Five of the Best Venues for Hybrid Events
Are you searching for venues that are perfect for hybrid events?
Now that things are beginning to open up, we have found ourselves embracing hybrid events more than ever. Attendees are ready to get back to gathering in person, but in many cases you would still like to expand your reach to a larger digital audience.
It’s worth noting the added complexity that hybrid events bring to the event design process, requiring more up front production planning. And that complexity should be accounted for in the venue sourcing process – Finding a venue already outfitted with Audio-Visual equipment and broadcast capabilities ultimately gives planners peace of mind on the day. Plus, it can be more cost effective to rent out an existing setup rather than having to build out a space from scratch.
This week we’re highlighting some of the best venues across the country for hybrid events that have turnkey solutions for planners.
San Francisco – Mountain View Staging – South SF Studio
Location – South San Francisco, CA
Mountain View Staging (MVS) is a nationwide Audio-Visual Production company who we’ve had the pleasure of working with for years for in-person conferences as well as virtual events. Lately they have been redefining digital experiences providing video production, stage design and live streaming. They pride themselves on flexibility and have three locations coast-to-coast. Fully customizable features include a 2.88mm LED back wall, dynamic lighting, and multiple cameras on movers. Here we are featuring their South SF Studio which was recently configured to accommodate a small studio audience.
Austin, Texas – ATX Event Systems
Location – 10 minute drive from Downtown Austin, Texas
ATX is an Audio-Visual Production company that has their own event space outside of Austin perfect for hybrid events. They have all the project managers, engineers and equipment required to pull off a top notch production. Their 12,000 square foot Grande Studio features two green rooms overlooking the floor and a curved LED wall. Not only do they have the perfect stage set up, but they offer unique event backdrops such as a garden and a pool.
Los Angeles – ShowPro Live Studios
Location – Atwater Village, Los Angeles
Los Angeles-based ShowPro’s super vibey atmosphere will put your inspirational wheels in motion. Featuring a gorgeous 32-foot wide, curved LED screen and a large stage, the space can accommodate an audience, and you can even drive onto the stage! Their Master Control Room has incredible signal transfer and livestream capabilities with the best switching/audio/comms.
San Diego – SEAS Studio
Location – San Diego, California
San Diego-based SEAS has their own stage and venue space on-site and are able to offer a solid alternative to the traditional ballroom space. Their venue has multiple rooms and options for hybrid, including a full stage setup. Being an Audio-Visual Production company, they are able to offer full service Production support from start to finish. Check out a 3D tour of their space here.
New York – Convene
Location – Worldwide
You likely know Convene for providing state of the art, turnkey venues for business events in Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC. With modern, fresh design, and outfitted with all the latest tech, these venues have always been on our list to consider for events that are better suited to a true modern meeting space rather than a hotel ballroom. What you may not know is that during the pandemic they launched their own virtual event platform, making them the only provider we know of that offers fully built out, turnkey event space, a virtual platform, and production services. Here we’re featuring one of their New York locations, however their hybrid services can be utilized at any of their locations, entirely with other venues, or a combination of the two.