Atmospheric venues and unforgettable experiences
Britain is renowned for its impressive range of unique and unusual venues. Historic castles and stately homes, royal palaces and museums have opened their doors to make atmospheric venues and unforgettable experiences for corporate and incentive guests.
Blythswood Square | Cheval Residences | Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel | London Hilton on Park Lane | The May Fair | The Mandeville Hotel | Wyndham Grand, London Chelsea Harbour
Bovey Castle | Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa | Fawsley Hall | Gosford House | Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa | Rockliffe Hall | The Celtic Manor Resort
Luxury Venue Collections
The National Trust - Waddesdon Manor | The National Trust - The Dairy, Waddesdon Manor | The Unique Venues of London | The Royal Collection - Buckingham Palace | The Royal Collection - The Palace of Holyroodhouse | The Royal Collection - Windsor Castle | The Westminster Collection
Only in Britain
Harrods | The Merlin Entertainment London Eye | Orient-Express British Pullman and Northern Belle | The Really Useful Group Theatres | The Royal Yacht Britannia | Wentworth Club Ltd
Exciting, vibrant, thriving centres for the arts, industry and commerce, Britain's cities are some of the world's most culturally diverse.
Maintaining firm links to the historical past of Blythswood Square, the private dining and events suites are the most stylish areas to hire for your corporate conference, meeting or other event in Glasgow.
Throughout the private dining and events areas the latest technology has been installed and complemented with a variety of bespoke portable audio visual equipment.
The Screening Room is the first of its kind in Glasgow. This luxurious projection room, seating up to 40 guests is well-suited to hire for private film screenings, product launches and corporate presentations.
Cheval Residences is an undisputed leader in the provision of exclusive apartments within Central London. Our reputation is based on offering clients the widest possible choice of impeccably furnished accommodation combined with tireless individual service that is both attentive and discreet.
Whether you prefer The Royal Borough of Kensington, fashionable Knightsbridge, vibrant Chelsea or the unique atmosphere of the City, our aim is to make you feel immediately at home.
You can be sure of a warm welcome.
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
Frequented by royalty, celebrities and business leaders since its opening in 1929, the historic Grosvenor House became a JW Marriott Hotel in September 2008 at the culmination of its restoration which incorporated every aspect of the hotel. The Hotel continues its time-honoured tradition for the exceptional style, service and facilities expected from a 5-star luxury hotel in London. Set in Mayfair near museums and landmarks, grand department stores, West End theatres and businesses. With its imposing forecourt graced by the original Lutyens wrought iron gates, striking hotel reception and intimate library, guests are introduced to the approachable elegance that extends throughout richly appointed guest rooms, palatial suites and Executive level rooms to lavish public spaces.
London Hilton on Park Lane
Located on prestigious Park Lane in the heart of Mayfair, the London Hilton on Park Lane is firmly established as the capital’s magnet for memorable meetings and inspiring events. Named “Best UK Business Hotel” by Business Traveller Magazine, this hotel offers 453 luxurious bedrooms and suites, 13 meetings rooms including the Grand Ballroom accommodating up to 1,200 guests, all with natural daylight & high ceilings. The hotel also boasts 3 destination restaurants & 5 bars including award-winning Galvin at Windows and celebrity hang-out Whisky Mist at Zeta.
The May Fair
The May Fair Hotel, one of the landmarks that has distinguished London for generations, continues to define luxury. Situated in the heart of the Mayfair village, the May Fair Hotel has been a by-word for elegance and style since the twenties. Crowned the Official Hotel of ‘London Fashion Week’ and the Official Hotel Partner of the ‘BFI’ (British Film Institute), the May Fair Hotel is the hotel of the moment.
The May Fair’s glamorous heritage is captured in some exceptional event spaces, from the dazzling beauty of the Crystal Room to the retro chic of the 201-seat May Fair Theatre featuring THX quality sound and 3D technology. Flexible meeting layouts and world-class technology offer almost endless possibilities in the heart of London.
