South-east venues

Posted on 13 September 2017

South-east venues

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The Gallivant

The Gallivant

Max Meeting 144
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100

New Lydd Road, Camber, TN31 7RB

Following a recent multi-million pound renovation, the Gallivant has over doubled in size, adding a private dining room, sitting room, library/snug, summer house dining room and terraces. Beyond that, there are two main reasons to visit: the first is food, which comes from an award-winning kitchen that focuses on sustainable cooking. The second is its location, which is over the road from the dunes that lead to Camber Sands. Its elegant beach-hut-style marquee is suitable for conferences, dinners or as a base for a day’s teambuilding.

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Macdonald Compleat Angler

Macdonald Compleat Angler

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 120

Marlow Bridge, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RG

You’ll find this four-star hotel on the banks of the Thames in picturesque Marlow. Among the Macdonald Compleat Angler’s function spaces, the Regency Room is the largest. We also like the look of the River Room, which opens out onto a covered terrace. For more intimate meetings, check out the Balmoral boardroom, which has a dedicated breakout space and access to the gardens. For dinner, Sindhu by Atul Kochar serves traditional Indian cuisine and is able to accommodate groups. In a quiet spot by the Marlow Weir, the hotel has its own private launches and boats for hire. Easy access to Heathrow and free Wi-Fi complete the package.

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Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle

Max Meeting 28
Max Standing 90
Max Banquet 56

Amberley , Pulborough, West Sussex, BN18 9ND

Amberley is one of Britain’s most famous luxury hotels, and with good reason. The 19-bedroom property, situated in the rolling South Downs near Arundel, dates back to 1100 and the reign of Henry I. Enclosed by a 60ft high medieval wall, it is well suited to private conferences, particularly those requiring tight security – there’s even a portcullis gate. Meeting rooms include the Great Room, which can accommodate 40 among its tapestries and suits of armour, and the more intimate King Charles Room for groups of up to 12. There is a tree house, which can be hired exclusively, and delegates can relax on an 18-hole putting golf course, tennis courts or the croquet lawn. More unusual teambuilding activities – such as medieval axe-throwing – are also available. Guests will be well wined and dined at Amberley’s acclaimed restaurant, which has three AA rosettes.

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Brookdale Hotel

Brookdale Hotel

Max Meeting 80
Max Standing 75
Max Banquet 75

Tregolls Road , Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1JZ

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Coworth Park

Coworth Park

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 200

London Road, Ascot Berkshire, Berkshire, SL5 7SE

Set in 240 acres of picturesque parkland, on the borders of Windsor Great Park, Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park hotel and spa offers a range of event rooms and leisure facilities for delegates. Bookers can choose from four flexible spaces – all complete with up-to-date AV equipment – for meetings, conferences or dinners. The Oak Room will seat 30 guests, as will the Grade II-listed Tower House, which offers great views of the lake from its balcony. For larger events, check out the Oval Room and Garden Room, which both come with their own terrace and have space for 100 seated guests each. On-site activities include tennis, cycling and riding at the venue’s very own equestrian centre. For downtime, a sleek spa boasts a spectacular pool. Getting there from town is a no-brainer – 45 minutes by car from Mayfair – while international delegates are a 20-minute ride away from Heathrow airport. Venue review of Christmas at Coworth Park Venue review of Weddings at Coworth Park

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The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel

The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel

Max Meeting 350
Max Standing 350
Max Banquet 300

Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AG

This hotel makes the most of its lovely riverside setting with opened-out spaces and panoramic views of the river. Set on the banks of the Thames and a mere 15 minutes from Heathrow airport, the venue houses a variety of meeting rooms, all of which have state-of-the-art AV technology. Leisure activities – a riverboat trip from the hotel’s private mooring, perhaps – also capitalise on the setting. In addition to the 181 comfortable bedrooms, the hotel boasts an awardwinning spa as well as a bistro-style offering called The Lock Bar and Kitchen. Expect a pared-back seasonal menu and riverside terrace.Restaurant review of Leftbank at The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel Restaurant review of The Lock at The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel

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The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 200

King Edwards Parade , Eastbourne, BN21 4EQ

Dominating Eastbourne’s promenade, this majestic hotel epitomises the Victorian seaside resort in all its grandeur. The Grand has an impressive selection of function rooms, suites and bedrooms – many with sea views – as well as elegant lounges. Event organisers are presented with a range of flexible suites, while both in-house restaurants have received many awards. The Western Lawns can be hired for teambuilding activities, while the sea’s available for powerboat rides.Venue review of Warren Weir Venue review of Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club 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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Legoland Windsor

