Gloucester | Conference Venue DestinationsTagged : Cheltenham Cirencester gloucester gloucestershire Stroud
Meeting planners know that a superb destination for conferences, meetings and events where business and pleasure go hand in hand is the glorious county of Gloucestershire in the South West of England.
Though proud of its industrial and built heritage, one of Gloucestershire’s outstanding attractions is its breathtaking natural landscape which boasts the Cotswolds, the ancient Forest of Dean and the Severn Valley making it an ideal location for adventurous outdoor teambuilding events and corporate activities whilst also providing idyllic rural hideaways for corporate retreats and undisturbed meetings.
Cheltenham | Venues around Gloucester
Villages, towns and cities provide diverse urban bases from which conference delegates can explore the region and experience its hospitality and charm. Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, the Regency town of Cheltenham and the city of Gloucester provide a varied selection of environments and meeting venues ranging from striking historic buildings and country house hotels to illustrious sporting venues and academic establishments. Whatever the event, whether a large conference, exhibition, banquet or wedding, Gloucestershire has the perfect venue for you!
As the M5 runs through the county north to south, conference delegates will find the region easy to access from the motorway network as well as via excellent rail links and flights into Bristol or Birmingham airports.
Cheltenham | Venues in Cheltenham
Cheltenham is a lovely town in Gloucestershire that is home to a number of unique conference locations. A fantastic example of this is the prestigious Cheltenham Racecourse, which boasts vast exhibition space alongside numerous conference and banqueting suites with maximum capacity for 2,250 delegates. Other examples of beautiful event venues in Cheltenham include the Hotel du Vin Cheltenham, Mercure Cheltenham Queen's, Cheltenham Thistle, The Best Western Cheltenham Regency Hotel and the extravagant Georgian venue Cheltenham Park Hotel,
Gloucestershire is the perfect location for meetings and events for those travelling from between large cities in the South West such as Bristol and Cardiff to Midlands locations such as Birmingham. A crucial meeting location for many is Aztec West, strategically placed on the M4/M5 intersection, this is the perfect place for a flying visit. Regus Bristol Aztec West and Aztec Hotel and Spa are both extremely comfortable and convenient venues for business functions.
History | Historical Venues in Gloucestershire
Draped in history, Gloucestershire has many traditional stately homes and country houses, and many of these beautiful pillars of history have been converted into spectacular meeting and conference venues. Thornbury Castle Hotel is one of the few remaining Tudor castles in the UK, and is also a brilliant meeting place for many businesses. Slightly younger is the Georgian house, Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel, a truly stunning building with facilities to match. The Eastwood Park Conference & Training Centre is the youngest of the bunch, the venue is a magnificent Victoria mansion just outside Bristol, which has a range of team-building activities on offer. Another wonderfully historic venue is the Gloucester Guildhall, also dating back to the Victorian era, this venue offers an incredible 120 seat theatre, making it perfect for large presentations.
Gloucestershire offers stunning scenery and natural country-side. A key feature of the county is the famous Forest of Dean, in which there are two incredible conferenceing facilities. Forest Holidays Forest of Dean is a luxurious corporate retreat with over 120 individual cabins and many hot-tubs! The perfect venue for team-building activities. Speech House Hotel is another stately home that is set in the breath-taking surroundings of the Forest of Dean. Speech House is the perfect venue for your delegates to relax after a productive business meeting.
Of the hotels in the county several are impeccable country house hotels offering tranquil locations with picturesque grounds ideal for teambuilding events as well as elegant conference and banqueting suites perfect for hospitality events, private corporate retreats and weddings. Fine examples include Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel,
Modern city centre alternatives include the Thistle Cheltenham. Major hotel groups represented in the county of Gloucestershire include Bespoke Hotels, Greene King, Hallmark Hotels, InterContinental Hotel Group and Mercure.