Festivities and Fun at Milton House

Read about our first festive winter retreat in the lovely Bedfordshire countryside at Milton House.
Read about our first festive winter retreat in the lovely Bedfordshire countryside at Milton House.

The festive spirit was in full swing at Milton House for our first winter retreat.

As 2021 drew to a close, the Add to Event team came together in the Bedfordshire countryside at Milton House to reflect and celebrate everything we had achieved throughout the year and make exciting plans for 2022. As a remote first organisation, our quarterly retreats mark an important time in the Add to Event calendar for the team to come together face to face, get creative and hang out socially.

The idyllic Milton House in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside
The idyllic Milton House in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside

We wanted to focus this retreat on celebrating the successful year we had had coming out of the pandemic and giving the team an opportunity to relax in the peaceful surroundings. We went for walks, did some swimming in the indoor pool and there was a Yin Yoga session by candlelight under the Christmas tree.

The indoor 'party pool' at Milton House
The indoor 'party pool' at Milton House

We also spent some time tackling some of the big pieces of work for the coming year; focusing on our product, developing our internal culture and setting ourselves some ambitious goals for 2022.

Peter, from Gourmand Pierre, plating the dishes ready for our fine-dining meal
Peter, from Gourmand Pierre, plating the dishes ready for our fine-dining meal

We are lucky enough to be able to call on the incredible talent of the Add to Event marketplace when putting together our retreats. We kicked off our two days with a beautiful meal cooked by one of our suppliers, Gourmand Pierre. Peter treated us to three courses of delicious food which we followed up with a hilarious game of Murder Mystery.

The Add to Event team with a wonderful supplier on our platform; Gourmand Pierre
The Add to Event team with a wonderful supplier on our platform; Gourmand Pierre

On the second night, Darren and Joe took on the roles of Greg and Alex from the hit TV game show; Taskmaster. Setting the teams fun challenges to complete in the most inventive way possible to earn the most points. We were then transported to the Alps with an explosive feast concocted by Mr. Fitz and an 80’s Ski Lodge themed disco.

The Taskmaster challenges taking place in the Games Room
The Taskmaster challenges taking place in the Games Room

Everyone came away from the few days refreshed and ready to wind down to the winter break. Other highlights included, Santa delivering our first branded hoodies, our new Head of Product, James on the Mojitos and discovering hidden floristry talents with a wreath making workshop.

The team getting stuck in to the wreath-making workshop
The team getting stuck in to the wreath-making workshop

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