This week kicks off the Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition, the leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry. AIBTM gives convention visitors an in-depth look at places to host a wide range of events right here in Orlando.
While the ‘Big 3′ theme parks have always been a must for visitors, we’re uncovering some of Orlando’s best-kept secrets to meeting locations. Our fair city is on the fast track to growth and it continues to bring developments that its communities can enjoy. Whether you’re looking for something new to do, or a hidden gem loved by locals, this post is for you.
Fantasy of Flight:
Home to the world’s largest private collection of vintage aircrafts, Fantasy of Flight can become the setting for an intimate party, or an extraordinary large-scale affair. With over 100,00 square feet of combined meeting space, your event will soar to new heights. Offering several versatile and unique event spaces, Fantasy of Flight is conveniently located only 20 miles west of Walt Disney World.
Church Street Station:
Situated in the bustling downtown Orlando scene, the Church Street Station recently underwent several renovations, restoring this historic hot spot back to its glory days. Many iconic venues make up this unique location including, the Ballroom at Church Street, Orchid Garden, Event Venue Orlando and Cheyenne Saloon, all of which can accommodate various types of meetings, events and other gatherings. With the ability to host parties from as little as 10, all the way up to 10,000 guests, the history and grandeur of these venues is unlike anything in Orlando.
Dr. Phillips for Performing Arts:
What is to be one of the largest developments downtown Orlando has seen since the construction of the Amway Center, the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center will open its doors on November 6th to host a mix of cultural and social activities. Plan a gala in the all-glass DeVos Family Room over looking the CNL Arts Plaza or a soiree of any size across their multi-level facility. The awe-inspiring design of this venue can become a spectacular backdrop for your next event.
Fun Spot America:
Smack in the middle of the world’s largest theme park corridor, Fun Spot America welcomes groups of all sizes, giving them them the ability to rent portions of the park for private events. Home to Orlando’s only wooden coaster, Fun Spot America’s ultra clean environment lures guests in, to experience several activities, thrill rides and coasters.
Richard Petty Driving Experience:
Located at The Walt Disney World Speedway, the Richard Petty Driving Experience offers guests an interactive event experience, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride shotgun in a NASCAR racecar, reaching speeds of up to 165mph. Utilize the large in-field for a Food Truck themed event like we executed last year for one of our clients, or relax in the shade of their massive overhang.