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Commit ment t o you Our

Paul B Feather CHAIRMAN

Stuart G Hunter MANAGING DIRECTOR

As the directors responsible for the Feathers Group may we first of all thank you for considering our Feathers hotels or event team for your forthcoming wedding, function or major event. The Group has been established for over 30 years and has a clear aim to provide consistent, quality facilities, caring, well trained management and staff in creative, friendly and stylish surroundings. To achieve these objectives the Group is continually reinvesting in it's facilities and most importantly in the development and training of all it's staff to ensure that we

remain competitive and aware of customer changing needs. Our Group aims to provide true value for money on every event organised, whether it is for business or pleasure. Our flexible tailor made packages reflect our belief that every event is different, indeed unique, and our management team will strive to ensure that each event is a very special one. We do hope that this brochure gives you an understanding of our commitment, enthusiasm and passion to deliver top quality services and, most importantly, reflects our commitment to you.

Paul B Feather CHAIRMAN

Stuart G Hunter ACMA., BA. MANAGING DIRECTOR

At your service!

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Making The Right Choice

Why a Feathers Hotel?  The Feathers Group have been providing

quality, stylish weddings and functions in a personal, caring and cost effective way for many years and are regarded as specialists in this area.

 Our hotels have all been refurbished at great

expense, enjoy creative design and offer a wide range of added value packages.

 Our staff and management genuinely care

about each individual and assist from start to finish to ensure perfection is achieved.

 The creativity within our hotels is reflected in the numerous additions provided at no extra cost from bride and groom thrones, to wonderful candelabra, from medieval swords for cake cutting to breathtaking silverware, making our hotels a very special place for a very special day.

Let Us Take You Every Special Step Of The Way... At your service!

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YOUR wedding breakfast

Thinking of getting married? Then Feathers must be your first choice for your very special event. We promise the very best in quality, value for money, tailor made, specialist wedding services in all of our hotels and outside catering venues to satisfy your every need. All personnel within the Group are totally committed to ensuring the success of each and every wedding with our management teams working with you from start to finish to get every detail right for this special day.

At your service!

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We Promise You EFFICIENCY A senior member of our management team will attend to the details of your event throughout. You will be kept fully informed of the services provided and the totality of costs, through the provision of regular ongoing detailed information. ADDED VALUE SECTION: As part of the facility fee charge you will enjoy:

 A complimentary Honeymoon Suite with a

champagne breakfast in bed  Special accommodation prices for your guests to stay over  Complimentary glass of champagne for the couple on arrival at the hotel  The provision of a Senior Manager acting as Toastmaster to ensure the smooth running of your day  Hand crafted thrones at the top table.  A selection of swords to cut the cake.  Magnificent candelabras with each table setting  Glorious silverware and glassware exclusive to the top table

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FLEXIBILITY Please refer to our tailor-made services for further information. We can genuinely promise total flexibility in all areas of your event, including:

 Menu styles  Theming  Timing  Different rooms for different occasions  Wines and beverage selectors CIVIL CEREMONIES All Feathers Group hotels can accommodate civil ceremony events providing:

 Management teams trained in the

total coordination and requirements of these ceremonies.  A choice of rooms and settings in each hotel  A number of hotels with licences to carry out ceremonies within wonderful, sculptured garden settings, including Italian terraces, gazebos, fountains and statues.


Civil Ceremonies within a wonderful, sculptured garden Setting

 From marquees to catering, from

CIVIL PARTNERSHIP CEREMONIES Clients wishing to enter into a Civil Partnership can enjoy:

flowers to registrars, from entertainment to furniture every element of your special event can be attended to in-house.

 Total coordination of event from start to finish

 Style, creativity and flexibility in

HOUSE PARTY WEEKENDS A number of our hotels can offer you a quite unique opportunity, entailing:

all hotels

 Wide selection of suites and

garden settings to match every clients requirements.

 Taking over one of our hotels

OUTSIDE EVENTS Our event team renowned throughout the UK for specialist catering and event services can offer:

 Fully inclusive wedding packages

at home or in a wide range of venues throughout the UK; from historic English houses to Scottish and Welsh castles - the opportunities are limitless!

for a weekend wedding or banqueting event.  A 'house party' atmosphere of private dinner parties and creative and stylish wedding breakfast  A fully included civil ceremony or civil partnership occasion.  A quite superb private evening event with exclusive accommodation and brunch the following day.

top table seating plan

          Best Man

Chief Bridegroom’s Bridesmaid Father

Bride’s Mother

Bridegroom

Bride

Bride’s Father

Bridegroom’s Mother

Usher

Bridesmaid

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Your Functions FAMILY

CHARITY

 Whether it be the celebration of a baby’s

 Organising a Charity dinner? You will find

THEMED

CHRISTMAS

 The Feathers Group have built up a

 A Feathers Group hotel is the place to

Christening, a family funeral, 21st birthday party, golden wedding anniversary or simply a chance for friends and family to get together, our Feathers management teams will provide quality, flexible services and facilities on a most cost effective basis.

tremendous reputation in the provision of creative and cost effective themed events. Why don’t you add a theme to your event to make it extra special and talked about for years to come? Hundreds of themed events are available.

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our hotels can offer added value substantial menus including room hire, drinks on arrival and beverages as required at great value for money prices ensuring a magnificent fund raising event is enjoyed by all.

celebrate a staff party, a family Christmas Day lunch or a New Year’s Eve Hogmanay celebration. A great party atmosphere, top quality food, extensively trained staff and management and all of those extra touches to guarantee a festive season to remember.


Tailor Made… Build Your Own Event If you have your own ideas about how you want your event to be then we can bring to life your own thoughts and ideas. At a Feathers Group event the customer always comes first. MENUS

OTHER SERVICES

 We have a vast selection of menus and

Each hotel has a wide range of additional services to build up your personalised event. The list is endless, here are just a few ideas to whet your appetite.

individual dishes to choose from within our menu booklet, at the same time you can discuss your own individual choices with our Executive Head Chef and General Manager.

BEVERAGES

 Once again, a wide range of wines and

beverage packages await, but do discuss with your host manager any specific package ideas that you may have.

ENTERTAINMENT

 Our Group can offer bands, table entertainers, musicians, general entertainers… you name it… we’ve got it, and at a price that can match your budget. All of these services are provided throughout our Group to guarantee quality and value for money.

 A fish and chips stall serving cones of freshly

made fish and chips at the end of the evening.

 The roast beef being ceremoniously brought into the room by two chefs led by a Scottish Piper who majestically toasts the occasion.

 A specialist floral advisor to discuss in detail

your floral requirements for your special event.

 A fabulous Feathers Finale… Creative finale

props accompanied by party music at the end of the evening to create a wonderful end to a wonderful evening.

 A late brunch (subject to minimum numbers) for the overnighting bridal party to gather together following a late night celebration before departing hotel.

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Outside Catering, Events & Productions Feathers Catering is one of the main outside catering companies in the UK today, covering the full range of services from society weddings to major corporate events. Through the provision of an all inclusive service package we promise to take away the worry and time involved in co-ordinating any event.

The Events Division are also responsible for the creation and delivery of wonderful unique themed sets for major clients throughout the UK and can also provide these into our hotels at highly cost effective prices.

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Corporate Openings Five Star Weddings Product Launches Summer Balls Family Fun Days Corporate Days Event Management Marquee Hire Themed and Creative Events

They have a bespoke catering service should private clients wish tailor made, personal service at home. The Group has several top event managers who can assist in the coordination of a complete package of services for any event, corporate or private. They can also source wonderful, unique venues throughout the UK to host your special event. Every aspect of your event can be attended to from start to finish, from a house party wedding weekend in an historic National Trust house to a corporate family fun day for ten thousand. Feathers Events have the in house services, ability, experience and enthusiasm to deal with any event in the UK required.

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The Queen Hotel is a magnificent four star property built in 1861. Adjacent to Chester Railway Station in the heart of the City, it provides the perfect location for weddings, functions and staying over in this wonderful Roman City. AIRPORT - 20 miles (32km) CITY CENTRE - 0 miles (0km) RAILWAY STATION - 25 Metres MOTORWAY - 1.5 miles (2.4km) BEDROOMS - 130 The hotel, following its acquisition by the Group in 2003, has enjoyed a multi-million pound transformation, making it one of the finest four-star hotels in the North of England.

Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

Offering 130 bedrooms, many of executive standard and an array of top quality areas including the award winning Colonnades Banqueting and Conferencing Centre, the Italian terrace and gardens, the Bacchus Restaurant, the Waiting Room Bar and Brasserie and a superb dry fitness suite. Our facilities are second to none!

★★★★

EVENT FACILITIES Choose from a wide range of banqueting suites:

 All beautifully refurbished and air conditioned.  Built in audio, lighting and disco systems with staging.  Truly five star catering

Suite

Capacity

Colonnades Italian Gardens Bacchus Albert Lounge Victoria Boardroom Gladstone Disraeli Edward Prince Albert Consort

Dimensions

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Metres

300 300 175 80 80 25 20 20 30 20 10

400 300 150 100 100 15 35 35 50 40 8

160 140 80 50 60 10 16 16 36 20 8

50 50 40 50 50 15 20 20 20 16 8

50 50 40 40 40 10 16 16 18 15 8

18 x 16 20 x 20 14.5 x 14.5 17 x 12 11.3 x 8.2 8x6 7 x 5.2 7 x 5.2 8.2 x 6.1 7.6 x 5.5 4.8 x 3.6

Daylight

Location

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground 1st Floor 1st Floor Ground Ground Ground

 

services with a Chef Brigade regarded as one of the best in the Country. Three bar and lounge areas for guests to relax in pre- and post event. Award winning Italian gardens with Baltic Exchange and Fountain, the perfect backdrop to a Civil Wedding Ceremony, drinks on arrival or an early evening barbeque.

