Located in Oregon’s wine country, The Allison Inn and Spa is offering some new team-building options for meeting planners. Experiences include:

» Smith Teas Tasting: Claire Boyer, Smith Teamaker’s head of education, offers a hands-on class uncovering the exotic world of tea.

» Lotion Blending: Awaken the senses and heighten creativity with a hands-on lotion and essential oil-blending workshop.

» Group Yoga: In-house spa instructors help your group relax and destress.

» Private Wine Tasting: Take advantage of your setting and enjoy a customized group tasting of some of Oregon’s most delicate grapes.

» Chocolate Tastings: Learn to taste flavor profiles of Valrhona chocolates with The Allison’s pastry chef, Shelley Toombs.

Additional experiences include wine blending, do-it-yourself crafts and craft cocktail classes.

The Allison Inn and Spa features 77 rooms and eight suites. The resort has more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, all located on a single level with a dedicated entrance.

The roar of the waves and spray of the surf await your group gathering on and near the beaches of southwest Washington and Oregon. Come for the wild backdrop, stay for the genius it inspires. Here is our guide to meeting on the coast. 

Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa 


The International Floral Distributors each year teams up with Produce Marketing Association and a designer to create the “Flower Trends Forecast.” For 2020, the organization enlisted Helen Miller, AIFD, CAFA, CF, and Derek Woodruff, AIFD, CFD, CF, PFCI, AAF. Miller owns Flowers & Such in Adrian, Michigan. Her work has been showcased in publications such as Floral Management, Florists Review, and The Knot.


The Pacific Northwest is now home to a new and unique subterranean event space: The Sanctuary at The Society Hotel Bingen in Bingen, Washington. This one-of-a-kind dome-shaped building is tucked into a hillside in the northeast corner of the hotel property, which is located in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Sanctuary is now accepting reservations for wellness retreats and private groups for yoga, meditation, qigong, musical performances, sound healing, dance parties and more.