12 Fun Team Building Ideas in Charlotte (2024)


Corporate event spaces on Peerspace typically cost $120 — $260 per hour.

In need of unique team-building ideas in Charlotte? At Peerspace, we understand. Charlotte is one of North Carolina’s biggest cultural centers, making it a creative hub for tourists and businesses alike. This is a fun destination for team-building activities of all kinds for teams based in the city or visiting from nearby. From indoor escape rooms to outdoor adventures, you’ll find plenty of options here to get your team working together in a new way.

But where to start? With our list of 12 fun team-building ideas in Charlotte, of course! To make the most of your outing, rent a Peerspace venue to host one or more of these activities. Peerspace is the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, with hundreds of amazing venues in and around Charlotte, NC alone. But don’t let the number of venues throw you off. Our platform is easy to use, with keywords and filters that make narrowing down the options to your perfect venue easy. You’ll find venues for all occasions available to rent from local hosts who will ensure your team feels at home.

But for now, let’s get on to our list!

1. Host a customized team building event at a Peerspace venue

Quirky, Colorful, Creative Studio Minutes from Uptown
Source: Peerspace

If you prefer to host your off-site activities on level ground, browse all of the Charlotte off-site meeting spaces available through Peerspace. We are home to thousands of team-building venues, from the mainstream to the offbeat. In fact, you’ll find everything from hi-tech meeting spaces with A/V gear to rustic venues with outdoor spaces.

So what types of spaces can you book in Charlotte for your team building?

Here are some of our favorite venue options in Charlotte to get you started:

As you can see, there are a lot of amazing spaces to choose from! Since these locations are available to rent from local hosts, you can inquire about personalized recommendations for a caterer, equipment rentals, and other special requests. Your host is always available to help you add additional staff and services to your booking.

2. Brave the ropes course at Xtreeme Challenge

Many ropes courses are outdoors, but the climbing challenges at Xtreeme Challenge take place beneath the shade of oak and hickory trees for a more relaxed experience. They offer two high ropes courses that converge at a zipline track above a safety net. You can also use the 10 inter-connected low ropes course with floating islands, suspended logs, and other obstacles to overcome together.

The experienced facilitators will guide your team through collaborative exercises while allowing you all to reflect on your team’s dynamics along the way. Xtreeme Challenge also offers you the use of its custom-built team meeting building and trained team building facilitators.

Find even more inspiration with our corporate retreat ideas guide!

3. Solve the puzzles at the Breakout escape room

Escape rooms are a convenient option for team-building ideas in Charlotte because they don’t take a lot of planning. Enter Breakout, which has several themed rooms to choose from, like Operation: Casino, Undercover Alley, and Runaway Train. Additionally, they offer specially designed team-building packages, too. Groups of up to 36 players will split up into smaller groups to take turns in the escape rooms. You and your team can also opt to play virtually since that may work better for you all.

4. Sharpen your aim at the BATL Charlotte LoSo

Nearly every major US city seems to have an axe-throwing club these days, and Charlotte is no exception. BATL Charlotte LoSo believes that “throwing a killer party should be fun, simple, and full of bullseyes.” And we believe that axe-throwing is a fun way for your team to blow off some steam while competing. In fact, you can book one or more axe-throwing lanes (or the entire venue) for groups from six up to 100 people. Beer and food can be purchased on-site, and you’ll also get a personalized training session to start you off.

5. Learn to make noodles with the Story of Ramen

Though based in San Francisco, Story of Ramen features virtual ramen cooking classes to delight and inform your Charlotte team. Cooking lessons are a great way to build team spirit, and the Story of Ramen’s hands-on class is a fun two-hour option. You’ll learn to make noodles from scratch and then get to enjoy your bowl of ramen. Additionally, they offer gyoza-making classes and sake-tasting classes, for extra Japanese-inspired fun.

You can arrange for them to deliver the necessary foodstuffs to you at your office or Peerspace location. If you book a Peerspace venue with a kitchen, you can enjoy a space that’s huge in style and well-equipped, so perfect for team building gatherings! For instance, you can rent this south Charlotte modern rustic ranch house in McAlpine and enjoy cooking together in its spacious kitchen and have your choice of dining indoors or out. With space for 28 guests, it should be large enough for all your team to gather and enjoy nommin on some ramen!

