Milan is at the epicenter of design and fashion. Its event venues uphold the same standard of aesthetics and cutting edge technical capabilities, making it an ideal location for hosting events and meetings. From large convention venues to quirky design hotels, Milan can accommodate a myriad of occasions. When planning an event for 2019, consider these top Milan event spaces.
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THE BEST MILAN CONFERENCE VENUES
Including a refurbished government building, modern event center, and a luxury hotel, this list of Milan conference venues is as diverse as it is comprehensive.
The Milano Convention Centre is Europe’s largest congress centre. With this grand title, the facility is able to host conferences from any industry with top-tier services.
WHY IS IT COOL? After its 2011 extension, MiCo not only grew in size, but added more modern features to its rooms and developed its sustainability profile. The centre is characterized by its striking roof- a 15,000 square meter graft of tapered metal and glass that forms a metallic blanket over the building.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The entire venue can accommodate up to 18,000 delegates over 70 conference rooms. There are two plenary rooms that hold 4,000 and 2,000 guests respectively plus an auditorium that seats 1,500 guests. The exhibition hall, an additional 54,000 square meters, can be arranged with extra plenary rooms.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, exhibitions, product launches, corporate meetings.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Conference rooms include video projectors, sound systems, translator booths, fixed video cameras, closed circuit TVs, WiFi.
CATERING: In-house catering provides food and beverage.
ACCESSIBILITY: All entrances and rooms are wheelchair accessible plus every floor can be reached by elevator. There are designated wheelchair-accessible bathrooms.
SUSTAINABILITY: MiCo implements many environmental initiatives, including but not limited to- an energy saving air-conditioning system, LED lighting, high-tech resin floors throughout 80% of the facility, and redistribution of unconsumed meals to charities.
TRANSPORT: The venue has a private parking lot with 1,100 spots. There is also a heliport and direct access to metro station Portello (Line 5).
TAGS: future proof, corporate friendly, sustainability.
Palazzo Emilio Turati, Centro Storico
The building that houses Palazzo Emilio Turati has endured nearly 140 years of history. Originally built in 1880, the structure was renovated, bombarded, and refurbished throughout the 1900s. Now, it showcases five modern meeting spaces, but maintains its historical facade.
WHY IS IT COOL? After its 2007 renovation, the entire facility was updated with state-of-the-art multimedia systems and communication lines. While the design is modern and functional, each room showcases touches of 1800s design, like a muraled ceiling or Bossi painting, that allude to the building’s past.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The facility is 2,000 square meters spread across four floors. The various rooms can hold between ten and 140 guests. The largest, Sala Conferenze, is 230 square meters and can hold 140 guests.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, workshops, seminars.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Voice and sound amplification, plasma screens, closed circuit TV, video projector, video conferencing, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest tram station is Via Meravigli (Lines 16, 19).
TAGS: reinvention, corporate friendly, future proof.
Grand Visconti Palace, Porta Romana
This luxury hotel in Milan is just a short walk from the center of the city. The building was built on the remains of the former Verga mill, dating back to the early 20th century, but received technical updates to accommodate events.
WHY IS IT COOL? The building’s meeting rooms are named after the main gates of Milan, such as Porta Ticinese and Porta Vittoria, which used to function as places to meet and spread cultural ideas. The interior of the hotel is elegant and bathed in natural light.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The building has 13 meeting rooms and an outdoor garden that can hold between ten and 300 guests. The largest room, Salone Visconti, holds 260 guests theater style or 120 guests classroom style across 294 square meters.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, seminars.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, WiFi.
HOTEL ROOMS: 172 rooms.
TRANSPORT: The hotel is 150 meters from the Lodi T.I.B.B metro station (Line 3). The nearest tram station is P.T.A Romana (Line 9). Private paid parking is available on-site.
TAGS: corporate friendly, future proof, human friendly.
Excelsior Hotel Gallia, Stazione Centrale
Delivering event delegates an authentic Milanese experience, this Milan conference venue showcases belle époque architecture and exclusive use of Italian made furniture and materials.
