World’s Best Performing Venues Compete in Prestigious Star Awards 2019

04 Feb 2019, LONDON, UK


Prestigious Star Awards 2019 nominations are now being announced - recognising the leading luxury venues and event suppliers worldwide

4th Feb 2019


Nomination announcements have begun in the 10th annual Prestigious Star Awards. The 2019 awards feature new national categories for venues as well as specific categories for event suppliers. As the only global luxury venue awards, the accolades are contested by leading hotel groups, historic palaces, world-famous destination venues and outstanding event suppliers. This year's awards will be celebrated with a grand ball to be held at One Whitehall Place in London on the 15th of March 2019.

Prestigious Star Awards celebrate the world’s best venues and event suppliers. Every year, venue and event suppliers are nominated for excellence across a range of event-specific categories. During the awards nomination period, more than 2,000 venues and suppliers are reviewed but only 200 are nominated. The Prestigious Star Awards 2019 nominations are now live on the awards website and will continue to be announced until the 17th February 2019.

For the first time, individual event spaces at each nominated venue will be identified and celebrated for each category nomination. This will allow venues to better showcase their event credentials as well as assist event bookers with locating the best space for their particular event. As well as the global venue categories, venues can also enter national categories including, 'Best Venue in the UK,' 'Best Venue in the UAE' and 'Best Venue in Italy.'

Now in its tenth year, the awards program will be celebrated with a grand ball to be held at One Whitehall Place in London on the 15th of March 2019. Nominations will close on the 17th February 2019. Voting will take place from the 4th - 17th February and the finalists will be announced on the 20th February 2019. Winners of the Prestigious Star Awards will be celebrated at the awards ball in March.

The awards evening on the 15th March will bring together 100 distinguished individuals from the Prestigious Venues network, including senior representatives from leading international venues, corporate partners, prestigious event suppliers, and VIP clients from a wide range of sectors. This black-tie grand ball will feature captivating performances, magic, extravagant guest prizes and the finest hospitality.

Building on the success of what was a spectacular first last year, the evening will revive the old-world tradition of ballroom dancing. Set in motion by City Academy in 2018, this element of the awards evening was thoroughly enjoyed and will be a key element of future celebrations at the Prestigious Star Awards.

Fill in the entry form at
Or email: [email protected]

2019 Nominees Already Announced:

  • Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, UAE
  • Blenheim Palace, UK
  • Buddha-Bar Hotel Paris, FRANCE
  • Conservatorium Hotel, THE NETHERLANDS
  • Faro Capo-Spartivento, ITALY
  • Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
  • Hard Rock Hotel, Davos SWITZERLAND
  • Vila Monte, PORTUGAL
  • Unico 20 87 Riviera Maya, MEXICO

Entry Deadline: 17th February 2019
Voting Period: 4th - 17th February 2019
Finalists Announced: 20th February 2019
Awards Ceremony: 15th March 2019, One Whitehall Place, London

Venues and event suppliers can enter via the awards website until the 17th of February. Venues and event suppliers that qualify the nominations process will be announced one by one on the Prestigious Star Awards website. For more detail on the selection process, see the awards schedule, for the full list of awards categories, see awards categories.

The Most Prestigious...

  1. Gala Dinner Venue
  2. Conference Venue
  3. Meeting Venue
  4. Christmas Venue
  5. Private Dining Venue
  6. Reception Venue
  7. Engagement Party Venue
  8. Wedding Venue
  9. Romantic Venue
  10. Birthday Party Venue
  11. Fashion Event Venue
  12. Networking Event Venue
  13. Product Launch Venue
  14. Film Location Venue
  15. Press Conference Venue
  16. Corporate Incentive Venue
  17. Training Venue
  18. Exhibition Venue
  19. Sporting Venue
  20. The World's Most Prestigious Venue


  • E.g. Best Venue in the UK
  • E.g. Best Venue in Italy
  • E.g. Best Venue in the UAE

The Best…

  1. Event Caterer
  2. Event Florist
  3. Event Decoration
  4. Event AV
  5. Event Entertainment
  6. Event Photographer
  7. Event Videographer
  8. Event Staffing
  9. Event Transport
  10. Event Confectionery
  11. Event Management
  12. The World’s Best Event Supplier

Every year the awards ceremony includes a thought-leadership element designed to inspire event bookers and event creators. ‘The World’s Best Events’ category has become known as “the Cannes Lions of luxury events.” Selected events are presented in pictures, with a short descriptive summary. In 2018, the top 12 events included a beach party at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam to celebrate the launch of Moet & Chandon Ice hosted on an artificial island in the Amstel River, a Press/Media event at St Ermin's Hotel for The Crown Season 1 which recreated Elizabeth II's Coronation banquet from 1953 and a University of Cambridge alumni dinner featuring immersive projection mapping technology, attended by David Attenborough, Clare Balding and Stephen Fry at Banqueting House. The three finalists are revealed on the night and the winner is selected, through a live vote.


  • Over 2,000 selected venues reviewed
  • Only 200 venues nominated worldwide
  • 20+ events based awards categories
  • 3 finalists recognised in each category
  • 20 venues are highly commended
  • 20 of the best venues crowned winners
  • 100 luxury venues, suppliers & clients attend the ceremony
  • 1 award for the Best Event
  • Worldwide venues represented
  • An insight into the world's best events
  • A 12-month program of inspiration, recognition & celebration


VENUE ENTRY: Venue representatives can apply for their venue to be nominated via the awards website: or by emailing [email protected]

EVENT SUPPLIER ENTRY: Event supplier representatives can apply to be nominated via the awards website: or by emailing [email protected]

Note: Awards entries are subject to approval by Prestigious Venues Ambassadors.

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