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!

Unique Venues Something different

Unique Venues Something different. The flexibility of our space provides for a blank canvas for your imaginative occasion planning.  You can alter this space to fit nearly any style of event. Call us today to see how Scottsdale Hangar Parties can serve as your next fantabulous event!

Hangars range from urban to flawlessly finished. We have amenities not generally located in this kind of venue.

No other source that can provide such a unique venue which is faultless for several types of events including:

We are your one-stop, full-service event partner. Scottsdale Hangar Parties connects you to our unique event venues while also providing the most comprehensive turnkey event production solutions. We specialize in corporate event locations and production in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding cities.

SPEV and no other source provides such a unique venue which is faultless for several types of events including:

Hence we are your one-stop, full-service event partner. Venues of North Scottsdale connects you to our unique event venues while also providing the most comprehensive turnkey event production solutions. We specialize in corporate event locations and production in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the surrounding cities.

With that said if you want your event to be a marvelous accomplishment, you need to make sure that it is something special. With all the things tried and tested with regards to event management in Scottsdale, there is little room to improve on standard practices. That is why you need to think out of the box. We’re talking about something really out there when we say out of the box. A victorious event needs a really good theme.

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 Around, Concept Creation, Themed Events, Transportation, Manifest Management

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Scottsdale Corporate Event Jet Hangars

Scottsdale Corporate Event Jet Hangars. Whether you’re planning an amazing incentive event, a let your hair loose offsite party, business meeting, awards gala, or team building, the right venue will set the tone for your next corporate event.

With experiential events at the core of purposeful marketing, creativity concept to execution is paramount to success.

Our versatile private hangar spaces make us a prime location for all of your corporate event needs. We are: a collection of aviation environments for rent in Scottsdale for corporate and social settings.

Our 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 and corporate events. An unusual venue, completely transforms guests’ perception of an event and helps make it more memorable.

Our specialists can help you choose the right hangar that will be the best fit for your next corporate event. Also help you customize the space to fit your style with full event production from the ground to the ceiling.

Spaces 100 to 2000

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Gala Events with Venues of North Scottsdale

Gala Events with Venues of North Scottsdale. Located in North Scottsdale our Event spaces have established a stellar reputation for elegant affairs of all kinds. Our in-house Special Events team will work with you to produce your event ! Or if you’re an event producer we’re happy to play host while you do the dirty work 😉 We can host a range of events from concerts to conferences to private receptions, including weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.

Clients have access to our in-house event planners and full service amenities such as catering & design services. Our spaces are well suited for any corporate, non-profit or private event.  We have hosted significant events, yet specialize in unique experiences.

You’re organizing a party! Congrats! Are you frazzled yet? Well don’t be! Because whether you are fantasizing of an elaborate fairy-tale wedding, a glitzy cocktail party (because you’re so swanky!), a down-to-earth bridal shower, or your next corporate off-site, we have a versatile, beautiful venue that will meet your every need.

Multipurpose venues can be personalized according to request.  Venues of North Scottsdale also offers full service catering packages, an onsite professional production team, and professional meeting and event planners for the production of all types of events.

Types of Events Good for our venues

  • Destination Weddings
  • Large Dinner Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Incentive Events
  • Luxury Fashion Shows
  • Fundraisers
  • Art Openings
  • Music Performances
  • Film Screenings

We have extensive experience in planning and producing seamlessly executed

  • Cocktail Welcomes – Sit down dinners – Interactive events
  • Action Station – Receptions – Exceptional Experiences
  • Corporate Events – Private Concerts – Streamlined and Synergistic
  • Brand Launches – Product Activations – Event Decor
  • Experiential Events – Team Building Events – Creative Strategists
  • Award Recognition Ceremonies – Black Tie Galas
  • Couture Fashion Shows – Destination Weddings
  • One-of-a-Kind Environments – Custom Fabrication

Brenda and Kurt Warner’s Celebrity Game Night

Brenda and Kurt Warner’s Celebrity Game Night. Join Hall of Fame Quarterback Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda for the most fun and unique fundraising event of the year! Brenda and Kurt Warner’s Celebrity Game Night is bringing together community members, local celebrities, and professional athletes to honor Arizona Coyotes legend Shane Doan, while raising money for the Warner’s most beloved cause — Treasure House.

