• Meetings & Events Bloom at World of Wings

    POSTED June 4, 2014

Last week, I attended the monthly meeting of the North Jersey chapter of ISES. Like most meetings, I was interested in the subject matter, but I was also particularly interested in the venue - WOW in Teaneck. "What is that?" I thought. I knew I had to make the 1 ½ ride from my home in central New Jersey.

WOW, or World of Wings, is a unique museum/complex that houses exotic butterflies, moths and reptiles. It’s perfect for kids, with plenty of interactive exhibits and little ones have several spaces all to themselves for romping around. The birthday party rooms are extensive and there’s even a series of rooms that are decorated like different rooms in a doll house that could be good for kids of any age, but the real gem for a meeting or event planner is the Windsor Hall catering and conference center.

It’s attached to the main building but has a separate entrance and convenient parking. Both the stateroom (smaller conference-style room) and Imago room (larger event space) feature floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the butterfly atrium. Imagine having a meeting or event with views of tropical plants and flowers, bright, natural light and bright butterflies gently flitting about the space. The largest and most updated room is Windsor Hall’s ballroom. Book a little time before or after your event for guests to enjoy wandering the butterfly atrium.

If you haven’t been to Teaneck’s World of Wings and are looking for something different in north Jersey, call Joanne Lee at 201.833.4650 xt. 2009 to schedule a visit. Visit windsorhallnj.com or wowbutterfly.com for more information. 

Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.