• New Venue Spotlight: The Fillmore

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    The Fillmore migrates east with a new location in Fishtown.

  • New Venue Spotlight: The Fillmore

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    The Fillmore migrates east with a new location in Fishtown.

  • New Venue Spotlight: The Fillmore

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    The Fillmore migrates east with a new location in Fishtown.

  • New Venue Spotlight: The Fillmore

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    The Fillmore migrates east with a new location in Fishtown.

If you’ve been to The Fillmore in San Francisco, then you might have a sense of what has taken over the old Ajax Metal Company in Fishtown. The brand is the same, but the style is distinctly Philly. “The building was basically a shell and we turned it into a live music and events venue with three separate event spaces,” says Gretchen McHale- Aregood, director of sales. With enough room to hold three to 3,000 people, plus two stages, The Fillmore breathes new life into an old building. Originally built in 1893, the building once housed a munitions factory for the First World War. Today, instead of machines filling the room with sound, local and national performers get to bounce their voices off the walls. Not to mention bowling lanes, an Italian restaurant and distillery all run separately in the space. But, the building’s history still lives in the décor. “We offer a chic industrial look with exposed beams and bricks, multiple event spaces and full in-house production,” continues McHale-Aregood. The space includes its own club, the Foundry. In total, there is 25,000 square feet of space with onsite catering.

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.