6. Paint and sip (and sing!) at the City Art Room

There’s a reason why City Art Room was voted Charlotte’s best team-building venue. It’s versatile and fun! Host a private party at City Art Room and choose from more than 20 art-based activities, such as pottery painting, wood and canvas painting, and karaoke.

They also offer a unique “Puzzle Painting,” in which each person paints a different piece that fits into a larger image when you’re done. You can book one of their locations in Westend and Boardwalk or have them come to you at a retreat space or a creative work space in Charlotte rental courtesy of Peerspace.

7. Hit the racetrack at Victory Lane Karting

You’re never too old for go-karts, especially at Victory Lane. In fact, the venue boasts 100,000 square feet of space to host your corporate event or team-building outing. Victory Lane Karting includes an arcade, virtual reality options, the Pit Road Bar and Grill, and Gasoline Alley bowling, making it a well-rounded option for a team outing!

8. Go on a scavenger hunt at Carowinds theme park

Just a 15-minute drive from the city, Carowinds theme park makes for an exciting team-building idea in Charlotte. In addition to riding the rollercoasters, you can go on an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt, play a game show, or attend a workshop by Teambonders. In fact, Carowinds has everything you need for an all-day outing, from on-site meeting spaces to catering options.

Is anyone on your team or in your personal life expecting? Then you need to see these adorable baby shower venue ideas in Charlotte next!

9. Take a bike or Segway ride with Charlotte NC Tours

Learn to find your way around Charlotte on a team-building tour by bike or Segway. This is an especially exciting option If you’re new to the city — or just want to see it from a different point of view. Charlotte NC Tours has various fun tour options, including “Bike & Brews” and “Taste & Cycle.” Whether you hit the streets for a food tour or a Segway Skills Challenge, you’ll enjoy your time exploring the city as a team!

10. Explore the city on the Trolley Pub bike bar

For a different kind of tour, hop onto the Trolley Pub. It’s a 14-seat bike bar that will transport you through Uptown, the South End, or NoDa. Rent multiple bikes to bring up to 54 people along. You’ll stop at several pubs along the way and can bring your own beer onto the trolley. Don’t worry, you have a driver doing the road navigation. Therefore, you and your team can just sit back, sip, and take in the city in a new way.

11. Go for a paddle at Anne Springs Close Greenway

Enjoy the best of Charlotte’s scenic outdoor options with a kayak outing on Lake Haigler, hosted by Anne Springs Close Greenway. You and your team can rent kayaks and go on a self-guided outdoor adventure. You must reserve kayaks in advance online. If you register to become a park member, you get 50% off the price of your kayak rental.

ASC Greenway is one of Charlotte’s most beloved parks and also offers you hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and camping, in case your group wants to make a full day of it.

12. Enjoy an afternoon of making and eating gourmet chocolates

Modern Chocolate Lab in Trendy and Urban Plaza
Source: Peerspace

Indulge your team in an afternoon of crafting from scratch chocolates at this modern chocolate lab in Plaza Midwood. This Peerspace rental venue is a fully operation chocolatier, dishing out chocolatey confections to the delighted masses. And now, they offer you and your team to join them and play Willy Wonka for the day!

Along with renting this space for a your private team building event, the host offers a two-hour truffles and bubbles chocolate truffle-making class that includes gluten and dairy-free options as well as whole food roll-ins, like berries and almonds! This is definitely a gourmet experience you and your team members will never forget.

Team-building ideas in Charlotte: conclusion

Elegant, exclusive, full-service event facility in the heart of Uptown Charlotte
Source: Peerspace

Charlotte is full of great team-building ideas both within the city and nearby. Choose one of these options for a standalone activity. In fact, you can mix and match several of them to design your own weekend retreat or all-day outing.

Rent a Peerspace venue to serve as your home base or retreat center for your activities for the most flexibility. Remember, you can contact your venue’s host for help adding catering options, A/V rentals, and more onto your booking!

Find unique venues in Charlotte on Peerspace

Get together somewhere better

Book thousands of unique spaces directly from local hosts.

Explore Spaces

Share your space and start earning

Join thousands of hosts renting their space for meetings, events, and photo shoots.

List Your Space