BEST OF ALASKA

Best Convention/Conference Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Alyeska Resort
Girdwood | 907.754.2111

Runners-up:
» Hotel Captain Cook
» Coast International Inn

Best Resort

AND THE WINNER IS: Alyeska Resort Girdwood
907.754.2111

Runners-up:
» The Lodge at Denali Park Village
» Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge (tie)
» ​Waterfall Resort Alaska (tie)

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Hotel Captain Cook Anchorage | 907.276.6000

Runners-up:
» Alyeska Resort
» Coast International Inn

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotels or Convention/Conference Centers)

AND THE WINNER IS: Alaska SeaLife Center Seward | 888.378.2525

Runners-up:
» Alaska Aviation Museum
» Anchorage Museum 

BEST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 

Best Convention/Conference Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
604.691.1991

Runners-up:
» Vancouver Convention Centre
» Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
604.691.1991

Runners-up:
» Fairmont Empress
» Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotels or Convention/Conference Centers)

AND THE WINNER IS: The Butchart Gardens Brentwood Bay
Victoria | 250.652.4422

Runners-up:
» Vancouver Aquarium
» ​The Brew Creek Centre

Best Resort

AND THE WINNER IS: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler | 604.938.8000

Runners-up:
» Harrison Hot Springs Resort
» Wickaninnish Inn

Best Meeting & Event Planning Company

AND THE WINNER IS: BRANDLIVE
Vancouver | 604.408.0903

Runners-up:
» e=mc2 events
» BC Event Management

BEST OF IDAHO 

Best Convention/Conference Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Coeur d’Alene | 208.209.5031

Runners-up:
» Sun Valley
» Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Coeur d’Alene | 208.209.5031

Runners-up:
» Sun Valley
» Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Best Resort

AND THE WINNER IS: The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Coeur d’Alene | 208.209.5031

Runners-up:
» Sun Valley
» Schweitzer Mountain Resort

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotels or Convention/Conference Centers)

AND THE WINNER IS: Chateau des Fleurs
Eagle | 208.947.2840

Runners-up:
» The Basque Center
» JUMP 

BEST OF OREGON

Best Casino with Meeting Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Spirit Mountain Casino Grande
Ronde | 503.879.2350

Runners-up:
» Chinook Winds Casino Resort
» Wildhorse Resort & Casino

Best Convention/Conference Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Sunriver Resort Sunriver
855.420.8206

Runners-up:
» Oregon Convention Center
» Portland Art Museum

Best Resort/Lodge with Meeting/Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Sunriver Resort Sunriver
855.420.8206

Runners-up:
» McMenamins Edgefield
» Black Butte Ranch (tie)
» Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel (tie)

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (More than 200 Guest Rooms)

AND THE WINNER IS: the Nines
Portland | 877.229.9995

Runners-up:
» Sunriver Resort
» The Benson, a Coast Hotel

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 200 Guest Rooms)

AND THE WINNER IS: The Allison Inn & Spa
Newburg | 877.294.2525

Runners-up:
» The Heathman Hotel
» Sentinel

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotels or Convention/Conference Centers)

AND THE WINNER IS: Leftbank Annex
Portland | events@leftbankannex.com

Runners-up:
» Urban Studio
» Exchange Ballroom

Best Winery/Brewery/Distillery with Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Maysara Winery
McMinnville | 503.843.1234

Runners-up:
» Stoller Family Estate
» Sokol Blosser

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: Greenlight Creative
Portland | 503.970.0246

Runners-up:
» Audio Visual Management Solutions (AVMS)
» Think AV

Best Catering Company

AND THE WINNER IS: Vibrant Table Catering & Events
Portland | 503.297.9635

Runners-up:
» Elephants Catering & Events
» Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering 

Best Event/Floral Decor 

AND THE WINNER IS: Vibrant Flowers
Portland | 503.297.9635

Runners-up:
» Royce’s Prop Shop
» Blum Floral Design

Best Entertainment Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: Portland Photo Booth
Portland | 503.230.1181