WHY IS IT COOL? While the hotel includes the standard selection of meeting spaces, it also offers a private cinema crowned by a beautiful dome. An onsite Wine Cellar offers cooking lessons and private dinners for event guests.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The hotel includes 18,625 square feet of event space with 13 event rooms and space for 12 breakout rooms. The largest room, Galleria, is 3,930 square feet and can hold 400 guests theater or reception style.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, seminars, dinner parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Film projector, LCD projector, microphone, PA system portable, polling devices, TV, video camera, walkie talkies, WiFi.
CATERING: The three Michelin star Cera Family is the official caterer.
HOTEL ROOMS: 235 rooms.
TRANSPORT: The hotel offers paid on-site parking and valet services. The nearest metro station is Centrale (Lines 2, 3) and the nearest tram station is Stazione Centrale (Lines 5, 9, 10).
TAGS: corporate friendly, attention to planner, human friendly.
Stella Polare, Pero
While this convention center has a one-of-a-kind facade, designed by famous Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, the interior is composed of flexible spaces.
WHY IS IT COOL? The exterior of the building showcases waves of glass suspended 43 meters off the ground. Not only is the architecture innovative, but the interior offers technologically-advanced spaces, including a cinema with Dolby surround sound and an opera house with wood acoustic walls.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Stella Polare includes an auditorium that holds 1,000 guests and nine conference rooms accommodating between 70 and 1,000 guests. The convention center is connected to eight pavilions, offering 34,000 square meters of column-free space. The whole facility can hold a total of 17,000 guests.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, exhibitions, seminars, product launches.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is Rho Fiera Milano (Line 1). The nearest train station is Rho Fiera Milano, adjacent to the metro station.
TAGS: innovative, forward thinking, corporate friendly.
Palazzo Giureconsulti Milano, Centro Storico
The construction of this building dates all the way back to 1562. While it didn’t officially open until 1654, it served as the epicenter of Milan’s economic and legal activity. After its 1985 restoration, it was adapted for Milan venue hire.
WHY IS IT COOL? Five hundred years of historical influence give a profound value to the space. While the halls were adapted for modern amenities, the barrel vaults, grandiose staircases, and historic decorations maintain the ancient charm of the building.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The building includes 11 meeting spaces. One of the largest, Palazzo Turati, can hold 300 guests seated while another large space, Sala Conferenze, can hold 140 guests seated. There is also an outdoor terrace holding 80 guests over 14 square meters.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, workshops, corporate meetings, exhibitions, showrooms, galas, receptions.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, dedicated space for video conferencing, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is Duomo (Lines 1, 3). The venue is also next to the Via Grossi tram station (Line 1).
TAGS: attention to planner, reinvention, corporate friendly.
THE MOST UNIQUE MILAN VENUE HIRE
When a functional meeting space won’t do, consider these top choices for one-of-a-kind Milan venue hire.
Lo Zerbo, Besate
Nestled in Parco del Ticino is a five hectare venue steeped in 1,000 years of historical influence. The garden includes a villa, a XVIII century historic church, and an old house from the 1500s- all of which create a peaceful oasis for events.
WHY IS IT COOL? The property’s villa is spacious, versatile, and charming. All the rooms overlook the inner rose garden. Events can also take place in the park outside the villa, home to walking trails and beautifully maintained landscaping.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The five hectare space includes a villa, church, and large park. The whole venue can fit between 30 and 200 guests.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate meetings, private parties, company retreats, fundraisers.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The venue is located 2 km from Besate, a village outside Milan, and is best reached by car. A wide car park is available for guests.
TAGS: conventions off the beaten track, immersive, bleisure friendly.
Triulzo Antica Dimora, Bolgiano
This country estate lies on the remains of a castle dating back to the fifteenth century. Its rustic charm brings an element of coziness and intimacy to events.
WHY IS IT COOL? The current home retains the structure of the original castle, including the courtyard, front gates that were once lift bridges, and a tile window that dates back to 1,400 AD. The interior design is comfortable and warm. Winter months bring even more coziness when the fireplaces warm the building.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The home is composed of five rentable spaces. The largest hall in the home, Salone del Cotto, can host 150 guests for both conferences and dinners over 105 square meters. There is an additional garden, courtyard and loggias for open-air events.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, galas, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Voice and sound amplification, video projector, mobile screen, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is S. Donato Milanese (Line 3). The facility has parking for 10 vehicles onsite.
