downtonWant a venue that has been featured in a film for your next corporate conference or event? We have put together the top 10 venues which you can hire for your next team building or corporate getaway. Have a look at these:

Highclere Castle – Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. As well as being the location for Downtown Abbey the castle has also been the backdrop for many celebrity weddings… and your next corporate event could be next as Highclere castle is available for private hire. Situated midway between London and Bristol, Oxford and Southampton, the Castle is within easy access of major cities, airports and railways stations.

www.highclerecastle.co.uk

Kenwood House – Notting Hill

Set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood House is one of London’s hidden gems. This is a great location for your corporate event, with private hire available and a choice of wonderful rooms for drinks receptions, dining and dancing, Kenwood House will lift your corporate event into a truly unique and unforgettable occasion.

www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kenwood

Osterley House– Interior of Wayne Manor

A short hop from central London by tube but a world apart. Stroll up the tree-lined drive, past the grazing Charolaise cattle and you’d think you’re in the country, not urban Hounslow. Surrounded by gardens, park and farmland, Osterley House is one of the last surviving country estates in London.

This is ideal if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle for a relaxed and peaceful corporate function, with rooms and even stables available to hire. Treat your staff to team building day where they can walk inside Wayne Manner.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/osterley-park

Lancaster House- The King’s Speech

The magnificent architecture of this house lends itself to conferences, fashion shows and dinners. This impressive London landmark has it all.

The house is in the centre of London and only 5 minutes walk from Green Park underground station. It is ideal for a change of scenery with a glamorous touch not too far from home.

www.peytonandbyrne.co.uk/venues-lancaster-house

Stoke Park- Bridget Jones’s Diary

Stoke Park is one of the finest and most accessible conference venues in the country. Elegantly decorated, naturally lit meeting rooms can effortlessly accommodate a board meeting or a product launch, working lunch or a full 120 sit-down dinner.

Why not turn the conference into a weekend getaway? Stoke Park grounds include one of the top 100 golf courses and a luxury spa. And if you are feeling really adventurous you can spend the afternoon rowing in the glistening lakes just as Hugh Grant did in Bridget Jones’s Diary.

www.stokepark.com

Ashridge House- Harry Potter

Ashridge House is an award-winning, Grade 1 listed neo-gothic mansion situated in the heart of the rolling Chiltern Hills, only 30 miles north of London. It offers a range of flexible meeting rooms that can accommodate from 2 up to 250 people for conferences, training, meetings and events.

Set in 190 acres, it is home to both historic period rooms and contemporary spaces, all of which lead onto exquisite landscaped gardens. Within easy reach of London’s four international airports and the main rail and motorway networks, the location couldn’t be more convenient, or beautiful.

www.ashridge.org.uk

Old Royal Naval College– featured in many films The Mummy Returns, The King’s Speech, Sherlock Holmes, Pirates of the Caribbean.

The magnificent backdrops, inspiring interiors and spacious outdoor areas of the Old Royal Naval College feature regularly in documentaries, commercial campaigns, period dramas, music videos and major film productions.

And The Old Royal Naval College can accommodate your next reception, meeting, conference or even product launch catering for up to 300 people. Situated in Greenwich you will not have to far to travel.

www.ornc.org

Hatfield House – featured in many films including Anna Karenina, The World’s End, Clash of the Titans, the Golden Age.

In the past, royalty have held the grandest celebrations at Hatfield House and it carries on the tradition today, hosting private and corporate functions in their beautiful venue.

They can accommodate up to 300 for conferences or 250 for a seated luncheon. All rooms are flexible and can be arranged to ensure a smaller number of guests feel completely comfortable.
Hatfield House is situated in Hertfordshire just 21 miles from Central London. The house and grounds offer a wide range of activities, tours and dining; from exhibitions, play areas, gardens and parks. Hatfield House would work perfectly as a team building day for your staff and families.

www.hatfield-house.co.uk

Boughton Estate – Les Miserables

Nestled in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside only an hour from London, Boughton House is one of the Country’s best kept secrets. Sitting at the centre of a beautiful rural estate it provides the seclusion of the countryside with the luxury of a grand period property with picturesque landscapes.

The Hollywood blockbuster Les Misérables recently found the glorious scenery it needed for its narrative at Boughton House. But you don’t have to be an Oscar-winning movie mogul to take advantage of the beautiful Estate. Private hire for conferences are available within the House and the surrounding Estate.

www.boughtonhouse.co.uk

Blenheim Palace – served as Buckingham Palace in The Young Victoria

Blenheim Palace invites you to hold business meetings, gala dinners and conferences in truly spectacular surroundings. This magnificent palace hosts corporate away days in the Palace grounds, providing an idyllic country escape for team building exercises.

Whatever event you’re planning from alternative lunch options, to a half-day meeting or hourly meeting room hire, the venue can accommodate all requests to ensure your event is a success.

Blenheim Palace sits at the edge of the picturesque town of Woodstock, in Oxfordshire. The Palace is within reach of central London, one and a half hours by car.

www.blenheimpalace.com