M25 North

Posted on 07 March 2017

M25 North

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Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 120

The Mansion House, Luton, LU1 3TQ

Grade I-listed Luton Hoo sits proudly in over 1,000 acres of parkland. The 18th-century stately home incorporates individually styled bedrooms, while its event spaces range from converted stables to ornate state rooms. The spa comprises a large indoor pool and there’s further indulgence to be had in the fine-dining Wernher Restaurant. Also on the Luton Hoo estate is Warren Weir, a self-contained meetings facility by the river Lea. The 18-hole golf course is another draw.

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The Grove

The Grove

Max Meeting 450
Max Standing 700
Max Banquet 480

Chandler's Cross, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG

Sitting in 300 acres of Hertfordshire countryside just 30 minutes from the West End, it’s no surprise that ‘London’s country estate’ is such a hit with corporate groups. The 18th-century manor house’s interiors are refreshingly relaxed. As well as 227 bedrooms and suites, three restaurants and modern meeting spaces, there’s a championship golf course and an awardwinning spa. For alfresco entertaining, the three-acre Walled Garden is an enticing space, and the events team organises teambuilding exercises like barbecue masterclasses or beach volleyball. A refurbishment of the hotel will end summer 2016.

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Fanhams Hall, an Exclusive Venue

Fanhams Hall, an Exclusive Venue

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 130

Fanhams Hall Road, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 7PZ

A Grade II-listed Jacobean mansion run as a dedicated training and conferencing venue by Exclusive Hotels and Venues, Fanhams has a wide range of meeting rooms and breakout spaces for business-focused groups. Those in need of a creativity boost can use the Energy Zone. As well as trips to the soundproofed Karaoke Klub, teambuilding activities include treasure hunts, volleyball and croquet. Laser combat games, sheep shearing and microlight flying are arranged off-site.Information on Exclusive Hotels and Venues

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Warren Weir (at Luton Hoo Hotel)

Warren Weir (at Luton Hoo Hotel)

Max Meeting 388
Max Standing 340
Max Banquet 280

The Mansion House, Nr Luton, LU1 3TQ

Warren Weir is set amid the Capability Brown-designed parkland of Grade I-listed Luton Hoo Hotel. Named after the weir that tumbles through its grounds, this purpose-built meeting and events venue is comprised of function rooms, a hospitality lounge, authentically styled bedrooms and leisure facilities that include a swimming pool and gym. The venue lays on its own fleet of London cabs to transport delegates between Warren Weir and the main mansion house with its grand entertaining spaces. Teambuilding activities on the 1,000-acre estate include grass karting, water zorbing, and dog-and-duck handling.Venue review of Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club Venue review of The Grand Hotel Eastbourne Venue review of Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens Venue review of Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa 'Blackhawk Dine' - Group focus on Elite Hotels, autumn 2013

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Sopwell House

Sopwell House

Max Meeting 380
Max Standing 700
Max Banquet 300

Cottonmill Lane Sopwell St. Albans , St. Albans, AL1 2HQ

This country house hotel’s elegant Georgian lines and 12 acres of lush grounds make it a solid choice for smart, tranquil off-siters. Its delegate packages reveal a focus on stressless events, with spa visits, fine-dining experiences and teambuilding activities (from lawn games to laser shooting) available to add on. The ground-floor event suites have a dedicated entrance, a pair of bars and a picturesque terrace – just the spot for summer breakouts.

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Down Hall Country House Hotel

Down Hall Country House Hotel

Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 180

Matching Road, Hatfield Heath, , Sawbridgeworth, CM22 7AS

Despite its handy location halfway between central London and Stansted Airport, Down Hall feels like a rural retreat. Sitting in 110 acres of grounds, the four-star hotel, which dates back to the 16th century, now features 26 flexible function rooms. The ornate meeting spaces have natural light and high ceilings, some with intricate woodwork and chandeliers. The contemporary Grill Room Restaurant serves a modern English menu using ingredients from the hotel’s own garden. The grounds are ideal for teambuilding activities, such as clay pigeon shooting or quad biking. The venue is also licensed for weddings, with space for up to 180 guests.LATEST NEWS The Essex country house hotel has opened a new spa to kick-start an ongoing £6m development that will see all 100 bedrooms refurbished. The project is set for completion by  mid-2016.

