Venues From National Geographic’s List of Most Breathtaking Places in the World 

Couple sitting by window and looking at the view of Rio de Janeiro

As the pandemic moves into a more manageable phase for most travelers, the event planning space is poised for a massive return in 2023. Based on National Geographic’s list of the 25 breathtaking places around the world, these event locations offer space for future events and the possibility of memorable snapshots for your Instagram and TikTok accounts

Historical, Southern Charm

Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina,
Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina

North Charleston, South Carolina, is the definition of history and southern charm. Geographically, visitors have the option of a fun afternoon downtown window shopping or a day trip to the beach. Whether you are a foodie, history geek or beer connoisseur: there is plenty for your guests in North Charleston!

Charleston Area Convention Center Campus is an ideal spot for promoters looking for flexibility in hosting a TedTalk-esque event. Its 76,960 sq. ft. of meeting and exhibit space adjusts to a banquet or theater style. There are also several restaurants within less than a mile of the Convention Campus.

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A stone’s throw and a free shuttle ride from Charleston International Airport (CHS), Northern Charleston Marriott boasts a meeting space of 12,380 sq. ft. divided into 8 meeting rooms and 10 break out rooms as well as on-site support for hosting your future meetings.

The Shire = New Zealand

Auckland City skyline in New Zealand
Auckland City, New Zealand

Are you a true Hobbit fan at heart? Or are you just interested in exploring a new culture? Either way, New Zealand is the nexus of entertainment, culture and nature.

New Zealand International Convention Centre contains 350,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Guests will enjoy panoramic views from meeting areas that can be flexibly converted to the vendor’s needs during setup. Attendees will get astonishing views of Auckland from the boardrooms during their visit.

Renovated in 2021, Cordis, Auckland is surrounded by a lively neighborhood including museums and galleries. It provides 21,528 sq. ft. of meeting space for galas, conferences or smaller assemblies.

I Left My Heart in San Francisco… (possibly near Powell Street)

Hyde Street Cable Car in san francisco
San Francisco Hyde Street Cable Car

The true heart of San Francisco resides in a colorful blend of technology, food and cultural diversity. The City by the Bay is home to 36 neighborhoods, each with its own charm.

San Francisco’s Moscone Center lives smack dab in the middle of the lush tech hub of downtown San Francisco. The recently expanded 1,139,854 sq. ft. of meeting and expo space spans three blocks. The buildings are surrounded by a wide variety of hotels and restaurants and are within walking distance of robust public transportation options. If you’re a big tech agency looking to show off what you got, Moscone Center is a rite-of-passage.

In the middle of the fast-faced downtown San Francisco, InterContinental San Francisco offers clients a total of 46,495 sq. ft. of meeting space, including an Executive Boardroom and Grand Ballroom. The meeting space, 556 guest rooms and 14 suites were renovated in early 2020. The hotel prides its status as the most technology-advanced conference facility in the city and offers high speed internet access and climate controls.

Milwaukee Bucks, Curd and More!

Kinnickinnic Avenue in the Bay View district
Kinnickinnic Avenue, Bay View district

Whether you’re in the mood to find some A-list cheese curds, take-in a game with the Milwaukee Bucks over a pint of locally tapped beer or if you just want a place to convene a meeting, Milwaukee has the scene you’re looking for.

Miller High Life Theatre offers event organizers a wide range of choices in 58,407 sq. ft. The main lobby, balcony, grand rotunda, main stage and a selection of halls serve as backdrops for awards programs, town halls and performances. If your guests are in the mood for exploring,  AHL Milwaukee Admirals’ Panther Arena is an 11 minute walk from the city center.

The historic Hilton Milwaukee City Center’s 729 guest rooms is set in the Art Deco style, and contains 28,925 sq. ft. of meeting space. The 17 meeting rooms allow potential customers to host a speaker talk in the Crystal Ballroom or break out into smaller groups. The hotel is surrounded by a range of restaurants to fit the appetites of a diverse crowd.

The Sunniest City in Canada

Walterdale Bridge in edmonton
Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton

Not only is Edmonton the largest area of  urban parkland in North America (20 times the size of Central Park in New York City!), but it is also one of the sunniest cities in Canada! If you’re a fan of hockey, expect to find a few kindred spirits while you’re here.

Edmonton Convention Centre is located in the heart of downtown with 150,000 sq. ft. of sustainable meeting space. More than half a million guests are treated to views of North Saskatchewan River Valley from the oversize picture windows.

Located adjacent to downtown Edmonton, JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District contains advanced audiovisual set-up for customers looking for an immersive experience. The facility offers 15,720 sq. ft. of event space, including 13 breakout rooms and 10 event rooms.

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