The Search Is On For The World's Top 20 Venues In 2015

The Prestigious Star Awards will celebrate the quality, performance and reputation of the world’s best venues

The search is on for the world's top 20 venues in 2015. The Prestigious Star Awards has today opened venue entry applications for the 2015 program. As the only global luxury venue awards program, over 2,000 reputable venues apply to enter and only 200 of the world's most prestigious venues will be nominated between February and June. After a public voting period taking place in July, the 20 winning venues will be announced at an awards evening taking place in London during September. The award of a ‘Prestigious Star’ is presented to one venue across each of the 20 categories that include Most Prestigious 'Meeting Venue,’ ‘Press Conference Venue and ‘Wedding Venue’ amongst others.

Prestigious Venues has today opened the nominations for the 2015 Prestigious Star Awards. Now in its sixth year, the program is the industry's only global luxury venue awards. By reviewing over 2,000 reputable venues, the program identifies the world’s best venues qualified to host the most memorable events. It promotes those venues that make it into the top 200, increasing their recognition as a venue. The extraordinary excellence of the 20 global winners is then celebrated at an awards ceremony in September. 

Venue entry applications are now open and will be accepted until the 30th of June for the 20 events focused awards categories. Venues that qualify the nominations process will be announced one by one on the Prestigious Star Awards website until nominations close in June. Public voting takes place in July, with the finalists revealed in August and winners announced in September. For more detail on the selection process, see the Awards Schedule Infographic.

In an industry first, the awards will also feature a thought-leadership element known as The Creative Platform -  named by event bookers as “the Cannes Lions of luxury events.” Selected venues will be invited to provide a brief 5 minute glimpse into one of their recent most successful events. Making its debut at the 2014 awards, some of the world's best venues presented case studies that included a luxurious birthday party for a FTSE 500 CEO in a wine cellar, a tropical island wedding in the Caribbean and a multi-country political summit in a Portuguese Palace.

2015 Awards Categories:

The Most Prestigious...

  1. Gala Dinner Venue
  2. Conference Venue
  3. Meeting Venue
  4. Christmas Venue
  5. Private Dining Venue
  6. Reception Venue
  7. Engagement Party Venue
  8. Wedding Venue
  9. Romantic Venue
  10. Birthday Party Venue
  11. Fashion Event Venue
  12. Networking Event Venue
  13. Product Launch Venue
  14. Film Location Venue
  15. Press Conference Venue
  16. Corporate Incentive Venue
  17. Training Venue
  18. Exhibition Venue
  19. Sporting Venue
  20. The World's Most Prestigious Venue

There is also an additional honorary category for the Most Prestigious Event Supplier

Nomination by the venue: Venue representatives can apply for their venue to be nominated via the awards website:

Nomination by the public: Members of the public can also nominate a venue via social media. Nominations must state “Nominate” followed by the “Full name of the venue”, and the awards hashtag #PrestigiousStarAwards. Alternatively, nominations can be taken by email via,

Note: All venues are carefully reviewed by the Prestigious Venues ambassadors upon application to enter the awards. 

"The awards program plays a pivotal role within the day to day function of the premium events industry. Clients booking events are increasingly looking for venues that offer prestige for their budgets. In other words, they make decisions based on the quality of the space, the performance of the service and the reputation of the venue. They don't want to see a comprehensive list of venues. They just want to see a shortlist of the very best venues for their specific event. The Prestigious Star Awards program offers event bookers a qualified shortlist and enables them to create the most memorable experiences. On the other hand, it provides high calibre venues an opportunity to be reviewed, qualified and celebrated by event bookers." Habib Amir, Global Managing Director, Prestigious Venues
About Prestigious Venues

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