TAGS: experience friendly, immersive, reinvention.
Museo Nazionale Scienza E Tecnologia Leonardo Da Vinci, Centro Storico
The largest science and technology museum in Italy, dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, also offers a selection of event venues with cultural accompaniments.
WHY IS IT COOL? The grounds of the museum once belonged to an ancient monastery and several venues still showcase the original architecture. Guests are treated to an all encompassing cultural experience with the option of taking a guided tour to the Leonardo Gallery, the Toti Submarine, and other thematic exhibitions. The museum also offers workshops and team building activities.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The museum includes 11 event spaces. One of the largest, Cavallerizze, is a 1,600 square meter space with an open-floor plan. The facility also includes an auditorium holding 232 guests seated, a workshop, and exhibition areas alongside event halls.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, conventions, exhibitions, seminars, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: Guests can park at Carducci Parking on via Olona. The nearest metro station is S. Ambrogio (Line 2).
TAGS: tapping into local intellectual capital, experience friendly, reinvention.
Villa Verganti Veronesi, Inveruno
This beautiful villa is nestled in a lush park just 15 km from Rho exhibition centre and 35 km from Milan՚s city center. It offers a natural oasis for events removed from the city՚s crowds.
WHY IS IT COOL? The villa is an architectural emblem of Italian style surrounded by secular trees, shrubs, a swimming pool, tennis court, and soccer field. For corporate events, the venue provides media rooms equipped with advanced technical amenities. There are also six luxury guest rooms for overnight events.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The villa includes five rooms for events. The largest, Limonaia, is 153 square meters and can hold 150 guests for cocktails or 120 guests for a seated dinner.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, private parties, company retreats.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Voice and sound amplification, PC, built-in screen, mobile screen, video projector, video conferencing, WiFi.
CATERING: In-house catering provides food and beverage. For overnight guests, the villa provides complimentary breakfast.
TRANSPORT: The venue has private parking as well as a shuttle service.
TAGS: conventions off the beaten track, boutique, bleisure friendly.
Museo Fratelli Cozzi, San Vittore Olona
Hosting more than 50 Alfa Romeo cars and showcasing design features from the 1950s, this venue provides a unique space for both corporate and private events.
WHY IS IT COOL? Meeting spaces are decorated with original graphics and materials relating to Alfa Romeo cars, including trophies designed by famous fashion brands. The industrial interior is decorated using only three colors- white, black, and red.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The space is 440 square meters and can host 250 guests for a seated dinner.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate meetings, seminars, dinner parties, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Professional sound system, 3x6m screen, lighting system, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The museum is located 25 km from Milan and is best reached by car. The museum has a large car park with 200 spots.
TAGS: immersive, events off the beaten track, innovative.
THE MOST IMPRESSIVE MILAN EVENT SPACES
It’s no surprise that a city grounded in design offers a large selection of impressive event spaces. These three venues deliver remarkable settings guaranteed to wow event delegates.
Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Centro Storico
This historical institution was founded in 1609 and serves as both a library and Ambrosian art gallery. Events are hosted in rooms generally restricted to the public, allowing an exclusive peek into history.
WHY IS IT COOL? The three event spaces have simple designs aside from the Renaissance paintings on the walls, creating a functional but distinctly Milanese space. Events at Biblioteca Ambrosiana can also include a tour of the Pinacoteca, Sala Federiciana, and Aula Leonardi.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The museum has three event rooms. Sala XXII can hold 60 guests seated and both Sala Accademie and Sala Sottofedericiana can hold 100 guests seated.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, private parties, dinner parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Speakers, microphone, projector, MP3 recording,
TRANSPORT: The nearest tram station is Duomo (Line 3). The nearest metro station is Cordusio (Line 1).
TAGS: reinvention, tapping into local intellectual capital, experience friendly.
Four Seasons Hotel Milano, Centro Storico
This luxury hotel marries 15th-century architectural details with chic spaces. As a 5-star destination, Four Seasons offers luxury amenities like spa treatments, golf courses, and limousine service.
