A corporate retreat is a great way to get your team energized and refocused while offering an opportunity for team bonding. Planning a corporate retreat, however, is a daunting task. Between setting the itinerary and sorting out the logistics, it can be a highly stressful endeavor. Much of the work of organizing a retreat revolves around booking the right venue. 

What Kind of Corporate Retreat Are You Organizing?

The first thing you’ll need to decide is what your goals are for your corporate retreat. Is this a celebration for hitting a milestone? A team-building weekend? A training and development seminar? 

Different types of corporate events warrant different types of venues. For example, a team-building weekend is probably best held in the great outdoors. If your retreat involves presentations or seminars, an indoor venue is the obvious choice. 

As you begin brainstorming ideas for your corporate retreat, you’ll form a clearer picture for what kind of venue might work best. 

What Should You Look For in a Corporate Event Venue?

After you’ve set the intention for your event, it’s time to begin the search for your venue. There is no shortage of event venues, but you should have a clear idea of what you need from the venue and what to look for. Here’s what you need to keep in mind and where you will find it (hint – it’s at North Corner Haven).


How many people will be attending your event? Ensure that your venue can safely and comfortably accommodate your team. North Corner Haven has over 600 acres, which should be more than enough to host your entire team or even your entire company. 

Service and Amenities

What kind of services does the venue offer? Does the venue offer setup, catering, and cleanup? What about things like tables, chairs, and linens? North Corner Haven offers all of this, can the other corporate retreat venues on your list say the same?


Can the space accommodate the vibe of your event? Pay attention to the architecture and decor of the venue. You’ll want the space to be comfortable and clean, but you’ll also want to evoke a certain feeling from attendees. Make sure the venue gels with that desired aesthetic. North Corner Haven is on a beautiful farm with rolling lawns, and away from the craziness of everyday life which is the perfect ambiance. 


Make sure the event space is accessible to everyone. People of all ages and mobility levels should feel comfortable navigating the space. North Corner Haven is under an hour from Uptown Charlotte, yet in a world of its own.

Consider the Logistics

The logistics of getting people to, from, and around the venue will be one of the most important obstacles you’ll face in planning your corporate event. The space you choose should be easily accessible from your city. If it’s not, consider organizing transportation, such as a shuttle or coach bus. 

At North Corner Haven, we’ve taken these factors into consideration so you don’t have to. We’re only a stone’s throw from Charlotte, and we’ve optimized our space to accommodate corporate retreats while staying true to our roots as a sanctuary of Southern hospitality. For more guidance planning your retreat, contact us today. 

You want to plan the perfect corporate retreat to bring your team together like never before. But to do that, you need the perfect private event space for your team to gather. 

What does that perfect private event space look like? Well for starters, it needs to have an air of luxury and relaxation. It also needs to offer the space for your team members to engage with one another, as well as the space to learn something new. And it needs to be easily accessible to your entire team. North Corner Haven has all of that so if you are after the perfect private event space then look no further than our farm in Lancaster, SC. 

Here are the top 3 reasons you should consider North Corner Haven for your next corporate retreat.

1. A Luxurious Adventure

North Corner Haven offers a luxury private event space that will perfectly and professionally provide your team with the corporate retreat experience of a lifetime. With over 600 beautiful acres of extraordinary opportunity, our farm has ample space for team building indoors and outdoors. Delicious gourmet farm-to-table meals prepared by our professional chef on site with ingredients grown on the same land your team will enjoy, is just one of the many amenities you will experience.

2. Group Activities

When planning a corporate retreat, it’s important to think about the types of activities that your team will enjoy. A corporate retreat is not only a time for team building, but it’s also a time for employees to relax and recharge. Luckily, we’ve got just team building activities that will allow your team to have fun while also getting to know each other better, a must for remote-based teams. 

Some of the most popular team building activities we offer include guided nature walks to forage (and taste) wild mushrooms, yoga on the lawn, sporting clays on our unique five-stand set up, wine tasting, a low ropes course, and fishing in our well stocked pond. Your team is guaranteed to experience the best combination of relaxation and educational experiences, meaning both their palate and their mind will be satisfied and stimulated.

3. Easily Accessible 

A corporate retreat is only an enjoyable experience if your team can actually get there. Luckily, North Corner Haven is easily accessible. We lay just 45 minutes south of Uptown Charlotte, right across the South Carolina state line on I-85, and we are the same easy distance from the Charlotte-Douglas airport. It’s hard to beat that kind of commute for your team members flying into Charlotte or traveling from within the greater Charlotte metro. 

Lancaster is a small town of less than 10,000 people, but it’s home to us and we’d like to invite you to see it for yourself. 

Ready to Book Your Next Corporate Event?

North Corner Haven is the perfect location for your next corporate event. Contact us today about scheduling your private tour so you can see the magic here for yourself.