Your “Best-Ever” Small Off-Site Meeting

Success Factors for Creating Memorable Off-Site Events

Off-site business meetings and retreats are back! Organizers and participants value the opportunity to meet in person and collaborate. Working side by side, they avoid office distractions and clear their minds to be inspired and energized, focusing on their goals.

At Woolverton Inn, we’ve been fortunate to host a variety of  off-site corporate meetings, workshops, training sessions and retreats. We see firsthand the smiles and surprised looks when people arrive here and realize that they can work and enjoy their spare time. We have a lot of experience to share, so read on as we share our advice and some Key Success Factors.


Choose Someplace New & Different

Take your off-site gathering to a new location. Don’t get stuck in a standard hotel room with chain restaurants and limited activities. Surprise your participants with the joy of discovering a place they have never been to before.

Changing your environment stimulates creativity, innovation, and deep thought. Bring new energy to your strategy sessions with our welcoming atmosphere and natural setting.

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Prioritize the Outdoors

Step off the beaten path and surround yourself with clean air, and the beauty. A setting with outdoor space offers a therapeutic departure from the traditional conference room. Utilize patios or lawn areas for a picnic lunch, or take your meetings outside when the weather is nice.

Allow Time for Balancing Work & Play

Take frequent breaks to rejuvenate and energize in the fresh, clean air. Explore town together, or wander the grounds and connect with each other on a deeper level. Take advantage of outdoor spaces with team building activities or casual lawn games. When you’re offsite meeting is done for the day, relax together around the fire pit. Share stories, laugh, and let the friendly atmosphere help strengthen your team.

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Good Food Matters

Food brings people together. At your off-site meeting, make sure a good breakfast is available every morning and take time to make nice arrangements for lunch and dinner. It’s great if you can pair an activity with your meal, such as a country bike ride followed by a barbecue dinner, or an evening cocktail hour at a local museum.


Small Groups Get a Lot Done

Arranging an off-site meeting for 8-12 people can be very productive and create situations where folks can collaborate in new ways. When groups are small, attendees have a chance to get to know others, but not be overwhelmed by the crowds.

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Book Exclusive Use of a Property

Teams often value their privacy and desire flexibility to make their off-site gathering personal and specific according to their agendas. Find a place where you can customize your off-site meeting schedule and then work with your coordinator to set up the timetable and requirements to meet your needs from arrival to departure.

Select Woolverton Inn for your next small meeting or off-site retreat


“Our stay was amazing and we will definitely be back! Everyone loved it.” – 3 day Retreat, October 2023


Our staff is here to ensure your off-site meeting experience is as enjoyable and productive as possible. Whether you need to arrange on-site meals, activities, or dinner reservations, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and hospitality. Guest rooms are comfortable and interesting, with different designs for various interests and needs. Our experienced chefs offer a wide range of breakfast and snack options to accommodate all dietary preferences and food allergies.


Contact us to arrange a tour or visit our website and submit an event inquiry here:  New Jersey Inn and retreat center!

Our office is open every day so please call at: 609-397-0802 or send an email to

We look forward to hosting you for a productive and memorable retreat.


“Everything was amazing this week. Thank you so much for all of your help in always making this event so great for everyone.” – Mid-size company, Summer 2023


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