Hosting a corporate event or executive retreat at Minneapolis Marriott Northwest can include more than just versatile function rooms and delicious catering. Our professional Conference Planning Managers can arrange a variety of fun and inspiring team building activities for your group. Whatever your group's interests, time frame, and budget, our friendly staff will work with you to plan activities designed to bring your team together.
FEEL GOOD ACTIVITIES
Furnishing Homes with Hope
Teams work together to build 5 drawer dressers for Bridging, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Providing furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty, Bridging gives hope-and for many-a leap toward financial stability for the first time.
Teams work together to package food that is used to feed starving children in the USA and around the world. Kids Against Hunger's mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and around the world.
Teams will assemble and paint a children's table and two chairs for donation.
"Design and build" something recognizable out of several 100 cans of food given to each team.
Build-A-Bike or Build-A-Kite
Earn points to "buy" parts by answering questions to build the bike or kite.
Create large art displays using a 4' x 6' light board and small colored tiles that fit in the grid.
Get in Gear
This unique team building event challenges the teams to be both mechanical and musical.
Working on a foundation of team unity, Playing Picasso allows everyone in your group to engage and contribute to the overall team goal: A large artistic masterpiece.
SHOW YOUR KNOWLEDGE
A local trivia expert, John Cosgrove, will custom design a program with facts and information from your company or organization for team building questions. Teams then work together to problem solve.
The Gopher Mystery
Welcome to the Gopher Lodge, a quaint family owned resort located in Northern Minnesota - where for at least one night, you become part of the family.
Teams will compete against one another in the classic game show Family Feud.
It is competitive and tons of fun! The great part is that every team is playing every question.
Win It in A Minute
A friendly competition involving problem solving, balance and of course quickness.
MOA Scavenger Hunt
After a short trip to the Mall of America, begin the scavenger hunt with the instructions and paperwork provided. Good luck!
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Wine & Art or Brush & Brew
Here's a chance for people to show off their inner creativity. Everything is set-up including canvases, brushes, paint, etc. for each person. A sample piece of art or floral arrangement is the inspiration. Oh, I forgot to mention the adult beverages!
Your group will be broken down into small teams to compete in a fast paced culinary challenge.
Salsa Making Contest
Gather your teams to compete in a legendary Salsa Making Contest!