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Meeting Spaces: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! Where Do We Begin?
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Welcome to the After Party by the Intrepid Museum’s Special Events Team. Here we’ll give you a look behind the velvet ropes at one of the most exceptional venues in New York, and we’ll tell you what’s catching our eye in the industry and beyond. Just like our events, each of us has a unique style. We’ll be giving you the good, the bad and the outrageously inspiring from our life aboard the ship. Join us for the After Party!
Posted: 10/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

by Brittany Deane


Imagine getting this task: find a unique meeting space that serves as an educational platform and captivates the client’s audience. This might make a planner’s head spin, but don’t worry, an unconventional meeting space might do just the trick. 

The key factors to consider are flexibility, budget and activities. Having flexibility in a meeting space is crucial—every planner has been in the situation where a client doubles the attendance three weeks before the event! Choosing an unconventional space allows you to think outside the box for meeting layouts and adjust to last-minute changes.

For many, budget is the top priority, but do you really want to jeopardize your audience’s overall experience? I don’t think so! By choosing an unconventional meeting space, you’ll have the opportunity to negotiate and brainstorm how to get the biggest bang for your buck with the site manager.

Unconventional spaces may also offer more opportunities to engage your audience. Unique venues like the Intrepid Museum offer interesting, unusual and exciting activities that you can incorporate into your meeting agenda. Here we offer interactive exhibits, simulator rides and one-of-a-kind guided tours.  And if you’re lucky, you might get the chance to sit in the cockpit of a helicopter.

Traditional venues like hotels and conference rooms might be the most obvious places to hold events, but these spaces don’t offer the enriching history of an iconic cultural institution like the Intrepid Museum. Why not take your group out of a boring boardroom and into a museum gallery? Their experience will be more memorable, dynamic and inspirational!

Below are images of several events held in the Intrepid Museum’s unconventional spaces:

Lutnick Theater:
Mess Deck:
Hangar 1:
Hangar 3: