About Us

Great events start with Great Places.  As the number one venue and event-related services resource, planners turn to us first when creating memorable corporate and private events.

Founded in 2002, Great Places is a multi-faceted media company focused on presenting the most comprehensive, unique and diverse collection of venues and services available for the meeting and event planning industries.  Our targeted 360-degree marketing plan helps our advertisers present their venue or service to an engaged audience of powerful decision-makers.  Through the Great Places Directory and GreatPlacesDirectory.com, we provide an impactful visual showcase for advertisers, while offering key information in a highly organized format.  Great Places’ value-added marketing opportunities help advertisers deliver key messages directly to end-users, and our newly-formed Concierge Service offers complimentary service to planners looking for personal assistance in selecting the right venue for their event.

Great Places Media:
  • publishes the leading resource directory with more than 67,000 copies distributed annually in key markets, reaching a targeted national readership of more than 207,000.
  • has a newly re-designed website, featuring state-of-the-art search functionality for visitors though streamlined navigation and a defined search feature that makes venues and related services searchable by a variety of criteria.
  • maintains the most up-to-date and effective distribution list of active event planners, industry leaders and decision makers.