Irish beer, handcrafted wood furnishings, shepherd’s pie and eco-friendly jewelry, Tellus360 isn’t simply a restaurant.

The four-year-old, Lancaster-based venue started offering events a little over a year ago. Previous to that, Tellus360 sold eco-friendly gifts and furniture made from reclaimed wood. This, along with their homey feel, has remained over the years.The venue even boasts a 100-year-old bar. 

“We have an incredibly unique, urban, rustic look,” says Ken Mueller, director of marketing and communications. “One thing we retained from our time as a retail store is that most of the building is fitted out in items and furnishings that are reclaimed and reused. Everything in the building has a story.”

Four event rooms are available to rent. The Temple fits 550 standing, 180 seated; Tigh Mhary holds 220 standing, 100 seated; The Lounge has space for 120 standing and 70 seated; and The Green Roof The entire building is also available for rent.

Outside caterers are allowed, but those looking to have the venue as their caterer will be able to serve a variety of items including Irish stew, enchiladas, chicken curry and a number of appetizers.

Mueller says people select their venue for their event because of the unique look and feel.

“Every room in our building has a different feel,” says Mueller. “But people choose us because we are different from most of the places out there.”

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

There was plenty going on for Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 (the fourth annual Meetings Mean Business Coalition event), but NYC & Company caught everyone's attention by turning some of the city's most iconic buildings blue. Using MMBC’s signature color, the goal was to raise awareness of the impact that face-to-face meetings have on the global economy and NYC.

The following buildings stayed blue rom sundown to 2 a.m.: