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6 February 2020 

20 Rome Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love

Jacob Thomas
20 Rome Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love

When it comes to Rome event venues, it doesn’t get better than the 20 unique spaces we list in this article. Keep reading to discover the absolute best event venues that the Eternal City has to offer.

Ah, Rome… What can we say about this incredible city that hasn’t already been said?

The capital of Italy has a history that spans more than 28 centuries and includes such notable landmarks as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Roman Forum. Rome has also been home to many of history’s greatest rulers, warriors, and thinkers. Names like Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Virgil all lived in the Eternal City.

While no longer the center of the world, modern Rome is still a globally important metropolitan area. The entertainment, fashion, culinary, and tourism industries all thrive here. It’s also a wonderful place to hold a conference, fundraiser gala, or personal event.

In this article, we’ll explore the top 20 Rome event venues that you need to know about before hosting a gathering in the city. No matter what your event strategy is, you’ll find a space on this list that will suit your needs to a tee.

Let’s take a look at them now!

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1. Lanterna di Fuksas

Lanterna di Fuksas - Rome Event VenuesSource: Nesite

Location: Municipio 1

Capacity: 350

Located in the heart of the Eternal City, Lanterna di Fuksas is a sight to behold. The steel structure features 1,000 triangular pieces of glass that glimmer and glint in the Mediterranean sun, catching the eye of all who come near it. Once inside, you’ll have space for a variety of different event types, from business conferences to fundraiser galas to private parties. It’s a completely modern venue that’s perfectly suited to just about every gathering. That’s why big-name brands like Apple, Google, and IBM have all booked events here. Secure Lanterna di Fuksas for your next get-together too and enjoy its top-notch facilities, production abilities, concierge service, and entertainment options.

2. MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo

MAXXI Musem Nazionale Delle Arte del XXI Secolo - Rome Event VenuesSource: LinkedIn

Location: Quartiere I Flaminio

Capacity: 3,000

The MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo, often shortened to just “the MAXXI”, is one of Rome’s top contemporary art museums. Its collection includes significant works of art from Italian masters like Alighiero Boetti, Francesco Clemente, and Mario Merz. Gather up to 3,000 of your closest friends and/or colleagues and book your next conference, presentation, or cocktail party in one of the museum’s seven distinct spaces. They include the Piazza, the largest available venue; the Auditorium, a perfect location for smaller gatherings and film screenings; and the Spazio D, which can accommodate business meetings and similar events. No matter which space you choose, you and your guests can gain access to amazing architecture and must-see exhibits.

3. Fluvial Tour Boat Cruise

Fluvial Tour Boat Cruise - Rome Event VenuesSource: Fluvial Tour

Location: Ponte S. Angelo

Capacity: 35

Having a tough time choosing the right event venue? Maybe you just need to look for something off the beaten path — literally. Fluvian Tour offers boat cruises of the Tiber River. Treat your guests to an unforgettable experience as you eat a delicious dinner and view the city sights from a different perspective. In our opinion, this is one of the better Rome event spaces for small gatherings. If you’re planning a micro-conference, intimate wedding reception, or fun birthday bash, book a Fluvian Tour today. You’ll be glad you did!

4. Spazio Novecento

Spazio Novecento - Rome Event VenuesSource: TripAdvisor

Location: Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR)

Capacity: 600

Spazio Novecento is the twentieth-century space where “your ideas take shape.” In its 13 year history, it has hosted 850,000 people for over 1,300 unique events. Will your business meeting, gala dinner, or personal get-together be next? It should be if you crave flexibility, plenty of technological options, and the assistance of an experienced events team. Another plus: Spazio Novecento is located in the EUR, one of the most modern neighborhoods in the world and just a stone’s throw from the beating heart of Rome.

5. Horti Sallustiani

Horti Sallustiani - Rome Event VenuesSource: TripAdvisor

Location: Rione XVII Sallustiano

Capacity: 150

Speaking of the “beating heart of Rome,” that’s exactly where Horti Sallustiani is located. The building is the last remaining remnant of an ancient park that was first owned by Julius Caesar. After an extensive restoration effort, you can now rent the historic site for your next event. Choose to host your guests in the Hadrianic Room, where Roman emperors of centuries past used to entertain their guests. If you do, you’ll not only enjoy the unmatched ambiance, but also the assistance of the Horti Sallustiani’s events team as you plan an unforgettable business or personal gathering.

