beyond the ballroom

Escape the (board) room and get creative juices flowing at some of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s unique spaces and places.

Take a trip back in time and inspire your team at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, which exudes old-world charm and understated elegance. Built in 1921, this 35-acre historic home and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and sits on a coastal barrier island comprising a 35-acre beachfront estate. Take a class in calligraphy or use the waterfront veranda for an evening of cocktails with live music and see why Bonnet House has become a favorite destination for special events.

Tap into the visual artistic expression at NSU Art Museum. Located along the vibrant Las Olas Boulevard, the 83,000 square-foot museum is acclaimed for presenting dynamic arts & culture exhibitions. Take a team-building art class or host your next dinner, conference or retreat using this stunning building as its backdrop. The museum is equipped with a 256-seat auditorium and a selection of spaces ideal for seated dinners or receptions.

If you’re in the mood for an aural experience, head to America’s Backyard. This live concert venue in downtown Fort Lauderdale will lend a rock star feel to your next incentive meeting itinerary. Relax for an evening and reserve a VIP room to view the latest musical acts or carve out and use the venue’s large projection screens and plasma TV’s for branding and visual presentations. America’s Backyard talent bookers can even help you secure local bands and headline artists for your next event.