Top 3 Offsite Retreat Locations in Chicago

To save our Chicago-based businesses the time and trouble of tracking down the top nearby offsite retreat locations, Arden’s seasoned coaches decided to put together their own personal recommendations.

Providing a sense of escape and inspiration away from the office while still staying close to home, the following three Chicago meeting venues set your teams up for a truly successful offsite!

Catalyst Ranch

Fellow appreciators of the importance of a stimulating environment to a meeting session’s productivity, Catalyst Ranch’s 15,000-square-foot boutique conference center will get you and your team instantly in the mindset to create and connect.

The Ranch is definitely unlike any other meeting venue you’ve been to and that 100% works to your advantage. Their open and airy spaces are filled with excitement for the eyes and mind, as zany colors, antique furnishings, thriving plants, and one-of-a-kind artwork are standards in each room.

Toys and games and an extensive library on nearly every subject you could imagine get your team thinking clearer and reaching higher, while nourishing snacks and beverages and the meeting supplies and tech support you need grant your creativity full permission to know no bounds.


OFFSITE Chicago’s innovative, modern-chic meeting spaces are stocked with state-of-the-art technology, professionally designed audio and visual equipment, and adaptable layouts, allowing you to put the fast-forward on your team’s forward thinking.

When you book your offsite at OFFSITE Chicago, you get access to both of their featured spaces, the Main Room and the Mezzanine.

Accommodating up to 100 guests and easily divided into four distinct areas, the Main Room is a great choice for larger teams looking to do some energized breakout work. Showcase your company’s products in the display shelving that runs throughout OFFSITE’s unique three-dimensional wall and customize the Mezzanine’s modular 26-seater conference table for group sessions or trainings.

Both rooms include three massive LED 3D TVs that make viewing presentations and working through projections or stats easy for all to see.

Summits of Chicago

As Chicago’s only accredited member of the International Association of Conference Centers and a fellow woman-owned business with 20 years in the books, Arden approves of and clicks with many of Summits of Chicago’s meeting and business philosophies.

Summits has two convenient Chicago locations, one at Michigan Avenue and another by the Ogilvie train station. There’s over 65,000 square feet of meeting space between them that’s ready to be customized to your company’s meeting needs, whether you need accommodations for a few or a few hundred.

All-inclusive meeting packages at Summits include comfortable ergonomic seating, cutting-edge connectivity, and topnotch technology. Plus the hospitality of home is always included. Enjoy from-scratch cookies fresh out of the oven during breaks and made-to-order meals that span from light and refreshing to rich and decadent prepared by Summits’ head in-house chef.

Put Your Offsite Plans in Motion Today

Connect with one of our favorite Chicago offsite retreat venues by clicking on the website link under the business you’re interested in. You’ll be so glad you did!

Once you’ve got your venue squared away, it’s time to bring in a facilitator that’s going to help your team navigate sessions and ensure that you reach the objectives you’re hoping for.

Get Arden’s free guide to the elements that go into a successful offsite and find out how our expert coaches approach the facilitation process for productive meetings that yield an exceptional return on investment.