The Mansion on O Street

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Team Building Activities

manage change, reduce stress, encourage teamwork, inspire creative thinking, foster communication, build leadership skills, reinforce and teach new skills — and more — using our unique customized team building activities

Cooking Class

$600 kitchen rental — classes begin at $85/person
12 guest limit
please note: available as all-day meeting or retreat enhancement only

There’s nothing better to strengthen bonds and communication skills than creating a meal and eating it together. Examine menu items and recipes, explore ingredients and create together while you learn valuable techniques that will improve communication and coordination for the entire team.

Did you know?

The Mansion has 16 kitchens

some of the best classes have been team building classes where everyone has a different level of expertise -- and some have never been in the kitchen.

choose from a number of creative, customized classes, from breakfast to lunch, to appetizers, to dinner, to desserts to late night snacks.

cooking class lasts from 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the meal

please note: pricing does not include set-up fee, tax, or gratuity.

Mixology Class

$300 private bar rental — parties begin at $40/person
20 guest limit

shaken or stirred, (with or without alcohol) this class uses mixology secrets to build camaraderie through creativity. explore how to make popular shooters, cocktails, and our signature martinis and add your own twist. classes include light appetizers.

mixology class lasts from 45 minutes to 2 hours

please note: pricing does not include set-up fee, tax, or gratuity.


get the answers you seek! numerology is a way to examine your life, explore new opportunities and learn more about your potential. it is a powerful tool to help you understand yourself, your colleagues and your family better.

seminars & topics

looking to inspire creativity, spark conversation, increase productivity & empower your team? try one of our team building seminars & topics. our experts tailor topics to address your organization's unique challenges.

shark tank

  • 30 -   50 guests — $1,000
  • 51 - 150 guests — $1,500
  • 151 - 250 guests — $2,000

Jump in the tank and be creative during this team building activity that explores all aspects of business. From creating a product, to pitching it, to securing a shark you will experience what it takes to build a business from the ground up.

shark tank lasts 2 to 4 hours & requires full-day room rental

team tour

so often we miss what is right in front of us because we are looking beyond to the next big thing. this tour helps teams to focus on what is right in front of them and stay present in the moment. teams will take a docent led journey through our themed rooms and secret doors to explore and learn about our history, the creative process and what is right in front of them.

  • 10 or under guests $100
    11 - 25 guests$250
    26 - 50 guests$500
    50 or more guests $1,000

please note: available for private meeting or retreat enhancement only

treasure hunts

whether your team is deciphering a tricky clue, finding a secret door or searching for a specific item on the list, our treasure hunts help them think creatively and look at things from a new perspective well beyond their visit.


“It’s unanimous – our team had a wonderfully productive and fun retreat and cooking class last Friday. We’d like to send special thanks and recognition to Diane who took excellent care of us and enhanced every aspect of our cooking class.”

— Kristen C.

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