Best Team Building Activities: Mild & Wild
Eaglewood Resort & Spa’s fun team-building exercises that fuel a little friendly competition, while also firing up the friendships
A slew of hands-on culinary contests are led by the resort’s food and beverage team, and include such themes like Iron Bartender, Taste of Italy, Chef’s Chopped Kitchen, and Mexican Fiesta. The resort also partners with the nearby Cooking Skills Academy to transport you to their state-of-the-art cooking facility for other novel hands-on culinary classes.
Teams must summon creative thinking to design a device that will provide the perfect cushion for the egg when dropped two stories.
Taking place at dusk on Eaglewood’s par-72 championship course, this game of night golf includes glow stick necklaces and a lit-up course of neon track lights, cones, balls, and pins. Each tee box has a cooler of refreshments.
Get your bearings of the 106-acre estate property at Eaglewood while challenging the team to the ultimate scavenger hunt. Each step of the journey is packed with clues and hints.
Windy City Fieldhouse
Eaglewood partners regularly with this team-building and entertainment company to provide clients with a variety of memorable interactive events, from large company-wide exercises to smaller “Cake Boss” challenges.
Off-Site Meeting Venues: Landmarks to Live It Up
Meetings become lifetime experiences when hosted in one of Chicago's most unique meeting venues.
This sleek sexy underground club and private party venue in downtown Chicago is the ideal place for unique brand launch events, charitable high-energy fundraisers, and festive holiday parties with colleagues for up to 425 guests – making it one of the largest and most unique venues in the River North area.
The Museum of Science & Industry
Dine beside a World War II German submarine, stand inside a 40-foot tornado, mingle below a historic aircraft. This science museum (the largest in the Western hemisphere) is housed in the only remaining structure from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and is the premier destination for unique and engaging special events amid thousands exhibits, artifacts and “wow” moments.
Matthew Rachman Gallery
This gallery and event space showcasing mid-century modern furniture and art gives guests the chance to infuse their gathering with uniquely sourced art and is perfect for parties, seated dinners, and celebrations for up to 120 guests.
Just 10-minutes up the road, this adult golf center has everything you need for a fun-filled evening. Unlike traditional driving ranges, Topgolf has the atmosphere of a Dave & Busters, with different games and contests for visitors to try alongside plenty of good food and drink.
This indoor go-kart racing center in Addison is a world-class entertainment venue designed to keep your group entertained and engaged, whether you’re on or off the track. A slew of event venues hold up to 230 guests with seven traditional breakout spaces and a Winner’s Circle dining room offering clear views of the track.
Meeting Technology & Amenities: Simple to Smart
Offerings – from high-tech highlights to just plain ingenious add-ons – that make holding a meeting at Eaglewood Resort & Spa unlike anything else.
Professional Audio-visual Services
The resort’s on-site audio-visual and technology team is fully trained in today’s technology and is always ready to help you successfully communicate your message, whether that’s in a high impact presentation or a highly technical, interactive session.
Kegler’s Bowling Alley
Whether you’re a league champion or you haven’t played a game of tenpin since high school, Eaglewood’s six lanes (located in the resort’s recreation building) are the perfect place to get reacquainted with the finer points of strikes and spares and unwind after a day of meetings.
Special Day Meeting Packages
For local businesses, the resort’s one-day conference packages offers a simplified method of pricing that combines all elements of your meeting – including all meeting space, lunch, audiovisual equipment, and more – into one all-inclusive price.
Spend a quiet morning in the resort’s 10,000-square-foot spa, home to eight rooms and a generous menu of massages facials and skin treatments. Try the Eaglewood Indulgence, a signature 90-minute massage that combines four styles of massage in one.
The resort’s challenging and beautiful course comes with an exciting surprise for groups. The Golf Outing Package offers 18 holes of golf, a free cart, on-course beverage cart, and $10 credit per player at the Resort Shop.
Event Themes: Prepare to be Inspired
A few of Eaglewood Resort’s corporate party ideas that your team will be talking about well into next quarter.
Chicago Tailgate Party
Home of the Bears, Bulls, and Cubs, Chicago declares its love for its sports teams loud and clear. Why not see what all the fuss is about with a tailgate party? In this event, Eaglewood decks its parking lot with pickup trucks with dropped tailgates, grills, slow cookers, lawn chairs, and lawn games.
Spit-Roast Pig Barbeque
Checkered tablecloths, bandana napkins, and toe-tapping tunes sets the tone for this picnic-style evening held on the Seasonal Pavilion overlooking the resort’s USGA-certified golf course. But the star of the show is, undoubtedly, the 10-hour roasted pig carefully tended to by the restaurant staff.
“Through the Regions We Go” Party
Given its location smack in the middle of the country, Chicago regularly hosts meeting with attendees who are traveling from all over. Eaglewood pays tribute to that with this reception that ties in the flavor of each US region: Five dining stations are decked in regional décor and feature all kinds of signature cuisine, including a Southwest Waffleria station, Chicago Billy Goat cheeseburgers, Northeast lobster and crab rolls, and Southeast crème brulee, custard doughnuts, and iced coffee.
Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts
The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination-focused.
“Taste of Chicago” Reception Dinner
Chicago is known for its melting pot of cultures and ethnicities that have made it one of the most “flavorful” cities in the US. During this reception, expect a menu of taster items that demonstrate the many cuisines of the different surrounding communities, including Chinatown, Greektown, and Little Italy.
Street Tacos Summer Special
Eaglewood’s newly renovated Prairie River Restaurant specializes in iconic tavern-style food from burgers and pizza to Reubens and fish-fry. But the favorite summer special is the Friday and Saturday night “street tacos,” which are prepared right in front of guests on the outdoor patio. Not a bad way to bookend a day of meetings.
Craft Beer Tasting
Don’t have enough time to make it out to one of the local microbreweries in between meetings? Chicago’s finest craft beers and microbrews are found right at Eaglewood, in the three bars, where the latest selections rotate often. Expect the best brews from Revolution Brewing, Goose Island Brewery, Lagunitas, and Church Street Brewing Company (this one located right nearby in Itasca).