Non-Traditional Venues Lead Trend for Weddings, Family Events in 2007

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In terms of "what's new" regarding family and private events in 2007, look to non-traditional venues that make the most of guests' downtime, advises Steve Robertson, Chief Technical Officer at Eventective (http://www.eventective.com), the Internet's most comprehensive and popular meeting and event space search engine.

In terms of "what's new" regarding family and private events in 2007, look to non-traditional venues that make the most of guests' downtime, advises Steve Robertson, Chief Technical Officer at Eventective (http://www.eventective.com), the Internet's most comprehensive and popular meeting and event space search engine.

More and more families and friends are researching special interest and non-traditional venues such as resorts, ranches, inns, and estate mansions as alternatives to booking traditional full-service hotels to host their wedding, family reunion, or bar mitzvah.

The reason, Robertson said, is the unique value that non-traditional venues can bring, with more options, activities, and accommodations for guests.

According to Eventective's 25,000 visitors a month, choosing "non-traditional venues" to hold family and private events offers a host of benefits, including:

  •      More Things to Do - Smaller, specialty venues can offer a much fuller range of down-time options and recreational activities for guests. Ranging from BBQs, horse trail riding, spa treatments, to golfing, guests often want "something new", or at least a new twist on a tradition to make the event memorable.

  •      Greater Availability - A greater availability of choice means less hassle and research when securing a venue for peak season dates. As a result of the marketplace dynamics, 2007 shows a continuous, steady increase in the supply of unique venues.

  •      Silver Tray Service - Non-traditional venues often pull out the stops in terms of service. Organizers appreciate the high levels of creativity, flexibility, and even the personal touch that a smaller facility goes to lengths to offer.

  •      Better Affordability - Specialty venues often exhibit equal enthusiasm to compete on the cost front, and generally can offer lower overall costs that traditional venues.

Venues that are expected to top the list in 2007 as a "hot place" to hold a wedding or family event are: Resorts, Golf Courses, Museums/Art Galleries, Outdoor Parks/Botanical Gardens, Inns/Bed & Breakfasts, Theatres, Mansions/Private Estates, Wineries/Vineyards/Breweries, or Sports Arenas.

To find the perfect unique venue, visit Eventective at http://www.eventective.com, where a record-setting 307,000 event spaces, 91,000 facilities, and 37,000 related service providers throughout the U.S. are listed and ready for booking.

About Eventective
Eventective (http://www.eventective.com), headquartered in Portland, Maine, is the Web's most comprehensive meeting and event space search engine. With more than 25,000 visitors a day, Eventective is also one of the most popular venue search resources on the Internet.

For professional event planners, business meeting organizers, and individuals planning weddings and parties, the portal's listings feature 307,000 event spaces, 91,000 facilities, and 37,000 related service providers throughout the U.S. and include traditional hotel and restaurant-based properties as well as niche and special-interest facilities that are often not presented elsewhere.

For venues, Eventective delivers qualified leads to assist hospitality and restaurant facilities to better market their available resources and compete in the growing $300 billion U.S. meeting and event industry.

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