client testimonials, customer reviews

Many of our valued participants have recognized Convene for revolutionizing the experience and outcome of meetings. We’re grateful to those who have provided us with client testimonials and feedback by taking their time to let us know the impact we are having. See our customer reviews below to help you decide to let us host your next event.

“We’re constantly on the lookout for spaces that are flexible and able to accommodate a large number of participants. In Manhattan, that can be a tall order, but Convene’s spaces are easily accessible, have all the basic amenities you expect, and are serviced well.  Normally booking large spaces at hotels or other off site locations requires ridiculous fees and markup for water, soda, coffee, or an apple.  The fact that Convene recognizes those types of items should be a part of coming into any space is great, and takes so much frustration out of event planning.  I’d rather focus on what our internal Talent needs in the development experience we’re creating, and not worry about how many Diet Cokes the room has consumed, and Convene lets me do just that!”


Daniel Zumbrunnen

“Havening Techniques held its 3rd annual training event in NYC this year at Convene Park Avenue. It was the best event ever! Every single staff member was courteous and attentive. The facility was immaculate and stocked with everything anyone asked for. Everyone was impressed and I could not have asked for anything more. Thank YOU! I look forward to using your centers again.”

Havening Techniques

Feliciana Tello, Chief Operating Officer

“Convene was offering the best venues at a competitive price. The venues were clean, modern and in great locations. Convene provided a great environment for our training programs to take place in. We had a great experience and are coming back in 2015.”


Elisabeth Neary

“The fact that we now host over 50% of our events at Convene speaks for itself. We receive countless compliments on the quality of the food and the service – both get top marks from our guests in the feedback surveys we receive. The reason I come back  is because of the customer service I receive every time I host an event. Not only are the Convene staff professional and friendly to my guests they really understand the needs of us as meeting planners and do everything to make our lives easier throughout the whole process. “

Haymarket Media Inc.

Adele Durham

“Our meeting was made all the more productive and successful because of your facility. Specifically, your people made all the difference in the world. We have used conference centers around the nation, but I can state without reservation that Convene’s are the best to date.”

SWMF Life Science Fund

Patrick G. Morand, Managing Director

“Meeting space for large programs in Midtown is hard to find. With that stated, for my first event with Convene, I was initially sold because of availability and location. The next draw was the price. For less than what we were paying at clubs and hotels, we were getting more at Convene – an all-inclusive package that met our meeting space, F&B and A/V needs. Many of the events we place at Convene are internal trainings where we are looking for a large space conducive to learning and teaming. It was so wonderful to work with a group who’s so flawlessly partnered with us in creating the right atmosphere to promote the attendees focus and development.”

Ernst & Young, LLP

Bailey Tomson

“No exaggeration, this is the best staff I have ever worked with. From the managers to the wait staff, every single employee here smiles, greets you warmly, and will help with, literally, any request you may have immediately.”

World Research Group

Jeffrey Chernick, Conference Director

“We first chose to work with Convene to give our meetings a bit more edge. We wanted to move away from the traditional hotel meeting experience and give our attendees a fresh environment. Our meeting specs require small room blocks which made it hard for us to negotiate event space at hotels. Convene also contributed to our strategic objectives.  Convene helped increased our attendee retention for annual events, our primary objective. We look forward to all our future events at Convene.”

PEI Media

Christian Crouse

“Your facility is now among my favorites, thanks largely to the superb care the Convene team provided to our group. I truly didn’t have to give a thought to facility concerns during the entire retreat – a real treat for me, and nowhere near the norm!”

Catalyst Consulting Partners

Cynthia L. Waisner, Managing Partner