Gloucestershire venue hire guide

Discover where to host everything from parties to corporate events in Gloucestershire with SoGlos's dedicated guide to private hire and exclusive use venues in the county.

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With venues across Gloucestershire, discover where to host your next event.
With venues across Gloucestershire, discover where to host your next event.

SoGlos’s Gloucestershire venue hire guide provides a handpicked selection of some of the best venues in the county, perfect for hosting private parties, awards ceremonies, conferences, business meetings, exhibitions and launch events – as well as exclusive use venues.

From world class sporting venues to luxurious Cotswold manor houses and unique locations, SoGlos’s Gloucestershire venue hire guide provides plenty of inspiration for your next event.

Cheltenham venues for hire

Venue hire at Dunkertons Cider

In partnership with Dunkertons Cider  |  dunkertonscider.co.uk

About the venue

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.

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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.

Catering

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.

Parking

There is ample free parking onsite at Dunkertons Cider.

Accommodation

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.

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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.

To book

Email office@dunkertonscider.co.uk to book or make an enquiry and visit dunkertonscider.co.uk for more information.

Venue hire at Cheltenham Racecourse

In partnership with Cheltenham Racecourse  |  thejockeyclub.co.uk

About the venue

Just off the M5, on the northern outskirts of the town, Cheltenham Racecourse is easily accessible, not to mention versatile enough to host events as diverse as the Darts Masters; live music acts like Jools Holland and UB40; and its world-famous race days.

Function rooms

Promising to wow guests with its facilities both inside and out, Cheltenham Racecourse has an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s premier event venues, with various spaces and suites for hire, as well as 360 acres of outdoor space, making it an ideal choice year-round.

With 10 indoor options ranging from private boxes with balconies to the impressive Centaur concert venue, the racecourse can accommodate parties big and small, catering for anywhere from two to 3,000 delegates.

Catering

The experienced team at Cheltenham Racecourse includes award-winning chefs with the ability to produce everything from canapes to multi-course meals for thousands of visitors – using local and seasonal produce wherever possible.

Parking

Not only does the racecourse have ample free parking, the closest train station is also located within 10 minutes of the venue. The racecourse even boasts its own helipad – how many conference venues do you know that can say that?!

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To help decide whether Cheltenham Racecourse is right for your event, the venue offers interactive 3D tours, so delegates can really get a feel for the space they have to work with, no matter where they’re based.

To book

Call Cheltenham Racecourse on (01242) 539538 or visit jockeyclubvenues.co.uk.

Cotswold venues for hire

Venue hire at Glenfall House

In partnership with Glenfall House  |  glenfallhouse.co.uk

About the venue

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.

Function rooms

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.

Catering

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.

Parking

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.

Accommodation

Glenfall House boasts 20 luxury bedrooms and suites, including 10 in the main building and 10 in the neighbouring coach house.

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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.

To book

Call Glenfall House on (01452) 323889 or visit glenfallhouse.co.uk.

Gloucester venues for hire

Venue hire at Hatherley Manor

In partnership with Hatherley Manor  |  hatherleymanor.com

About the venue

Alongside being one of Gloucestershire’s most popular wedding venues and having a stunning wellness spa which offers a range of treatments, Hatherley Manor Hotel also provides five stylish function suites, suitable for a variety of corporate and personal events.

The 17th century country house hotel is located just four miles from the historic cathedral city of Gloucester and boasts acres of picturesque land, too.

Function rooms

Hatherley Manor offers five luxurious function suites, catering for any type of event or conference from team building events and awards ceremonies, to intimate meetings.

The venue offers contained conference rooms boasting high ceilings and ornate chandeliers; walled gardens – great for al fresco dining; as well as benefitting from private entrance foyers, complimentary WiFi access, air conditioning, cloakrooms and disabled toilets.

The impressive suites offer spaces suitable for party groups ranging from 25 delegates up to 300, dependant on the desired seating style.

Catering

In-house catering is available for guests at Hatherley Manor Hotel, included in the conference and meeting delegate packages. This includes hot beverages, homemade shortbread, lunches, three-course table d’hote dinner in the Dewinton Restaurant, as well as a full English breakfast. Bespoke packages can also be put together to suit individual needs.

Accommodation

Hatherley Manor Hotel offers a range of four-star business accommodation – with spa access included in executive, executive plus, superior and double deluxe rooms.

