Corporate Retreat Services

Willmar & Spicer: The ideal Corporate Retreat location in Minnesota

Why does your company need a corporate retreat? For many, the simple break from routine that comes with a Corporate Retreat is enough to get new ideas flowing. In addition, socializing with eachother during meals and group activities can build and repair the trust necessary to have productive engagements. Finally, Corporate Retreats can be used to teach a new skill, the extended time together & small group sessions promote open and honest communication.

The Willmar & Spicer area is the Corporate Retreat location of choice in Minnesota for many companies. Consider having your group share transportation on the 90 mile drive from the Twin Cities, this can be a memorable start to your Corporate Retreat. Once in town, attendees can get their hotel room situated at Hampton Inn Spicer, Best Western Willmar, or Holiday Inn Express then have a group meet up at Green Mill Restaurant in Willmar for a light meal and a run-down of the agenda for the retreat.

Racking your brain to come up with some Corporate Retreat activities? Here’s a selection of our favorites in the Willmar & Spicer area.


  • Cheer on the Willmar WarHawks at a Hockey Game, transportation provided
  • Take in a live Rock show, craft beers & house made sodas at Goat Ridge Brewing
  • Group Snowmobile Tour around Green Lake & the DNR Trail, equipment available
  • Group Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, equipment available
  • Group Ice Fishing, all equipment & guides provided
  • Chocolate tour at Mr. B’s
  • Musicals/Shows at the Barn theatre
  • Little Crow Ski Shows in Spicer
  • Green Lake Cruises
  • Winter Sleigh Rides at Prairie Woods Learning Center

Learning & Growth

  • Group activities and working together through Marus Moves with Marcus McClearly
  • Sip and Paint Parties Ali Hortop
  • Inspirational Speaker Jean Abott

Team Building

  • Guided nature walk/scavenger hunt
  • Volunteer at the local Willmar Food Shelf
  • Murder Mystery Dinner and Game Nights
  • Giant group canoe trip through Prairie Woods

As you can see, there are plenty of activities to fill your Corporate Retreat Agenda in the Willmar & Spicer area! We’ve built agendas packed with speakers & presentations and we’ve built agendas that were pure fun & laughs…both for Corporate Retreats and both very successful because they were based on our clients retreat goals.

Give your company or team the boost you know it needs with a Willmar & Spicer area Corporate Retreat.

Top 5 Corporate Retreat Venues in Minnesota

The Event Planners at the Willmar Conference Center have worked with companies & groups from around the Midwest to create memorable & productive Corporate Retreats.  Above all, we combine our Corporate Retreat ideas, flexible meeting space and onsite catering with our clients goals of improving morale, team building, and learning new skills; many of the benefits of Corporate Retreats.

Because we’re a resource when planning an event, we are sometimes asked “What are the best Corporate Retreat Venues in Minnesota?”  So, here are the main venues in the state.  Finally, please note we’re not recommending these, rather making you aware of competitors in the area.

Walker Art Center:
If you’re looking for unique event space in Minneapolis, Walker Art Center has a variety of event spaces and art galleries.

Day Block Brewing Company:
Breweries are hot spots, Day Block Brewing Company is where you can combine the casual setting of a brewery with event center amenities.  Located in Minneapolis.

Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center:
Traditional large retreat setting in Chaska with plenty of meeting space and group activities.

Mt. Olivet Conference & Retreat Center:
Locally sourced food, scratch kitchen, recycling, and environmentally friendly everything are what you’ll find at Mt. Olivet in Farmington, about 30 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

McNamara Alumni Center:
With 6 miles of wood lining the walls and a water stream and pool; and 75,000 square feet of copper cover exterior and interior walls, the alumni center has received numerous awards for its unique architecture.  Located in Minneapolis.


There you have five locations in Minnesota to consider as you are researching your Corporate Retreat locations. 

And as always, if you have any questions or comments, please let us know.