Top Trends for 2015 :: Venues

Last week we started a new series on Top Trends for 2015 in the event industry. We took a look at the first hot topic, "Attendees" and this week we're diving into "Venues". Thanks to the industry leaders over at The Events Manager Blog, we're sharing their report and taking a deeper look at each trend.

This year, it's all about the "Drop and Drag.". That means taking something old and creating something new. Want to know what it really means? It's all about reinventing spaces. People want to come to a venue that’s unique and one of a kind. Maybe you transform an old bus or a train station and make it the next hot event. Or you take an old barn and create a fun, inviting atmosphere that attendees will love!

Below is a company that transformed a barn into their meeting room. Make the venue work for you. Choose a place that is edgy but that will also meet the needs of your meeting. Brainstorm, think out of the box and have fun as you figure out where to host your next business meeting.

Have you ever thought of renting out a coffee house for a meeting? The ambiance is perfect for cool vibes and overall aesthetics. Plus, who doesn't love the smell of coffee wafting through the room?

Insiders say that two things to look for when choosing a venue is personality and flexibility. Make sure the venue has character with a hint of sophistication. It might sound funny to read that finding a venue with flexibility is vital... but it is. If you want a place with personality, it's important to make sure that you can add, change or move things around to make it conducive to your event needs. Flexibility is definitely the name of the game.

The Events Manager Blog advocates for the Downtown Container Park. It's flexible with lots of personality and could be super versatile when planning a hip, new event.

What about you? What is the next original spot for your venue? Leave us a comment!

Til next time!