We’re sharing everything you need to know about event planning before booking us for your next corporate event.
Goodbye trustfalls, hello new team building.
Can we talk about the status of current corporate events? A few questions:
Why are they always in a ballroom?
Why is the event theme always so cheesy and awkward?
Why can't they be different?
It is 2018, people! That means it is time to shake things up. We've put together a list of unique and sure-to-be experiential event venue spaces that will knock your socks off -- and hopefully make the interactions with your coworkers less awkward.
1. Victorian Age Carriage House + Gardens
Kingan Gardens is located near downtown Tucson within the historical Kingan Building and features a beautiful garden area and nineteen hundreds carriage house. This venue provides the perfect space for a backyard vibe without having to use your own. Lawn games, spring cocktails, and small bites anyone? (note: max capacity 200 people)
Tumacácori National Historical Park is located in the upper Santa Cruz River Valley in Tucson with over 360 acres of land. The park protects the ruins of three Spanish mission communities, two of which are National Historic Landmark sites. It also contains the landmark 1937 Tumacácori Museum building, also a National Historic Landmark.
You can enjoy a dinner party on the lawn with a beautiful view of the Mission San José de Tumacácori or a concert with a beautiful backdrop?!
PC: Nieves Montaño Photography
Built in the 1950's The Rail Yard has been restored to create a unique venue space for all in a unique Tucson neighborhood. Phil Perry and his team have created a space that is welcoming, warm and rustic, perfect for holiday parties, team outings, or reunions! Not only do you get the space when you book this venue, but you also get the games that come with it (corn hole, ping pong and foosball to name a few)! GOODBYE TRUST FALL ACTIVITIES, this is the new team building.
Located just off of 6th avenue in the Tucson arts district, Crooked Tooth Brewery is a hidden venue gem with some of the best local brews.
Their patio is intimate and is complete with wood tables, colorful green chairs, and historic brick walls. This is the perfect spot for a beer pairing dinner, live music get together, or an after work happy hour!
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Located on the second floor of The Brings Building on South Scott Avenue, this 2,000 sq. ft studio is the ideal setting for meetings, parties, and retreats. High ceilings, hardwood floors and white walls make it easily adapted to any decor and Tucson's Owl's Club is right down stairs (perfect for an after party). Break out of the usual board or team meeting and have it in a sunny space instead! Find Out More Here
Photo Credit: Creative Tribe
The San Pedro Chapel is a historic chapel was built in 1932, ad serves as an amazing Tucson venue. The original chapel that was built in this location in 1915 and was destroyed in by a tornado in 1929. Both chapels were constructed by the El Fuerte community.
The perks? Great acoustics for music, indoor and outdoor options, AND there is a hookup for a food truck (yes)!
Finding the perfect Tucson venue for a company celebration or event can be painful, but it doesn’t have to be.
Luckily, you have us and we’re here to tell you about eight of our favorite Tucson venues and event spaces — but there’s definitely more and you can find them by browsing our website.
1. Historic Boarding House in Armory Park
This 19th-century boarding house is the coziest late-1800s home we’ve ever been in. Making it perfect for intimate evenings with friends. It’s just three blocks from downtown so you could still hit the town if you wanted.
2. Creative Tribe Studio
Besides being home to the already-cool pop-up events, the Creative Tribe Workshop’s minimal interior makes this venue incredibly versatile. Your friend’s bridal shower would look great here. Oh, and shares a sidewalk with Owl’s Club. After-party cocktails, anyone?
3. 1800's Converted Bakery in a Historic Neighborhood
It may not smell like freshly baked bread but the converted-from-bakery-to-residence building downtown does make the best venue for large parties with its comfortable patio and separate bedrooms. And its pink exterior and urban interior is going to look great on your Instagram.
4. El Presidio Grocery Market
This historic adobe home in downtown Tucson is super charming with its vintage decor and run-down aesthetic. Just imagine your next dinner party there: Everyone would be sipping on old fashioneds gathered around the piano.
5. San Pedro Chapel
You can smell the creosote and hear the birds chirping at the San Pedro Chapel. This place is perfect for the desert dweller, the Tucson-lover and/or the history buff. And the acoustics are perfect for surprise (or planned) performances.
6. Tumacacori National Park
There’s no reason to run out of things to talk about at Tumacacori National Park, you’ll be too busy talking about how beautiful it is. This preserved Spanish mission community would make the best backdrop for your next dinner party.
7. Historic Gardens in the Center of the Desert
Twinkly lights, small colorful buildings, and an intimate setting are waiting for you at the Kingan Gardens. It’s perfect for close friends, good food, and stargazing.