24 July 2014

Venues & Events

Search for exciting venues and events

Find a Venue

Venue & Events Free Helpline

If you need advice or help finding venues or event suppliers, use our free helpline service.

Click here

Square Meal Selections

Register here for your Square Meal Guides


What is the most important factor when booking a venue for a Christmas party?


The Library Room at Chewton Glen


chewton glen 02 - chewton_glen_02.jpgMartin Skan, who owned Chewton Glen for 40 years, chose this bright room as his office – and it’s easy to see why. Kitted out with one-way windows and its own entrance just off the main forecourt, it provides a private space from where to watch the comings and goings of the hotel – and, as our insider points out, it’s great for celeb-spotting!

During the day, it’s set up like a boardroom, accommodating up to 16 delegates on large comfortable directors’ chairs, with natural daylight pouring in through a strategically placed skylight. At night, the chunky centrepiece table converts for snooker, with a resident pro available to offer lessons for guests. You can let air in (and smokers out) through French windows that lead out to a small paved patio and the hotel’s comfortable lounges are just adjacent. There is also a large pull-down screen with projector, a 50in plasma TV, Bose surround-sound speakers and an en-suite loo.

This article first appeared in Square Meal Venues & Events magazine, Summer 2008.

« Mini Features