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Venues to Choose when Planning a Meeting or Event

By Susan Friedmann

Part of Meeting and Event Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Choosing the right site for a business event is critical — it’s the framework for your whole effort. When seeking a venue for a meeting or event, you have several options. Depending on the number of people attending and the type of event, you can go the traditional conference center route or try a road — or a cruise ship — less traveled. The following list contains places to consider when selecting a site:

  • Hotels

  • Conference centers

  • Convention centers

  • Resorts

  • Retreat centers

  • Cruise ships

  • Unique environments, such as museums, stately homes, sporting venues, and theaters.

When in doubt about the choices available in a specific location, ask the local Convention and Visitors Bureau in your destination city for advice.