Runners-up:
» Hit Machine
» Team Casino Parties 

Best Meeting & Event Planning Company

AND THE WINNER IS: Epic Events Global
West Linn | 503.758.6931

Runners-up:
» Viva! Events
» Cindy Thompson Events

Best Rental Service

AND THE WINNER IS: Bridgewood Event Rentals (Formerly Barclay Event Rentals)
Portland | 503.656.9587

Runners-up:
» West Coast Event Productions. Inc.
» Royce’s Prop Shop

Best Transportation Provider/Valet Service

AND THE WINNER IS: MTRWESTERN
Portland | 206.438.8388

Runners-up:
» Double Decker PDX
» NW Navigator

BEST OF WASHINGTON  

Best Casino with Meeting Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Tulalip Resort Casino
Tulalip | 888.272.1111

Runners-up:
» Snoqualmie Casino
» Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort (tie)
» Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino (tie)

Best Convention/Conference Venue

AND THE WINNER IS: Bell Harbor International Conference Center
Seattle | 206.441.6666

Runners-up:
» Washington State Convention Center
» Tulalip Resort Casino

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (More than 200 Guest Rooms)

AND THE WINNER IS: Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Seattle | 206.621.1700

Runners-up:
» Tulalip Resort Casino
» Suncadia Resort

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space (Less than 200 Guest Rooms)

AND THE WINNER IS: Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
Seattle | 206.749.7000

Runners-up:
» Salish Lodge & Spa
» Willows Lodge

Best Meeting/Event Venue (No Hotels or Convention/Conference Centers)

AND THE WINNER IS: Fremont Foundry
Seattle | 206.588.6981

Runners-up:
» The Foundry by Herban Feast
» Columbia Tower Club

Best Resort/Lodge with Meeting/Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Willows Lodge
Woodinville | 425.424.3900

Runners-up:
» Salish Lodge & Spa
» Tulalip Resort Casino

Best Winery/Brewery/Distillery with Event Space

AND THE WINNER IS: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Woodinville | 425.488.1133

Runners-up:
» DeLille Cellars
» JM Cellars 

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: Audio Visual Management Solutions (AVMS)
Seattle | 206.694.4444

Runners-up:
» Blue Danube Productions
» Crimson Haze Event Lighting

Best Catering Company

AND THE WINNER IS: Kaspars Catering & Events
Seattle | 206.298.0123

Runners-up:
» Foodz Catering
» Lisa Dupar Catering

Best Entertainment Provider

AND THE WINNER IS: Animate Objects Physical Theater
Seattle | 206.829.9034

Runners-up:
» Nash Fung
» Lighting the Sound Productions (formerly Wave Link Music)

Best Event Decor/Floral Decor

AND THE WINNER IS: Fena Flowers
Kirkland | 425.825.8181

Runners-up:
» Tolo Events
» PJ Hummel & Co.

Best Meeting & Event Planning Company

AND THE WINNER IS: SHW
Seattle | 206.923.8600

Runners-up:
» Tolo Events
» CRG Events

Best Rental Service

AND THE WINNER IS: CORT Party Rental
Everett, Fife | 877.939.73.68

Runners-up:
» Pedersen’s Event Rentals
» Grand Event Rentals

Best Transportation Provider/Valet Service

AND THE WINNER IS: Butler Seattle
Woodinville | 206.233.9233

Runners-up:
» MTRWESTERN
» British Motor Coach

Have you let your favorite vendor, event planner or venue know how much you appreciate them by voting for them in Northwest Meetings + Events Best of  2019 readers’ choice awards? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Show them some well-deserved love!

 

It’s one of our favorite times of the year—when we tabulate the ballots and discover our readers’ choices for the best of everything in the Northwest. It’s always a great list and terrific resource. Some winners are perennial favorites; others are new to the honored list. Join us in celebrating this year’s best! 

 

This year, Northwest Meetings + Events is introducing a new Hall of Influencers. The honor recognizes those individuals who have spent at least 20 consecutive years of service in the hospitality industry as planners, vendors or connectors. I am thrilled to add this special recognition to our readers’ choice “Best of” issue and delighted to introduce you to four of our region’s biggest champions (although, let’s be honest, you probably know them already). 

WASHINGTON

Niki McKay
Principal, Blue Danube Productions