corporate retreats at Moniker

Plan a Company Retreat in New Orleans

Request a Quote
moniker corporate retreats

Why Plan a Company Retreat in New Orleans?

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

  • The Eclectic ‘Scene’ - with food, music, and cultural options to suit groups with diverse tastes and budgets.
  • The Music - There is no shortage of musical talent around every corner, with duelling pianos and live brass bands playing in venues across the city.
  • The Nightlife - New Orleans is home to many notable chefs and a fantastic array of restaurant venues that would provide the perfect local backdrop to highlight a corporate event.
  • The People - The city has a reliance feeling, and people enjoy celebrating life with strangers and friends alike.

From the sounds of brass bands to the smell of sweet magnolias on the breeze, New Orleans is a timeless gem of southern culture and charm in Louisiana, USA. With neighborhoods as diverse as the Garden District’s antebellum mansions, junkyard funk in the Bywater, and most notably, the French Quarter’s classic iron balconies, company retreat participants can easily be immersed in the soul of this captivating city.

Quick New Orleans Facts
Best Suited For:
Food & Music
red carpet icon
Nearest Airport
MSY (20 Minutes)
budget icon
Local Currency
US Dollar
CORPORATE RETREAT PLANNING

Get a Complimentary Proposal

Stressed about planning a retreat with no extra time? Why don't you let us do some of the heavy-lifting first, and put together a complimentary proposal that will provide you with ideal locations, activities and costs for your upcoming offsite.

Get a Complimentary Proposal
CORPORATE RETREAT PLANNING

Top Corporate Retreat Venues in New Orleans

Ace Hotel New Orleans

The Ace Hotel New Orleans is a hip and happening gem in the Warehouse District, just 5 minutes walk from Canal Street and the gateway to the French Quarter. Playing on the warehouse design style of the neighborhood, the Ace feels cozy yet modern and features a rooftop oasis with a bar and pool, as well as an award-winning restaurant, Josephine Estelle. Meeting space and group dining options are plentiful on-property, with high ceilings, outdoor terraces, and a live music venue that can be used for private events. ‍

Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery

Conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of the French Quarter, The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery is steeped in history, dating back to 1854 when it functioned as a chandlery, trading goods for sailing voyages. Fast-forward to modern times where it has been transformed into an art-focused, brick-and-beam beauty, with minimalist touches that make for a warm home away from home in the Warehouse District.

The Eliza Jane

Tucked away in the Central Business District, The Eliza Jane (part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt) is two blocks from the French Quarter and offers a charmingly Parisian atmosphere with a secret courtyard and one of the top-rated French restaurants in the city, Couvant. Like New Orleans itself, the hotel is imbued with a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ - vibrantly soaked in history and culture, as a former newspaper headquarters dating back to the late 1800s. ‍

Don't see your perfect corporate retreat venue in New Orleans?

Get in touch and we'll find it for you! We have access to 1,000+ locations around the world

Request a Proposal
INCLusions IN ALL MONIKER RETREATS

How We Can Help Your Team in New Orleans

Hotel Accommodation
red carpet icon
On-Site Event Management
budget icon
Budget & Expense Tracking
Flight Coordination
meeting icon
Event & Meeting Facilitation
company gifting and swag icon
Company Swag & Gifting

Corporate Retreat Activities

Top Corporate Retreat Activities in New Orleans

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

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in New Orleans

There are a variety of engaging corporate retreat team-building activities in New Orleans, perfect for fostering camaraderie and collaboration. Teams can embark on thrilling swamp tours, relax on river cruises, or delve into the city's eerie past with a captivating ghost tour through historic haunted sites.

Bayou Airboat Swamp Tour

Experience the true Cajun Countryside - Louisiana plantation homes, grassy marshes crawling with alligators, and an authentic home-cooked Cajun lunch on the shores of the Bayou. This adventure provides a unique opportunity for team bonding as you spot alligators, birds, and other native species in their natural habitat. 

Sunset River Gambler Cruise

The famed Steamboat Natchez is the classic tourist experience, as you set sail into the sunset to the sounds of riverboat jazz and indulge in a Creole‐inspired dinner. Enjoy live jazz music, delectable cuisine, and vibrant casino gaming as you glide along the iconic waterway. This elegant evening cruise offers a perfect blend of entertainment and relaxation, creating an unforgettable experience for your team. 

French Quarter Ghost Tour

Embark on a thrilling ghost tour in New Orleans, exploring the city's most haunted sites and uncovering its eerie legends. Led by expert guides, the tour will take you through the historic French Quarter, revealing tales of restless spirits, voodoo practices, and mysterious happenings. This spine-chilling adventure offers a unique blend of history and excitement, perfect for fostering team bonding in a memorable setting.

essential tips for planning

Top Tips for a Company Retreat in New Orleans

Expert Advice for a Retreat in New Orleans

Planning a corporate retreat in New Orleans offers a unique opportunity to blend business with the vibrant culture of the city. Here are five unique tips to make your retreat stand out:

  1. Book a Historic Venue: Choose a retreat location with historical significance, such as a renovated French Quarter mansion or a plantation estate. These venues provide a distinctive atmosphere and can really enhance the overall retreat experience.
  2. Host a Private Jazz Performance: Arrange for a private jazz band to perform for your group, either during a dinner or as a standalone event. This allows participants to enjoy New Orleans’ iconic music in an intimate setting, fostering a unique cultural connection.
  3. Incorporate a Second Line Parade: Organize a traditional second line parade, complete with a brass band, for your group to experience a quintessential New Orleans celebration. This can be a fun and energetic way to kick off or conclude your retreat.
  4. Offer a Customized Culinary Experience: Partner with local chefs to provide a hands-on cooking class focused on New Orleans cuisine, or arrange for a private dinner featuring a specially curated menu of regional dishes.
  5. Plan a Day of Service: Collaborate with local charities for a day of community service, such as rebuilding projects or environmental cleanups. This not only helps give back to the community but also strengthens team bonds through shared meaningful work.

Any Other Considerations for an Offsite in New Orleans

Despite the bad rap that New Orleans experienced post-Katrina, most areas have completely rebuilt and are again welcoming to tourists both day and night. It’s always advised that if you’re not familiar with New Orleans, stay in the best-known and most visible neighborhoods, but overall, people are genuinely very friendly and enjoy celebrating life with strangers and friends alike.

Organize Your Next Company Retreat with Moniker

FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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
Orange Arrow

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?
Orange Arrow

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.

Let Us help you with your next corporate retreat

Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
white plus sign
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
white plus sign
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
white plus sign
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.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
white plus sign
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
white plus sign
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
white plus sign
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

Filled with expert tips and tricks to ensure planning your next corporate retreat is a breeze!

  • Budget Guidelines
  • Agenda Templates
  • Tips on Scoring Discounts
  • Hotel Negotiation Tricks
  • & More!
Download Now
Similar corporate retreat Locations

Want to see more retreat locations like New Orleans?

camel riding at a company retreatCompany Retreat in the Catskills, New Yorkcompany retreat in Switzerlandhotel for a luxury incentive trip
START planning your corporate retreat

Request a Complimentary Retreat Proposal

We'll provide you with an array of hand-selected destinations, potential team activities as well as the corresponding budgets and flights costs for each proposed location.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.