7.5m 5.5m

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

EDWARD ROOM 4m

6.5m

CONSORT ROOM

2

13.5m

6.5m

7.5m

PRINCE ALBERT ROOM

17.5m

The

BACCHUS RESTAURANT

17m

Queen

2 8.5m DANCEFLOOR BAR

DANCEFLOOR

Hotel 11.3m

VICTORIA ROOM

City Road, Chester CH1 3AH TEL: 01244 305000 FAX: 01244 318483 queenhotel@bestwestern.co.uk

COLONNADES SUITE

BAR 7m

8m

DISRAELI ROOM 5.2m

11m

6m

BAR

12.8m

COCKTAIL LOUNGE 7m

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GLADSTONE ROOM

5.2m

DANCEFLOOR

ALBERT LOUNGE

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7m

'WAITING ROOM' BAR

12.5m


The Westminster Hotel is situated yards from the mainline railway station and minutes walk from the main shops and Roman attractions. Easily accessible from Junction 12, M53. A great central location offering true value for money prices makes this Hotel an ideal venue for private or corporate events. AIRPORT - 20 miles (32km) CITY CENTRE - 0 miles (0km) RAILWAY STATION - 50 Metres MOTORWAY - 1.5 miles (2.4km) BEDROOMS - 74 Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

Right in the heart of Chester, this beautiful, traditional property has been painstakingly restored and re-designed to a very high standard. It features 74 highly attractive bedrooms, a newly sculptured banqueting suite, The Deva Lounge, along with the Grosvenor and Churchill Suites. A hotel able to offer different styles and room facilities to match your ideas and budget.

★★★

EVENT FACILITIES

 Civil wedding facilities and partnership ceremonies available.

 Great value, cost effective and competitive prices promised.

 Suites filled with character

that can accommodate from 10 to 150 people, all with built in air-conditioning and lighting systems. Suite

Capacity Banquet

Dimensions Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Metres

Daylight

Location

Grosvenor

150

100

50

50

50

15 x 8

Yes

Ground

Deva

120

80

40

40

40

13 x 5

Yes

Ground

Churchill

40

50

35

30

35

11 x 6

Yes

Ground

Library

45

35

25

25

25

6x5

Yes

Ground

10.75m

BAR 5m

YE OLDE WESTMINSTER BAR

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

9.7m

GROSVENOR RESTAURANT

11m

The

13.5m DANCEFLOOR

westminster

DANCEFLOOR BAR

7.6m

Hotel DEVA LOUNGE 12.8m

CHURCHILL ROOM

9m

6m 5m

DRAWING ROOM

4.2m

City Road, Chester CH1 3AF TEL: 01244 317341 FAX: 01244 325369 westminsterhotel@bestwestern.co.uk

LIBRARY

7.5m

5.4m

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A true country house hotel retreat, ideal for weddings and events in the North West. This tranquil setting, fully refurbished throughout following the Feathers Group acquisition combines the best of facilities and services.

Airport - 31 miles (49km) City Centre - 6 miles (10.5km) Railway Station - 7 miles (11km) Motorway - 2.5 miles (4km) Parking - 85 Bedrooms - 49

Set in the glorious North Wales countryside, minutes from Chester and Wrexham, the Feathers Group's most recent acquisition, Llyndir Hall Hotel & Spa offers the perfect location for weddings, events or an overnight stay. A true country house hotel with style, creative design and a high level of hospitality awaits.

Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

Substantial car parking, beautifully landscaped gardens including terrace, a wide range of meeting and banqueting suites and 49 deluxe bedrooms with every modern luxury... add to this an At Your Service Health Club & Spa an award winning chef and free wireless broadband internet access throughout and you can appreciate the awards enjoyed by this luxurious top class hotel.

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EVENT FACILITIES

Suite

Capacity Banquet

Dimensions Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Daylight

 49 refurbished bedrooms including 10 suites  Free wireless broadband internet access Satellite TV   24 hour room service  Technical Butler  Civil wedding licence  State of the art lighting and audio facilities  All rooms fully air conditioned  Full At Your Service Health

Location

Metres

Llyndir Suite

160

120

70

50

50

13.5 x 12

Yes

Ground

Italian Gardens

150

120

100

50

50

15 x 15

Yes

Outside

Grosvenor

100

50

30

25

25

11 x 7

Yes

Ground

Chester

40

20

15

15

15

8x7

Yes

Ground

Boardroom

40

30

25

25

20

8x3

Yes

Ground

Blue Lounge

30

20

20

15

15

6.5 x 5.5

Yes

Ground

Drawing Room

25

15

15

15

15

6x5

Yes

Ground

Club & Spa including comprehensive fitness suite, sauna, jacuzzi, sunbeds, beauty salon.

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

9m 13.5m BAR

whiteboard

10m

LLYNDIR LOUNGE & CONSERVATORY

DANCEFLOOR

12.5m

LLYNDIR SUITE

The

llyndir hall Hotel & Spa Llyndir Lane, Rossett, Chester, Cheshire LL12 0AY Tel: 01244 571648 Fax: 01244 571258 llyndir@feathers.uk.com

PERGOLA

12m

ITALIAN TERRACE GARDENS

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The Willow Bank Hotel is located just 5 minutes from the city centre offering free car parking with no worry of city centre traffic. Providing excellent value for money packages, with top class service, giving you the best of both worlds. It really is the perfect location. Airport - 6 miles (9.6km) City Centre - 3 miles (4.8km) Railway Station - 3 miles (4.8km) Motorway - 2 miles (3.2km) Parking - 150 Bedrooms - 120 Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com This top quality, 120 bedroom, three star hotel on the outskirts of Manchester offers newly refurbished facilities with a number of superbly appointed banqueting suites a tastefully themed bar and lounge area, substantial easy access car parking, and a high level service and style… making this the perfect venue for that perfect event.

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EVENT FACILITIES

 The Colosseum Suite with Roman works of art is ideal for up to 150 guests for any social occasion.

 Fully air conditioned,

multi functional lighting, built in dance floor, private bar.

 The Ryland Library Suite

provides an attractive oak panelled room for 40 guests, perfect for a private dinner party, civil ceremony or civil partnership ceremony. Fully air conditioned.

Suite

Capacity

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

15 x 12

Yes

Ground

11 x 6

Yes

Ground

6x4

Yes

1st Floor

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Metres

Colosseum

150

100

75

50

45

Ryland Library

50

40

30

25

20

John Dalton

20

20

15

14

10

12m

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

DANCEFLOOR

COLOSSEUM SUITE 15m

BAR

The

willow bank BAR

Hotel

whiteboard TV & video 6m

RYLANDS LIBRARY

4m

DALTON SUITE 11m

4m

340 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6AF Tel: 0161 224 0461 Fax: 0161 257 2561 willowbank@bestwestern.co.uk

whiteboard

6m

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A quite idyllic setting to the South of Warrington but literally only minutes away from M56, M6 and M53 Motorway networks. Providing peace and quiet but within easy access for any type or style of event. Airport - 12 miles (19.2km) City Centre - 3 miles (4.8km) Railway Station - 2 miles (3.2km) Motorway - 2 miles (3.2km) Parking - 150 Bedrooms - 52

Please visit our web site for directions

This may be regarded as one of the best banqueting centres in the North West, this extremely popular 53 bedroom, 3 star hotel on the outskirts of Warrington is the venue for a wedding or function. The Fir Grove Hotel offers 2 beautifully refurbished, stylish function suites, a highly attractive restaurant, themed bar and lounge area, and highly professional, caring management and staff, making this hotel the location for your event.

www.feathers.uk.com

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EVENT FACILITIES

 Grappenhall Suite with



Suite

Capacity

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

18 x 13

Yes

Ground

40

10 x 9

Yes

Ground

10

6x4

Yes

First Floor

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Metres

Grappenhall

200

200

100

40

40

James Brindley

100

100

50

40

Appleton Suite

20

20

15

14

 

it's oak panelled walls…. fully air conditioned with private bar, built in dance floor and a superb, state of the art lighting and audio system. Brindley Suite, similarly refurbished, can cater up to 100 guests, offering private bar, built in dance floor, private entrance, multi functional lighting and sound system, and highly attractive design. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies Delightful gardens, easy access car parking, award winning cuisine.

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS 6m

WC

APPLETON SUITE 4m

DRAWING ROOM RESTAURANT

11m

The

fir grove

9m

18m

BAR

BAR

BAR

ENGINEERS LOUNGE BAR

Hotel 6m

DANCEFLOOR

Knutsford Old Road, Warrington WA4 2LD Tel: 01925 267471 Fax: 01925 601092 firgrove@bestwestern.co.uk

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10m

JAMES BRINDLEY SUITE

GRAPPENHALL SUITE DANCEFLOOR

C


Substantial easy access car parking, just off junction 28 of the M6. A fully refurbished health club and spa, and one of the finest chefs in the country all add up to the perfect recipe for an enjoyable event.

Manchester Airport - 21 miles Liverpool Airport - 21 miles Railway Station - 4 miles Motorway - 0 miles Parking - 400 Bedrooms - 93

Following the Group's acquisition of this hotel in late 2004 it has now enjoyed a £3million plus transformation with the creation of brand new stylish, award winning facilities throughout. The hotel now offers 93 quality bedrooms, many to executive standard, an open plan lounge space including the newly created J28 meeting and café bar; the quite unique Venetian Conference and Banqueting Centre, the enticing Four Seasons Restaurant and the At Your Service Health Club & Spa.

Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

Come in and see for yourself this amazing transformation, now one of the best hotels for weddings and events in the North West… Lancashire's best kept secret!

★★★

EVENT FACILITIES

 A plethora of suites, all fully

air conditioned, with the most up to date lighting and sound system, magnificent design, with specially created additional areas for arrival drinks, civil ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies.

 A newly created and

sculptured Italian terrace and gardens, including gazebo, licensed for ceremonies and perfect for drinks on arrival, early evening barbeques and event photography.

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

Suite

Capacity

Venetian Verona Florence Sorrento Capri Tuscany Rossini Amalfi Napoli Medici Pinnacle Italian Gardens

Dimensions

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Metres

200 60 60 20 20 100 20 120

250 120 100 30 30 150 30 10 10 40 20 100

90 50 40 10 10 30 15 5 5 18 18 60

50 30 30 20 20 40 15 8 8 20 15 40

50 30 30 15 15 40 15 8 8 15 15 40

23 x 14 14 x 5 11 x 8 8 x 4.5 8 x 4.5 14.5 x 9 7 x 6.5 5 x 2.7 7x3 7x5 7x4 24 x 9

Daylight

Location

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes -

Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground -

24m

ITALIAN TERRACE GARDEN 9m

PERGOLA

4.5m

4.5m

CAPRI BOARDROOM

8m

SORRENTO SUITE

FLORENCE SUITE

6m

The

THE VERONA SUITE

leyland

8m

THE VENETIAN CONFERENCE & BANQUETING SUITE

11m

14m

DANCE FLOOR

5m

3m

Hotel

2.7m BAR

7m

MEDICI SUITE

7m

NAPOLI SUITE

AMALFI SUITE

7m

6.5m

5m

Leyland Way, Leyland, Preston PR25 4JX Tel: 01772 422 922 Fax: 01772 622 282 leyland@bestwestern.co.uk

13.5m

ROSSINI SUITE TUSCANY SUITE

BAR

9m

THE FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT & SUITE

13.5m

DANCE FLOOR

14.5m

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The Feathers Hotel located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, minutes walk from the main tourist attractions, shops, clubs and restaurants. This central location close to the mainline railway station provides easy access and a great venue for any social occasion. Airport - 7 miles (11km) City Centre - 0 miles (0km) Railway Station - 1â „3 miles (500 Metres) Motorway - 3 miles (4.8km) Parking - 25 Bedrooms - 80 Another winner of the Merseyside Hotel of the Year, set in the heart of the City, offering excellent value for money and truly creative events and functions in a brand new suite.

Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

The hotel provides 80 quality bedrooms, many to an executive standard, including 15 newly created executive bedroom suites of a Nautical theme, with all public areas, including restaurant, lounge, bar and function suite recently refurbished to a very high standard. EVENT FACILITIES

 A newly created, purpose

built function suite, including private bar and cloakroom facilities - builtin dance floor with hi-tech audio and lighting system, with award winning design.

 Exceptionally high value Suite

Capacity

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

13 x 5

Yes

Ground

10 x 5

Yes

Ground

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Metres

Europa Restaurant

100

50

30

25

30

Art Lounge

100

40

30

30

25

'At Your Service' price list for all elements of all weddings, functions and events.

 Creative Feathers Group

added value touches throughout, guaranteeing a very special event.

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS 14m

DANCEFLOOR

The

11.5m

feathers Hotel 117/125 Mount Pleasant Liverpool L3 5TF Tel: 0151 709 9655 Fax: 0151 709 3838 feathershotel@feathers.uk.com

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ART LOUNGE EUROPA SUITE

BAR

14m

4.75m

14m


The Alicia Hotel overlooking the beautiful Sefton Park, offers tranquillity, top class facilities and easy access for weddings and functions outside the city centre. Minutes away from the City Centre and Liverpool Airport with easy links to the M53, ideally positioned without the noise and hubbub of the City Centre. Airport - 3 miles (4.8km) City Centre - 2 miles (3.2km) Railway Station - 2 miles (3.2km) Motorway - 2 miles (3.2km) Parking - 40 Bedrooms - 42 Please visit our web site for directions

Merseyside’s Hotel of the Year for two consecutive years says it all! This converted former Cotton Merchant’s house, a quality three star AA rating, has the lot; 42 individually designed bedrooms, an award winning conservatory, highly attractive public areas, the beautiful, newly sculptured garden with gazebo and statues and a choice of function rooms all beautifully designed. It is no wonder that this hotel has won so many prizes over the years.

www.feathers.uk.com

★★★

EVENT FACILITIES

 The award winning

Conservatory over looking the park featuring marble pillars, oak panelling and flooring, private bar, fully air conditioned with built in lighting and audio system a truly award winning design.

 The Fountain Suite catering

up to 200 guests with separate bar, cloakroom facilities, overlooking the Italian terrace and gardens, fully air conditioned with built in audio and multi functional lighting system. Private bar.

Suite

 Italian terrace and gardens

with unique gazebo, fully licensed for civil ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies.

Capacity

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

18 x 14

Yes

Ground

11 x 10

Yes

Ground

20

8x6

Yes

Ground

40

15 x 15

Yes

Outside

Banquet

Theatre

Classroom

Boardroom

U-Shape

Metres

Fountain

200

120

80

40

40

Conservatory & Park Lounge

100

70

50

40

40

Sefton

40

30

20

20

Italian Gardens

120

100

60

40

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

6m

CONSERVATORY

8m

SEFTON SUITE 10m

15m

PARK LOUNGE

ITALIAN TERRACE GARDENS

11m BAR

The

alicia

6.8m

15m

BAR

PERGOLA

4.5m 7m

Hotel

LOUNGE BAR

10.5m

FOUNTAIN SUITE

13m

3 Aigburth Drive, Liverpool L17 3AA Tel: 0151 727 4411 Fax: 0151 727 6752 alicia@bestwestern.co.uk

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For Starters…  At Feathers we provide a

combination of highly attractive, refurbished and stylish facilities and extensively trained, professional and caring staff and management teams who understand the quality of service at any event.

 Our Chef Brigade, are trained on

a regular basis on new and creative cooking methods to ensure that our passion and enthusiasm is reflected in the presentation of food and beverage services.

 Our Head of Procurement spends a great deal of time in quality control, researching and finding local and regional fresh produce and our suppliers are regarded as partners in the supply of quality products into our Hotels and Outside Catering Division.

 The flexibility of the Feathers Group

is suitably reflected in our Menu & Beverage selector, whereby clients can build a menu from start to finish or indeed, through liaison with our Chef Brigade, can bring their own specially created ideas to the table.

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A complimentary food tasting service SPECIAL DIETARY for major events proves our REQUIREMENTS commitment to detail, through the All of our chefs work to a very high tasting and sampling of different standard when it comes to these very dishes and different wines to find the important requirements as they fully best possible combination and appreciate these will be requested on balance for your meal experience. almost every event.

CANAPÉS There is no better start to an event than the combination of a quality drink on arrival and a beautifully presented selection of hot and cold canapés. Choose your preferred selection from our sample menus or build your own from the canapé selector to create the right first impression for your event. BUFFETS Whether it be an early evening buffet with light bites and snacks, or a substantial, comprehensive carved buffet - we have the range to suit your requirements and budget. DINING ROOM At Feathers we have a vast database of menus to suit your every taste and preference. A sample of these are listed overleaf. Our flexibility will ensure that we can, within reason, provide every conceivable dish requested.

Our executive chef brigade, through the 'Feathers Academy',are directly involved in the development of specialist dishes and these are updated on a consistent and regular basis. Particular emphasis is placed on the specialist areas as we wish to ensure that everyone's needs are catered for at every event. THEMING Enjoy a Feathers themed event and include a specially created themed menu to compliment the night. Here are simply a few ideas:      

Themed menus and beverages Specialist entertainers Wonderful painted backdrops Themed tabling Staff in appropriate dress Audience participation


DRINKS CABINET Enjoy our wide range of beverage packages to suit your event. From stylish drinks on arrival to fully inclusive drinks packages. We have them all!

We are very proud of our reputation and we will continue to drive these standards on all fronts. Our flexibility and customer-orientated approach will ensure that your event reflects every last detail of your requirements and, through our tailor made services, we can create everything that you would want and more! We are very proud of our Management Team, Chef Brigade and Service Staff in the creation and delivery of these services…. We hope you are too.

TAILOR MADE DRINKS PACKAGES Select your own tailor made drinks packages to ensure that it compliments the menu, style and detail of your event.



The Feathers Group offers a very extensive wine list, constantly updated to ensure that we bring you the best selection from around the world. Our management team will work with you to find the right balance to match your menus at the right price to match your budget.

As Directors we are very passionate about our food and beverage services and this enthusiasm and attention to detail is reflected throughout our Group.

“Food service is such a vital component of any successful event and we are passionate at every level to ensure we always exceed our customers' expectation in this area” Stuart Hunter, Feathers Group Managing Director





FEATHERS GRILL Enjoy the very best of a “Feathers Grill” at one of the many attractive garden settings in one of our Feathers Group Hotels, from an ecomony barbeque to the most deluxe five star grill service. Take your pick from another great Feathers Group concept.

OUR PROMISE...



We have listed just a few menus to provide an insight into the creativity of themed events and we do promise you a quite unforgettable night, creating a talking point for a long time to come.

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To start your wedding, function or corporate dinner in style over a delightful drink on arrival why not have some beautifully presented hot and cold canapés on attractive silver trays, served by our immaculately uniformed staff. Pick and choose your preferred selection and make up your own menu or ask our management team to provide a number of sample menus. There are hundreds to choose from and here are just three samples to whet your appetite.

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Zaskouskis of prawns in lemon grass dressing Vegetable sushi with Wasabi dip Smoked salmon/tuna fish sushi with a light soy sauce dip Tomato wraps with chicken Caesar salad Spinach wraps with a feta cheese and olive tapenade Parmesan crisps with cherry tomato and feta cheese Japanese prawns with a sesame chilli dip Roulade of spinach and chive and goats cheese Skewers of Yakatori chicken with honey dip Brochette of salmon with dill mayonnaise Sable of parmesan topped with avocado and prawns Roulade of smoked salmon with a smoked halibut cream Zaskouskis of fresh salmon and dill with ketra eggs Mini marinated chillies stuffed with anchovies and capers Oriental pancake filled with crispy duck and ginger Dolcelatte and baby onion tartlets with a hint of pesto

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Mini blinis with taramasalata and Danish caviar Ragout of Shitake mushrooms served in a herb pastry tartlet Polenta with roasted peppers and asparagus tips Spinach roulade with mascapone cheese Sweet peppers with goat’s cheese Tuna tapenade with broccoli florets Oven baked Crostini topped with chicken liver pate Crispy duck spring rolls served in a sweet and sour sauce Honeyed sesame flavoured cocktail sausages Stuffed mushrooms with a garlic and cream cheese mousse Zaskouskis filled with ragout of wild mushrooms Mini roulades of smoked salmon and cream cheese and chive mousse Crab pinwheels dusted with cayenne pepper Crostini topped with pesto and parmesan cheese Mini tuna and lime mayonnaise wraps Mini crab cakes served with an oriental dip Toasted bruchetta with vines, tomatoes, feta cheese and basil Smoked salmon pikelets Beef en croute with a Bearnaise sauce Skewers of tandoori prawns served in a cucumber and mint sauce Nigiri Zush Fish and vegetable rolls served with a light soy sauce dip Salmon sate served with a ginger and lime mayonnaise Red hot chilli thai chicken cakes Rolls of smoked salmon glazed with asparagus tips A blini of haddock and cream cheese mousse topped with salmon keta eggs Flutes of sweet melon and parma ham Filo pastry tartlets filled with smoked chicken Roasted red pepper and goats cheese mini wraps


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Canapé menus CANAPÉ ONE

CANAPÉ TWO

CANAPÉ THREE

Enoki mushrooms in a garlic cream tartlet

Smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis with black sea relish

Mini Cumberland sausage on a buttered mash

Rosti crab cakes with a sweet chilli dressing

A selection of oriental Dim Sum to include: spring rolls, Sui Mai and vegetable and meat samosas served with a sweet chilli jam

Mini cones of traditional fish and chips Red onion marmalade and chillies with sausage crostini

Mini hot dogs with American mustard

Grilled tofu with Mediterranean vegetables

Breaded Somerset Brie in a redcurrant and ginger jelly

Lancashire hotpot

Skewers of Cajun spiced chicken Honey sesame flavoured sausages Roasted vegetable and mozzarella crostini

Skewered smoked chicken veiled in parma ham





Smoked haddock in a Welsh rarebit tartlet

Crostini of marinated olives and Feta cheese





“We have developed through team spirit, the Feathers Academy and the general culture of the Company a very strong brigade of chefs who consistently deliver quality, creative and stylish food” Richard Morris, Group Executive Head Chef

Thai spiced tiger prawns with lime and coconut dip

Spoons of Chilli noodles with beef rending Spoons of prawns with Thai green curry Potato fritter with blue cheese rarebit Pan fried seabass with a Moroccan cous cous Mini fruit pavlova Individual chocolate truffle served in a mini shot glass Fruit kebab with caramelised glaze

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Menu Selector

Our management team can present back to you hundreds of sample menus from our database and indeed a number of sample menus are contained at the end of this selector.

two pages and we will be only too happy to assist you in the planning and finalising of your own bespoke menu.