WHY IS IT COOL? Two of the meeting rooms offer views of the sunken courtyard and plenty of natural light. The hotel also has a “Chic”olate Room for coffee breaks, made of real chocolate walls and featuring a buffet of fondues and mousses.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The hotel has 819 square meters of event space and can accommodate between 12 and 400 guests. The rooms are set around a courtyard on the lower level. The largest room, the Ballroom, is 215 square meters and can hold 200 guests reception style or 180 guests banquet style.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, corporate meetings, seminars, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Overhead and slide projection equipment, multi-image systems, video monitors and projectors, WiFi.
CATERING: In-house chefs provide food and beverage.
Hotel rooms: 118 rooms.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro stations are Montenapoleone (Line 3) and San Babila (Line 1). The hotel offers underground valet parking.
TAGS: experience friendly, corporate friendly, the age of all-inclusive.
Teatro della Luna, Milanofiori
This theater was designed specifically to host the largest musicals in Milan. It’s owned by ForumNet, the leading Italian group in management of multipurpose venues, meaning services are both comprehensive and modern.
WHY IS IT COOL? The seats in the theater were designed with ample space between rows to guarantee comfortability and utmost visibility for all guests. More so, the 800 square meter stage with a wide array of technical capabilities means the facility can provide major visual impact.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue holds 1,730 guests seated. Besides the main hall, it includes 18 changing rooms, a control room, a large foyer with two catering units, and a more intimate hall accommodating 50 guests.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conventions, receptions, galas, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities fit for a large production theater, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is Assago Milanofiori Forum (Line 2). The venue has a large parking area.
TAGS: future proof, human friendly, theaters.
THE BEST PARTY EVENT VENUES MILAN
From cocktail parties to celebrations, these event venues in Milan were designed to host some of the city’s most memorable social gatherings.
Just Cavalli, Centro Storico
Famous fashion designer Roberto Cavalli opened this restaurant and club to host the city’s most elite events, corporate parties, and dinners in true Cavalli style.
WHY IS IT COOL? Just Cavalli is a statement club. The walls and ceilings are made of crystal and the pillows and chairs are covered in animal prints. The venue is located in Sempione Park, a garden famous for its lush greenery in the midst of the city. The outdoor terrace with a dance floor and lounge chairs allows guests to enjoy the views.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue includes both indoor and outdoor areas. It can hold 150 guests seated or 350 guests standing, plus an additional 1,000 people including the outdoor terrace.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Private parties, cocktail parties.
CATERING: The in-house chef provides an Italian influenced menu.
TRANSPORT: The nearest tram station is Via Pagano Via Canova (Lines 1, 10) and the nearest metro station is Cadorna FN M1 (Lines 1, 2).
TAGS: bleisure friendly, immersive, experience friendly.
Officine Del Volo, Forlanini
Situated inside the former Caproni di Taliedo aircraft manufacturing company, Officine Del Volo has warehouse architecture with rustic charm.
WHY IS IT COOL? The lofty building has an open floor plan that can be easily customized. It’s raw design creates a distinct urban loft backdrop. For parties, the facility offers a DJ set up and independent catering service room.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The facility is more than 1,500 square meters that can divide into three independent rooms. Two rooms hold 400 guests standing and one room holds 300 guests standing. The facility also includes an outdoor courtyard of 150 square meters and service room.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Private parties, conventions, corporate meetings, seminars, dinner parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Basic lighting with intensity adjustment, DJ set up, WiFi. Optional services include AV services, interactive digital service, photo and video shooting.
TRANSPORT: The venue has a parking lot along the adjacent private road. Tram station Via Mecenate, 77 (Line 27) stops directly in front of the venue.
TAGS: reinvention, experience friendly, attention to planer.
Unico Milano, Fierra
On the 20th floor of the WJC Tower lies a sophisticated fine dining restaurant with noteworthy views.
WHY IS IT COOL? The environment is modern and elegant, lending itself to high-end, exclusive events. To take advantage of its 20th floor location, the restaurant is outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows. An open view kitchen allows guests to watch as their fine dining cuisine is prepared.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The restaurant can accommodate up to 180 people in a single hall.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Private parties, dinner parties, celebrations.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: WiFi.
CATERING: Contemporary menu is prepared by head Chef Fabrizio Ferrari.
TRANSPORT: The nearest public transportation stop is the Istituto Palazzolo bus station (Line 48). The P.le Accursio tram station (Lines 1, 14) is a 7-minute walk away.
