With the task of organising an important event upon your shoulders, it’s necessary to know the what, where and why of each possible venue. After all, choosing the right corporate team building venue is the most important decision with maximum impact on the event quality. The type of venue, its location, catering options, the date of the event, the sophistication of the audiovisual equipment and the quality of the delegates’ experience – all are influenced by the venue you choose.
Is this a tall order? Difficult to achieve? Should you be practical and go for the venue that answers most of these requirements? Or can you depend on renowned luxurious venues to fine tune their spaces so that they fit your requirements best? There’s no reason to worry at this point, particularly if you have the time to look around several venues before making your final decision.
Choosing the ideal venue for that special event
Whether the venue you select is to celebrate a crop of brilliant employees, launch an incentive program or mark the organisation’s Annual Day, the tone of the event is celebratory. Can any conference hall or business venue do? We don’t think so!
Your guests, award winners, attendees and key speakers need to feel special even as they enter the premises and take in its ambience and special feel. If you make the right choice of venue, it’s half the battle won. When choosing a venue, you obviously don’t want cheap team-building venues, but smart-looking locations that make you feel proud.
Here’s a selection of team building venues that have got our team at Findmeaconference excited!
Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa
A mix of functional and professional, the Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa is an ideal choice if you’re looking for a venue to host business events and team-building. Plus the views are pretty stunning too, whether your inside for a meeting or outdoors for team-building!
The hotel has 14 different conference rooms and meeting spaces to choose from, each with its own distinctive character. The Pennine Suite accommodates a maximum of 700 guests and the Penny-Farthing Suite seats 200 guests, amid its fairy-tale decor, to give you an idea on room sizes.
Perhaps you need a small room for a few people? Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa can throw open the doors of its small meeting rooms too!
If a training room is what you have in mind, there’s a conference centre, replete with all facilities and services for a maximum of 30 people – intimate but just right for the occasion.
For leisure time, especially if your delegates and guests are staying on a 24-hour delegate package, there is plenty to do. Enjoy the spa facilities and beauty treatment rooms, hydro-pool and swimming pool. Then complete the busy business day with a delicious three course meal in the Courtyard Restaurant.
Best Western Chilworth Manor
Need a hush-hush place for a board meeting? Or an easily accessible location for interviews? Day-long seminars and conferences are well suited to this hotel for all its built-in conveniences. Giant chess and a fitness trail bring elements of team-building competition to the impressive hotel too!
Situated in the middle of Hampshire, Best Western Chilworth Manor is easily and quickly accessible from the M3 Junction 14 and M27 Junction. For conferences with a presentation, there are 11 air-conditioned rooms to choose from with tiered seating for a maximum of 130 delegates, replete with an interactive lectern, projection screen, etc.
This hotel also offers residential guests relaxation amenities including a health club and spa conveniences, an ultra-modern gym and a beauty treatment salon. 250 complimentary car parking spaces and free WiFi are available too.
Large or small, formal or informal, Best Western Chilworth Manor can accommodate event space requests easily and have a range of affordable packages available.
New Hall Hotel & Spa
The New Hall Hotel & Spa is superbly vintage at 800 years old and is expert in offering fine hospitality. Barely eight miles away from central Birmingham, it is well located to serve as a luxury or leisure hotel and meet all the needs of modern business meeting or conference.
This grand hotel makes its own business statement by combining its rich, original architectural features with modern amenities. Expect to enjoy internet broadband services from this stately building. It also has five fully-equipped meeting rooms to choose from and offers vast and elegant grounds for corporate team building sports events like golf and croquet.
At the top tier of meeting rooms and conference halls is the superbly crafted Great Chamber, originally built for King Henry VIII. Its classic grandeur is a great backdrop for boardroom meetings, conferences, and private corporate dining.
The Garden Pavilion, a permanent gazebo, is yet another great choice, and perfect for conferences, meetings for a maximum of 200 delegates. It’s also a wonderful spot for carrying out team-building events.