However, if you prefer to pick and choose and effectively compile your own menu a wide range of dishes are contained on these

Despite this wide choice of dishes available per course we are more than willing to accommodate any specific preferences that we have not managed to include on any of the following pages.

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Loch Fyne Salmon dressed on a bed of roseblush salad with cracked Madagascan pepper served with fresh lime A terrine of Mediterranean chargrilled pepper aubergines and courgettes set on a coulis of fresh tomato and garlic dressing Ripened seasonal melon with a mango and strawberry sauce Pressing of smoked chicken and fig tarragon scented wrapped in parma ham A duo of soft green peppercorn duck terrine and wild boar set on a coulis of brandy, orange and cayenne pepper A terrine of smoked trout mousse on a lime and dill dressing Traditional Caesar salad on kos lettuce with parmesan shavings and croutons Smoked chicken and mango placed in a filo pastry basket, accompanied by a raspberry and mayonnaise dressing A terrine of chicken, liver and fig wrapped in procuitto ham set on a lime and olive dressing with a hint of Balsamic vinegar Roasted sundried tomato and vegetable torte served with a panache salad A timbale of finest smoked salmon & prawn set on an orange and dill dressing Pressed highland game terrine with plum and apple brandy compote Fanned pear cooked in a port and stilton sauce, finished with cream A filo pastry tartlet of sweet onion marmalade and warm goats cheese set on a tomato and black pepper salad A warm salad of sesame and honey roast duck breast with crispy bacon and garlic croutons

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A roulade of smoked salmon filled with a sole and herb mousseline set on a fennel and tomato dressing Terrine of chicken and leeks wrapped in parma ham surrounded with olive oil and fresh coriander dressing Fan of melon and kiwi fruit served with a strawberry and gooseberry coulis Carpaccio of wild salmon with avocado, lime and coriander

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Roasted pepper and tomato soup flavoured with rosemary served with pesto sippets French onion soup with a brioche and roule cheese Cream of cauliflower and Lancashire cheese soup Freshly made cream of vegetable soup served with thyme and sage croutons Cream of crab and spiced chilli chowder flavoured with fresh chives Farm house Italian vegetable soup served with parmesan cheese Cream of broccoli and dolcelletto cheese served with cheese croutons Tuscan bean and pepper pot soup served with golden croutons Thai spinach and prawn soup garnished with lemon grass rice Fresh asparagus infused with chervil Cream of courgette, brie and basil soup

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Chargrilled Salmon coated in a pink peppercorn and champagne sauce Fillet of sole stuffed with an asparagus and prawn mousse served in a cream and Chablis sauce Grilled fillet of sole accompanied by a prawn and garlic butter sauce Pan fried red snapper served on a bed of fresh herb cous cous

MAIN COURSE Medallions of salt marsh lamb flavoured with sprigs of rosemary and garlic served with a port and cranberry sauce Chargrilled breast of chicken coated 2 in a moutarde de meux brandy and cream sauce Roast loin of pork stuffed with apple 3 and prune compote laced in a fresh herb, white wine and calvados sauce Breast of duckling slowly cooked 4 covered in a brandy and apricot caramelised sauce, accompanied by stewed kumquats Roasted Norfolk turkey accompanied 5 by lemon & thyme stuffing and pan gravy Pan fried chicken stuffed with pesto 6 and bacon mousse and coated in a Mediterranean olive sauce Fillet of prime welsh beef wrapped in 7 golden pastry accompanied by a port and truffle sauce Steamed supreme of chicken filled 8 with creamed leek and spinach leaves, laced with mild mushroom sauce Breast of guinea fowl served on a 9 bed of crushed new potatoes with a Madeira and Fig Jus 10 Roast lamb cooked in a redcurrant, mint and a rich ruby port wine sauce Roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire 11 puddings, onion marmalade and creamed horseradish 1


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Breast of Barberry duck set on a prune and apple compote served with a hint of sherry vinegar and port wine jus Roast welsh lamb rump served with sage potatoes Cajun spiced chicken breast with garlic and tomato salsa served in a bed of wild rice pilaff Peppered fillet of beef served upon a brandy & cream sauce Pan fried duck glazed with honey and Chinese five spice Roast leg of lamb studded with fresh rosemary and garlic cloves served with a cranberry, tomato and red wine jus Pork fillets and smoked bacon accompanied with an apple and mustard relish Breast of corn fed chicken poached in a champagne tarragon and cream sauce garnished with trumpet mushrooms

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Parmesan cheese basket filled with a basil flavoured Mediterranean ratatouille served with a peppered spiced rice Vegetarian ravioli with mushrooms, fresh egg pasta filled with boletus mushrooms laced in a creamy herb sauce Risotto, porcini and chestnut mushrooms with slow roast roman tomatoes and shaved parmesan Chick pea chilli and coriander cake served with tomato, salsa and onion chutney A filo pastry strudel of Mediterranean vegetables with a wild mushroom and herb risotto and tomato sauce

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Pots of Dauphinoise potatoes baked in the oven with garlic, fresh herbs and cream Kenyan green beans wrapped in tender leeks Vine tomato stuffed with a mushroom Duxcelle Buttered rosemary mash New season minted potatoes Roast potatoes with sea salt and black pepper Roasted Mediterranean vegetables with first press olive oil sprinkled with fresh thyme & oregano, set on a bed of honey roasted vegetables Buttered melange of vegetables Julienne of carrots wrapped in leeks

Sticky toffee pudding covered in caramelised cream custard Passion fruit bavarois, set in a rich coulis with assorted fruits A luxury fruits of the forest pudding served with clotted cream and short bread fingers A pyramid of dark chocolate profiteroles filled with chantilly cream topped with dark chocolate sauce Tower of cream, strawberry and shortcake set on a bed of hulled strawberries Baked white chocolate tart, a rich combination of smooth white chocolate and cream slowly baked and finished with a light glace Mango and peach cheesecake set on an exotic passion fruit and guava fruit coulis Superb crisp lemon torte with a rich lemon filling set on a raspberry sauce Traditional teacup English trifle served with a shortbread finger Bourdaloue pear tart with a rhubarb and redcurrant compote Individual chocolate and orange truffle accompanied by a dark chocolate sauce with a slice of caramelised apple torte Brandy snap basket filled with fresh strawberries and mango topped with freshly whipped Baileys liqueur cream A selection of six sweets, a superb selection to enhance your meal to include:  Lemon and mango tarts  Chocolate opera  Toffee praline biscuit  Dark chocolate, cream and egg puff  Barquette of fresh strawberries  Apple & calvados tartlet A Baileys and chocolate bread and butter pudding served with sauce anglaise Rich dark chocolate and amaretto truffle accompanied by a wild berry and raspberry sauce Raspberry and white chocolate crème brulée caramel glazed with shortbread fingers A selection of English and continental cheese served with black grapes and Miller Damson biscuits

 

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“They demand the best, and they're not slow in telling you!” Alec MacArthur, Nominated Fruit and Veg Supplier to the Feathers Group.

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Menu one

Menu TWO

Cream of roasted tomato & sweet basil soup accompanied by golden croutons, infused with fresh pesto and served with a selection of warn continental breads to include ciabatta, foccachia, onion bread and sundried tomato breads

Carrot and pumpkin soup scented with coriander and eastern spices and served with a selection of warm granary rolls

Roasted breast of chicken accompanied by garlic roasted parsnips, Norfolk style lemon and sage stuffing served with pan juices of rosemary and white wine

A selection of fresh vegetables and potatoes chosen by chef to enhance your meal

Fresh roasted herb potatoes with cream cheesy mash

Bitter chocolate torte with spiced pear sauce

A melange of market fresh vegetables tossed in unsalted butter

A slice of Belgian apple flan coated with wild honeybee glaze served with crème anglaise

Dark Colombian flavoured coffee or decaffeinated coffee English garden tea or decaffeinated tea Herbal infusions of lemon, rosehip and camomile, accompanied by rosewater Turkish Delights.

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Poached fillet of salmon on a bed of buttered spinach coated in a rich valutionne fennel and pear sauce

Dark roasted Costa Rican coffee, English garden tea or decaffeinated tea served with sugared almonds and after dinner mints, served with herbal infusions of pepermint, camomile or Earl Grey


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A broth of hand picked vegetables flavoured with parsnips garnished with freshly cut chives with herb croutons, fresh warm granary and wholemeal rolls served with sun salted Normandy butter

Broth of wild mushrooms laced with French Armagnac served with crème fraise and warm onion bread

Slow roast glazed shank of lamb with a wild mint and honey jus on a bed of crushed potatoes accompanied by roasted vegetables and potatoes flavoured with fresh Mediterranean herbs

Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and maple and walnut ice cream

Blue mountain Jamaican coffee, decaffeinated coffee, English garden tea, decaffeinated tea, served with a platter of Feathers famous petit-fours

Roasted loin of pork set on a bubble and squeak gateau accompanied by a port and sage jus Accompanied by chef ’s choice of garden vegetables picked to enhance your meal A heart shaped duo of white and dark chocolate set on a raspberry and cassis sauce garnished and dusted with bride and groom’s initials or corporate logo, accompanied with frosted berries Rich Italian blend coffee or decaffeinated coffee, English garden tea or decaffeinated tea. Herbal infusions, assam or earl grey, served with elegant after dinner mints

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Cod and king prawn terrine infused with dill wrapped in Parma ham served on a bed of fresh garden herbs and leaves and infused with French dressing

Tian of melon with a compote of exotic fruits and soft berries marinated in Malibu syrup

