Rooted in preserving the past while celebrating the present, Sanctuary Events Center is a unique space for cultivating memories, sharing experiences, and contributing to the cultural growth of downtown Fargo. The historic gothic revival building was first known as St. Mark’s, the first English-speaking Lutheran church in the Dakotas, and after sitting vacant for years, was purchased in 2013. Today the space is renovated and an updated, tech-savvy, multi-purpose venue with hints of its original character.
Sanctuary Events Center sets the stage for performances, keynotes and trainings.
“The Great Hall, which was the church sanctuary, can host up to 375 guests for a seated event with tiered balcony seating from above,” expressed Mallari Ackerman, Director of Sales, Fargo-Moorhead CVB. This space can be converted into a reception space for up to 600 standing guests. The stage in the Great Hall features over 600 sq. ft. of entertainment or presentation space and features two projector screens and built-in projectors. The renovated Lower Hall features 10 ft. raised ceilings adjacent to a full-service catering kitchen.
Host to an array of events, musicians like Sir Mix-a-Lot and Machine Gun Kelly have taken the stage for concerts, only to flip the mood for a corporate function the following night. The Fargo-Moorhead CVB has hosted their own Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon and an opening reception for the North Dakota Travel Industry Conference at the Sanctuary with raving compliments for their spectacular catering options and service.
Brick House Blue is a coworking and collaborative meeting space located in Dublin, OH’s vibrant Bridge Park district.
Brick House Blue offers four large collaborative meeting spaces great for any type of meeting or event – Blues Room, Jazz Room, Classic Rock Room, and Jukebox Room. Each room can be completely customized in regard to seating style (theatre, conference, u-shape, etc.) and can be reserved for a full day or half day, at a per-person rate. “Brick House Blue is perfect for planners who are looking for meeting spaces to inspire creativity and collaboration,” expressed Pat King, CTA, National Sales Manager, Dublin Ohio CVB. “For example, garage doors separate the Blues and Jazz meeting rooms, they can be used separately or as one large meeting space. And, the painted murals on the garage doors are significant to the genre of the music that the dedicated meeting space is named for.”
Room rentals include all a planner needs; audio/visual equipment, snacks, beverages, meeting essentials (white boards, notepads, flip charts), and coffee service. Meeting facilitators can use in-room Apple TVs, Barco Clickshare, or HDMI plug-ins to display presentations. The co-founders are also certified to conduct meeting facilitation and teambuilding exercises.
Should a meeting need a catered meal(s), Brick House Blue is happy to provide meeting planners with menus from their preferred caterers. Meeting planners are also welcome to work with outside caterers for food and beverage needs and have them delivered to the space for breakfast or lunch.
King went on to explain, “I encourage meeting planners to tour Brick House Blue to understand the uniqueness of this venue. Nothing about BHB is the same meeting experience time and again! This venue celebrates creative energy with distinctive meeting rooms, enviable amenities, and unforgettable concierge services. Brick House Blue provides an all-around unforgettable meeting experience."
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Janesville, WI offers meeting space with rustic charm and charisma
The Tallman Carriage House, in Janesville, WI, was originally a structure stabling the Tallman family horses. The carriage house has served many purposes over its life, including administrative offices and a gift shop for the Rock County Historical Society (RCHS). The RCHS is continuously improving upon guest experience of the campus which includes the Lincoln-Tallman House, Charles Tallman Archives & Research Center, Helen Jeffris Wood Museum, Frances Willard School, Wilson King Stone House, and the Tallman Carriage House.
With the recent renovation, this three-story building combines original features – sliding doors, support beams, and more – with modern amenities, including the latest technology and an elevator. It offers an exquisite interior space with room for 75 guests and the option to spill outdoors in BOTH directions, either in front, adjacent to the north lawn and the Tallman House, or to an exterior terrace where additional seating, as well as a bar and refreshment area, can be set up.
The AV offers sound available independently or together on each floor, as well as outside on the West and South exposure of the building. Dual projection units and screens are set up on the second level which accommodate all of the different OS, PCs, and Mac plug-in needs. There is also a podium outfitted for quick release set up of the computer for the presenter.
Many have already enjoyed the venue for private corporate dinners, annual meetings, and corporate retreats in its little over a year of operation. Groups enjoy touring the grounds and Lincoln-Tallman home, where Abraham Lincoln visited in October 1859. Step back in time and step up your guests’ experience all in one location.