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About Venue Connect

Aventri’s Venue Connect is a free, easy to use RFP resource that helps meeting planners quickly find 
great hotels for their events anywhere in the world.

Find the Right Venue

Event planners don’t have a lot of time,
and finding meeting space takes plenty of it.

Venue Connect is an easy-to-use solution that helps you book a company meeting that fits all requirements fast.
And score better deals, too.

How It Works

A Results-Oriented Solution

From Bids to Contract

Unlike traditional tools, Aventri goes beyond sending an RFP. It streamlines the entire planning process – from researching venues to booking.

Saves Hours of Work

Ditch the spreadsheets. Aventri compiles bids in a side-by-side comparison grid with proposal values. Make smart decisions and move quickly to contract.

Industry-Leading Results

Enjoy the industry’s highest venue response rate – 92%. Slash the time it takes to book meeting space. Receive complete bids the first time.

Dedicated Support

Our sourcing specialists review RFPs to help ensure you get the best possible proposals fast. They're available by phone, email or online chat.

Where It All Began

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Our Belief

Venue Connect began in 2011 when a small group of veteran meeting planners and hoteliers joined forces and started a company called Zentila. They knew all the challenges of venue sourcing from firsthand experience. And shared a belief that the right technology could revolutionize an industry. Zentila launched its innovative venue sourcing solution.


The Mission

The mission was clear: Streamline the complex process of finding and booking meeting space from start to finish. And make it easy – for both planners and hotels.

Zentila grew fast, driven by strong demand for a simpler path. The technology earned rave reviews from customers. And nabbed top industry honors, including multiple Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards for innovation.


Zentila joins Aventri

This new generation eRPF technology caught the eye of industry leaders. In 2016, Zentila was acquired by Aventri, a global leader in data-driven event management solutions. Today, Aventri’s Venue Connect continues to help planners connect better with hotels, negotiate the best deals and book incredible meetings and events. When you take the easier path, you can accomplish great things.

By The Numbers

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Over 2 Million Room Nights Sourced
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Ready to learn more?

We simplify the RFP process. Answer a few questions about your meeting or event - we'll show you meeting facilities that fit your needs. 

  • Build an RFP in just a few minutes
  • Receive complete hotel proposals, fast
  • Dedicated sourcing support team
How It Works