If you’re looking to motivate your employees, investing in a company retreat or offsite is one of the best ways to do so. A few days away from the hustle and bustle of the city allows staff to engage and rediscover their passion for their job. From manor houses to country cottages, there’s a whole host of luxurious venues in the UK which can be hired exclusively for corporate retreats, so we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favourites….
The Fish Hotel
Set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, this perfect country hotel for a corporate retreat is set within 400 acres of private estate and combines country chic with a touch of luxury. With 63 bedrooms, we would reccommend hiring this hotel exclusively where guests can rest and recoporate in uniquely-designed accommodation ranging from tree-houses to ‘Hideaway Huts.’ There’s also a variety of event spaces from the modern Screening Room to The Hayloft, as well as private dining options for a sophisticated evening dinner. Not forgetting the 400-acre’s of country estate to play with, from treasure hunts to Segway tours, there’s plenty of space to keep your guests entertained.
In our opinion, Kinross House Estate is set against some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, right on the West shores of Loch Leven in Scotland. With a total of 24 bedrooms and meeting spaces which can accommodate up to 100 guests, this luxury estate is steeped in history and grandeur. Scotland company retreat destinations don’t get much better than this! The beautiful gardens are ideal for activities, from helicopter trips around the Scottish island to kayaking – and when it comes to the evening, you can spoil your guests with an indulgent dinner followed by a party in the mansion, against a backdrop of some of Scotland’s most picturesque scenery.
Monkey Island Estate
This historic Grade I listed venue has seen monarchs, artists, writers, performers and aristocrats come through its doors. Featuring 27 bedrooms and 3 suites alongside 7 acres of landscaped gardens, the recently renovated Monkey Island Estate is set on its very own picturesuque island on the River Thames in Berkshire and is only accessible via footbridge, boat or helicopter. Guests can dine in the Monkey Island Brasserie, relax in the Floating Spa, drink in The Monkey Bar and perhaps attend the after-party in The Whiskey Snug, but only if they can find the secret staircase of course! Hire this grand estate exclusively and provide guests with a luxurious London company retreat to remember.
This five-star retreat in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside features an award-winning spa, championship golf course, three restaurants and a variety of bedrooms and meeting spaces. When it comes to UK outdoor space, The Grove has a tonne of it: the Victorian Walled Garden boasts a swimming pool, beach, tennis courts and there’s ample space for a variety of team-building activities from sports days to Segway tours. The sleek event spaces are second to none, all boasting natural daylight, modern finishes and capacities of up to 450 theatre style – and for the evening, The Potting Shed is a fantastic space for VIP dining. Definitely one of the best venues for a company offsite in the UK.
With 5,000 acres of private estate and everything from luxury manor houses to cosy country cottages to make the most of, Wilderness Reserve is the ultimate country getaway for countryside corporate retreats. There’s a cinema, games room, event space, gym, heated outdoor pool, tennis courts and a hot tub as well as acres of stunning Heritage Coast landscape to indulge in. And when it comes to activities, you’re spoilt for choice! Why not explore the lake on your paddle board or take a bike ride around the estate? Whatever you do, just be sure to make the most of the stunning scenery which is right at your fingertips.
Wasing Park has something for everyone, from hiking and quad biking for the adventurous, to yoga and wellbeing for the more relaxed of countryside retreats. Set within the beautiful Berkshire countryside Wasing Park covers 2,000 acres of farmland, lakes and woodland and there’s a variety of accommodation available as well as a whole host of event spaces to choose from. The Walled Garden is a serene outdoor space perfect in the summer months and offers ample space for glamping on the perimeter of the garden. You can also make use of the huge grounds and take your company retreat up a notch by creating your very own festival with glamping, tipi’s and live music.
This whimsical, Alice in Wonderland-esque estate is one of our all time favourites here at event-venues.com for company offsites. Set within 250 acres of beautiful Cotswolds countryside, Aynhoe Park is a country estate full of twists, turns and surprises. For the ultimate company retreat or travel incentive, hire the venue exclusively, where you will have full access to 28 uniquely designed bedrooms from grand Georgian parlours to stylish boudoirs. Guests can eat to their hearts content in the estate’s dedicated restaurant, retire to the Games Room & Snug or retreat to the secret Cellar Club Room for the after-party. And of course, guests can partake in all manner of activities in the venues stunning grounds from clay shooting to orienteering challenges. Anything is possible at Aynhoe Park.
Whether you’re looking for a glamorous Scottish highlands company retreat or to explore the estate’s outdoor activities, Gleneagles has it all. Boasting 850 acres of stunning land, the estate offers a wonderful playground featuring a whole host of unforgettable teambuilding experiences; from gundog training and truffle hunting to off-road driving – whilst of course, still offering five-star luxury with three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa and two Michelin star restaurants. With 15 elegant event spaces and 232 opulent bedrooms, Gleneagles Hotel provides the perfect venue for a company retreat.
As well as a championship golf course and luxury spa, Stapleford Park has 48 unique bedrooms and suites to offer and is surrounded by 500 acres of stunning landscape in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside. The Grade I listed building has some great event spaces such as the Grand Hall as well as the more intimate Pavilion, which is ideal for private dining. And when it comes to teambuilding activities, Stapleford Park has seen it all – whether it’s horse riding or falconry, guests will have the chance to let their hair down whilst exploring the estates picturesque grounds.
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