Sodexo Conferencing Blog

Summer BBQ Fridays

Mandy Volpe - Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer BBQ Fridays are back at San Ramon Conference Center. Starting today, meetings held at the conference center on a summer Friday will get to enjoy some grilled grub. You know it is going to be good with the on-site Sodexo Chefs at the property. Call today to book your meeting and find out all of the details for the Friday Bar-B-Que Meetings. 

Move Beyond the Cubicle

Mandy Volpe - Friday, June 06, 2014

Why host your event at a cookie cutter location when there are unique conference and event centers around the country.  Take for example the Millennium Centre in Tennessee. Explore the venue that has both indoor and outdoor locations to accommodate weddings, corporate brainstorming sessions, or events.

When needing to break out of the cubicle walls or a corporate conference room location that is at your office, visit one of our Conference Centers. They offer a break from the typical 9-5 office job while creating an engaging environment for your employees to interact outside of the work environment. Off-site meetings


Extra Special Occasion at High Country Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Customizable wedding packages available at the High Country Conference Center in Arizona. They can accommodate up to 1,000 of your closest family and friends!

Discover the Sodexo Difference

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

There is a distinct difference of benefits when working with a Sodexo Conferencing property. Choosing a Sodexo property means two things for Event Planners:

1) Excellent catering for events that is not limited to continental breakfast or boxed lunches.

2) Service quality. Starting with the fact that our properties offer Day Meeting Package pricing ensures that you won't be nickeled and dimed. You will also have the ease of working with our team members who have years of planning experience and want to offer your guests an exceptional meeting.

For a complete list of our Sodexo properties click here.

Have you hosted your meeting at a Sodexo property?

Building a Team at Pickwick Gardens

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer is the perfect time to plan a corporate retreat filled with a little business and a lot of team building.  The perfect venue would be one that includes a great meeting room surrounded by space for breaks along with on-site activities to keep coworkers engaged. Pickwick Gardens features this exact combination. The meeting facilities alone at Pickwick Garden will create a wow experience for your meeting attendees. Team building exercises can be held outdoors in the green space or at the ice skating rink. That’s right, an ice skating rink in Burbank California is located on our property! In addition to ice skating, there is bowling at Pickwick Bowl.

Challenge coworkers to see who can get a turkey before the end of the day! This combination will surely leave your coworkers energized and connected, truly creating a work-life balance. 


Hot Deal from High Country Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Monday, May 05, 2014

Looking for a special event venue in Arizona with an amazing deal for May or June? Look no further than High Country Conference Center. Check out their specials or give Chris a call at 928-523-9521.

Work Meet Play at High Country Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Monday, April 28, 2014

Sodexo Conferencing has a wide variety of meeting venues. High Country Conference Center is no stranger in this collection. Today we take a site visit to showcase how this unique property is ideal for group learning and productivity.

When visiting High Country Conference Center for work, meetings are located in rooms that feature an abundance of natural light and flexible seating. There are dedicated staff on site that assist with audiovisual and provide support for creative dining menus for groups.

Attendees can rest assured that they will be fed well during the conference. Nutritious and healthy meals are prepared onsite and can be designated to compliment your meeting experience. Signature dishes are available to provide flair for your event beyond just a simple hot lunch buffet.

After a productive day of meetings, guests can rest in the variety of hotels in close proximity to High Country Conference Center. The center is uniquely connected with a sky bridge to a hotel featuring 159 rooms. 

Of course, what fun would a meeting be without a little play? High Country Conference Center is only 75 miles from The Grand Canyon. Take a quick drive and explore all that Flagstaff Arizona and the surrounding area have to offer.



Bloody Mary, Bunny, and Brunch Oh My: Easter Recap

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We first told you about the Brunch at Pickwick Gardens last month on the blog. This past Sunday was the big event, complete with a special furry guest.The 200 guests were greeted by the bunny in Burbank, California for an afternoon of Easter egg hunting and face painting. There was even a train for the kiddos. Brunch was delicious and included roasted prime rib, honey baked ham, shrimp cocktail, and a chocolate fountain! Adults were just as giddy as the kids with the mimosa and all you can drink Bloody Mary Bar. The event was a hit and Pickwick Gardens thanks everyone who spent their Easter at the Gardens. 

Venue Spotlight: Desert Willow Conference Center

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today we take a site visit over to Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Traveling to the Conference Center is easy as the airport is just five miles away. With over 40,000 square feet of meeting space, they can accommodate up to 500 guests in a single ballroom. In addition to the ballroom, there are 11 conference rooms for holding break-out sessions. Meeting planners can feel confident in the pricing of events at Desert Willow Conference Center with the Complete Meeting Package pricing. This includes Continental Breakfast, Starbucks coffee service, luncheon buffet and an afternoon refreshment break. Corporate events and retreats are ideal meetings to be hosted at this venue.

The venue is IACC certified and their green efforts demonstrate a commitment to meetings with a purpose.  Contact the staff today to reserve the space for your next meeting.    


Jewish Celebrations in Flagstaff Arizona

Mandy Volpe - Monday, April 07, 2014

High Country Conference Center is now offering celebrations for the Jewish market. Due to popular demand, they can now provide kosher standards for events. This means High Country Conference Center is the ideal location for Bar Mitzvah’s and Bat Mitzvah’s.

In addition to the youth parties, High Country Conference Center is perfect for life celebrations such as weddings. With space for up to 800 guests, High Country Conference Center offers indoor and outdoor spaces, which would be the perfect location for a Chuppah.

If you are looking for a location for your celebration, then contact the sales team in Flagstaff, Arizona to get started on your magical affair.