Unusual conference venues drive interest and boost attendee engagement. While London hotels are go-to spaces for corporate events, unique conference places are also popular, with more and more event planners getting creative when it comes to venue hire. Thinking about booking an unconventional meeting venue for your next conference? Here at Tagvenue, we list hundreds of unique conference venues, from trendy east London warehouses and quirky inner city meeting rooms to some of the capital’s most iconic event spaces.
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Hiring a unique venue creates a lasting impression, which is necessary for continuous attendance growth and conference longevity. Unusual conference venues come in all shapes and sizes, from large sports venues and casinos to exclusive private members’ clubs and cutting-edge gallery spaces. Fun activity-based events, like murder mystery dinners and scavenger hunts, are also a hit, helping to create memorable experiences for attendees.
Conference trends that will make your event stand out:
entertaining or hybrid events – think conferences combined with a film screening, swap meet, concert or picnic
a focus on attendee engagement – improve your event experience with live streaming, audience polling, event hashtags, on-site bloggers or VIP guest speakers
immersive events – think next-level branding, themed venues and fun swag bags that make for a richer, more memorable conference experience
state-of-the-art event tech – use dedicated event apps, touchscreen technology, real-time language translations or digital graffiti walls
green events – show off your organisation’s CSR credentials with eco-friendly touches, like fair trade caterers, recycled paper or an LEED-certified venue
fun team-building activities – provide networking opportunities by organising group volunteer activities or team challenges at unique off-site venues, like historic homes or famous sites around the city
Conference planners are always looking for ways to maximise attendance and improve the overall experience of their events. Hiring a unique conference space or quirky meeting venue is one way of doing this. Not quite sure what to look for?
When hiring an unusual conference venue, make sure to think about:
your budget – are you looking for a cheap conference centre near the airport or a striking meeting venue in the city centre?
how the venue prices its space (by the hour/day/session)
whether the location is convenient – transport links, parking facilities and disabled access are all important
the style of venue that will work best – do you need an offbeat meeting space in Shoreditch, a stylish conference venue in central London or a funky conference venue that will help with word-of-mouth marketing in the lead up to your event?
your event date – as a rule of thumb, large or complex events should be booked a year or more in advance
the facilities you require – internet access, teleconferencing capabilities, mics, projectors, breakout space, etc.
whether you need someone available on the day for technical support
the number of attendees you expect – help give your conference a lively atmosphere by choosing a venue that will just accommodate the number of delegates you anticipate
how long you’ll have access to the venue before your conference is scheduled to begin
how quickly you need to be packed up and out of the venue at the end of the conference
your catering requirements and whether the venue is able to accommodate special dietary requirements
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