Night Putting at the Ballantyne

Group Activities

The Ballantyne features an array of engaging on-site group activities for maximum convenience. All in-house options require advance booking at a minimum of two weeks. Buffet options are available to enhance the experience (additional costs will apply).

Night Golf

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 30
  • Estimated duration: dependent upon number of participants

Play golf under the stars of The Golf Course at Ballantyne. This event is a six holes golf outing for your team. Available after dark on weeknights only.

Pricing starts at $100 per person.


Glow-in-the- Dark Night Putting

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 100
  • Estimated duration: dependent upon number of participants

This contest is typically set up on the putting green next to the Golf Pavilion. The guests are grouped into two or foursomes. They start together and move through nine holes outlined by glow-in-the-dark sticks. We provide putters and glow-in-the-dark balls as well as an event facilitator. The winning team is announced at the end.

Pricing per number of players

Up to 25 $600
26 – 50 $750
51 – 75 $1,000
76 – 100 $1,500


Glow-in-the- Dark Long Drive Contest

This contest is held at several different places on the golf courses, often on the 1st tee which is close to the Golf Pavilion. We provide the necessary equipment including golf clubs, glow-in-the-dark balls and facilitators for the event.

Pricing per number of players

Up to 25 $600
26 – 50 $750
51 – 75 $1,000
76 – 100 $1,500

Restaurant Challenge

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 40
  • Estimated duration: two hours

This challenge will put you to the test in three areas – menu design, food quality/presentation and specialty drink quality. Groups will be put into teams and given a basket of three main ingredients to create a menu. Best overall effort will be awarded top prize.

Pricing starts at $50 per person (including all food and equipment needed and pantry)
Bartender fee of $75 per bartender
Chef fee of $300 per chef


Best Burger/Slider Competition

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 60
  • Maximum number of participants per team: minimum of five, maximum of seven
  • Estimated duration: one hour (competition only); two hours (competition and buffet)

This entertaining outdoor event allows members to select from a large selection of spices and ingredients to create their custom burger and/or sliders to be judged and enjoyed. Attendees will have access to grills and guidance by our culinary team.

Pricing starts at $35 per person
Chef fee of $300 per chef
Grill rental of $100 each (one grill per 10 participants)


Chili Cook Off

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 60
  • Maximum number of participants per team: minimum of five, maximum of eight
  • Estimated duration: one – two hours

Teams will be divided into groups and given appropriate ingredients to make chili. Judges will sample the chili and judge based on the following criteria: taste, keeping with the theme, creative use of products, presentation and texture.

Pricing starts at $65 per participant (includes food and equipment rental)
Chef fee of $300 per chef
Set up, cleaning and strike fee of $500


Authentic Sushi Class

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 60
  • Estimated duration: two hours

A local sushi chef will take you through the history and art of making sushi with audience participation and of course sampling.

Pricing starts at $60 per person
Chef fee of $300 per chef


The Sweet and Colorful Macaron

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 100
  • Estimated duration: one – two hours

Keli Fayard, Executive Pastry Chef at The Ballantyne, is known for being on The Food Network. Fayard will share the sweet and colorful history of the macaron and later invite guests to assist in creating each macaron. Everyone will receive a tube of macarons. This event is best done in the late morning with the group enjoying a brunch buffet (additional costs apply).

Pricing starts at $35 per person
Chef fee of $300 per chef


Let’s Talk Chocolate

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 100
  • Estimated duration: one – two hours

Keli Fayard, Executive Pastry Chef at The Ballantyne, owned two popular patisseries in Chicago. Fayard will discuss everyone’s favorite sweet. She will demonstrate the differences in a variety of chocolates. Everyone will get to taste the chocolates and use pastry paper to make designs and lettering using chocolate. A buffet is recommended prior to the event and to use this as a dessert (additional cost will apply).

Pricing starts at $35 per person
Chef fee of $300 per chef


Cupcake Demonstration

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 100
  • Estimated duration: one – two hours

Executive Pastry Chef Keli Fayard will take each individual through the process of decorating four cupcakes from simple to most complex. Each participant will receive a pastry box to take their cupcakes home.

