Great Events Start with Great Places.

The Great Places Directory is the leading venue and service resource serving the event and meeting planning industries.  Planners of corporate, social and non-profit events and meetings turn to us first when creating memorable events.

Our focus is on quality, and our goal is to provide end users with the most comprehensive, unique and diverse collection of venues and services available.  The Great Places Directory is designed to provide a powerful visual showcase for advertisers, while offering users key information in a highly organized format.  Supported by targeted marketing and distribution programs, the Great Places Directory will put your venue or service in front of a powerful audience of decision makers.


Great Places Drives Business to Your Business


  • An impactful visual showcase for advertisers
  • Information that’s important to planners, presented in an easy-to-use format
  • Flexibility to extend advertising opportunities over a period of time and across several pages of the website
  • A digital platform with additional promotional opportunities allowing advertisers to customize their advertising
  • program. This comprehensive approach provides various points of interaction with the event planning community
  • Our Concierge Service which offers complimentary personal assistance to planners looking for the right venue and services for their event  
  • Marketing opportunities that help advertisers deliver key messages directly to geo-targeted audiences


Who Visits Great Places?

Our audience are dedicated professional and individual event planners who are actively looking for the most exciting and unique venues around.

Event planners appreciate the quality and selection of venues and resources as well as the ease of use of the site’s navigation and search functionality.




Who Advertises with Great Places?

Auditoriums & Performance Spaces
Clubs, Lounges & Bars
Conference & Meeting Spaces
Event Venues
Hotels and Spas
Lofts and Mansions
Museums and Cultural Spaces
Sports Venues
Terraces, Roofs and Gardens
Themed Event Spaces
Yachts and Cruise Ships

Event Resources
Bridal Registries
Event Planners
Floral Designers
Lighting Companies
Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists
Music, Bands and DJs
Photographers and Videographers
Production Design
Prop Rentals
Event Ticket Agencies

Destination and Incentive Travel

Advertisers with Locations in Multiple Cities


Additional Engagement Opportunities

Great Places offers additional opportunities to promote your venue and build unique relationships with the event planning community to keep your venue front of mind. 

Online Sponsorships

All opportunities can link to an advertiser’s web site, promotion page, Great Places Directory listing or a 90-second video clip.

  • Homepage Sponsor Ads – 300 x 250 ad that appears on the home page
  • Regional Ads – 785x150 ad that appears at the top of each city listing page
  • Contact us for additional and customized online sponsorship opportunities

Eblasts and Social Media

Targeted e-blasts distributed to our ever-expanding list of industry professionals keeps users informed about the latest venues, services and industry news, while offering additional visibility to our advertisers throughout the year.

The Great Places social media marketing approach keeps users in the know through informative postings on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the Great Places News feature.


Promoting Our Clients to Event/Wedding Planners

The Great Places Concierge Service

 The Great Places staff is out in the marketplace daily, talking to venue operators, planners and service providers, taking the pulse of the industry.  This strong awareness and our ability to easily identify new venues and services, led to the creation of the Great Places Concierge Service.  Launched in 2013, it provides personalized attention – free of charge – to planners looking for additional assistance with their meeting or event.  The Concierge Service also provides another opportunity for Great Places to promote its advertisers to high-profile event, meeting and wedding planners.