Spellbinding on the eye & mesmerising beneath the surface – turn a corner in Venice and come to another breath-taking standstill. The food, wine, culture & activities make Venice unique for meeting & incentive events.


Superlatives accompany most of what we see and read daily, with each experiential high point needing to eclipse another. Venice is a well-trodden city, but no matter how familiar, it remains utterly mind-reformatting. City streets at sea level, history from an almost decoupled age, illogical beauty around every corner – the simple fact is that Venice is utterly unique and always will be – no masterplan, rudderless and ill-conceived for the 21st century. Pure magic.

Pity those trying to recreate this impossibly unworkable urban centre, it will never be done. The impassable streets & bridges, the immeasurable urban management challenges, or the threats of climate change – Venice shouldn’t function. But function it does and remains a unique celebration of human ingenuity and cohesion – really pity those trying to emulate it!

Venice is truly inspiring - salt water lapping feet, decaying buildings defying physics and endless landmarks to pivotal moments in human development. It is impossible not to be overwhelmed with positivity when we consider what this tiny landmass has contributed to world development. Summer is famously crowded, but out of peak times the crowds thin, and an event in Venice is taken amongst a backdrop of truly meaningful moments for civilisation.

These landmarks are both consequential and ubiquitous. For events requiring inspirational settings, Venice is out on its own. The infrastructure and transport connections are well-established, there are wonderful meeting venues, fantastic social & dining spaces and of course, inspiring moments around every corner. Venice is no ordinary event destination.


Facts & figures

  • Population: 55 000 (Venice City)
  • June ave. temp. 20°C
  • September ave. temp. 20°C

Airport transfers

  • Venice | 9 miles (by boat)
  • Verona | 75 miles


  • Museums
  • Ateliers
  • Art galleries
  • Gastronomy
  • Opera
  • Theatre
  • Venice Film Festival


  • Sailing
  • Scenic flights
  • Hiking tours
  • Rowing
  • Water sports (east coast Lido)


Made up of 118 islands in the northern Adriatic Sea, Venice. The principal sites in Venice are located on the island city of Venice (Centro Storico) and for that reason this island is an absolute honeypot for visitors. Out of peak season and with cruise ships now banished to more distant ports, the crowds are entirely manageable, and the city is alive throughout the year.

The popularity points to the allure of Venice as a meeting or incentive destination - specifically, that there are few, if any, locations in the world with comparable concentrations of culture and history as Venice. Those enjoying a 2 or 3-day event programme will spend their time feasting on the culture & atmosphere and visiting sites by foot or water.

Venice is an island which is packed with many of the world’s most famous monuments. One of the most Instagrammed locations on the planet, the island is pure eye-candy. Yet whilst the Rialto or San Marco draw the crowds, every corner of this stunning landscape offers a treasure – ateliers are found next to local bars, restaurants neighbour with museums. 

Venice is entirely car-free, everything is moved by water from people to cranes and groceries. Water taxis, ferries and gondolas ply every metre of waterfront in Venice. Even the airport transfer is unique & magical – step out of the terminal and onto a water taxi, skimming across the lagoon as the Venice skyline looms larger & larger until docking at a central hotel.


For those looking to experience more than the central sites of Venice city, Murano is a magical island reached by water and hosts the world-famous glass industry that goes by the same name. Tours can be arranged and there are several wonderful sites to explore and venues to host events within Murano, including in the workshops.

Avoiding the huge visitor numbers of Venice, Murano is popular all the same, with visitors drawn to the historic glass foundries, producing the finest glass in the world. People also come for the canal-side shopping and entertainment, open squares, and views onto Venice – Murano is a magical place to explore.


Lido is an island to the south of Venice, which acts as a barrier between the Adriatic and the Venetian Lagoon. A spit of land that created the lagoon, Lido looks one way onto Adriatic and the other onto the lagoon. Lido is connected by regular ferries from the main island and events can utilise Lido as a base for accommodation or else as an activity or meeting venue from Venice.

Lido is home for many Venetians, giving it a very different feel to the well-trodden streets of Venice city. This is an island of grand villas and money, a place of coastal bike trails and cars. Electric buses are exclusively used on the excellent local transport network that runs north to south.

