25 November 2015 Suvi Hoikka

5 Great Destinations for Productive and Successful Workshops

Seminars and workshops should be held in venues that provide the best environment for discussion, teaching, and learning. Also, they should help boost the image of the company. They have to leave a good impression to all participants by being in a convenient location that is well-equipped, well-lit, properly ventilated, and comfortably-sized.

The following are 5 highly recommended spaces or venues for workshops, seminars, or other activities involving 20 to 50 persons.

Impact Hub Workshop Venue

Located on the 5th floor of Green Sun building along Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City, Impact Hub’s events space is a great venue for workshops, seminars, panel discussions, hackathons, and other private and public events. The whole space can accommodate up to 150 persons standing or 120 persons seated. If you only need a space for 60 to 80 persons, however, you may just rent half of the space. The rent for the whole space is ₱8,000 per hour but Hub Impact members (Hubbers) are given a considerable 50% discount. Renting half of the space costs ₱4,000 per hour for non-Hubbers and ₱2,000 for Hubbers. The space comes with around 60 chairs and 20 tables. Minimum booking duration is 3 hours.

Acceler8 Event Space

If you are looking for a space that can accommodate up to 70 persons, this event space on the 7th floor of Finman Building on 131 Tordesillas St., Salcedo Village, Makati City should be a great option. At 110 square meters, this venue is flexible perfect for seminars, trainings, and corporate functions. The space has sophisticated designs featuring warm and dark accents but is mostly neutral so you shouldn’t have any problem redecorating it to suit your taste. It can also be rearranged to suit varying client needs or preferences. It can be set up as classroom, theater, cocktail venue, or in team-table-style. The space costs ₱5,000 per hour but you can avail of a lower price if you rent it for 4 hours (at ₱18,000) or during weekends from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM for only ₱25,000 (less than ₱2,300 per hour). The quoted rental price already covers the payment for the projector, PA system, pen and paper supply, wireless Internet connection, a smart TV, whiteboard, and executive chairs and tables. A complimentary supply of coffee, tea, and water will also be provided.

 Green Sun Axon Event Venue

This versatile 1,000 square meter space in the Green Sun Hotel building has served as the venue for a number of art exhibits including photography, sculpture, and installation art. It is a unique but versatile events venue that can easily be transformed into however you want it to suit your activity. Your first impression of this space would likely be that of a museum space made livelier and cozier. It looks like a showroom but also feels like a hangout place. It has professional lighting and sound equipment as well as high end projectors to help you stage innovative and engaging presentations or demonstrations. Surrounding it is a lower level gallery space excellent for product and visual art exhibits. Make your seminars and workshops unique and memorable by having them on this venue.

A Space Manila Venue, Greenbelt Gallery

While this space is known as an art gallery, it is also an events venue - a great one at that. Featuring an industrial feel, this space at the heart of Makati has been the location of a diversity of events including intimate concerts, product launches, meet-ups, product exhibitions, and even a foosball tournament. There should be no problem making this the venue for your workshop or seminar. The place is wide, capable of accommodating 50 to 100 persons. It can be reconfigured to suit varying design needs. It is available for ₱5,500 per hour or at discounted rates of ₱16,000 for 3 hours and ₱26,500 for 6 hours. Setup and take-down times are not being charged. The rent includes the payment for the HD projector, wireless Internet connection, and media center resources.

The Henry Hotel Function Room

In Cebu, you also have great options for a venue for your workshops or seminars. One of which is The Henry Hotel’s versatile function room located in Banilad, Cebu City. This spacious area can accommodate up to 150 persons depending on how you configure it. It can be made to look like a classroom, a u-shaped arrangement of tables and chairs for panel discussions, theater style, or round table conference style. Renters of the space are granted access to a PA system, an LCD screen, and projector. A down payment (50% of the total event package) is required for booking, at least a month before the event. The remaining balance and additional charges should be paid immediately after the conclusion of the event.

These options are not your typical spaces for workshops and seminars. They come with distinctive features that make them stand out without sacrificing their conduciveness to work or business activities like seminars. Carefully examine the needs and find out which among these spaces is the most suitable for you.


Tags: Manila, Philippines, function room, Workshop, Workshop Space, flexible workspaces

Suvi Hoikka

Suvi Hoikka is Digital Marketing Manager at FlySpaces, an online marketplace for office space. She writes about anything and everything revolving around the workspace industry. Whether it’s the coolest rooftop event spaces in Jakarta or latest trends in office space diversity, her works continue to open relevant discussions on various workspace topics around the web.

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