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New Orleans Team Building Activities & Corporate Events

Over 130 Programs ● GROUPS 25 TO 6,000

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Get ready for your next corporate event in New Orleans, LA! New Orleans is known for its vibrant nightlife, festive live music scene, and spicy, Creole cuisine. Annual celebrations and festivals, most notable being Mardi Gras, are a popular draw for leisure and business tourism alike. Hotels in the city offer 22,000 guest rooms in and around downtown. Due to the large venue space available, the city can accommodate groups of any size.

Meeting planners have an array of exhibit spaces to choose from including the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the French Quarter Hotel, to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. New Orleans offers endless unique venue possibilities and attracts some of the largest conventions and events in the world.

Your group can explore the city with one of our City SmartHunts®. Unique scavenger hunts utilizing Apple iPads we provide to help navigate teams around the city. Visit the New Orleans Arts District home to dozens of art galleries and museums. Experience the historic French Quarter, home to restaurants, shops, bars, and jazz clubs. Your group will enjoy soaking up the art, architecture, and music during their New Orleans team building.

Whether you’re in town for a meeting, conference, or corporate retreat, your group will love to participate in a Culinary competition. Teams compete in a cooking contest, with our Fiesta Fun or Tapas and Sangria programs.  These team building activities allow groups to sample signature Cajun and Creole classics cooked by your team!

While hospitality is the primary focus in New Orleans, the city offers many ways for your group to forge deeper connections and build lasting relationships. Best Corporate Events offers over 50 highly effective programs sure to keep your team engaged, communicating, and bonding during your stay in New Orleans.

Not able to gather in person? Our Virtual Team Building and Virtual Training programs can provide your group with a fulfilling and engaging experience remotely – anytime, anywhere, worldwide!

Popular Team Building Activities in NOLA

While we can deliver any of our professional development, SmartHunts, or team building activities in New Orleans, here’s a quick list of our 10 most popular programs:

Our signature program has been enjoyed for many years by groups large and small. This top selling event continues to resonate with participants as they recall the joy of receiving their first bike. Our exclusive iPad app incorporates engaging audio/video clues and fun challenges so teams can earn the necessary parts to assemble bikes for needy children. Photos and videos of your participants in action will be captured in our app for you to access after the event.
As seen on the popular TV game show, and adapted for team play, your group will participate in rounds of fast-paced tabletop challenges. The competition heats up as one-minute games are practiced and scored using commonplace items like pencils, plastic cups and a deck of cards. Teams will cheer and have a blast as they vie to be named A Minute 2 Win It! Champions!
A CSR program that will touch your heart, Build-a-Wheelchair® is a fun, worthwhile event that benefits the growing population of persons with mobility challenges. Beginning with various iPads® activities to earn the needed materials, teams will then assemble, safety test and decorate new wheelchairs for donation. When possible, a representative from the selected charity will arrive to accept and thank the group for their donations.
Mini-Golf Build and Food Donation is a fun charity team building program where your group will design, construct and play a mini golf course using canned and boxed food items. Working in teams, each hole has a special theme and rules, unique to that hole. After the course has been built, an entertaining tournament ensues with scoring and fun competition. Once completed, the course will be deconstructed and the food donated to a predetermined food bank or similar organization.
Indoor and Outdoor versions! This set of fun and engaging team building games combines high-energy competition with basic athletic ability, allowing for full and active participation. Set to music that will pump up the excitement, groups warm-up, and teams are formed and assigned a color for easy identification. Next, your very own VIP will take the opening lap around the playing field and the games begin. Your group will have a blast as they compete to stand on the winner’s podium.
This engaging get-to-know-you event incorporates a series of fun and challenging icebreaker activities, which are conducted in small table group rotations. After every 15-minute challenge, teams are quickly reformed and a new challenge begins, allowing for maximum networking opportunities. This team building program is a fun and engaging way to strengthen bonds and encourage open and productive workplace interaction.
Your group will star in its own Amazing Race with this exciting, technology-driven scavenger hunt. Once divided into teams, participants are given iPads loaded with instructions to navigate a custom route. Along the way they’ll hunt for clues, complete photo and video challenges, answer quiz questions, solve puzzles and more as they race to cross the finish line first. Ready, set, GO!
City SmartHunt® is the ultimate technology-driven scavenger hunt. Your group will experience the interactive features of our SmartHunts app on Apple® iPads® that utilize text messaging, audio, video, FaceTime®, social media, QR codes, and GPS with built-in mapping to produce the coolest hunts ever! SmartHunts® have two-way messaging so teams are connected with the SmartHunts Master who tracks them using GPS and monitors photos and scoring from the teams during the hunt.
Learning to play music can have a very powerful and positive effect on young people. With Build-a-Guitar®, corporate groups have the opportunity to build and donate guitars to young people. As the name suggests, teams are tasked to build high-quality guitars from custom designed kits. The finished guitars are then donated to teens through schools and other youth organizations.
Momentum is an inventive team building event where each sub-team will be tasked with designing and building a Rube Goldberg-style chain reaction machine to accomplish a simple task. Teams must collaborate and strategize together to not only create a successful contraption but also to out-design other teams and ultimately be declared the Momentum champions!

Charitable Organizations Helped by Our Corporate Events in New Orleans

BEST clients participating in team building events in New Orleans have helped a wide range of local and national charities and nonprofits over the years, including:

American Cancer Society
Boys & Girls Club Southeast Louisiana
Boys Town Louisiana
Camille Amadeo
CASA New Orleans
Dryades YMCA
Encore Academy
Kingsley House
Make Music NOLA
One Heart NOLA
Raintree Family Services
Second Harvest Food Bank
The Roots of Music
Waldo Burton Boys Home
YMCA of Greater New Orleans

Past New Orleans Corporate Events Clients

Over the past two-plus decades, we’ve been honored to deliver team building events in New Orleans for a wide range of organizations, from midsized enterprises to global brands, either headquartered in NOLA, with local offices, or visiting. We’d be thrilled to add your organization to this expanding list:

Top Venues for Corporate Events in New Orleans

Best Corporate Events has facilitated fun, productive team building programs in a wide range of venues across New Orleans. Below are a few – but we can deliver programs ANYWHERE!

JW Marriott New Orleans
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Hyatt Centric French Quarter
Hotel Monteleone
Ace Hotel
Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel
The Roosevelt New Orleans
Le Pavilion Hotel
InterContinental New Orleans
Hilton New Orleans Airport
Windsor Court Hotel
Steamboat Natchez
The Fillmore New Orleans
Roosevelt Hotel Blue Room
NOPSI Hotel
Mardi Gras World
Harrah’s New Orleans
Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter

What people are saying

We love the Big Easy! Best Corporate Events offers the best in team building events in New Orleans and have been rewarded with a 5-Star Rating and great reviews. You’ll find over 1,000 client comments and videos on our website assuring you have found one great company to deliver corporate team events for your group.

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