An offsite brings together a team, a department or an entire company at a new location. The aim is usually to work on specific issues or to grow together as a team.
Suitable locations for an offsite must fulfil certain requirements, from travel options and technical equipment to maximum capacity. Unfortunately, finding the perfect location for your company's needs involves a great deal of research.
We have the solution to this problem! In this article, you'll find everything you need to know about choosing an offsite location. Once you know what you need, you can find your perfect location among more than 100 options in our free Offsite Location Guide.
Regardless of whether your team works in the same office, hybrid or remotely: At an offsite, you come together in an often new location - away from your everyday life and routines.
For teams with a culture of working in the same office, an offsite offers the opportunity of a joint change of location. For remote teams, offsites are often the only time when all team members come together in person and in the same place.
The change of location and personal reunion provide the space to dedicate more time and focus to strategic questions or creative problem solutions.
Of course, team building also takes centre stage! During organised activities or an extended coffee break with a walk, different conversations, new constellations and, in the best case, a lot of creative ideas arise. Often, even long-standing colleagues get to know each other from a different angle during an offsite and trust in each other grows - which will also benefit your team performance.
Depending on what type of meeting you have planned and how many participants you are expecting, the requirements for a suitable location will vary. You should consider these basic factors when selecting the ideal offsite location:
Whether online research, personal recommendations or professional event planners - there are many ways to find the perfect offsite location. A growing number of providers, for example cloopio or Meetreet, have specialised in finding the right locations for companies.
Of course, there are also many offers on booking platforms such as Airbnb and booking.com. However, you often have to take a closer look at each option to find a location that meets the requirements of your meeting.
For creative exchange and good teamwork, you need the right setting. Here are three great locations for successful offsites, which you can also find - among more than 100 others - in our Offsite Location Guide:
Kemper Hof in Netzeband, Brandenburg, is about an hour's drive from Berlin. It’s suitable for medium-sized teams (up to 60 people) and has six seminar and meeting rooms. Kemper Hof also has a restaurant serving regional dishes.
Large teams often find it particularly difficult to find suitable locations for an offsite event. The modern Bold Campus conference centre in Königstein, Hesse, provides a remedy: it can accommodate more than 150 people. There are also 40 meeting rooms that can be used on request.
The Workation Village is located in the Italian region of Piedmont near Turin. It can accommodate teams of up to 200 people but is also available for smaller groups. The village is surrounded by nature and has its own trattoria with largely vegetarian food as well as numerous coworking spaces and workshop rooms.
Do you want to take a look at more options? No problem. There are more than 100 other carefully curated offsite locations in our free Offsite Location Guide - and the list is constantly growing.
After hours of research and thanks to recommendations from our network, we have compiled a database of the best locations for your upcoming offsite - including filter options for aspects such as possible activities and catering!
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📖 When you are ready to start planning your offsite in detail, you can find our top 5 tips for a successful offsite and a step-by-step checklist for organisation here.