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Frequently asked questions

What is a corporate retreat?

A corporate retreat is an event and getaway where employees and management of a company leave their usual work environment to engage in activities aimed at improving teamwork, communication, and overall company culture.

These retreats can last from a day to a week and often take place at offsite locations such as resorts, conference centers, or outdoor settings. Activities during a corporate retreat can include team-building exercises, workshops, strategy sessions, recreational activities, and social events.

The goal is to foster a sense of community, address organizational challenges, and encourage collaboration and innovation among employees.

What are the benefits of corporate retreats?

A corporate retreat is an exceptional opportunity for your company to step away from the daily grind and invest in your team’s growth and cohesion. Picture your team in inspiring settings around the world—whether it's a serene resort on the lake in Italy, a cutting-edge conference center in New York, or an invigorating outdoor environment in Costa Rica. These diverse and dynamic locations offer the perfect backdrop for activities designed to strengthen teamwork, enhance communication, and boost overall company morale.

The benefits of a corporate retreat are profound and far-reaching. Consider the example of Buffer, a social media management company, which organizes annual retreats to locations like Madrid and Cape Town. These retreats have been instrumental in fostering stronger relationships among team members. Through team-building exercises, workshops, and social events, employees can connect on a personal level, breaking down barriers and building trust. This camaraderie translates to better collaboration and a more harmonious work environment.

Another global example is Automattic, the company behind, which holds annual retreats in various international locations. These retreats provide a unique space for strategic thinking and innovation. Without the usual distractions, teams can focus on brainstorming new ideas, tackling complex problems, and aligning on long-term goals. Such sessions have rejuvenated Automattic’s creativity and drive, leading to breakthroughs that might not have been possible within the confines of the office.

Corporate retreats and offsites also serve as a powerful tool for recognizing and rewarding employees. For instance, Airbnb hosts offsites in locations like Sonoma County, California, offering employees a chance to relax and recharge. This demonstrates to employees that their hard work and well-being are valued, boosting morale and motivation, and leading to increased productivity and job satisfaction.

Investing in a corporate retreat is not just about taking a break; it's about creating a thriving, dynamic team that is better equipped to meet challenges and seize opportunities. By following the example of global leaders, your company can harness the power of a well-planned retreat, ensuring that your investment in your team yields substantial returns in innovation, collaboration, team bonding, and overall success.

How much is a company retreat?

A company retreat can cost anything from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. Factors including the size of your company, the number of guest rooms you’ll need, the duration of your retreat, what sort of activities and events you participate in, and the location and venue you select will all have an impact.

In the US, locations like New York City or California are typically more expensive than Florida, Texas, or traveling to Mexico or Costa Rica for example. And in Europe, countries like the UK and France are typically more expensive than Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

Travel costs and the demand for event venues will also have a big impact on where you end up. For example, many of our clients can save up to 40% by booking their corporate retreats and offsites in non-peak seasons, which also tends to work for employees as it doesn’t conflict with personal and family travel plans.

Planning a corporate retreat involves balancing your budget with the desired outcomes. Investing in a well-organized retreat can yield significant benefits in team building, creativity, and overall employee satisfaction, making it a worthwhile expenditure for many companies.

If you need any help determining your retreat budget, feel free to reach out and our team of Retreat Planning Experts would be happy to help and give you free access to our Retreat Budget Calculator.

How do I plan a corporate retreat?

Planning a corporate retreat involves key steps to ensure it’s successful, engaging, and meets your organizational goals. Here’s a concise guide to help you plan a memorable and effective retreat. For more assistance with your next corporate retreat, offers dedicated expert planners, advice, guides, templates, and best practices.

1. Define Your Objectives

Why are you hosting a retreat

  • Identify the primary goals: team building, strategic planning, skill development, or relaxation and recharging.
  • Determine specific outcomes you want to achieve, such as improved communication, innovation, or employee engagement.

2. Set a Budget

How much can you spend?

  • Establish a clear budget that includes all aspects of the retreat: accommodation, travel, meals, team building group activities, and incidentals.
  • Use tools or templates to break down the costs and ensure nothing is overlooked​.

Choose the Right Location and Retreat Venue

Where should the retreat be held?

  • Select a corporate retreat location and corporate retreat venue that aligns with your goals and budget. Consider travel times, travel costs, weather, visa requirements, travel advisories, available amenities on-site, wi-fi speeds, and nearby activities and experiences
  • Popular corporate retreat venue options include retreat centers, beach resorts, mountain lodges, urban conference centers, private castles, and rural retreats​

Plan the Itinerary

What will you do during the retreat?

  • Design a balanced schedule that includes work sessions, team-building activities, and free time. Sometimes the best ideas and breakthroughs come when connecting and sitting in the hot tub, roasting s’mores around the fire-pit, or exploring nearby hiking trails.
  • Incorporate a mix of activities such as workshops, wellness programs, social events​, and outdoor adventures like kayaking, biking, scavenger hunts, horseback riding, and yoga

Organize Logistics

How will everything come together?

  • Arrange transportation for all participants, whether by air, bus, or carpool.
  • Book accommodations and ensure they are comfortable and meet your team’s needs.
  • Coordinate meals, dining options, and dietary requirements, whether through the venue’s catering services or local restaurants​

Communicate with Participants

How will you inform your team?

  • Send out invitations well in advance and provide all necessary details.
  • Create a retreat packet or app with the itinerary, packing list, travel tips, and any other relevant information.
  • Encourage feedback and questions to ensure everyone is prepared and excited​

Facilitate Team Building and Engagement

How will you ensure engagement and team cohesion?

