Aintree Racecourse, home of the world-famous Grand National, is steeped in sporting history.
For top-class meetings, team building events and activities, look no further than Alexandra House.
As the home of Irish Rugby and Irish Football, the Aviva Stadium encapsulates the heartbeat of a nation.
Beaulieu, in Hampshire’s pretty New Forest, offers a quirky but versatile setting for conferences.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a stunning landmark venue in the heart of the city.
You and your delegates can have the zoo to yourselves by holding your event at Bristol Zoo Gardens.
Cardiff City Stadium is one of the premier venues for events in Wales.
Impress your guests with a standout event at Carlisle Racecourse, one of Cumbria’s most diverse venues.
CentrEd at ExCeL provides a stimulating and comfortable environment for all events.
Home of the Gold Cup, Cheltenham Racecourse is a world-famous horse racing venue.
Team building venues for when HR meets events
Events need to be intelligent and hosted in a way that sends a clear business message. They need to communicate the message that teams and individuals have performed well, to give them wider company recognition, but also plot the course for more growth and an even brighter future.
To support this, we’ve compiled the top team building venues across the UK that can deliver quality, focus and perhaps a little something different for your upcoming event. As with all our hand-picked venues, these locations also combine delicious catering options to delight everyone and keep your team on track.
We take the comfort of your guests seriously, so you can rest assured that each of our venues follows essential Covid-19 safety measures.
The role of unusual team building venues
Given this context, it's important that team building has the right setting and that the business message is communicated from the outset. The right team building venue can set the tone early – picking Twickenham Stadium after a Six Nations win for England sends a message that we understand success and we're here to win.
A trip to Hatfield House creates anticipation ahead of the event, coming together to take stock, to give our teams air and space, to thank them by taking them out of the fight and into a relaxing and inspirational surrounding. These venues can accommodate multi-day events to give the teams even more space and time.
Both outdoor and indoor spaces are great for team building exercises – the fun, games and excitement that we associate with bringing a team together, like a corporate commando challenge at Hever Castle. For more formal reward or acknowledgement presentations, there are beautiful rooms, and elegant surroundings that add kudos to the occasion.
Food glorious food
It would be remiss of us not to talk about food as one of the best rewards possible. We know that 45% of all event feedback relates to food, and we know that great food sends a message as much as bad food. Team building events are a chance to show that staff are important, that the coming together of a team creates value, so let’s make sure the food doesn’t leave a bad taste in their mouths.
Great food is a reward in itself. It shows care and passion from the organiser, and it’s a way of saying thank you in an understated and universal way. Lime Venue Portfolio unites our team building venues through great food. If you’re at a Lime Venue Portfolio venue, the food will be outstanding and so will the experience.
Food is also a great way of bringing teams together. People love talking about food; it's an ice breaker, and we learn about taste, preference and people. It means that food isn’t a break from the team building but an active part of it. It means every hour of every day is being used to focus on the key objective of the event.