March 1, 2023
Photo credit above: Omni Amelia Island Resort
Amelia Island, Florida is an ideal backdrop for meetings, conferences, incentive programs, and special events. Few destinations are better suited for groups to come together and allow their surroundings to inspire their business vision and strategies. It’s the best of both worlds all on one island. Our unique combination of natural attributes paired with business and leisure amenities is unmatched. The natural wonders are, well, a wonder for attendees in need of a breath of fresh air. You’ve never experienced a luxurious destination quite like this.
Simply put, meeting and event planners — to say nothing of the attendees they serve — can have it all here on Amelia Island. The charm and convenience ensure that visitors in town for a few days of meetings feel like they’re practically in paradise. Read on to learn how you and your attendees can have fun in the sun while meeting on Amelia Island.
Breathe new life into your event by taking attendees outdoors for remarkable team-building opportunities. Top-notch options include:
After some fun competition, the bonding continues with even more shared experiences. Finding a group tour isn’t hard, but narrowing all the great choices down to one could be a challenge. Some of the options include:
One of the beauties of Amelia Island is that its unique attractions are easier to get to than you can imagine. Meeting attendees, incentive winners, and executives traveling for a corporate retreat can fly into Jacksonville International Airport. From there, it’s a scenic half-hour drive to downtown Fernandina Beach. Our location just off Interstate 95 also makes driving here convenient from many major southern cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, and Birmingham. Once attendees arrive in town, our best restaurants, retail spaces, and event venues are no more than 15 minutes away regardless of which hotel is your home base.
The historic downtown is best enjoyed by shopping and exploring the many locally owned businesses. The 50-block area is easily navigable and offers plenty of options without feeling overwhelming.
Downtown is a great option for building in downtime for attendees or planning a group outing. You can’t go wrong either way.
Very little can compete with our natural beauty, but the luxurious resorts with meeting space give it a good go. They are breathtaking in their own right, providing terrific scenery, outstanding meeting space, and unbeatable service. The southern hospitality on Amelia Island ensures that a visit here is one that will never be forgotten.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island sets the standard for luxury, making the most of its gorgeous outside space and impressive interior. The amenities are ideal for corporate events, VIP retreats, and incentive programs for top performers. The 446-room hotel has 48,000 square feet of conference space, including a ballroom that comfortably holds 1,430 conference guests. A luxury spa and 18 holes of championship golf are stellar on-site activities for team building and relaxation. The concierge and hotel staff are available to assist with corporate social responsibility (CSR) opportunities that support the local community and environment. Yoga and meditation are among the most popular wellness options.
Omni Amelia Island Resort is another crown jewel. There are 402 oceanfront rooms and more than 300 villas and homes on the property. Planners have 80,000 square feet of function space to create engaging experiences. Venues include ballrooms, boardrooms, restaurants, lawns, terraces, and of course, the beach. An 18-hole championship golf course and a new 10-hole short course make the Omni an ideal site for charity events, fundraisers, and interoffice competition and team building.
Planners have several other great lodging options, including:
Get away from the daily grind to enjoy the beauty, built-in fun, and other amenities that will inspire your team to new heights when they return to work. Amelia Island is a treasure chest of opportunities. See for yourself why this is the place for your next meeting.
We’re not sure if it’s the elite meeting facilities, impeccable service, award-winning restaurants, laid back island vibe, or southern hospitality that keep meeting attendees coming back to Amelia Island time and time again. You decide.
Who says that all meetings must take place indoors? Let your imagination run wild and consider one of these outdoor venues for a truly memorable and unique occasion.
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