Quintessentially British Venues

Publish Date :12 Jan,2022 - 12:16 PM

This week we’d like to highlight our ever growing and increasingly popular venue category of Stately Homes and Manors.

What could be more quintessentially British than the grandeur of a centuries old stately home? They are so Downtonesque and thus have proved a huge hit since the release of the hit tv show and movie Downton Abbey.

There are many more reasons why these venues are popular, here’s three reasons why: 

Tranquil Setting

Country manors as the name suggests are usually set in the countryside. Adorned with rolling hills and idyllic landscapes, they make for a relaxing experience. They are perfect for a multi-day conference, giving guests the opportunity to relax after a long day and more often than not, the chance to escape a city.

Abundance of Space

Country manors and stately homes are vast properties usually set among acres upon acres of grounds. Indoors, no one likes to be cramped, particularly in covid times. Having outdoor space opens up a world of opportunities, for example these types of properties are perfect for when you want to include team building activities at your event.

A Tourism Magnet

When you have an international delegation, hosting your event in a stately home or manor is a perfect selling point for attendance. Your delegates get to attend your event and experience a traditional British period property. This touristic draw makes these venues perfect for incentive travel and events.

Below we’ve detailed three of our favourite venues that we list under this winning venue category. All of these venues are superbly located in the idyllic English countryside and are also in easy reach of London and other major transport hubs:

Cliveden House

Cliveden is one of the world’s finest luxury hotels, this grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by magnificent formal gardens and parkland. It is arguably the finest of luxury hotels near London and Heathrow Airport.

The Manor House
This five star retreat ideal for meaningful business events is one of the finest venues in Wiltshire, set in 365 acres of beautiful park and woodland, with multiple properties on site including a traditional pub.
Oakley Hall
First-class facilities, flexible meeting spaces, and unbeatable location on the outskirts of Basingstoke make Oakley Hall the ideal choice for a corporate event venue in Hampshire. You'll find Basingstoke train station just 6 miles away and Heathrow Airport 40 miles away.