Corporate team building events are a great way to foster teamwork, collaboration and boost morale within your company. However, choosing the right venue for your event is crucial to its success.
The venue sets the tone for the day and can impact everything from attendance rates to engagement levels. At Slate Restaurant Bar, we’ve hosted countless successful corporate team building events and have put together some tips on how to choose the perfect venue.
Consider your objectives
Before you start looking at venues, it’s essential to determine what you want to achieve from your team building event. Is it an opportunity for employees to get to know each other better? Do you want them to develop new skills or knowledge? Whatever your objectives may be, they should guide your choice of venue.
For example, if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere where employees can bond over drinks and conversation, a restaurant or bar may be a good option. On the other hand, if you’re planning activities that require more space or equipment like a ropes course or scavenger hunt, an outdoor venue or community centre may be more suitable.
When choosing a venue for your team building event, location is critical. Consider factors such as accessibility and transportation options for attendees. If most of your employees will be driving themselves to the event, ensure there is ample parking available nearby. Alternatively, if many attendees will be coming from out of town or require public transportation options such as buses or trains nearby.
Another critical factor when choosing a venue is capacity. Ensure that the space can comfortably accommodate all attendees while also allowing enough room for activities and movement throughout the day. You don't want people feeling cramped or uncomfortable during exercises or presentations.
Facilities and amenities
The facilities and amenities available at a venue can make all the difference in creating an enjoyable experience for attendees. Consider whether there are adequate restrooms available and whether they are clean and well-maintained. Also check if audio-visual equipment like projectors and screens are provided by the venue or if you need to bring them in yourself.
Food and Beverage Options
Food plays an important role in any corporate event- especially one focused on team building! When looking at potential venues consider whether catering services are provided on-site or if outside vendors are allowed into space with food preparation equipment (such as grills). Having access to quality catering services can help fuel productivity throughout the day while also providing opportunities for networking over meals.
Finally, cost is always an important consideration when planning any corporate event- including team building activities! Be sure to budget accordingly based on what's included in each package offered by different venues – this means accounting not only for rental fees but also costs associated with catering supplies (if needed), AV equipment, rentals, and so on.
Book your event with us today
At Slate Restaurant Bar, we take pride in offering our clients tailored corporate packages designed around their specific needs - including custom menus created by our award-winning chefs that cater specifically towards dietary restrictions/preferences amongst participants and assistance with coordination logistics during planning stages. Get in touch today and let us make sure your next company outing is a success.