We’re breaking out all your game room favorites and giving you a chance to mingle, play and compete. Sip on a signature cocktail or grab a bite at one of the sports arena-themed food stations while gearing up for the live auction!

The evening will feature some of your favorite athletes competing in a “Win, Lose or Draw” contest to benefit the charity. We will then have a very special program in honor of Shane Doan, including a “fireside chat” about his life and career.

General Admission Tickets are $250 per person, with all proceeds benefiting Treasure House.

Special VIP tickets are available for $1,000. VIP tickets include exclusive access to a VIP reception with Kurt, Shane and more of your favorite celebrities and athletes; preferred VIP seating near front of stage; commemorative sports memorabilia signed by Kurt and Shane; and some other fun perks and surprises. You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For more information and to purchase VIP tickets, please email Hurry! Space is limited — only 50 VIP tickets are available!

When: 6:30pm. to 9:30pm. Friday, February 9, 2018

Where: Ross Aviation

South Complex South Hanger

14700 N Airport Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Parking: Complimentary Valet and Rideshare Drop-Off Only

Attire: Business Casual

(Must be 21 or older to attend)

Sponsorship packages available, please contact Lisa Hartsock


Fri, February 9, 2018

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM MST

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Ross Aviation – Scottsdale (SDL)

14700 North Airport Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Ditch the Conference Room Book an Unusual Event Venue

Ditch the Conference Room Book an Unusual Event Venue

Therefore ditch the Conference Room Book an Unusual Event Venue. Events are all about experience.  In the future experience will continue to be a major influence as events increase in number. Participants are spoilt for choice. In 2017. In the events industry alone, we’ve listed 52 event industry events and 29 awards events for events – that’s 81 events in total for event professionals to choose from. The situation is identical in other industries too.

So apart from destination, the second biggest feature that is guaranteed to make your event stand out from the competition, is the venue. We’ve all seen congress centres and hotel conference rooms in all of their available varieties. To create a different, unique impression for potential visitors, you need to “think different”. See Genioso 10-reasons-to-ditch-the-conference-room-and-book-an-unusual-event-venue/Read the whole article here

Here are 10 ways an unusual venue will transform your event into a unique experience

  1. Having a unique venue for your event will definitely make it stand out amidst competing events.
  2. Venues that are not typical for a particular industry or sector are much more likely to create media ‘Buzz’. We’re talking traditional, digital and social media. A unique venue will always provide a more interesting story to write about and share.
  3. As a result Media Buzz will, in turn, improve the event’s attendance. Who doesn’t want to be part of a unique experience that’s the ”talk of the town”?
  4. With all the Buzz and attendance of course comes engagement. As participants and media become part of this unique event they are much more likely to talk about it, share their thoughts and experiences.
  5. And so we come to social proof, testimonials and endorsements. No longer will you need to ask for a recommendation, just collect the articles about your event, the user tweets, the positive mentions, comments and shares.
  6. Even long into the future, the original venue and unique experience provided, are much more likely leave long-lasting memories with your events’ participants.
  7. Which brings us to the “WOW” effect and…
  8. Especially the event producer, being remember as original, unique and creative.
  9. Therefore being a memorable organizer of events, a producer who creates Buzz, attendance and engagement – you will always generate sponsorships!
  10. This is not so much a “unique experience” for participants, more of a unique experience for your wallet. Unusual venues can work out cheaper than traditional, more lavish locations, in terms of fee to hire.

Special Event Planner’s Guide to Venue Planning

An Event Planner's Guide to Venue Planning

Assuming that you have already identified the type of event you are planning and its purpose, there are many other factors must be considered as you begin the process of selecting the venue itself.

