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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Perfect for: The Royal experience!
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.
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!