Park City is a major hub and quintessential destination for association meetings. As a proud member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), we work to enhance offerings for association meetings, including one-of-a-kind team-building activities, a wide range of group-accommodating restaurants, tours, meeting hotels and resorts, and unique meeting facilities available year-round.
Our storied mountain town is full of exceptional experiences; however, don’t let the abundance of offerings detour planning just because of budget restraints. With these five cost-effective tips, you can confidently let your board members and attendees know just how affordable Park City can be for your meeting.
1. Choose Venues Close to the Airport
Once attendees land at Salt Lake City International Airport, they’re only 35 minutes away from the heart of Park City, by way of a number of shuttles, rental car services, and bus services. This means most of Park City’s unforgettable venues are just as easily accessible for your attendees, speakers, staff, and volunteers, which keeps transportation costs down.
2. Use Free Park City Transit Services
Give attendees the chance to explore our destination, while cutting transportation costs. Park City’s free local transit system, with a fleet of bio-diesel buses, is excellent for green meetings and allows attendees to get around our mountain town easily.
Groups can take the charming Main Street Trolley to explore Historic Main Street, or utilize the free bus system to venture to Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, or the Utah Olympic Park, for a day of activities, shopping and great food to fill the itinerary.
3. Create More Interaction
Interactive sessions can help save costs and are excellent for learning and engagement. Integrate more round table discussions and fewer lectures for your associations. Our team of experts can offer creative ideas and resources to add more interaction into your meeting, cutting audiovisual costs.
4. Utilize the Destination’s Ambience
Several of Park City’s sites and venues have surrounding attractions so attendees can entertain themselves while cutting costs. For example, an event in Historic Park City lets attendees take advantage of shopping, landmark theaters, museums, and other local attractions. This can help avoid the cost of higher-end receptions and entertainment.
5. Utilize the CVB!
Visit Park City’s team of experts will work with planners to provide the most cost-effective meeting for your associations. Their destination knowledge and community and vendor relationships are some of the most valuable resources you can utilize. Let them help you facilitate costs and provide you with resources that will save you money at the end of the day.
Even with Park City information and cost-cutting tips at your disposal, sometimes believing is seeing. With our FAM tours, you enjoy all of the perks of our mountain town before your attendees do!
Looking for more information? That’s why we’re here! reach out and let us know how we can help you plan.