All work and no play makes for a very dull schedule of events. Whether it’s an impromptu office get together or an even fancier cocktail party, corporate social events are a necessary part of business that allows employees to recharge, socialize, and keep motivated. Not only do these types of events act like a reward for hard work and dedication, but they’re also a chance to interact off-hours, which can have meaningful results back at the office.
The great thing about non-traditional venues is that many allow you to hold everything under one roof—have your training session or conference in a ballroom and then set up the reception in a unique breakout space—all while staying on budget since these types of venues also tend to have package deals.
The memorable Falls Event Center in McMinnville, Oregon is a scenic option on the grounds of the Evergreen Museum Campus with indoor and outdoor options that are suitable for social parties and other gatherings. The main lodge is a Doug Fir log cabin surrounded by large windows that offer a breathtaking backdrop. Another option is within the museum itself where receptions can be set up near exhibits or within the 3D digital theater.
Sonoma State University lets you host parties and get-togethers in the heart of Wine Country. It has the largest ballroom in Sonoma County offering 12,000 square feet of conference space plus the acoustically perfect Green Music Center where you can set up social events. And if the night goes long, the campus has 3,000 suite-style rooms recognized by the Princeton Review for being “Dorms Like Palaces.”
Here are some of our favorite places to let loose and break free from business as usual:
|Coppin State University
|Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
|The Falls Event Center in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, UT
|The Globe and Mail Centre
|Chicago Southland CVB
|The University of Rhode Island
|Georgian Court University
|Ohio Union at The Ohio State University
Garden City, NY
|The Falls Event Center in McMinnville