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).

Authentic Sushi

  • Minimum Number of Participants:10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 60
  • Estimated Duration: 2 Hours
  • Pricing: $60 Per Guest*
  • Chef Fee: $300 Per Chef (1 Chef Per 15 Guests Required)

An authentic local sushi chef will take you through the history and art of making sushi. The audience will participate in answering questions and will sample the sushi made by the sushi chef.  The chef will demonstrate how to make a variety of rolls with and without raw fish. Participants will be provided with tools for the class to learn how to roll sushi and also information on where to purchase these tools should they want to roll sushi at home.

Please note ~ this is not a meal. Your Meetings & Events contact would be happy to discuss options with you for arranging additional food and beverage if desired.

The Sweet and Colorful Macaron

  • Minimum Number of Participants:10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 100
  • Estimated Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pricing: $40 Per Guest*
  • Chef Fee: $300 Per Chef (1 Chef Per 50 Guests Required)

Executive Ballantyne Pastry Chef Keli Fayard will share the sweet and colorful history of the popular macaron. This interactive demonstration will help guests understand the technical baking process for macarons and the various fillings, flavors, colors and decorations. Guests will be invited to assist in making macarons and each attendee will receive a container of 5 macarons at the end of the demonstration.

The World of Coffee

  • Minimum Number of Participants:5
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 50
  • Estimated Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pricing: $50 Per Guest
  • Instructor Fee: $300

David Haddock, an 18-year veteran of the specialty coffee industry and owner of Boquete Mountain Coffee will share the bold and flavorful history of coffee.  This interactive demonstration will offer general coffee knowledge such as types of coffee beans, growing regions, blending techniques and flavors. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample various coffees and take home a small bag of coffee to brew at home.

Wine & Food Pairing

  • Minimum Number of Participants:10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 75
  • Estimated Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pricing: $75 Per Guest
  • Instructor Fee: $300 Per Instructor (1 Instructor Per 25 Guests Required)
  • All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years)

This course will offer general wine knowledge such as grape types, growing regions, varietal tastes and flavors. The instructor will also review what foods are best paired with certain wines. Three white wines and three red wines are offered in this demonstration and are paired accordingly with the chef’s selection of six seasonal canapés.

Please note ~ this is not a meal. Your Meetings & Events contact would be happy to discuss options with you for arranging additional food and beverage if desired.

Local Beer & Food Pairing

  • Minimum Number of Participants:10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 75
  • Estimated Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pricing: $55 Per Guest
  • Instructor Fee: $300 Per Instructor (1 Instructor Per 25 Guests Required)
  • All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years)

This course will offer general beer knowledge such as beer styles, brewing, ingredients, history of beer, brewing processes, overall impact on domestic brewing, distribution, and a brewery map for North Carolina. The instructor will also review what foods are best paired with certain beers. Six local North Carolina beers are offered in this demonstration and are paired accordingly with the chef’s selection of six seasonal canapés.

Please note ~ this is not a meal. Your Meetings & Events contact would be happy to discuss options with you for arranging additional food and beverage if desired.

Whiskey Sampling Course

  • Minimum Number of Participants:10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 50
  • Estimated Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pricing: $65  Per Guest
  • Instructor  Fee: $300 Per Instructor (1 Instructor Per 25 Guests Required)
  • All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years)

This course will provide general whiskey knowledge encompassing whiskeys, bourbons and scotches and how to correctly taste and evaluate different styles and compare flavor profiles. This course will introduce attendees to the history and science behind cask-aged spirits as well as the different regions of distillation and the aging process. Four panels are involved in this course and preferences for whiskey, scotch or bourbons may be discussed further with the instructor prior to the course.

*Hand-washing station rental $175 (Includes two cold water sinks with 50 gallons of water, soap, paper towels, delivery, installation and teardown. Hand washing stations are required for any food preparation activities).

Demonstrations and challenges that require participation of a specific instructor or chef are subject to availability to be confirmed prior to booking.

Anatomy of a Bankers Back Spa Demonstration

  • Minimum Number of Participants: 5
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 100
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: $20 Per Guest
  • Instructor Fee: $300

This course will demonstrate the Anatomy of A Bankers Back. The instructor will review and demonstrate self-treatment for chronic pain and educate attendees on the causes of chronic back pain. Guests will leave with a tennis ball and a golf ball for home treatment. Guests will also receive a 10% discount on foam rollers purchased at The Spa at Ballantyne.

Culinary Challenge

  • Minimum Number of Participants: 10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 60
  • Estimated Duration: 2 Hours
  • Pricing: $50 Per Guest*
  • Chef Fee: $300 Per Chef (1 Chef Per 20 Guests Required)

In this culinary challenge, groups will be divided into teams of up to 8 guests per team. Teams will be given a “pantry” of ingredients selected by the Ballantyne Chefs and each team is tasked with creating a dish with all or some of the pantry ingredients. Teams will be supplied with their own cooking stations and grills (weather permitting). Teams will be given 1.5 hours to prepare a dish and will be judged on the dish creativity, plate presentation and overall quality of the finished meal. Two chefs from the culinary team at Ballantyne will taste each dish created and the winning team will be awarded with a certificate.

