Wednesday 20 February 2019

Gloucestershire corporate venue guide

Discover where to host corporate events in Gloucestershire with SoGlos's dedicated guide to conferences, business meetings, exhibitions and exclusive use venues in Cheltenham, Cotswolds, Forest of Dean, Gloucester and Stroud.

SoGlos’s Gloucestershire corporate venue guide provides a handpicked selection of some of the best business venues in and around the county.

The indispensable guide spans a range of venues perfect for hosting conferences, business meetings, exhibitions, exclusive use and launch events across the county.

From luxurious hotels and world class educational establishments to country inns and unique locations, SoGlos’s Gloucestershire corporate venue guide provides plenty of inspiration for your next business event.


Cheltenham corporate venues


Revolution Cheltenham

Team building and meetings at Revolution Cheltenham

Lowdown: Revolution Cheltenham is an ideal venue for teams wanting to mix it up, offering corporate cocktail making, amazing food and unusual, yet accessible venues. Hire the entire bar for a team building extravaganza or reserve a smaller area for an intimate meeting with excellent atmosphere.
Function rooms: Promising inspiring team building events across four different areas of the venue, Revolution Cheltenham can hold 600 people when hired in its entirely. Alternatively, groups of 40 or fewer can set up in the restaurant area. There’s also the option to hire the mezzanine bar, hosting 100 delegates, or the complete upper level for groups of up-to 150 people.
Catering: Serving up five delicious food packages for parties and meetings, the team at Revolution can supply everything from simple bar snacks through to a platinum level buffet. Including dishes such as fresh fruit fondue, charcuterie and tempting flatbreads; alongside revolution’s incredible drinks selection, there’s a menu to suit a range of budgets and tastes.
Parking: There is no on-site parking but Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade car park is nearby, as well as the town’s main bus depot just two-minutes’ walk away.
Accommodation: There is no on-site accommodation but the venue is within walking distance of the centre of Cheltenham which benefits from a variety of accommodation for all budgets, with further details listed in our directory of Cheltenham hotels.
Perfect for: Fun-loving workmates looking for entertaining drinks-based teambuilding in the heart of Cheltenham.
SoGlos loves: Revolution Cheltenham has turned the world of work on its head, encouraging us to mix business with pleasure in one of their two-hour team building cocktail sessions. Each class is tailor made to the company taking part, offering personalised certificates, competitions for fastest and best cocktail as well as the chance to drink all those delicious cocktails afterwards!
More info: Call (01242) 234045, email bookings-cheltenham@revolution-bars.co.uk or visit revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/cheltenham directly.


Twisted 6

Cocktail mixing and meetings Twisted 6

Lowdown: Twisted 6 is a stylish cocktail bar in the centre of Cheltenham. Specialising in gin, Prosecco, beer and delicious cocktails, the venue on Regent Street is available to hire for private parties, functions and as a meeting room and team building space. Cocktail masterclasses are on offer as an ice-breaker, with food and drink packages available, too.
Function rooms: Set across two floors, Twisted 6 is housed within a Georgian townhouse in the centre of Cheltenham. In addition to its trendy bar area, the second floor boasts a spacious events room, benefitting from its own bar and seating area, ideally suited to groups of between five and 14 people.
Catering: Food is available to pre-order through the events team at Twisted 6, with options including pizzas from nearby Fat Toni’s Pizzeria and Cheese from Cheeseworks. All washed down with a range of tasty cocktails and fizzy, chilled Prosecco.
Parking: Parking is available in nearby car parks Regent Arcade and Rodney Road, or alternatively, Twisted 6 is located close to the Park and Ride bus stop on Cheltenham’s Promenade.
Accommodation: There is no on-site accommodation but the venue is within walking distance of the centre of Cheltenham which benefits from a variety of accommodation for all budgets, with further details listed in our directory of Cheltenham hotels.
Perfect for: Smaller groups looking for a fun drink-based activity to bond over. Twisted 6, with its fun and funky décor also makes a great location for parties.
SoGlos loves: Being located close to the centre of Cheltenham town centre makes Twisted 6 a great choice if you plan to make a night of your corporate getaway. The Everyman Theatre is right next door, with great restaurants and eateries available nearby.
More info: Call (01242) 572443, email enquires@twisted6.co.uk or visit twisted6.co.uk directly.


