Check Out Our Top 4 Tips for Planning a Corporate Meeting

The Blackburn Inn isn’t just a boutique hotel with luxurious accommodations. Did you know that we also are home to a spacious conference center and multiple other event spaces? We’d love to be your host for your next business meeting or gathering. With our help, it’s easy to plan successful meetings and events, whether it’s on a small or large scale. We’ll tell you about our best tips for planning a corporate meeting 

When you stay with us for your upcoming business meeting or special event, you’ll be in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and historic Staunton. Take a look at our Free Itinerary to learn about the best things to see and do in the area.  

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4 Tips for Planning a Corporate Meeting 

When you take advantage of the meeting spaces at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, you can be sure that your event will go off without a hitch. Our event planners and onsite staff will help you every step of the way and share our best tips for planning a corporate meeting 

1. Choose the Perfect Space for Team MembersThe-Blackburn-Inn-Conference-Center-Rendering-3 (2) 

One of the first steps to take when you’re planning a meeting is to determine the number of attendees and identify their needs. Once you have a number, you can choose the perfect space for your event. Our new Conference Center provides three separate meeting rooms/event spaces and can accommodate up to 200 guests. Each option overlooks historic downtown Staunton and offers full-service catering, onsite parking, and convenient access. Or you can take your meeting outside! Our intimate retreat sits on 80 acres, so you can host your welcome reception, cocktail hour, or other social functions on the manicured lawn of The Blackburn.

Our Spaces: 

  • The Great Hall – 3,900 square feet 
  • Gallery 1828 – 2,100 square feet  
  • The Penthouse – 2,400 square feet 
  • 30×90 Tent – 2,700 square feet 

2. Decide the Amenities That Your Event RequiresChef in hotel or restaurant kitchen cooking, only hands. He is working on the micro herb decoration. Preparing tomato soup. 

Customization is the key to a successful event and our meeting planners are here to make your event a memorable one offering one-on-one consultation and planning services. When you hold your event at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center, we can satisfy all your meeting needs with our extensive list of amenities and services. 

Our Amenities/Services:  

  • Customized conference packages for your event’s size and budget 
  • Audio-Visual Packages 
  • Projector and screens 
  • High-speed internet 
  • Customizable color-changing lighting 
  • Full-service catering 
  • Complimentary Parking 
  • Best-in-class hospitality 

3. Offer Accommodations for Your Guestsqueen room bedroom 

Is your corporate meeting spanning over multiple days? Will you have guests coming from out of town? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then it’s important to offer your attendees accommodations. Here at The Blackburn Inn, we’re happy to offer 49 beautifully designed sleeping rooms and suites that will make your guests feel at home. 

Our Accommodations: 

4. Take Your Meeting to the Next Level 

Looking to take your meeting to new heights? Our wellness center can help your attendees relax and unwind with a yoga class on the lawn of The Blackburn or a quick mani-pedi in between sessions. Offer your guests a different type of team building experience with a wine tasting, mixology class, or cooking class. Our new guess-facing kitchen and bar, in the Blackburn Inn Conference Center, is ideal for fun and interactive classes that will elevate your event. Need ideas? We have plenty, just contact us. 

Your Event and Stay at The Blackburn Inn 

We can’t wait to host you here at The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center. When you and your guests aren’t attending the special event, make the most out of the trip and explore the area. Our inn is located in downtown Staunton and is near restaurantsmuseums, shops, breweries, and more. Plus, we’re in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley and are within driving distance to Shenandoah National ParkGrand Caverns, the Shenandoah Wine Trail, and more. It doesn’t get more fun than that!  

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