Please note ~ this is not a meal. Your Meetings & Events contact would be happy to discuss options with you for arranging additional food and beverage if desired.

Best Slider Challenge

  • Minimum Number of Participants:15
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 60
  • Estimated Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pricing: $40 Per Guest*
  • Chef Fee: $300 Per Chef (1 Chef Per 15 Guests Required)
  • Grill Rental of $100 each (1 grill per 10 participants)

In the Best Slider Challenge, groups will be divided into teams of up to 5 guests per team. Teams will be given access to a large selection of spices and ingredients and appropriate accompaniments (lettuce, tomato, cheese etc.) to create their custom sliders. Each team will receive five beef sliders and will be given 45 minutes to prepare and cook five sliders. Teams will be supplied with their own grills (weather permitting). The team will then be given 30 more minutes to decide which 1 slider to prepare and present for judging. Teams must also come up with a name for their slider submission. Sliders will be judged on ingredient creativity, plate presentation and overall quality of the finished meal. A chef from the culinary team at Ballantyne will taste 1 slider from each team and the winning team will be given award certificates.

Please note ~ this is not a meal. Your Meetings & Events contact would be happy to discuss options with you for arranging additional food and beverage if desired.

Sensory Experience Challenge

  • Minimum Number of Participants:15
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 100
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: $35 Per Guest
  • Chef Fee $300 Per Chef (1 Chef Per 50 Guests Required)

In the Sensory Experience Challenge, the group will be divided into teams of up to 10 guests per team. Teams will participate in timed rounds and will use all of their senses (sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound) in naming various ingredients. Examples of ingredients may be various vinegars, spices, unique produce etc.  This will be done in a knockout round setting so the team or teams with the most correct answers each time will move on to the next round. The ingredients will be the same for all teams in each round. The event will continue until one team is declared the winner. The winning team will be given award certificates.

Wine Blending Challenge

  • Minimum Number of Participants:10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 60
  • Estimated Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Pricing: $45 Per Guest
  • Instructor Fee $300 Per Instructor (1 Instructor Per 20 Guests Required)
  • All guests must be of the legal drinking age (21 years)

In the Wine Blending Challenge, the group will be divided into teams of up to 10 guests per team. Teams will be given six different varietals of wine as well as tasting cups, bottling materials, and labeling materials. The instructor will provide a brief overview of wine blending methods and each team will then blend the various wines to create their own custom blend. The instructor will then be presented with a bottle of the custom blend wine from each team. Wines will be judged on creativity of labeling, taste and overall quality of the finished product. A member of the beverage department at Ballantyne will taste each custom wine blend and the winning team will be given award certificates.

*Hand-washing station rental $175 (Includes two cold water sinks with 50 gallons of water, soap, paper towels, delivery, installation and teardown. Hand washing stations are required for any food preparation activities).

Demonstrations and challenges that require participation of a specific instructor or chef are subject to availability to be performed prior to booking.

Outdoor Games - Outdoors Weather Permitting

  • Minimum Number of Participants: None
  • Maximum Number of Participants: None
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: $300 Per Game

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

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

Team Olympics - Offered through Sterling Events

  • Minimum Number of Participants: None
  • Maximum Number of Participants: None
  • Estimated Duration: 2-4 Hours
  • Pricing: TBD based on quantity of guests

This contest may be held indoors or outdoors and is organized by a staff member from Sterling Events. Below are some examples of team Olympics activities your group can participate in.

Hoop Pass: The team holds hands in a line.  One hula-hoop and one rope loop is put at the beginning. The team must pass the hoop and loop through the line without breaking hand contact.  Each team will be timed and best times will get points.

Backbone:  The team makes “backbone” with balloons.  The team must coordinate efforts to move through a curvy course without breaking the backbone and/or dropping balloons.  Elapsed time with penalty additions will be used to determine team points.

Nuclear Meltdown:  This activity consists of a 20-foot square that is off limits to the group.  In the center of the square is the core filled with “hot” rocks and the cooling substance.  The cooling pipes broke, and the group must somehow cool the rocks with the cooling substance without stepping inside the square before meltdown.  Their only resources are a bicycle inner tube and 12 lengths of cord. Total time will be used, with penalty additions, to tabulate team points.

Egg Drop:  Straws and tape are used to execute a successful (unbroken egg) drop. Points are awarded based on the height of the drop.

The Amoeba Race:  Each team uses a round ring tied with a string to transport a ball from point A to point B. The ball must be dropped into a small bucket. Total time will be used, with penalty additions, to tabulate team points.

