Support Your Local Artists

Times are tough right now, and nobody is doing well. One group in particular that is struggling is our local artists. Since concerts, plays, and other creative forms of entertainment can’t happen right now, our local artists can’t do what they’re passionate about. A great way to show our appreciation for our local artists is to support their work.   There are tons of way …

California is Shutting Back Down, What Does That Mean for You?

If you’re currently living and/or working in California, then you know that our originally scheduled phased reopening has hit a roadblock, per an announcement made by California Governor Gavin Newsom last week. To sum it up for you, indoor dining is out allowed in any California county, and all indoor activities of any sort must stop in “watchlist” counties in the state. So what does this news mean for you and your business?   Indoor Dining  Most …

NPU: In Case You Missed It…

Catch Up on What You Missed from April 2020 through June 2020  Q2 was an interesting quarter for Non Plus Ultra. We were not able to hold any events at our venues due to the shelter-in-place, but we were able to get our venues ready to host events in the future by cleaning them up and putting in sanitation stations. We were also able to …

How to Wash Your Hands

A Step by Step Guide  Last week, we gave everyone some TIPS on what you should and should not do during these crazy pandemic times. This week, we want to follow up on one of our tips from last week and give you a more thorough rundown of what to do when you wash your hands. We know you’ve heard it all a million …

Do’s and Don’ts

What to Know About Being Around Other People Right Now With businesses in California slowly beginning to open back up, it’s important to know the do’s and don’ts of being around other people. This may seem like a banal topic right now, but it’s always good to make sure you’re up to date on safety advice during this pandemic. Plus, if you plan on attending any small gatherings, …

Welcome Back!

After three long months of working from home, NPU is back in the office and ready to help you with your events! With California moving into phase 2 of reopening, we can get back to work in our San Francisco headquarters and prepare to welcome our clients back. While we recognize that things aren’t completely back to normal, and that large events aren’t happening in …

Get to Know Our Venues

Retired Spaces  We have a lot of event venues in the Non Plus Ultra portfolio, all of which come with a rich history. Get to know our venues like you never have before! This week take a walk down memory lane as we look at some of our retired spaces. This brief history includes information about Pier 70, The Myriad, and Oddjob.  Pier 70  Pier 70 …

Get to Know Our Venues

The Midway, Jones, and BIIG  We have a lot of event venues in the Non Plus Ultra portfolio, all of which come with a rich history. Get to know our venues like you never have before! This week get to know a few of our smaller spaces. This brief overview includes information about The Midway, Jones, and BIIG.  The Midway  If you want to have a …

Get to Know Our Venues

San Jose Armory We have a lot of event venues in the Non Plus Ultra portfolio, all of which come with a rich history. Get to know our venues like you never have before! This week get to know our first South Bay spot, the San Jose Armory. This brief history includes a basic rundown of how the building came to be, …

Get to Know Our Venues

SVN West  We have a lot of event venues in the Non Plus Ultra portfolio, all of which come with a rich history. Get to know our venues like you never have before! This week get to know our cool and modern Downtown SF spot, SVN West. This brief history includes a basic rundown of how the building came to be, information about the venue’s time as the Fillmore …

Get to Know Our Venues

Palace of Fine Arts  We have a lot of event venues in the Non Plus Ultra portfolio, all of which come with a rich history. Get to know our venues like you never have before! This week, get to know the iconic Palace of Fine Arts, located in San Francisco’s Marina District. This brief history includes a basic rundown of how the building came to be, information about the 1915 …

Get to Know Our Venues

The San Francisco Mint  We have a lot of event venues in the Non Plus Ultra portfolio, all of which come with a rich history. Get to know our venues like you never have before! This week, get to know the historic San Francisco Mint, located on Fifth Street in Downtown San Francisco. This brief history includes the basics of the building’s history, information about the 1906 earthquake and fire, …

My Event Was Postponed or Cancelled. Now What?