Legoland Windsor

Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 320
Max Banquet 220

Legoland Windsor, Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire, Berkshire, SL4 4AY

Young-at-heart event bookers will be pleased to hear that LEGOLAND Windsor offers a range of conference facilities – themed, of course – in its 150-bedroom resort hotel. The dedicated conference wing LEGO Suite holds up to 300 delegates across six interlinked meeting rooms, all of them equipped with up-to-date AV equipment and playful interiors. Breakout activities take place in the theme park itself, and the teambuilding exercises on offer are both challenging and rewarding. A fitness suite and swimming pool will keep active delegates happy, while guests can relax in the Executive Bar & Lounge or the 100-seater Skyline Bar.Venue Focus: Legoland Windsor Resort

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Cineworld Crawley

Cineworld Crawley

Max Meeting 512
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 0

Unit 1, Crawley Leisure Park, London Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR

This newly refurbished cinema is close to the road, rail and air links of Gatwick, and its live-transmission capabilities can help spread corporate messages even further. Its auditoria and screening rooms include an IMAX and Italian leather seats. The in-house team makes set-up easy for events including meetings, awards ceremonies, press conferences and product launches. Business concluded, you can treat groups to a private screening of the latest blockbuster.Venue review of Cineworld Milton Keynes Venue review of Cineworld Wandsworth Venue review of Cineworld Wembley

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Alexander House Hotel

Alexander House Hotel

Max Meeting 200
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 150

Turners Hill, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH10 4QD

Looking for meeting space close to Gatwick? Alexander House should go straight on your shortlist. Set in a beautiful manor house, the five-star hotel has 58 guest bedrooms and a variety of event spaces for hire. The largest is the purpose-built Shelley Suite, which has its own private garden. The Wakehurst Suite is ideal for smaller meetings, while the south-facing Churchill Suite is good for special occasions. The Asquith and Boardroom work well for private dining and meetings. Downtime can be spent in the 120 acres of grounds, the Utopia Spa or one of the outdoor private hot tubs. The property recently added 19 luxury lodge suites.Information on Alexander Hotels

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The Garden House at Leeds Castle

The Garden House at Leeds Castle

Max Meeting 24
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 0

Leeds Castle, Maidstone, Kent, Kent, ME17 1PL

The recently refurbished Garden House is the latest addition to Leeds Castle's range of corporate event spaces. The house consists of one meeting room, which seats up to 24 delegates theatre or boardroom-style for seminars, presentations or conferences, and a smaller breakout room. State-of-the-art AV equipment and Wi-Fi come as standard with packages. For overnighters there are four en-suite double rooms in the Garden House and a further 17 in the Stable Courtyard. The castle itself can hold 80 meeting delegates, 100 diners and up to 39 overnight guests (in 20 luxury bedrooms), while a further three venue options are spread across the estate.

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Buckmore Park

Buckmore Park

Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 0

Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, Kent, ME5 9QG

From first-timers to pros, just about everyone has something to prove on the race track. The woodland Buckmore Park Kart Circuit is where Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton first tested their mettle, and it’s where anyone can now indulge their taste for speed. Established for more than half a century near Chatham in Kent, Buckmore is only 15 minutes from the M25 and a little more than half an hour from central London. It can cater for groups of all sizes, from individuals to corporate excursions with up to 280 drivers, and with two new fleets of karts added in 2013, the thrills – and the occasional spills – promise to be as spectacular as ever. The site has facilities that extend well beyond the circuit’s tyre walls. Quad bikes, Powerturn buggies and laser warfare games can all be arranged, for example. If you want to get serious, there’s a conference centre with meeting room hire and catering available. Christmas at Buckmore Park Teambuilding at Buckmore Park Kart Circuit Tried & Tested: Go-karting at Buckmore Park spring 2014

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Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue

Royal Berkshire, an Exclusive Venue

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 150

London Road, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0PP

Easily reached by road, rail or air, Royal Berkshire is an 18th-century country house run as a dedicated training and conferencing venue. Its function rooms include the standout Berkshire Suite: made up of the Marlborough and Wentworth rooms, its gold chandeliers make a stylish backdrop to business-focused events. Some 15 acres of grounds can be given over to sports, treasure hunts and games of giant chess. The venue is available for exclusive use.Information at Exclusive Hotels and Venues

