A Picturesque Setting For Your Next Conference

Written by Sylvia Cates

Organising a business conference might not be quite as stressful as planning a wedding ceremony, but it does often require a similarly lavish venue. When it comes to industry success, it seems that appearances are everything. If you're liaising with a big client and they're in two minds as to whether to invest in your company, a conference held in a lavish location can make a very big difference, say the experts at Sundial Group.

It sounds cynical, but it's true. We're all impressed by indulgence - business directors and managers even more so, some would say. Whilst you can always hold your next big conference in a tired, old boardroom in the middle of the city, why not surprise your client and whisk them off to a beautiful venue

Visit Amazing Venues website for information and advice on the vast range of corporate venues available throughout the United Kingdom. Here's a guide to some of the most picturesque conference venues in the country.

Colshaw Hall, Cheshire
Colshaw Hall, Cheshire
This beautiful Tudor style manor house is situated deep in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. It was built in 1903 and is now an English Heritage Grade II listed building.

It's privately owned by the Irlam family, who bought the house just over a decade ago.

A few years ago, this family decided that they wanted to share Colshaw Hall with the world. It has been fully restored and is now used as a venue for weddings and corporate events, says journalist Emma Mayoh.

If it's privacy that you're looking for, you can't do better than Colshaw Hall. It is magnificently furnished and offers guests stunning views of the property's extensive grounds. There are few venues quite as lavish as this one, so snap it up quickly if you're trying to impress a big client.

Craig-y-Nos Castle, Brecon Beacons

Craig-y-Nos Castle, Brecon Beacons
The rather wonderfully named Craig-y-Nos Castle in Wales is an ideal venue for a conference. It's located right in the middle of the Brecon Beacons, so you're guaranteed some spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, says Telegraph journalist Rupert Christiansen. 

Though it is regularly used for wedding ceremonies, it's also popular with businessmen and women looking for a quiet place to hold a corporate conference. Not only does this venue have its own Grade I listed seminar theatre, it has its very own gymnasium too. Just think about it - you and your client can work hard for the better part of the afternoon. Then, you're free to work out all of that corporate stress at the gym and, of course, the bar. The owners of Craig-y-Nos offer visiting business parties special conference rates.
Bovey Castle, Devon

Bovey Castle
is actually the only five-star castle hotel in this region. It's not difficult to see why - as soon as you step through the front door, you're likely to be enchanted with this building. It's as lavishly decorated as one would expect and it's got its very own golf course, swimming pool, gym and bistro. If you're looking for a picturesque location in which to hold a corporate conference, you've found it. 

Bovey Castle prides itself on its state of the art meetings rooms - they all have full video, sound and wireless IT capabilities. You don't have to worry about compatible equipment or slow connections at this venue. It has been designed to cater for the discerning businessman and any important guests he might be trying to schmooze.

Author's Bio

Sylvia Cates has been an event planner for fourteen years. For information and advice on the range of corporate venues available in the UK, she recommends Amazing Venues website. She can usually be found at various conference venues throughout the United Kingdom.

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