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How to Plan a Corporate Retreat

We’re almost halfway through 2015, look at that! Feel like your team is starting to run out of steam? Then it might be time to banish those mid-year blues and plan a corporate retreat of the team-building variety…

Conceptualise your Retreat Ideas

Ask yourself, “What do we hope to gain from this corporate retreat?” Will it be a weekend of brainstorming future ideas, perhaps a strategic team-building endeavour? Or even just a fun break from the usual company confines… It’s important to know what the theme of the retreat will be in order to choose a venue, plan the event and successfully execute it.

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Set a Budget for Your Corporate Function

Before you start looking for venues and caterers, set a strict budget to save from overspending. You never know what last-minute costs may take you by surprise, so allocate some funds to miscellaneous items…just in case. Speak to Oaklands Country Manor about our budget-friendly accommodation.

Plan Ahead

It takes time to find the right venue – especially if you have a big team. Some places may have available dates, but do they have enough rooms to accommodate everyone over a week or weekend? You’ll want plenty of time in case the venues you’ve earmarked can’t host your numbers. Book the venue, caterers and transport well in advance to avoid disappointment. Oaklands Country Manor has ample accommodation. Enquire today.

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Alert staff weeks, or even months, prior to your corporate retreat to get an indication of how many people will be able to attend as well as give your guests ample time to diarise the dates and organise their lives accordingly. This is also a good time to find out about special dietary requirements that should be catered for.

All-Inclusive Packages: Eat, Drink and Sleep

If you can, find a venue that offers an all-inclusive corporate package to avoid a logistical nightmare. Last thing you want is to coordinate, food, drinks and accommodation!

Why not book your corporate retreat Oaklands and let us handle all that for you? Our conference package includes venue and equipment hire, as well as staff, event administration, accommodation, three meals daily, and tea and snacks.

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