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Brocket Hall

Brocket Hall

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 150

Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL8 7XG

A traditional country house atmosphere is the order of the day at Brocket Hall, just 22 miles north of Hyde Park Corner. This Grade I-listed country house matches a classically English setting to elegant modern facilities. The Hall is available for exclusive use, and its two challenging courses and renowned academy facilities make it a great golfing destination. Meeting and dining facilities are also available at nearby Auberge du Lac Restaurant and the Clubhouse.

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Pendley Manor

Pendley Manor

Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 200

Cow Lane , Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5QY

Fresh from a refurb, this Victorian manor house is a four-star hotel, set in 35 acres of parkland close to London. A purpose-built conference centre adds to the handful of period boardrooms in the main house. Popular for weddings, the hotel’s ballroom can also host meetings, while the elegant Oak Restaurant serves traditional fare.Teambuilding is a speciality, with a four-acre meadow ideal for motorised events (hot-air ballooning can be organised).

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Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club

Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club

Max Meeting 196
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 144

Ware , Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0SD

This five-star hotel and country club is a well-positioned retreat for Londoners: it sits among 200 acres of Hertfordshire parkland, within an hour from the capital. The stately Jacobean property has 161 elegant bedrooms, and there are 14 event spaces, many of which have retained their open fireplaces and period features. The most impressive is Poles Hall, formerly a convent chapel, which lends itself to atmospheric dinners. Among the resort’s strengths are its leisure facilities, which include a health club and tennis courts, along with an 18-hole championship golf course that has played host to the English Open.

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Chartwell (Derby) Ltd

Chartwell (Derby) Ltd

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 150

Chartwell House 1 Brunel Parkway Pride Park , Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8HR

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High Elms Manor

High Elms Manor

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 100

High Elms Lane, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD25 0JX

High Elms Manor is a Grade II-listed Georgian country house in Hertfordshire. Having hosted Midsomer Murders no less than three times, it is also a regular on TV. The house was used as a rehabilitation centre after WWII, and then a school in the 1990s, but it now serves as a smart venue for weddings and corporate functions. A 20-seater mahogany boardroom table has been added to its dining room and a crystal chandelier to the Ballroom. Licensed for civil ceremonies, the library has become an elegant wedding destination with floorto- ceiling silk curtains. There’s even a helipad for anyone planning a particularly grand entrance.

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Woburn Abbey Estate

Woburn Abbey Estate

Max Meeting 5000
Max Standing 15000
Max Banquet 5000

Woburn Abbey Estate , Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, MK17 9WA

One of the UK’s finest historic houses, Woburn Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Bedford for over 300 years. The estate offers four different venues for events, with beautiful woodland providing the backdrop. The highlight is the Sculpture Gallery, set in an elegant period building overlooking the Rose Garden and Camellia Lake, while the modern Safari Lodge is a less formal option, located in the estate’s safari park. In the Deer Park, large marquees can hold up to 15,000 people for corporate entertaining and open-air concerts. The estate also has three championship golf courses, a hotel and the highwire forest adventure Go Ape!. Venue review of The Inn at Woburn Weddings at Woburn Abbey Estate Christmas at Woburn Abbey Estate

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The Woburn Hotel

The Woburn Hotel

Max Meeting 35
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 80

1 George Street , Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PX

One of the country’s finest historic houses, Woburn Abbey has been home to the Dukes of Bedford for over 300 years. The 13,000-acre estate offers four completely different venues for events against the glorious backdrop of surrounding woodland. The estate also encompasses Woburn Golf Club with three championship courses. The Woburn Hotel offers five stylish meeting rooms – The Canaletto Suites (1 and 2), Red Room, Conservatory and Covent Garden – that can accommodate groups of between eight and 100 delegates, and come with AV facilities and Wi-Fi. The hotel has 48 contemporary en-suite bedrooms available while, across the courtyard, there are seven individually decorated cottages, offering further accommodation for corporate guests. Close to Milton Keynes and the M1, Woburn is about an hour from London, with great transport links from around the UK. The Inn at Woburn Weddings at Woburn Abbey Estate Christmas at Woburn

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