Noisette of lamb coated in a rich redcurrant sauce, garnished with peppered watercress accompanied by pots of twice based dauphinoise potatoes Orange flavoured carrot stick wrapped in leeks, Kenyan green beans wrapped in Cheshire bacon A decadent rich dark chocolate truffle set on a pool of white Belgian chocolate sauce garnished with English strawberries and kumquats Dark Colombian flavoured coffee or decaffeinated coffee, English garden tea or decaffeinated tea. Herbal infusions of lemon, rosehip, camomile

A light liaison of asparagus and cream flavoured with fresh sage leaves and garnished with pesto and rustic bloomer breads

Fresh roasted Orkney sirloin of beef cooked to your liking accompanied by freshly made Yorkshire pudding and red wine gravy. Served with fresh horseradish sauce. Served with roasted barrel rosemary potatoes and chefs choice of market fresh vegetables picked to enhance your meal

Light Italian Panacotta served with candied orange fillets, finished with Haagen-Dazs ice-cream

Premium Viennese Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, English garden tea, herbal infusions, lemon & ginger, rosehip, peppermint, earl grey, assam & Darjeeling

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A timbale of finest smoked salmon & prawn set on an orange and dill dressing

Giant marinated Mediterranean prawns flavoured with lime, garlic and coriander accompanied by a Panache salad and served with Irish soda bread

Roasted free range breast of chicken stuffed with a smoked bacon and savoy cabbage napped in a shallot jus Roasted flavoured fondant potatoes A selection of market fresh vegetables picked to enhance your meal

A selection of six sweets, a superb selection to enhance your meal to include:

Seared breast of chicken with Porcini and oyster mushrooms with Madeira and thyme infused jus Pots of crushed pesto potatoes in roasted chilli oil, red onion and cauliflower with a cheese sauce

Individual deep baked cheesecake with a hedgerow berry sauce and clotted cream





Lemon and mango tarts  Chocolate Opera  Toffee Praline Biscuit Dark Chocolate, Cream and Egg Puff  Barquette of Fresh Strawberries  Apple & Calvados Tartlet

Italian dark blend coffee, English garden tea, a selection of herbal infusions and accompanied by a platter of handmade petit-fours

Jamaican Coffee, Decaffeinated coffee, English garden tea, decaffeinated tea, herbal infusions of Lemon, Rosehip, Camomile. A platter of handmade chocolate truffles

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magnificent buffets Whether it be an evening wedding reception, conference luncheon, funeral tea or a Christmas carvery look no further than Feathers Hotels & Catering to provide the right buffet with style and elegance.

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Wonderful display props from beautiful silverware, trees, statues and Roman Goddesses to themed buffets with Hollywood props or James Bond bric-a-brac we have the expertise, quality chefs and designer led products to always make it more than “just a buffet�.


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Buffet one

Please choose two main courses, one vegetarian course and three salads or two sweets.

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Beef stroganoff Chicken cacciatore Indonesian fruity spiced curry Moussaka Lasagne Chicken lasagne Lancashire hot pot Traditional scouse Beef stew and dumplings Fishermans deep baked pie Toad in the hole Bangers and mash Tagliatelle Spaghetti bolognaise Italian meat balls with spaghetti Chinese chicken stir fry Sweet & sour chicken Beef chilli, sour cream and tacos

A selection of wholesome sandwiches with fillings of salmon and cucumber, coronation chicken, freshly sliced york ham and mature cheddar and garden chives

A selection of handcrafted Melton Mowbray chicken tikka skewers with a cooling mint and cucumber sauce

A selection of quiches to include cheese and bacon and roasted vegetables

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Vegetarian lasagne Mushroom stroganoff Herb kalloubilliac Vegetarian stir fry with five spices

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Coleslaw served with sultanas English garden salad Twisted pasta with fresh mint Pasta swirls with coriander, diced peppers, onions, sliced tomatoes with garlic Pimentos in vinaigrette and mozzarella cheese Potato salad with fresh chives Mushrooms a la grecque Japanese salad Salad nicoise

Warm continental sausage rolls accompanied by sweet pickle

A mountain of spiced wedges sprinkled with rock salt and cracked black pepper

Bowls of Feathers famous candied coleslaw and tossed English garden salad with Balsamic dressing

All of the above are served with French fries and/or rice

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Belgian apple pie Frosted Carrot Cake Alabama chocolate fudge cake Chocolate profiteroles Strawberry cheesecake White avalanche Lemon lush torte Death by chocolate gateau

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Buffet two

Buffet three

A selection of wholemeal hogies and white bloomers, filled with roast beef and horseradish, tuna with cucumber, cheese and red onion, fresh salmon and mayonnaise

Hot foccachia bread topped with roasted vegetables

Hot and kickin’ chicken drumsticks served with a cooling, tomato and coriander dressing

Hoi sin glazed Chinese chicken skewers

Ciabatta, tomato and fresh herb fingers

A selection of freshly made wholemeal and granary bread sandwiches filled with York ham and mild mustard, roast turkey with sage onion stuffing, prawn Marie Rose, mature cheddar and spring onion

Chicken Jalfreezi served with Kashmiri rice and mini poppadoms Hand raised pork and cranberry pies, accompanied by Houses of Parliament sauce Wedges of roasted vegetable and Dolcette torte Chilli beef served with nachos and sour cream dip Deep fried Thai spicy rolls and chilli dip Honey roasted barbeque ribs with red plum glaze finished with spicy onion Spinach wraps filled with American style mayonnaise and hot cross chicken with a hint of chives

A selection of oriental and eastern savouries to include onion bhajis, vegetables samosas, spring rolls accompanied with mango chutney

Mountains of spicy potato wedges Mountains of spicy potato wedges English tossed salad with Balsamic and Olive Oil dressing

Twisted pasta and roasted garlic salad with fresh coriander

Spiced rice salad with garlic prawns

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A selection of salads to include; candied American style coleslaw with strawberries, bitter garden salad leaves with a Balsamic dressing, mustard grained potato salad bound in a creamy mayonnaise


Buffet FOUR

Buffet five

Mediterranean Prawns marinated in Hot Chilli and Coriander

Prime roasted peppered sirloin beef served with horseradish sauce Whole poached Dee salmon garnished with a traditional Caper dressing Smoked beech ham from Carmarthen with whole grained mustard

Chargrilled Aubergines with Rock Salt Marinated Anchovies in Balsamic Vinegar and First Press Olive Oil Seared mini tuna kebabs served with a Sweet Chilli salsa Deep-fried Devilled White bait dusted with Cayenne Pepper Bite Sized pieces of Chicken with a lemon and anchovy Sauce CALAMARES ANDALUZA Deep-fried Squid Rings served with a Tomato Salsa Dip Fresh Cod Roe Pate served with Crusty Bread Sticks

A gargantuan display of terrines to include: Terrine Dubary, Mixed Nut Terrine, Chicken with Prunes and Brandy, Duck and green peppercorns, country style course pate served with rye bread Hot oriental style lamb flavoured with coconut and served with fragrant rice Hot spiced vegetables with lemon grass and coriander served with noodles A selection of oriental appetisers served with a sweet chilli dip Kebabs of chicken in a lemon grass dressing Meat balls in a tomato and garlic sauce

Breaded Meatballs served with a hot Aioli Dip Goujons of Fresh Cod served with Caper Sauce A platter of chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables Served warm with first press oil POTATOES BRAVAS Deep-fried Potatoes served with a spicy Sauce CROQUOTAS DE JAMON Spanish Croquettes served with Spanish Ham COSTILLAS DO CARDO Spicey Pork Ribs with a tangy Sauce ENSALADA DE TOMATE A CEBOLLA Tomato and Onion Salad

A wonderful selection of salads to include: Spicy bean salad, celery, nut and sultana salad bound in a creamy dressing, tumeric salad with prawns, sweet and sour noodle salad, English garden salad bound in a raspberry vinaigrette All of the above served with a selection of various dressings and pickle

A cornucopia of traditional sweets to include: English strawberry flan, oriental fruit salad with paw paw & star fruit, a luxury chocolate indulgence gateau, lemon lush tart, passion fruit bavarios, traditional bramley apple pie, lemon meringue roulade All of the above served with lashings of Cornish cream

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Feathers wonderful christmas carvery This is a sample of a previous Feathers’ Christmas Carvery Menu. Please refer to our award winning Feathers Christmas Brochure for the exact menu content.

STARTERS A Tian Of Fresh Seasonal Melon Bound in a Mulled Wine Syrup Set on a Wild Berry Compote A Broth of Leek & Potato Soup Infused in Chives & Dairy Cream Garnished with Air Dried Vegetable Crisps Brandied Fine Chicken Liver Parfait Blended with French Apple Calvados accompanied by Red Onion Marmalade served and a Bouquet of Winter Leaves

A Cascade Of Salad Served In Sea Clams To Include: Sun Ripened Vine Tomatoes Tossed in a Balsamic Glaze with Beetroot & Red Onion Christmas Style Bitter Leaf Salad Bound in a Fresh Herb Vinaigrette Spiced Greek Salad with Rice Olives & Feta Cheese Bound in a First Press Olive Oil Dressing Traditional Candied American Style Coleslaw with Dried Apricots and Sultanas in a Cream Mayonnaise Dressing

MAINS Sage Brushed Fresh Cheshire Turkey Crown Finished in Unsalted Normandy Butter, Chipolatas Coated in Wild Honey and served with an Apricot & Chestnut Seasoning A Mervyn Reece Ham Baked in a Maple and Caramelised Pineapple Crust Served with a Whisky and Whole Grain Mustard Sauce A Loin Of Slow Roasted English Pork served with a Russet Apple and Brandied Prune Compote Enhanced in a Fine Aged Port Roast Parsnip Filo Pastry Tartlet with a Brie & Oregano Crust accompanied by Roasted Garlic Infused Winter Potatoes

DESSERTS A Superb Mrs. Beeton Style Christmas Pudding with a Traditional Brandy Cream Sauce Glazed Apple Tart Accompanied by a Rich Anglaise and Cream Sauce A Continental Fruit Flan Supplied with Crème Patisserie and Topped with Luscious Fruits A Rich Decadent Chocolate Fudge Gateaux Drenched in a Fine Icing Sugar An Exotic Carribean Fruit Salad Bound in a Passion Fruit Nectar and a Hint of Malibu A Delicious Traditional Christmas Trifle Fresh Fruits

With the above Main Courses we offer Freshly Cooked Christmas Style Market Vegetables and Potatoes