The Mandeville Hotel
Red is a powerful colour that is associated with vitality and ambition. So The Red Room at The Mandeville Hotel is the perfect venue for all of your meeting requirements. This stunning contemporary style meeting and events space boasts natural daylight, state of the art AV equipment, WiFi and air conditioning whilst your dedicated Event Manager will ensure every need is met.
Wyndham Grand, London Chelsea Harbour
The Wyndham Grand is situated in London's most stylish Harbour with views and terraces over the water and the river Thames. Recently refurbished and enjoying event spaces with natural day light for up to 450 dinner style. A contemporary modern hotel just a stone throw from trendy Kings Road - Ideal for any MICE business. Now also with a new station (Imperial Wharf) next to the hotel linking our 5 star all-suite hotel to Clapham Junction in minutes. Looking forward to see you soon for cocktails on the deck.
Experience luxurious country living combined with outstanding facilities, set in the natural beauty and varied landscape of Britain and all within easy reach.
Bovey Castle, a beautifully situated, impeccably restored, 5 star country house hotel within the Dartmoor National Park. 65 luxury bedrooms in the main manor house, and in addition, fourteen stylish, contemporary two and three storey country lodges in the grounds of Bovey Castle, all three bedrooms and all en suite, and totally in keeping with the environment. Finished and equipped to absolute perfection.
At Bovey Castle we concentrate on every detail of our business to allow you to concentrate on the future of yours. Our state of the art meeting and event facilities with a choice of over 80 acitivities – perfect for incentive and team build groups.
Privately owned, Chewton Glen is less than two hours from London and has 58 luxurious individually designed suites and bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant, world-class spa and leisure facilities and a track record for excellence.
Outstanding facilities, a tranquil attractive location and a world-wide reputation for excellent service makes Chewton Glen the ideal choice for your next event.
A late medieval family home surrounded by 2000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, transformed into a stunning hotel 11 years ago – each room has been sensitively designed to capture the period with antique furniture in all the rooms including our contemporary designs. Last year saw the introduction of Grayshott Studio spa the final piece in the jigsaw of this truly unique property. Now boasting Knightley Court a dedicated function area with accommodation within the old Georgian stables, two restaurants and the spa with six bedrooms and treatment rooms, all with easy access to motor systems set in heart of England and close to many historic and countryside of outstanding beauty.
In May 2010 Gosford House opened its doors for the first time in its 200 year old history, this stunning venue with its two tier Italian influenced marble hall, is set amongst 5000 acres of coast and parkland, just 20 minutes east of Edinburgh. It will be available for incentives, gala dinners, activity days such as Highland games and product launches. Add to that its multi-award winning golf course and clubhouse 'Craigielaw' and the 5 star exclusive use villa ‘Green Craig’ both set on the shores of the Firth, we are able to offer you spectacular venues and locations.
Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa
Lucknam Park near Bath is the ideal place for top level discussions and conferences. Discreet yet accessible. Secluded yet connected. A distraction-free setting for the best business brainstorms. With four elegant meeting rooms Lucknam Park has flexible space for clear thinking and creative exchanges, networking sessions or working lunches.
Perfect for private dining and special occasions, the hotel can cater from 8 to 30. Lucknam Park's 500 acre estate and leisure facilities are fantastic for creative events from teambuilding activities to al fresco receptions and we will help you to tailor your event to match your objectives.
Rockliffe Hall is the newest and most exciting hotel resort to open in the North of England. Set on a magnificent restored 18th century estate on the banks of the River Tees on the North Yorkshire and Co Durham border, it is a destination in itself and a five star home-from-home.
Rockliffe Hall's state-of-the-art spa, world-class golf course, well-equipped meeting rooms, three restaurants and sublime service ensure it is the perfect place to escape and relax, to do business, and to create memories that will linger on…
The Celtic Manor Resort
Venue of The 2010 Ryder Cup and only 90 minutes from London Heathrow, The Celtic Manor Resort is a world-class destination set in 1,400 acres of panoramic parkland in the beautiful Usk Valley, South Wales.