Plus, the hotel offers specially discounted hotel rates and preferential booking to businesses and corporate clients.

Parking

There is ample parking available at Hatherley Manor Hotel.

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Not only does Hatherley Manor Hotel offer gorgeous suites for corporate occasions and private events, but it also has a great outdoor base for teambuilding and away days. Providing 36 acres of land in total, including a 13-acre team building field, walled gardens and extensive front lawns with space for up to 500 delegates.

To book

Call Hatherley Manor Hotel on (01452) 730217.

Venue hire at Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre

In partnership with Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre  |  gloucesterski.com

About the venue

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre may be home to one of the longest outdoor artificial ski slopes in the UK, but its attractions don’t end there. Ten minutes from the M5, the venue is easily accessible and set up to cater for corporate or social events of all shapes and sizes, whether you are planning meetings or get-togethers for anywhere from six to 40 guests.

Function rooms

There are certain things you might expect if you’re going to hold an event at a venue like Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre – if a function space with slope views is one of them, you won’t be disappointed! Of course, there’s free Wi-Fi as well.

Catering

With a fully licensed on-site café and bar in the shape of Eddie’s Ski Shack (named for and opened by Eddie the Eagle), Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre has the facilities to serve arrival drinks to delegates, while keeping them well fed, whether buffets or barbecues are called for – with classic après-ski dishes like poutine on offer, too.

Parking

With plenty of free parking available, visitors can concentrate on having a good time!

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Looking to add on some teambuilding activities to your corporate event? As part of its bespoke packages, Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre offers activities including ski taster sessions, tubing and laser tag in the woods.

To book

Call Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre on (01452) 501438 or email enquiries@gloucesterski.com

Venue hire at Willow Hill

In partnership with Willow Hill  |  willow-hill.co.uk

About the venue

Just a 20 minute drive from Gloucester, and offering incredible views across the Severn Vale towards the Cotswolds and panoramic views taking in Bredon Hill and sweeping across the line to Cleeve Hill, Willow Hill provides family-friendly boutique camping, glamping and farm dining experiences throughout the year – as well as options for private hire. 

Function rooms

Ideal for those who take a keen interest in sustainability and food, and are passionate for natural fun and great experiences, Willow Hill offers a multitude of private experiences including banquets, safari picnics, leisurely lunches, soirées, summer parties, well-being experiences, weddings and much more. 

Guests have a wide range of facilities and function spaces to choose from at Willow Hill, with each each experience tailored to both budget and personal needs. Choose from the all-weather sun terrace for casual dining with panoramic views of the countryside; the Cobney Bar serving artisan beers, ciders, spirits and wines; dine in The Mill House, the elm beamed oak floored former cider mill; and even enjoy a leisurely swim in the sites outdoor pools.

Catering

Willow Hill champions food provenance, aiming to 'engage, inspire, nourish, sustain' guests. The farm encourages diners to fully appreciate the journey of what's on their plate, wishing for each person to leave the experience with a nourished mind, body and soul, inspired by their time there.

Using seasonal and local produce, guests can tuck into a laid back meal around the fire pit or barbecue or choose a fine-dining environment where they can sample a menu of meals including cheese tasting boards and roast sirloin of pedigree Gloucester beef.

Parking

Onsite car parking is available. 

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Not only does Willow Hill offer excellent farm dining, glamping and camping experiences, guests can also take part in a selection of exciting activities such as cookery schools, campfire storytelling and suppers, arts and crafts, kayaking safaris, wine tasting, sunrise yoga, salt water pool swims and plenty more. 

To book

Call Willow Hill on (01242) 222878 or visit willow-hill.co.uk.

Stroud venues for hire

Venue hire at Eastwood Park

In partnership with Eastwood Park  |  eastwoodpark.co.uk

About the venue

The Victorian estate of Eastwood Park in Wotton-under-Edge near Stroud can cater for the widest variety of corporate events imaginable. As well as its dedicated conference and training centre, there’s overnight accommodation, plus 200 acres of grounds for activities like team building.

With the M5 and two railway stations in the vicinity, the venue is easily accessible from Bristol, Gloucestershire, the Midlands and south Wales. There’s even an airport nearby for those travelling from further afield.

