Event Venues that Even Dad Would Approve Of

Father's Day is this Sunday, which got me thinking about what types of venues would meet dear old Dad's coveted approval. In my experience, anything that relates to motorcycles, golfing and baseball always fit the bill.

So, check out a few great meeting spaces across the country where your events would surely make Dad proud.

Harley-Davidson Museum

Just opened in 2008, this 130,000-square-foot Milwaukee attraction showcases the rich history and heritage of the Harley-Davidson company. Its exhibits feature everything from the oldest Harley-Davidson motorcycle in existence to custom creations such as the 13-foot-long King Kong bike and the highly decorated Rhinestone-Glide.

The museum's memorable backdrop, not to mention Harley's reputation for knowing how to party, make it an excellent venue for private events. Indoors, it can accommodate functions of up to 1,000 people. Outside, the museum can host up to 15,000 guests.

The Lodge at Pebble BeachThe Lodge at Pebble Beach

Champion golfer Jack Nicklaus once said, "If I had only one more round to play, I would choose to play it at Pebble Beach." Ranked number one on Golf Digest's list of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses for 2009/2010, the 18-hole Pebble Beach Golf Links is a challenging, scenic course that plays host to prestigious tournaments such as the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the upcoming 2010 U.S. Open Championships.

The historic Lodge at Pebble Beach has 10 meeting rooms that can accommodate groups as large as 300 people. Its spacious Beach & Tennis Club affords stunning views of Stillwater Cove, while the more intimate Card Room sets the scene for a elegant dinner with crystal chandeliers, wood-burning fireplaces and sea-vista terraces. The 18th fairway of the Links is also a dramatic setting for outdoor receptions, weddings and other formal affairs.

Yankee Stadium

Opened this year, this New York attraction maintains the original look of the 1923 Yankee Stadium, but inside it's nothing but modern. With seating for 52,325 people, one restroom for every 60 fans, and over 10 dining and lounge options, the new stadium offers a more comfortable experience for fans hoping to see the New York Yankees add another World Series championship win to their record.

Yankee Stadium offers an impressive 1.3 million square feet of New York event space, capable of hosting fundraisers, banquets, tradeshows, weddings, picnics, corporate functions and more. It also has 56 private luxury suites and 410 party suites. Plus, initiatives such as natural cooling in the Great Hall, the purchase of paper products made from 100 percent recyclable paper, and special sports lighting fixtures make Yankee Stadium a green option for your New York meetings.
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