Cotswold corporate venues


De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Conferences and meetings at De Vere Cotswold Water Park

Lowdown: Nestled at the edge of the Cotswolds, De Vere Cotswold Water Park is a contemporary and luxurious four-star hotel with a private lake, nature reserve and 56 acres of stunning parkland. Located near to Cirencester, the venue is just 20 minutes from the M4 and M5, and also offers extensive spa and leisure facilities.
Function rooms: The spacious hotel benefits from 21 flexible meeting rooms, conference, and events spaces. Each of these benefits from flexible presentation and seating configurations, modern AV technology and free super high-speed Wi-Fi. The two largest conference rooms can each accommodate up to 400 delegates, while the permanent marquee caters for 500 with potential to extend to welcome 1,000 guests.
Catering: Choose from a wealth of catering options spanning working lunches, barbecues, and private dining, with menus devised by the experienced in-house team.
Parking: There is complimentary parking for up to 500 vehicles.
Accommodation: The hotel offers 328 bedrooms, making it a perfect venue for residential events, while there is also a selection of self-catering apartments to choose from.
Perfect for: Businesses organising events for large numbers of delegates.
SoGlos loves: If you want to make a weekend of it, the hotel can organise entertainment and themed evenings. Or, if you want to tie in some team building activities, the hotel can arrange everything from wakeboarding to dragon boat racing.
More info: Call (01285) 864333, email waterparkconference@devere.com or visit phcompany.com directly


Eastwood Park

Conferences and meetings at Eastwood Park

Lowdown: Providing a huge number of options for corporate groups or team getaways, Eastwood Park offers a stunning setting within 200 acres of Gloucestershire countryside. Based in Wotton-under-Edge, the venue is easily accessible from Bristol, Gloucestershire, The Midlands and South Wales. Choose from eight conference and meeting rooms and include added extras such as Danish pastries, laptop hire, flipcharts and bacon rolls with the Pick ‘n’ Mix package. With prices available per-person, Eastwood Park makes it simple to create a bespoke meeting space, perfectly suited to your individual team’s needs. Alternatively, organisers can benefit from a number of standard packages, including day delegate packages and overnight options.
Catering: The catering team at Eastwood park can offer a number of tasty options for both small groups and large corporate events. Two- and three-course lunches and dinners are available alongside afternoon teas, bowls of chips, sandwich platters, energy boosting chocolate platters, bacon rolls, pastries, fruit and hot drinks.
Parking: Ample free parking is available in Eastwood Park’s on site car parks.
Accommodation: The hotel offers 71 en-suite bedrooms throughout its main house and new Garden Wing. Some of the main house rooms are decorated in a more traditional style than the contemporary garden rooms but are equally comfortable and cosy for an overnight stay during a corporate getaway.
Perfect for: Teams who want to put their own mark on their function or event. The events team at Eastwood Park specialises in conferences and weddings, so is sure to be able to provide a bespoke service and create the ideal schedule and facilities for your day. The Pick ‘n’ Mix options provide fantastic versatility for meetings, with fun activities available to break up longer conferences.
SoGlos loves: Team building breaks are also available to book through Eastwood Park’s events team. Options include quad biking, crossbows, air rifle shooting, rage buggies, hovercraft, it’s a knockout, segways and indoor office Olympics.
More info: Call (01454) 260207, email events@eastwoodpark.co.uk or visit eastwoodpark.co.uk directly


Forest of Dean corporate venues


Gloucester corporate venues


Hatherley Manor

Conferences and meetings at Hatherley Manor

Lowdown: Located on the outskirts of Gloucester and within 10 minutes of the M5, Hatherley Manor provides a convenient base for hosting conferences, meetings or seminars in Gloucestershire. The three-star manor house hotel is set on 37 acres of beautiful grounds, offering ample space for an array of functions.
Function rooms: Hatherley Manor benefits from five function rooms, with capacity to welcome groups of all sizes. The Hatherley Suite is one of Gloucestershire’s largest function rooms, with space to accommodate up to 400 delegates for a seminar or 360 for a private lunch or dinner, along with the added bonus of having its own private bar, a separate entrance and access to the pretty walled garden. The other function spaces include the Mulberry Suite, accommodating up to 160 delegates; the Moat Suite, with space for up to 130 guests; the Redwood Suite seating 22; and the Oak Suite, which welcomes up to 12. All of the function rooms benefit from natural daylight, along with complimentary high speed Wi-Fi. The spacious grounds are also ideal for team building, with the choice of activities spanning laser clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, treasure hunts and more.
Catering: Hatherley Manor offers a range of catering options, tailored to your needs.
Parking: There is complimentary parking for over 300 cars at Hatherley Manor.
Accommodation: Hatherley Manor has 51 en-suite bedrooms, making it a perfect venue for residential events.
Perfect for: Businesses organising events for large numbers of delegates.
SoGlos loves: Hatherley Manor’s all-inclusive packages, including a day and a 24-hour residential option, are perfect for stress-free corporate events, with everything from hot drinks and snacks to flipcharts and pens all included. And, if you have a bespoke event in mind, there’s also the possibility of creating completely bespoke packages.
More info: Call 0300 303 8302, email reservations@hatherleymanor.com or visit hatherleymanor.com directly.