Ping Pong Ball Relay Race:  Spoons containing Ping-Pong balls held in the mouth are used to race around a short course relay style.  Points are awarded for time plus any penalties for dropping the ping pong ball, etc.

Key Punch: Team members must touch thirty small numbered disks as quickly as possible.

Contact for Sterling Events Group
Alyse Meyers, Managing Director – Charlotte
704.469.5990  | 704.363.5469
alyse@sterlingevents.com
www.SterlingEventsGroup.com

Glow-in-the-Dark Night Putting - Outdoors Only Weather Permitting

  • Minimum Number of Participants: 10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 125
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: $800 for under 50 Guests / $1000 for 50-100 Guests / $1,400 for over 100 Guests

This contest is typically set up on the putting green next to the Golf Pavilion. The guests are grouped into twosomes 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 will be given award certificates.

Glow-in-the-Dark Long Drive Contest

Outdoors Weather Permitting (Indoor backup available at Dana Rader Golf School based on availability)

  •  Minimum Number of Participants: 10
  • Maximum Number of Participants: 125
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: $800 for under 50 Guests / $1000 for 50-100 Guests / $1,400 for over 100 Guests

This contest is held at several different places on the golf course, 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. The three guests with the longest drive will be given award certificates.

Classroom Central Pencil Packs - Offered through United Way

  • Minimum Number of Participants: None
  • Maximum Number of Participants: None
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: $.86 per kit

Classroom Central serves high-poverty schools in six school districts: Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell-Statesville, Union, Kannapolis & Lancaster.  Teachers and school personnel in qualifying schools “shop” for free school supplies throughout the academic year.  All materials distributed are used to create inviting learning environments and to support students’ academic and personal growth.  Our vision is to ensure that all children living in poverty have all the tools they need to not only learn but to succeed. When equipped with the proper supplies, we believe there’s no limit to what children can achieve. The efforts of creating pencil pouches helps to support area children living in poverty and will provide them with the most basic tools they need to be successful in school. A United Way contact may be arranged to speak to the group and maximize the impact of the group’s efforts.

This project helps level the educational playing field for the 135,000 students Classroom Central serves. Groups will assemble pencil pouches which will then be distributed through Classroom Central’s Free Store. Each kit includes a pencil pouch, one pencil, one pen and one eraser.

Contact for United Way of Central Carolinas
Leslie Rink, Volunteer Center Director
704.371.6324 lsrink@uwcentralcarolinas.org
http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org

Operation PB&J - Offered through United Way

  • Minimum Number of Participants: None
  • Maximum Number of Participants: None
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: TBD based on quantity of guests*

Groups will be given items to prepare peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for various homeless shelters in the Charlotte area (Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, Center of Hope, Urban Ministry Center). The group will assemble 300-800 PB&J sandwiches for lunch and the sandwiches will then be delivered to the United Way for distribution. A United Way contact may be arranged to speak to the group and maximize the impact of the group’s efforts.

Contact for United Way of Central Carolinas
Leslie Rink, Volunteer Center Director
704.371.6324 lsrink@uwcentralcarolinas.org
http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org/

Snack Packs for A Child’s Place - Offered through United Way

  • Minimum Number of Participants: None
  • Maximum Number of Participants: None
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: TBD based on quantity of guests*

There are more than 4,000 homeless children in CMS. A Child’s Place works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education. By providing educational and emotional support as well as medical referrals, children are able to stay in the classroom.

Groups will be given items to prepare snack bags for children, Each snack pack will include 3 items (juice box, crackers or granola bar, and a fruit cup or applesauce) and will be packaged in a lunch size brown paper bag.  A United Way contact may be arranged to speak to the group and maximize the impact of the group’s efforts.

Contact for United Way of Central Carolinas
Leslie Rink, Volunteer Center Director
704.371.6324  lsrink@uwcentralcarolinas.org
http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org

Operation Military Care - Offered through Sterling Events

  • Minimum Number of Participants: None
  • Maximum Number of Participants: None
  • Estimated Duration: 1 Hour
  • Pricing: TBD based on quantity of guests

This group activity is organized by a staff member from Sterling Events. The group will be divided into teams and will then engage in collaborative action-based problem solving activities. Each of the 3 to 5 activities must be completed to earn items for military care packages. After all the care package items have been acquired, teams will assemble the boxes. Team members will design and write a letter or homemade card to be placed in the each care package. A member of the Sterling Events team will then coordinate the delivery of the military care packages.

Contact for Sterling Events Group
Alyse Meyers, Managing Director – Charlotte
704.469.5990  | C: 704.363.5469 alyse@sterlingevents.com
www.SterlingEventsGroup.com

*Hand-washing station rental $175 (Includes two cold water sinks with 50 gallons of water, soap, paper towels, delivery, installation and teardown. Hand washing stations are required for any food preparation activities).

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