March 28, 2011
Did you know WinMock was developed by event planners for event planners? It’s often an overlooked fact that we here feel is extra important to note, especially if you are part of that corporate/non-profit event planning crowd (like some of us are).
Our corporate event planning team at Sterling Events Group (parent company of WinMock at Kinderton) have spent years carefully thinking through the ins and outs of event facility needs. We created a checklist of “must haves” and “really wants” and worked with our architect and contractor to develop a design that would accommodate as many items as we could.
For instance, satellite downlink capabilities. Today it’s a must-have for the corporate meeting crowd. Our own meeting planners confirmed that and so we made sure you’ll have it onsite. Conference in Bob from Phoenix in a flash for that next sales meeting or plan to have Jill conduct that next product training for your team from her West Coast office. No challenges. We’ll have you covered.
What else? Unique, flexible meeting space. Why are conference centers so popular despite their lack of character? Space. They can handle simultaneous breakout sessions and accommodate large general session crowds. Great news for you. So can we. Spice up your next conference by renting our full campus and pitch a unique escape for your team. The barn includes nine meeting rooms, two private dining or breakout rooms, two expansive outdoor terraces, a VIP/Green Room suite and our stellar Loft ballroom. All ready for your next conference.
Moving on to the all important food question… Yes, we will have a catering finishing kitchen onsite. No, we will not have an in-house catering team. Why? We wanted you to have catering options. We don’t want you to be locked into an inflated food and beverage expense like our planners have experienced traveling with clients nationwide. We will have a preferred catering list with some fantastic time-tested local vendors. We also have open minds and will review any other options you throw our way. The food is important. It can make or break some events. We want to make sure you’re a success within your budget and your group’s taste.
We will keep you connected with wireless internet access. It will be offered complimentary campus wide. We will also have additional hard wired options available for heavy users for an additional fee.
Oh and last but not least convenience. We didn’t really plan this one. We kind of just lucked out. The barn is located less than a mile off of Interstate-40 and roughly 10 minutes west of downtown Winston-Salem. It’s the perfect meeting place in the center of the state and within hours of North Carolina’s three international airports. And while it’s convenient to the interstate, it’s secluded enough to be the perfect retreat. It’s an ideal place for your team to step away from the hustle and bustle and let their minds wander.
Curious to find out if we meet your next conference’s needs? Just give us a call and we’ll give you the scoop. Who knows? You might just inspire us to add something else. We can even secure your next meeting date on the spot.