Function Rooms

Rest assured, while the 18th century house is full of historic charm, it benefits from modern, well-equipped conferencing facilities – and with 50 years’ experience delivering training of its own, Eastwood Park is well placed to assist others with theirs.

Take your pick from 10 different meeting rooms, with capacity for between 15 in the Thornbury Room and 180 in the Eastwood Terrace Room, with spaces to suit all different kinds of events, from board meetings to product launches and corporate hospitality.

Catering

As well as providing unlimited tea, coffee and chilled water for delegates, the catering team at Eastwood Park offers various tasty options for corporate events with at least 10 guests. Choose from hot and cold menus, buffet options and seated meals.

Parking

Ample free parking is available with 200 spaces across Eastwood Park’s on-site car parks.

Accommodation

As part of its 24-hour delegate package, Eastwood Park offers overnight accommodation in 70 ensuite bedrooms located within the main house – inclusive of a hearty full English or continental breakfast in the morning.

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All located on the ground floor, every one of its meeting rooms is accessible. Not only that, but Eastwood Park is AIM accredited, adhering to the Meeting Industry Association’s Meeting CODE in ensuring excellence in business meetings and events.

To book

Call Eastwood Park on (01454) 260207 or visit eastwoodpark.co.uk.

Venue Hire at The Sub Rooms

In partnership with The Sub Rooms  |  thesubrooms.co.uk

About the venue

Originally built in 1833 and located – both physically and culturally – in the heart of Stroud, The Sub Rooms is a charity-run arts centre providing a varied programme of world-class performers, arts events and experiences. Plus, there’s an Art Deco themed
bar for guests too.

Function rooms

The Sub Rooms offers a selection of spaces to hire for private concerts, events and parties – plus, a range of technical facilities to support individual functions. Accommodating from two up to 500 people, the spaces also work well as meeting and training rooms; or for fairs, rehearsals or auctions.

Spaces available include The Studio which is great for more intimate get-togethers; the stunning Art Deco bar which works well for private parties; The George Room, well-suited to art exhibitions and meetings; The Regency-style Ballroom perfect for film screenings, markets and more; the Central Bar and Kitchen; and the Forecourt.

Catering

The Sub Rooms can offer guests a variety of catering options, tailored to their specific needs and events. From simple tea, coffee and cake; through to cold buffets; or even three course dinners and lunches.

All food is prepared fresh on site by The Sub Rooms’ in house chef, who can also create bespoke menus, as well as advise and supply wines from local suppliers.

Parking

There is plenty of parking within a short walking distance to The Sub Rooms, as well as Stroud train station being less than half a mile away from the venue.

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The Sub Rooms offers excellent technical facilities, which includes front of house PA systems, microphones, monitors and lighting.

To book

Call The Sub Rooms on (01453) 796880, email roomhire@thesubrooms.co.uk to book or make an enquiry, or visit thesubrooms.co.uk more information.

Venue hire at Stroud Brewery

In partnership with Stroud Brewery  |  stroudbrewery.co.uk

About the venue

Not only an award-winning craft brewery, bar and live music venue, Stroud Brewery also provides a vibrant event space for private hire, for sociable occasions or corporate functions. What’s more, the brewery is located 20 minutes from the M5 and less than two miles from Stroud’s train station.

Function rooms

Event hosts have the option to hire out the whole brewery – ideal for large weddings and parties – accommodating up to 400 people; the balcony bar for up to 150 guests, which boasts its own PA system, as well as impressive views over the Stroud Water Canal; or the loft, which is a light and open space suitable for up to 50 people.

Those hiring space for a business event, team building, client entertainment or corporate conference will also have access to free, speedy Wi-Fi, screen and projector. Those looking to host parties, live events and more, will have use of PA systems, stage lights, D&B audio sound systems and more.

Catering

Stroud Brewery can provide you and your guests with refreshments throughout the day, including tea, coffee, juice, water and biscuits; morning pastries and afternoon cake; as well as lunches and dinners, using fresh, local and organic ingredients. Plus, great tasting, ethical and classic beer with a characteristic balance between body and sweetness.

Parking

There is a large tarmac car park on either side of the premises.

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Packed with industrial character, Stroud Brewery’s taproom promises to make your next event one that guests will never forget, with Stroud Brewery’s dedicated events team on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly on the day.

To book

Email events@stroudbrewery.co.uk to book or make an enquiry and visit stroudbrewery.co.uk more information.


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