but the Grand Hyatt offers a great variety of event spaces along with over 600 guest rooms. Here you’ll find well-appointed conference rooms and a customizable ballroom capable of seating 1,000 guests. Be sure to consider the additional spaces on the 36th floor, all featuring spectacular panoramic views.

Grand Hyatt San FranciscoSource: Grand Hyatt San Francisco 

The San Francisco Mint

88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Known locally as “The Granite Lady,” this iconic building was built in 1874 and is a designated National Historic Landmark. The Old Mint has over 50,000 sq. ft. of event space, including multiple ballrooms. Conveniently situated near the Moscone Center, this venue will instantly transport your guests to San Francisco’s golden past.

Hotel Vitale

8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Located right on the waterfront, this boutique hotel offers unparalleled views of Oakland Bay and the Bay Bridge. Impress attendees with a variety of elegant indoor and outdoor event spaces alongside luxurious amenities. With an onsite restaurant, penthouse spa, and 200 plush guest rooms, a business trip can become an impromptu vacation.

The Masonic

111 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

A Nob Hill icon with spectacular city views, the Masonic offers a variety of exciting venues for engagements big and small. The recently renovated auditorium is over 40,000 sq. ft. of highly versatile event space. Thanks to its world-class light and sound, customizable menus and full-service event production, it’s no wonder the Masonic hosts some of the most exciting events in town.

The MasonicSource: The Masonic 

Cavallo Point

601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965

This former U.S. Army post now boasts an expansive resort with a unique blend of historical charm and modern convenience along with fabulous amenities. This venue features a variety of flexible indoor and outdoor event spaces as well as elegantly appointed rooms. Although it is located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, guests will feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco.

111 Minna Gallery

11 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Located just a few blocks from the Moscone Center, this art gallery is the definition of “industrial chic.” The dynamic venue features 4,700 sq. ft of open space, floor to ceiling windows and original hardwood floors. Capable of hosting live music, film screenings and featuring a rotating art exhibit, this gallery is full of possibility.

Pier 48

24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

This vintage waterfront warehouse boasts 120,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor space, and great views of the Bay Bridge. Whether you’re interested in hosting a formal dinner, casual reception or expansive convention, this venue can handle it. Thanks to the management of Giants Enterprises, you’ll be working alongside an award-winning organization to bring your event to life.

Pier 48Source: Pier 48

The Regency Center

1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Originally built in 1909, this recently restored building is an architectural masterpiece. This San Francisco landmark is capable of hosting up to 2,000 guests throughout its three floors of unique event space. The Regency also provides a comprehensive list of preferred vendors and hotel partners to make your event a great experience from beginning to end.

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Marina Boulevard Building C, Room 260, San Francisco, CA 94123

This 13-acre former Army base features 12 event spaces full of historic charm and modern amenities. From theaters to open galleries to ballrooms, planners have plenty of options no matter the event. Located on the waterfront, Fort Mason boasts spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and is just a short walk away from iconic Fisherman’s Wharf.

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  • Nickname: Beantown
  • State: Massachusetts 
  • Population: 685,094

As the home of several major corporations, eight research universities and two nationally ranked hospitals, it’s easy to forget Boston is a relatively small city. This New England capital’s unique mix of big-city attitude and small-town ease make it a great place for hosting all kinds of events. With a focus on growth and innovation, Boston continues to live up to its revolutionary heritage. Boston’s incredible variety of venues, hotels and attractions give planners plenty of great options no matter the event. Getting in and around town is easy, thanks to nearby Logan International airport and a very navigable metro system. Check out the top venues for your next meeting and event, as well our top things to do in Beantown.

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210

As a venue “built by users for users,” it’s no surprise that the BCEC is flexible, technologically advanced and offers award-winning services. With 516,000 sq. ft. of open exhibit space, a 40,000 sq. ft column-free ballroom and 80 meeting rooms, there’s a space for every event. Directly connected to the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel and just eight minutes from the airport, the BCEC’s convenience is unparalleled. 

Convene at One Boston Place

201 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, this dedicated meeting space is a great place to take advantage of all the support Convene is known for. Here you’ll find six comfortable meeting rooms, the largest capable of seating 140 attendees. With six nearby partner hotels, guests will be close to some of the best dining and entertainment in the city.

