Goodbye trustfalls, hello new team building.

Can we talk about the status of current company parties? A few questions:

  1. Why are they always in a ballroom?
  2. Why is the theme always so cheesy and awkward?
  3. Why can't they be different?

It is 2018, people! That means it is time to shake things up. We've put together a list of unique and sure to be experiential event spaces that will knock your socks off -- and hopefully make the interactions with your coworkers less awkward.

1. Victorian Age Carriage House + Gardens

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Kingan Gardens is located near downtown within the historical Kingan Building and features a beautiful garden area and nineteen hundreds carriage house. This venue provides the perfect space for a backyard vibe without having to use your own. Lawn games, spring cocktails, and small bites anyone? (note: max capacity 200 people) Find Out More Here

2. The Mission at Tumacacori National Park

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Tumacácori National Historical Park is located in the upper Santa Cruz River Valley with over 360 acres of land. The park protects the ruins of three Spanish mission communities, two of which are National Historic Landmark sites. It also contains the landmark 1937 Tumacácori Museum building, also a National Historic Landmark.

You can enjoy a dinner party on the lawn with a beautiful view of the Mission San José de Tumacácori or a concert with a beautiful backdrop?!

PC: Nieves Montaño Photography

3. Rail Yard Warehouse

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Built in the 1950's The Rail Yard has been restored to create a unique gathering place for all in a unique neighborhood. Phil Perry and his team have created a space that is welcoming, warm and rustic, perfect for holiday parties, team outings, or reunions! Not only do you get the space when you book this venue, but you also get the games that come with it (corn hole, ping pong and foosball to name a few)! GOODBYE TRUST FALL ACTIVITIES, this is the new team building. Find Out More Here

4. A Cozy Patio in a Historic Locale

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Located just off of 6th avenue in the Tucson arts district, Crooked Tooth Brewery is a hidden gem with some of the best local brews.

Their patio is intimate and is complete with wood tables, colorful green chairs, and historic brick walls. This is the perfect spot for a beer pairing dinner, live music get together, or an after work happy hour! Find Out More Here

Photo Credit: www.yelp.com

5. A Sunny Downtown Studio

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Located on the second floor of The Brings Building on South Scott Avenue, this 2,000 sq. ft studio is the ideal setting for meetings, parties, and retreats. High ceilings, hardwood floors and white walls make it easily adapted to any decor and Owl's Club is right down stairs (perfect for an after party). Break out of the usual board or team meeting and have it in a sunny space instead! Find Out More Here

Photo Credit: Creative Tribe

6. A Fort Lowell Historic Gem

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The San Pedro Chapel is a historic chapel was built in 1932. The original chapel that was built in this location in 1915 and was destroyed in by a tornado in 1929. Both chapels were constructed by the El Fuerte community.

The perks? Great acoustics for music and indoor and outdoor options AND there is a hookup for a food truck (yes)! Find Out More Here