A successful meeting is all about the connections made and knowledge gained: the power of face-to-face. A meetings professional can make the most of an attendee’s experience and leave a lasting impression through the following enhanced meeting experiences:
A “Wow” Location
Set the stage for your next meeting by taking attendees outside the standard four walls and booking with a unique venue. The beauty of a vineyard or the architecture of a historic site can inspire attendees, spark creativity and take your meeting to the next level.
Meeting in DC’s Wine Country offers a multitude of unique and breathtaking venues within close proximity of urban amenities and a variety of transportation options. Did you know 70% of the world’s internet flows through Loudoun County? In contrast to high-tech and big city access, Loudoun is the place to meet in the Washington, DC area for a wine country meeting experience. Ideal for small meetings and executive retreats, Loudoun’s wineries and historic sites offer a variety of meeting spaces. Breaux Vineyards features meeting rooms with expansive vineyard views, while the carriage house at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens offers a step back in time.
Events and Experiences
When attendees need a break from meeting, planners can create exciting offsite experiences to refresh and motivate attendees.
Guests can debrief after a busy day of sessions over a glass of vino during a private tasting in the barrel room at Stone Tower Winery, one of more than 40 wineries in Loudoun or take a tour with a brewer while sampling a taste of the LoCo Ale Trail at one of Loudoun’s 22 breweries. Attendees can experience the heart of Virginia horse country by taking in a horse race or practice their swing at TopGolf, an interactive sports entertainment experience.
Training and Teambuilding
Developing a teambuilding experience can be a positive addition to a meeting program that grows leadership skills and enhances team bonds. Loudoun offers a variety of experiences designed to build on a team’s strengths in a peaceful and motivating setting.
Teams can build skills together while climbing through a ropes course at Harpers Ferry Adventure Center, ziplining through the treetops at Empower Adventures or deciphering puzzles to crack the clues of Exit Plan, an escape room adventure. Attendees can also express their creative side with an artist experience at the National Sporting and Library Museum or a chocolate sculpting program at La Conche, a chocolate-themed boutique restaurant. For those looking to give back, a variety of volun-tourism experiences are available with organizations like Loudoun Therapeutic Riding.
A meeting experience in DC’s Wine Country is the perfect way to engage attendees inside and outside of the meeting room. With beautiful wineries, popular breweries and a variety of group tours and activities, meetings in Loudoun reenergize and inspire attendees to make the most out of their experience.