Unique venues can really make an event so much more extra special. Whether the venue’s building has interesting architecture or history or the venue itself centers around a specific theme, a unique environment will surely set the scene for an unforgettable gathering. To help you get started in finding some of the best-hidden gems, we’ve rounded up a list of amazing venues for a one-of-a-kind party.
Whether you are planning a birthday, a wedding, or a corporate dinner, here are some of our favorite non-traditional venues:
Public Records - New York
An extremely cool and unusual venue, Public Records is a hi-fi record bar with amazing vegan food and thrilling event experiences. Built on the former ASPCA headquarters near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, it features a variety of event options, including a semi-private reception or dinner for up to 70 people. Or you can opt to buy out the sound room that accommodates 200 that can feature either live entertainment or DJs with a highly ambitious sound system. Their menu is memorable with innovative plant-based offerings. What a lively place to host a holiday party, birthday, or cocktail party.
Vintage Rock Club - Louisiana
The one-of-a-kind venue, Vintage Rock Club, allows your guests to let loose with the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s rock! The vibe in this place is both relaxed and nostalgic. You can hold throwback parties that are suitable for both corporate and social, and your guests won’t be able to help themselves from dancing! Vintage Rock Club has great food and cocktails and can accommodate a variety of get-to-gethers. You can reserve the balcony, the Irish pub, or a full buyout that accommodates 300 guests.
Kramers & Afterwords - Washington, D.C.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords was the first bookstore and café in Washington D.C. Today, they are an energetic full-service bar, lounge, and event space. They serve modern American food that has subtle nuances of French cuisine. Kramer’s can accommodate buffet style, passed appetizers or sit-down dinner options, and custom bar packages. Their main dining room is available for private buyouts. The bar and lounge combined can host up to 150 seated guests. This place is certainly one-of-a-kind for holiday parties, birthday parties, or corporate dinners.
Cheekwood - Tennessee
This spectacular venue is located in Nashville on 55 acres of picturesque woodland and was the expansive home of the Cheekwood family, built in 1929. This historic estate offers unique outdoor and indoor spaces, including its botanical gardens and art museum. On display includes decorative arts, paintings, furniture, textiles, silver, and books. Masterpieces include the largest collection of William Edmondson folk art sculptures. Talk about a one-of-a-kind space to hold weddings and corporate events! This grand property can hold parties both large and small. For example, their Botanic Hall can seat 300 while their Potter Room seats 60.
Fair Market - Texas
Located in Austin, this truly is a striking indoor and outdoor event space. A unique Quonset hut-styled building, this warehouse setting has vaulted ceilings and a cool industrial feeling. This place is large, at 12,000 square feet, and can hold 450 seated guests. It also offers large outdoor areas as well making it great for either corporate events or social gatherings. They can accommodate a variety of food and beverage options and other unique vendors as well. Brainstorm about distinctive event experiences you can bring into this vast space!
Camp Navarro - California
Located in a beautiful and peaceful redwood forest in northern California, Camp Navarro is truly special and allows guests to detox from technology and return to nature. Located on 200 acres, this place would be relaxed and memorable for corporate events, weddings, reunions, and more. This unique venue has the ability to accommodate large groups, 300-1000+ attendees! Camp Navarro takes great pride in serving excellent comfort food. They serve delicious wood-fired pizza and BBQ, which are perfect for large group picnics amongst the trees.
Unique Venues = Big Impact
Now that you are inspired by all these amazing venues, time to think outside the box when planning your next party. If you would like to keep brainstorming venue options, remember that the most unusual places can create the biggest experiences.
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