Honor’s Haven Resort is the perfect venue for your next retreat or conference center event in the breathtaking Catskill Mountains of New York. After years of helping meeting planners prepare for their events, we’d like to share our top three planning tips with you!
1) Plan and Organize in Advance
No matter what your conference goals are, the key is to plan ahead and be thoroughly organized. From the lineup of speakers, business partners, vendors or sponsors and activities to choosing the right venue, setting the agenda and sending out invites, the earlier you have everything set, the smoother it will all go. You can never start marketing and advertising too soon.
Don’t forget to take care of essential details such as having the necessary audiovisual equipment available, providing copies of any handouts or agendas – hopefully via computer and email to save paper – and reserving rooms for attendees. Also, consider planning a Green Conference with us in order to save money and make your event even more impactful.
2) Incorporate Team Building
In any season, the Catskills provide a memorable mountain setting with many options for incredible team-building experiences and activities. Challenge groups to solve our complex garden Labyrinth in the shortest period of time. Send them out hiking together on one of our onsite forest trails. Hold a golf tournament on the championship Fallsview Golf Course. Sharing an outdoor adventure brings groups together in a unique and inspiring way!
Honor’s Haven also offer wellness retreat services that are motivating and customizable for your group. Time together at our heated indoor and outdoor pools, onsite spa and sauna, or the ever-enjoyable Zephyr Lounge are all certain to help conference attendees relax and network in a positive way. Our helpful event planners can arrange for group activities onsite, or you can simply provide essential down time for your group to mix, mingle and bond.
3) Feed Them Well
Whatever the purpose of your conference, your guests will get more from it if they are fed healthy meals and snacks often. Delicious brain food can make the difference between an exceptional experience and just another meeting. Our modern, understated dining room provides an inspiring setting for meals with scenic views of our sparkling lake, golf course and the celebrated Shawangunk Mountains. Our expert culinary team caters to all tastes with a customizable, intercontinental menu featuring European, Asian Fusion, Kosher-Style and American selections.