Fasten those seat belts

Fasten those seat belts and please return your tray tables to their upright and locked positions.  2020 corporate events are poised for takeoff in what appears to be the season’s most popular trend in venues. HANGARS 

Not just any old drafty ugly hangars, but deluxe facilities that house corporate jets, fractional ownership planes and rare or vintage aircraft and some really fast cars!

High end private exclusive event venues in North Scottsdale for gala’s awards banquets destination weddings Meetings conferences and conventions.

A logical choice for events is a blank canvas compared to some big box hotel ballrooms and are better-suited for an event than a fancy hotel ballroom.

Venues with magnitude

“Blank slate” event venues are a cool option to give yourself innovative control of how you want the space to look and feel. Each time there is a party in our hangars, it looks special from one event to the next. Above all, if you’re looking for an event venue that’s inspirational for you and your invitees, no matter if they’ve been there before. Basically, ditch all the “rules” and make your event your own and exclusive to you!

We are totally private and have no foot traffic for looky lou’s!

Events as Experiences

Mind-blowing, once-in-a-lifetime event experiences do not just materialize. Events as Experiences are arranged months sometimes a year in advance and shaped to the most minute detail so that guests depart already planning to come back. We all want and need experiences that facilitate human interactions, by designing journeys across all touchpoints. Event strategy and brand strategy need to echo one another. Whether you’re investigating a fab location, high-tech gear, unparalleled views, or a contemporary or urban event venue or an inspiring setting, our team has the tools and knowledge to make your event crazy fun!

“No event deserves to be mediocre” events offer brands an opportunity to connect with its customers

Events are meant to captivate, they should enlighten, unite, amaze and thrill. We like to say there is no recipe for accomplishing this.

Create an event within an event

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As a result, people cherish and remember experiences, not things. Therefore only experiences stick to our minds and hearts for good. Finally, to organize an exceptional and memorable event, you need to do just that – create an experience.

Events generate meaning

Attendees require a different level of stimulation and interactivity. Multi-sensory experiences is a relatively new approach to creating memorable events.

We are corporate event engineers, we will help you design a powerful story and awe-inspiring event experience that mesmerizes your audience and provides you with measurable results. Our progression is designed to plan, promote, and produce your event.

With a huge team of experts at our fingertips and years of experience, SPEV event venues are the natural choice for stunning events.

For every characteristic of your event, we have the experience and proficiency to meet your requirements. We have a portfolio of impressive venues.

Endless possibilities in a airplane hangar

Endless possibilities in a airplane hangar. Have a scene that requires an actress stepping out of an airplane? Or how about a commercial shoot featuring a fast car in an awesome garage? Does your bad guy need to hop into a helicopter and fly into the sunset?  Therefore you’ll love the possibilities here!

Whether you’re after a loft-style space or a cavernous exhibition space with vaulted ceilings. As well exposed pipes and cement floors, hosting an event in an industrial-style space is all about the wow factor. There’s a stripped-back quality about this style that makes for a unique atmosphere and leaves a lasting impression on guests. Also pared back to the essentials with strong clean lines and no hint of excess.  Industrial spaces are big, bold, comfortable in their own skin and all the more chic for it.

Especially relevant Unique Venues are bursting with character and have colorful histories that help generate buzz around an event. These spaces are in high demand for parties, exhibitions and corporate events. An unusual venue, like a warehouse, studio or loft, completely transforms guests’ perception of an event. This as well helps make it more memorable.

That’s all possible here at Scottsdale Private Event Venues

Consequently no matter how vast or small your endeavor is – our AV rental team is completely committed to your success. If you need help in choosing the correct AV equipment for your event, please feel free to ask our enthusiastic staff to assist in your AV rental requirements. And if you need it, our event production staff is always available to help you organize and help you make sure that your event comes off without a hitch.

