4 Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting on the Train

4 Reasons to Plan Your Next Meeting on the Train

Tired of the same four walls? Looking for a unique experience to host your next board meeting, team building event, or appreciation for your employees or clients? Consider hosting your next company event or meeting aboard a historic train!

Spark an idea.

There’s something about weaving through the National Park that sparks curiosity and excitement. And it could spark the big idea that your team has been searching for. There’s opportunity for sightseeing while also brainstorming concepts and connecting with coworkers. Being in a space that’s different than expected, especially in nature, can stir up ideas and set the gears in motion for a successful brainstorming session.

In one study, researchers noted that simply staring at an image of natural scenery for 40 seconds was enough to trigger the brain into a more relaxed state. Beyond this feeling of relaxation, subjects who stared at the green meadow performed significantly better in a test of attention after the initial session; they made fewer mistakes and were less distracted all around.

Impress them.

The train offers businesses opportunities to engage with team members or to cultivate a relationship with a new client that won’t be forgotten. Say goodbye to three-hour meetings in a drab, windowless room with awful florescent lighting. Team members and clients will appreciate that you considered the meeting space with them in mind. Our elegant, vintage train cars serve as the perfect atmosphere to deepen a relationship with a client or team.

Catered for your needs.

CVSR makes planning your meeting easy by providing a variety of catering options. Menu offerings include: breakfast, appetizers, lunch, dinner and/or full bar service. Whether you are looking to do a light breakfast with muffins and fruit for a board meeting, or an appreciation dinner with a cocktail hour, we can help you build the event that’s right for your business or organization.

Whether your booking a large staff outing with 50+ people, or a small meeting with ten executives, there’s a train car to accommodate your unique needs. Our recently acquired iconic California Zephyrs are the perfect setting for entertaining and impressing a client, and guests can even get a bird’s eye view from our Vista Dome. Looking to show your employees your appreciation of them? A table car or coach car would do great in accommodating a large group on a morning or afternoon ride.

We do the planning.

When you book your next business event with CVSR we give you personal attention from one of our staff members who has experience in booking business groups and can help you find what you’re looking for. You’ll be confident that when you climb aboard the train everything will already be set up and prepared. So all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride!

“The concept of spending a retreat on a train simultaneously felt new and exciting. SEI’s [Summer Education Initiative] staff were not only grateful to have this opportunity so close to our office in Quaker Square, but we were also very grateful to experience this Tuesday afternoon train ride as a team.” -Nicole Mullet, Executive Director of Arts Now. Her team had their brainstorming session in the St. Lucie Sound last summer.

Do the unexpected, and host your next meeting or event on the train. Not only will your team have fun, but they will be thanking YOU!

Ready to learn more and switch up your routine? Email Lisa Sadeghian at or call at 1-800-468-4070 x 230. 

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Lynee Bixler