Best Event Venues – Corporate & Private Events

Best Event Venues – Corporate & Private Events

At Umbrex we believe a certain magic happens when the right people meet in the same room; connections form that can’t be created through in a videoconference. Over the years we have organized more than 300 in-person corporate events around the world for our members, in private event venues.

Finding the right location for a meeting or event is a time-intensive activity. We have researched venues in cities around the world, as well as gathered and relied upon the recommendations of our members for private corporate event spaces.

In this resource we share the resulting list of event venues to help you organize your own get-togethers.

This is by no means a comprehensive list, and we welcome your suggestions. If you would like to suggest a venue to add to this resource, please submit a recommendation here.

The venues are categorized as appropriate for the following types of events:

  • Corporate meeting — Host training, workshops, or an off-site meeting.
  • Stand & mingle — When you want guests to move around and mingle. Focus on quiet venues that facilitate conversation. Venues include private rooms in a bar or restaurant as well as apartments or rooftops you can rent.
  • Sit-down meal — Primarily restaurants. We seek out quieter venues that allow for conversation.
  • Retreat — Host a multi-day off-site retreat, meeting, or workshop with overnight accommodations.
  • Special experience — Unique events such as cruises, hot air balloons, cooking classes, walking tours, museum tours, and other team building activities.

In addition, we’ve provided a library of icebreaker activities and two handy checklists for planning events — both online and in-person. You can download the Excel files to adapt and use when organizing your own events.

In-person Event Checklist: Download the Excel file

Online Event Checklist: Download the Excel file

Directory of Event Venues

The directory is listed geographically — simply click on any city below to go to the venue listings for that location.

There is also a special category for more remote retreat centers outside a city/metropolitan area. This directory includes more rural retreat venues around the world.

United States & Canada


South America



Middle East

Retreat venues outside cities

View the retreat venues

Included locations:

  • Andalucia, Spain
  • Costa Rica
  • Essex, Massachussets

Other Resources for Finding Event Venues

In addition to the individual event venues listed here, there are also a number of companies and listing platforms that offer many venues across multiple locations. As an additional resource for sourcing the perfect venue for your event, we have created this directory of such websites.