The Fountain Inn

Conferences and meetings at The Fountain Inn

Lowdown: Situated in the heart of Gloucester, The Fountain Inn provides a convenient setting for hosting an array of business functions at the historic city centre venue. As one of the oldest known sites connected with the brewing trade in Gloucester, the venue offers the chance to hold a corporate event at a traditional English pub that’s steeped in local history. Located away from the hustle and bustle, delegates can expect a peaceful and functional space for everything from team meetings to brainstorming sessions.
Function rooms: The venue benefits from two function spaces, the Orange Room, which can welcome 60 delegates and benefits from disabled access, and the Long Room, located upstairs with capacity for 80. Both rooms have overhead projectors and the tables can be configured in any format to suit a variety of functions.
Catering: Choose from a range of food and drink options, from simple tea and coffee to buffets and full meals, with no charge for room hire when booking catering at the venue. There’s also the option to have private bar hire in the function rooms for a charge, while fans of real ale will enjoy rounding off a day of meetings with a cool pint in the cosy setting of the 14th century inn.
Parking: There is no on-site parking but there are plenty of pay and display car parks within walking distance of the venue.
Accommodation: There is no overnight accommodation at The Fountain Inn but there is a wealth of choice in Gloucester.
Perfect for: Those looking for a venue brimming with history in the heart of Gloucester.
SoGlos loves: The outdoor seating at The Fountain Inn offers a quiet and relaxing space to enjoy a break between meetings or an alfresco lunch during the summer.
More info: Call (01452) 522562, email thefountaininngloucester@gmail.co.uk or visit The Fountain Inn Facebook page.


Brickhampton Court Golf Complex

Corportate meeting rooms at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex

Lowdown: Perfectly situated between Cheltenham and Gloucester, with easy access from the M5, Brickhampton Court Golf Complex offers spacious meeting facilities alongside its 200-acre golf course. It’s the perfect blend of business and pleasure in the heart of the rolling Gloucestershire countryside; delegates can expect light and airy rooms, with the benefit of a dedicated events manager and catering team.
Function rooms: Brickhampton benefits from three air-conditioned conference suites; Oak, Beech and Ash. Each room offers an LCD projector, screen and free Wi-Fi for delegates. Flipcharts, tea, coffee and fully catered lunches are also available as additional extras.
Catering: A relaxing atmosphere awaits at the onsite clubhouse restaurant, where delegates can enjoy a homemade buffet lunch or opt for a choice from the comprehensive bar menu, which includes succulent noodles and burritos, through to salads and sandwiches.
Parking: There is plenty of free, on-site parking available within the grounds of Brickhampton Court.
Accommodation: There is no overnight accommodation at Brickhampton Court Golf Complex, but there are a number of affordable options in nearby Gloucester
Perfect for: Those looking to relax with a round of golf alongside their meeting or conference.
SoGlos loves: The stunning views across Brickhampton Court’s 200 acre golf course which surround the conferencing facilities. It makes for a beautiful backdrop to any meeting.
More info: Call (01452) 858608, email events@brickhampton.co.uk or visit brickhampton.co.uk directly.


Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Conferences and meetings at Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall

