Did you know? Here at Black Chalk Wine we offer multiple spaces to hire for team away days . We have four spaces to hire across our site, including venue hire with outdoor space and (for those more laid back away days) with your own private Black Chalk bar!
Away days are an important tool to get your team to bond on a deeper level and learn how to work together more efficiently, so don't get yourself stuck in an away day rut, read about our ideas for team away days to make sure your away day game is top class.
SET OUT YOUR PLAN
It’s important on any away day to utilise the time you have to maximum efficiency. Have a clear plan on what you’d like to achieve from the day. It may be setting clear goals for the months to come, developing ideas for future campaigns, gaining a greater understanding of your team and the way they work or simply to allow some time for your employees to let off some steam. Whatever you goal for the day - draw up a clear agenda and share it with your team beforehand so everyone knows what to expect from the day.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Over time, office life can build up a level of monotony and can even affect you employees productivity. A break from ‘normal’ office life can be just the refreshing experience your employees need to get out of their office mindset and truly relax. It can even result in more creativity back in the office! Choose your away day location carefully, make sure it’s easily accessible for everyone involved. Enquire as to whether the venue has the equipment required for your away day - perhaps this is a projector screen, wifi or suitable breakaway areas and book in your catering requirements in advance so everything runs smoothly on the day!
Our venue is just 5 miles from Andover in the Test Valley and 12 miles from Winchester. We are within easy reach of London or Southampton via the M3. Winchester and Andover offer great transport links from London Waterloo which is just a one hour train journey from London. As if that's not enough, we offer free car and coach parking on the premises too!
FEED YOUR TROOPS
Food is an excellent ice breaker and provides a great opportunity for your team to relax and digest the day's events (excuse the pun)!). Whether it’s a casual breakfast to kick off the conversation, a working buffet lunch or a decedent alfresco BBQ, the importance of feeding your troops should not be underestimated - and who doesn’t love a free lunch?!
At Black Chalk Wine, we offer a multitude of bespoke catering options and if the weather’s on your side you can even enjoy your food in our beautiful vineyard courtyard or in an amongst the vines in our stunning Circle Vineyard.
MAKE IT AN EXPERIENCE
Throw a curve ball experience into your away day to make it unforgettable. From choosing a location which is new and adventurous to organising an activity your employees may not be familiar with, making your away day an experience can create a strong sense of energy in your team and ultimately make the day far more memorable for them.
At Black Chalk, we offer guided tours and tastings as an optional finishing touch to your away day booking. During your tour, you will see a working vineyard and winery in action. We are one of a few vineyards in Hampshire that has the vineyard and winery on the same premises so you get to see everything in the wine making process as well as experience a tutored tasting of our current release wines.
HAVE SOME FUN
No matter what the objective for your corporate away day is, at the very heart of the day should be an opportunity for you and your employees to have some fun and get to know each other a little better. Why not end the day with a drinks reception and a chance for everyone to unwind?
All the Black Chalk spaces for hire come with an added option of bespoke drinks packages to suit your needs and our unique spaces guarantee your next away day will not be one to forget.
If you would like to discuss your ideas for team away days then contact our Events Manager, Rebecca Herbert to find out more or to visit our venue spaces in person. You can email email@example.com or call 01264 860440.