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Host Your Business Meeting or Conference near Bend

What better way to inspire your employees for a corporate retreat than an escape to the high desert? Views of the Cascade mountains and sunny days are part of the team building package that Central Oregon delivers. Hosting your business meeting or corporate retreat at one of the many conference spaces in Central Oregon can translate to increased creativity, camaraderie and productivity from your team. Depending on your group’s size and goals, each location offers a unique environment to meet your needs.

Benefits of a Business Retreat in
Central Oregon

There are so many benefits to bringing your business team to Central Oregon. An outdoor recreation mecca, the area has a small town vibe with “big city” amenities; hotels, restaurants, spas and boutique shopping just to name a few. Year round, the climate is energizing, with sunlight and the smell of pine and sage in the air. With tons of trails, lakes and rivers, this recreation heaven has access to countless outdoor activities, from hikes to ziplining. You can choose from a myriad of mouthwatering restaurants in Central Oregon, as well as eclectic food cart courts peppered throughout the area. Plus, location, location, location! Central Oregon means CENTRAL, with the Redmond airport servicing most major cities (with direct flights!), and easy driving access from places on the “west side” like Eugene and Portland.

Ways to Build Your Team in
Central Oregon

Problem-solving can bring the best out of people. Learning new things generates a sense of openness and even vulnerability, a wonderful headspace that can help build your team’s ability to listen, work together and be open to new ideas. What better setting for your team to try new things and stretch their comfort zone than the outdoors?

The many guided tours in Central Oregon offer unique ways for business teams to let loose, try something new and have fun. Wanderlust Tours has tours to fit every level of fitness and fun offering guided experiences like caving, backcountry exploring and kayaking. Or try a brewery tour like The Local Pour. Wanderlust Tours can also customize your business retreat’s trip, literally catering to your taste with gourmet meals.

Offering professional problem-solving workshops and challenge courses onsite, Brasada Ranch is a top destination meeting venue for teambuilding In a jaw-dropping desert setting. With full service catering, amenities and facilities, they offer customized experiences like archery, team sports and laid-back lawn games to bring your team together. In between business meetings in Brasada’s state-of-the-art meeting rooms, groups can also enjoy endless adventures like horseback riding, hiking, biking and, of course, world-class golfing.

The reality is that the possibilities are endless in Central Oregon to find that ideal team building experience to break down barriers and build relationships among work colleagues. Pair bonding experiences like these with outstanding meeting spaces, and you have the recipe for success.

Finding Meeting Space in
Central Oregon

Meeting spaces to bring your team together abound here in the high desert. With the numerous Hotels in Central Oregon as well as its destination resorts, there’s a diversity of options with inspiring spaces and diverse accommodations to help you host everything from a weeklong corporate retreat to a single-day business seminar. Check out this list of conference facilities to find your top choice for your meeting venue!

Other Unique Meeting Spaces in
and near Bend, Oregon

Sometimes, a change of pace with a creative meeting space is perfect to pull people out of the daily grind to pause, reflect and connect. Many of these special spots reveal the heart of the Central Oregon community, focusing on education, cultural history and stewardship of the environment. You can hold your conference amid the natural wonder of the High Desert Museum, or in the rustic Hollinshead Barn on Bend’s central eastside. Our conference facilities page is full of ideas to make your meeting memorable.

So, no matter whether you opt for an all-inclusive, elevated destination meeting venue or a down-to-earth spot off the beaten path, your group will have many stories to tell on the road to success.

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JoAnna Eisler

JoAnna Eisler

Director, Business Development

Explore Nature’s Beauty

From the sagebrush-covered plains of the high desert to the towering pines and majestic mountain peaks, discover the diverse landscape Central Oregon has to offer.