Northwest M+E Best of 2019 Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists for Northwest Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers' choice awards. We won't be hosting an awards celebration this year, but check back in a few months when the winners will be announced online. 

* Connect with us on social media to celebrate the finalists with the hashtag #NWBestof

Alaska

Best Convention/Conference Venue

Alyeska Resort
Hotel Captain Cook                
Ted Ferry Civic Center

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space                   

Cape Fox Lodge
Hilton Anchorage
Hotel Captain Cook

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

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum    
Alaska Sealife Center
Anchorage Museum

Best Resort

Alyeska Resort            
The Lodge at Denali Park Village
Waterfall Resort Alaska

British Columbia

Best Convention/Conference Venue

Fairmont Waterfront
Vancouver Convention Centre
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space

Fairmont Empress
The Fairmont Waterfront
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Best Meeting & Event Planning Company

BC Event Management
BrandLive Management
E=mc2 events 

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

Butchart Gardens       
The Brew Creek Centre
Vancouver Aquarium

Best Resort
                                                                       
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
Fairmont Chateau Whistler   
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Wickannish Inn

Idaho

Best Convention/Conference Venue

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Shore Lodge
Sun Valley Resort

Best Hotel with Meeting/Event Space

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Shore Lodge
Sun Valley Resort

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

Basque Center
Chateau des Fleurs
JUMP  

Best Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
Shore Lodge
Sun Valley Resort

Oregon

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider                                                                            

Allied Video Productions
Greenlight Creative
Rose City Sound

Best Casino with Meeting Space

Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Spirit Mountain Casino
Wildhorse Resort & Casino

Best Catering Company                    

Elephants Catering
Vibrant Table Catering & Events
Wild Pear Restaurant & Catering

Best Convention/Conference Venue

Oregon Convention Center
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
Salem Convention Center

Best Entertainment Provider

Hit Machine   
Portland Photo Booth
The Party Team

Best Event /Floral Décor

Green Thumb Flower Box      
Royce’s Prop Shop
Vibrant Flowers          

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

Hotel Monaco Portland
The Nines
Sunriver Resort

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

The Allison Inn & Spa 
Columbia Gorge Hotel
Pronghorn Resort

Best Meeting & Event Planning Company

Cindy Thompson Events         
Luxe Event Productions
Viva! Events

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

Exchange Ballroom
Leftbank Annex
Urban Studios

Best Rental Service

A to Z Party Rentals
The Party Place
Royce’s Prop Shop

Best Resort/Lodge with Meeting/Event Space

Black Butte Ranch
McMenamins Edgefield
Tetherow Resort

Best Transportation Provider/Valet Services

Lucky Limousine
NW Navigator
MTR Western

Best Winery/Brewery/Distillery with Event Space

King Estate Winery
Stoller Family Estate  
Willamette Valley Vineyards 

Washington

Best Audio-Visual/Visual Presentation Provider

AVMS             
Blue Danube Productions 
Crimson Haze Event Lighting 

Best Casino with Meeting Space     

Angel of the Winds
Swinomish Casino and Lodge
Tulalip Resort Casino

Best Catering Company        

Kaspars Special Events & Catering                
Lisa Dupar Catering   
Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering                          

Best Convention/Conference Venue

Meydenbauer Convention Center     
Spokane Convention Center
Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
Washington State Convention Center

Best Entertainment Provider

Animate Objects Physical Theater
Lighting the Sound
Nash Fung

Best Event Décor/Floral Décor                                               

Fena Flowers  
PJ Hummel & Co.
Tolo Events     

Best Hotel with More Than 200 Rooms with Meeting/Event Space

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Hyatt Regency Seattle
Northern Quest Resort & Casino

Best Hotel with Less Than 200 Rooms with Meeting/Event Space

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle    
Salish Lodge & Spa
Woodmark Hotel

Best Meeting & Event Planning Company

SHWorldwide
Solomon Events         
Tolo Events

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

Fremont Foundry
JM Cellars
Woodland Park Zoo

Best Rental Service

CORT Party Rentals (AA Party, ABC Special Event)
Grand Event Rentals
Pedersen’s Rentals

Best Resort/Lodge with Meeting/Event Space

The Resort at Port Ludlow
Salish Lodge & Spa
Suncadia Resort

Best Transportation Provider/Valet Service

British Motor Coach   
Butler Seattle 
Starline Luxury Motor Coaches

Best Winery/Brewery/Distillery with Event Space

Chateau Lill
Chateau Ste. Michelle
JM Cellars

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