Furthermore our Specialties: Destination Management, Meeting Planning, City Wide Conventions, Local Host Committee Coordination, Sales Training Meetings, Incentive Programs, Customer Appreciation Receptions, Board Retreats, Holiday Events, Off-Site Events/Dinners, Dine Arounds, Concept Creation, Themed Events, Transportation, Manifest Management, Venue Selection, Tours, Professional Staffing, Hospitality Desks, PR, Speakers, Entertainment, Promotional Events

Venues of North Scottsdale Hangars

Venues of North Scottsdale Hangars. A fresh, more leading-edge form of social entertainment has been growing in status over the last few years, with the rise of immersive experiences. They have become the “must have” thing for social entertaining, and we wholly expect their attractiveness to continue to grow.  The test will be for all of us in the events industry vendor or planner will to be to make our events as electrifying, mystifying and immersive as imaginable. Truly immersive experiences are all about producing wonder, anticipation and a real “wow” effect. In this highly connected world, the amount of ambiguity and amazement is increasingly scarce, and what guests at immersive experiences enjoy is being plunged into an absolutely outlandish state where they might end up in the middle of a flash mob or a panic room with no way out but to find the way. You are pushing the boundary between fantasy and reality. Any event can contain immersive elements to give guests that same bombshell feeling of wonder and excitement.

The Hottest Craze: Industrial-Style Spaces. Industrial- chic spaces are one of this year’s greatest trends in the events industry. These edgy venues make a courageous statement and bring guests together in fresh and exciting ways. Exposed brickwork, steel beams and innovative fixtures (complete with peeling paint) construct a genuine backdrop for a meticulously urban affair. Industrial venues are jam-packed with character and have colorful pasts that help create buzz around an event. These spaces are in high demand for social gala’s, product launches, incentive events, experiential events and of course corporate events.

Call us today to see how our hangars can serve as your next fantabulous event!

Most noteworthy our hangars range from urban to flawlessly finished with many amenities not generally located in this kind of venue.  Such as VIP 1st class restrooms, AC, and electrical power.

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PR Tools This PR Pro Can’t Live Without

 PR Tools This PR Pro Can’t Live Without
Meghan Ely

PR Tools This PR Pro Can’t Live Without. When you’re balancing floor plans, color palettes, vendors and design schemes, it can be difficult to find time to incorporate public relations into your day-to-day routine. Of course, we all know how vital PR is to growing your business and bringing in more prospects. The question is: How can we prioritize PR without sacrificing valuable time?

Over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about streamlining public relations and keeping things as efficient as possible. Although I’ve tried more programs and apps than I can keep track of, there are a handful that I’ve grown to love and have become seamlessly integrated into regular operations.

Let’s take a look at some of my favorites:

HARO and SourceBottle
In short, these two programs are lifesavers
. Rather than having to scour the Internet for press leads, HARO (Help a Reporter Out) and SourceBottle connect you directly with the press contacts. Essentially, reporters work with these programs to provide the topics that they’re working on and, with a free account, you can receive a digest of available topics to share your expertise on. It doesn’t get simpler than that!

Believe it or not, Twitter isn’t just for trending hashtags and sharing your lunch
. Twitter Lists are a feature that is often overlooked, but tremendously useful. I create lists for different sets of media contacts so I can catch up all in one place, without being distracted by the likes of cat videos and the latest Kardashian scoop. It puts all of the people you need to keep up with in one place. Making it much easier for you to stay on top of press leads.

Two Bright Lights
Many wedding pros may be familiar with Two Bright Lights.  But don’t always take advantage of its features.
In addition to organizing galleries for real weddings and styled shoots, it allows you not only to submit to publications but also to check press requests from multiple outlets.

DropBox and Google Drive
Gone are the days of losing that media list you worked so hard on or the email template that has been ever so helpful
. DropBox and Google Drive are equally useful cloud-based storage programs that allow you to access your files from any device, whether you’re at the coffee shop or on the subway.

This is especially great for the wedding pros in the crowd. As we all know real wedding submissions require input about the Big Day fro the happy couple.

