Corporate Events: 4 Great Gala Event Venues

High Hope Estates Gala In our discussion about designing galas that sparkle, we stressed the importance of selecting a great venue when it's time to pull out all the stops and blow your guests away..

Today we'll share 4 stunning examples to inspire you.


  • High Hope Estate

High Hope Estate, a historical property in St. Ann's Bay, sits in 40 acres of botanical gardens. With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the Caribbean Sea, it's an unforgettable setting for galas and weddings.

Venues include a , the Hibiscus Garden where up to 400 guests can enjoy an outdoor reception, and the free-form pool that can accommodate 90 for dinner. The courtyard has space for 300 dinner guests. The 12,000-square-foot, Venetian-styled villa has 5 guest rooms.



I had the pleasure of hearing the Lettermen perform at The Empire Room, which was previously profiled on Cvent Event Blog, during a layover when I worked as a summer flight attendant during university. It is still an incredible venue for galas.



  • FountainBlu

With a stunning garden, large, cascading fountains, a bridge overlooking Lake Ontario, and 5,500 square feet of function space, FountainBlu is the newest event venue to open at Exhibition Place. This historical building which was part of the CNE complex has been completely modernized and the team is ready to host stunning events.


Sydney (Australia)

Located in a beautiful setting at Luna Park Amusement Park on Sydney's harbor, Crystal Palace will dazzle even the most discerning guests. With 6 function spaces, the venues in this complex can cater to large and small groups.

There are 2 ballrooms (the Crystal Ballroom with space for 300 guests for banquets or 600 for receptions and the Grand Ballroom that can accommodate 500 for dining and 950 for receptions). The Sunset Room, which serves up spectacular sunsets, is ideal for dinners for 180 guests and receptions for up to 350. Palais, the newest venue at the complex, has a large balcony for cocktails and space for 90 dinner guests. 


For other great venues for galas, also consult 4 Shimmering Crystal Event Venues, 5 Futuristic Event Venues, 6 Gorgeous Glass Houses, and Corporate Event Venues: 7 Great Greenhouses on the Cvent Event Blog.


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