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ADDRESS: 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215


LARGE AND IN CHARGE: The ballpark features fancy and fun venues for events, from the Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck with a view of the city to the Green Monster, Fenway's famous left field wall.

EVENT AREAS: There are 10 areas at the ballpark for events, including the 7,000-square-foot State Street Pavilion and the First Base Deck, which seats 300 with a view of the baseball field and the Boston skyline.

SERIOUSLY SPACIOUS: The largest space is the 40,000-square-foot Big Concourse. Located behind the right and center field bleachers, the open-air space is surrounded by brick walls and concession stands.

ROOM TO ROAM: Measuring 4,500 square feet, the EMC Club offers an extensive menu, open kitchen and wine bar for elegant events.


ADDRESS: 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065


LARGE AND IN CHARGE: The Pavilion holds a Boeing 707 — the plane served as Air Force One for seven U.S. presidents — and measures 90,000 square feet over three floors.

EVENT AREAS: The space holds 1,400 seated guests; the plane sits on pedestals so that guests can walk, dine and dance beneath it. The Ambassador's Terrace, an outdoor space, adds another 10,000 square feet.

SERIOUSLY SPACIOUS: The large open spaces and 60-foot-high ceiling at the Pavilion are big enough for acrobatic and fashion shows as well as large dance floors.

ROOM TO ROAM: The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library offers more options for events, including a 1,000-person auditorium.


ADDRESS: 801 Mount Vernon Place N.W., Washington, DC 20001


LARGE AND IN CHARGE: With granite floors, glass walls and dramatic staircases, the Washington Convention Center offers style within its 2.3 million square feet of space.

EVENT AREAS: The Washington Convention Center's ballroom measures 52,000 square feet and can accommodate 3,000 guests at a banquet. Features of the room include 48-foot ceilings, a wood finish and a calming color scheme.

SERIOUSLY SPACIOUS: With 66 breakout rooms, the center offers 150,000 square feet of meeting space.

ROOM TO ROAM: Overall, the facility holds 30,000 people and can feed them with on-site eateries from Wolfgang Puck and Starbucks.


ADDRESS: 1135 S. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215


LARGE AND IN CHARGE: With its rooms connected in a circular pattern, Gilley's can accommodate one large event of 5,000 guests or separate smaller parties.

EVENT AREAS: Wooden Texas stars and rustic brick accents decorate the 1,500-square-foot South Side Event Center, which includes the Lone Star, Brazos and Pasadena rooms. Gilley's also offers the venue the Loft and its 3,000-square-foot balcony.

SERIOUSLY SPACIOUS: The three-level Palladium Ballroom, with a 10,000-square-foot walnut hardwood dance floor, accommodates 2,600 guests.

ROOM TO ROAM: Titan, the venue's mechanical bull, gives guests a wild ride. Also, Gilley's is located two blocks away from the Dallas Convention Center.


ADDRESS: 5901 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, TX 75022


LARGE AND IN CHARGE: This rustic 100-acre ranch can accommodate up to 10,000 guests.

EVENT AREAS: Three separate event facilities offer different kinds of entertainment; Trail Camp features an outdoor grill and hay barn.

SERIOUSLY SPACIOUS: The Western Pavilion has space for 3,000 guests at a reception; past events held there include the Radio Shack company picnic and the Country Music Association awards gala.

ROOM TO ROAM: The 5,000-square-foot Chisolm Ranch House and the 30,000-square-foot Western Pavilion bring guests to the frontier yet retain modern amenities for meetings such as an elevated stage and conference lighting.

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