This is best done with insight from your clients, but interviewing them personally isn’t always feasible. Enter Wufoo–a simple-to-use form builder that allows you to create a questionnaire for couples to complete at their convenience. Voila! We’ve also found numerous other ways to use Wufoo to streamline our day-to-day. Including but not limited to prospective inquiries and follow-up surveys. Don’t be afraid to experiment with a program that you’ve never used before. You may just find out it’s the perfect solution!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding PR and wedding marketing firm OFD Consulting. Ely is a sought-after speaker, adjunct professor in the field of public relations, and a self-professed royal wedding enthusiast. 

Photo by Aaron Watson Photography


SPOTIFY LAUNCHES COLLABORATIVE PLAYLIST FEATURE FOR EVENTS: Music-streaming service Spotify has debuted “Playlist Potluck,” a new collaborative playlist feature that will allow users to invite friends to an event by sharing a playlist in which guests can add their own songs. TechCrunch: “Collaborative playlists are an older Spotify feature, but one that’s sometimes a bit underhyped. In reality, playlist programming at parties is often handled on the fly—the host simply hands over their phone and says, ‘here, play what you want.’

With Playlist Potluck, the idea is to instead create the playlist in advance of the event. But by making it part of the invitation process itself.

The feature is being launched in partnership with Sonos. This is part of a promotional campaign where you can win Sonos speakers.  As well a chance to have a top chef, like Danny Bowien or Inaki Aizpitarte, come cook for your party. Because it’s a joint effort, you’ll visit a dedicated page on Sonos’ website in order to set up your playlist. Here, you’ll need to authorize the Sonos Playlist Potluck to access your Spotify account data. Agree to the terms and register for the promo by sharing personal info like your location, phone number and age. When that’s done, you can create your playlist.

Unfortunately, you can only add five of your own tracks to the list before you have to turn it over to your guests. After doing so, you’ll be given a unique URL.  You can share via email, Facebook, Twitter or as a link that you can copy and paste anywhere you choose. That way, you can incorporate playlist programming as part of the party invite.”

Why You Need to Break Your Event Assumptions

Why You Need to Break Your Event Assumptions.

As a professional speaker, I have the opportunity to attend a lot of events and conferences. While they all differ in scale, audience,  locations, and cultures, they almost all share certain elements.

For example, the flow is the same at most events. Attendees arrive at  a certain hour, register at the welcome desk, get a name badge, and get a coffee before gathering in a large room for the keynote presentation. That’s usually followed by some extra plenary presentations or workshop sessions, then lunch, and then more workshops in the afternoon. At the end of the day, attendees gather again for the closing keynote. The organizer expresses some words of thanks and invites everybody to have a drink and network.

There’s nothing wrong with this flow, but there may be other ways to organize the event that could have a huge impact on the attendee experience. What would happen if you broke the assumption on how the flow is supposed to happen?

What other assumptions do we hold about our events? One way to find out what things we accept as true or necessary—but that may not be either—is to look at what events have in common. It’s likely that 90 percent start and end at the same time and feature keynote speakers, for example.

Then see if you can find an event that did that element differently. I have found 21 common event assumptions, and some ways to break them. Here are a few examples:

• One stage, one speaker

At most meetings, you have one main speaker on the stage that everyone in the room listens to. But imagine having many speakers presenting from different points in that big ballroom, and audience members can choose which story they listen to by switching channels via their wireless headphones.

This exists! I had the opportunity recently to be one of four speakers taking part in one of these “silent conferences.” While it was a great experience, it also was very hard for the speakers because we had to compete for attendees’ attention. And it was hard for the participants because they had to divide their attention. But after the first round, it got easier for both sides.

To Read More of this article Today’s guest post is by speaker and author Cyriel Kortleven.


6 New Celebrity Chef Dining Experiences

Food and beverage is such a huge part of meetings and events. While planners are continually seeking out new restaurants to host attendees for unique dining experiences. Therefore the whole celebrity chef craze is not lost on the meetings industry. So we have compiled a list of six new and upcoming restaurants that reflect the handiwork of famous celebrity chefs.

Just this week, MGM Grand in Las Vegas announced that Masaharu Morimoto. Famed Japanese chef and star of Food Network’s Iron Chef America, has made his debut in the meeting capital with Morimoto Las Vegas. Morimoto’s distinctive Japanese fare melds Eastern and Western flavors. The new restaurant offers three distinct dining experiences: sushi bar, main dining room and Teppan tables.

