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  • Proximity to parkingVehicular access for deliveries, cateringAbility to close off without disrupting regular visitors

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  • 1. DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR EVENT SPACES
    Missy Marshall
    M·T·R Landscape Architects, LLC
    June 3, 2010
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  • 5. Outdoor Event Spaces(vs. indoor venues)
    Use assets public gardens already have
    Take advantage of special appeal of gardens for memorable moments
    Less expensive than conditioned indoor space
    More flexible than buildings
    Can generate revenue
    Provide additional space when adjacent to indoor event spaces
  • 6. Location Considerations
    Proximity to parking
    Access for service vehicles
    Ability to separate from main visitor areas
    Proximity to indoor support spaces (event spaces, kitchens, bathrooms)
  • 7. H.O Smith Botanic GardensPenn State University
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  • 9. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
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  • 11. Size Considerations
    Types of events
    Weddings
    Parties
    Fundraisers & Festivals
    Educational
    Concerts
    At tables – 15 sf per person
    Seated in rows – 10 sf per person
    Tents – multiples of 20’
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  • 16. Flexible Use
    Various configurations of events
    Daytime/ night time
    Education considerations
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  • 21. Placeholder – Phipps terraces
  • 22. Breakout Spaces
    Bar space(s)
    Smaller sitting areas
    Special displays
    Entertainment
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  • 28. Shade & Shelter
    Outdoor Pavilions
    Tents
    Can have sides
    Some conditioning possible
    Paved or grass surface
    Tent/Building Combinations
    Windbreaks
    Shade trees
    Site Orientation
    Water features for cooling
  • 29. Holden Arboretum
  • 30. Chicago Botanic Garden
  • 31. Or overland’s photo – tent shot
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  • 33. Service & Infrastructure
    Bathrooms
    Service Vehicles
    Catering spaces
    Electricity
    Night Lighting
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  • 39. Night lighting – fountain PSU?
  • 40. Thoughtful Planting Design
    Multi-season interest
    Nighttime interest (white, fragrant)
    Long display value (foliage as well as bloom)
    Durable
    Incorporate collections & education
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  • 45. Conservatories as Event Spaces
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  • 52. Event Spaces on a Budget
    Lawn
    Tent
    Portable toilets
    Catering Van
    Planting
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  • 57. Create Memorable Moments(aka Kodak Moments)
    Garden structures
    Fountains
    Sculptural Plants
    Whimsical Elements
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  • 61. DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR EVENT SPACES
    Missy Marshall
    M·T·R Landscape Architects, LLC
    June 3, 2010