A Selection Of Traditional Farmhouse Cheeses To Include; Mature Cheddar Cheese, Cropwell Bishop Stilton, Somerset Brie, Crumbly Horricks Lancashire All Served With Apple Chutney And Table Water Biscuits

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four corners of the world buffet THE AMERICAS New England Turkey accompanied by a Bourbon and Cranberry Crush Louisiana style Barbequed Baby Ribs cooked to a treat with a Honey & Maple Glaze Tacos filled with Red Hot Chilli Beef with a Guacamole Dressing Copacabana style Fish Cakes with a Calypso Salsa

FROM THE ORIENT Stir Fried Chicken cooked in a Green Pepper and Cashew Nut Sauce Cantonese Style Beef in a Hot Pepper Sauce Stir Fried Vegetables in a Sweet Plum Sauce with Water Chestnuts Szechwan style Pork with Shitake Mushrooms and Peppers All served with Fragrant Rice

vegetarian Thai Spinach and red pepper soup Freshly made carrot and orange soup flavoured with cumin and fresh coriander Organic wild mushroom soup with chives and flavoured with a hint of brandy One of the above soups to be chosen with a selection of Mediterranean breads to include: Sun dried tomato, onion bread, walnut and olive bread Roasted vegetables Wellington stuffed with hand picked vegetables wrapped in a golden pastry and wild rice and service on a tomato salsa Warm Portobello mushrooms topped with pesto crust Mediterranean torte with shavings of parmesan cheese Carrot, coriander, feta and spinach goujons served with a garlic and olive tarpinade A display of vegetarian foods to include: Mediterranean vegetables, brown rice and hazelnut terrine Onion and leek conserve Three layered vegetable terrine

GREAT BRITISH TREATS A Traditional Fisherman’s Pie - pieces of succulent fish cooked in a cream sauce with Cheesy Mash Traditional Golden Steak & Oyster Pie cooked in a rich Porter Sauce and topped with Golden Pastry Freshly poached Salmon coated in a Fresh Herb Sauce with a Hint of Cream Tender Point Steak braised slowly in a Madeira Sauce with Roasted Shallots All the above served with Roasted Garlic Herbed Potatoes and a Melange of Vegetables

SWEETS FROM EUROPE Germany style Black Forest Gateau flavoured with Kirsch Belgian Apple Flan French style profiteroles with a Dairy Chocolate Sauce Italian Marble Opera Cake Lemon Panacotta Tart Sicilian Fruit Salad drenched in local Brandy Tutti Frutti Vanilla Gateau

A superb selection of salads to include: Cous cous with spiced vegetables Roasted garlic mushroom pasta Feta cheese and greek salad with olives Cherry tomatoes, red onion and beetroot New potato with grained mustard dressing Bitter leaf salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing A tiered selection of fruits to include: Frutti du Bosco Lemon lush torte Passion cake Exotic fruit salad with star fruit Profiteroles with milk chocolate sauce Death by chocolate gateau A selection of farmhouse cheeses with an apple and plum chutney

At your service!

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Hollywood Spectacular

themed

A Californian Gateau of Smoked Salmon Spinach and Horseradish Mousse drizzled with a Sundried Tomato and Garlic Dressing

menus & Events We’ll make your event extra special

FROM RODEO DRIVE A Broth of Sunripened Vegetables with a Hint of Pesto Garnished with Parmesan Cheese

With the experience and expertise of our Group Design and Production Division, all our Hotels and Outside Catering Division are able to offer wonderful value for money, budget-led themed packages. This really does create some great fun parties or events with a difference and without question a talking point for many years to come. This does not in any way have to be expensive as many of our themes and props are already built within our Production Centre and therefore clients are simply hiring these enhancements. Our management teams within the Hotel can provide you with an extensive list of themed nights, which are constantly being updated to deal with new demands and new requests and of course new ideas from our Design Team. The themed packages are a great addition whether it is a corporate dinner, a Company social event or a private party. These enhancements include wonderful painted backdrops, themed tabling, look-a-like characters, staff in appropriate dress, hand picked entertainers, audience participation (limbo dancing is always great fun after a few drinks) and many many other additions to complete the package. A themed event would not be complete without an appropriate themed menu and a number of sample themed menus have been listed to simply give you a flavour of Feathers Famous Themed Events. Please ask our management team for further details and a no obligation quote.

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HOTTER THAN THE FONZ A Seared Breast of Chicken Stuffed with Wild Mushroom and Spinach, with a Hint of Roasted Garlic Coated with Greta Garbo Pink Peppercorn and Cream Sauce Roasted Barrel Potatoes with a Hint of Rosemary New Season Minted Potatoes A Melange of Market Vegetables

A Californian Toffee and Banana Mousse Set on a Caramel Sauce with plump Marilyn Monroe Strawberries

A Table of Farmhouse Cheeses to Include: John Wayne’s Favourite Cheddar Cheese From The Prairie Stilton Play It Again Brie Served with a Plum and Chutney and Miller Damson Biscuits

ON DEPARTURE Hugh Grant’s choice of Fish and Chips Served from Our Fish and Chip Stall in Newspaper Cones with Lashings of Salt and Vinegar


caribbean delight

medieval

Blue Mountain Wings of Fire Chicken with a Spicy Seasoning with Angel Hair Salmon Bites Served with a Lime Salsa Spiced Meat Balls with a Big Mamou Sauce Tartlets of Seafood Gumbo Deep-fried Cat Fish with Lime Mayonnaise Pastry Puffs with Montego Bay Prawns Turkey Fingers with a Special Jerk Seasoning Bowls of Jamaican Black Pepper Shrimp Bound in a Black Pepper Sauce served with a Mango Salsa Roasted Firecracker Pork Glazed with Jamaican Rum and Carved by Chefs Tender Pieces of Caribbean Beef Cooked with Herbs and Spices, served with Back Bean Sauce and Rice Hot skewers of Jerk Chicken Marinated and Cooked in Special Spices Blackened Pork Ribs with a Hint of Mesquite Sauce Wild Mushroom Tart with Baby Onions and Mixed Leaves A selection of salads to include: Sunshine Salad with Corn, Red & Yellow Peppers, Red Onion & Baby Gems Tossed in a Light Dressing Hot & Spicy Rice Salad with Cashew Nuts Freshly Picked Bitter Leaves with Coriander Bowls of Candied Coleslaw Served with Banana and Date Relish New Potatoes Bound in Grained Mustard Sauce

Perfect for Battle!

Caribbean Fire and Frost Gateau Malibu Flavoured Fruit Salad Kahlua Cocoa Cheese Cake Mango & Coconut Gateau Big Mamou’s Chocolate Gateau Blue Mountain Apple Tartlets All desserts served with Fresh Dairy Cream Blue Mountain Coffee or Decaffeinated Coffee A selection of Herbal Infusions to include: Rosehip, Peppermint, Ginger & Lemon, Raspberry, Strawberry and Loganberry, Assam or Earl Grey

Display of Suckling Pig Carved By the Chef A Selection of Roasted In Season Game Birds Served with a Rich Cumberland Sauce Venison Sausages Served with Apple Sauce Harvester Vegetable Pie with a Water Paste Glaze Game Terrine with Pork and Redcurrant Sauce Roasted Chicken and Prunes with Armagnac

A selection of Olde Salads to Include; Roasted Olde Potatoes bound in a French Sauce Medieval Middle Eastern Style Cous Cous A Salmagundi of Bitter Leaves Roasted Beets, Onions and Tomatoes Cabbage with Sultanas and Carrots bound in a French Dressing A mixture of Wild Vegetables served hot

A Selection Of Desserts To Include; Pears Poached in red Wine Mountains of Fresh Berries A rich Apple and Plum Crumble served with Cornish Cream Fresh strawberries & berries with cream Lemon Flummery Gateau Fresh Wild Raspberry and Frangipani Tart French Fancy – A rich dark chocolate gateau

Cropwell Bishop Stilton Cirencester Goats Cheese Horricks Farm Mature Cheddar All Served With Miller Damson Buscuits

At your service!

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wild west barbeque

Bowls of Texan Bean and Chilli Beef

Sizzling BarbeQues Barbeques are being requested in ever increasing numbers at numerous events including end of conference bash, evening buffets at weddings, corporate family fundays and informal company social events. Why? Great food, as much as you can eat... and you can go back for more! Relaxed atmosphere, great value prices which include all the staff, white hatted chefs, high standard of service, equipment, superb buffet presentations, unlimited food giving you a fixed price, total piece of mind and a very high level of guest satisfaction. Most of our Hotels, have delightful landscaped gardens which are ideal for a barbeque event. Three sample barbeque menus have been listed but there are literally thousands to choose, from economy to deluxe packages and more. So once again why not simply chat through this option with your host manager and you won’t be disappointed.

CAUGHT ON THE RANGE Skewers of Chicken marinaded in a Mesquite Sauce and char grilled to a treat

TRY OUR TEXAN LONG HORN STEAKS Barbequed to perfection with Roasted chilli Onions

TRY OUR FAMOUS HONKY TONK SALOON QUARTER POUNDER OF PURE TEXAN BEEF Broiled and topped on a Sour Dough Bun with a Red Onion Salsa. Oven Roasted Corn on the Cob glazed with Wild Honey & Butter

FOR THE ARDENT VEGETARIAN FROM THE PRAIRIES OF MONTANA Chargrilled Vegetable Patties and Vegetable Snags Accompanied by Roasted Red Onions

FROM OUR WAGON TRAIN MASTER Bowls of Candied Coleslaw Bitter Leaf Salad with a Cactus Dressing Two-Tone Potato Salad with a Fiery Dressing

A SELECTION OF SWEETS Ma Baker’s Apple Pie Waffle & Ginger Cheese Cake Frosted Carrot Cake Traditional Chocolate Fudge Brownies Mississippi Mud Pie American Fudge Cake

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barbeque one

barbeque two Prime Charbroiled Rib Eye steak marinated in a Garlic and Chilli Dressing and served with Lashings of Cajun Onions Plump Breast of Lemon Peppered Chicken Chargrilled with Sweet Tamarind Sauce

Cajun Style Chicken Kebabs Flavoured with Jamaican Herbs & Spices

Lamb Shasliks Flame Grilled, lean minced Lamb flavoured with Mint and Eastern Spices accompanied by a Mint Yoghurt Pork Pang Gang, a succulent Pork Steak Marinated generously in a Char Chu Marinade

Prime Chargrilled Hamburgers served with Lashings of Louisiana Onions

Prime Chargrilled Quorn Patties Served with a Tomato and Corn Salsa

Tandoori Style Chicken Pieces marinated in Eastern Spices served with a Yoghurt Dressing Spicy Cumberland Style Sausages with a Rich Tomato Relish

Bowls of Salad To Include; Candied American Style Coleslaw, creamy potato salad flavoured with Grained Mustard, Bitter Garden Leaves bound in a Low Calorie Dressing

1/4 Pound All American Prime Beef Burgers with Dill Pickle, Lashings of Caramelised Red Onions served with a Sour Dough Bap

South African Style Turkey Kebabs in a Hot Piri Piri Sauce of Chillies, Tomatoes and Spices

For the Ardent Vegetarian: Homemade Vegetable Patties Enhanced with Chilli Coriander and Finished with Cashew Nuts Chargrilled Slices of Polentta Flavoured with Tomato and Sweet Basil

A Cascade of Salads to include: Hot & Spicy Vegetable Cous Cous, Candied American Coleslaw with Summer Strawberries, Carmen Rice Salad Cooked in Eastern Spices and Garnished with Prawns, Tossed Mixed Garden leaves with a Low Calorie Dressing

All Chargrilled Meats are to be served with a selection of Dips and Sauces to include: Caesar Dressing, Tomato and Chilli, Cucumber Relish, Sweetcorn Relish, English Mustard Dressing

A Tierred Selection of Sweets to include: A rich Layered Chocolate Torte Profiteroles Filled With Rich Dairy Cream Home Made Apple Pie with a hint of Cinnamon A Mouth Watering Frosted Carrot Cake

At your service!

