Team Building

Through team-​based activ­i­ties and the facil­i­ta­tion of expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing at Chateau Elan in north Atlanta our staff will guide your group to new heights as a com­mu­nity while break­ing down bar­ri­ers, encour­ag­ing the devel­op­ment of inter­per­sonal and intrap­er­sonal rela­tion­ships, and inspire you to view chal­lenges and fail­ures as oppor­tu­ni­ties for learn­ing and growth. Explore a vari­ety of excit­ing Team­build­ing events and activ­i­ties below.

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Fea­tured Team­build­ing Events

The Grape Race is the ulti­mate team build­ing event at the Chateau Élan Win­ery. This hilar­i­ous assem­bly of chal­lenges is the per­fect way to enforce work­place dynam­ics and illus­trate the power of team work. This is a series of events, cul­mi­nat­ing to a race to the end while embrac­ing the ele­ments of col­lec­tive thought and humility.

The Grape Race starts at the grape launch. Teams are divided in half where one part of the team will gather and launch as many grape clus­ters as they can over to their team mates who wait to catch the pre­cious fruit by some rather uncon­ven­tional means. You only have a few min­utes to catch as many grapes as pos­si­ble before mov­ing on to the next challenge.

Teams race over with their cov­eted grapes to the next chal­lenge where a half bar­rel awaits. Teams load their fruit into the bar­rel and begin stomp­ing away, strain­ing as much juice from their bounty as pos­si­ble. Teams are to fill a carafe, catch­ing each drop of pre­cious nec­tar until the carafe has been filled to the line and then it’s on to the next challenge.

A wine tast­ing awaits our groups as they are to taste wine from a tra­di­tional Span­ish Por­ron. The trick is entrust­ing your team­mate with good aim as they are in charge of the ser­vice! First team to fin­ish their Por­ron moves on to the next challenge.

The next stage of the race is the cork tower. Teams con­vene to stack the corks to the proper mea­sure­ment as the pres­sure mounts with the fin­ish line just in sight. The team who com­pletes their tower moves to the final leg of the race!

The finale to the Grape Race is Corsa Della Botti, a tra­di­tional Ital­ian bar­rel race. The first team to roll their bar­rel across the fin­ish line has won the Grape Race!! To the vic­tor go the awards!

Pric­ing: $500 Set-​Up Fee and $35 per per­son. Max­i­mum 20 peo­ple per race. Larger groups can be accom­mo­dated with con­sec­u­tive races. Attire is ath­letic wear, ten­nis shoes are highly rec­om­mended. Gog­gles and pon­chos are provided.

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Cre­ate an expe­ri­ence that will last a life­time, make every­one a safer dri­ver and build a dynamic envi­ron­ment to say thank you, close a sale or fos­ter cama­raderie within your team. Every pro­gram is dif­fer­ent and will be tai­lored to fit your needs, wants and objectives.

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Dream­Build­ing, the next level of team-​building and moti­va­tional events that strengthen and make a last­ing, pos­i­tive impact on your team and your world.

Exam­ples include Pub­lic Fam­ily Pro­grams, Wildlife Care, Build-​a-​Bike, Trail Build­ing, Green Aware­ness, Adopt­ing a Fam­ily in Need, and TOMS Shoes. Plus many oth­ers that can be tai­lored to meet your team’s goals. Learn more…

Expe­ri­ence what Kings and Queens of Europe have revered for cen­turies, the secret art of mak­ing fra­grance. Revealed to you by a mas­ter par­fumeur trained by GAL­I­MARD, the old­est par­fumerie in France, estab­lished 1747. Spend the afternoon/​evening design­ing your own 20 ml cus­tom bot­tles of fra­grance to take home. Mas­ter blend­ing artists will guide you through the process of choos­ing your best fra­grance fam­ily fol­lowed by your choice of over 137 essences to select what truly becomes your per­sonal chem­istry. After design­ing your sig­na­ture scent you will have the oppor­tu­nity to name it and truly make it your own. Min­i­mum of 6 peo­ple, max­i­mum of 100. $75.00 per person.

Inspire your team and bring them together for some cre­ative fun. Spend a fun filled after­noon or evening of paint­ing and fine wine in the Chateau Elan Art Gallery. Each painter will be sup­plied with a 16″ x 20″ can­vas, paint brushes and paint. Château Élan Estate Bot­tled Wine will be served for your group to enjoy while paint­ing. Dur­ing this team activ­ity, your group will receive instruc­tion from an art expert while sip­ping on wine and devel­op­ing team “cul­ture”. Each painter will have their own mas­ter­piece to take home and admire. It is strongly sug­gested that attire be some­thing that you won’t be wor­ried about get­ting paint on. Aprons will be avail­able upon request.

A 14 day can­cel­la­tion notice is required. All skill lev­els wel­come. Event takes approx­i­mately 3 hours. $65.00 per Per­son (10 per­son min­i­mum required) Addi­tional wines, cheese and crack­ers and other appe­tiz­ers can be added for an addi­tional fee.

