Face it, not all of us are an impactful event planner. Therefore, when management tasks you to plan the next (fill in the blank) for your corporation or nonprofit, you may not exactly jump for joy. Abbey Farms can take away a lot of your angst as you plan your next corporate outing or fundraiser. Read on to learn about some of our venue features.
Variety of venue space – inside or outside
The time of the year and the focus of your event will dictate which Abbey Farms’ venue makes sense for your group. We’ve hosted the Batavia Chamber of Commerce’s Inspire event inside at the Emporium as well as outside under a tent during Pumpkin Daze. Flinn Scientific holds their summer family picnic in the park. Both groups gave us permission to use the photos that accompany this post. All were taken during their events. Other corporations hosting company picnics include O’Reilly Auto Parts and Caterpillar.
Do you have an awards event coming up? The Kane County Chronicle hosted their Best of the Fox 2018 awards program in our Emporium last May. What about a gala or dance? Rosary High School held their prom here last spring.
Not-for-profits also find our venue suitable for a wide variety of fundraisers. For several years, Suicide Prevention Services hosted their 50 Men Who Cook fundraiser in the Emporium. Other nonprofits that have held galas and fundraisers here include the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Illinois Conservation Dinner, with the Painters District Council 30 as a sponsor.
The primary indoor space is the Ken & Carole Nagel Family Emporium. It is available for rent from January through early September. After that time, it turns into our fresh produce and store for Pumpkin Daze. The Pine Tree Café joins the store during the Christmas season. Features of the Emporium include:
- Easily accessible in Aurora, just north of the Reagan Memorial Tollway (Interstate 88)
- Modernized, climate-controlled facility
- Standard audiovisual is included with all corporate meeting rentals
- Wi-Fi support for up to 150 unique connections
- Setup is flexible: classroom, breakout areas, round tables or a mixture to suite your needs
- Customized setup is available for AV, too.
- Equipped to handle up to 350 people
- Paved parking for 200 cars
- Weather permitting, the surrounding farm is available for team-building activities, too
- Knowledgeable staff to walk you through all the details – setup, AV, food and beverage and more
Head to the great outdoors
With many of the permanent attractions available for use by groups, much of your family entertainment is ready to go. This includes the jumping pillow, various slides, Tractor Tire Mountain, the zip line and others. Of course, later in the summer, the corn maze is ready for solving. To up the challenge, we will help set up a scavenger hunt.
As with our inside events, food and beverage packages are available from our preferred vendors. We set up the tent(s) as needed, arrange picnic tables for seating and provide staff to help with your event. Want a s’more station? We can do that, too! Visit this website page for more information.
Plan a group or corporate outing during Pumpkin Daze. There are a couple of options available. We can set up an event after hours for your group during Pumpkin Daze, generally during a weeknight. However, we can also help you coordinate a large group visit when Pumpkin Daze is open. Some amenities may not be available to your group. However, we will work with you as best as we can to plan the event you envision.
Tags: Corporate event, fundraiser, company picnic, not for profit event, group outing