Night Putting at the Ballantyne

Group Activities

Explore a fun selection of experiences to entertain, engage and educate attendees.

Outdoor Games and Glow-in-the-Dark Options
Outdoors Weather Permitting

Minimum Number of Participants: None
Maximum Number of Participants: None
Estimated Duration: 3 Hours
Pricing: $300 Per Game

Corn Hole – 3 sets with 1 Glow in the Dark option
Lawn Darts – 1 set with Glow in the Dark option
Ladder Ball – 2 sets with Glow in the Dark option
Connect 4 – 1 set
Giant Jenga – 2 sets
Croquet – 1 set
Tic Tac Toe – 1 set

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

Minimum Number of Participants: 10 – Maximum: 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: 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 guest who gets closest to the hole will receive an award certificate.

The Launcher Closest to the Hole or Long Drive Contest
Outdoors Weather Permitting

Minimum Number of Participants: 10 – Maximum: 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 the gun, glow-in-the-dark balls and facilitators for the event. The guest who gets closest to the hole will receive an award certificate.

Karaoke
A popular addition to evening events, Karaoke can be facilitated by Scott Brown Media Group at (704) 241-6141 | Email Tim@SBMG.com.

Experiential Dining

The South Lawn is an ideal location for experiential dining and The Ballantyne has additional outdoor venues such as the Golf Pavilion, driving range and Lodge patio. Rental items such as cafe lights, authentic decor and tents can enhance the experience. Choose from below or we can help you come up with other creative experiences.

Ballantyne Beer Garden
Enjoy local beer, cuisine, corn hole and live music for an entertaining evening under the stars.

The Ballantyne BBQ
Choose The Ballantyne BBQ or Whole Hog Roast for a uniquely Southern dining experience.

Bourbon Pairings Dinner
Enjoy a perfectly paired Bourbon dinner created by our talented Chefs.

Afternoon Tea
Enjoy savories and sweets during this relaxing group tea experience for up to 50 guests.

Engaging Challenges and Educational Culinary Demos
*Note culinary demos are not designed as meals, however culinary enhancements can be added for a dining experience to accompany the demo.

*Crack the Code Escape Challenge: Think Outside  the Box
Small teams will be challenged to strategize, coach and communicate in order to complete a series of activities which will take them from an internal starting point through a series of escape routes to freedom and success.  Some exits will challenge you physically; some will challenge your mind. The winning team will be determined by who creatively and strategically escapes to freedom first.  Go even further with an optional charitable component to amplify your results.

*Minute to Win It: Fast-Paced Head to Head Competition
Small teams will brainstorm and strategize to compete with one another in a series of head to head, fast-paced, fun, low impact team challenges.  Energizer activities will elevate engagement and excitement.  Communication and collaboration is key.  Observe the many leadership styles and day-to-day work parallels as you progress.  Which team will emerge victorious with the most accumulated points?  Go even further with an optional charitable component to amplify your results.  Relax, engage, enjoy.

*Team Olympics
This exclusive Team Olympic Decathlon Challenge connects teams through competition and camaraderie using mental challenges combined with low and medium impact physical activity.  Energizer activities will elevate engagement and excitement.  Small teams will navigate 10 strategic challenges testing leadership and problem-solving ability. Go even further with an optional charitable component to amplify your results.  See you at the finish line!

*High Energy Happy hour: Cheers!
You’ve never had a Happy Hour quite like this.  Let’s get your party started with a series of unique and hilarious activities designed to connect your team.  We are redefining Happy Hour, and it is available on-site at nearly any dining or meeting space.  This experience will have your people talking, laughing and learning.  On tap for your team…increased familiarity among team members, integration of new leaders and new staff, strategic engagement and buy-in, thinking, sharing, acting, competing, and creating lasting memories.  Go even further with an optional charitable component to amplify your results.  CHEERS!

*Contact for Spark By Design: Kristen Prestwood, Owner/Chief of Event Planning & Design
D: 704.525.9233 | C: 704.564.5407 Kristen@sparkbydesign.events www.sparkbydesign.events

Wine & Food Pairing
Learn about grape types, growing regions, varietal tastes and flavors in addition to food pairing education. 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.

Local Beer & Food Pairing
Explore beer styles, brewing, ingredients, history of beer, brewing processes, overall impact on domestic brewing, distribution, and a brewery map for North Carolina in addition to food pairing education. Six local North Carolina beers are offered in this demonstration and are paired accordingly with the chef’s selection of six seasonal canapés.

Whiskey Sampling Course
This Whiskey education 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.

Wine Blending Challenge
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.

Best Slider Challenge
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.

Sensory Experience Challenge
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.

Charitable Ties Group Activities

Operation Military Care
Teams will 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 Spark By Design team will then coordinate the delivery of the military care packages.

Contact for Spark By Design: Kristen Prestwood 704.525.9233 or 704.564.5407
Kristen@sparkbydesign.events www.sparkbydesign.events

Build A Bike
Each team must choose assemblers, instruction handlers and direction givers. Prior to assembly, teams must complete a brain teaser exercise to earn the tools necessary to build the bike. Teams will be given 10 minutes to plan their approach to the assembly. The teams will then have 50 minutes to complete the assembly after the 10-minute planning period. Upon completion, the teams, along with facilitators, will have 10 minutes to test the bicycles for safety. Upon the safety test participants will present the bikes to the non-profit recipient. The non-profit recipient and representative from the non-profit will be coordinated by Spark By Design or Collabor8 Event Group.

Contact for Spark By Design: Kristen Prestwood 704.525.9233 or 704.564.5407
Kristen@sparkbydesign.events www.sparkbydesign.events

Contact for Collabor8 Event Group: Brooke Johnson 704.859.1064 or 704.506.1594
brooke@collabor8eventgroup.com http://www.collabor8eventgroup.com/

Build A Mini-Golf Course
Teams are given a rich assortment of food-related building supplies such as Mac & Cheese, Pasta, Pasta Sauce and other non-perishable food items teams will use to build their hole of the golf course (groups with 5 teams or less will build 2 holes per team.) Each team will be responsible for designing and constructing one hole of the course. The idea is to make each hole fun, challenging and conceptual. Upon completion of the final course, teams will select representatives to serve as official scorers and course marshals, and other selected representatives to actually play the course. Once complete, the course materials will be donated to charity. Whether or not you’re at home on the fairway, this is a great teambuilding event that lets everyone get involved in a meaningful way. The non-profit recipient and representative from the non-profit will be coordinated by Collabor8 Event Group.

Contact for Collabor8 Event Group: Brooke Johnson 704.859.1064 or 704.506.1594
brooke@collabor8eventgroup.com http://www.collabor8eventgroup.com/

Classroom Central Pencil Packs
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 704.371.6324
lsrink@uwcentralcarolinas.org http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org

Operation PB&J
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 704.371.6324
lsrink@uwcentralcarolinas.org http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org/

Snack Packs for A Child’s Place
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 704.525.9233
lsrink@uwcentralcarolinas.org http://www.uwcentralcarolinas.org

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