Top 10 Places to Celebrate With Your Team in Atlanta
When it comes to celebrating the successes of your team, don’t settle for a basic banquet hall event. A great benefit of being an Atlanta-based business is having access to unique venues to show your team how much you appreciate their hard work.
We’ve found 10 fun places to celebrate awesome teamwork and a job well done. From an evening filled with food and drinks at unique local hotspots to throwing axes through the air for fun, there’s something that will appeal to all interests.
What better way to bury the hatchet on that long project than to make a trip to the world’s biggest urban axe throwing club. An old Canadian tradition, axe throwing is gaining international popularity and is a fun, casual way to celebrate wins while boosting team morale.
Your group will have a dedicated throwing lane(s) and an axe-throwing coach who will teach you techniques. Once you’ve learned the ropes, your coach will show you some fun games and help you begin your tournament to find the best axe thrower in your group.
For a fun outing that is right up everyone’s alley, check out The Painted Pin, an upscale bowling alley that offers a little something for all interests, including: indoor bocce courts, shuffleboard tables, ping pong tables, skeeball machines, southern skittles tables, basketball pop-a-shots, darts, giant Jenga and Bimini ring toss.
The Painted Pin is designed for group fun and even includes special areas for private events like happy hours and cocktail parties. This is a low-key, casual outing that is guaranteed to strike up some fun with your group.
Never heard of WhirlyBall? Don’t worry, the folks at WhirlyBall Atlanta are ready to get you in the rink and turn you into a seasoned pro. This is a one-of-a-kind experience your team will never forget. Hop in your Bumper cars, grab your trac ball scoops (think lacrosse sticks), and get the wiffle ball to hit a small hole in a backboard.
Whether you are getting bumped or you’re doing the bumping, this is a fun way to get out of the work mindset and feel like a kid again. As an added benefit, WhirlyBall also encourages team building as everyone works together increasing trust, morale and camaraderie in an organic environment. This venue also has a full bar and stage in case you want to optimize your experience.
Located along the Beltline’s Eastside Trail (mile marker 9.25), Ladybird is an outdoor restaurant and bar that offers campfire cuisine and good times for all. With several different themed rooms and an outdoor patio, this unique venue can help you create the kind of atmosphere that matches your group’s needs, including customized group menus or buffet-style service.
While Ladybird is all about its fun, laid back atmosphere, it’s definitely a trendy hotspot in the Old Fourth Ward. Check out some of the great reviews Ladybird has received.
Located a few minutes off I-75 in Midtown, Topgolf has everything you need to have a great time. With a full-service restaurant, private event spaces and over 100 climate-controlled bays, your team will have a great time competing to see who can hit their ball the farthest. And if anyone on the team doesn’t feel like hitting some balls, there’s always a rooftop terrace with a firepit, over 200 HDTVs and free Wi-Fi.
If you want to spend a little more, you can swing for the Topgolf Swing Suite, a luxury entertainment lounge that offers catered food, comfortable lounge seating and a huge screen where you can play various virtual games, including a golf simulator that’s used by PGA players like Tiger Woods.
With more than 10 million gallons of water and tens of thousands of animals, your group will get a breathtaking deep dive into many amazing underwater worlds at the Georgia Aquarium. From whale sharks to sea otters, there’s marine life for all interests.
As an added incentive, part of your group admission includes complimentary access to the Southwest Lounge for groups of 25-50. This is a great meeting spot that is equipped to handle hospitality services. It is subject to availability and food and beverage minimums apply, so be sure to ask for details when purchasing tickets.
Escape rooms have quickly become one of the hottest trends out there and are a great way to spend some time having fun outside of the office. Mission: Escape’s live-action escape games are the talk of the town. Once you are locked in one of their themed rooms, you and your group have 60 minutes to work together and solve the clues that will lead to your escape.
Mission: Escape is the fun expert when it comes to creating custom experiences for you and your team. Groups get exclusive access to their game offerings with packages available that include catering options from some of the best restaurants in town.
Nothing brings back the feeling of childhood fun faster than sliding around corners in a big wheel! Your team is going to have one of the best days since third grade as they compete in individual races. They will also work on their communication, collaboration and team building skills as they work to win team challenges.
Accommodating groups up to 100 people, Adult Big Wheel Club Atlanta has thought of everything to keep the fun going. They offer team building events, custom events and workshops. Events can be held at your location (a great idea if you have time constraints) or they will help you find a suitable outdoor or indoor venue.
Looking for a more relaxed, refreshing way to celebrate? Coca-Cola’s Taste It room is a fun way to unwind and get creative with your team. Rent out this unique space for a formal or casual event where you can sample Coca-Cola brands from around the world and even invent a flavor of your own.
Be sure to visit the World of Coca-Cola and see a full listing of activities, exhibits and events you can enjoy, like visiting the vault that contains the secret formula for Coca-Cola and meeting the iconic Coca-Cola Polar Bear.
Cost: $$ – $$$
Ideal For: Evening Event
For a bold, interactive take on the traditional dining experience, check out Gunshow in the Glenwood Park neighborhood. The entire restaurant is designed to give diners an immersive experience, putting chefs and guests in the middle of the action with all the sights and sounds of a bustling kitchen.
Dishes are delivered to you on rolling carts and trays and are presented to the table by the chefs who created them. If you see something you like, give it a try or wait for the next cart to be presented. Gunshow accepts reservations for parties of up to 12. If your group is larger, they also host private events for parties of 13-70 people.
Atlanta has so much to offer, we’re sure there are other great venues that deserve a nod. Have you planned an exceptional team outing that you’d like to share?