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Offsite Meeting Venues

Central New York's best offsite meeting venues

From groups of 15 to 2000, Turning Stone is the place to meet

Come kick off your 2022 planning, gather your team for a much-needed retreat, or bring the company and their families for an annual celebration at Turning Stone, New York's most awarded resort.

Whether you're looking for a meeting space near Syracuse or are searching for the best convention centers in Upstate New York, our dedicated meeting and event experts have the experience and talent to turn your meeting into one your team will long remember.

With more than 125,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate groups from 15 to 2000, a 33,000 square foot Event Center and 26 breakout rooms set on 3400 rolling acres in Central New York, you'll find more choices for meeting and event spaces than anywhere else in the region.

Turning Stone is the ideal meeting destination. Once you've arrived, everything you need is on-site. A wide range of hotel choices, from budget-friendly accommodations to luxury suites. More than 20 restaurants. Tons of team-building ideas and opportunities, plus so much more.

Let us help you design an offsite meeting experience that's right for you, your team and your budget. Call today to speak to one of our meeting planning experts and schedule your free site tour for up to two site selectors.

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Meeting Rooms at The Tower at Turning Stone

Our most popular meeting rooms for board meetings, breakout sessions, workshops and more

At The Tower at Turning Stone, we have seven flexible meeting rooms ranging from 400 - 900 square feet. With close proximity to Syracuse and a central location in New York, attached covered parking plus a variety of dining and hotel accommodations all under one roof, it's an ideal meeting destination.

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Team-Building Activities

Build their appetites for something bigger

Whether you're looking for corporate team-building activities or ideas to get your team's creativity flowing, our meeting specialists have curated a collection of ideas from food pairings to friendly competitions. Here are a couple of our most popular. Find a full list of group activities here or contact group sales.

Hands-On Cooking Classes

One of our most requested group activities for team building is our BBQ class led by Chef John Stotts, pitmaster at the Tin Rooster. Participants first get to peek inside one of our three smokers. Then, while the meat is smoking low and slow, this Stetson-clad chef will show them how to create the perfect side dish. All hands-on cooking classes include cooking supplies, recipes and samples, with participants getting to cook their own dish.

Food & Drink Pairings

Food pairings aren't just about wine and cheese. Treat your team to fun explorations of tacos and tequila pairings, or beef and bourbon. Or maybe even something whimsical like sliders and beers. But there's a serious side to it all. These popular group activities offer engaging, memorable ways to demonstrate the values of excellence.

Meats for our charcuterie and wine pairings are flown in from Spain and Italy. Specialty cheeses are also thoughtfully curated. We also work directly with the purveyors to bring in bourbons, wines and tequila sure to perfectly pair with our chefs' selections. Advance notice is required so that we can hand-select each item customized for your event. Includes attended stations, sampling and guided pairings.

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Indoor Golf + Other Activities

From cooking demonstrations to indoor golf, find team building ideas for your CNY meetings

You may already know Turning Stone for our three championship golf courses, but those gorgeous greens are only the beginning.

Our award-winning Golf Dome and Sportsplex is a year-round indoor facility with a 17,000 square foot short game area unrivaled in the country, perfect for winter team-building excursions. With an 8:1 participant to PGA Golf instructor ratio, you'll find activities are designed to help your team up their game on the fairway and beyond.

Other popular team-building golf experiences include our Alternate Shot Putting Contest. Two-person teams compete against each other in a 9- or 18-hole contest, with each player hitting alternated puts until the ball is holed out - a fun strategy exercise. Or try Skee Ball, an Amusement Park classic. Hit eight golf shots to numbered targets, with the highest total score winning.

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Advance notice is required as all activities are created to order, call for details. Prices and products are subject to change based on requests and the number of participants. 

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