“Fate brought Morimoto Las Vegas to MGM Grand at an exciting time when the city’s dining scene is flourishing,”. Morimoto says. “I’m continually inspired by Las Vegas’ glamour.  I wanted to create something we haven’t done before. A stimulating culinary show, bold cuisine and delicious drinks that my guests will not soon forget.”

Scott Sibella, president and COO of MGM Grand, says the food scene at his property and throughout Las Vegas will benefit from this opening. “We are honored to have him as part of our culinary team.  And look forward to creating once-in-a-lifetime dining experiences at the city’s newest dining destination,” Sibella says.

San Francisco-based Michael Mina, one of the first celebrity chefs to kick off the popular trend in Las Vegas, He opened his first restaurant in Hawaii in August, with Stripsteak Waikiki coming online in Honolulu. The opening marks Mina’s 29th restaurant. The menu features lighter takes on steak house fare, with the addition of fresh seafood.

Located inside Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, Cut was opened by Wolfgang Puck in September. The celebrity chef is making his New York City debut.

Also new MGM National Harbor in Maryland, a member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), will open in December.  With several big-name chefs to help catch the attention of meeting planners and attendees. This includes Fish by Jose Andres, who will celebrate the best of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Most noteworthy diners will be able to enjoy a crab boil on the outdoor patio during warm weather.

In January, Phoenix will welcome Mora Italian by celebrity chef Scott Conant of Impero Caffe in New York and Scarpetta in Miami. Conant’s partner in this venture is Stefano Fabbri. Designed to create a neighborhood vibe, Mora Italian will offer a modern vibe with urban street art and live music on weekends.

In conclusion David Chang is opening Las Vegas Momofuku in 2017 at The Cosmopolitan. Chang has eateries in New York City, Sydney, Toronto and Washington, DC.

By Holly Woolard

SPECIAL EVENTS BLOG How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events

SPECIAL EVENTS BLOG How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events

Oftentimes, a lack of motivation or inspiration can come from simply being overworked.
SPECIAL EVENTS BLOG How to Tap Into Your Creativity for Special Events Jennifer Taylor

Working in the creative business naturally comes with some lulls.  So having periods of feeling uninspired can be inevitable. However, a great creative person doesn’t focus on the rut. Rather, they put their focus on getting out of it and finding their next dose of motivation.Oftentimes, a lack of motivation or inspiration can come from simply being overworked. When you take on more than you can handle, you can easily burn out and find yourself feeling frustrated with the work at hand. In this case, it can be prudent to get up and go – anywhere! Step away from your work (yes, it will be there when you get back!) and take a breather. A nice break can refresh even the most bogged down mind, so don’t discount the benefits of a breath of fresh air.

It can also help to mix up your inspiration sources from the typical Pinterest boards and wedding magazines that you usually frequent. This could be an excuse for you to take some extra time browsing your favorite home decor catalog or to spend your weekend visiting a nearby garden. Don’t get me wrong–wedding blogs and magazines are great. But after a while, you’ll start to see the same things, and that can lead to mental exhaustion.

Another great way to feel creative is to have brainstorming sessions with your team. In our office, we like to get together and just throw around ideas.  We build off of each other’s thoughts. We don’t keep that limited to the office, though. We’re all open to sending each other photos and thoughts as we’re thinking of things around town. That way, you never have to worry about an idea disappearing before you get to your computer!

Once you feel that light bulb turn on, take it and run. Take notes. Draw up a design. Create a to-do list. Do whatever you need to do in order to ensure that it becomes a productive idea. More often than not, that first spark will lead to a string of other ideas so be patient.  Let the inspiration come to you. Approach the world with an open mind and you can’t go wrong!

Jennifer Taylor is the owner of Taylor’d Events Group, a planning firm that specializes in celebrations of all kinds in the Pacific Northwest and Maui. She is also the creator ofThe Taylor’d Plan, a self-administered class for wedding planners who are new to the industry and looking to grow and develop their skills.

