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3 Tips for Hosting a Corporate Event That Your Co-Workers Will Remember

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Planning a corporate retreat for you and your company can be a daunting task. Indeed, you must find a venue that can accommodate you all as well as your business needs, but also offer a fun destination where you can enjoy more than your computer! If you’re in charge of planning the next business trip, you’ve landed on the right blog! Have you ever considered Gainesville as a destination? In this blog, we’ll share three tips for hosting a corporate event in our lovely Florida city and explain why it will be the best trip you and your coworkers have ever taken. So, are you ready? Read on, take notes, and start planning! 

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Hosting a Corporate Event: Here’s Everything You Need to Know! 

Pick the Ideal Date 

The first step to hosting a corporate event that is effective is to pick the right date. Indeed, everyone’s deed, everyone’s workload always fills up quicklyand certain weeks tend to be busier than others, so picking a date that fits easily in everyone’s calendar is the best strategy. We recommend avoiding weeks around the holidays or the beginning of quarters when expectations are at the highest! Take a look at your business’ calendar history and decide on a date for your corporate retreat based on that. You can even make an online questionnaire to include your co-workers in the decision-making process!  

Choose the Right Venue 

Now that you have figured out what dates work for your retreat, it’s time to find the ideal venue. Picking the perfect place is crucial to the success of your trip. You need a venue that provides a peaceful atmosphere for work without being too dull. Luckily for you, Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, FL, checks all the boxes. You’ll love the beautiful Victorian setting of our inn and its proximity to many downtown attractions and restaurants. In addition to its location, our B&B also offers top business amenities that are conducive to great work. Take a look at what we offer below and make your dream retreat a reality! 

  • Free parking and easy roadway access to Williston-Waldo 
  • Event space for both large and small groups (up to 250 people) 
  • Full event planning and day-of assistance 
  • Onsite chef and catering staff with bar service 
  • Custom menu creation to fit your budget 
  • Overnight accommodations 
  • High-Speed Internet 
  • Podium and Microphone 
  • 50″ x 70″ Slide Screen 
  • Tailored catering for you and your team 

Mix Work and Play 

That’s enough about work: What about play? It might come as a surprise to you that successful corporate retreats make time for fun activities other than brainstorming sessions. For that reason, you want to be in a town that offers plenty of attractions and team-building activities! Gainesville is, once again, on top of the list for that. Here, you can enjoy wonderful walks in the nearby parks, top-notch lunches and dinners at local restaurants, and tastings at a variety of wineries

Make Sweetwater Branch Inn Your Next Business Partner 

cottageMake the best decision for your corporate retreat and make Sweetwater Branch Inn your next business partner! When you choose our lovely inn as your venue, you get access to many wonderful perks, including our sumptuous rooms and easy access to downtown attractions. Browse our selection of accommodations today and pick the perfect ones for you and your coworkersDid we mention the delicious, homemade breakfast you’ll wake up to every morning?  

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