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January is the New December for Corporate Holiday Parties

Corporate parties are great for morale boosters and getting employees together, but parties in December aren’t always the most convenient for everyone. This year, wait the extra month to host your holiday get-together!

January is the new December for corporate parties, and here are six reasons why:

1. It’s more convenient for the employee

December is one of the busiest times of the year for everyone. Parties can add to the holiday stress, so waiting until January allows time for schedules to free up, and the season is slowing down for gathering together to celebrate.

2. More dates to choose from

Around the holidays, widespread availability is few and far at amazing event spaces during the holiday season, unless you book back in July. Skip the scheduling mess this year and wait until January for your planned corporate party at the place everyone loves!

3. It boosts company morale

After the holidays come to an end, morale can seem to fizzle out. Speed up the slower days by hosting your corporate party in January! Keeping employees motivated can seem tough, but not as much when there is something to plan and look forward to.

4. January is great for team-building exercises

Aside from the planned holiday party, the start of the new year can be a great time to get employees together for team building and collaborative exercises. Start the year strong by strengthening communication and collaboration among your employees.

5. Great way to kick off a new quarter

A new quarter means new goals and new tasks for employees. This thought can be daunting for some, so alleviate the nerves with a corporate party where employees can unwind and take time for themselves.

6. It’s cheaper!

Are you worried about expenses for corporate parties this year? Wait until January and save some money this time around, especially when booking your party outside of the office.

Bonus: To ensure a perfect January party, we have a few options!

The Lodge at Breckenridge | Breckenridge, Colorado

Visit The Lodge at Breckenridge and utilize the gorgeous 2000 square feet Mountain View Ballroom or the breathtaking Sky View Deck with 1200 square feet of space for your corporate event. You can view the catering menu and explore other options.

Big Sur Lodge | Big Sur, California

Big Sur Lodge has two event venues that are equipped with projection screens, easels, flip charts, and lecterns for your convenience. The accommodating staff can assist in renting any other multimedia audio and video equipment you may need, and rooms can be arranged to meet your design! Visit their website for more information on how to book your venue today!

Bear Mountain Inn | Tomkins Cove, New York

Look no further because the Bear Mountain Inn has the perfect ballroom to host up to 180 guests for any event. The Overlook Lodge is home to the Hudson Ballroom that features unforgettable views of the Hudson River, Hessian Lake, and the mountainside. Another great spot is the Merry Go Round Pavilion, perfect for a seated dinner or cocktail reception with a gorgeous carousel and spacious dance floor. For more information and booking, visit their website.

The Lodge at Wakulla Springs | Wakulla Springs, Florida

The Lodge at Wakulla Springs offers a beautiful venue fit for receptions and parties of any nature. The beautiful glass-enclosed terrace holds up to 120 people where The Lodge will provide food and bar services for your event. Book today to ensure your party date for this upcoming January. For further details, visit their website.

Echo Bluff State Park | Eminence, Missouri

Echo Bluff State Park is the perfect natural location for any corporate event, including team building! The skilled staff, delicious dining, and rustic accommodations will make any event unique and memorable. Visit their website to see what other options await!

No matter the rhyme or reason for your corporate party this year, January is a perfect time, and we have the perfect locations. Choosing from any one of these gorgeous venues is sure to make any party a memorable one.

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#UniquelyInLove: Top 7 Locations to Get Married

Love is found everywhere, so it may be difficult to choose your perfect wedding location! Guest Services has a variety of unique wedding locations that are perfect for any couples’ desires in all areas of the United States – rustic, mountains, cozy accommodations, large venues, outdoor set-ups, indoor sites, and more. Take a look at our top seven places to get married and be #uniquelyinlove!

1. The Lodge at Breckenridge – Breckenridge, Colorado

Get married on top of the world at WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award Winner for the last two years – The Lodge at Breckenridge! With the Rockies as the backdrop and the lodge as the stage, your wedding day (and photos) will be magnificent. Nestled cliffside overlooking Breckenridge Ski Resort, The Lodge at Breckenridge is a boutique hotel with rustic Colorado charm and breathtaking views. Guests will enjoy a relaxing mountain-top getaway and alpine adventures while just a quick shuttle ride from historic Main Street Breckenridge for shopping, dining, festivals, and more.
The private wedding deck, reception room, and rehearsal dinner location are available year round. The deck can accommodate 220 guests, and the main lodge offers 3,000 square feet of space, perfect for the reception. With a wide selection of packages, the catering menu is fully customizable with the support of our culinary team and on-site event planner.