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Raven

Raven's Ait

Max Meeting 250
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 320

Ravens Ait Island, Portsmouth Road , Surrey, Surrey, KT6 4HN

In the middle of the Thames, between Surbiton, Kingston and Hampton Court, the island of Raven’s Ait offers the convenience of a London location with the tranquillity of the countryside. Weddings, Christmas parties and other special occasions can all be catered for, and there’s a launch to bring you and your party to this private island. There are meeting spaces for groups ranging from 20 to 400. With the Thames at the end of the garden, you can break out into activities like boat racing at any stage. When it’s time to eat, bookers can take advantage of the 320-capacity Marquee, or the three smaller spaces for groups of 12 to 150.

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Rowhill Grange Hotel & Spa

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Spa

Max Meeting 160
Max Standing 160
Max Banquet 150

Wilmington, Kent, DA2 7QH

Part of the Alexander Hotels portfolio, this 19th-century manor house turned boutique hotel also has a conference centre: the Pavilion. The Clockhouse Suite, with its private bar and courtyard, is a good space for banquets and theatre-style conferences. Board meetings work well in The Wicket or Cottage Suite. The Utopia Spa has pools, saunas and steam rooms, and RG’s restaurant serves local produce. Fifteen acres of grounds can be used for team activities.Information on Alexander Hotels & Utopia Spas

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Grove House

Grove House

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 150

Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, Roehampton, London, SW15 5PJ

This 18th-century, Grade II*-listed property is one of the most striking in the University of Roehampton’s portfolio. Set in four acres of gardens, the property’s planted walkways and lily pond are popular with wedding parties, but also make a pleasant backdrop for conferencing and entertaining. The lawn area is a fine spot for summer events and teambuilding activities, while the venue itself offers elegant Georgian interiors. Grove House can hold small meetings for 20 people or dinner dances for 150 guests, while marquees are available for larger groups. En-suite accommodation is available over the summer.

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On5

On5

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 200

Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, SL5 7JX

On the fifth floor of Ascot Racecourse’s Grandstand, this flagship restaurant is the place to be for fine dining at the famous venue. Accessible by a private lift, the bar area is a central feature, with panoramic views that make it the obvious place to open the day with some champagne. A private balcony and roof terrace also keep the final furlongs in good eyeshot. On race days, drinks and afternoon tea packages are optional extras.Venue review of Ascot Racecourse Information on On5 hospitality Information on Parade Ring Restaurant hospitality Information on Private dining at Ascot Racecourse Information on Fine Dining & Hospitality – Royal Ascot Information on Fine Dining & Hospitality – Ascot Racedays

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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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Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel

Max Meeting 600
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 360

Maidstone Road, Hollingbourne, Kent, ME17 1RE

Next door to Leeds Castle, this four-star spa hotel offers 14 function rooms set in 26 green acres. The Heart of Kent Suite is one of the biggest in the county, with its own private entrance, reception area and bar. It divides into three spaces that work well for private dinners and theatre-style meetings. Cinema breaks are among the innovative add-ons to delegate packages. Eye-catching teambuilding options include gladiator events and human table-football.Venue review of Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel Venue review of Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel Venue review of Mercure London Watford Hotel

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Rhinefield House Hotel

Rhinefield House Hotel

Max Meeting 160
Max Standing 130
Max Banquet 100

Rhinefield Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QB

The bejewelled Alhambra dining room exemplifies the more-is-more approach at Rhinefield House. In 40 private acres, deep within the New Forest, this mock-Tudor pile is a statement venue for meetings and events. Its Grand Hall, with galleried landing, suits conferences. The Hurst Castle suite has its own entrance and a terrace overlooking the property’s topiary orchard. A series of smaller boardroom-style spaces match up-to-the-minute facilities to original features like ornamental fireplaces and French doors.

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Ockenden Manor

Ockenden Manor

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 96

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, RH17 5LD

Set in nine acres of Sussex parkland, this attractive Elizabethan manor house is tucked away in a charming Tudor village. Some guest rooms have four-poster beds; all are adorned with antiques. For meetings and events, the oak-panelled Burrell Suite is a charming space, while the terrace and gardens can be used for teambuilding. The property’s attractive fine-dining restaurant can be hired exclusively for private dinners and receptions.