Planning an event can be difficult, especially during a time when we can’t leave our houses. Not only is it difficult to plan the logistics of an upcoming event, but it’s also hard to know when to plan your event for. Because of this, people are unsure how to move forward with planning their events. Don’t fret, NPU is here to …

Get Your Side Hustle On

With current events preventing some from working, and causing others to work a lot less, now may be a good time to consider exploring a side hustle. To clear things up, by side hustle, we mean a “sideline that brings in cash; something other than your main job”. And since we’re all at home getting bored, why not consider taking up a side …

NPU: In Case You Missed It…

Catch Up On What You Missed from January 2020 through March 2020 New Year’s at the San Jose Armory  NPU started the new year off with a bang by working with San Jose’s Urban Community to throw the coolest New Year’s party in the Bay Area. The party featured food, drinks, and entertainment that were all provided by local San Jose establishments. Each room had a fun …

Bringing the Community Together (From A Distance)

With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis at an all-time high, and increasing daily, it’s important for the community to come together. The best way to get through a crisis is together (while safely social distancing from one another). In an effort to do our part, Non Plus Ultra is partnering with different organizations to support those in need.   Care Package Assembly at the San Jose Armory  We started our community relief …

Virtual Tours

Having trouble deciding on what venue to choose for your event? Check out virtual tours of all of our venues below! The San Francisco Mint 88 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 Palace Of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123 SVN West 10 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103 San Jose Armory 240 N 2nd …

The Ultimate Staycation

How to Have a Great Vacation from the Comfort of Your Home  We’re all stuck at home for the foreseeable future, and that isn’t great, but staying home doesn’t have to be all that bad. Check out these fun things you can do to make this the best staycation, ever!  Staycation Option 1: Go to A Theme Park  As we all know, …

Stay Home and Be Productive

We’re well into March 2020, and so far, this year has been… interesting. You all know what we’re talking about; COVID-19. Since everyone’s stuck at home for a few weeks, we thought it would be the perfect time for everyone to start doing the things they’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had time for. Well, now everyone has plenty of time, so it’s time to get to work! There are tons of …

Are You Prepared for Your Upcoming Conference?

The Bay Area is gearing up for a busy March! With conferences happening every week in March, now’s a good time to work with your team to figure out what conferences you want to attend, and what you expect to gain. With a good game plan in place, you can make sure that you and your team get the most out of every conference you attend.  What …

NPU – It’s What We Do

4 Venues, over 175 Events, 25 Employees, 2 Markets, and still growing. We’re Non Plus Ultra, and this is what we do. Check out our 2019 recap and see clips of some of our most amazing and mind-blowing events of 2019.

Who Is Non Plus Ultra?

People often ask us – “What is Non Plus Ultra? What do you guys do?” So today we wanted to take some time to formally introduce ourselves.   Hi, we’re Non Plus Ultra, and this is what we do.   Who We Are Non Plus Ultra was founded in 2014 by Jordan Langer in San Francisco, California. Since then, we’ve been involved in some of the Bay Area’s biggest and most unique events. From Super …

Changing Up Your Work Culture for the Better

It’s February, and New Year’s resolutions are still fresh in everyone’s minds. This means that it’s the perfect time to make a late resolution to bring new life to the culture of your team. The overall culture of your business has a noticeable effect on the way you and your employees get stuff done, both on your own, and as a team. The idea is to set up your company in a way …

New Year’s at the San Jose Armory

It’s a new year, and we’ve already started off our year in the best way we know how – by hosting a community based event in one of our venues. On January 10, 2020, we hosted a group of San Jose’s finest residents at a New Year’s party that offered guests tasty food, rockin’ entertainment, and some very cool, one-of-a-kind …

The Value of Team Offsites

In a society full of growing work trends, one craze that has really taken off is department and companywide team offsites. A team offsite is an out-of-office workday that encourages employees to think and work outside of their typical space. Offsites often include team-building exercises, brainstorming sessions, and other things that can help propel your company to the next level through creative …

Non Plus Ultra’s Top 10 Events of 2019

Happy New Year from NPU! The future is looking bright, and we’re excited about it! And what better way to get ready for a great year ahead than to take a look back and see what we did last year? Follow along as we recall the top 10 events to be held at venues activated by Non Plus Ultra in …

NPU: In Case you Missed It…

Catch Up On What You Missed Between September 2019 – December 2019 NPU has been working hard to make sure we end this decade on a good note. With all of the extraordinary events we’ve been a part of, it’s pretty clear that this one is going to be a decade that we all remember. Create & Cultivate’s San Francisco …

New to NPU: Introducing Offsite Services

As Non Plus Ultra grows as a company, so does the list of services we offer. We’re happy to introduce to you our new offsite services. If one of our existing venues doesn’t work for your event, let us help you find a venue that does. Sometimes life isn’t as simple as choosing something off a list and calling a …

The Holidays Are Coming!

What Kind of Holiday Party Should You Throw? The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start planning your company’s highly anticipated Holiday Party. With all of the different theming possibilities out there, it can be difficult to nail down the perfect one for your company. Read on to learn about some awesome themes we’ve seen over the years, and …