Testimonials

"One World Observatory is happy to be a part of Great Places 2015/16!"
— One World Observatory

"The directory looks amazing! Thanks for making us part of it!"
— Amy Medawar, Manager, Headquarters Meetings & Events, The American Institute of Architects

"With an upscale look covering most major markets, Great Places Venue Directory continues to shine as one of the best products out there to reach a top-notch event planning audience."
— Cory Bronson, Director of Marketing, Patina Restaurant Group

"We love the gatefold we did in Great Places and we book a lot of business through the publication."
Dawn Roberson, Corporate Marketing Manager, Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships

"I picked up Great Places at the Mayor's Office for Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and love it. I have found so many "great places" for potential film shoots. The guys at Great Places are location geeks. They've been everywhere I've been and a thousand other places. Great Places is more than just a directory, it's a labor of love. A location manager's dream."
Gabriel Greenberg, Location Scout

“Great Places has been the only publication clients mention that they’ve seen our venue in and love it. We really appreciate the amount of business and inquires that have come our way and look forward to continuing our advertising in Great Places.”
Pam Galloway-Tabb, Vice President/General Services, Newseum

“Great Places magazine is our primary advertising vehicle to reach the corporate event planner. It is an artfully designed publication that is easy to read, and has effectively and consistently generated business for us and our partners.”
Jessica Alton, Thomas Preti

“I’ve got to tell you...the magazine looks terrific and we are all extremely pleased with the way our page came out. On top of all that, I have been receiving many calls from potential clients who saw us in Great Places, some for the first time, others who thought we were closed. All around the response has been great. Thank you, and Richard, for your patience while we dragged our feet, and thank you for the great opportunity in reaching new clients.”
John Rose, Guastavino’s

“We had been on a month long search trying to find the perfect space to accommodate an unusually large number of guests yet still fit the client’s taste and budget. Someone recommended that I visit the Great Places website. It was the best thing I could ever have done for our company and this client. Through Steve’s recommendation, and just as we were about to give up, we immediately found the perfect space! He put us in touch with the right people and our client couldn’t be more delighted. We are so happy to have Great Places as a resource! They have saved us a great deal of time and frustration.”
Jessica White, Spotlight Style Events

“The interesting venues and engaging images makes Empire Force Events want to utilize the ‘Great Places’ in Great Places!”
Jaclyn Bernstein, DMCP, President and Partner, Empire Force Events

“Thank you for sending me a copy of your most recent directory. As you can imagine, we receive many forms of venue information and I must say, this is one of the best we've seen”
Joanne Krackenfels, Sr. Director, Global Meetings & Conventions, Schering-Plough

“We have been working with great places publishing for the past six years and it has been a very fruitful relationship. The annual directory and website has been one of our main generators of business and we anticipate this relationship to continue for years to come. I recommend Great Places to any one looking to build revenues for their event business.”
Tracey Simon, Union Square Ballroom

“Considering we have several corporate and out of state clients, The Great Places directory has played an integral part in Griffin Events securing sites for our customers. The website is such a fantastic, user friendly resource and the magazine layout is done in such a fashion that I always have the most relevant venue information right at my fingertips. Both resources are done so well that I often have clients book the site unseen!”
Miche Griffin, Griffin Events

“First Protocol event teams are constantly referencing the Great Places magazines. We rely on them to keep us well informed about venues in the key markets where we plan and organize events for our clients.”
Laura Gordon, First Protocol

“Dear Susan...Thank you for dropping by a couple of weeks ago and offering us a new copy of Great Places. Great Places has become such a valuable resource for Bowen & Company over the past two years. It is the first resource we consult when seeking a new venue within the NY Metro area. Efficient and user-friendly, Great Places provides us with essential information that saves time and allows us to narrow our search to the most-suitable venues for our event needs. Thank you for your efforts in providing this great resource. It’s an event planner’s MUST HAVE.”
Olivia Sturm, Event Producer, Bowen and Company