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Diamond Package Bucks Fizz on arrival One glass of House Wine Red or White with the meal

Drinks on arrival

One glass of Sparkling Wine for the toasts

Your function, conference or event will normally require a combination of beverages to compliment the menus, activities planned and general style of the day. Our beverage section therefore contains a wide range of choices including drinks on arrival, a list of sample wines and a selection of drinks inclusive packages for this purpose.

BUCKS FIZZ - A very popular drink on arrival with once again numerous choices available dependent on the selected sparkling wine or champagne preferred.

Golden Package

KIR ROYALE - A few drops of Cassis (raspberry liqueur) topped with sparkling wine - tastes delicious and looks great.

Two glasses of House Wine Red or White with the meal

Let our management team advise and guide you through these options:

KIR - Along the same lines, with chilled White Wine and Cassis

HOUSE WINES - Our specially selected wines by the glass offer a choice of style and price to meet your needs.

PIMMS - very refreshing, colourful, traditional summer drink served in a long glass with fresh fruit and Feathers special herbs.

SPARKLING WINES - Three delicious sparkling wines by glass are also available to choose from.

MULLED WINE - A hot spicy Wine based drink, great as an arrival drink on a Winters day.



NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

FRUIT CUP - Fruit Juices, Lemonade and Ice. FRESH FRUIT PUNCH Orange, Grapefruit and Pineapple Juice, Lemonade and sliced fruit served with a dash of Grenadine.



“The Board demand that I consistently deliver three elements….. quality, quality, quality! My whole day is spent ensuring that I achieve this key objective” Sean Brady, Head Of Procurement





CHAMPAGNES - The wine list contains three champagnes ranging in price and quality to select from.

SPRITZER - Chilled White Wine with Soda - a refreshing combination.

One glass of Sparkling Wine on arrival

One glass of Sparkling Wine for the toasts Platinum Package One glass of Kir Royale on arrival Two glasses of premium House Wine, Red or White with the meal One glass of House Champagne for the toasts Brandy Port or Bailey’s as a liqueur with Coffee and Cheeses These are just three example packages that you can mix and match as you wish to compile your own preferred package of drinks, which can be costed and finalised with our managers. A cost can be provided on any preferred option of wine served in the form of package or by bottle at your event.

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Previously Merseyside Hotel of the Year and voted Best Hotel in the North West of England for service. This hotel offers the ideal central venue for a true-value for-money conference or business meeting.

The Feathers Hotel located in the heart of Liverpool city centre, a minute’s walk from the main tourist attractions, shops, clubs and restaurants. This central location close to the mainline railway station provides easy access for business clients and a great venue for any social occasion. Airport - 7 miles (11km) City Centre - 0 miles (0km) Railway Station - 1⁄3 miles (500 Metres) Motorway - 3 miles (4.8km) Parking - 25 Bedrooms - 80 Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com The hotel has a wide range of quality bedrooms, including the newly created Maritime Suites and brand new for 2006 - a newly created bar and restaurant facilities, along with the Art Lounge, a multi functional area for meetings as well as relaxing. A perfect venue in Liverpool, European Capital of Culture.

ACCOMMODATION & FEATURES

 80 Bedrooms  Dial Direct Telephone – Free Highspeed Internet Access in all Bedrooms  Satellite TV  No Smoking Rooms  24 hour Room Service  Number of Themed and Deluxe Suites

MEETING & CONFERENCES Suite

Capacity

100

Art Lounge

50

100

Europa Restaurant

Theatre

Banquet

40

Classroom

30 30

Boardroom

25 30

U-Shape

30 25

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

Metres

13 x 5 10 x 5

Yes Yes

Ground Ground

 Designated Co-ordinator  Flexible Lighting  Secretarial Services  Easy Access to City Centre Shops, nightlife and tourist attractions.

 Themed Events a speciality  Great value for money prices

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS 14m

DANCEFLOOR

The

11.5m

feathers

ART LOUNGE EUROPA SUITE

BAR

Hotel 117/125 Mount Pleasant Liverpool L3 5TF Tel: 0151 709 9655 Fax: 0151 709 3838 feathershotel@feathers.uk.com

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14m

4.75m

14m

At your service!


Substantial easy access car parking, just off junction 28 of the M6. A fully refurbished health club and spa, and one of the finest chefs in the country all add up to the perfect recipe for an enjoyable meeting or conference. Manchester Airport - 21 miles Liverpool Airport - 21 miles Railway Station - 4 miles Motorway - 0 miles Parking - 400 Bedrooms - 93 Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

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The Leyland Hotel, another award-winning hotel in the Feathers Group has also been transformed since acquisition into one of the finest hotels on the M6 corridor, situated most conveniently just off Junction 28 of the M6, with substantial easy access car parking. It is the perfect central location to do business. A truly deluxe open-plan J28 Lounge welcomes you to the hotel with an array of meeting and conference rooms to suit your requirements, including the Venetian conference centre, newly created and purpose built in 2005 with a capacity of 250. Add to this the highly attractive Four Seasons Restaurant, 93 quality bedrooms, including many of a deluxe standard, and an “At Your Service” Health Club and Spa, and this is without doubt, the destination for meetings and conferences.

ACCOMMODATION & FEATURES

 93 Bedrooms  Dial Direct Telephone – Free Highspeed Internet Access in all Bedrooms  Satellite TV.  No Smoking Rooms  24 hour Room Service MEETING & CONFERENCES

 Designated Co-ordinator  Built in Screen  Integrated Presentation System  High Speed Free Internet Access  Flexible Lighting System  Secretarial Services  Team Building  Air conditioned  Substantial range of meeting and conferences rooms

 Highly attractive garden area  Substantial easy access, car parking

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

9m

Suite Venetian Verona Florence Sorrento Capri Tuscany Rossini Amalfi Napoli Medici Pinnacle Italian Gardens

Capacity 250 120 100 30 30 150 30 10 10 40 20 100

200 60 60 20 20 100 20 120

Theatre

Banquet

Classroom

90 50 40 10 10 30 15 5 5 18 18 60

Boardroom

50 30 30 20 20 40 15 8 8 20 15 40

U-Shape

50 30 30 15 15 40 15 8 8 15 15 40

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

Metres

23 x 14 14 x 5 11 x 8 8 x 4.5 8 x 4.5 14.5 x 9 7 x 6.5 5 x 2.7 7x3 7x5 7x4 24 x 9

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes -

Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground -

24m

ITALIAN TERRACE GARDEN PERGOLA

4.5m

4.5m

CAPRI BOARDROOM

8m

SORRENTO SUITE

6m

FLORENCE SUITE

The

THE VERONA SUITE

leyland

8m

THE VENETIAN CONFERENCE & BANQUETING SUITE

11m

14m

DANCE FLOOR

5m

3m

Hotel

2.7m BAR

7m

MEDICI SUITE

AMALFI SUITE

NAPOLI SUITE

7m

5m

7m

6.5m

Leyland Way, Leyland, Preston PR25 4JX Tel: 01772 422 922 Fax: 01772 622 282 leyland@bestwestern.co.uk

13.5m

ROSSINI SUITE BAR

TUSCANY SUITE 9m

THE FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT & SUITE

13.5m

DANCE FLOOR

14.5m

At your service!

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This Hotel is now regarded as one of the best banqueting and conference centres in the NorthWest. Extremely popular for all types of event with fully refurbished suites all individually designed, fully air-conditioned with a very attractive outlook and substantial easy access car parking.

A quite idyllic setting to the South of Warrington but literally only minutes away from M56, M6 and M53 Motorway networks. Providing peace and quiet but within easy access whether you are planning a meeting or conference. Airport - 12 miles (19.2km) City Centre - 3 miles (4.8km) Railway Station - 2 miles (3.2km) Motorway - 2 miles (3.2km) Parking - 150 Bedrooms - 52 Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com In addition, the Hotel has a superb restaurant, bar and lounge facilities, a high standard of bedrooms including 12 brand new suites. Most importantly top quality management and staff making this the right choice for business or pleasure.

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ACCOMMODATION & FEATURES

 52 Glorious Suites  Dial Direct Telephone – Free Highspeed Internet Access in all Bedrooms  Writing Desk  Hairdryer  Satellite T.V.  Four Poster Beds  No Smoking Rooms  24 Hour Room Service  Executive Bedrooms (inc. C.D. Player & Sony Playstation)

Suite

Capacity

20

Appleton Suite

100

James Brindley

200

200

Grappenhall

Theatre

Banquet

100 20

Classroom

100 50 15

Boardroom

40 40 14

U-Shape

40 40 10

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

Metres

18 x 13 10 x 9 6x4

Yes Yes Yes

Ground Ground First Floor

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

MEETING & CONFERENCES

 Designated co-ordinator  Highly flexible light  Superb Built-in Sound and Light System

 Secretarial Services  Team Building  Fully Air-conditioned  Easy Access  Substantial Car Parking  Attractive Garden and Public Area

6m

APPLETON SUITE

WC 4m

11m

DRAWING ROOM RESTAURANT

The

fir grove

9m

18m

BAR

BAR

Hotel

BAR

Knutsford Old Road, Warrington WA4 2LD Tel: 01925 267471 Fax: 01925 601092 firgrove@bestwestern.co.uk

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ENGINEERS LOUNGE BAR

6m

DANCEFLOOR 10m

JAMES BRINDLEY SUITE

GRAPPENHALL SUITE DANCEFLOOR

At your service!