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6. Bioparco di Roma

Bioparco di Roma - Rome Event VenuesSource: Bioparco di Roma

Location: Municipio 2

Capacity: 200

Some of the most unique event venues, regardless of what city they’re in, are zoos. Imagine hosting your event next to an Asian Elephant, Caucasus Leopard, or Orangutan exhibit. Oh wait, you don’t have to imagine it because the Bioparco di Roma is available for rent! If you’re planning a trade show, conference, or kid’s birthday party, this venue is a great option. There are multiple spaces to rent, plenty of technical accommodations, and a ton of memories to be made at the Bioparco di Roma. That’s why it’s on our list of top 20 Rome event venues.

7. The St. Regis Rome

The St. Regis Rome - Rome Event VenuesSource:

Location: Municipio 1

Capacity: 400

For events that require a bit of sophistication, you can’t go wrong with the St. Regis Rome. This hotel, now owned by Marriott, was originally opened in 1894 and is still considered the best place to stay in the Eternal City. It also doubles as a fantastic event space. Bring your corporate conference, cocktail dinner, or wedding ceremony and enjoy one of the hotel’s 10 luxurious event rooms — including the striking Ritz Ballroom, top-notch A/V equipment, and tasty catering options. For small to medium-sized events, we whole-heartedly recommend the St. Regis Rome.

8. Residenza Lavernale

Residenza Lavernale - Rome Event VenuesSource: Residenza Lavernale

Location: Ripa

Capacity: N/A

When in doubt, book the Rome venue that sits at the top of Aventine Hill, in the center of the city, surrounded by a lush green park. In other words, book Residenza Lavernale, an elegant event center that’s equally suited to business meetings, private parties, and wedding ceremonies. The venue has multiple spaces for rent including the main hall, an open-air loft, and a perfectly manicured garden. It also has first-rate technical equipment that can accommodate most audio and visual needs, as well as free WiFi.

9. Impact Hub Rome

Impact Hub Rome - Rome Event VenuesSource: Impact Hub Rome

Location: Quartiere San Lorenzo

Capacity: 50+

Impact Hub’s mission is to build entrepreneurial networks in different cities around the world. One of those cities is Rome. The Impact Hub location in the Eternal City is a hotspot for change-makers and features both co-working spaces and event venues. Whether you want to rent a desk in an inspiring environment or book a well-equipped space for your next conference, training seminar, or a boardroom meeting, you can do so at Impact Hub Rome. If you do, you’ll enjoy a venue that’s both creative and functional. Win!

10. Stadio di Domiziano

Stadio di Domiziano - Rome Event VenuesSource: Teknoring

Location: Municipio 1

Capacity: N/A

Rome is full of ancient ruins. From the Colosseum to the Roman Forum, evidence of Italy’s past can be found in every corner of the city. But few of these locations can be rented for events without forking over an absurd amount of money or knowing someone on the “inside.” The Stadio di Domiziano is different. Anyone can book it and enjoy the one-of-a-kind atmosphere, multimedia services, catering options, entertainment choices, and other perks. If you’re looking for one of the most unique event venues in Italy, look no further!

11. The Baja

The Baja - Rome Event VenuesSource: Romeing

Location: Municipio II

Capacity: 300

The Baja is one part restaurant, one part lounge bar, and all parts awesome! No matter what kind of event you plan to host — business meeting, birthday bash, dinner with friends, etc. — this riverside venue is a great spot. You and your guests will enjoy a refined atmosphere, quality food, skillfully mixed cocktails, and amazing views. The Baja can also accommodate live music, so book your favorite band or DJ and let their sweet jams provide the perfect backdrop for your gathering. Contact this venue’s professional event staff today and start planning an event to remember.

12. Palazzo di Santa Chiara

Palazzo di Santa Chiara - Rome Event VenuesSource:

Location: Municipio 1

Capacity: N/A

Down the street from the Pantheon (one of Rome’s most famous tourist attractions and final resting place of revered Italian artist, Raphael), sits the Palazzo Santa Chiara. This event venue dates back to the mid-17th century when it hosted opera performances and art shows on a regular basis. Today, the space can be rented for events of all kinds. Join a host of other companies and book the Palazzo Santa Chiara for your next industry conference, training seminar, or business meeting.

13. Julius Caesar Gurgustium

Julius Caesar Gurgustium - Rome Event VenuesSource: Julius Caesar Gurgustium

Location: Municipio 1

Capacity: N/A

Are you kind and friendly? Then you’ll fit right in at the Julius Caesar Gurgustium, the oldest DiscoPub in Rome. At this venue, the drinks are always high-quality, the music is always rockin’, and the dance floor never sleeps. In regards to events at JC’s, you can either book the venue and plan your own, or join in on one of the many pre-planned gatherings the pub hosts. Either way, you’re sure to have a good time. Note: Julius Caesar Gurgustium has a professional events team on staff to help you plan your gathering and an assortment of tech equipment to meet most A/V needs.

14. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO)

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma (MARCO) - Rome Event VenuesSource: Pinterest

Location: Salario

Capacity: 146

There’s no shortage of museums in Rome. But when it comes to hosting events, very few of the city’s similar venues can compare to the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, better known as the MACRO. This impressive art gallery features multiple spaces to rent including an auditorium, a library, and a restaurant. Book your next business meeting or private party here and enjoy stunning architecture, interesting exhibits, and great city views.

15. Villa Aurelia

Villa Aurelia - Rome Event VenuesSource: American Academy in Rome

Location: Trastevere

Capacity: N/A

The Villa Aurelia was first built between 1650 and 1667 by Cardinal Girolamo Farnese. The property was purchased by the American Academy in Rome in 1909 and opened to the public in 2002 after three years of careful restoration. Now, you have the ability to host your next corporate function, gala dinner, or wedding reception in the historic structure. The venue features breathtaking views of the Eternal City, beautiful gardens, and a variety of spaces to rent. Also of note, the Villa Aurelia doesn’t have any exclusivity deals with local suppliers, meaning you are free to work with any caterer, florist, entertainer, etc. that you wish.


ATLANTICO - Rome Event VenuesSource: Zomato

Location: Municipio IX

Capacity: 3,000

ATLANTICO is a “modern, multipurpose structure” that can host large events of up to 3,000 people. One of its biggest advantages is its versatility. No matter what kind of gathering you’re planning, this venue can host it with ease and style. We should also mention that ATLANTICO has enough parking for up to 700 cars — very important! If you want to host your next get-together in the same space as industry heavyweights like Chevrolet, SAAB, and BMW, book the ATLANTICO as soon as possible.

17. Rome Marriott Park Hotel

Rome Marriott Park Hotel - Rome Event VenuesSource: Marriott

Location: Zona XL Magliana Vecchia

Capacity: 7,000

According to its website, the Rome Marriott Park Hotel offers an “uncommon blend of convenience and sophistication.” From the 40 different event rooms totaling more than 139,000 square feet of space to the state of the art A/V equipment to the professional catering team on staff, everything about hosting a gathering at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel is an event planner’s dream. If you want to plan a memorable business conference, fundraiser gala, or wedding reception without the hassle normally associated with such activities, book the Rome Marriott Park Hotel.

18. Minerva Roof Garden

Minerva Roof Garden - Rome Event VenuesSource: The Fork

Location: Municipio 1

Capacity: 120

What’s the Minerva Roof Garden? It’s a “jewel nestled in the heart of Rome, a palace rich in history and artistic value, a luxury hotel capable of giving truly engaging emotions.” It sounds like an incredible spot for your next event, right? Your business meeting and/or luncheon will feel at home here, as will your wedding reception and private cocktail parties. Every gathering, big or small, will have access to various spaces, excellent catering options, access to a team of events experts, and stunning views of Rome. What more could you possibly ask for?

19. The MONK

The MONK - Rome Event VenuesSource: The MONK

Location: Municipio IV

Capacity: N/A

The MONK is a collection of five unique event venues; two indoor and three outdoor. There’s the Main Room, which has exposed brick walls and comfy red sofas; the Lounge, an intimate space that’s best booked for small presentations and dinner celebrations; the Playground, which is the first of the three outdoor venues and centrally located on the MONK property; the Kindergarten, an outdoor space specifically designed for children; and the Arena, which is a large paved area with access to a restaurant and bar. Each of the five spots would make a worthy location for your next business or personal gathering.

20. Roma Convention Center

Roma Convention Center - Rome Event VenuesSource: Pinterest

Location: Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR)

Capacity: 8,000

And finally, we have the Roma Convention Center. It’s the largest space on this list and the perfect location for any event, from international business conferences to must-see sporting competitions. The first thing you’ll notice when you walk into the Center is the amazing architecture. You’ll also be impressed by the variety of spaces available to you. There’s a total of 30 meeting rooms inside the Roma Convention Center, as well as a 1,800 seat auditorium. And we can’t forget to mention some of the venue’s other perks such as the free WiFi and professional catering service. The Roma Convention Center has everything you need to host a successful gathering. Book it today and see for yourself!

Wrapping Up: Book the Best Rome Event Space

They call Rome the Eternal City for a reason. This metropolitan area has forever made its mark on history and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. For this reason, and so many others, Rome is an excellent place to host an event.

We encourage you to read back through our list of Rome event spaces and choose the one that suits your needs best. Whether you plan to put on the biggest conference in your industry, raise money for an important cause, or have a memorable night with family and friends, you’ll find the perfect location above. Good luck!

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