  • Plan icebreakers and team-building exercises to foster connections and collaboration.
  • Use professional facilitators for workshops or training sessions to enhance the learning experience.
  • Ensure there are opportunities for informal interactions, such as social events or free time​

Evaluate and Follow Up

How will you measure success?

  • Collect feedback from participants through surveys or debrief sessions.
  • Assess whether the retreat met its objectives and identify areas for improvement.
  • Follow up with action plans or continued initiatives to maintain momentum and apply what was learned​​.

Additional Tips

  • Start Planning Early: Give yourself ample time to organize all aspects of the retreat.
  • Customize Activities: Tailor the retreat activities to fit the unique culture and needs of your team.
  • Hire Professionals: Consider using venue sourcing and retreat planning services RetreatsAndVenues to handle logistics and ensure a smooth experience.

By following these steps, you can create a corporate retreat that is not only enjoyable but also valuable for your team’s development and cohesion.

Want some help finding the perfect venue and putting together a 5-star retreat? Let’s talk.

What is the difference between company and corporate retreat?

There isn’t any difference between a company retreat and a corporate retreat. These terms are used interchangeably by most people, and they essentially mean the same thing — a group retreat in which staff can reset their focus and tackle team-building exercises, problem-solving, or professional development tasks.

What is the average cost for a corporate retreat?

The average cost of a corporate retreat will vary depending on the size of your company, the number of guests attending, and the type of corporate retreat you’re putting on. Larger companies might have extravagant retreats with golfing excursions or health and wellness days at a spa and 100s of guests. These can cost anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million. Small-medium enterprises might opt for more cost-effective options at a local conference center with modest outings like a wine tasting at a boutique hotel. Those might range from $5,000 to $20,000.

How much budgeting should I have for a corporate retreat?

The budget for corporate events, especially retreats, can vary widely depending on the size of your company and your industry. There are two main ways to set a budget:

  1. As a percentage of your overall company expense budget for the year
  2. A per-person budget, either by day or by event as a whole

These two approaches will help you set a global budget, from there, you’ll need to find viable retreat centers that suit your needs for meeting spaces on-site, group size, and available outdoor activities. Your budget should include:

  • Travel to and from the location
  • Guest rooms
  • Meeting rooms and conference rooms
  • Group meals
  • Team building activities
  • Work materials like workbooks, pens, and AV equipment
  • Guest speakers or entertainment

How long does a high-quality corporate retreat take to plan properly?

Because many event spaces double as a wedding venue or private event venue the perfect retreat venue might be booked months, or even a year in advance. Most corporate retreats take between three and six months to plan. This gives your team time to determine the goals of the event, time to find the right venues and locations, and time to notify the attendees. We recommend starting at least 6 to 8 months in advance for larger groups.

What are some top corporate retreat locations and destinations?

Some of the most popular our clients go to for their corporate retreats and offsites are:

  • California
    • Why It’s Great: California offers diverse environments from beaches to mountains. Cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles provide high-end facilities and a variety of activities, while regions like Napa Valley and Sonoma are known for their vineyards and relaxation options. The state's mild climate and easy accessibility make it a convenient choice for many companies.
  • Mexico
    • Why It’s Great: Mexico provides a variety of retreat options, from the beaches of Cancun and Cabo San Lucas to the cultural richness of Mexico City. It’s known for its all-inclusive resorts, excellent cuisine, and vibrant culture. The close proximity to the United States makes it an accessible and affordable destination.
  • Costa Rica
    • Why It’s Great: Costa Rica is famous for its biodiversity and eco-tourism. It offers numerous outdoor activities such as zip-lining, hiking, and surfing, making it ideal for adventure and nature retreats. The country’s emphasis on sustainability and wellness also appeals to many organizations.
  • Spain
    • Why It’s Great: Spain offers a rich cultural experience with its historic cities, beautiful coastlines, and vibrant nightlife. Cities like Barcelona and Madrid provide excellent facilities and diverse activities, while regions like Andalusia and the Basque Country offer unique cultural experiences.
  • Portugal
    • Why It’s Great: Portugal is known for its stunning coastline, historic cities, and excellent cuisine. Lisbon and Porto offer cultural richness and modern amenities, while the Algarve region provides beautiful beaches and resorts. Portugal is also relatively affordable compared to other Western European destinations.
  • Italy
    • Why It’s Great: Italy combines history, culture, and cuisine in an unparalleled way. Popular destinations include Tuscany for its vineyards and rolling hills, Rome for its historical sites, and the Amalfi Coast for its stunning seaside views. Italy’s diverse regions offer unique experiences tailored to different retreat goals.
  • Greece
    • Why It’s Great: Greece offers beautiful islands, ancient history, and Mediterranean cuisine. Locations like Santorini and Mykonos are famous for their stunning views and luxurious accommodations. Athens provides a mix of modern amenities and historical sites, making it ideal for both cultural exploration and relaxation.
  • France
    • Why It’s Great: France is known for its diverse regions, from the chic urban environment of Paris to the relaxing countryside of Provence. The French Riviera offers luxury and scenic beauty, while regions like Bordeaux and Burgundy are perfect for wine lovers. The country’s rich cultural heritage and culinary excellence make it a top choice for corporate retreats.
  • Bali
    • Why It’s Great: Bali is renowned for its tranquil beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant culture. It offers a blend of relaxation and adventure, with activities like yoga, meditation, surfing, and cultural tours. The affordable cost of living allows for luxurious experiences at a lower price.
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