Meetings & Events

Best Team Building Activities: Mild & Wild

The Inn at Virginia Tech’s fun team-building exercises that fuel a little friendly competition, while also firing up the friendships

 

Interactive Cooking and Chef Demos

Ballotine! Julienne! Anglaise! These are some of the culinary terms attendees encounter and learn when they participate in one of the resort’s interactive cooking programs.

Wine Tasting

The Inn at Virginia Tech’s very sommelier (from Preston’s Restaurant) explains where certain wines originate and the subtle difference between them, while attendees sip and sample. The event is complemented by a variety of gourmet cheeses.

Golf Outing at the Pete Dye River Course

The undulating fairways of this par-72, championship course lie along two-and-a-half miles of the New River, just 15 minutes from The Inn. Its layout is particularly unique, with a clubhouse located on a 70-foot cliff that overlooks the water and divides the 18 holes into a pair of nine-hole loops.

Hokies Game

Bond over a game at Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum, one of the greatest home courts in all of men’s college basketball. Hop over to HokieSports.com to view this season’s schedule. If your meeting fits in with the Hokies meetups, the resort can work a game into your itinerary. 

Cook-Off Challenge

This game is like a group version of the culinary competition, Chopped. Your team is segmented into groups and given mystery baskets of ingredients. They then have to whip up something tasty to serve to the panel of judges, which includes The Inn at Virginia Tech’s executive chef. The winners earn some serious bragging rights.

 

Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts

The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination-focused.

Backyard Barbeque 

The four-story Inn – a structure comprised of a record quantity of Hokie stone – serves as your home away from home for your stay at Blacksburg. So what better way to get comfy with a backyard-style barbeque with all your grilled favorites like burgers, hot dogs, and potato salad. 

 

Wine and Beer Dinner

Learn about the best varietals and brews in the area in a relaxed fun atmosphere. The multi-course meal features a different pairing with each dish and is great for groups of all kinds who are looking for a unique, informative, and entertaining event.

 

Mexican Fiesta

This dinner features colorful linens and props that will send you straight to the streets of Guadalajara. Food stations allow you to explore the authentic cuisine at your own pace and truly appreciate each new flavor.

 

A Taste of Virginia

Guests enjoy a reception or meal based around Virginia finest produce and meats. Apples, ham, and peanuts are among the ingredients used in preparing wonderful dishes to give you a taste of this equally wonderful state.

Cook-Off Dinner

Not just a dinner, but a teambuilding activity, this culinary event divides groups into teams and gives each a surprise basket of ingredients selected by the executive chef. Teams then compete by creating their own delicacies under a ticking clock.

Off-Site Meeting Venues: Landmarks to Live It Up

Meetings become lifetime experiences when hosted in one of Virginia’s most unique meeting venues.

Lyric Theatre

This historic theater located across the street from the Virginia Tech campus dates back to 1909 and has been restored to reflect the original look: Art Deco meets Spanish Colonial Revival. Groups can book a private showing of indie and foreign films.

Lane Football Stadium

The south end zone of this stadium (aka “The Home of the Hokies”) houses the West Club and East Club Lounge connected by a long hallway. Each lounge accommodates up to 200 people for a standing reception ideal for sporting-themed events.

Smithfield Plantation

The former home of Revolutionary War patriot Colonel William Preston, this 1700 plantation just outside of Blacksburg is also the birthplace of two Virginia governors. This historic setting is perfect for an outdoor pavilion picnic-style event.

Moss Arts Center

Home to everything from art exhibitions to performing violinists to lectures, this 150,000-square-foot facility on the Virginia Tech campus includes a 1,260-seat performance hall, visual arts galleries, amphitheater, four-story experimental Cube, and multiple studios – all of which are available for rental.

Meeting Technology & Amenities: Simple to Smart

Offerings – from high-tech highlights to just plain ingenious add-ons – that make holding a meeting at Inn at Virginia Tech unlike anything else.

 

State-of-the-Art Skelton Conference Center

This dedicated meeting space includes 23,705 square feet of flexible meeting space, 8,832-square-foot ballroom with 22-foot ceilings, and 2,193 square feet of pre-function space.

High-Tech Capabilities

The Inn’s best and latest technological services include computers loaded with Microsoft Office for any presentation needs, LCD projectors, video conference capabilities, high-quality audio with user friendly microphones, and on-site conference technicians.

Full-Service Business Center

This center offers everything from photocopying to fax and printing services to high-speed wireless Internet access, as well as mail and postage services.

Experienced Meeting Pros

The Inn’s conference planning managers have an average of 14 years of experience and are dedicated to working with groups on every detail of the meeting. Think of them like your personal meeting genie – always on call to supervise the full range of facilities and services required to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly and successfully so you can relax and enjoy your program.

 

Event Themes: Prepare to be Inspired

A few of The Inn at Virginia Tech’s corporate party ideas that your team will be talking about well into next quarter.

Casino Nights

Show up in your best Casino Royale–style outfit and spend the night trying to outwit and out-luck your coworkers while playing casino classics like poker and blackjack.

Top Taster Competition

Put your team to the test with a blind wine tasting. The different rounds include Old World versus New World, East versus West, and a Virginia Wine Tour, among others.

Hokie Tailgate Party

Grab your group for some tailgate fun. Festivities include hot dogs, popcorn, lawn games, Hokie-colored linens, football-themed decorations, live entertainment, and more.

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