Did we mention that The Lodge at Breckenridge is dog-friendly?! Here comes the pup down the aisle after the beautiful bride. Find out more information, here.

2. Echo Bluff State Park Lodge – Eminence, Missouri

No detail is overlooked for your wedding at the Echo Bluff State Park Lodge. Many wedding goers appreciate the extra mile our skilled staff takes to ensure everything is perfect for each wedding. At Echo Bluff, they pride themselves in working closely with each couple to custom design each wedding. They specialize in planning an exquisite reception menu, helping the couple choose the perfect ceremony location, offering stunning embellishments and recommendations – all this to achieve your goal of creating an unforgettable wedding and memories to last a lifetime.

Echo Bluff State Park provides the perfect natural setting for your wedding – with all the comforts and conveniences of our full-service hotel and catering team with a twist of Ozark-rustic luxury. Find out more information, here.

3. Bear Mountain Inn – Tomkins Cove, New York

Bear Mountain Inn has the rustic-style wedding vibe that many couples love! This historic venue is the idyllic destination getaway. Guests can enjoy everything available in the venue including fun outdoor activities and a relaxing spa! The Inn offers many services to create a memorable and stress-free wedding experience. They also provide all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens, and even a chocolate fountain. Three wedding venue locations on site accommodate groups ranging from 75 – 250 guests! There is even their Merry-Go-Round Pavilion in a stone and timber rotunda to create a memorable atmosphere for the big day! Everywhere you look, it’s inviting, cozy, and romantic, which is exactly what you need for your wedding.

Bear Mountain Inn is listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America, so your wedding will be a part of history! For more information, visit their website.

4. Lodge at Wakulla Springs – Wakulla Springs, Florida

Offering a southern flair, The Lodge at Wakulla is a peaceful location for weddings! The Lodge is surrounded by nature and located right next to one of the country’s largest springs. It isn’t a rare occasion for you to see manatees as they love to visit throughout the year. There are so many activities for guests to enjoy such as swimming, riverboat tours that give guests a glimpse of Florida wildlife, and more. For wedding events, they accommodate up to 250 guests. Also, the variety of in-house catering services is something to note – buffet style, cocktail reception, plated options, food stations, and more.

The Lodge at Wakulla Springs provides the perfect natural setting for your wedding – with all the comforts and conveniences of their full-service hotel and catering team. Find more information on their website.

5. Big Sur Lodge – Big Sur, California

Picture your special day in a lovely lodge setting surrounded by majestic redwoods and the calming tranquility of the Big Sur River. At Big Sur Lodge, they have four lovely venues that provide indoor and outdoor seating that can accommodate up to 120 guests. It offers charming and comfortable accommodations, including family-style rooms with kitchenettes and fireplaces to enjoy during your guests’ stay for your big day! Their on-site Event Coordinator makes your wedding day planning a breeze by providing helpful insight for everything – from recommended service providers to planning the rehearsal dinner in Pfeiffer State Park.

At Big Sur Lodge, they are happy to help you plan your special day and go the extra mile to ensure it exceeds all expectations. Check out their website for more information.

6. Giants Ridge – Biwabik, Minnesota

Giants Ridge is WeddingWire’s 2019 Couples’ Choice, and we can see why! The new Giants Ridge chalet is the hottest location to host your upcoming wedding or special event! They have over 5,000 square feet of flexible indoor gathering space, along with beautiful scenic outdoor areas – perfect for any couple! Giants Ridge offers full-service event planning that includes meticulous attention to detail including menu selections ranging from simple buffets to elegant multi-course meals. Giants Ridge also features two on-site lodging facilities, each offering guests a unique experience with the safety, comfort, and convenience of staying right within the resort village.
At Giants Ridge, guests experience extraordinary connections to nature through their first-class, four-season recreation resort situated in the true north woods of Minnesota. Make giant memories on your big day! Find out more information by visiting their website.

