Break Free — Plan the Perfect Wisconsin Corporate Retreat

A corporate retreat is a powerful way for your employees to regain focus, work on team building, gain new insights, or receive a reward for a job well done. Whether your retreat is about leadership, education, or recreation, you need the perfect destination to gather. As you consider your goals and plan your retreat, we’d like to suggest you consider any of these 8 fabulous Wisconsin venues.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Welcome & Conference Center, Oshkosh

About UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome & CC: Scenic University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus is home to the Alumni Welcome & Conference Center. With views of the sparkling Fox River, the center boasts more than 16,000 square feet of conference, meeting, and banquet space for up to 500 guests. Floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 well-equipped, 40-person breakout rooms, onsite catering and ample free parking make this venue one you won’t want to pass up.

Activities: There’s no shortage of unique, fun, interesting things to do in Oshkosh. Visit the EAA Aviation Museum, take a stroll at Menominee Park, visit the Paine Art Center and Gardens, hike the Wiowash Trail, shop the Oshkosh Farmers Market, or take a dip at the Pollock Community Water Park.

Best Western PLUS Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Conference Center, Milwaukee

About Best Western PLUS Milwaukee: Conveniently located near the General Mitchell International Airport, the Hotel & Conference Center offers the space and amenities needed for meetings and presentations. Conference rooms and private workstations house up to 350. AV equipment is available for rent. The hotel welcomes guests to 140 newly refurbished guest rooms and suites.

Activities: There’s plenty to do and see here. Your team may want to check out the hotel’s dome-covered pool complex with heated pool and hot tub, 24-hour exercise facility, game room, the onsite restaurant and cocktail lounge, and business center.  Nearby attractions include UWEX Green Corridor Garden, Layton Gardens, Whittier Park, Discovery World, and the picturesque Milwaukee RiverWalk. There are also hundreds of restaurants close by, serving everything from casual to gourmet fare.

Alverno College Event Space Rental, Milwaukee

About Alverno College: Offering exceptional catering, 78,000 square feet of event space, and parking for up to 500, Alverno College embraces a tradition of hospitality. The 46-acre campus is welcoming, and the staff and students offer Midwest hospitality.

Activities: An assortment of activities and local points of interest are within easy walking or driving distance of Alverno College. Stroll the lovely campus grounds, visit the Basilica of St. Josaphat, have fun on a Pedal Tavern, or take in a ball game at Miller Park. You may even choose to toast your team at Great Lakes Distillery or take a ride over to the world-famous Harley Davidson Museum. The possibilities seem endless.

Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center, Sheboygan

About Blue Harbor Resort: The Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center nestled on the western shore of the majestic Lake Michigan welcomes guests to relax in their 180 hotel rooms and 64 villas. Both indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces offers the perfect atmosphere with a charming lakeside setting. The resort boasts more than 16,800 square feet of event space, along with multiple restaurant choices for every taste.

Activities: Your team can relax at the resort’s Reflections Spa & Salon, make a splash at the Breaker Bay Waterpark, take a long walk along the shoreline, adventure out onto the lake in a kayak, sailboat, or paddleboard, play a round of golf, or lift a pint at the Blue Harbor Craft Beer Festival. The excitement here is endless!

Heartwood Conference Center & Retreat, Trego

About Heartwood: Meetings are more memorable at Heartwood with its scenic lake setting, beautiful accommodations, and 700 acres of breathtaking natural woodlands.  Both indoor and outdoor event space is on hand and can accommodate up to 190 guests. Complete AV equipment is available, along with complimentary WiFi and on-site catering.

Activities: In addition to disc golf, tennis, sand volleyball, and fishing, there are a wide range of group activities at Heartwood. Encourage your group to compete in basketball or horseshoes, engage in mountain biking, canoeing or kayaking, hiking, hayrides, swimming, or river tubing. In the winter, the fun doesn’t end. Guests go for it with cross country skiing, snow shoeing, tubing, broomball, skating and ice fishing.

The Abbey Resort & Avani Spa, Lake Geneva

About The Abbey Resort: Since 1963, this luxury resort has been welcoming guests to its 90 acres of pristine beauty as the only full-service resort on the shores of Lake Geneva.  From the 8-person Waterfront Board Room to the 10,000 square foot Harbor Ballroom, The Abbey Resort has the space and services to accommodate groups large and small. Your team will relax and unwind in any of the resort’s 334 recently updated suites and guest rooms, or the 14 luxury villas.

Activities: Your team can escape the stress of the workday at the Avani Spa, featuring massage, body and face treatments. The private Avani Atrium pool, whirlpool, sauna, inhalation and steam rooms, and outdoor lounge areas will leave them feeling refreshed and revived. Weekly activities include movies at the Immersion Cinema, Virtual Reality Entertainment at the ImmersionArcade, fitness classes, arcade and board games, and more.

Glacier Canyon Conference Center at Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells

About Glacier Canyon: You’ll find everything you need here for an unforgettable event. Glacier Canyon Lodge offers 56,000 square feet of flexible conference and banquet space for up to 1200, more than 1100 lodging options, on-site catering, plus the distinction of being named “Hotel with the Best Service” by Wisconsin Meeting Planners.  

Activities: Options for activities seem almost limitless here with 4 outdoor and 4 indoor waterparks, indoor and outdoor mini golf and lazer tag, world-class spa services for adults, on-site restaurants, and team building opportunities with activities like The Zipline Canopy Adventure and Northern Lights Sky Ropes Course.

Stone Harbor Resort, Hotel & Conference Center, Sturgeon Bay

About Stone Harbor Resort: The lovely Door County resort was named “Best Lakeshore Resort” at the Governor’s Conference for Wisconsin Tourism, and it’s easy to see why.  Located on the shores of beautiful Sturgeon Bay, Stone Harbor Resorts welcomes guests to both indoor and outdoor meeting space with room for up to 350. The resort also has 161 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites

Activities: In addition to the resort’s indoor pool and marina, Door County offers guests a diverse number of activities year-round. These include cruises on scenic boat and kayak tours, Door County Trolley, Door County Fish Boils, Dour County Historical Museum, Idle Wild Golf Course, wineries and tours, plus Northern Sky Theater and Birch Creek Music Performance Center.

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