Let's face it, chocolate is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Fortunately, there are a number of event venues where chocolate is a special draw. Here's a look at a few of them:
Chocolate Kingdom (Florida)
Through the interactive 45-minute Factory Adventure Tour, visitors to Chocolate Kingdom discover all of the steps that it takes to transform cocoa into the chocolate bars that we all know and love. The Cacao Tree Greenhouse, Mystical River of Chocolate and Chocolate Museum offer a Bean-to-the-Bar experience and an opportunity to discover more about chocolate.
Chocolate Kingdom welcomes groups. They will break large groups up to into smaller groups of 20 to 25 and begin a new tour every 20 minutes.
Hotel Chocolat & Boucan Restaurant (St. Lucia)
A chic boutique hotel in a rainforest setting, Hotel Chocolat is located on Rabot Estate, Saint Lucia’s oldest chocolate and cocoa plantation. The 6 chic lodges and 8 luxe lodges provide exquisite views of the iconic Petit Piton. There are freshly made chocolate treats in every room. Boucon restaurant specializes in cacao cuisine with sweet and savory dishes fusing fresh local produce with this delectable delicacy. From plantation tours to cocoa spa treatments to the opportunity to create your own signature chocolate, corporate groups will be immersed in chocolate.
Soma chocolatemaker (Toronto)
With two locations, Soma chocolatemaker provides an close and upfront view of how chocolate treats are created. At the Distillery District location, there guests can view the chocolate factory in operation as they enjoy delicious goodies at the chocolate bar. If you let the manager know when your small group is coming, they'll be happy to give you a personal orientation to how they select, transport and transform chocolate. With enough lead time, the King Street West location has been used for small events.Both locations will be happy to create custom chocolates for your special or corporate events.
For more venues where corporate groups can explore chocolate, also consult Chocolate Theme Parks, Festivals and Fun Factories on the Cvent Event Blog.
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