Conventional meeting spaces are conventional for a reason. There will always be a need for the sort of rooms you find at a hotel or conference center. But if you’re looking to try something out of the ordinary, consider these options:
The Louisville Mega Cavern offers 16,000 square feet of meeting space as well as other underground activities like a tram tour, zipline and challenge course.
The Castle Clontarf holds 330 seated in rounds in its Great Hall. There are a number of venues on Celtic Castles, but if your event is in North America the options are more limited. You might consider a venue like Hearst Castle.
Hangar 244 in Orange County Great Park offers 6,400 square feet of space and a unique experience for attendees. The key to holding an event in an airplane hangar is finding a location actively interested in event rentals and able to meet your requirements.
Now if your attendees aren’t engaged you can threaten to extend their stay! The Ohio State Reformatory offers space in the historic central guard room for 200 attendees and smaller space in the former Warden’s dining room.
Have you noticed how parking garages have some pretty nice views? 11 11 Lincoln Road is both a parking garage and event space, with 25,000 square feet. It was designed by Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Mueron.