7. Flamingo Everglades – Homestead, Florida

Weddings on the water are the next big thing! So, get married on a houseboat on the water at Flamingo Everglades!! Flamingo Adventures has 42-feet houseboats that are ready to get the party started! They sleep up to six people (four adults and two children) and are fully equipped with all the necessities as well as essential amenities you and your guests will need. Have a mermaid gown already picked out? It will match perfectly with this vibe!

Flamingo Adventures has a Captain on-site and can serve as your officiant if you wish. Set sail on your perfect water wedding! Find out more information about their houseboats on their website.

Congratulations on your engagement and make sure to choose the best location that fits for your wedding! Interested in any of these places? Check out their websites.

National Plan For Vacation Day Deals & Special Offers

Studies consistently show that utilizing paid time off is a practice that will help you maintain work-life balance, reduce stress and allow you to recharge. But, the benefits don’t stop there. Upon returning from vacation, employees show higher productivity, stronger workplace morale and it leads to greater employee retention. Learn more from Forbes →

Unfortunately, encouragement of PTO usage is not the current business trend. The US Travel Association and its subsidiary, Project: Time Off, estimate that 662 million vacation days go unused annually by American employees. On January 30th, National Plan for Vacation Day, Americans are invited to turn the tide by planning their vacation time for the rest of the year.

Several of our properties are offering flash deals for 24 hours on January 30th in order to encourage the use of ALL vacation days by Americans by the end of 2018 and to support the Project: Time Off campaign. We hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to plan out a healthier year and have an unforgettable vacation to look forward to at one of our renowned locations.

The following deals are all subject to availability and will only be offered for 24 hours on January 30th, 2018 (with the exception of the Big Sur Lodge).

Big Sur Lodge

47225 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920

Take a trip to the gorgeous west coast for a remarkable experience in one of California’s most celebrated vacation destinations, Big Sur. The Big Sur Lodge will be offering up to 35% off their cozy accommodations nestled deep in the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Spend your time off basking in the tranquility of this beautiful redwood cathedral. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Echo Bluff State Park

34489 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, MO 65466

Escape the pressures and stresses of the workplace, retreat to the serenity of Echo Bluff State Park and the beauty of the internationally admired Ozarks. For all of Plan for Vacation day, reserve two or more nights and get 20% offPLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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National Park Inn and Paradise Inn at Mount Rainier National Park

National Park Inn – 47009 Paradise Rd E, Ashford, WA 98304
Paradise Inn – 52807 Paradise Rd E, Ashford, WA 98304

The only thing better than visiting one of the most overwhelming spectacles in the United States, is doing it at a discounted rate. The Paradise Inn and National Park Inn are offering 20% off room rates PLUS a one-day complimentary snowshoe rental at their unbelievably fascinating location in Mount Rainier. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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The Lodge at Breckenridge

112 Overlook Dr, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Spend your vacation days in awe of the magnificent Rocky Mountains and beauty of its surrounding natural splendor. The Lodge at Breckenridge treats its guests with convenient proximity to the graceful Colorado environment and to the quaint town of Breckenridge. The Lodge will be featuring a 20% off discount for two or more night reservations between April 8th and June 14th, 2018. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Bear Mountain Inn

3020 Seven Lakes Drive, Tomkins Cove, NY 10986

With its extraordinary historical background, exceptional views and exciting year-round activities, Bear Mountain Inn is the perfect location to spend your valuable time-off. Flee the city work life and immerse yourself in relaxation with their special Plan for Vacation Day deal: reserve two nights and receive 20% off! PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Giants Ridge

6329 Wynne Creek Dr, Biwabik, MN 55708

Spend your PTO cooling off on the sleek slopes of Minnesota’s most acclaimed skiing and snowboarding destination. Giants Ridge provides exceptional Iron Range winter adventures for every level of outdoor enthusiast. Exclusive $35 adult and $25 kid lift tickets will be offered to be enjoyed for the remainder of the ski season. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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Boating In DC

The Wharf Boathouse – 690 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Key Bridge Boathouse – 3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Boating in DC activities offers paddlers two captivating experiences renowned throughout the metropolitan area – The Cherry Blossom Paddle at the Wharf Boathouse and the Cherry Blossom Tour at the Key Bridge Boathouse are featuring a free 1-hour kayak rental for every reservation made to these two mesmerizing tours. PLAN YOUR VACATION ⟶

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