“Venue Finder” makes it simple to match your event and your venue options — and think outside the hotel conference room box.
If you think of ZHG as a great caterer for large events, you are half right. The less-well-known side of ZHG is our smaller, creative side that creates hospitality solutions for our corporate clients. We help them think beyond the holiday party and tap into fresh ideas for retreats, board of directors meetings, annual meetings, employee recognition, continuing education and seminars.
There is plenty of evidence, along with common sense, to support the idea memorable settings make for memorable events. How many corporate events held in hotel conference rooms have you been to? How many of them can you remember? How can you think outside the box when you are trapped in one?
A beautiful, memorable venue automatically says, “Something is different about this event.” Instead of having a 10 minute break in a dull hallway, imagine a break time at a retreat that can be spent walking through parts of the Boerner Botanical Gardens or in the wooded trails near the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.
To help our clients think outside the box in planning their events, we have created a new tool that allows an event planner to plug in information on which amenities are needed, how many people are coming, and what city and what style of venue is wanted. When you search the database, it generates a list of venues that meet your specifications. It is a convenient way to narrow your options — but the magic of it is that it makes you aware of options you weren’t aware of.
We often find that clients are surprised and shocked at the variety and the number of venues that Zilli Hospitality Group works with. They may associate us with one or two venues, but they have no real appreciation for the depth and breadth of our venue partnerships. We have cultivated relationships with dozens of venues in the area, from quirky out-of-the-way spots with their own character to spacious, simple and elegant spaces that offer almost endless creative opportunities.
Check out our vendor finder at www.zillihospitalitygroup.com/events/venues/ — it’s a great starting point for any venue search!