Is your office struggling with summer fatigue? Do your employees or colleagues need to recharge their batteries?

We’ve all been there. Sometimes, the stress of a big project or busy period can build up without you even realising. At this point, it’s a good idea escape the office lights and run away for a day of team building activities.

As event planners, venue managers and seasoned caterers with over a hundred members of staff ourselves, we’ve been a part of countless corporate away days and events.

With all this experience in mind, we thought we’d share our best ideas for planning a successful and effective corporate away day in Cardiff…

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Venue

The right venue depends on the size of your company, and the scale of the day’s activities. For group sports, you’ll be heading to specific locations and won’t typically need to worry about booking somewhere yourself.

But for lots of corporate away days and events, you’ll want to hire out your own venue – luckily, we know one or two!

Cornerstone Cardiff with Spiros

Cornerstone

Our newest city centre venue which can hold up to 300 people in its Grand Hall, is perfect for businesses of all sizes. It also has an in-house bar and kitchen facilities, so you’ve got everything you need.

For smaller companies, you won’t always need to hire out the whole place, but lots of venues offer various size rooms. Cornerstone has four meeting rooms, a cafe, and spaces to accommodate your kind of office soiree.

St Peter's Hall with Spiros

St Peter’s Hall

Based in Roath, St Peter’s Hall is great for corporate events. With conference facilities, an in-house kitchen, and its large hall – where many of our famous Greek Nights have taken place! – it’s a worthy winner for corporate away days or team events.

Canada Lodge and Lake - Spiros venue partnership

Canada Lodge & Lake

In stunning Creigiau, Canada Lake & Lodge isn’t just a picturesque wedding location – with fly-fishing facilities, you can spend an afternoon fishing with the team for some zen and relaxation (always a bonus!).

Corporate away day ideas in Cardiff from Spiros

Fonmon Castle

For an away day with a regal feel, there’s Fonmon Castle (it’s not quite in Cardiff but the beautiful, ivy-covered buidling is well worth the short drive).

This 12th-century building has a number of rooms that can cater from eight to eighty employees, or you can venture out onto the stunning lawn and host even more. Their corporate packages also offer fun team-building activities and a welcome break from dimly lit conference rooms.

 

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Food

This is your chance to get creative! Do you want a formal sit-down dinner, or a feast fit for your team? From buffet platters to canapés to drink packages, we can work with you to find the perfect dining style for your corporate away day in Cardiff.

Sharing platters for a corporate away day in Cardiff

Sharing platters

Don’t confine your corporate away day in Cardiff – travel down the coast with a Mediterranean meat or vegetable antipasti board. Alternatively, try a fish board or pâté, cheese & meat board for an extra splash of sophistication.

Ideas for planning a corporate away day in Cardiff

Buffets

Keep it local with a Welsh finger buffet,, featuring Glamorgan sausage, salmon & leek fish cakes, and sautéed leek & Perl Las tartlet. You can create your own bespoke buffet, by choosing & removing from our option list!

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Afternoon Tea

A lovely day out in itself, afternoon tea is a great activity & lunch style rolled into one! Sandwiches, scones, savoury canapés, and the essential glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV – elevate your office to new levels of glamour with your very own VIP afternoon tea.

Corporate away day in Cardiff - canapés food ideas

Canapés

If your celebration style doesn’t call for a sit-down four-course meal, why not try the canapés option?

With in-house service at our venues, you can live the high life with mini bites like oak smoked salmon with crème fraiche & chives, native oysters with shallots & tabasco, shredded duck filo parcels with plum sauce, goats cheese & beetroot tartlet, white chocolate choux bun, eton mess and more!

More menu ideas Get in touch

 

Corporate away day in Cardiff- dining with Spiros

Activity

It’s always good to get out of the office and into some unfamiliar gear – from sports to puzzles to team-building activities, you can make sure your corporate away day recharges the batteries and strengthens your spirit.

When planning a corporate away day in Cardiff, why not…

Corporate away day ideas in Cardiff from Spiros

Become sporting greats

If you’re local to Cardiff, you have so many incredible team sporting activities at your fingertips! There’s go karting with Team Sport, sailing & windsurfing with Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre, and indoor rock climbing at Boulders.

Not adrenaline junkies? Keep things calm with mini golf at Treetop Adventure Golf in St Davids 2!

Corporate away day ideas in Cardiff from Spiros

“Team work makes the dream work…”

With new puzzle and maze activities popping up all over Cardiff, like Escape Rooms, Adventure Rooms and Breakout, there’s no shortage of fun stuff for the team.

Step back in time with archery, clay pigeon shooting, murder mystery nights, and an against-the-clock attempt to solve the Da Vinci code, guaranteed to boost morale and team work.

 

Laying on a corporate away day in Cardiff for the whole team is a good way to thank them for all their hard work, whether you jump into sports, team-building, or a fine dining experience – just don’t over-do it on the alcohol and everything should be absolutely fine…!

To speak to one of the team about how to make your corporate away day in Cardiff special, get in touch.


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