Meetings are inevitable…so why not enjoy them? Mix things up and host meetings and activities that have a lasting impression on attendees this year. Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and the Traverse City area have unique locations and experiences that are guaranteed to make your meetings a memorable experience for all.
Host an Outdoor Session
Looking for a true Northern Michigan experience? Head to the Beach Club for a meeting by the bay. If you have golfers in your group, the Resort has three courses to choose from to mix business and play. Schedule a lunch session on the Clubhouse Lawn where you can find a relaxed atmosphere and stellar views of Jack Nicklaus’ The Bear, and then hit the course!
Make Break Time Count
Make a difference during break time with abundant volunteering opportunities around the Grand Traverse area. Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region has many options for you and your fellow attendees to volunteer in the restore, on a build site, or at a Habitat event. And the volunteering doesn’t stop there—the Grand Traverse Bay Watershed Center can help you Adopt-A-Stream!
Take Teambuilding to a New Level
Learn how to fly fish by attending a one or two-day Orvis Fly Fishing School class and perfect your casting techniques. Or stay active develop a corporate 5K using our on-property loop. Get your exercise in before a full day of meetings and team build the right way.
Break out the Bubbly
Host a happy hour at Aerie Restaurant & Lounge and take in breathtaking aerial views while you sip a delicious cocktail. If you’re seeking a winery experience, our Event Design Specialist can help set up a private tasting and tour of one of the Traverse Wine Coast’s many wineries. Each winery is different and full of character, so you can find the perfect venue for your group.
Go Cherry Crazy
Traverse City is the Cherry Capital of the world, so show off what we’ve got! Provide the attendees with samples of the best of our cherry supply. July means fresh cherries are on every farm market stand, but you can also find cherry salsas at Cherry Republic or cherry pies from the Grand Traverse Pie Company all year round.
Give Great Gifts
Spruce up your swag bags and pass out Traverse City-themed goodies that represent the area! We're proud of our area code (231), our iconic highway (M-22), and our Great Lakes...to name a few. The Resort has a wide range of options to pick from in its Gallery of Shops.
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