• Room With a View: Spirit of Philadelphia

     
    POSTED July 13, 2015
     

Organizational events and meetings are often vitally important to group success and cohesion, but rarely memorable experiences. Spirit of Philadelphia seeks to change that by offering a completely customizable event experience—on water. The Spirit of Philadelphia cruise ship can accommodate meetings, company outings and client events in a memorable, modern setting. It boasts three climate-controlled decks and an open-air rooftop lounge. In addition to offering lunch and dinner events, Spirit of Philadelphia can host late-night occasions, or “moonlight cruises.” Groups are able to reserve their own private deck or the entire ship, which can hold up to 550 people.

For a more private setting, groups can rent out The Freedom Elite, a separate yacht capable of hosting up to 110 people. Both ships promise one thing: unprecedented views. “You cruise down the Delaware River and see the Philadelphia skyline like never before,” says Sophie Schwartz, marketing coordinator. “We are a floating event and that sets us apart.” Spirit of Philadelphia previously served as host to large com- panies including Comcast and Herbalife, in addition to hosting various local uni- versities. The ship cruises year-round. 

The home of Rockford’s new entrepreneurial event space may date back to the 1920s, but Rockford City Market is primed to showcase future creatives and makers of all kinds.

 

Want to add a literary flavor to your next event–literally? Host a gathering at a library to add a scholarly tone to your fête. You could even go all-in with a literature-themed dress code. Here are some suggestions for a “novel” approach to event planning.

Houston
Houston Public Library

 

When you're in the mountains, it’s truly difficult to be bored. From skiing and snowboarding to hiking and climbing, the U.S. Mountain West and western Canada know how to keep things interesting when it comes to outdoor activities. But sometimes, the best way to enjoy the mountains is to sit back and take in the expansive views. Take your meetings to the mountains without the heavy snow gear and winter boots by hosting your next event on a rooftop venue surrounded by breathtaking mountains.