In addition to our teambuilding offerings, the Tides Inn has
created a wide variety of unique activities for your group to
experience. Here are a few of the possibilities:
Bring Your Best Friend Reception
A favorite for companies who have realized the improvement in
productivity that comes with pet-friendly offices, we invite you to
reward your colleagues and their best friends with this casual
reception. Pet-friendly menu offered.
Croquet & Chardonnay
Enjoy a game of croquet while overlooking Carters Creek and
sipping Chardonnay. Other wines and hors d'oeuvres can be paired to
meet your request. Mallets, wickets, balls and facilitator
Northern Neck Wine Tour
Hosted by a local historian and curator familiar with the the
Northern Neck area, your group will be driven by coach to three or
four local vineyards. Explore Virginia, the 5th largest wine
producing state in the country. Three hour to full day tours
Bourbon, otherwise known as American whiskey, is our only true
native spirit. There's an art to bourbon tasting and our event
allows guest to have a diverse and knowledgeable experience.
Attendees will interact with both large, well-known brands and
obscure small-batch bourbons from boutique distilleries.
Down on the Farm to Table Dinner
Many city dwellers have little idea of the complexities and
challenges of modern day farming. This full-day event provides a
good dose of the realities involved in the farming community on the
Oyster Shuck and Roast
Enjoy a bushel or two amongst friends during this classic
southern reception. The Tides Inn proudly purveys only the freshest
oysters, allowing our guests to delight in tasting the Rappahannock
(Rapp) oysters. Known for its low salinity, this oyster pairs
excellently with white wines, or to keep with true oyster roasting
tradition, a cold beer!
Business of Burgers
The outcome is just as important as the process, which
challenges teams of up to six to create 'the perfect burger.' Using
a vast array of products and ingredients, groups try to make the
most delicious burger. They also need to build a marketing campaign
around it - establishing a name, catch phrase and display. Teams
then pitch their burger and if it wins, it will be presented to the
group for lunch!
Fireside S'mores & Spiked Coffees
An adult twist to a childhood treat, the Tides Inn has created a
sampling of unique s'mores and drink options that is going to have
your group asking for 'some more.'
Steamboat Era Museum & Hors d'oeuvres
Enjoy a reception and hors d'oeuvres at the historic Steamboat
Museum. Hosted by the Museum Director, the museum is decorated with
costumed docents portraying the lifestyles of that time and
Chesapeake Chess Break
A royal court awaits you at our Windsor lawn's larger than life
chess set. Test your opponent's wit in this timeless
game strategy and skill.
Introduction to Oyster & Crabs
Travel to the Rappahannock River Oyster Company where they will
teach the group about oysters and how to harvest them. The trip
includes tasting of four different native oysters and explanation
of how the merroir affects their flavor much like wine is
influenced by the terroir.
Contact our group sales
team for more information by calling 480-264-3000.