Open Venues: A New Event Platform

Explore the extraordinary with Open Venues, a groundbreaking new platform offering exclusive access to rare and historic event spaces in the most stunning corners of the American West from Phoenix’s Cloth & Flame. Whether you dream of hosting a lavish dinner party in a vibrant red sandstone cave in Moab, exchanging vows in a dreamy lavender meadow near Mogollon Rim or planning a corporate event inside a century-old train station in Downtown Phoenix, Open Venues has you covered.

With a curated collection of 25 venues spread across Arizona, California, Utah and Nevada, Open Venues is a new division of Cloth & Flame, a Phoenix-based experiential event agency that redefines event planning by providing access to locations that were once hidden gems. The platform connects users with breathtaking landscapes and unique properties, many of which are available for event booking for the first time.

“At its core, Open Venues is a love letter to the world’s most beautiful places. It was created to nurture lasting connections between people and place,” says Matt Cooley, co-founder of Open Venues, in a press release. “Our goal is to help create magical memories while simultaneously protecting and respecting the destinations. We’re seeking to not only curate spectacular venues, but to build a community of people who care about these spaces as much as we do. There’s something incredibly special about visiting places most people don’t even know exist.”

Open Venues provides a seamless digital experience, allowing users to discover and compare unique locations online before connecting with a dedicated concierge. This high-touch approach guides users through the entire booking process, from venue selection to event execution. The platform offers three tiers of customizable packages, including Venue Only, Best of Both and Turnkey—ensuring a personalized experience for every occasion.

From Malibu Hilltop’s breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean to the immersive experience inside Moab Caves’ enchanting sandstone chambers, Open Venues offers a range of awe-inspiring choices. Other notable locations include The Little Daisy, a historic miner’s hotel in Jerome and Reserve at Red Rock, an outdoor event space near Las Vegas surrounded by towering sandstone peaks and unique red rock formations.

“Open Venues is about connecting people with remarkable places. Our intuitive platform transforms the venue selection process, making it straightforward and effortless,” says Alex Leiphart, co-founder of Open Venues, in a press release. “By focusing on a digital-first experience, we’ve eliminated the usual headaches associated with booking a venue. Presenting these magnificent venues to the world in ways they’ve never been seen before will be a game changer.”

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