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Charming Little Antique Shop
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (31)
  • Instant book
  • Vancouver, BC
We've got a charming little antique shop in a heritage building (c.1921) that used to house a neighbourhood market - come on in and find a space with lots of character, an ever changing inventory of seating and tables, storage, props and lots of amazing natural light. Happy to do hourly rentals for photoshoots etc. or day rate for events, workshops, art shows, music, and film. Hourly, morning/evening rentals are flexible but full days only available Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday (although others could be negotiated).
  • $25/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Sacramento, CA
UP TO 3 PEOPLE $25 HOURLY / $200 DAILY Our meeting rooms are the perfect place to impress clients, conduct memorable trainings, or deliver a sales presentation that will wow. Our fully-serviced meeting spaces can be booked by the hour, day or consider a monthly plan with deeply discounted hours. Our dedicated support staff will be on hand to ensure your meeting runs smoothly. • Complimentary Wi-Fi • Use of small events space • Spaces configured to suit your needs • Book for 1 hour or more • Break-out areas • Our receptionist greets your invitees • Catering options available • 24/7 Access • Presentation equipment available in
Bright, Quiet Ground Floor Loft
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (10)
  • Instant book
  • Brooklyn, NY
8 Person capacity. Productions must read and sign a booking agreement. 1 pull of white seamless = $10 Bright, sunny ground floor loft with its own private street entrance. Located one near Grand St L train. Plenty of street parking in the area, with spots always available mornings, nights, and weekends. Some basic rules: Music must be kept low. You may not bring your own speakers. No smoking or illegal activity. No alcohol may enter the space. ($200 fine). No open flames. No prop firearms or costumes that require permits. A walk through of the space is required before and after the production. Someone may be present in the space in a separate office. Rescheduling is possible at our discretion. The rescheduling fee is listed in the Add-Ons section of our listing. Please note the space is monitored by video security.
Bright Contemporary Pop Up and Photography Studio
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • Instant book
  • Vancouver, BC
Picnics Studio ( on IG) is a thoughtfully designed, contemporary, fully equipped showroom and retail space located in Vancouver's Strathcona district. Next door to neighbourhood favourites like Strathcona Beer, the Garden Strathcona, Flax Home, Flourist, Prototype Coffee, and more, the studio is nestled in a vibrant creative community surrounded by artist studios and interior design powerhouses. Located on street level and specially designed for flexibility, the studio can quickly transform into the perfect space to host your next workshop, photoshoot, pop up shop, or gathering. ​ FEATURES: • Over 1,100 square feet of flex space equipped with display tables and shelving that are all one-of-a-kind, custom built and designed, and can't be found elsewhere: • Show-stopping textured concrete display shelving • Textured hand-painted walls that stand out beautifully in photographs • Large brick display table/workshop table • Green tile and brass display table • 3 brass built-in clothing racks (7' long) • Large green tile checkout counter/cash desk fully equipped with drawers and slots for bags, tissue paper wrapping, storage, and more • Contemporary arched fitting room • Polished concrete floors • Large full-length mirror • Bright south facing windows • Ample free street parking • Your booking also includes the use of a secure internet connection, a private bathroom, and storage room. BOOKING If you would be interested in booking for a week, month, or longer - I can send over a CUSTOM RATE. When requesting to book, kindly include your total crew size and a brief description of your intended use of the space. Ensure you are including load-in/out time in your booking period, you will not be granted access outside of your time slot. Note that I have a very specific ethos at Picnics Studio - preference for pop up shops will be given to brands that support handmade, local, ethical, and sustainable practices. Please tell me a bit about you when inquiring! Thank you!
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What people say about Trade Show on Giggster

Camila G.
$ 750
5 hours
60 people
3 years ago
With four large rooms available, we had plenty of space far all the trade show participants. Nice light and good location.
Rylee S.
$ 700
4 hours
60 people
4 years ago
Leslie was a great host for this gallery location. Small trade show fit perfectly in this big space. Somewhat industrial, but with nicer finishing touches. Perfect event space!
Anna J.
$ 1800
3 hours
60 people
3 years ago
Historic backdrop for a trade show! We loved this space and the rich history it represents. The space is beautiful. Plenty of room for all our gear and a spectacular location!
Noah D.
$ 198
2 hours
40 people
4 years ago
Holy Toledo ! It's a soccer field! We covered the floor, but this sports space was top-notch as a venue for our trade show. Attendees and exhibitors alike were pleased, and the space was perfect!

