Corporate meetings and team building: Four great venues in the Outaouais

Published on June 7 2022

If you get your best ideas on the way to the office, in the shower or on a mountaintop, chances are that a work session outside the conventional office setting will prove fruitful! Don’t they say that creativity and innovation need space and change to flourish? Test that theory by inviting your team to get away from the office. For a corporate meeting, a team retreat or a team building activity in an original setting, the Outaouais region has lots of great options. Here are four venues to book now!

Old Chelsea Square: an all-inclusive offer

Your corporate getaway to Old Chelsea Square begins at the Chelsea Pub in one of the second-floor event rooms, perfect for an informal strategy meeting. To ensure a productive session, all the necessary equipment is at your disposal: Wi-Fi, TV, HDMI and USB cables, projector, white screen and flip chart. At lunchtime, treat yourself to something delicious from Biscotti & cie’s menu of sandwiches, salads, wood-fired pizzas and pastries. After a day of business discussions, enjoy an à la carte dinner in the Chelsea Pub’s rustic dining room. Extend your stay by spending the night at the Village Lofts, and book their facilities for a second day of meetings—or enjoy a day of outdoor activities! Breakfast and delicious coffee from Biscotti & cie are included in the room rate. But be warned: you may not want to leave!

Pssst! A distillery will soon be part Old Chelsea Square’s offer!

Where: Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC

Escape to the heart of the forest

If the idea of a woodland retreat appeals to you, look no further than Manoir de la Forêt, located 20 minutes from downtown Gatineau and Ottawa. Nestled in the heart of a 12-hectare (29-acre) maple forest, this establishment is nothing like your first tree house, except for the sense of complete tranquility you’ll find there. It’s an ideal location for an invigorating team retreat, with just the right degree of seclusion for a productive planning session. Private meeting rooms, a common area, a library, healthy and tasty meals—it has everything you need. Bonus: For teams planning to stay longer, accommodation is available by reservation.

Where: 32 River Road, Cantley, QC J8V 3A1

A solid value close to all the attractions

When it comes to organizing a corporate event, one of the top priorities is to find an easily accessible location offering turnkey service. This is where Les Suites Victoria excels! The hotel is in a prime location in downtown Gatineau, not far from Ottawa. The fully equipped meeting space can accommodate about 20 people, ideal for small business meetings. The room is adaptable to your needs, whatever they may be! If you’re planning a large-scale event in Gatineau, Les Suites Victoria is an excellent choice, with 45 completely renovated suites with luxurious contemporary décor. Your delegates are sure to be charmed!

Where: 1 Victoria Street, Gatineau, QC J8X 1Z6

Wilderness retreat? Yes please!

Besides being a popular wedding venue, La Grange de la Gatineau is set up for conferences, corporate meetings, training sessions, planning sessions and team building activities. In a secluded natural setting overlooking the Gatineau River, it’s a peaceful spot that will satisfy your need to escape. La Grange’s services are well aligned with your business objectives. The private courtyard is the perfect place to hold a cocktail party at the end of the day, and the Great Room with its view of the surrounding countryside can accommodate up to 50 people seated. As well, you’ll have access to the Library and several other small meeting rooms for workshops or more intimate meetings.

Where: 80 Summer Road, Cantley, QC J8V 3J3

If your work team needs a change of scenery, there are many alternatives for a working session outside the office. With these four great options to choose from, all that’s left to do is book your space. For other suitable venues for your business events or meetings, see our Meetings and Conventions page.



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