When event planners are on the lookout for stunning event venues, glass houses are guaranteed to add the wow factor.
Glass houses have all or most of their walls made of glass so that guests can enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are garden settings with lush vegetation inside and out. They all offer spectacular views.
Exterior, Sefton Park Palm House
Here are is where you can find glass houses around the world.
- Sefton Park Palm House
Sefton Park Palm House is run by the charitable Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust. It's one of England's largest Victorian glasshouses.
Sefton Park Palm House can accommodate up to 400 for receptions, 220 with theater style seating, and 200 dinner guests.
The event venue has plants and flowers from every corner of the globe. Of historical note, their statues include depictions of Darwin, Captain Cook and Columbus. There is also a statue of Mary Campbell who was engaged to the poet Robert Burns. She died of typhoid before she could join him in Jamaica and get married.
- The Glasshouse, Combermere Abbey
Encircled by the world's only fruit tree maze, The Glasshouse was a 19th-century Edwardian greenhouse. It sits in a semi-circled garden. The venue accommodates 120 for receptions and 60 for dining. At Combermere Abbey, Nine cottages and the Stone Lodge provide accommodation for up to 49 guests.
Constructed between 1842 - 1845 for the Church of Scotland, The Hub located in Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, was originally called Victoria Hall.
The Glass Room, which is located in the highest part of the building, can accommodate up to 30 people. With a private balcony, guests can enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and the Pentland Hills. It is ideal for business meetings, breakout sessions and coffee breaks.
The four ballrooms of The Atlantis Pavilions at Ontario Place offer some of the best vantage points from which to view the Toronto skyline, the waterfront and Lake Ontario. The Metropolitan Ballroom is the largest, with a capacity of 500 for dining. For seated dinners, Trillium Ballroom can host 275 guests. The Skyline and Lakeview rooms can each accommodate a maximum of 150 dinner guests. Although Ontario Place is under renovation, The Atlantis Pavilions are still open.
- The Glasshouses
Located on the 14th and 21st floors of the Chelsea Arts Tower, from the floor-to-ceiling windows of The Glasshouses, guests can take in unsurpassed views of New York City's major attractions. Each floor has space for 200 guests for receptions and 150 for dinner. Built-in sound and lighting systems make this venue an event planner's dream. It offers hotel amenities including a doorman, elevator operators and washroom attendants. There is ample parking directly across the street. For more information read:
- The Glass Garden
Frosted white glass, high ceilings, dramatic staircases, and lush gardens create a captivating setting for weddings and galas. The Emerald and Diamond Gardens can each accommodate 100 - 350 guests for dining events and up to 1000 with theater-
style seating. Both venues are air conditioned to ensure the comfort of guests. There is free parking for 160 vehicles.
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