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Just what the party planner ordered, so take your meeting or family reunion global.


What it does: The website offers a curated list of venues in 615 cities in 63 countries that are available for parties and other events. Venues include estates, hip boutique hotels, restaurants, farmhouses, campgrounds, resorts, big-city apartments and more.

What’s hot: The venues on this list make hotel meeting rooms obsolete. If you’re planning a gathering for a big birthday, family reunion, wedding, workshop or year-end planning session, brag-worthy locations are waiting for you. Because the site has the look of a travel magazine rather than a resource list, the upfront mention of how many people a venue will hold will save you lots of time when planning a party for eight or 2,000.


What’s not: Prices are visible only after you sign in, which is free with an email address or Facebook. If price is a concern, use the sort button to filter by fees after you log in. Also, if you are looking for venues by region, you’ll have a tough time. I couldn’t find a map or menu that listed venues by country.