Jan 08 2013
Florida serves up a destination buffet for meeting planners with choices galore. Thanks to a growth in international visitors, vacationers and meeting groups, Miami-Dade County is quickly becoming a hot spot for conventions, meetings and special events. Last year alone, more than 857,000 delegates met in the Greater Miami area. Recently the city has undergone a $5.5 billion makeover, which included clean up of the beaches, improvements to the transportation system and a strengthening of attractions. The meeting environment in Miami has always been great, but it is now even greater still!
Part of Miami’s draw for groups is its resorts, hotels, and traditional convention centers, but it is Miami’s unique venues that really stand out from the rest!
Here is a look at 4 extraordinary unique event venues in Miami:
Barry University’s serene, tree-lined, campus is centrally located between the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Airports, is close to South Florida attractions, world-class dining and shopping, the Atlantic Ocean, Everglades National Park and so much more. The on campus facilities and services offer unmatched quality and affordability for conferences, camps, and special events, such as educational activities, community events, religious gatherings and summer programs. Barry’s Conference & Event Services department is a member of the Association of Collegiate Conference and Event Directors International (ACCED-I) and Event Management Systems (EMS®) User’s Network.
Kovens Conference Center offers guests 31,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space, including a gorgeous ballroom, a 10,000 sq. ft. terrace with spectacular views of Biscayne Bay, multiple breakout meeting rooms for groups of all sizes, and a fully equipped computer lab. Experienced conference planners are available for guidance through the planning and execution of any event; the center prides itself with fabulous on-site catering, affordable packages, and audiovisual & technology services. Experience the value of holding your event at Kovens Conference Center, where meetings are their business and they aim to exceed your expectations.
Miami is home to one of the largest ports in the US and is often called the “Cruise Capital of the World,” Royal Caribbean International offers value, ease of planning and a truly unique experience for events by providing everything a land-based resort does, but with so much more! From exhilarating onboard activities and a variety of dining options, to award winning entertainment and event customization options, a cruise is the “Ultimate Offsite Destination.” Royal Caribbean is the only cruise line with dedicated conference facilities on all ships and at no additional cost. Royal Caribbean’s modern meeting spaces can accommodate groups from 16 to 1,400. Royal Caribbean allows guests to enjoy all-inclusive meeting packages, meeting facilities with state of the art multimedia technology, and, holding an event on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship offers guests amazing amenities and first rate activities unlike anything on land!
The Zadok Gallery is located in the heart of Miami’s vibrant Wynwood arts district and is an international leader in the presentation and sale of innovative contemporary artwork. The Zadok Gallery is the perfect venue for corporate events, traditional and avant-garde weddings, private tours, cocktail receptions, dinners, wine tastings, trade shows, brunches and elaborate parties. The physical space of the gallery is incredible as it is one of the largest galleries in the Wynwood/Design District neighborhood of Miami. With approximately 12,500 square feet of gallery space on two levels, six different individual gallery spaces within the main building, events can be held from the intimate to the grand-scale. The Gallery features a private parking lot, private loading dock, full-service elevator and wireless Internet. The Zadok Gallery is centrally located less than a half a mile from interstate highway I-95 and 15 minutes from Brickell, Downtown, South Beach, Miami International Airport, Aventura and the Design District. If you are looking for an impressive, trendy and highly unique space in Miami, the Zadok gallery is the ideal choice.
The weather and atmosphere of Miami are perfect, nowhere else on earth can attendees find the perfect combination of city amenities, attractions and entertainment, all with a fabulous tropical splendor. In short, Miami is truly a fantastic unique destination and whether you’re planning an intimate corporate retreat, or a large conference, the vibrant and exciting city of Miami should be on the top of your list.