A corporate retreat is a great way to make sure your organization starts the New Year focused and ready to meet all of its goals.  The key is in the name – your corporate retreat needs to feel like a retreat away from everyday responsibilities and serve as a getaway.

Many companies make the mistake of choosing a venue that has a white-walled conference room that is completely uninspiring.  You want your employees to be away from their day-to-day responsibilities and be as creative as possible while planning goals and solving problems.

The Willows offers a variety of scenery and amenities to break the day up and keep the conversations flowing.  Whether you have 50 or 600 attendees, we can help make your business meeting or retreat memorable.  We can provide spaces for large groups and breakout sessions.

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Retreat Options

There are several possible combinations for your business meeting or retreat at The Willows.  The day can start out with a reception on the Patio, Deck or Terrace at The Willows to wow guests immediately upon arrival.

The Cabin opens onto a large patio which includes a stone firepits and seating overlooking Spirit Lake.  The calming waters and surrounding natural setting will allow your guests to quickly unwind and leave their everyday duties behind.

You can keep that relaxed, natural feeling by also utilizing The Lodge at The Willows as part of your retreat to provide a change of scene for larger meetings or meals.  The Lodge has an outdoor deck over the lake.  Inside, there are vintage mirrors, large windows and beautiful chandeliers.  They combine with the setting to help create a blend of cozy, fancy and rustic. The natural light streaming through the windows of the Lodge will keep your attendees awake, alert and engaged.

Later in the day, the group can move into the larger Ballroom for a warm, inviting space for an elegant lunch or cocktail hour.  It’s a great way to say thank you to attendees for their hard work throughout the day and encourage them to have fun and socialize.

The newly renovated Ballroom is luxuriously appointed with pendant chandeliers, white wainscoted walls, built-in bars with gorgeous granite tops.  There are even fireplaces that frame the room.  A private all seasons Terrace runs the length of the building and sits along the lakefront.

Breakfast, Lunch and Cocktails

Our coordinators can help you plan meals, snacks and cocktails for the entire day.  Crystal Catering is the exclusive caterer and event coordinator for The Willows.  Whether you want a breakfast buffet, plated entrees or passed Hors d’oeuvres; we can make your culinary vision a reality.

All menus can be customized to meet your specific needs and accommodate food allergies and preferences.  More importantly, your guests will still be raving about the food months later!

Why the location is so important

You want a relaxing, informal climate which encourages participation and discussion. Even the social time at breaks and meals will help bond your team.  This time will pave the way for collaboration throughout the year.

The Willows provides the perfect combination of luxury and nature, all right in the heart of Indianapolis.  Book your company’s retreat today by contacting The Willows!