Convene at One Boston PlaceSource: Convene at One Boston Place

State Rooms

60 State Street 33rd Floor, Boston, MA 02109

This sleek downtown venue features panoramic views of both city and harbor from each of its flexible 33rd floor spaces. The 2400 sq. ft Great Room’s mahogany floors and floating staircase are the perfect canvas for creating a unique event. Planners are sure to appreciate the support provided by the State Room’s top-quality furnishing, dining and technical services.

The Exchange

212 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

The centerpiece of this dramatic waterfront building is undoubtedly Exchange Hall, with 1,444 sq. ft of highly flexible space. With a three-story atrium and an attached terrace, the space is full of possibilities. There are also a number of elegant conference rooms suitable for smaller functions. Guests can thoroughly enjoy the Seaport area thanks to a variety of nearby hotels and restaurants.

Back Bay Events Center

180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

This venue offers straightforward event solutions in the city’s historic Back Bay neighborhood. The theater in John Hancock Hall can hold over 1,000 guests, while the Dorothy Quincy Suite features a ballroom and several meeting rooms, all equipped with state-of-the-art A/V. It’s easy to head downtown thanks to conveniently located metro stations, but with six hotels and dozens of restaurants nearby, guests don’t have to go far to get some R & R.

Back Bay Events CenterSource: Back Bay Events Center

Royal Sonesta Boston

40 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142

This resort-like hotel offers some of the best views of the Boston skyline, thanks to its prime location on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. Whether the event is in the ballroom, outdoor terrace or one of the many meeting rooms, Sonesta’s service teams are on hand to provide world class assistance. With 400 luxurious guest rooms, a heated indoor pool and fine dining options, guests might just forget they’re in Boston on business.

Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

Sumptuous rooms, incredible dining options, fabulous amenities and great views? No wonder Boston Harbor was rated the second-best hotel in Boston by U.S News & World Report. With over a dozen elegant venues, this hotel is suitable for small-scale meetings as well as grand galas. Planners can feel confident that their event is in excellent hands thanks to on-site conference, catering and technology services.

Seaport Boston

1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210

When it comes to venue options, few places offer more possibilities than this expansive waterfront property. Between the Seaport Boston Hotel and the Seaport World Trade Center there are seven ballrooms, an exhibit hall, an amphitheater, outdoor gardens and dozens of meeting rooms. Planners are sure to appreciate Seaport’s team of dedicated meeting planners while guests enjoy plush rooms, luxurious amenities and easy access to Boston’s top attractions.

Seaport BostonSource: Seaport Boston

Hotel Commonwealth

500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Planning an event at Northeastern University, Boston University or MIT? Located just blocks away from these great institutions, and across the street from Fenway Park, sits the Hotel Commonwealth. This contemporary hotel offers 12,000+ sq. ft of flexible and elegant event space. Featuring comfortable rooms, a restaurant, and oyster bar and cocktail lounge, the Commonwealth is a laid back alternative to the downtown hustle.

Boch Center

270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Just south of Boston Common is a pair of theaters full of possibilities. The Wang Theater venues include a Versailles-inspired lobby, an elegant hidden ballroom and an enormous stage in addition to a 3,600-seat theater. For smaller functions, head across the street to the Schubert to check out the lobby, stage and 1,500-seat theater. With great hotels and restaurants within walking distance, any event here is sure to be a hit.

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Los Angeles 

  • Nickname: La-La Land
  • State: California
  • Population: 4 million
Los Angeles

Whether it’s the film or event industry, it’s all about location, location, location. Thankfully, Los Angeles is full of incredible event spaces that reflect the city’s many characters. You’ll find venues full of modern elegance, Old Hollywood glamour and blockbuster spectacle right in the heart of the city. As the city of show business, it should be no surprise that Los Angeles is an excellent place to put on any kind of production. In a city as big as Los Angeles, no matter where you go, you’re sure to find great dining and entertainment opportunities. The city’s comprehensive metro rail and bus system also makes it possible to explore some of greater LA’s top destinations while avoiding the notorious traffic. Thanks to its sunny skies and exciting energy, tourists and businesses alike can’t get enough of this West Coast superstar. Check out the top venues for your next event, as well as our top things to do in La-La Land.

Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Centrally located near major highways and metro stations, this city landmark is the definition of convenience. This massive facility features five exhibit halls, 64 meeting rooms and also provides support services including food, beverage, and lighting and sound systems. With many hotels and restaurants within walking distance, any event here is sure to get rave reviews.

Convene at South Figueroa Street

777 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

The smaller of the two Convene locations, South Figueroa is perfect for low-key meetings. Here you’ll find six comfortable meeting rooms, with the largest capable of seating 145 guests. This downtown space offers great views alongside all the support Convene is known for, as well as special rates at nearby partner hotels.

Convene at South Figueroa StreetSource: Convene at South Figueroa Street

Convene at South Grand Avenue

333 S Grand Ave 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Located in the Wells Fargo Center, this luxurious venue features two floors of meeting and workspaces. The Forum space alone can seat 250 guests, making South Grand a great place for larger groups to take advantage of all that Convene has to offer. Thanks to convenient hotel, dining and entertainment options, guests can move easily from work to play.

The Westin Bonaventureloft

404 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

This sleek downtown hotel boasts the largest ballroom in Los Angeles as one of its 35 event rooms. With 1,300+ rooms, a six-story shopping and dining atrium and a sky-high revolving cocktail lounge, guests don’t even have to leave the hotel to have a fabulous time. Throw in onsite event, catering and AV services, and you’ve got the complete package.

OUE Skyspace LA

633 W 5th Street #840, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Looking to wow your guests? The 360° views from the outdoor terraces of Skyspace LA are sure to do the trick. This stylish venue has great amenities including in-house catering services and top of the line technology. Guests looking for even more thrills may even consider taking a ride on the heart-stopping Skyslide!

OUE Skyspace LASource: OUE Skyspace LA

Hudson Loft

1200 S Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Some events require a blank canvas in order to fully realize a planner’s vision. This airy, well-lit building features a multitude of open loft spaces across several floors. Planners will have no trouble incorporating the great weather thanks to Hudson Loft’s 14,000 sq. ft. open rooftop.

The Unique Space

1275 E 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

This Arts District building brings together the best of historic LA charm and modern amenities. Here, it’s all about flexibility, which is why there are no required vendors. Whether its indoor or out, planners and guests alike will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere of the Unique Space.

Loews Hollywood Hotel

1755 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028

This fabulous venue has 76,000 sq. ft. of function space, including a ballroom capable of seating 2,000. Guests are sure to feel like A-listers whether they’re relaxing in one the 600+ plush rooms or basking in the rooftop pool. Located just a block from Hollywood Boulevard, this hotel is close to some of the best dining and entertainment options LA has to offer.

Loews Hollywood HotelSource: Loews Hollywood Hotel

Casa Vertigo

1828 Oak Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

This landmark building offers a variety of great event spaces throughout its three floors, including two ballrooms. The 13,000 sq. ft rooftop features spectacular views, a secret penthouse and even has available billboard space! No matter the event, this versatile location is full of options to make your event one of a kind.

Ebell LA

743 S Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Built in 1927, this venue is the perfect place to experience Old Hollywood glamour. Whether you hold your event in one of the ballrooms, the art salon or the courtyard garden, it’s sure to be an elegant affair. Thanks to a dedicated events team and gourmet catering services, planners can be sure their event is in good hands.

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Location, location, location...is the most important aspect of where you will host your next meeting or event. Now that you know our top venue picks in 13 of the top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States, you can confidently choose a location with that wow factor to delight your guests. If you are struggling to choose between two or more venues, or need help creating an RFP, Aventri offers a free online venue sourcing solution: Venue Connect.

Venue Connect allows you to easily request and compare proposals, side-by-side, within 24-48 hours of submission so you can spot the best offer and easily book your next location for your meeting or event.

And to take your venue sourcing efforts even further, Aventri’s Strategic Sourcing Solution simplifies the process of booking venues and delivers visibility into total meeting spend. It manages the many details associated with sourcing meetings and captures key data to help power negotiations with venues, making the process that much easier.

We hope you found our guide to the top 13 meeting and event cities and venues in the U.S. helpful! If you're thinking about hosting an event in the Europe  or in APAC  be sure to check out our other guides on the top cities and venues in those locations! 

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