The same old conference room, the same old office building. It doesn’t always offer the most inspirational environment, especially if you’re trying to close a business deal. Why not change it up and leave a positive mark on whatever your business meeting may be and choose a different location? We’ve come up with a list of five excellent business meeting locations for your next meeting.
Hazeltine National Golf Club
This glorious landscape is more than just 18 holes of luscious green grass. This event venue in the Twin Cities offers 9,000 square feet for various meetings. It’s not like any old conference room you’ve been in before. The spaces accommodate meetings for large or small groups and offers breath-taking views of the golf course. Hazeltine planners will work with your group to make sure everything is planned according to the company’s needs, right down to the last detail.
They’re not just for students. Consider some historic campus buildings for the next business meeting. It offers a nice backdrop of sprawling college campuses where you could host a meeting in an already-productive environment in an auditorium or other campus center meeting room. Keep in mind that availability might be more wide spread during the summer months when most classes are not in session.
Hotel meeting rooms and conference centers
These are a common choice, especially for large events and conferences. The setting is extremely professional. The spaces are very flexible, setting up intimate spaces for just a few people. Still, it’s large enough for hundreds of people. It’s also a great option if a lot of meeting attendees will be traveling in from out of town.
Restaurant banquet rooms
Don’t let business meeting attendees go hungry! Not that it would happen, but holding meetings in a restaurant banquet room is pretty convenient for meetings around meal times. It stands out from a regular lunch meeting in the middle of a restaurant because banquet rooms offer lots of privacy for groups to hunker down and accomplish the tasks at hand, like closing a business deal.
Consider renting meeting rooms, conference rooms or boardrooms in prestigious office buildings. The change of scenery could be a nice change of pace for the group. Plus, in some cases it might be a good idea to pick a more high-quality venue for a meeting. Another perk is that it’s a neutral venue.
Hazeltine National Golf Club is a private golf club located in Chaska, Minn., about 30 minutes southwest of downtown Minneapolis. The club opened in 1962 with a mission to build and maintain a golf course suitable for the conduct of national championships. Hazeltine is one of only two courses in the United States to have hosted the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur, and Ryder Cup. Hazeltine’s meeting and event space, golf shop and specified services in the learning center are open to the public. More information about becoming a member at Hazeltine is available at www.hazeltinenational.com.