The hardest part about planning that all-important summertime corporate retreat, outing, company picnic, party, conference or team-building session isn’t the planning itself; it’s deciding which activity, get-together, festival, concert or event to select for your guests. With so much to choose from, picking the perfect one can seem a little like standing in front of the Ice Cream Truck trying to decide which flavor cone you want.
Fortunately, meetingpages.com can help you zero in on the perfect festival, happening, theme park, or venue in your city (and even outside the city limits) to make sure your event is a memorable summer experience.
Cool Corporate Retreats, Outings + Team-Building Adventures
If they can’t stand the heat, then get them out of the office—send them rollin’ down the river or sailing around one of hundreds of Wisconsin’s cool area lakes and waterways on a dinner or sightseeing cruise. Check for local cruise lines in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Bayfield, the Dells, La Crosse or Lake Geneva.
Nothing beats playing a round. Book your hard-working workforce at Geneva National Golf Club for a memorable game on any of the three courses designed by the masters, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino. Or get them teed off at Sentry World Golf + Sports Complex in Stevens Point, ranked ninth among all Wisconsin golf courses.
Then again, you can stray from the course and plan for adventure with white water rafting down the scenic Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers at the Wildman Whitewater Ranch. Or show your team the ropes with rope courses, climbing walls and challenge courses at the YMCA Camp Saint Croix, ABEE Inc., or Kohler Experiential Learning Center. But if games are more their speed, check out Dave + Buster’s Wauwatosa with its arcade, restaurant and bar.
Hot Attractions + Activities
Take your company picnic or party beyond bologna sandwiches to any of the hot attractions in our fine state. Charm your guests at Badger Farms, with on-site catering and spacious facilities in a rustic setting. Or, inspire your team with the historical surroundings of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. Why not join the boys of summer for a game at Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewer’s Baseball Club.
Better yet, immerse your crew in culture at any one of Wisconsin’s intriguing museums. The renowned Milwaukee Art Museum features over 20,000 works of art, while the Harley Davidson Museum is a roaring good-time-alternative. The Milwaukee Public Museum is brimming with human and natural history, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin focuses on innovation, science and technology and the Charles Allis Art Museum is a filled with breathtaking paintings, prints and sculptures.
But if your team is looking for excitement, set the pace for thrills with a race at Road America or hit the jackpot with an event at Potawatomi Bingo Casino or Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel + Convention Center.
Sizzling Summer Conferences
Got a conference coming up? Start by booking the finest linens, tents and catering supplies from A to Z Event Essentials. Then guarantee a grand getaway at one of the state’s premiere resorts. Grand Geneva Resort + Spa on Lake Geneva boasts spectacular views, exceptional dining and more than 62,000 square feet of function space, while Minnesuing Acres offers Indoor/outdoor meeting spaces, picturesque surroundings and exciting activities year round. You can fuse business with pleasure by booking Lodge at Geneva Ridge with its full-service spa and meeting facilities surrounded by inspired lake views. And for a conference with all the amenities, you can’t go wrong with any of Wisconsin’s deluxe -- Chula Vista Resort + Conference Center, Glacier Canyon Lodge by Wilderness Territory, or Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center.
Sunny Summer Places
Got a different locale in mind? Check in with any of the many Convention and Visitors Bureaus for advice on everything local, from venues to events, lodging and meeting spaces. Set off in any direction to find what you’re looking for--up north for the Green Bay + The Lakeshore CVB; back east for the Oshkosh Convention + Visitors Bureau, Lake Geneva Area CVB, or Visit Milwaukee CVB; down south for the Greater Madison CVB; or come center for the Wisconsin Dells VCB.
With so much to choose from, your event is guaranteed to be hot fun in the summertime no matter where it takes place.