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CIM Moor Hall

CIM Moor Hall

Max Meeting 150
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 20

School Lane, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9QH

The Chartered Institute of Marketing’s distraction-free home is set up to help groups extract maximum value from training days and meetings. While Japanese-style koi carp ponds keep the atmosphere serene, purpose-built function rooms offer all the hi-tech AV you’ll need for a contemporary off-siter. In the original manor house, mobile HD presentation screens are now available in a pair of meeting spaces recently fashioned from the old library. Once the day’s business targets have been hit, groups can relax into teambuilding activities such as dragon-boat racing, Segway driving, archery, iPad treasure hunts and murder-mystery dinners. Foodies should know that the culinary pleasures of Bray are close at hand; and for overnighters, all bedrooms are recently refurbished.

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Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Max Meeting 600
Max Standing 600
Max Banquet 600

Millbrook, Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, MK45 2HZ

This Bedfordshire retreat features a dedicated conference centre (The Venue), with a large meeting room that can be broken up into eight separate spaces. There’s also a business centre, which can accommodate 10 delegates. For overnight stays, there are 700 luxury lodges, all within woodland, and a 75-bedroom hotel. As you’d expect, the focus can be as much on leisure as business, and there’s a wide range of teambuilding activities on-site. Venue review of Center Parcs Elveden Forest Venue review of Center Parcs Longleat Forest Venue review of Center Parcs Sherwood Forest

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Visit Essex for Business

Visit Essex for Business

Max Meeting 0
Max Standing 0
Max Banquet 0

Visit Essex for Business, County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford , Essex, Essex, CM1 1QH

With a holy trinity of coast, town and countryside – and the Olympic Park and City of London on its doorstep – Essex delivers across the board for conferencing and incentives. The county is easily accessible from the UK and Europe, with many venues located next to the M25, M11, A12 and Stansted Airport. VisitEssex’s Business Tourism Unit is the booker’s go-to for impartial advice and assistance via a free service. There’s a broad spectrum of hotels and conference venues on offer, but meetings can also be held on board a Thames sailing barge, or at Layer Marney Tower, the tallest Tudor gatehouse in the UK. Essex is a playground for incentive trips, which can include wine tasting in an English vineyard, country pursuits, or a round of golf on one of the county’s 60 courses. Nearby ports include London Cruise Terminal and Tilbury and Harwich International.

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The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 120

South Street, Midhurst, GU29 9NH

Found in the South Downs National Park, The Spread Eagle dates back to 1430. Original features include inglenook fireplaces, Flemish stained-glass windows and attractive oak beams. The largest function room is the Jacobean Hall, which has heraldic banners and a minstrels’ gallery. The more intimate King Edward VII Suite is ideal for informal meetings. For some R&R, the Scandinavian-style spa and indoor pool beckons.

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Oaks Farm

Oaks Farm

Max Meeting 100
Max Standing 150
Max Banquet 100

Oaks Lane, Off Oaks Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 5HP

Ten miles outside London's city limits, Oaks Farm is a destination for groups who want to escape to the country without really trying. Surrounded by parkland and a golf course, its own two acres of cottage gardens hide a trio of function spaces. There's the recently refurbished Stable Barn, which is good for conference-style meetings, as well as a traditional Victorian Barn. Oak beams and floor make this one a cosy spot for dinners and dancing – though a sound limiter means parties going later into the night should opt for a DJ over an amplified live band. Finally, the light-filled Orangery has fine views across the gardens, which lend themselves easily to alfresco teambuilding activities.

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Buxted Park Hotel

Buxted Park Hotel

Max Meeting 180
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 120

Buxted, Uckfield, TN22 4AY

At the centre of a 312-acre parkland estate, Buxted Park is Hand Picked Hotels’ carefully chosen Sussex property. As you’d expect of a Palladian mansion, it’s a handsome confection of high ceilings, sash windows and other stately features. Meeting rooms are light and airy, and the extensive grounds can host all sorts of teambuilding activities. The Ballroom hosts gala dinners and other showpiece events, but look out too for the Orangery, with its anteroom and terrace.

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Bailiffscourt Hotel

Bailiffscourt Hotel

Max Meeting 48
Max Standing 100
Max Banquet 90

Climping Street, Climping, Littlehampton, BN17 5RW

This luxury hotel on the Sussex coast might look like a lovingly restored medieval manor house – mullioned windows, narrow passageways, fire-lit lounges – but it wasn’t designed until 1927. The bedrooms are found in pretty houses and cottages which sit in 30 acres of private parkland. Event spaces include two private dining rooms and a 13th-century chapel. The hotel’s spa is built in the style of a Sussex barn, and Climping Beach is close by too.

