Corporate events are often met with different attitudes by the people in your company or organization. Some of your team members look forward to the change of pace, but some might simply consider them to be an unwelcome interruption of their daily routine. But if you’re looking for a great way to create a memorable event that everyone in your organization will enjoy, a little fun in the sun at Chartwell Gardens offers a lot of benefits!
1. Fresh Air
The most obvious selling point for meeting outdoors is that there aren’t any windows between you and nature! We all certainly enjoy our heating and air conditioning when Mother Nature does her worst, but there’s nothing worse than being cooped up indoors on a gorgeous day in the Garden State! It can be frustrating to catch your employees staring out the window when they’re supposed to be working, but can you blame them?
Your employees might think that you never want to leave the office, but we’re pretty sure that’s not the case. You’re the boss, and you can hold your meeting wherever you want! A rustic outdoor pavilion might not offer you all the conveniences of a modern conference room, but you sure can’t beat it when it comes to the view! Your crew can soak up some vitamin D while blowing off some steam. Social distancing is also extremely easy when you have the run of an entire 15-acre venue.
2. Neutral Territory
Any time that you schedule an important business meeting, it can be a challenge to decide which company has the most suitable meeting space. Having the “home field advantage” is often a great way to pull out all the stops for an important client, but it might also do you some good to plan a destination event. We have a convenient central New Jersey location that’s ideal for anyone in the state and just a short ride from Newark Liberty International Airport, JFK, and La Guardia. We also have free parking for all of your guests.
We might not have an oak-paneled boardroom equipped with high-backed leather chairs, but we do have seven swimming pools and plenty of outdoor recreational activities to choose from. We’ll leave it up to you if you want to hold your meeting in our pavilion or in the pool!
3. Relationship Building
Whether it’s a company picnic, a leadership retreat, or just a little reward for your team after a really great quarter, outdoor activities provide ways to bond that you’ll never be able to create in an office setting. Every book on leadership is full of sports metaphors, and hundreds of successful athletes have written books about teamwork. Many of your employees will jump at the chance to showcase their athletic prowess, and you can gain plenty of useful information to help you “coach” your team when you get back to the office.
We can help you organize a noncompetitive play day for your employees and their families or create a world-class competition in the sport of your choice. Whether it’s flag football, 3-on-3 basketball, or cornhole, your branches or departments will have a blast competing for bragging rights! We can also set up flexible tenting for sponsors, teams, and support staff as well as buffet-style dining for all of your competitors and spectators.
We hope that you found these suggestions helpful and that you consider having your next corporate event outside. We encourage you to contact us online or call us if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a free no-obligation tour. Chartwell Gardens is a place for outdoor celebrations and events, and we hope to see you soon!