Venue Planning

The following this roadmap will help guide you through steps in choosing the perfect event space.

Identify Your Target Audience and Know Your Guest List

When venue planning for an event, one of the most important pieces of information you must know is who your guests will be and how many you expect to attend. While the type of event will certainly inform the venue choice, one of the largest limiting factors for an event space is its capacity. Make sure that you know at least an accurate estimate (it can be a range) of the number of guests as this will immediate limit your venue options. You should also consider your audience. Be sure that the venue reflects not only the event itself but the guests’ tastes and expectations.

Identify Event Dates

Check your calendar because timing will influence many decisions, including your venue of choice. After your guest list, the date of your event will be the next limiting factor.

Depending on what type of event you are planning, you may find that you either have to be flexible with your event date to get the venue you want or you will have to be flexible with your venue choice in order to get the date you want. You should begin venue planning knowing where you or the client are flexible.

Here are some questions to consider:

  • When are your guests most likely available to attend based on their schedules?
  • What venues have appropriate and available space for those times?
  • When is the best time for your management team to hold the event?

Calculate Your Budget

With an open-ended budget, anyone can plan a great event and have an infinite selection of venue choices. But more than likely, your financial resources are limited and you should be aware from the beginning of what your financial limitations are – even if your event budget is simple a ballpark estimate or range. An event planner can always plan a great event within a reasonable budget.

  • Do the venues fall within your budget parameters for space, technical and catering expenses?
  • Have you negotiated a favorable rate for services and demonstrated the value of your role?
  • Have you allowed flexibility in your budget in case line item expenses exceed the plan?

Scope Out Different Locations

Once the guest list numbers and possible event dates are narrowed, it’s important to identify the locations where the event could be held. Hotels and event or conference centers are some of the most popular event spaces for corporate events and wedding receptions, but they are not the only options.

This is a time to be creative in your thinking. Consider the following:

  • Based on the theme of your meeting, what three best locations come to mind?
  • Where would your guests prefer to attend this meeting?
  • What will be most convenient for your guests?
  • Other than a hotel, what unexpected locations could increase the RSVP rate?

Find the Right Type of Event Space

The venue you choose must have an appropriate space for the type of event you are planning. Will your event require a dance floor? Will you need a PA system? What about a speaker’s podium or a projector screen? What sort of table setup do you need? In addition to considering these sorts of questions, here are some of the top venue planning questions to ask yourself:

  • Does the event venue meet the special criteria of your program or event?
  • Can the venue accommodate your production, entertainment, A/V, sound, and other technical needs?
  • Does the condition of the facility reflect the high standards of your organization?

Consider Venue Services and Restrictions

In addition to finding the right type of event space, you will want to look into the types of other services offered by the venue and decide their value to your event. Some venues will also have a preferred vendor list from which you must work to find vendors or suppliers for other services. Other venues have restrictions on decor or other aspects on the event itself. Some questions to ask include:

Updated March 05, 2017


The venue most delicate decision event professionals face

The venue most delicate decision event professionals face. A research found what influences that decision. The largest trade shows in the meeting and event industry are mainly focused about connecting two audiences: event professionals and venues.

If you walk the floor of IBTM or IMEX events you will notice dozens of venues (sometimes through convention bureaus or national tourism boards) from around the world trying to win planners’ favour.

Hosted buyers programs where created to facilitate this connection. Some hosted buyers programs pay for travel and accommodation expenses, give access to VIP lounges and lavish private events if the event professional is able to demonstrate they manage venue budget and are willing to make appointments.

Technology Is Not Standing and Watching

One of the strongest focus of technology providers over the past three years revolved around facilitating this exchange.

Venue search engines popped up all over the place. Websites where event planners looking for a new destination or venue could find all the information about potential candidates.

Some companies automated the Request For Proposal (RFP) process. They collectively got venue owners to reply to event planners’ demands.

Why Is Choosing a Venue So Important?