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About Trade Shows

A well-organized trade show can be an exciting event indeed. It’s a chance for the movers and shakers of an industry to come together, and for businesses to showcase their products and services to their target audience.

But good trade shows don’t just happen; they require careful planning and coordination to ensure that they’re well supported and successful. And while the list of factors to consider when planning a trade fair is extensive, they don’t come any more important than choosing the right venue.

Once you find the perfect space for your trade show, you’ve already taken the first step towards making your show a must-attend event for the major players in your industry.

The Best Trade Show Venues

Trade shows come in many different shapes and sizes, and so too, do trade show venues. The type of industry, the number of people you expect to attend, and the type of experience you want to create can all have an impact on the best trade show space for your needs. Here are a few popular options you might like to consider.

  • Convention Centers
    Convention and exhibition centers are often the first places that spring to mind when choosing trade show venues. They’re purpose-built for those big industry get-togethers, which means they’ve got enough space, all the essential facilities, and a layout that’s flexible enough to be set up just the way you like it.

  • Outdoor Spaces
    Trade expos certainly don’t have to be indoor affairs. And if you’re showcasing businesses and services that belong in the great outdoors, it makes sense to take your event outside. The good news is that the range of outdoor spaces is huge, and can include everything from patios and courtyards to sports stadiums, race courses, parks, and many more.

  • Hotels
    Many major hotels have all the facilities you need to host your next trade show. From function rooms and ballrooms to conference rooms and grand banquet halls, you’ll find a variety of spaces that can be tailored to suit your needs.

What to Look for in Trade Show Spaces

Where should you hold your trade show? This is a question that isn’t always easy to answer. But once you have a concise idea of your target audience and the sort of experience you want to offer to exhibitors and guests, you’ll have a much clearer picture of the trade show space that’ll be your perfect match.

  • Location
    Where is the best location for your trade show? To answer that, you’ll need detailed information about your target audience and where they’re located. You wouldn’t hold a boat show in the middle of the desert, for example, and you wouldn’t hold a farming and agriculture expo in the heart of a big city. Do your research to make sure the venue you choose will help you reach as large a portion of your target market as possible.

  • Ease of Access
    Ease of access is important for a couple of reasons. First, you need to make it simple for exhibitors and attendees to get to. Is it easily accessible from the airport? Are there accommodation options nearby? Is it well served by public transport and what is traffic like in the area? Second, you’ll need to consider how easy it will be for exhibitors to bring in all the equipment and merchandise they need to set up their booths. The simpler it is, the more vendors will want to attend.
  • Size
    Space isn’t the final frontier for event organizers — in fact, it’s one of the first factors to consider when choosing a trade show location. Any venue you choose will obviously need to have enough space for all your exhibitors to showcase their wares, plus the right layout to ensure a smooth flow of guests around the floor. At the same time, make sure your eyes aren’t bigger than your stomach, as choosing a trade show space that’s far too large can ruin the atmosphere of your event.
  • Facilities and Amenities
    Now that you’ve got a shortlist of a few venues, start considering the practicalities of each candidate. For example, you may want to check if there is ample parking available on-site. How many toilets are there and where are they located? Is the trade show location easily accessible for people with mobility concerns? Verify if vendors have access to sufficient power sockets and if there is Wi-Fi. Put together a checklist of must-haves and keep it close at hand when comparing trade show spaces.
  • Professional Staff
    Finally, running an expo will be a whole lot easier if you have professional venue staff on your side. So right from the first moment you contact a venue host, pay careful attention to their knowledge and experience, how helpful and responsive they are, and how willing they are to work together to create the event you want. The right people can make a world of difference.

Trade Show Inspiration

Looking for some inspo for your next trade show? Here are just a few unique options worth considering.

  • Beautiful Ballrooms
    Need to create an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication? An opulent ballroom can be transformed into the ideal venue for an expo with a difference. The grand arches and timber floors of this extravagant ballroom could be a perfect fit for your show.

  • Open-air Courtyards
    A spacious outdoor courtyard lets your vendors show off their products in the surroundings for which they’re designed. Expect fresh air, sunshine, and plenty of space, along with undercover areas in case the weather turns nasty.

  • Rooftop Bars
    There’s something exclusive and intimate about a rooftop bar that makes it the perfect fit for certain industries. Book out the entire space to create a private venue where vendors and guests can mingle, share information, and make new connections.

  • Convention Center Exhibition Spaces
    If you’re hosting a big trade show, it’s hard to beat the practicality of a convention center. There you’ll find exhibition halls with flexible layouts, easy access, and all the facilities you need to set up the space just the way you want.