Lincolnshire Marriott Resort Offers Tips for Top-Notch Team Building on a Budget

July 8, 2019

The sales and event team at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort doesn’t mind being called frugal – as long as they are helping clients have fun with rewarding team building activities.

“We get a kick out of being as creative as possible for our meeting clients,” said Julie Berry, director of sales and marketing at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort. “Plus, we’ve found that the best team building exercises don’t have to cost a lot of money to be extremely valuable and memorable.”

The Lincolnshire Marriott Resort has 28 meeting rooms and more than 40,000 square feet of event space, and acres of outdoor space, and groups can do a team building exercise anywhere in or outside the resort. The tenured sales and event team welcomes the ingenuity and the energy these activities bring to the property.

Some recent budget friendly and fun ideas have included:

  • Recycled Regatta: Three teams competed to each build a boat out of recycled materials that would actually hold a person and float. The first team to complete a boat and have a team member propel themselves across the pool was the winner.
  • Egg Drop Tournament: Corporate participants had a chance to redeem their middle-school egg-drop failures in a grown-up version of the activity. Using easy-to-find materials, each team member created protective gear for a raw egg to drop from the second-story balcony above the main lobby – which the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort team was happy to completely ensconce in plastic wrap.
  • Chi-town Chili Cookoff: Chili tastes better when teams compete. It works as a cost-saving measure for meetings as well – no catering is needed when guests make their own dinner. The meeting planners at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort recommend incorporating meal preparations and cooking contests into team building events to maximize their event budget.

Berry and the rest of the sales and event planning team look forward to inventing even more ideas for group team building on a budget.

“When the ideas are out of the box and crazy, it’s more likely participants will build lasting connections with each other and gain a feeling of team unity that can last for a long time,” continued Berry.

For more information about theLincolnshire Marriott Resort, for reservations, or to inquire about events, meeting planners can visit the resort’s website at or contact the hotel sales team at 847-634-0100.

About the Lincolnshire Marriott

Following a recent $25 million top-to-bottom transformation, Lincolnshire Marriott Resort is a welcoming resort in Chicago’s North Shore area for business retreats, family vacations, and romantic weekends. Just a short drive from downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, the hotel features 389 guest rooms and suites as well as two unique restaurants – Three Embers and Wright’s Brew & Bistro, as well as a luxurious day spa, The Spa at Lincolnshire. In addition to its’ 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the resort is also home to the highly acclaimed Marriott Theatre, which has been performing some of the region’s best live musical theatre for over 40 years. Guests seeking recreation options have access to the resort’s PGA golf course Crane’s Landing, tennis center, and two pools. In addition, the Des Plaines River Trail runs alongside the resort, extending 37 miles to Wisconsin, making it an ideal setting for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.



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