Why Your Company Needs a Corporate Retreat

Marisa Henson

Whether your company has 5 or 50 employees, the benefits of a company retreat are numerous. Taking a few days to get your company together outside of the office can do wonders for team morale and overall performance throughout the year. Here are just a few reasons you should consider a company-wide retreat.

Regroup and Reflect

It is easy to get in a rut when completing day to day tasks and lose sight of the big picture. A team retreat will get employees out of the stress cycle. The group will have the chance to determine new company goals and reflect on previous goals met, all together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Show Appreciation

Investing in a corporate trip shows employees they are valued and appreciated. Employees that feel appreciated and invested in are more inclined to do their best work for the company.

Get to know each other

Retreats are a great way to have fun, hang out as a group, and get to know each other’s personalities better. More companies are beginning to have remote work opportunities or multiple office locations. If this is the case, a company retreat is a great way to get to know the employees you interact with online, in person. Even if you work in the office next to someone everyday, there is likely a lot about that person that you don’t know.

Boost teamwork

During a company retreat, you will have the chance to do engaging team building activities. Whether a scavenger hunt or team sports, there are many creative and fun team building activity ideas that can come to life off-site.

A new location gives a different environment and opportunities to strengthen your team.  After a company retreat, employees will walk away feeling more connected and having a more positive feeling about work.

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5 Reasons a Bridal Suite is a Must Have at Your Wedding Venue

Marisa Henson

The morning of your wedding day is a very special time and can set the atmosphere for the rest of the big day. A bridal suite allows for quiet moments with your loved ones, serves as a refueling station, and can be a safe haven from the potential chaos on the other side of the door. Here are a few reasons a bridal suite is a must have at your wedding venue.

Girl time

A bridal suite allows for quiet time with the special women in your life. This is the space your loved ones will watch you transform into a bride. Whether your crowd is 15 or just two – this dedicated space will allow you to relax, laugh, and pray with your loved ones. The private space also lessens your chance of running into your groom unbeknownst!


The space makes for picture perfect moments. Many wedding photographers use the bridal suite for pictures of special items like your gown, bouquet, special jewelry or shoes. It also makes for a fun mini photo shoot with your best friends!


Being able to get ready right at your venue can save time and will make certain your hair and makeup will be fresh and photo-ready. You don’t have to worry about sweating in the car or smudged make-up while traveling from different locations. You and your bridal party can get your hair and makeup done in one place right at the site of the ceremony. Another added bonus – if you need to reset your powder or add some blush after pre-ceremony pictures, you can just pop back into the bridal suite.


Where you put your stuff and where it might end up might not be your first concern on your wedding day but can cause a huge headache. Gathering and storing important items in the bridal suite during the ceremony is a great way to stay organized and save time when it’s time for departure.


On your wedding day, it can be easy to go several hours without eating. The reception can get busy and you might not have the chance to grab a plate. A wedding suite can serve as a refueling station for you throughout the day. You can bring snacks or have a caterer make a spread. Either way, it is important to hydrate and fuel up throughout the day.

You won’t regret having a wedding day sanctuary just for you and your loved ones on your special day. Duck Pond Farm’s intimate bridal suite is complete with a shower, plenty of electrical outlets, large prep areas, and several mirrors including a full size wall mirror. Call (615) 674-1969 to schedule a visit.

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The Duck Pond Farm


offers a beautiful serene and tranquil location for your wedding and reception! Conveniently located in Mt. Juliet, yet close to Nashville and surrounding areas. The natural surroundings of the farm provide the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. After seeing our property, many people have remarked how it is “A small piece of heaven right here in Mt. Juliet!”

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The Property


consisting of 150 acres offers multiple choices for ceremony sites. It’s your wedding; you select the site for your ceremony.

Choose from one of the special areas that have been affectionately named “The Tree of Happiness”, “The Circle of Love”, “The Corner of Always and Forever” or choose and name your own special site.


We also offer a beautiful ornate gazebo nestled under tall cotton wood trees amongst the cattails next to the 2+ acre pond.

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Top 10 Reasons


to have your wedding at The Duck Pond Farm

#10 It’s beautiful & serene

#9 It’s new & different

#8 Your parents, family and friends will enjoy it

#7 It’s convenient to shopping, restaurants, hotels, etc.

#6 Not confined to one setting, or arrangement

#5 Your choice of vendors, etc.

#4 Not one, but hundreds of photo and event possibilities

#3 It’s all here, ceremony site, reception, lodging

#2 It’s affordable

#1 WE put the “U” in Venue – its your day! U make it special!

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