There’s a Frenzy around Family Fun Days!

Corporate family fun days are getting us very excited! Enquiries have been coming into our venue finding team from companies and organisations across the UK. As the return to the office gathers momentum, the wish to bring employees and their families together to thank them is rising up the agenda and putting corporate family fun days at the top of the must-do event list for 2021! Companies want to recognise the support families have shown throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. From setting up offices in kitchens and bedrooms to multi-tasking homeschooling with the office Zoom meeting, organisations are keen to show

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Outdoor space is the new in-space!

At the moment, government guidance allows for essential meetings and training for up to 30 delegates. The good news is event organisers are busy planning for the future and lots of hotels and venues are reporting that their calendars are getting busy with new bookings on top of rescheduled events. And, there’s a new popular place that’s on the lips of event organisers, meeting room bookers and party planners; outdoor space! Outdoor space Just as many of us have embraced outdoor space in our personal lives, the outdoor space a venue or hotel can now include in its corporate packages,

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The UK’s COVID Vaccination Centres have much to offer the events industry

With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out on a huge scale across England, we’re taking a closer look at three of the mass vaccination centres that have been set up to help the NHS deliver vaccines. Centre for Life, Newcastle Life Meetings and Events is part of the International Centre for Life and would normally welcome over 300,000 visitors a year. It goes without saying this year is a whole new world for the iconic science village. With its doors open to the NHS and Covid-19 vaccination programme, it’s undoubtedly a venue that can accommodate large-scale events. Just as well as it

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Hosting a Hybrid Meeting

Hybrid meetings are certainly taking off as we come to the end of 2020 and there’s sure to be a permanent place in the meeting and events industry for this newer form of safe gatherings. A hybrid meeting is a fusion of socially distanced people located in one place, who are presenting to a larger number of individuals working from home. Or they could be based in another office anywhere in the world. Hybrid meetings are the meetings and events industry way of providing a Covid safe environment for up to 30 people to meet in one place. And add

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Venue of the Month: Chesford Grange

A successful event planner needs to be engaging and personable, a multi-tasker with great organisational skills, and a problem solver with a passion for delivering successful events. Step forward Alexander Rigg from Chesford Grange in Warwickshire! Alexander has been in the role of event planner at the charming Chesford Grange for the last two and a half years. The former manor house is located in Kenilworth. It benefits from 17 acres of countryside while also being convenient for road and rail links. We recently caught up with Alex to find out more about his role and the changes Covid-19 has

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Crowne Plaza London Docklands

Crowne Plaza London Docklands: Determined to #GetBritainMeeting

Intro to the Crowne Plaza London Docklands #GetBritainMeeting is the campaign to help the conference and events industry. With 2021 fast approaching, hotels and venues are filled with the hope we have missed so greatly this year.  After most of 2020’s events, meetings and conferences were cancelled, the 2021 calendar is filling up fast. One particular hotel that has worked hard to ensure the safe return of meetings and events is the Crowne Plaza London Docklands. Safety First at the Crowne Plaza London Docklands The Crowne Plaza London Docklands has implemented a wide variety of Covid-19 prevention policies and improved

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A Meeting in Manchester to Wow Delegates!

Looking for a meeting in Manchester and wondering what you can expect? Thriving on the worker bee enthusiasm, Manchester is the world’s first industrial city and therefore has a rich industrial heritage. With great ways of boosting team spirit, this vibrant and cultural city is home to Premiership football teams Manchester City and Manchester United. It’s a city of great music and arts, famous for its shopping and trams, bars and restaurants. And when it comes to meeting rooms and venues, Manchester is a top location to host a range of events. The Pendulum Hotel and Conference Centre The Pendulum

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Private Dining

Top 5 Private Dining Rooms for Business

We’ve selected some of our favourite private dining rooms that are perfect for combining a corporate function with delicious private dining. Making ideal dinner party venues as well as setting a professional backdrop for a discrete business meeting, these beautiful dining rooms have superb corporate facilities and first class service. And just as importantly, they are certain to impress you and your guests, clients or delegates. Private Dining Rooms in London Located in the heart of the capital city in the business district of Canary Wharf, the London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf impresses with its choice of rooms that can

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Barton Hall Hotel

Venue of the Month: Barton Hall Hotel

Proudly opening its doors in 2012 following a two year renovation project, Barton Hall Hotel is a contemporary yet elegant venue in the heart of Northamptonshire. This Grade II listed hotel is set amongst ten acres of beautiful grounds and woodland that creates the perfect backdrop for any corporate event. In short, we think an inspiring backdrop is one of the components needed for a successful business event, so booking a meeting or conference at Barton Hall Hotel is a no brainer! With excellent event facilities and four various sized event spaces, this venue is an ideal choice for any

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Romantic Venues for a Wedding

Romantic Venues for a Wedding

From the moment you say yes to when you wave your last guest goodbye, your wedding day is one of the most memorable events in your life. And we understand how important it is to ensure you’ve got the big day planned to perfection. We’ve selected four hotels around the UK that offer great wedding facilities that we think will make couples say yes to the venue! London Marriott Hotel County Hall This five star luxury hotel makes for the perfect wedding venue in London. The London Marriott Hotel County Hall was originally used as a seat of government and

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