With all of the hotel banquet halls, convention centers and event spaces around the world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when having to decide where to hold your events. If you’re looking for that “wow” factor, there are some event venues that stand out more than others. Whether it’s because of its location, the amenities they offer, its state-of-the-art technology features or some other claim to fame, there are venues that stand out amongst others. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most unique venues around the world so that it can hopefully give you some venue inspiration for your next event.
Aspire at One World Trade, New York City
With over 9,000 square feet of multifunctional space, guests of Aspire at One World Observatory are immediately greeting with a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. Standing tall at 1,776 feet, the building is broken up into three levels, with the event space consuming the 102nd Floor. The 360-degree floor-to-ceiling views provide breath-taking views for any event. From holiday parties to corporate meeting and even weddings, One World Trade has you covered.
Hotel de Glace, Quebec City
Heading north to Canada, Hotel de Glace in Quebec City gives guests a chilly one-of-a-kind experience. From January 4 until March 26, this hotel is kept at a steady -7 degrees Celsius (or 19.4 degrees Fahrenheit). This event space creates packages for you and your guests that include a tour of their stunning facility, access to their private Ice Bar, an outdoor bonfire in their “vacation village” and much more. As an added bonus, your guests can choose to enjoy the unique hotel by staying in one of their igloo-like rooms that include a bed made of ice, hot tubs and saunas for when you need to warm up and various excursion opportunities. Your guests won’t experience anything else like it!
National History Museum, London
Across the pond in the UK, the National History Museum is one of London’s most iconic venues due to its stunning architecture and distinct setting. Their dedicated team will assist you with planning your signature event which can allow you to utilize the exhibits if you’d like, or just the space within the museum. As an added bonus, you can feel good about hosting your event here because their team has won awards for their environmentally friendly practices, not only within their own facility but also of outside vendors. From large evening events to awards dinners, conferences, or schedule your own private viewing, your guests will never look at a museum the same.
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney
Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, Sydney’s SEA LIFE Aquarium delivers a unique underwater experience for its guests. With over 13,000 aquatic animals from 700 different species, this venue is a true combination of work and play. This venue is compatible with both small and large groups and offers a variety of set up options to please your guests. Although this is a functioning aquarium, the ability to incorporation audio, various furniture options and lighting effects is on the table to really ramp up your event.
Have you planned, hosted or attended any events at a unique venue? Share your favorite unique venue below, along with what you loved about the space!
Written by: Melissa Lombardi