Early arrivals (optional – any expenses will be borne by attendees as they are not included in the retreat fee).
New Orleans more than lives up to its reputation as one of the world’s most interesting cities with its countless options for food, music, arts, shopping, recreation, and scenic beauty. Our venue page lists a few area highlights we think exceptional enough to check out but can’t fit into our retreat schedule.
Note: All social activities from Wednesday evening to Friday include the full group of entrepreneurs and spouses/significant others and are included in the SERGE retreat fee.
Early check in may be requested. SERGE attendees may use our welcome reception room while waiting for their room assignments and will also have full access to the Ritz Carlton facilities.
We’ll enjoy a cocktail reception in the library room at the Ritz. Then, we’ll have dinner in the hotel’s courtyard, an elegant setting which includes a wrought iron gazebo and fountain.
Group breakfast at Ritz Carlton Crescent View room overlooking the French Quarter.
[Followed by the learning program and the lunch at The Ritz.]
We will enjoy a jazz dinner at Arnoud’s, which has been a staple of New Orleans’s fine dining scene for over 100 years. Historic Arnoud’s, which overlooks Bourbon Street, provides the perfect setting for intimate conversations with a mix of old and new friends.
Group breakfast at the Ritz Carlton Crescent View room overlooking the French Quarter.
[Followed by the learning program till noon]
Lunch will be in the French Quarter and followed by a Second Line Parade down Bourbon Street to Pat O’Briens, a quintessentially New Orleans bar first opened in 1933. Pat O’Briens features a 4,000 square foot patio with a copper fountain built to resemble a champagne glass. Pat O’Briens also includes a restaurant, which serves NOLA favorites including jambalaya, shrimp creole, shrimp and fried grits and alligator tenderloin.
We’ll enjoy a closing reception and dinner in a special New Orleans venue as our opportunity to build on friendships and help each other.
Behind the scenes tour of Mardi Gras World & The World War ll Museum.
"Show us your Culture" costume fitting with cocktails.
6:30-8:30pm SERGE participants not riding in the parade will have a designated SERGE viewing area along the parade route.
(Please note that riding on the SERGE Halloween float in the parade is an optional SERGE event that will require an additional $1,100 charge per person)
6:30-9:00pm Krewe of Boo Halloween Parade on SERGE’s float through New Orleans. You are the parade! Throw your beads to more than 150,000 people lining the streets.
8:00-Til ? Monster Mash Extravaganza after-party. VIP Tickets. A Bloody Good Time!