10 Great Options for a Fun-Filled Group Retreat

by Stephanie Kenney | Posted: Sep 22, 2014 | Updated: Oct 1, 2014

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Looking for the perfect activity for your organization, ladies group, church, family, etc…? Virginia is host to glass blowing, chocolate and cooking classes, laser tag and more! Here are some indoor options for your next retreat.

Laser Quest

Laser Quest

Laser Quest, Prince William
Laser Quest is great for corporate events, and team building experiences. The adventure takes place in a multi-level maze, complete with special effects, music and lighting. Laser Quest is gender and age neutral, and you don’t need to be an athlete to play! Laser Quest packages contain extreme fun and serious value.

Let’s Paint, Virginia Beach
Let’s Paint is an exciting new entertainment venue where friends, family or colleagues can paint original artwork with the help of a coach. In about two hours, you create a great souvenir art piece to take home or hang in your office.

Mise en Place, Richmond
Mise En Place is Richmond’s premier cooking school and culinary team building company, located in historic Shockoe Slip. Mise En Place hosts delicious culinary adventures through fun Hands-on cooking classes, corporate team building events and more.

Salamander Resort, Middleburg
In addition to popular cooking classes that provide both children and adults the opportunity to learn a variety of cuisine, the state-of-the art facility hosts a Visiting Chef Series featuring guest chefs from Washington, D.C., New York and other vibrant food centers. Salamander Resort and Spa’s also offers art classes led by Artist-in-Residence Mary Jennings. Working as a professional artist in textile and interior design, Jennings enjoys sharing the joy of creating art with all skill levels.

Culina, Lynchburg
Culina is a gourmet kitchen offering private classes, kids’ parties, corporate team-building events and catering. Special events include singles and married mixers, demonstrations and workshops with area chefs.

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

Chrysler Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art

The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio offers classes and workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill levels. Try your hand at glassblowing, flameworking, glass fusing, sandcasting and more!

Cookology, Sterling
Cookology’s goal is cooking education. Take a 90-minute hands-on class from one of the two professional chefs on staff. Choose from special themed nighttime cooking classes, if you wish: Family Night, Date Night, Singles Night and Guys’ Night. Kids classes available, too.

Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg
Lansdowne Resort is a full-service resort in scenic and historic Loudoun County. The resort offers team building activities such as cooking challenges, scavenger hunts, corporate Olympics, volleyball, horseshoes, racquet ball and more. They also offer options for off-site activities such as go-kart racing.

Big Dog Pots Pottery, Marshall
Big Dog Pots Pottery is a working artist Studio with three Gift Gallery rooms, pottery classes and paint and glaze specializing in unique handmade functional and decorative stoneware. Corporate Team building events, bridal showers, birthday parties, and private lessons are available.

Chocolates by Kelly, Richmond

Chocolates by Kelly

Chocolates by Kelly

The staff at Chocolates by Kelly is evangelical about spreading chocolate love. They do so through hands-on classes that allow kids and grown-ups alike the chance to get sticky and learn about the sweetest part of chemistry. Learn how to make hand rolled truffles the old fashioned way, learn the sweet science of chocolate or try different chocolates made from cocoa beans grown around the world.

For additional options, visit www.Virginia.org/Meetings or contact a member of the Domestic Sales staff.



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