Creative Corporate Event Venue Ideas

If you're planning a corporate event, then securing the perfect venue is most likely at the top of your must-do list. The good news is that, in most locations, you'll have no shortage of enticing venue options from which to choose.

The first thing to consider when narrowing down your list of venue opportunities is what type of corporate event you're planning and at what time of year. For instance, you likely won't want to book an outdoor event space if it takes place during winter in a northern climate. 

If you're holding a fancier corporate event, such as an awards ceremony or a black tie affair, stick with elegant, sophisticated spaces. For more casual events where families are invited, such as company picnics, it's appropriate to choose a venue with a more relaxed atmosphere. Both indoor and outdoor event venues can be either classy or casual, so don't be afraid to think outside of the banquet room. 

Here are some creative corporate events venue ideas to consider.


Not only is holding your event in a favorite local restaurant a fun idea, but it's also convenient as you won't have to worry about bringing in food from an outside source, such as a caterer. You may also end up saving money if you can secure a package deal or a prix-fixe menu option. Depending on the size of your event, you can either reserve just a dining area or the entire eatery.

When choosing the perfect eatery, pick one that serves a wide range of food items to appeal to the most amount of guests. For instance, go with a traditional Mexican or Italian restaurant that also offers basic food items such as hamburgers and pizza. This is especially important if there will be young kids in attendance.

Consider any of your attendees' food restrictions and allergies when choosing the eatery and planning the menu. Provide meatless and dairy-free options as needed.


Another creative place to hold a corporate event is a popular local museum. Choose one that matches the type of industry your company specializes in, such as science and industry or art, if possible. Book the event space as far in advance as possible during busier times of the year, such as the holiday season. 

Again, depending on the size of your guest list, you may be able to reserve the entire venue or just a private event space. Consider a museum that offers flexible indoor and outdoor space to give guests the chance to mix and mingle wherever they feel most comfortable.