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WIN A MAGNUM OF CHAMPAGNE! #WINNING

24th May 2018

Welcome to our brand new monthly Prize Draw!  

When you confirm an event through The Conference People - you'll automatically be entered in our prize draw to win a Magnum of Champagne!  

Magnum of Champagne

We'll pull one winner out of the hat every month!  If you're unable to accept the Champagne, we'll make the equivalent donation to a Charity of your choice.   

What are you waiting for?  Give one of our team a call now with your meeting enquiries!  

It’s fast - It’s free - It saves you time - It saves you stress!

Call us today!  Even the call is free: 0800 849 1042 

 

Terms & Conditions:

* You must have placed the initial enquiry through The Conference People
* Entry to the prize draw will happen once venue contracts have been signed
* If you are unable to accept a Magnum of Champagne, an equivalent monetary donation will be made to a Charity of your choosing, in your name.

 


Stately Homes - #FavouriteFive

17th May 2018

Stately Homes #FavouriteFive

Before we start, all of us at The Conference People would like to wish Harry and Meghan a huge 'Congratulations' on their marriage!   We've celebrated one or two here ourselves

As the couple will be spending the night before their wedding in two stately homes, to celebrate, we thought we’d do a #FavouriteFive feature on some of our favourites.

Let’s start with Brocket Hall, with its history dating back to 1239 this house has seen a royal or two in its time including Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Edward VIII. The property has 30 bedrooms and has a maximum capacity of 150 banquet style, it also has a further claim to fame with the Ballroom accommodating the second longest dining table in the United Kingdom.

Brocket Hall
The Ballroom at Brocket Hall

Perfect for: 54 guests on one table!

 

How about Longleat? With 900 acres of land landscaped by Capability Brown, the first drive through safari outside Africa and wide-ranging conference and event facilities, Longleat really is a sight to behold. They can offer exclusive house tours, VIP off road safaris and one to one animal experiences.

Longleat House
Longleat House

Perfect for: Animal and history lovers alike!

 

Or maybe you’d like Hartwell House. This venue’s most famous royal resident, Louis XVIII exiled King of France, was kept here for five years from 1809. Transformed into a hotel in 1989, this gorgeous house can now take meetings for up to 90 delegates theatre style.

Hartwell House
Hartwell House

Perfect for: Exploring Gardens!

 

We definitely couldn’t forget Blenheim Palace in our five favourites. The birthplace of Winston Churchill, this fabulous family home is also available to hire for events. At this venue, there are 90 beautiful acres to explore including a Rose Garden and the Water Terraces. Whether it’s hosting a marquee event for 2,000 people or a dinner in the Long Library, this would be a venue your guests would never forget.

Blenheim Palace
The Long Library at Blenheim Palace

Perfect for: Embracing the grandeur!

 

Finally, this feature wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Cliveden House as Meghan herself will be stopping off here the night before the wedding! As their website rightly says, there have been ‘350 years of power, politics and parties’ here and long may it last! An intimate venue with just 48 bedrooms and a maximum capacity of 60 banquet style, you can guarantee your guests the exclusive feel.

Cliveden House
Cliveden House

Perfect for: The Royal experience!

 

SPECIAL MENTION:

Well we’ve discussed where Meghan is staying it, would be rude not to discuss Harry’s home away from home for the night too! Dating back to 1776, Coworth Park is now owned and managed by Dorchester Collection and will host Prince Harry the night before his big day. Located on the borders of Windsor Great Park this venue is one of a kind! The hotel comprises of 70 bedrooms, four meeting rooms, riding stables and four restaurants and bars, it is also the only UK hotel to have Polo Fields on site. We love the Oak Room with its delicate features.

Coworth Park
The Oak Room at Coworth Park

Perfect for: VIP guests!

 

If you fancy your next meeting taking place in one of these stunning Stately Homes give one of our team a call today!  

P.S. Got a question for us?  Check out our FAQ page here!

  

 


A Day on the Solent

25th April 2018

A DAY ON THE SOLENT – could be anything really but Karen and myself experienced something totally wonderful last week.

Robert and Karen aboard 'Life's A Dream' in Swanwick Marina

The weather was perfect – one of those three amazing summer-in-April days that we had – so that got us off to a great start. We have organised this for our own clients previously but this time we were being entertained, and talk about entertained! This was all arranged by Skipper Alan from Aqua Therapy Charters and we were on board the wonderful ‘Life’s a Dream’. After a wonderful champagne welcome at 0930 at Swanwick Marina, we cruised gently down the picturesque River Hamble and on to The Solent itself.

Champagne Breakfast anyone?!

‘Life’s a Dream’ shoots through the water a quite a lick but we also had the opportunity to experience a true high-speed-thrill-ride on a rib. This was stomach-tinglingly brilliant , we were literally hanging on as the boat was thrown around by a real expert.

Hold on....!!

We went around The Isle of Wight, saw The Needles and then docked in Yarmouth for a mouth-watering fish lunch in Salty’s Restaurant..... oh, and some lovely white wine too!

Delicious fish for lunch

This really was a memorable day and one that we can easily arrange for client events. It’s also surprisingly good value. Give me a call on 01323 644644 so that I can tell you more about this special day.  For more photos pop over and have a look at our Gallery here. 

Robert