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The Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel

Max Meeting 110
Max Standing 180
Max Banquet 110

Henley-on-Thames , Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, RG9 2AR

Perched beside the Grade I-listed Henley Bridge, with views over Henley Regatta’s course, this 16th-century inn has been lovingly restored, combining bags of historic character with modern facilities. Three meeting rooms, elegantly decorated with ornate plasterwork, hold between 10 and 110 delegates. A pair of intimate boardrooms convert beautifully into private dining spaces and an elegant reception room, in the hotel’s bar, is available for exclusive use. The best space for social events is the Regatta Suite, which can be hired with a marquee to accommodate weddings for up to 160 seated or 200 standing guests. During Henley Royal Regatta in July, the hotel serves up a range of hospitality packages, with great views of the Thames from the Riverside and Thamesis Suites. The Red Lion is 20 minutes from Dorney Lake, making it a good option for entertaining during the Olympic rowing.

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Langshott Manor

Langshott Manor

Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 80
Max Banquet 60

Ladbroke Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 9LN

Set in an attractive Elizabethan property, Langshott Manor is surrounded by a quaint medieval moat. Its Gallery overlooks a secluded garden, while the Boardroom offers access to a private deck. In the oldest part of the hotel, St Peter’s has a log fireplace and oak beams, with views of the grounds and terrace. The venue works well for exclusive-use events: the Mulberry restaurant can host dinners and serves as a fetching meeting space.Information on Alexander Hotels & Utopia Spas

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Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Max Meeting 90
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 180

Maidstone , Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1PL

Surrounded by a moat and 500 acres of parkland, Leeds Castle offers a historic setting for conferences, activity days and banqueting. We like the dining room that showcases Chinese porcelain and French tapestries, as well as the standalone Maiden’s Tower (once a Tudor bake house) with its five en-suite bedrooms. The carefully restored timber-framed barn of Fairfax Hall is our pick for receptions, while the Garden House is the spot for small meetings.

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Royal Windsor Racecourse

Royal Windsor Racecourse

Max Meeting 280
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 240

Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JJ

Overlooked by Windsor Castle and set in 165 acres of countryside on the banks of the Thames, Royal Windsor Racecourse has plenty to tempt year-round. On race days, it delivers straight-up hospitality in the Racecourse or Parade Ring viewing suites, along with pre-race conference packages. Outside the racing calendar, the venue is popular for large-scale conferences; with all that outdoor space, teambuilding activities are easily arranged too.

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Tofte Manor

Tofte Manor

Max Meeting 50
Max Standing 450
Max Banquet 40

Souldrop Road , Rushden, Bedfordshire, MK44 1HH

Tucked away in the Bedfordshire countryside, 60 miles north of London, and less than 40 minutes from St Pancras, is Tofte Manor. This 17th-century manor house is surrounded by 50 acres of land, five of which are beautiful landscaped gardens. Within the main Manor House, the stand-out space is the wood-clad Dining Room, which will seat 40 guests for a private dinner and slightly more for a meeting. The nearby Drawing Room, Library and Study are also available for use, providing cosy environs for breakout sessions. The Crystal Room, located in the Stables Courtyard, is ideal for serious conferencing and comes with cutting-edge AV kit. For a more loose-tie atmosphere, check out the Sekmet Cottage, which works well for relaxed meetings, or the octagonal Sanctuary, which is hidden away in a private area of the gardens, close to the Labyrinth.

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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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Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens

Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 120
Max Banquet 117

Ridge Lane, Rotherwick, RG27 9AZ

With its 66 acres of grounds, Tylney Hall is a picturesque venue for conferences, banquets and corporate entertainment. Highlights include: the baronial Tylney Suite, with its oak panelling and minstrels’ gallery; the Chestnut Suite, a party space with adjacent reception area, bar and cloakroom; and the self-contained Hampshire Suite, which has a private garden. Outdoor activities are a speciality here, including treasure hunts, clay-pigeon shooting, falconry and archery.Venue review of Warren Weir Venue review of Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club Venue review of The Grand Hotel Eastbourne Venue review of Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa

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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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Lillibrooke Manor

Lillibrooke Manor

Max Meeting 120
Max Standing 300
Max Banquet 170

Ockwells Road, Cox Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LP

Set in 15 acres of Berkshire countryside, this 15th-century manor house combines period features with modern corporate facilities. Beneath a beamed ceiling and wrought-iron chandeliers, the Great Barn – one of the largest Grade II-listed barns in the country – has a PA system and retractable screen and projector for presentations and receptions. The Small Barn has similar facilities for more intimate events – and it’s great for dinners or conferences. The gardens that envelop them both offer a bucolic backdrop for drinks receptions or breakouts. And you shouldn’t have any problems getting here: Lillibrooke is a 40-minute drive from London, or just two miles from Maidenhead’s mainline rail station.

