Corporate Retreat at Barton Hill Farms
Your hard-working crew pulls together every day to make the business a success. Say “thank you” to your team members and their families with a corporate retreat at Barton Hill Farms. Our 118-acre farm and events venue on the banks of the Colorado River is a one-of-a-kind outdoor retreat from the daily grind. Ancient cottonwood and pecan trees dot the rural landscape and provide shade for our herds of Angus cows, Longhorns, Dorper Sheep, goats, mini-horses, pigs, and hens.
Located just 30 miles southeast of downtown Austin, the farm can accommodate corporate groups sized 200-5000 — plenty of space for all your employees and their families.
Barton Hill Farms is available for private company retreats on Wednesdays & Thursdays from October-November in the Fall and March through May in the Spring. Fall brings the famous Austin Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Spring on the farm is a time of blooms and bounty. Seasonal Crops may include sunflowers, zinnias, strawberries, and more. (The Market Garden is not included in the Corporate Event Package.)
The minimum is 200 paid admissions plus food and beverages for a private corporate event. We are fully licensed through the TABC as a Beer and Wine Retailer. Not all activities are included and are extra, if requested. A deposit of 50% is non-refundable and is due to secure your date/time. We are mostly an outdoor venue; however, we are happy to provide rain out dates/times for your event should it rain. For pricing and availability, please contact our event planner at [email protected]
With over ample acres of wide-open green space available for roaming, a team event at Barton Hill Farms lets your crew get some much-needed social time while leaving plenty of room for maintaining a safe distance.
To keep everyone safe, we’ve implemented preventative measures based on CDC guidelines. Steps include:
- Cashless operations
- Daily health checks for staff
- Frequent sanitation of high touch points
- Masks are worn when 6 ft of space is not reasonable.
To learn more about our COVID-19 procedures, view our Farm Policies page.
Escape Austin and Enjoy the Outdoors with your Team!
What To Do on the Farm
During your corporate retreat, your employees and their families will have full run of our 100-acre farm. You’re encouraged to bring a photographer to document your day in the Texas countryside!
Over 30 family-friendly activities will be included in your day, like:
- Shooting hoops in the Competitive Ball Zone
- Playing Human Foosball
- Trying their hand at Archery or Apple Blasting with our Cannons
- Riding along on a hayride
- Fishing in our catch-and-release pond
- Touring the animal habitats on our Grain Train or the Bee Train
- Playing in our giant Lively ship sandbox
- Bouncing on our two 70’ x 35’ Jumbo Jumpers
- Climbing and sliding on the Fort Wilbarger playscape
- Lawn and Yard games….the list goes on and on…
You’ll also have use of our covered pavilion, cedar barn, and plenty of picnic spaces throughout the lawn. Smaller groups may enjoy the Bier Garten.
And in the fall, the whole family can enjoy our 4-acre corn maze, grown in a different shape and with a different theme every year.
Customize Your Corporate Event
It’s your day. We can help you to customize your corporate retreat with presentations, special events, and team building exercises. We’re here to provide a flexible space that you can use in whatever way is best for your team members.
Possible special attractions could include:
- Live music or DJ
- A mechanical bull
- Face painting
- A magic show
- A rodeo
- Big screen movie
- Strawberry picking (seasonal)
- Flower picking (seasonal)
- Pumpkin patch (seasonal)
We have an extensive list of entertainment vendors that provide a wide variety of event services. If you’re looking for something we haven’t provided in the past, our event planner can work with you to bring your unique event to life.
Food and Drinks for Your Team
No outside food vendors are necessary for your team building day on the farm. Barton Hill Farms can cater your event, whether you want to keep it casual or go all out. We can accomodate all allergies and dietary restrictions. We can also provide plenty of drinks, like Lavelle’s Lemonade, frozen lemonade slushes, tea, soda, and water.
If you’d like to bring in an outside caterer, they must be licensed and permitted by the Bastrop County Development Office.
Barton Hill Farms is licensed to sell beer and wine by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. No outdoor alcohol is permitted into the farm, and no coolers or cooler bags are allowed.
Our parking lot can accommodate up to 2,000 vehicles at no additional cost. We have a trained parking staff to facilitate an efficient and safe arrival and departure.
Corporate events at Barton Hill Farms last for 4 hours. If you would like more time, contact our event planner.
We do! All your team members have to do is show up and enjoy.