Let’s do and offsite planning session this winter and add in some team building to get everyone motivated, connected and re-charged for the business push ahead.
Sounds like a great idea! But what if all your plans turn to custard because it rains on the day of your event. That would dampen the spirits of even the most positive events coordinator wouldn’t it. So how do you find a winter venue that’s got great indoor spaces for team building to remove the risk that the weather might ruin your day?
Take a look at these fabulous, flexible meeting venues that are just the job, come rain or shine. If it’s lovely outside, you can enjoy the scenery and winter sun. But if it’s miserable, you’ll have a back up plan ready to do.
Our sister business, Let Me Out, is a Team Building business and has been running winter team building events at Auckland venues for over a decade.
These are our go to venues that work every time.
HUs Venue is a stunning, private venue just perfect for team building events and away days an easy drive from Albany on the North Shore. It takes about 15-20 minutes to drive there and there’s plenty of parking on site.
The venue includes of a first floor meeting lounge and kitchen for groups of up to 10 people. You could even stay overnight with 6 luxury bedrooms available.
But the surprise with this venue is the huge blank canvas gallery space on the ground floor, with big barn doors opening out onto the 20 acres of manicured grounds.
It can host groups of 30 – 80, depending on the set up style. And if the sun is shining you’ve got acres of space to team build outside. But if it’s raining, the big gallery space is totally flexible if you have to move everything indoors.
This fabulous, privately owned venue is one of the best for team building events and away days, in summer and winter. The feedback we get from groups who visit is always the best. The service and the food is first class and the space to team build and play is unbeatable. If the weather’s good, then outdoors, around the grounds is the place to be. But if the weather is against you then you have a range of different spaces that you can use instead.
There is a full size indoor gym, upgraded from years gone by when the venue was a boarding school. There is a 100 seat theatre that has been stunningly renovated, complete with stage, twinkly ceiling lights, tiered theatre seating and everything you need to hold a presentation, event or activity. Then there’s the conference spaces too, which are closed off into smaller spaces or can open up into one big room.
Everything is possible at LaValla and we highly recommend it for an unforgettable away day.
If you want to find an inspirational, creative venue near Matakana, Sculptureum will do the job. It is flexible for team building activities and events, whatever the weather. It has 6 galleries and multiple restaurant and bar areas, all under cover. And if the weather is nice you’ll have almost 1.5km of grounds to play in.
Your group are bound to leave this creative space full of ideas and inspiration and they will feel as though they have well and truly left the pressures of their working life behind them when they immerse themselves in these surroundings.
East of Auckland is this huge conference and event resort. Rydges Formosa has 6 conference spaces and a large restaurant with spectacular views across the Hauraki Gulf Islands towards.
It is ideal for team building and conferences where space to break out is important. And what’s more there are 170 hectares of land, 50 one bedroom villas, an 18 hole golf course and plenty of space for large groups to gather. Indoors or out, you’ll get a real sense of space at this Auckland venue for all your team building and conference needs.
For something casual and informal out East in a rural countryside setting, Turanga Creek is a great option for indoor and outdoor team building.
For groups of between 40 and 120, you can hire the entire space which gives you full flexibility to head outdoors to enjoy the vineyard setting or stay inside if the weather’s not so good.
For a space where people can feel truly relaxed and be themselves, this is a great option.
There are so many team building and event spaces in West Auckland to pick from it’s almost impossible to pick just one to profile here!
But we’ve got them all on an easy overview page where you can compare their features for yourself.
Whether you’re after a vineyard setting like Abel Estate private venue hire, a hotel and conference venue such as Waitakere Resort or a private luxury events venue like Flaxmere House, West Auckland has got it all!
Now’s the time to be seen and be supported, to bring those customers back and do what you do best – host amazing events. Listing on Venyou will be the best decision you make this week!