Corporate retreats and team building retreats are becoming more popular. When you are the person in charge of logistics for a corporate retreat, you have many options when choosing a venue to host your team building retreat or team building event. Here are some ways to optimize the corporate event to make sure it’s fun and successful.
Does the venue cater toward corporate retreats and team building retreats? In a perfect world, you want to hire a venue that is specifically designed and experienced with hosting team building events. The venue should be able to assist you with organizing the event and advising what activities are suitable for your company’s specific requirements.
Location, location, location. Just like in real estate, location matters for corporate retreats. Ideally, you want a location that is quiet and removed from the hustle and bustle of big cities. The location must offer the ability for everyone to focus on the team building activities. You also need a location that is easy to get to, has adequate parking, is easy for a shuttle service to get in and out, and is not too far removed from an airport.
What kind of facilities does the venue offer? Ask for photos of the guest quarters and the meeting rooms. You also want to see the outdoor surroundings because many corporate retreats and team building retreats will have outdoor activities. You must ensure that the accommodations will be comfortable for everyone on the team. Is there a place for eating and drinking? That’s a key point because everyone attending a team building event will ask about food and drinks.
What is your budget? The price range for corporate retreats and team building retreat accommodations can run from very affordable to very expensive. If you are a small business, you want to stay in a nice place, and it’s important to stay within your budget. Depending on the size of your team, you may be able to negotiate with the venue for a better rate.
What kind of activities do you want to include? This is a central element for any corporate retreat or team building event. Everyone wants to know what activities are planned and what activities are available during free time. Part of choosing a venue must include a wide range of available activities that are suitable for your business. Remember that each activity needs to be fun, appealing, interesting, educational, and in line with the objectives of the corporate retreat.
At Colorado Bear Creek Cabins, we offer a unique venue for hosting corporate retreats and team building events. Stay in a comfortably rustic log cabin along beautiful Bear Creek in Evergreen Colorado. Similar to a hotel in Evergreen, Colorado Bear Creek Cabins are log cabins near Denver that feature full kitchens and large living spaces for team building activities. It’s a log cabin experience your team will never forget.