If you are starting out in the event industry, you will soon realise that the venue decision will have the biggest impact on your budget and overall performance of the event.

To captivate event profs’ preference, venues gained control of catering, audio visuals and technology at large. They offer inclusive packages that cover most requirements associated with events.

Such service convergence makes the bill bigger and the weight associated to the decision heavier.

Choosing a venue is without a doubt a decision that can make or break your event. It is that one decision where event professionals feel the pressure.

What Influences Venue Decision Making Process

I could come up with several factors influencing decisions when it gets to choosing venues. But that would only be my speculation. An absolutely and utterly sound speculation, but still a speculation.

You know how I like to try to be analytical with content that makes it to the blog. I don’t like gossip, I don’t like fashion.

I decided to dig deeper and did a bit of research.


Personal Interaction Is the Most Valuable Channel Affecting Decisions

While as an event professional you may think this is quite obvious, this may not be the case for venue listing websites, search engines, trade magazines, blogs, events, etc.

In fact the research, which was carried among 5500 ISES members, computed decision preference among channels such as direct marketing, printed media, technology (websites, search engines), collateral advertising and personal.

Therefore word of mouth seems to be the channel we rely on when looking for a venue or advice on selecting a venue.


Meeting Room Information Has the Strongest Influence on the Final Decision

This is also an interesting one to better understand how event professionals’ minds work. Despite the research has been carried within the International Special Events Society (which I am proud member of), therefore in a demographic who pays extra attention to the venue component, the findings are quite surprising.

Venue cost? For Real? I would have guessed that pricing was going to be the major factor influencing decisions. Apparently not the case.

I am impressed and this gives a lesson to all those marketing their venue or creating technology for marketing venues. Meeting Room information is what matters. Exposing the features of your meeting room is what makes event pros say yes!

In Conclusion

Choosing a venue is surely one of the most delicate decisions an event professional faces.

Research has demonstrated that we trust others’ advice when looking for information about a venue. That has a massive implication for events and trade shows promoting destinations and venues. In fact facilitating this exchange of information through networking or peer-to-peer sessions becomes extremely important for the success of the event.

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How to Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Event

How to Choose the Perfect Venue for Your Event.

There are two ways to find the perfect venue for your event. You can either let your venue determine the type of event you want, or choose your venue according to the event you already have planned. For instance; does your event need a stage for presentations or guest speakers? Have you promised an outdoor activity, such as an obstacle course? Perhaps you require tables to display items for a silent auction or chairs and round tables to host a sit-down dinner?

To help you get the most from your event we recommend asking your event manager the following questions:

How much space is needed?

Consider how many people you’re expecting. There needs to be sufficient space for guests to move about freely so they don’t feel too cramped or lost in an abundance of open space. Additionally, if you’re planning to hold activities for the duration of the event, you’ll need to take that into consideration. The Artillery Garden in summer even gives you the option of hiring out its fun fair for extra entertainment.

Will the food be a big draw for guests of this event?

Having a venue that has on-site catering is a major benefit to you. Not only is it second nature for the team to cater for large numbers, but you also reduce the risk of running into issues. Venues like One London Wall have dedicated in-house catering by Create Food & Party Design, so you can entice guests with a fantastic menu at your London event.

Is there space for branding?

Branding helps associate and promote your event. If there are sponsors involved, there will more than likely be a clause stating they require their own branding. Be sure that when you’re looking at potential venues, that there is ample room within eyesight for yours and your sponsors’ logos. Old Billingsgate in London can even project your branding onto one of its huge screens during your event and The Pavilion at Tower of London also has the opportunity to project logos onto the wall of the Tower of London.

Are there AV and sound facilities?

More than likely, you or someone else will need to make an announcement during your event. Whether it’s to welcome a guest speaker, thank guests or even encourage guests to dance, you will require the equipment to do so. The Roundhouse offers a full PA system which can be used for background music or speeches.

Is it accessible?