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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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Elite Hotels

Elite Hotels

Max Meeting 388
Max Standing 400
Max Banquet 280

Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JR

Elite Hotels is an independent, UK-based hotel group that owns some of the UK’s outstanding country house hotels. Specialising in restoring historic houses, the group has a number of properties around southeast England that are perfect for short breaks, meetings & staff away days.Latest news This autumn, the hotel group is offering delegates the chance to learn how to fly a drone. Groups of 20 or more taking part in team events at any of the group's hotels will nominate one of their colleagues to get expert tuition and film the rest of the team.

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Newmarket Racecourses

Newmarket Racecourses

Max Meeting 300
Max Standing 500
Max Banquet 500

Rowley Mile Conference Centre, Rowley Mile Racecourse, Newmarket, Suffolk, Suffolk, CB8 0TF

The Home of Racing in Suffolk has a rich equine heritage – it is the town where horseracing was born 350-odd years ago – and maintains that prestige today, as the HQ of British horseracing. Its racecourses host some of the calendar’s most important dates, such as the QIPCO Guineas Festival. The venue has moved with the times, though, offering conference facilities and hospitality to match the best of the Jockey Club portfolio, to which it belongs. If conferencing is a priority then the Millennium Suite in the like-named Grandstand is worth a look, accommodating up to 300 delegates. Alternatively, The Champions Gallery has space for 50 theatre style and looks out over the finishing straight. July is when the course really comes to life with a string of concert dates to go with the mainstay racing. The Adnams Newmarket Nights attract world-famous pop stars, making hospitality options in the area a no-brainer.

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South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel

South Lodge, an Exclusive Hotel

Max Meeting 170
Max Standing 250
Max Banquet 120

Brighton Road, Nr Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PS

Built in 1883, South Lodge is set in 93 acres of parkland in the South Downs. Besides its well-appointed bedrooms, there’s a conference wing with a video conferencing suite. Our top spot is the Gladstone, which combines luxurious furnishings with hi-spec AV. Events can also take place in fine-dining restaurant The Pass, a large-scale take on a chef’s table, with an open kitchen and LCD screens showing the chefs at work.Restaurant review of The Camellia at South Lodge Hotel Information on Exclusive Hotels and Venues

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Angel House

Angel House

Max Meeting 60
Max Standing 80
Max Banquet 0

1 Brunswick Terrace, Hove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN3 1HN

This 1820s Brighton seafront house is only 50 minutes from London. Over the years it’s been a home to actors and writers alike. Recently, it’s appeared on TV itself and become a go-to for events. Two main event spaces – The Morning Room and The Regency Room – are filled with natural light and, when the windows are open, fresh sea air too. For breakouts, The Study is able to accommodate 12 guests, while the whole venue is kitted out with top-notch AV facilities that includes Bose audio equipment. Three preferred caterers are on hand to nourish delegates, while suppliers for other needs, like entertainment and flowers, are easily arranged.

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Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club

Max Meeting 160
Max Standing 200
Max Banquet 160

Wych Cross , Forest Row, RH18 5JR

This beautiful Victorian mansion is set amid 186 acres of landscaped Sussex countryside, with pristine lawns, secret gardens, lakes and woodland trails through Ashdown Forest. Popular with weekenders (there’s golf, tennis, a gym and a spa on site), the hotel is also serious about corporate events, offering modern facilities and sharp service to complement the grand façade and its stately surrounds. Fifteen suites and syndicate rooms cater for conferences, banqueting and wedding receptions. The hotel’s Anderida Restaurant, which can be hired together with its cellar of fine wines, maintains an excellent reputation.Venue review of Warren Weir Venue review of The Grand Hotel Eastbourne Venue review of Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens Venue review of Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa Latest news Drawing inspiration from its history as a covenant, the Sussex hotel has given it’s Mary Towneley Lounge a makeover and is now available as a breakout space for delegates to use during meetings 

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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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