Outdoor Venues at Resorts Load Up on Sensory Thrills

As much as attendees need to get things done at meetings, they require some fresh air, whether it’s to recharge the senses for a program session or to celebrate successes with colleagues off-hours. Here are four outdoor event spaces that let groups “go out” in style, offering spectacular panoramas behind eye-catching decor and venue themes.

Coyote Lovely  
The Coyote Corral at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AZ, brings to life the Old West with ornate facades and picnic tables draped with faux cowhide tablecloths. In the backdrop is the stunning Arizona desert. The 22,000-square-foot Coyote Corral fits 500 banquet guests and comes complete with grills, a dance floor, and a soundstage.

True Colors
In Anaheim, CA, groups get an up-close and personal view of Disney’s World of Color nighttime water show at the Paradise Park viewing area. The multi-tiered Paradise Park holds up to 6,000 attendees and features trellises, flowers, and hidden fountains that reveal themselves during World 
of Color. Over 1,000 jets of water form incredible shapes 
synched to music and Disney character performances. 

Frontier Days
Vail Resorts’ Keystone Resort in Keystone, CO, has a plethora of outdoor group spaces showcasing the spectacular Rocky Mountains and Colorado frontier. The property can host up to 2,000 meeting-goers at on-site facilities like the Longs Terrace (pictured) at its standalone conference center, the Lodge Terrace at its lodge and spa, and the lawn space at its 1930s-homestead-style Keystone Ranch.    

Everybody in the Pool
The Orlando World Center Marriott boasts a beautifully landscaped complex of pools containing more than 1 million gallons of water. At the main lagoon pool, as many as 4,000 conference participants can gather for poolside receptions featuring expansive views of relaxing Florida scenery, or enjoy the nearby 106-foot waterslide.