Team­build­ing Activities

Enjoy some fun on the fair­ways with Chateau Elan’s Golf Scram­bles. Not only will you help strengthen inter-​personal rela­tion­ships or build pos­i­tive rein­force­ment in the work place, but you can improve your golf­ing game as well on one of our cham­pi­onship courses.
We can arrange golf tour­na­ments and scram­bles to fit what­ever your group’s pref­er­ences may be. In addi­tion to golf scram­bles, we can also orga­nize putting and chip­ping con­test, as well as indi­vid­ual or group lessons from our pro­fes­sional golf instructors.

The Par 3 Ener­gizer Chal­lenge is a golf-​focused team build­ing activ­ity designed for any­one, includ­ing first time golfers. Goups are divided into 2 or more teams and com­pete against each other to win prizes. Each of the 9 holes in the Par 3 course fea­ture dif­fer­ent and cre­ative chal­lenges for each team.

Included with the Par 3 Ener­gizer Chal­lenge:
Use of the Exec­u­tive Par 3 Course. Rental Clubs, Golf Balls, and Equip­ment nec­es­sary for all chal­lenges. Pro­fes­sional assis­tance from our staff includ­ing setup of con­tests and scor­ing. Course Setup Fee: $250.00, $40.00 plus tax per per­son; (Min­i­mum $320.00)

Avail­able at an Addi­tional Expense:
Bev­er­ages: A bev­er­age cart will be pro­vided upon request. Bev­er­ages may be charged to a mas­ter account on con­sump­tion or paid for indi­vid­u­ally.
Prizes & Tee Gifts: Prizes and tee gifts will be deter­mined by the event plan­ner based on the total num­ber of par­tic­i­pants, num­ber of prizes desired to be awarded, and bud­get. Chateau Elan Golf Club offers a fully stocked proshop with a wide vari­ety of mer­chan­dise for both men and women and will gladly assist with prize selec­tion for your event.

There’s noth­ing more fun for your group than golf after dark! Play 8 holes in a scram­ble for­mat on our Exec­u­tive Par 3 Course. The longest shot is 115 yards so even the novice golfer can participate.

Night Golf out­ings include:

  • Use of glow in the dark golf balls
  • Glow in the dark iden­ti­fier per per­son (i.e. Necklace)
  • Golf clubs appro­pri­ate for night golf
  • Course setup includ­ing glow flag­sticks, tee mark­ers, and direc­tional guides
  • Shut­tle ser­vice from last hole to first hole
  • Use of flashlights
  • Tour­na­ment support

Due to spe­cial sup­plies, equip­ment, and staff, a guar­an­tee of the final num­ber of play­ers is required 7 days prior to the event date.
Start time will be coor­di­nated with your sales man­ager and will vary depend­ing on the time of the year. It is best to begin play when it is com­pletely dark.
Please allow approx­i­mately two hours for play. Rate is $40.00 per per­son, plus tax (min­i­mum of $750.00)

Avail­able at an addi­tional cost: Prizes, Bev­er­ages, and Snacks

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For the ten­nis enthu­si­ast, our Ten­nis Mix­ers pro­vide the per­fect chal­lenge. Improve your game while hav­ing fun in the process. Our impres­sive Stan Smith ten­nis cen­ter and our Pro­fes­sional Ten­nis Instruc­tor will work with you in coor­di­nat­ing the type of com­pe­ti­tion you’re look­ing for. We pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for indi­vid­u­als of all skill types to com­pete and have fun at the same time. Lit courts for night time play are also available.

We pour every­one a glass of wine to get the fun Team Build­ing off to a good start, and then we divide the large group into smaller wine mak­ing teams. You and your win­ery team are pit­ted against up to 4 other win­ery teams by com­pet­ing for points at 5-​different Wine Chal­lenge Tables. At one table every­one has to iden­tify com­mon wine scents from small vials. At the next table you blend your own wine, and then at another you cre­ate your own label, and so on. Points are awarded by the Wine and Label Judges cho­sen from within your own ranks. Since the labels are often designed to be hilar­i­ous, fun is had by all when a mem­ber from each group presents and explains their label cre­ations to the whole group. One of the teams will be awarded the win­ner, will it be yours? A min­i­mum of 15 peo­ple is required to par­tic­i­pate. Can­not be booked before 5:00 p.m. on Sat­ur­days or Sun­days due to pub­lic tour volume.

We offer var­i­ous activ­i­ties that help groups cre­ate a stronger team. Some of our most pop­u­lar activ­i­ties are the Mine Field and Mur­der Mys­tery. Each activ­ity takes an hour.

Mine field — The group estab­lishes a part­ner, blind­folds them and leads them into a field of obsta­cles. Trust and com­mu­ni­ca­tion is learned with this activity.

Mur­der Mys­tery — Every­one is divided into small teams that com­pete to solve the mur­der of Mr. Mer­lot. Team mem­ber learn how to prob­lem solve and deci­sion mak­ing together.

We offer var­i­ous activ­i­ties that help groups cre­ate a stronger team. Some of our most pop­u­lar activ­i­ties are the Chateau Hunt and Zig Zag. Each activ­ity takes an hour.

Chateau Hunt — The group is divided into teams to search and find the answers to ques­tions per­tain­ing to the Chateau Elan prop­erty. Teams learn strate­gies in orga­ni­za­tion and atten­tion to detail.

Zig Zag — In Zig Zag the team tries to fig­ure out how to get from point A to point B with lim­ited resources. The group learns how to work as a team through com­mu­ni­ca­tion and rely on oth­ers for help.

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