Thursday, September 22, 2016
Québec City is chock-full of unique venues that will give your event goers an inside look into the city’s rich European history and heritage—all while ticking of the usual list of logistical concerns, such as ample parking, transportation links, accessibility, proximity and on-site facilities.
To get your creative juices flowing for the research and selection of your next off-site venue, we’ve listed some of top selections in Québec City that will amaze both event planners and attendees alike.
1Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Museums can be enchanting locations to hold an off-site event as they can provide luxurious facilities that are steeped in a region’s history and culture. The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), along with its brand-new, awe-inspiring Pierre Lassonde Pavilion, not only offers a multitude of rooms, auditoriums and outdoor terraces that can cater to small groups or hundreds of people but also enables event planners to schedule private viewings of the museum’s collections.
2 Chapelle at the Musée de l’Amérique
Churches and other religious buildings provide distinctive backdrops to any off-site event as well as privileged look into a city’s rich past. The Chapelle at the Musée de l’Amérique francophone presents an exceptional décor and majestic architecture for prestigious events. Don’t let appearances fool you, many churches, including this chapel in Québec City, offer an impressive array of modern-day amenities and high-tech audio-visual options.
3Aquarium du Québec
Looking for an easy means to get up-close-and-personal with a host city’s fauna and flora without organizing a day trip outside the city? Aquariums are an inviting opportunity to discover a region’s more natural side. With its spectacular view of the Québec bridge, the Aquarium du Québec provides event facilities and an outdoor terrace for a cocktail or even meeting rooms for off-site sessions. Pair your off-site with a visit of the aquarium and fine dining for a truly supernatural experience!
Cultural centers immerse attendees in a city’s bygone eras and offer a distinct narrative that cannot be found anywhere else. Québec City’s Morrin Centre is one of the leading cultural institutions in the province and features a historical perspective on Québec City’s French-English heritage. As a former prison, college hall and science laboratory, Morrin Centre has recreated its timeless atmospheres for cocktail receptions, conferences, hands-on activities and so much more!
5Observatoire de la Capitale
Take your off-site activity to new heights by organizing it in your host city’s observatory, which will provide breathtaking views that attendees can find nowhere else. For example, the Observatoire de la Capitale, located right in the heart of Québec City is an event planners dream for receptions, launches and meeting events. It offers a 360° panorama of the city from 221 m above sea level along with complimentary guided tours. Observatories can really raise the bar if you’re looking to engage attendees who want to see the sights.
Want even more ideas? Contact one of our local Québec City representatives to help you think outside the box and craft an event that attendees will rave about for years to come.