To get the perfect mind-body balance, the hotel offers spa services, while at the Health Club so personal fitness goals can be maintained. The tranquil surroundings, coupled with superb service and catering are topped with ultra-modern business services, making New Hall Hotel & Spa an excellent choice of team-building venue in Birmingham. With all arrangements taken care of professionally and according to plan, your event is stress-free and enjoyable.
Burnham Beeches Hotel
Away from the modern steel and glass buildings of the city is the elegant and historic Burnham Beeches Hotel, built on 10 acres of land with manicured lawns and gardens, all in the heart of Buckinghamshire. Who wouldn’t want to win an award here, or listen to a motivational speech, make a presentation or bring colleagues up to date with company news?
The tranquillity of Burnham Beeches Hotel and its old-world style create just the perfect business ambience one would want. With attractions like The Royal Ascot, Legoland and Windsor in its neighbourhood, Burnham Beeches Hotel is ideal for your corporate event, celebration and social functions.
The Laura Ashley design of the hotel’s interior creates a super stylish backdrop. This hotel presents seven unique and classic meeting rooms, each with its own distinctive background. This is further embellished by the lush outdoors where event organisers can host recreational activities, drinks receptions, etc. The multipurpose meeting rooms are superbly fitted with the gamut of business guest requirements, such as complimentary WiFi, LCD screens and projectors, all in place. Delegates whether as few as two or as many as 150, will be warmly accommodated here. This makes Burnham Beeches a very flexible team-building venue in the region. The hotel offers a range of customizations to alter seating plans and menus to meet your unique needs.
The hotel thoughtfully offers guests discounted accommodation rates, and access to the fitness centre, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Just the perfect way of unwinding and preparing for the next day.
Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa
How about hosting an office award function at a 19th-century Georgian mansion? Particularly if it’s Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa!
Its rural location notwithstanding, this hotel is easily accessible by major motorways and airports. Don’t be fooled by its heavy olden architecture; inside there are five meeting rooms, whether large, small or medium, each capable of rising to your occasion. Of these, the largest is the Terrace Suite, which is entirely modernised to have business amenities and free access to the patio outside. You can hold your team building challenges in any of the hotel’s meeting rooms.
The hotel understands that one size can’t fit all. So it understandably offers a variety of packages to suit different needs. Take, for instance, the meeting rooms here. Each can easily be used for icebreaker sessions, exclusive meetings, organisation milestone events, appreciation events or incentive programmes to name just a few. The Boardroom seats 36 people, the Oak meeting room seats 50, and the Terrace Suite conference hall can hold 160 guests. For the ultimate intimate team event, book the Garden Room that seats 24.
Whatever you have in mind, Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa will accommodate your needs and at the end of the day, relax in the lovely health club and spa and enjoy some valuable free time.
Hilton Puckrup Hall
Here on business? At the Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury, you have several options for business meetings – 15 in fact! Host a conference, board meeting or a corporate event for up to 200 delegates. Add in the hotel’s 140-acres for team-building events and scenic views of the Cotswolds, you have the perfect place. Besides, the hotel has all the expertise and space to make any event a memorable one. Additionally, an event manager from the hotel works solely on a project. This ensurse that nothing is forgotten and everything is done to make it a grand success.
Equipped with air conditioning and WiFi, the hotel has a package for small meetings not exceeding 25 delegates. This comprises free-flowing food and drink all day at no extra cost. This means that the meeting can continue without a dedicated break and avoids interruptions.
Leisure time at Hilton Puckrup Hotel
To unwind, one can hit the 18-hole golf course or take time at the pool, spa or fitness centre. Choosing from the many therapies these centres offer is going to be very, very difficult! Expect the hotel staff and event managers to go the extra mile and offer them an experience for which they are willing to visit again. The service quality makes this hotel a very valuable conference and business centre. It’s ideal for corporate team building activities, celebrations and conferences.
We believe one of the venues described above is bound to suit your needs. After all, if you’re organising something special, then you’ve got to find a location that suits the stature of your event. Once you finalise an ideal team-building venue, everything else miraculously falls into place. The food, drinks, acoustics, music, flowers and service will follow suit. Expect all of the hotels covered on this list to give the best service possible. Event organisers, delegates, managers and guests will remember the event space and the occasion for all the right reasons.
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