The trip begins! eVenues staff and friends on the "Big Woody" Limo Bus.
Question: What do a movie theater, a cathedral, and a glass blowing studio have in common?
Answer: Any of these spaces can be booked on eVenues!
Not only that, but just last week we invited journalists, meeting and event planners, as well as social media influencers to join us on our very first Venue Crawl. We loaded everyone up on the Big Woody Limo on a lovely sunny Seattle day and went on a trip to some of the most unique venues the city (and we) have to offer.
First Stop: Central Cinema
The Central Cinema in Seattle's Central district is one of our favorite venues that happens to host a lot of corporate events. Not only does the large screen make it great for presentation but it also has seats and is set up for both in-house and outside catering.
Liz Cepanec, who happens to be the mother of the central cinema's owner, cooked up a big batch of popcorn for us and we learned a little bit about the cinema's history and the amazing flexibility of the space, which seemed ideal for parties and events as well as workshops and presentations.
Second Stop: St. Mark's Cathedral
In order to stay on schedule we got back on the bus after only 10 minutes in the theater. We then headed over to St. Mark's Cathedral, which just recently served as a location for the short film 21 and over, written by the same guys who did the Hangover Movies.
In addition to the cathedral's nave, we visited several conference rooms and a kitchen that was designed by none other than Julia Child!
Alan De Puy of St. Mark's Shows us the Kitchen
Third Stop: Canlis Glass Gallery and Studio
Our last stop before heading back to the Yacht Club was the Canlis Glass Gallery, which showcases work from J.P. Canlis, a former student of Dale Chihuly. The gallery space can be used for receptions and formal dinners.
A dinner setup at Canlis Glass Studio
Leigh Canlis, J.P.'s wife also gave us a tour of the workshop.
Final Stop: The Lake Union Yacht Club and Electric Boat Company
Finally, we made our way back to the Lake Union Yacht club. The rush hour traffic was pretty ridiculous but since we had some wine and beer on board we didn't seem to mind as much.
Breaking out the brews and red SOLO cups!
We finally arrived at the Yacht Club and Leanne Pardo of One Hour Parties was there to meet us with wine and appetizers...much welcome after the trip!
Reception at the Lake Union Yacht Club
After the reception and a speech by our CEO David Jennings, we went out onto the electric boats provided by Jennifer Towne of the Yacht company, bringing on some desserts and a few bottles of wine, of course!
On the Electric Boat!
Our inagural venue crawl was a great success and we plan to do more of these in the future. There are a lot of pictures that didn't make the cut so feel free to check out our facebook album here.