• Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States

     
    POSTED May 13, 2019
     

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

Aventri’s list includes a unique collection of venues such as casinos, museums, famous baseball fields and several restaurants. Each venue belongs to one of Aventri’s Top 10-Rated Cities for Meetings and Events which are: Las Vegas, New York, San Diego, Orlando, Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Phoenix, Washington, D.C., and Dallas.

Venue highlights include the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville; Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix; the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and Planet Hollywood, Orlando.

The restaurants from these top-rated cities specifically share insights on how they accommodate groups, what they like best about their cities or neighborhoods, and the inspiration behind their restaurant. The featured restaurants include Le Berndardin, New York City; Buddy V’s, Las Vegas; and The Optimist, Atlanta.

The 44-page guide serves as a resource to help planners with everything from finding the ideal city to securing the best fit venue. To view the full list of venues, click here. Did your favorite venue make the cut?

Bill Von Bank, vice president of marketing and communications for Experience Rochester Minnesota Convention & Visitors Bureau and Mayo Civic Center, knows how to make a luscious pie. On summer and fall weekends, he travels to Minnesota farmers markets as Bill the Pie Guy, selling his homemade apple, blueberry, mixed berry, strawberry, rhubarb, peach, and pecan pies to hungry marketgoers—and donating the profits to hunger-relief organizations. 

 

Sleek and modern amenities relax hotel guests at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington. Attached to the mall via skybridge, the hotel is home to 500 guest rooms, a pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and extensive event space. Shuttles are available to and from the airport. 

 

Hilton Worldwide’s 2021 Brand Awards & Recognition program honored the Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area Hotel as the No. 1 Hilton Hotel in North America and awarded the property the Connie Award in the category of 500 guest rooms or less. 

The Connie Award, which is the highest award granted by Hilton Worldwide, highlights the “best of the best” of every facet of the Hilton portfolio based on the combined ranking of overall experience, service, quality assurance audits, brand standard compliance, hotel condition, cleanliness, and property accommodations.