Lido is long and thin, and fringed by beaches on the east coast, and a lagoon waterfront on the west coast – visitors are never far from the water. The beach resort of the Venetian islands, Lido has an upmarket, feel to it with a casino and some excellent hotels. The central area around Santa Maria Elisabetta has shopping, entertainment, and gorgeous villas.

Host of the Venice Film Festival, Lido is the centre of world cinema each August / September, adding serious style to the island (and wider Venice), as the celebrities move around the lagoon. As an event backdrop, Lido isn’t as dripping in history as Venice, but rather has serious Italian beach style.


Dragon Boats

Teams paddle against each other through the canals of Venice.

Venice scenic flight

Marvel over Venice and its lagoon from the air, to truly appreciate this wonder of the world.

Food & wine tour

Enjoy some of the finer moments in life with a food & wine tour through Venice.


Dominated by water, Venice offers a range of exciting event activities on the waters around Venice, as well as the wider region. Sailing is possible in the Venice lagoon and on the open seas beyond. Stand Up Paddling is popular on the Adriatic side of Lido-Pellestrina with gentle sandy beaches making it ideal for novices.

Kayaking is an option in the mountains north of Venice as is Canyoning. White water rafting is another group event activity that is possible in the region, whilst in Verona, there is the possibility to enjoy a rafting tour of the city from the water – offering a whole new perspective on this fantastic city.

Venice is one of the most culturally significant regions in the world and the there are a huge range of cultural activities all within easy reach of the main centres in Venice. Glass foundries, art galleries, artisan workshops, museums, churches – the options for group cultural activities in Venice are hard to beat.

Then there are the gondolas, a leisurely way to traverse between the landmarks and a truly iconic event experience in Venice. Peak season waterways can be crowded but not nearly as much as the walkways and bridges of Venice – escape the crowds on the water.


Italian cuisine is revered the world over and Venice is a gastronomic delight, right across the islands. The Venice waterfront is one of the main dining attractions, with superb food complemented with fairy tale views out over the shimmering lagoon.

Is it also possible to combine a boat trip to an alternative island with the dining experience, many of the waterfront restaurants being located close to the wharf.

Away from the main tourist centres of Venice, there is an absolute bounty of incredible dining experiences. The side streets of Venice are where the locals eat, and traditional Venetian lunches and dinners are a real, authentic Venetian experience.

Special dining events can be arranged throughout the islands with catering brought into many unique venues.


Restaurants are the cornerstone of evening entertainment in Venice. The vibrant nightlife of Venice often begins on a restaurant terrace, enjoying fine cuisine and wonderful regional wines. From the waterfront to the side streets of Venice, there are endless options for dining on magical terraces.

Venice streets are as vibrant during the evening as the day, offering a wonderful atmosphere for group events. There are exquisite, historic venues to meet and enjoy a Prosecco in, but Venetians also keep it simple with clusters of wine-drinkers gravitating around historic landmarks – street wine Venice-style.

Protected from development, Venice is forced to adapt its entertainment to the existing built environment. For bars that means either outdoor terraces, or wonderful, intimate bars amongst the labyrinth of streets. Sunset cruises are another way to enjoy a drink amongst the splendour of the Venetian backdrop.

The nightlife highlight of the Venetian calendar is the Carnevale di Venezia or Venice Carnival, a world-famous gathering of boats, costumes, and dazzling venues, with masks providing an anonymity that has captivated these occasions for centuries.


For meetings requiring a backdrop of unfamiliar, then Venice offers that real shock to the system. A city at sea level, civilisation-defining landmarks everywhere and jaw-dropping architecture – Venice is as inspiring as cities get. Venue locations and interiors are unique, so much so that meeting attendees can't be but inspired by their surroundings.

And whilst the built environment of Venice is highly protected, some interiors have been given a contemporary, super-stylish feel, showcasing the unique Italian flair.

Meeting breakouts in Venice are like few others – stepping out of historic venues to find seawater at your feet, unique atmosphere and beauty in every direction. Whilst Venetian venues are superb and inspiring, the whole experience of being in Venice, whether breakout coffees, dining, or activities, all facets unite to generate a potent meeting event environment.

A meeting event in Venice can be a hugely memorable and successful experience, truly taking clients out of their everyday worlds.


Get lost in the streets of Venice and discover uncrowded squares and artisitc & architectural treats around every corner.



Ditch the digital maps and discover the sites that the masses have largely by-passed.

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