SoGlos’s Gloucestershire corporate venue guide provides a handpicked selection of some of the best business venues in the county, perfect for hosting conferences, business meetings, exhibitions and launch events – as well as exclusive use venues.
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.
Renowned for its organic cider and vibrant Tap Room, Dunkertons Cider also offers a unique and adaptable space for business events and meetings, located on the outskirts of Cheltenham with easy access off the A40.
The Snug at Dunkertons Cider can accommodate up to 35 people for meetings, networking events, conferences and workshops, while there’s plenty of space to host break out groups or larger gatherings beneath its heated marquee – kitted out with roaring fires to create a warm ambience.
Providing a memorable setting for business events, The Snug can be adapted to suit all manner of meetings and networking events, with stylish furniture and tables that can be flexibly rearranged.
The room is equipped with an AV system and large screen and offers free WiFi, ensuring guests can work effectively away from the office. Venue hire also includes a dedicated host, who will work closely with businesses to meet and greet their guests, serve refreshments and clear up throughout the day – so teammates can focus on the business at hand.
Not to mention the space is visually stunning, decorated with quirky paintings and ornaments, plus cosy Chesterfield sofas to keep guests comfortable.
Keeping attendees well-fed from breakfast through to supper, Dunkertons offers a diverse range of optional catering that considers all kinds of dietary requirements.
Fuel your morning meeting with coffee and hot drinks, sipping on frothy lattes to herbal teas; with pastries, cakes and porridge also on the breakfast menu. Lunch options include toasties, soup and charcuterie and cheese boards, packed with hummus, olives, freshly-baked breads and organic meats.
For evening events, there’s the option to purchase food from on-site street food partners, with local vendors popping up from 4pm to 9pm, Wednesday to Friday. And of course, guests are more than welcome to sample the famous Dunkertons organic cider on their lunch break or after their meeting, providing they let the team know.
There is ample free parking onsite at Dunkertons Cider.
Dunkertons Cider works with a number of partner hotels in the local area and is happy to negotiate rates for those looking to stay overnight.
Just next door to the Snug, guests can browse an appetising selection of British produce at Dunkertons Organic Cider Shop and Deli. Perfect for picking up some delicious refreshments during their breaks, the shop stocks everything from antipasti and cheeses to fresh sourdough bread, as well as award-winning Dunkertons organic cider.
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Glenfall House is a Grade II listed manor house set in four acres of stunning grounds, just two miles from Cheltenham.
While it regularly plays host to weddings and celebrations like school proms and Christmas parties, it also offers corporate bookings, with part day, full day, residential and bespoke packages available.
The venue benefits from an impressive sound system, as well as a bar, in-house catering and luxury accommodation, alongside superfast broadband and wi-fi.
There are four function rooms at Glenfall House, capable of hosting groups as small as four delegates, or as large as 110 delegates in the impressive ballroom. All enjoy natural daylight, allow for flexible layouts and have AV facilities for presentations – alongside flip charts, whiteboards and stationery.
Those booking a single room for the day can also access the reception hall, library bar and gardens, while access to further rooms is reserved for exclusive-use bookings.
Glenfall House has recently expanded its services to include in-house catering. So as well as things like tea and coffee on arrival, delegates can tuck into everything from breakfast baps and pastries in the morning, to hot buffet lunches, afternoon snacks and three-course evening meals, as well as ‘business breakfasts’, if they choose to stay over.
Complimentary car parking, including disabled and electric car charging spaces, is included with all corporate bookings. The on-site car park has space for up to 40 cars.
Glenfall House boasts 20 luxury bedrooms and suites, including 10 in the main building and 10 in the neighbouring coach house.
If security and privacy are high on your list of priorities, the location of this exclusive-use venue is ideal for confidential business meetings and conferences. Glenfall can even arrange site security – or lock the whole building down.
Call Glenfall House on (01452) 323889 or visit glenfallhouse.co.uk.
With space for up to 80 people, The Great Oak Hall at Westonbirt Arboretum is an adaptable space to suit a range of needs, whether you’re looking to host a small meeting, a large conference or a dynamic workshop.
An incredible building set in a picturesque landscape just outside of Tetbury, The Great Oak Hall is easily accessible from a number of areas including Bristol, Swindon, Bath, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and is just two and a half hours away from London.
The space at the Great Oak Hall is adaptable and includes all the facilities you could need for a working day at Westonbirt Arboretum, including an audio-visual system with large screen, free guest Wi-Fi and optional onsite catering – as well as the option to breakout into the stunning arboretum itself for larger meetings.
There is optional onsite catering available at The Great Oak Hall.
Westonbirt Arboretum has ample free parking and a well-signed approach, to ensure it’s easy and convenient to get to.
There is no overnight accommodation at The Great Oak Hall in Westonbirt Arboretum but there are plenty of hotels in Gloucestershire to choose from.
The beams used to create the Great Oak Hall are made from large oak trees — including 60 oaks from the arboretum itself — while the stone flags were cut from Cotswold limestone which contains fossils dating back over 50 million years.
Traditional methods were used wherever possible to construct the building, which is located at the heart of the arboretum, so you can enjoy the beautiful views during meeting breaks.
Eastwood Park provides a huge number of options for corporate groups or team getaways in a stunning setting within 200 acres of Gloucestershire countryside. Based in Wotton-under-Edge, Eastwood Park is easily accessible from Bristol, Gloucestershire, the Midlands and south Wales.
Choose from 10 conference and meeting rooms and include added extras such as Danish pastries, laptop hire, flipcharts and an afternoon tea cake selection with the Pick ‘n’ Mix package. With prices available per-person, Eastwood Park makes it simple to create a bespoke meeting space, suited to your individual team’s needs. Alternatively, organisers can benefit from a number of standard packages, including day delegate packages and overnight options.
The catering team at Eastwood Park offers 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.
Ample free parking is available in Eastwood Park’s on-site car parks.
Eastwood Park offers 70 en-suite bedrooms throughout the hotel’s main house and new Garden Wing. Some of the main house rooms are decorated in a more traditional style than the contemporary garden rooms, giving a nice range of options for a comfortable overnight stay during a corporate getaway.
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 challenges. Perfect for competitive teams!
Call Eastwood Park on (01454) 260207 or visit eastwoodpark.co.uk.
Gloucester Guildhall is an iconic performance venue, nestled in the heart of Gloucester city centre. The venue is connected to Gloucester Blackfriars, and the City Museums and can offer a range of private hire locations perfect for events, product launches and corporate meeting spaces.
The Guildhall is right in the centre of historic Gloucester, and has a range of beautiful period rooms to choose from. Pick from the main hall, cinema, gallery or a further six meeting rooms of various sizes. Equipped with all the facilities you’ll need for a meeting or event to run smoothly; Gloucester Guildhall has a dedicated hire team who will make sure that you’re well looked after.
Working with local suppliers, the team at Gloucester Guildhall can provide food for all of its meetings and conferences.
While there is no parking at the venue, being centrally located means that Gloucester Guildhall is easily accessible via train, bus or car, with a number of car parks available in the city centre.
There is no overnight accommodation at Gloucester Guildhall, but there are a number of affordable options in Gloucester.
There are a range of different options available to suit all budgets. Starting with Standard hire, you’ll get room hire, free Wi-Fi and jugs of water for guests. Premium includes use of meeting and conference equipment, while Premium Plus also includes the headed paper, pens, highlighters and spring water for all guests.
Call Gloucester Guildhall on (01452) 396372 or visit gloucesterguildhall.co.uk.
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