TAGS: experience first, future proof, immersive.
THE BEST OUTDOOR VENUES MILAN
For a city steeped in history and remarkable architecture, Milan offers a great selection of open-air venues that allow event delegates to take in the scenery.
Terrace, Palazzo Matteotti, Centro Storico
For an open-air event in the heart of the city, the Terrace is a top choice with its iconic Milanese views and elegant atmosphere.
WHY IS IT COOL? This outdoor venue provides unobstructed views of Milan Cathedral. It comes outfitted with wicker furniture and patio umbrellas, creating a casual but sophisticated setting. Inside the hotel, guests find Bisazza mosaics, Artemide lighting, Driade furniture, and Meritalia chairs- making it unmistakably Italian.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The Terrace can hold 24 guests both cocktail and board style. The entire hotel accommodates between 25 and 170 guests over five event spaces.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Cocktail parties, luncheons, networking.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Latest generation multimedia systems, WiFi.
CATERING: The inhouse kitchen and sommeliers provide traditional or specially-themed menus.
HOTEL ROOMS: 154 rooms.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is Montenapoleone (Line 3). The hotel offers valet parking in a basement garage.
TAGS: bleisure friendly, experience friendly, in demand.
Sala dei Giardini, Palazzo Parigi, Porta Nuova
The brainchild of well-known Milanese architect Paola Giambelli, this 5-star design hotel combines Parisian chic design with Milanese touches. Sala dei Giardini is a glass-walled venue leading to an outdoor garden.
WHY IS IT COOL? The hotel’s garden is distinguished by century-old trees, a gold fountain, and two floor glass walls that reveal the interior of the hotel. Palazzo Parigi is outfitted with antiques that the architect acquired over many years of travel. Art is at the core of its design, meaning sculptures, paintings, and tapestries are scattered throughout.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Sala dei Giardini is 4,004 square feet and leads directly to the outdoor terraces, an additional 2,551 square feet. It can hold 350 guests for cocktails or 90 guests for a seated dinner. The entire hotel includes 16,630 square feet of space.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Cocktail parties, receptions, product launches.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, WiFi.
HOTEL ROOMS: 98 rooms.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro stations are Turati (Line 3) and Montenapoleone (Line 3). The hotel offers valet parking.
TAGS: boutique, new and newsworthy, bleisure friendly.
THE MOST VERSATILE EVENT VENUES MILAN
It’s no surprise that Milan offers a premium selection of versatile event venues. The city is home to designers and visionaries that need nothing more than a blank slate with advanced technical amenities to carry out their plan.
10 Watt, Foppette
This versatile space has an industrial past but modern interior. As a design venue, paramount attention is given to delivering events with strong visual impact.
WHY IS IT COOL? Having hosted events for the past 15 years, the venue offers reliable, professional service. Each room comes equipped with design complements and props for maximum personalization.
The space is furnished with the top Italian and international design brands, including rising talent from young artists.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 10 Watt includes six event spaces across 1,000 square meters, including one outdoor space. The highest capacity for theater events is 140 while the highest capacity for cocktail events is 200.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate meetings, product launches, showrooms, press days, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Integrated automation system to manage the venue, audio and video control rooms, projectors, HD/4K Smart TVs, microphones, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest tram station is Via L. II Moro Via Pestalozzi (Line 2). The venue rents out 40/50 parking spaces for guests.
TAGS: future proof, experience friendly, in demand.
La Pelota, Centro Storico
True to its name, La Pelota started as a stadium for the game of pelota in 1947. After undergoing a major restoration project, the venue is now fully equipped to host large-scale events with maximum customization.
WHY IS IT COOL? The venue is highly sought after for its location in the heart of Brera, a famous artists’ quarter. Just steps from the fashion triangle, it is a popular choice for design events. Nonetheless, with its lofty spaces and simple design, it can easily adapt to a range of events.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue can hold up to 1,200 guests over three spaces covering 1,340 square meters. The game court is 724 square meters, the foyer is 365 square meters, and the backstage area is 158 square meters. Included in the space are two bar counters, a make-up room, and an equipped catering area.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conventions, dinner parties, press conferences, product launches, exhibitions.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Advanced lighting and sound systems, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is Moscova (Line 2) and the nearest tram station is Arena (Lines 2, 4, 12, 14).
