Nashville is one of the region’s cultural and creative hubs, making it a great place for local teams and visitors alike to take part in team building activities in and around the city. From the world’s top country music venues to scenic mountains and rivers, there’s enough in Nashville to keep your team busy for weeks. We’ve put together this list of our 11 favorite team building ideas in Nashville to get you started. But don’t stop there: browse Peerspace to find a range of unique venues to host your product launch, company photoshoot, and other team building outings!
1. Hit the targets at Flying Axes
For teams that enjoy a little friendly competition, an axe-throwing contest can make for a great team outing. Flying Axes is home to Nashville’s local axe-throwing league. You and your team can get in on the fun by renting out the venue for a group event of up to 88 people. You’ll have access to a private lane and targets (or the whole venue, depending on your group size), as well as a personal instructor to give some pointers to help improve your aim.
2. Create a unique team outing at a Peerspace venue
Renting a Peerspace venue is one of the most versatile team building ideas in Nashville that you can find. From a modern loft with a terrace in downtown to a cozy treehouse in Oak Hill, choose a venue that suits your team’s taste. Then host your own team building activities or book one of the workshops on this list. Since the venues are available to rent from local hosts, you’ll be able to customize them to your heart’s content. Just call up the Peerspace Concierge service for help booking a caterer, professional photographer, workshop facilitator, or anything else you need!
3. Record your own theme song with the Sound Kitchen
Nashville may be known for its country music scene, but you don’t have to be a star to write and record your own songs here. You and your team can be recording artists for a day by attending a team building workshop at the Sound Kitchen. Professional musicians will lead you in small groups through the process of writing a song about your company’s motto or mission. The workshop includes food and drink to keep your team satisfied while you enjoy the music.
4. Throw a painting party with Dabble Events
Get your paintbrush ready for a team building workshop with Dabble Events, which offers a mix of painting classes, cooking classes, and tours to get your team working together and exploring their creative side. Book an event at their downtown Nashville studio, or host them at your office or Peerspace venue for a fun standalone activity. You can even chose a cook-and-paint event, in which you’ll complete an 8×10 painting while waiting for your meal to be ready!
5. Host your own summer camp with Camp No Counselors
Summer camp isn’t just for kids, and with Camp No Counselors, you’ll get to do things your own way. This all-in-one adventure includes arts and crafts, outdoor activities (on land and on water), an open bar, catered food, and, of course, bunk beds for an authentic summer camp experience. This is one of the most easygoing team building ideas in Nashville if you’re looking for a weekend getaway.
6. Ride the zip lines at AdventureWorks
Take your team to new heights with the outdoor activities at AdventureWorks, including zip lines, bridges, and other ropes course challenges. Your team building workshop can be based around a customized program focused on leadership development, Myers-Briggs assessments, and more. Or, choose from other options, such as a kayak quest or an urban scavenger hunt.
7. Explore virtual reality at Digital Worlds VR
A virtual reality team building experience is a great activity for any time of year. At Digital Worlds VR, you can choose from a variety of games, including puzzle games, role-playing games, and more. If you rent the full venue for your private event, you’ll have access to seven VR stations and a seating area to watch while your colleagues play. This is a fun team building idea in Nashville for small to mid-sized teams looking for a high-tech, interactive experience!
8. Solve the clues at the Escape Game Nashville
If virtual reality isn’t your thing, solve the clues at Escape Game Nashville, where you and your team will have just one hour to solve a prison break, museum heist, or one of the venue’s other puzzles. These rooms are cleverly designed, offering an immersive experience that will require you to work together to win the game. Book ahead to reserve the venue for your group, and be sure to debrief afterward to discuss how you can apply these skills at the office.
9. Take a cooking class with Chef JoAnna
Nothing brings a team together like a gourmet meal that you’ve put together yourself, and Chef JoAnna is the perfect guide to lead you through the process. She offers both cooperative and competitive cooking lessons, such as designing deserts, pairing food and wine, and more. Or, try the “Be SENSE-ational! workshop,” in which you’ll break up into groups to taste new flavors and describe them to each other. You can host the event at your office or Peerspace venue.
10. Go on a bike tour with the Nashville Pedal Tavern
Bike tours are a fun way to explore a new city or to see your home turf in a new way. For an even more exciting adventure, board the Pedal Tavern for a BYOB outing on a 15-seat bike! Choose from tours through downtown, the Broadway district, and more. This is a fun day or nighttime activity that can take the place of a typical happy hour outing. Tours last around 90 minutes, and you can book more than one bike to accommodate larger groups of people.
11. Play volleyball at the SandBar Nashville
Nashville isn’t exactly known for its beaches, but that doesn’t have to stop you from having fun in the sand. Book a team building workshop at the SandBar, where you can build sandcastles, do yoga, play beach volleyball, and more. This is a great way to take off your shoes and enjoy the sun on a hot summer’s day— and cool off with a fresh coconut cocktail!
Nashville’s central location makes it a great starting point for all of your team building outings. If you’re looking for a gathering space in the city or a rural retreat outside of town, browse through the listings on Peerspace to find the perfect event space for you. You can filter your results by location, group size, and event type. When you find something you like, call up the Concierge service to inquire about catering, event staff, or A/V rental options!