There’s a good chance that your guests will be utilising public transport to get to and from your event so, it’s good to ensure that it’s close to bus and train services, or has ample parking for guests travelling in cars. Glaziers Hall is a quick walk from both Waterloo and London Bridge station and is centrally located to several hotels, should guests be travelling from far.

Another point to consider is whether your venue has WiFi capabilities or if you can connect your LTE router. Social media and digital presence is so important as it can help boost presence.

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Team Building in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Team Building in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Wildly Different, which offers events worldwide, has a history of operating team building in Phoenix and Scottsdale for years.

But, we’re happy to announce that we now have an office based in the area, making it even easier for us to offer team building in Phoenix!

Our very own Manager of Making It Happen, McKenzie Kaufeld Counts moved to the area in November. She’s been busy making contacts and learning as much as possible about her new home. Here are some insights she’s made that may help if you’re looking to host a team building in Phoenix or Scottsdale:

Team Building in Phoenix and Scottsdale

McKenzie scoping out Old Town Scottsdale for a team building in Phoenix area

It’s possible to do team building in Phoenix that goes beyond the Jeep tour

Many groups love to take a Jeep tour for their team building in Phoenix. We think it’s a “hot” (in more ways than one) activity too! But, it does have its limitations. For instance, you’d be hard pressed to take a large group out, as the number of Jeeps are limited. Thankfully, Wildly Different has options for team building in Phoenix and Scottsdale that can be done at or around your event venue in the Valley including:

Hunts that allow you to explore while doing a team building in Phoenix & Scottsdale & beyond

There are so many places to visit in the area – from Phoenix, to Old Town Scottsdale, downtown Tempe, or even the beautiful Papago Park etc. And, there are equally as many different types of hunts you could host for your team building in Phoenix. It all depends on the profile of your group. Traditional treasure hunts are an ideal way to get your team to use creativity, strategic thinking and communication skills. They’re also a great way to weave in company information! But, if you simply want your team to have fun and explore the area, something like our Epic Selfie Quest would be perfect, as teams simply have to collect photos and scavenger hunt items. For those looking for a high-tech option, our iTech Trek outlines a variety of challenges on a team iPad. And, we’ve hosted Amazing Race-themed events that are, well…amazing!

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Teams participating in The Great Race in Tempe

Western-themed events – the perfect theme for a team building in Phoenix & Scottsdale

Some of the favorites that we’ve hosted here include an event that has guests making chuck wagons out of fruits, vegetables and other parts and then racing them on a track! Or, if you prefer something more life-sized, there’s Wagons Ho, which has teams transforming a regular cart into a wagon and their people into horses that pull it and a rider along a race route. Another one you can lasso is our Make a Scene event. It puts your team’s creativity to the test, as teams must recreate a famous western film with a company themed twist.  And for those who like to puzzle out conundrums instead of using their creative flair, there’s Escape The Gold Mine.  This popular favorite builds on the popularity of Escape Rooms, but can be done for any size group!

team building in Phoenix team set up

Getting ready for teams to enjoy a Wildly Different western team building event in Phoenix

A golf-themed team building event in Phoenix & Scottsdale is a no-brainer!

Teams can build their own golf course using items that are donated to charity afterwards. Or, they could build their own 19thhole in our event that has teams creating their own tiki bar. There’s also our Golf Game Show that is a duffer’s delight, but wouldn’t tee off any non-golfers either.

You can do your team building in Phoenix at your event venue

There’s no need to go offsite to do your team building event in Phoenix. That just adds on a lot of additional expense and time to your event schedule. Most event venues have huge ballrooms and beautiful outdoor spaces. We have events that work well in ballrooms, outside, or a combination of the two.

team building in phoenix mckenzie

McKenzie sitting pretty in one of the area’s local haunts!

If you’d like to talk to our expert on team building in Phoenix and Scottsdale, don’t hesitate to “butt in” (pun to accompany the photo above) and reach out to McKenzie! Simply contact us and mention that you read this blog and would like more information.