5 Out-of-the-Ordinary Venues for Your Next Meeting

Large group sits at tables at Matilda's Event Barn while a presenter speaks in front of a monitor

If you’re looking for fun, you choose the Santa Claus, Indiana, area. And if you’re looking for a place to host your next small business meeting, you also choose the Santa Claus, Indiana, area—particularly five out-of-the-ordinary venues that your guests will love!

Unique Meeting Venues in the Santa Claus, Indiana, Area

If you’re looking for a meeting space that goes beyond the basics (think Wi-Fi), these venues in the Santa Claus, Indiana, area will ensure your meeting isn’t just productive… it’ll be memorable, too!

Corner House Bed & Breakfast and Event Barns

Interior of Corner House Event Barns is shown with multiple round tables set up

If your goal is to truly “get away” from the office, Corner House is the venue for you! Its location puts your team in a truly peaceful country setting far away from the hustle and bustle of the office. Perfect for corporate events and retreats or smaller-scale meetings, the connected event barns offer plenty of space for activities, breakout sessions and roundtables, and more.

Another perk? Pepper’s Ridge Winery is just a short stroll away, down a country lane. It’s the perfect way to reward your team for a job well done!

Historic Santa Claus Campground

Outdoor tabernacle at the Historic Santa Claus Campground

Don’t let the name fool you. The Historic Santa Claus Campground is more than just a campground. It’s a versatile venue that can host meetings, retreats, and group events of any kind!

The grounds feature a dining hall with fully equipped kitchen that can accommodate up to 200 people and a conference center with kitchenette that can host up to 125 people. There’s even an open-air tabernacle with stage that can accommodate up to 300!

There’s fantastic onsite recreation, too, including a lake for fishing and canoeing, walking trails, sports fields and courts, swimming pool, and outdoor picnic shelters.

Matilda’s Event Barn

Aerial view of Matilda's Event Barn

Nestled in a private setting, Matilda’s Event Barn is rustic, roomy, and ready to host your team. The barn can accommodate up to 250 people, so it’s great for larger corporate events. But an attached library with a fireplace and lots of comfy furniture means there’s an opportunity for more intimate breakout sessions and networking.

The grounds offer a four-acre lake for swimming, canoeing, or fishing. And the onsite 1900s farmhouse is available to rent for the day, weekend, or week and comfortably sleeps 10 people

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery

Group of people sit at picnic tables overlooking vineyard and lake at Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery

Want to motivate your team? The promise of wines and spirits might just do the trick! Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery offers an expandable room that can host small groups or meetings with up to 100 guests. Weather permitting, outdoor seating is also available for smaller groups.

But of course, the real draw is the convenient access to the tasting room and bar. Award-winning wines and distilled spirits, including the appropriately named “Monkey Shine” moonshine, are available to sample. Plus, behind-the-scenes tours of the winery and distillery and live entertainment can be prearranged.

Santa’s Lodge

Large Santa statue stands in foreground with Santa's Lodge in background

The giant Santa statues that stand outside Santa’s Lodge and the festively decorated lobby will instantly let your meeting attendees know that they’re in for a very merry time!

Hosting a large-scale event? The Celebration Room can accommodate a crowd of up to 300 guests and is a great space for conferences and presentations. Bringing a smaller group for a meeting or brainstorm session? Two smaller conference rooms are also available.

Plus, if it’s a multi-day event, lodging—and free continental breakfast—is available onsite!

After the Meeting

A destination meeting that’s all work and no play is no fun. But you won’t have to worry about that. Whether your meeting attendees want to explore on their own or participate in group excursions, you’ll find crowd-pleasing activities all throughout the area!

 

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