The exceptional facilities include a five-star 330 room Resort Hotel and historic four-star Manor House with 70 rooms, a purpose-built state-of-the-art convention centre and exhibition hall, three championship golf courses, two luxurious clubhouses, a world-class golf academy, two health spas, six restaurants and much more.
From historic royal residences to modern art galleries, a wealth of choice is available for meetings, private tours, receptions and banquets, through Britain's luxury venue collections.
The National Trust - Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon Manor is built in the style of a 16th century, French Renaissance Château of the Loire and is located in the heart of Buckinghamshire approximately one hour from London.
An exclusive access tour of the Manor offers an opportunity to enjoy the highest quality French 18th-century furniture, textiles and decorative arts.
The atmospheric wine cellars are modelled on the private cellars at Château Lafite and house Lord Rothschild’s private collection of 15,000 bottles of rare vintage wine dating back to 1870. Formal wine tasting are available to learn more about these world famous wines.
The National Trust - The Dairy, Waddesdon Manor
Nestling in a tranquil waterside setting amidst glorious gardens, The Dairy is an enchanting private building on the Waddesdon Estate. Created by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 19th century and for over 100 years the country retreat of the Rothschild family.
With meeting room and conference facilities for up to 110 delegates you and your guests can enjoy a taste of that privileged lifestyle: superlative food, excellent wines and friendly professional service with absolute exclusivity guaranteed.
Nearest motorway - M40 junctions 7 or 9. 5 miles to Aylesbury. 22 miles to Oxford. 50 miles to London.
The Unique Venues of London
Unique venues of London was established in 1993 and is a marketing consortium consisting of over 60 unique and unusual venues within London: all of which reflect the spirit, tradition and cosmopolitan nature of one of the world’s more vibrant cities.
Each one of our member’s venues provides you, the event organiser, an opportunity to choose from a wonderful selection of timeless venues spanning over a millennium from 606AD to 2003.
So why not hold your event in a 7th century cathedral, 15th century palace or 20th century art gallery? – And make your event truly memorable to all who attend.
The Unique Venues of London, c/o Chairman – Lisa Hatswell, The Merlin Entertainments London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
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The sumptuous State Rooms are furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection - paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Canaletto; sculpture by Canova; exquisite Sèvres porcelain; and some of the finest English and French furniture.
Groups can enjoy exclusive access to the State Rooms on a private evening tour once the doors have closed to day visitors. In the company of an expert guide, this unique tour offers the opportunity to go 'behind the ropes'. The tour ends with a glass of champagne.
The Royal Collection - The Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Her Majesty The Queen’s official residence in Scotland, stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur's Seat. This fine baroque palace is perhaps best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Groups can enjoy an early morning or evening private tour of the State Apartments in the company of an expert guide. Tours include a unique opportunity to go 'behind the ropes' and give access to areas not normally open to day visitors. Morning tours finish with light refreshments and evening tours end with a glass of champagne.
The Royal Collection - Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. Encapsulating 900 years of British history, the magnificent State Apartments are furnished with world-famous masterpieces by Bruegel, Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck.
Groups can enjoy exclusive access to the sumptuous State Apartments on a private evening tour once the doors have closed to day visitors. In the company of an expert guide, this unique tour offers the opportunity to go 'behind the ropes'. The tour ends with a glass of champagne.
Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
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The Westminster Collection
The Westminster Collection serves to remind us that Westminster, in the heart of London, is still the pre-eminent business tourism destination in the world that cannot be beaten. The mix of historically, architecturally, and culturally significant buildings are second to none. From Belgravia to the West End, the Strand to Bayswater, Parliament Square to Cavendish Square we offer 50 exceptional venues in Westminster to match all requirements – from conferences and meetings to exhibitions and conventions; from hotel accommodation to weddings and receptions; from fine-dining to banqueting, and from product launches to fashion shows.
