MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS PEI
UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTIONS ACROSS PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
By KATERINA SELEZEN
Canada’s legendary historical meeting place, Prince Edward Island fuses unparalleled hospitality with innovative ideas to compliment the uniqueness and flare of every event. With eccentric venues adorning every corner of the island and the ocean at your feet, PEI satiates both professional and recreational needs all in one long shot.
A consistent frontrunner in conventional meeting spaces and maestro of waterfront events, PEI has successfully hosted delegates from all over the world at the renowned Prince Edward Island Convention Centre. With over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, spilling out into areas like the majestic Confederation Ballroom and breath-taking outdoor patio, the convention centre is a trusted and relished venue.
Venture outside the box, and you will find that PEI has even more to offer your next conference than state-of-the-art facilities and commodious lodging. With the entire island at your service, discover PEI’s hidden gems and take your coastal event experience to new horizons.
Charlottetown hops to first place
A window into the past and a vessel for PEI’s tradition of hospitality, Charlottetown never stops celebrating its rich history, vibrant culture, and world-famous cuisine. The PEI Brewing Company, housing two spectacular spaces that can entertain anywhere from 5 to 500 visitors, is a quirky venue choice for those looking to bring a lively vibe to their event. Its alluring ambiance, interactive tours, and culinary delights will make for an unforgettable experience.
For a more dramatic event, the Conference Centre of the Arts features spaces like the marble-walled Memorial Hall, the 1,102-seat Homburg Theatre, the 200-seat cabaret Mack Theatre, and the intimate Studio Theatres. An homage to the Fathers of Confederation and the birth of Canada, the centre is one of the largest convention facilities in PEI, and home to the longest-running and most popular musical, Anne of Green Gables.
If you are feeling lucky, host your event at the Red Shores Racetrack and Casino, directly in the centrefield by the historic judge’s stand, or in the grandstand room with theatre-style seating for up to 230 guests. You and your delegates can place bets, indulging in award-winning seafood, and even snap a photograph with the horse to capture a major part of PEI’s heritage.
Red Sands Shore is quite the catch
PEI’s very own paradise, South Shore’s cascading red sandstone cliffs, caressed by a gleaming ocean, weave adventure together with serenity.
Rich in seafaring tradition, the region is a scrumptious choice for an interactive event. Take your delegates on a culinary journey with Chef Ross Munro: fish for Bluefin Tuna, catch seafood, or harvest crops with your team, later turning them into gastronomic masterpieces for your Island table.
Blast from the past on Green Gables Shore
Praised for its scenic landscape, Green Gables Shore is free from the distractions and hustle of the busy world. Clinton Hills – a restored 1959 barn – offers a rustic, inimitable experience guaranteed to have you and up to 200 attendees reminiscing; while The Table Culinary Studio – a former New London United Church – guides you and your delegates on an innovative cooking adventure, bringing the entire team together at a 12-foot long harvest table to share the meal.
Points East cooks up engagement
Chef Michael Smith knows how to cook up excitement for a large group of people, and his new establishment in Points East, The Inn at Bay Fortune, will bring you and your delegates together for a delicious, exploratory quest. Slurp through a pile of PEI’s famous oysters, tour the grounds and gardens, and indulge in a family-style feast at long butcher-block tables overlooking Bay Fortune.
Contact Michelle McAulay at Meetings and Conventions PEI to help make your next convention unconventional. Hold it at one of the countless unique spaces decorating the length of the island. www.peimc.com
Michelle McAulay, Business Development Manager
Phone: 902.894.5957 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org