Out-Of-The-Box Venue Ideas


There is tremendous value in seeking out-of-the-box venue ideas for your next event. No matter the size of your event, the space you choose will absolutely set the stage for the experience you wish to provide for your guests.

We put together a list of venue ideas to consider when looking to choose a unique type of event space.

From the totally unexpected to the flat-out jaw-dropping, these super cool out-of-the-box venue ideas speak for themselves!


We love the idea of museums as a venue choice because you can almost always find one that matches your brand or personality. From art museums, natural history museums, city museums, air and space museums, to children’s museums — your options can be endless!

Museums offer a tremendous amount of spaces to rent after-hours. As a bonus, you have the benefit of the exhibits as your décor and entertainment. Don’t forget to take advantage of  the built-in guest entertainment! Be sure to ask if you can turn your cocktail hour into a guided tour of the exhibits or if certain areas can be opened for your guests to explore.

Converted Warehouses

For the uber-creative who like to work from a blank canvas, these unconventional spaces can be transformed to fit almost any theme or aesthetic. Consider the addition of flowers and creative décor to develop a beautiful contrast. And since some converted buildings are now run by event companies, many amenities (like a kitchen for the caterers) are ready for use.

National Park

Is there a better backdrop than the beautiful outdoors?! Public and national parks are the perfect spot for an intimate, casual wedding. Even a little extra scouting of locations can successfully pull off an affair of a grander scale.

It’s important to keep in mind that many public spaces require a permit ahead of time and may have some restrictions in terms of bringing in rentals, sound, equipment, food and drinks. But don’t let that stray you away. Do your research and tackle the logistics to make it a memorable event.

Botanical Garden

As most know, flowers are a main feature in events. If you envision being surrounded by flowers at your next event or wedding, a botanical garden is a great place. A huge bonus is having most of the décor done for you already and naturally. Imagine beautiful blooms, tranquilizing fountains, tree-lined paths, and perfectly manicured flower beds.

The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a venue is that is aligned with your overall goal and vision of the event. The venue you choose reflects you and the experience you want to provide guests, and one of these out-of-this-world locations is sure to do so!