Looking for a unique experience to capture the imagination? Britain's range of unusual and exciting venues ensure an inspiring, unforgettable event.
Harrods, the world’s most celebrated department store, stands over 1.2 million square feet on the Brompton Road in the exclusive borough of Knightsbridge. With a fascinating history, spectacular interior, and housing an incredible array of luxury goods, the store is the third most visited destination by tourists when in London and is devoted to providing its customers with the most desirable products in the world. The business, which was started by Charles Henry Harrod in 1849, has grown from a small grocers shop employing two members of staff into a 1,000,000 sq. ft. emporium, employing some 5,000 employees.
Over its seven floors, Harrods offers an unparalleled retail experience, blending high fashion, hi-tech and high living in one magnificent building. Not only does Harrods operate a VAT refund service and hire staff who speak 40 languages between them; there are also departments selling special keepsakes of the store.
Harrods constantly reinvents and refurbishes itself, ensuring that it remains the epitome of splendour and cosmopolitan chic, welcoming international visitors through the doors. Harrods premium personal shopping service, By Appointment, prides itself on providing bespoke and unique pieces to the elite shopper, and as Harrods motto states; ‘Anything Is Possible’.
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7XL
Our unique range of private capsule packages provides an experience that will both delight and inspire everyone throughout the year. Choose from Champagne and canapés, finger food and wine or alternatively afternoon tea or brunch. For a truly luxurious occasion enjoy one of our experience packages, including Vinopolis Pommery Champagne tasting or Vinopolis wine tasting or even chocolate tasting with Green & Black’s. Whatever the occasion or event, stand out from the crowd with an experience no-one will ever forget.
Orient-Express British Pullman and Northern Belle
Sister trains to the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the British Pullman and Northern Belle captivate and enthrall with a stylish collection of day excursions and short breaks across England.
Step back into a golden age when Royalty and the Glitterati demanded far more than transport from their trains.
With the British Pullman departing from London Victoria and the Northern Belle from a variety of regional stations you are sure to find an experience that suits you.
Both trains are available to hire on an exclusive basis let us help you plan a unique event.
The Really Useful Group Theatres
In all of our London theatres , we offer exclusive, VIP Packages, that allow our guests to enjoy a show from the very best seats in the house; indulge in vintage Champagne and canapés in a private room and be served by one of our butlers. Why not treat the family to an outing they will never forget; have a personal chef create an amazing dinning experience cooked and served in an opulent room before their very eyes. We can arrange exclusive behind the scenes tours, giving guests a chance to tread the boards of any of our London stages!
For more details contact hospitality.
The Royal Yacht Britannia
For over forty years, Britannia served the Royal Family and is now permanently berthed in Edinburgh, Scotland, as one of the UK’s most prestigious events venues. Exclusive dinners for 176 and elegant receptions for 380 are hosted in the elegant State Apartments and stunning Royal Deck. Britannia has welcomed some of the world’s most powerful figures including Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Ronald Regan. Guests experience the same unobtrusive excellence and standards of service as when Britannia was in royal service. All food including canapés, petit fours and bread is freshly prepared in the Royal Galley on board and clients are assigned an Event Manger to look after them every step of the way.
Wentworth Club Ltd
Wentworth, one of the world's finest golf and country clubs is an oasis less than an hour from central London. Boasting the famous castellated clubhouse and three iconic courses including, home of the European Tour's flagship BMW PGA Championship, the recently renovated West - Wentworth also offers a superb Tennis & Health Club, active social calendar and dining inspired by the renowned Caprice group of restaurants.
The Ryder and Curtis Cup rooms or grand Ballroom, provide a perfect location for meetings, weddings and other private functions - combining outstanding facilities and service in a beautiful historic setting steeped in tradition.