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Best retreat centers to host a business event

Best retreat centers to host a business event

The following is a directory of event venues that are located in more rural areas around the world, outside of metropolitan cities. These are all retreat venues that offer overnight accommodations as well as meeting and event spaces. Descriptions are provided by the venue.

Each venue is categorized as suitable for any of the following types of events:

  • Corporate meeting — Host training, workshops, or an off-site meeting.
  • Stand & mingle — When you want guests to move around and mingle. Focus on quiet venues that facilitate conversation. Venues include private rooms in a bar or restaurant as well as apartments or rooftops you can rent.
  • Sit-down meal — Primarily restaurants. We seek out quieter venues that allow for conversation.
  • Retreat — Host a multi-day off-site retreat, meeting, or workshop with overnight accommodations.
  • Special experience — Unique events such as cruises, hot air balloons, cooking classes, walking tours, and other team building activities.

If you would like to suggest a retreat venue, please submit a recommendation here.

Andalucia, Spain: Inspired Life Centre 

Retreats, Workshops and Inspiring Private Stays in Andalucia, Spain. For leaders, spiritual teachers and individuals on the path, our centre offers a diverse program of retreats, workshops and courses amongst the beautiful olive groves of Andalucia, Spain. With accommodation for up to 20 guests, beautiful indoor and outdoor teaching spaces, a pool and many different relaxation areas, the Inspired Life Centre welcomes you in and gifts you with what you need to feel uplifted, re-connected, and to find a greater sense of peace and freedom. Our Centre is the ideal place to step outside of the norms of the corporate environment and connect to something different. We offer all the facilities you might need for your offsite as well as expert executive and leadership coaching, mindset training, team building events, workshops and so much more.

Address: Sabariego, 23685 Alcaudete, Jaén, Spain
Website
: https://www.inspiredlifecentre.org/
Email
: info@InspiredLifeCentre.org
Type of events: Corporate meetings, stand & mingle, retreats, special experiences
Recommended by: A member who says, “It is set in an idyllic location, nestled in the peaceful olive groves of Andalucia, Spain, around an hour from Granada. It can easily host an executive offsite, up to 15-20 people, with full board.”

Costa Rica: Kinkara Luxury Retreat

Tucked away at the foot of Mt. Chirripó in Costa Rica’s biodiverse Southern Zone, Kinkara is an experiential luxury resort for one-of-a-kind activities, personal relaxation, and collective group adventures. Whether swimming in a jungle waterfall, savoring exquisite farm-to-table cuisine, or finding inner peace through yoga, Kinkara Luxury Retreat offers moments of self-discovery, a path to renewed ideas, and amazing connections with nature.

Immersed within an 800-acre property, Kinkara Luxury Retreat sits on the tranquil slopes of Costa Rica’s Talamanca mountain range. We are conveniently located 20 minutes from San Isidro del General, the largest city in Costa Rica’s southern zone, and 50km from Dominical Beach on the Pacific Coast. Kinkara Luxury Retreat is positioned just southwest of Cerro Chirripó – the country’s tallest mountain – enjoying an elevated yet tropical setting and a beautiful climate we like to call our Eternal Spring. Chirripó’s peak can be seen from the highest point of the property, and its “eternal waters” run through the retreat, blessing us with swimming holes, waterfalls and refreshing wading areas to explore. Tucked away amongst mountains, valleys and verdant rainforests, Kinkara Luxury Retreat is a destination to experience Costa Rica’s bounty, to appreciate its pristine nature and to reconnect with the land. We invite you to discover its purity and magic.

A place to immerse yourself in authentic experiences designed to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul, there’s nowhere quite like Kinkara Luxury Retreat. Soak up the miracles of nature while exploring our retreat and beyond. Tap into ancient wisdom on your pursuit of healing. Dream deeper in our luxury tents and savor the gifts of the land through our elevated earth-to-plate cuisine. As you’ll discover at Kinkara Luxury Retreat, the new path is an ancient one. Slumber beneath the stars and awaken to sunshine and the sounds of nature in our premium, private Lotus Belle tents. You’ll enjoy thoughtfully-crafted luxury amenities and a truly reparative sleep close to Mother Nature.

Address: 100m Norte Pulpería la Valencia, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Website
: https://www.kinkara.com/
Phone
: +1 510 443 0660
Email
: reservations@kinkara.com
Type of events: Corporate meetings, sit-down meals, stand & mingle, retreats, special experiences
Recommended by: Nick Mahedy, who says he “heard it was amazing.”

Essex, Massachussets: Essex Woods

Discover a unique event venue providing an unforgettable experience for company events, team building, college retreats, spiritual retreats as well as wellness and yoga retreats. The Essex Woods Meeting and Retreat Center is available for day-long meetings as well as an extended stays with overnight accommodations. For larger groups and groups desiring privacy exclusive use of the Center may be available.

Our day or overnight all inclusive package includes everything you will need for a successful event:

  • Primary meeting room
  • Meeting room setup and amenities
  • Meals
  • Continuous snack and beverage service
  • Accommodations for Overnight Packages
  • Use of our onsite amenities
  • 24 hour Manager on Duty

Address: 1 Conomo Point Rd, Essex, MA 01929
Website
: https://essexwoods.com/
Phone
: +1 978 768 7374
Email
: sales@essexwoods.com
Type of events: Corporate meetings, sit-down meals, stand & mingle, retreats, special experiences
Recommended by: Lucy Steinert, who says, “It is less than a mile from where I live, and at one point, I nearly bought it. The location is fabulous, 15 minutes from a Boston Commuter line station, wonderful walks, and in the summer great opportunities to go kayaking, paddleboarding or organize a sail out of Gloucester.”

Other Resources for Finding Event Venues

In addition to the individual event venues listed here, there are also a number of companies and listing platforms that offer many venues across multiple locations. As an additional resource for sourcing the perfect venue for your event, we have created this directory of such websites.