Pricing starts at $35 per person
Chef fee of $300 per chef


The Wonderful World of Coffee

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 100
  • Estimated duration: one – two hours

Do you want to get your team up and motivated for the day? Try this coffee demonstration from our friends at Bouquet Mountain Coffee. David Haddock is an 18-year veteran of the specialty coffee industry. The Bouquet team will take you through a tasting of coffees from different regions and blended versions to explore the intricacies of their craft.

Pricing starts at $30 per person
Instructor fee of $300


Dining with Etiquette

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 45
  • Estimated duration: two hours

Relationships are developed and strengthened during social interactions. This unique tutorial offers participants an opportunity to enhance their dining manners, put aside self-consciousness, and practice the world- class dinning skills that are needed to thrive. A three or four- course luncheon or dinner may be incorporated into this interactive presentation. Our resident etiquette expert will work with you to create a program addressing the areas you wish to emphasize (i.e. cocktail party etiquette, corporate entertaining, etiquette basics, formal dining, etc.).

Pricing starts at $75 per person
Instructor fee of $300


The Scotch Sampling Course

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 45
  • Estimated duration: one – two hours

This course will provide general Scotch knowledge, such as the different regions in Scotland, how to differentiate styles and how to navigate the world of Scotch. The length of this course may be varied to meet specific group needs. Six Scotch panels are involved in this course.

All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years).

Pricing starts at $45 per person based on the guest’s menu preferences
Instructor fee of $300 per instructor


The Wine Sampling Course

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 45
  • Estimated duration: one – two hours

This course will offer general wine knowledge, from grape types and growing regions to varietal tastes and flavors. The length of this course may be varied to meet specific group needs. Six wines are involved in this course and may be tailored to meet preferences of the guest.

All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years).

Pricing starts at $25 per person
Instructor fee of $300 per instructor


Martini Demonstration

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 45
  • Estimated duration: one hour

This course explores the basics of the art of martini mixing, including a brief history as well as the evolution of this classic cocktail. The program includes a live demonstration and tasting of martinis.

All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years).

Pricing starts at $25 per person
Instructor fee of $300 per instructor


Wine Blending Competition

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 10, maximum of 50
  • Maximum number of participants per team: minimum of five, maximum of 10
  • Estimated duration: one hour

The teams will work with six different wines with tasting cups, bottling materials and labeling materials to create their own custom wine blends. All teams will be judged to be eligible for a prize (to be determined by the meeting planner).

All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years)

Pricing starts at $25 per person and varies dependent upon menu and wine selection
Instructor fee of $ 300, one instructor per 20 guests required


Cocktail Hour

  • Range for number of participants: minimum of 15, maximum of 30
  • Estimated duration: one hour

Participants will be able to learn what is like to be a bartender from the basics to the advanced and experience it firsthand. Appetizers or food displays are recommended to complement this activity (additional costs will apply).

All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years).

Pricing starts at $50 per person
Instructor fee of $300 per instructor

Community Service Events

  • Booking requirements: typically book around 30 days in advance but can accommodate programs with less lead time if necessary.
  • Range for number of participants: no limits, they will work with whatever size group
  • Estimated duration: only limited by guest. Shorter time periods require the group to do an on-site activity. If the group has more than three hours and will pay for transportation, we can arrange an off-site event.

The United Way is an organization whose mission is to create lasting change for those most in need, through strategic community philanthropy. There are many in-house options that groups can arrange to do with the nominal cost of purchasing the items needed.

  • Making snack packs for homeless children
  • Stuffing pencil packs with school supplies for children in need
  • Making sandwiches for Urban Ministries or the Men’s Shelter
  • Build a Bike

Our United Way contact would arrange for a representative from the charity to speak to the group and maximize the impact of the group’s efforts.


Build a Bike Competition

We will set up teams to do a build a bike community service event. Participants will need to answer trivia questions, solve brain teasers and handle physical challenges to get the components for the bike. First team to have a working bike wins.

Pricing for arranging the event starts at $20 per person

Attendant fee of $75 per station for the competition

Games

The following games can be set up near the Golf Pavilion. A hotel associate will provide initial rules and issue scorecards.

Bocce (one set)
Horseshoes (one set)
Croquet (one set)
Corn Hole (three sets)

The cost is $300 per game. In case of inclement weather, corn hole is the only game that can be set up indoors.


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