Global Search for the World's 10 Best Venues Begins in London

Nominations for the Prestigious Star Awards 2014 open today to find the world's 10 best event spaces

Nominations for the Prestigious Star Awards 2014 begin in London today to find the world’s best venues for events. Open to luxury venues across the globe, the Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the quality, performance and reputation of venues qualified to host the most memorable corporate and private events.

Distinguished venues are nominated in this worldwide annual awards program, which opens this month. The program puts the nominated venues in front of the public as well as venues and events experts – leading up to the awards evening. As the only global luxury venue industry event of its kind, every year the awards ceremony gathers the top 100 most innovative thinkers in the venues and events industry to inspire and be inspired in one of London’s prestigious venues. The award of a ‘Prestigious Star’ is presented to one venue in each of the 10 awards categories. 

Nominations will be accepted by Prestigious Venues ambassadors for a period of 12 weeks, until the 30th of May 2014, for the 10 events focused awards categories. Venues that qualify the nominations process will be revealed gradually on the Prestigious Star Awards website until nominations close in May. Voting for winning venues takes place in June and July, with finalists revealed in August and winners announced in the awards ceremony on the 12th of September 2014. 

The 2014 awards categories are as follows:

  • Most Prestigious Gala Dinner Venue
  • Most Prestigious Conference Venue
  • Most Prestigious Meeting Venue
  • Most Prestigious Christmas Venue
  • Most Prestigious Private Dining Venue
  • Most Prestigious Reception Venue
  • Most Prestigious Engagement Party Venue
  • Most Prestigious Wedding Venue
  • Most Prestigious Romantic Venue
  • Most Prestigious Birthday Party Venue

The invitation-only awards ceremony on the 12th of September is hosted by Prestigious Venues - the only global provider of premium event spaces for high calibre events. The event is attended by senior representatives from distinguished international venues, the most innovative event professionals and corporate partners. Now in its fifth year, the awards identify the world's best venues, celebrate excellence and inspire memorable events across the globe.

Nomination by the public: Members of the public can nominate a venue for the Prestigious Star Awards 2014 via social media or email. Nominations must state “NOMINATE” followed by the “FULL NAME OF THE VENUE”, and the awards hashtag “#PrestigiousStarAwards” or email

Nomination by the venue: Venue representatives can also apply for their venue to be nominated in the awards. See the Prestigious Star Awards 2014 Media Pack and email

NOTE: All venues are carefully reviewed by Prestigious Venues ambassadors before being granted inclusion in the awards.

Press Contact: Jessamie Dunton-Rose
Tel: +44 203 397 8399

"At Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, the focus is on perfecting the quality of every event we host. The Prestigious Star Awards are the only global venue awards that recognise such qualities in premium event spaces - so we're excited to take part in the 2014 awards." Denis Dupart, General Manager, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
"Prestigious Venues and the Prestigious Star Awards program has been critical to our success in being chosen by clients as one of the best venues in the world for hosting unique high calibre events. The Prestigious Venues team has been superb and we are anticipating the imminent nomination announcements for this year's awards." Marianne Ismail, Owner, Albergo Villa Casanova
"Presence on Prestigious Venues has already improved our digital share of voice, how event organisers talk about the palace and how efficiently they find us. Vidago Palace is the perfect destination for Mediterranean events in Portugal and we're thrilled to be positioned strategically as one of world's most prestigious venues. We look forward to taking part in Prestigious Star Awards 2014." António Rodrigues Simões, General Manager, Vidago Palace Hotel
About Prestigious Venues

Prestigious Venues is the world's leading luxury venue network, connecting the best venues with the right clients. As the preferred online destination for corporate event bookers, the platform improves awareness, recognition and event sales for its member venues worldwide. From corporate conferences and gala dinners to private parties and anniversaries, Prestigious Venues places distinguished client events at the world’s best venues.

Venues range from prestigious restaurants, bars and clubs, to luxury hotels, palaces, villas, grand halls, ballrooms, galleries, gardens and more.

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