VOTE FOR UMD: University of Maryland, College Park Receives Two Nominations in the 2019 Unique Venues "Best Of" Awards Competition

2019 Best of Awards nomination for Unique Venues
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The University of Maryland is proud to announce that they have been nominated in two categories in the 2019 "Best Of" awards competition sponsored by Unique Venues. The University of Maryland appears on the ballot in the category "Best Venue for Youth Retreats & Camps" as well as "Best Venue for Weddings" and potential voters are encouraged to visit and cast their votes in these two competitive categories.

The "Best Of" Awards, sponsored by Unique Venues, recognizes the standout campuses, conference and business centers, sports arenas, historical and cultural venues, camps and retreat centers, and other special event venues that made a lasting impression on guests.
Last year, more than 55,000 planners that regularly use the services provided by Unique Venues to connect with non-traditional spaces voted in a total of 22 categories.

The nomination statements can be reviewed at and a comprehensive "Get Out the Vote" campaign is underway and will continue through July 31, 2019, when balloting will end. 

So far, the Conferences & Visitor Services department has brought eight "Best Of" Awards to the University in just four years. In 2015, the "Most Easily Accessible Venue" award and a "Runner-Up" nod in the "Best Venue for Tradeshow/Exhibits" category was received, followed by the "Best Suburban/Rural Venue" and "Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups" in 2016, and the "Best Venue for Unique or Locally Sourced Catering" award plus the second "Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups" award in 2017. and a third "Best Venue for Youth/Sports Groups" award plus another "Runner-Up" award in the "Best High Tech Venue" category in 2018.

About Conferences & Visitor Services

Conferences & Visitor Services (C&VS) is a unit in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. C&VS is a one-stop shop that coordinates campus meeting facilities and the services of university departments for conferences and events during both the summer and the academic year. In addition, C&VS offers meeting planning and registration services to programs hosted by the University of Maryland.

About Unique Venues

Unique Venues has been the go-to source for non-conventional meeting and event venues, and the planners looking for them, for the past 30 years. The marketing and membership company has grown to be the largest online database in the U.S. and Canada
with member venues including colleges and universities, historical and cultural venues, arenas and stadiums, camps and retreat centers, conferences and business centers and other special event venues. Services include free RFP submissions, assisted searches and
a quarterly magazine distribution that help planners find the perfect fit every time.