Lowdown: Bowden Hall is a four-star hotel located in a peaceful setting yet conveniently located just three miles from Gloucester, making it an ideal choice for hosting corporate events. The venue offers a choice of flexible meeting packages, including room hire, an LCD projector and screen, and free high-speed WiFi, which can be tailored to your bespoke needs.
Function rooms: The hotel’s Conference Centre includes a choice of six meeting rooms, offering plenty of choice depending on your needs and size of event. The largest space is The Lakeside Suite, which features its own bar and can welcome up to 180, while The Ambassador Suite is suitable for up to 100. For smaller events, choose from the Presidential Room and Congress Room, both with capacity of up to 40, and the Senate Room, which can host 30.
Catering: The experienced catering team has a variety of options, including a two-course lunch in the hotel’s restaurant, a working buffet, a finger buffet and breakout menus that are ideal for afternoon pick-ups.
Parking: There is ample free on-site parking.
Accommodation: With 72 comfortable ensuite guest bedrooms, Bowden Hall has plenty of space to host delegates attending residential corporate events.
Perfect for: Those looking for flexible meeting spaces that work for a variety of different-sized corporate functions.
SoGlos loves: Take advantage of the 12 acres of woodland that surround the hotel and enjoy team building activities, summer barbecues, and leisurely lunchtime walks, which are the perfect way to break up the day.
More info: Call (01452) 255012, email info@mercuregloucester.co.uk or visit mercuregloucester.co.uk directly.


Stroud corporate venues


Stonehouse Court Hotel

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Lowdown: This stunning 17th-century manor house hotel is the perfect base for meetings and events, in a peaceful location overlooking Stroud Water Canal. Boasting glorious views, Stonehouse Court Hotel is the largest meeting venue in the Stroud Valley; located just 30 miles from Cheltenham and 10 miles from Gloucester, with excellent links to junctions 12 and 13 of the M5. Conferencing facilities are available for groups of 10 to 150, offering options for intimate board meetings, product launches, awards dinners and even team building activity days. Stonehouse Court Hotel’s dedicated events team promises to cater its facilities and spaces to meet each company’s individual needs and prides itself on providing ‘the perfect environment to inspire fresh creativity’.
Function rooms: There are four meeting rooms available for hire at Stonehouse Court Hotel. The largest is the newly refurbished Caroline Suite, where guests overlook the beautifully landscaped lawn and garden; there’s space for 150 delegates when sat theatre-style, or 120 people for a private dinner. For smaller groups, The Crellin Room on the hotel’s ground floor features authentic wood panelling and architecturally stunning mullioned windows. There’s also private access to the gardens, giving it a delightful atmosphere for board meetings and private dinners. For groups of up to 12 people, the Sankey Suite, set on the lower ground floor of the hotel, overlooks the gardens and offers a large oak table with leather chairs. Finally, guests can book the Sandford Suite with it’s large windows, allowing the room to be drenched in natural sunlight; with direct access onto the hotel’s terrace, this room is perfect for smaller meetings or as a breakout room for larger groups.
Catering: Stonehouse Court Hotel’s catering team can offer a number of food options including a Finger Buffet Lunch of wraps, baguettes, sandwiches, wedges and salad; and a Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch with a sweet option, or a Deluxe Hot and Cold Buffet.
Parking: Stonehouse Court Hotel has ample space to accommodate a large number of vehicles.
Accommodation: The venue has 36 en-suite bedrooms. Some of the larger rooms in the main manor house have been recently refurbished. There are also smaller garden rooms located in the hotel’s newest extension. All of the hotel’s rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and are decorated in a contemporary style.
Perfect for: Those looking for a well-positioned meeting space, with stunning views in a picturesque location.
SoGlos loves: Stonehouse Court Hotel has teamed up with a local events team, which specialises in team building activities. These can be booked in advance and executed within the hotel’s grounds.
More info: Call (01453) 794950, email info@stonehousecourt.co.uk or visit stonehousecourt.co.uk directly.


Egypt Mill

Conferences and meetings at Egypt Mill

Lowdown: Located in a tranquil riverside setting, Egypt Mill is a unique hotel, restaurant and function space that’s housed in a converted 16th century mill in Nailsworth.
Function rooms: There are two meeting rooms, with WiFi and plenty of natural daylight, offering space for up to 60 delegates.
Catering: From refreshments and working lunches to afternoon tea and cake, Egypt Mill can tailor its catering to suit your needs. Guests can also take advantage of the on-site restaurant and enjoy a break from meetings.
Parking: There is ample free on-site parking.
Accommodation: The hotel offers 32 ensuite double and twin rooms, while there are also one, two and three-bedroom serviced apartments available for those wanting to stay in self-catering accommodation.
Perfect for: Companies looking for a unique setting for hosting their corporate functions.
SoGlos loves: If you are planning a corporate celebration, staff party or company awards, Egypt Mill has two function spaces that are ideal. The experienced events team can help plan the perfect occasion, including a variety of catering options.
More info: Call (01453) 833449, email reception@egyptmill.com or visit egyptmill.com directly.


© SoGlos
Wednesday 02 January 2019

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