Big Event Companies Share Trends in Latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies”

Big Event Companies Share Trends in Latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies”

First of all new technologies–such as virtual and augmented reality—and the continued role of social media are two of the major trends shaping special events this year. These insights appear in the 15th annual “50 Top Event Companies” article, featured in the latest issue of Special Events. Here are highlights:

“One of the biggest things we’re seeing in the marketplace is brands using live events as incredible content feeders–or ways for their brand to generate owned, shareable content,” EA management says. “This has truly put events and experiential at the center of the marketing mix, and extends to a brand’s approach to measurement as well. The focus is less about the numbers onsite at an event, and more about how that event was able to create shareable content that expands the reach, multiplies impressions and creates opportunities for measurable impressions.”—AgencyEA, Chicago

What’s coming:

As a result the event industry should be ready for more live-streaming, real-time collection of data through polling and Q&As, more accessible virtual and augmented reality, and an increased use of event apps/CRM software to simplify check-in and registration processes, management says.—Allied Experiential, New York

Big trends affecting the event and meetings industry include an increased focus on global security; “as the risk is heightened, and travel policies of big organizations react accordingly, fewer delegates will be willing to travel to different events around the world,” management says. Other forces at play: the emerging “sharing” economy, the speed at which new technology is adopted, the new possibilities that virtual and augmented reality bring, and the emergence of “positioning” technology. “We have been exploring how best to use the new technologies available to create and enhance sensory and personalized learning journeys,” management says. “By personalizing the experience and considering the individual attendee rather than the collective group, you can make it more meaningful and create specific event tracks, specialist interest groups, interactive signage, personal event maps and programs.”–Ashfield Meetings and Events, Ivyland, Pa.

“Social media is gaining a huge presence in the meetings/event space with user-generated content in the form of images and storytelling taking center stage, the Broadstreet team says. “Brands want event attendees to be a part of the whole experience, and using social media to generate content is an effective way to immerse them. Audiences have become more media-savvy, and the material they provide is more sophisticated, meaningful and memorable.”–Broadstreet, New York

“Today, it’s all about engaging the audience with new and exciting experiences that reinforce the overall message,” management says. “We see an increasing focus on what happens outside the ballroom, not just inside it. Event experiences are becoming more personalized through the use of virtual reality, 3D animation, augmented reality and interactive installations. Projection mapping is allowing companies to use the event space in powerful and creative ways, creating a greater emotional impact.”—Corporate Magic, Dallas


EEG management points to an uptick in live streaming during events, particularly user/developer conferences, via different software applications, as well as specialized geo-location tags via applications such as Snapchat. “Additionally, we see a continuation of requests from clients to get out of the ballroom and into unique venues: after-hours museums, refurbished warehouses, and concert venues are all on the table, particularly for tech clients. Last, we have noticed an increase in dividing the typical Silicon Valley user conference into two coastal conferences–one for West Coast users and one for their East Coast or European customers.” The bad news: “A trend that continues for third parties is the lack of availability and space from hotels and venues.”-Enterprise Events Group, San Rafael, Calif.

Attendee engagement in highly customized, branded and experiential events is no longer a trend, but the norm, they say. “Clients are looking to create ‘evergreen’ experiences and content generated from events that is fresh, relevant, sustainable and lasting post-event either in social media, traditional marketing channels or internal content. Progressive event decor and design, increasingly sophisticated entertainment experiences, and unique venues lead the charge in these efforts to put a client’s brand spin on attendee experiences. Every corporate event is essentially a business meeting in disguise.”—EventWorks, Los Angeles

“Continuing the trajectory seen in 2015, events have grown substantially as the cornerstone of corporate marketing strategies and engaging influencers at every level is still paramount,” management says. “Computer-generated realities continue to be the hot trend moving forward. Therefore VR environments are becoming more intricate while augmented reality has simply exploded with the launch of Pokémon Go. We can expect to see AR facial recognition during event registration and virtual floor plans come to life with information and engagement.”—FIRST, New York

See the full story in the Fall 2016 issue of Special Events. Not a subscriber? We can fix that—to subscribe, just click here.