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Why Plan a Company Retreat in Austin?

Here are our top reasons why you should host your next corporate retreat in Austin:

  • Tons of great group team-building activities: Large variety of activities (indoor, outdoor, all physical abilities)
  • Mild Climate: Mild climate for majority of the year
  • Variety of Restaurants: Delicious culinary options to suit all tastes
  • Friendly Atmosphere: LGBTQ+ Welcoming

If you’re looking for a destination as unique as your team, Austin is the place for your next corporate retreat. The city’s self-proclaimed motto of "Keep Austin Weird" is sure to weave it's way into your retreat itinerary with ease. Whether it be getting acquainted with the various neighborhoods with a bike tour, floating your way down the Barton Creek in a tube, booze in hand, or enjoying some late night grub, the city is one big open playground for you to explore! Perfect for an energetic, younger demographic, this big city offers the perfect balance of work and play.

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Top Corporate Retreat Venues in Austin

The LINE Austin

Once home to a jazz club in the late 1960s, the LINE Austin is bursting with creative energy. Boasting a unique minimalist design, this property is home to 428 modern guestrooms, 3 restaurants, 1 café, outdoor pool, fitness centre, yoga classes, bike rentals and 19 meeting spaces! This truly unique property is the perfect corporate retreat destination if you’re looking to foster creativity during your workshops and strategy sessions!

Hotel Van Zandt

Boasting a prime location in the Rainey Street District, Austin's Hotel Van Zandt is your front-row seat to all the action the city has to offer. Anything but basic, this beautifully designed property offers 319 guest rooms, 3 restaurants, a rooftop pool a fitness & wellness centre and 13 meeting spaces. With calm blues, cool grays, and dazzling gold accents across lush furnishings and amenities, it's an ideal corporate retreat venue in Austin.

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Offering an unparalleled experience in the Lone Star State’s capital, the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown is sure to impress. Boasting 393 spacious guest rooms, a restaurant, bar, rooftop pool, fitness centre and 17 meeting spaces, this property is ideal if you’re looking to bring your large team together for meetings, workshops and destination fun! Whether you’re seeking high culture, live music, or an unforgettable event, this renowned accommodation has it in spades.

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How We Can Help Your Team in Austin

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Top Corporate Retreat Activities in Austin

Activities during your company retreat in Austin should seamlessly integrate work & leisure aspects while intensifying bonding between team members.

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Austin

In Austin, team-building means soaring through the Texas skies on ziplines, followed by a feast of mouthwatering BBQ and Tex-Mex delights that'll have everyone bonding over shared love for food and adventure. It's the perfect recipe for laughter, new friendships, and unforgettable memories in the heart of the Lone Star State.

Rainey Street Food Crawl

Kick back and take a stroll through the Rainey Street District in east Austin. A lively residential-turned-commercial row of renovated houses that are now bungalow bars, upscale eateries and food trucks galore. Staying true to Austin's roots, this strip of bars often features live, local bands. Discover DJs dropping beats. Work your way down the street with an expert guide and small groups of your co-workers tasting delicious food and unique cocktails to suit everyone's palate and a memorable night for all!

Bike Tour & Picnic Lunch

There's no better way to acquainted with the various neighborhoods of Austin than with a bike tour. Your team will be split into small pelotons of 10-15 bicycles before speeding off through Austin's streets. Join a local guide and weave your way through the city's SoCo neighbourhood, Rainey Street, down the river path to the scenic Zilker Park. Here, you'll dismount for a delightful picnic and fun in the sun (frisbee, anyone?) before making your way back into town.

Barton Creek Tubing

One of our top corporate retreat activities in Austin, when the weather gets hot in Austin, locals flock to the water to get their float on! BYOT (bring your own tube) and kick back for an afternoon spent making your way lazily down Austin’s official urban oasis - Barton Creek - beer in hand. Take in lush surroundings as you drift along the Greenbelt, then pop in the water to cool off at Bull Creek. On land, enjoy a Texan barbecue lunch amongst the locals.

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Top Tips for a Company Retreat in Austin

Expert Advice for a Retreat in Austin

1. Walkable Downtown Core: This vibrant city boasts a very walkable downtown core, so consider building in some free unstructured time so your team can enjoy the destination at their own pace!

2. Welcoming Atmosphere: Austin is well known for being an LGBTQ+ supportive city, which makes it a great destination to consider to ensure everyone on your team feels safe!

3. Best Time to Visit is the Spring or Fall: The best times to visit Austin for your company retreat are likely September to November or March to May when the temperatures are warm and enjoyable! Avoid peak summer months as the temperature and humidity climb to potentially uncomfortable levels.

Any Other Considerations for an Offsite in Austin

Safety for a corporate group in Austin revolves around being mindful of the city's lively atmosphere while enjoying its charm. While Austin is generally safe, it's wise to stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas like Sixth Street and during large events like SXSW. Additionally, the city's outdoor activities, such as hiking trails and water sports, require awareness of natural hazards like heat and potential wildlife encounters.

By staying informed, using common sense, and respecting local regulations, your group can enjoy all that Austin has to offer while ensuring a safe and memorable experience.

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FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Moniker's 'How to Plan a Retreat' Guide

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