TAGS: in demand, future proof, sports experience.
Superstudio labels itself a big container, and with good reason. The modern and multifunctional venue has a simple design can be configured in countless ways.
WHY IS IT COOL? A deviation from the historic event venues in Milan, Superstudio was built in 2000 with modern amenities. The nine rooms of the venue can adjoin or stay separated. Each has its own driveway for ease of set up and tear down, facilitating the creation of unique spaces.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue has nine different spaces over 8,000 square meters that can be used independently or connected. There is one outdoor garden of 1,000 square meters plus a 700 square meter rooftop. It can hold a maximum of 3,000 guests standing, 2,000 guests theater style, and 1,500 guests seated.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conventions, product launches, exhibitions, galas.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Advanced AV capabilities, WiFi.
CATERING: NewTeam Banqueting is the exclusive caterer. They also manage the inner restaurant Dada.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is P.TA Genova FS (Line 2). The nearest tram stations are P.Za Del Rosario (Line 14) and P.ta Genova (Line 10). There is onsite parking.
TAGS: in demand, innovative, forward thinking.
East End Studios, Forlanini
This Milan conference and event venue is located in the warehouse complex of Caproni di Taliedo, a repurposed airplane factory built in the early 1900s. It’s characterized by both its industrial architecture and flexible event capabilities.
WHY IS IT COOL? The venue provides multiple services that facilitate the event planning process. This includes a wide range of furnishings that can be provided on request, a number of recommended caterers, and available staff to assist with set up, tear down, and technical components. The industrial architecture, including red bricks and iron bars, adds a unique touch to large-scale events.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue is 1,300 square meters and includes a covered courtyard. The inside can be divided into four spaces, the largest of which covers 4,400 square meters.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conventions, exhibitions, galas, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Power distribution board, main optical fiber line, WiFi. Technical lighting equipment available upon request.
TRANSPORT: Up to 500 onsite parking spots can be reserved.
TAGS: attention to planner, reinvention, future proof.
Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Zona Delle Regioni
After its completion in 1923, Palazzo del Ghiacco became the largest covered ice-skating rink in Europe. While it was severely damaged during the Second World War, the building received a major refurbishment in 2007 that included the addition of features for hosting events.
WHY IS IT COOL? The most striking part of the building, its roof with iron arches, is highlighted by bubble lamps and ground spotlights. The venue provides a number of services to assist with event planning, including design of fit-outs, technical consultancy, and recommendations for catering and AV suppliers.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The entire venue is 5,330 square meters divided between seven spaces, including an outdoor balcony and terrace. The main hall is 2,400 square meters.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Galas, exhibitions, product launches, corporate meetings, private performances.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: AV capabilities, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest tram station is V.le Corsica Via Battistotti Sassi (Line 27). The venue is also a short walk from the Milano Porta Vittoria train station. Guests can use the car park at viale Corsica, 21.
TAGS: sports experience, reinvention, future proof.
Toreneria Tortona, Navigli
With its location in the cultural hub and fashion centre of Milan, Tortona, this event venue hosts a variety of fashion and design events. However, its all-white, versatile spaces can adapt to countless themes.
WHY IS IT COOL? The eight spaces of Toreneria Tortona extend from Via Tortona, 32 down to Via Novi. Each is completely white, from the floor to the ceiling, with large ceiling skylights. The industrial architecture can be customized for a wide range of events.
GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The venue is 1,600 square meters divided into eight rooms. The largest, T1, holds 330 guests standing or 133 guests seated.
WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Exhibitions, showrooms, charity events, workshops, private parties.
AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Fiber optic cabling, WiFi.
TRANSPORT: The nearest metro station is P.TA Genova FS (Line 2). Adjacent to the metro station is the Milano Porta Genova train station. The nearest public parking lots are Metropark P.ta Genova, Garage Loria, and Garage Tortona.
TAGS: future proof, experience friendly, reinvention.
While Milan is famous for its fashion, the city welcomes a myriad of events every year. The diversity and versatility of Milan’s event venues allows them to adapt to any industry. When choosing a venue for your event in 2019, consider these top 25 Milan event spaces.
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