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The Willow Bank Hotel is located just 5 minutes from the city centre offering free car parking with no worry of city centre traffic. Providing excellent value for money packages, with top class service, giving you the best of both worlds. It really is the perfect location. Airport - 6 miles (9.6km) City Centre - 3 miles (4.8km) Railway Station - 3 miles (4.8km) Motorway - 2 miles (3.2km) Parking - 150 Bedrooms - 120 Please visit our web site for directions

Superbly located only minutes from the City Centre, with easy access to Manchester Airport, this Hotel has now been fully refurbished to provide a top class, 3 Star Hotel.

www.feathers.uk.com

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The Hotel has a number of superbly appointed banqueting and conference rooms all fully air-conditioned. Add to this a beautifully appointed range of bedrooms, tastefully themed bar and lounge areas and substantial easy access car parking and you have the perfect facilities and services for any function or business meeting.

ACCOMMODATION & FEATURES

 120 Bedrooms  Dial Direct Telephone – Free Highspeed Internet Access in all Bedrooms  Hairdryer  No Smoking Rooms  Satellite T.V.  24 Hour Room Service  Executive Bedrooms (inc. C.D. Player & Sony Playstation)

MEETING & CONFERENCES

 Wide range of Suite Sizes  Designated Co-ordinator  Air-Conditioning  Secretarial Service  Flexible Light  Technical Butler

Suite

Capacity

20

John Dalton

50

Ryland Library

100

150

Colosseum

Theatre

Banquet

40 20

Classroom

75 30 15

Boardroom

50 25 14

U-Shape

45 20 10

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

Metres

15 x 12 11 x 6 6x4

Yes Yes Yes

Ground Ground 1st Floor

12m

DANCEFLOOR

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

COLOSSEUM SUITE 15m

BAR

The

willow bank BAR

Hotel 340 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6AF Tel: 0161 224 0461 Fax: 0161 257 2561 willowbank@bestwestern.co.uk

whiteboard TV & video

RYLANDS LIBRARY

6m

4m

4m

DALTON SUITE whiteboard

11m

At your service!

6m

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With true country house rooms for eating and dining, including award-winning bedrooms and a brand new Conference Centre for 2006, with every conceivable conference aid for the discerning organiser. Beautifully landscaped gardens provide a perfect area for morning coffee or simply clearing your head after a busy day.

A true country house hotel retreat, ideal for meetings and conferences in the North West. This tranquil setting, fully refurbished throughout following the Feathers Group acquisition combines the best of facilities and services. Airport - 31 miles (49km) City Centre - 6 miles (10.5km) Railway Station - 7 miles (11km) Motorway - 2.5 miles (4km) Parking - 85 Bedrooms - 49 Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com The perfect venue for a “Get Away From It All” conference and meeting, whilst simply minutes from Chester and Wrexham with easy access facilities. The Llyndir Hall Hotel and Spa has it all! Combine this with 49 bedrooms, a brand new 'state-of-the-art' conference suite, highly attractive public areas, and a top class At Your Service Health Club & Spa, with swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and substantial fitness centre.

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ACCOMMODATION & FEATURES

 49 bedrooms  Free Highspeed Internet Access in all Bedrooms

 Satellite TV  Deluxe Suites MEETING & CONFERENCES

 Brand new conference centre for 2006

 Separate business centre  Comprehensive package of built in Suite

Capacity

25

Drawing Room

30

Blue Lounge

40

Boardroom

40

Chester

100

Grosvenor

150

Italian Gardens

120

160

Llyndir Suite

Theatre

Banquet

120 50 20 30 20 15

Classroom

70 100 30 15 25 20 15

Boardroom

50 50 25 15 25 15 15

U-Shape

50 50 25 15 20 15 15

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

Metres

13.5 x 12 15 x 15 11 x 7 8x7 8x3 6.5 x 5.5 6x5

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Ground Outside Ground

audio and lighting system

 Fully air conditioned  Technical butler  Highly attractive, substantial gardens  High speed free internet access

Ground Ground Ground Ground 9m

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

13.5m BAR

whiteboard

10m

LLYNDIR LOUNGE & CONSERVATORY

DANCEFLOOR

LLYNDIR SUITE

12.5m

The

llyndir hall Hotel & Spa Llyndir Lane, Rossett, Chester, Cheshire LL12 0AY Tel: 01244 571648 Fax: 01244 571258 llyndir@feathers.uk.com

PERGOLA

12m

ITALIAN TERRACE GARDENS

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The Westminster Hotel is situated yards from the mainline railway station and minutes walk from the main shops and Roman attractions. Easily accessible from Junction 12, M53. A great central location offering true value for money prices makes this Hotel an ideal venue for private or corporate events. AIRPORT - 20 miles (32km) CITY CENTRE - 0 miles (0km) RAILWAY STATION - 50 Metres MOTORWAY - 1.5 miles (2.4km) BEDROOMS - 74

The hotel is adjacent to both the Queen Hotel and the mainline railway station. This top quality three star hotel, also recently refurbished, combines old with the new. Creative, stylish, modern design in a traditional building.

Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

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The hotel offers a range of meeting rooms including the newly created Deva Lounge with state of the art technology, award-winning design - perfect for doing business at a central location. In addition a wide selection of attractive bedrooms is available, ensuring great facilities for any style or type of event.

ACCOMMODATION & FEATURES

 74 Bedrooms  Dial Direct Telephone – Free Highspeed Internet Access in all Bedrooms  Writing Desk  Hairdryer  Satellite T.V.  Four Poster Beds  No Smoking Rooms  24 Hour Room Service  Executive Bedrooms (inc. C.D. Player and Sony Playstation) MEETING & CONFERENCES

 Designated Co-ordinator  Built in Screen  High Speed Free Internet Access  Flexible Lighting System  Secretarial Services  Team Building  Air conditioned

Suite

Capacity Banquet

45

Library

40

Churchill

120

Deva

150

Grosvenor

Theatre

100 80 50 35

Classroom

50 40 35 25

Boardroom

50 40 30 25

U-Shape

50 40 35 25

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

Metres

15 x 8 13 x 5 11 x 6 6x5

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Ground Ground Ground Ground

10.75m

BAR 5m

YE OLDE WESTMINSTER BAR

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

9.7m

The GROSVENOR RESTAURANT

westminster

11m 13.5m

DANCEFLOOR

Hotel

DANCEFLOOR BAR

7.6m

City Road, Chester CH1 3AF TEL: 01244 317341 FAX: 01244 325369 westminsterhotel@bestwestern.co.uk

DEVA LOUNGE 12.8m

CHURCHILL ROOM

6m 5m

DRAWING ROOM

4.2m

9m

LIBRARY

At your service!

5.4m

7.5m

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The Queen Hotel, Cheshire’s Hotel of the year, transformed in recent years following its acquisition by the Feather’s Group, with a multi-million pound re-investment programme, now one of the finest four-star hotels in the North of England.

Offering 130 Bedrooms, many of executive standard, a wide range of "state of the art" conference and meeting facilities and an array of top quality public areas including the brand new award-winning Colonnades Conference and Banqueting Centre, Italian Terrace and Gardens, the Bacchus Restaurant, luxurious bars and lounges and superb dry fitness suite.

The Queen Hotel is a magnificent four star property built in 1861. Adjacent to Chester Railway Station in the heart of the City, it provides the perfect location for meetings, conferences and staying over in this wonderful Roman City. AIRPORT - 20 miles (32km) CITY CENTRE - 0 miles (0km) RAILWAY STATION - 25 Metres MOTORWAY - 1.5 miles (2.4km) BEDROOMS - 130 Please visit our web site for directions

www.feathers.uk.com

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ACCOMMODATION & FEATURES

 130 Bedrooms  8 Suites  Dial Direct Telephone – Free Highspeed Internet Access in all Bedrooms  Writing Desk  Hair Dryer  Trouser Press  Satellite T.V.  No Smoking Rooms  24 Hour Room Service  Film & Games Package Suite Colonnades Italian Gardens Bacchus Albert Lounge Victoria Boardroom Gladstone Disraeli Edward Prince Albert Consort

Capacity 400 300 150 100 100 15 35 35 50 40 8

300 300 175 80 80 25 20 20 30 20 10

Theatre

Banquet

Classroom

160 140 80 50 60 10 16 16 36 20 8

Boardroom

50 50 40 50 50 15 20 20 20 16 8

U-Shape

50 50 40 40 40 10 16 16 18 15 8

Dimensions

Daylight

Location

Metres

18 x 16 20 x 20 14.5 x 14.5 17 x 12 11.3 x 8.2 8x6 7 x 5.2 7 x 5.2 8.2 x 6.1 7.6 x 5.5 4.8 x 3.6

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground 1st Floor 1st Floor Ground Ground Ground

MEETING & CONFERENCES

 A State of the Art, Multi Level Lighting System

 Designated Co-ordinator  Built in Screen  Integrated Presentation System  High Speed Free Internet Access  Secretarial Services  Team Building  Air conditioned

7.5m 5.5m

FUNCTION & CONFERENCE ROOMS

EDWARD ROOM 4m

6.5m

CONSORT ROOM

2

13.5m

6.5m

PRINCE ALBERT ROOM

7.5m

17.5m

The

BACCHUS RESTAURANT

17m

Queen

2 8.5m DANCEFLOOR BAR

DANCEFLOOR

12.5m

Hotel 11.3m

VICTORIA ROOM

City Road, Chester CH1 3AH TEL: 01244 305000 FAX: 01244 318483 queenhotel@bestwestern.co.uk

COLONNADES SUITE

BAR 7m

7m

8m

DISRAELI ROOM 5.2m

DANCEFLOOR

GLADSTONE ROOM 5.2m

6m

11m

BAR

ALBERT LOUNGE 12.8m

COCKTAIL LOUNGE 7m

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T H E M E D

E V E N T S

TESTIMONIALS “Thanks to all your team in making the event a success” Doctor Angela Ashcroft, International Conference, University of Liverpool “We’re now into our eighth year of working with Feathers and I have to say that we are continually impressed with the level of service, dedication and support received personally from you and all who work for you” Damian Waters, Regional Director, CBI “Thank you and your team for the huge effort you all put in to make our Cornboil a success……a logistical triumph and of course all the magic touches!”

“A small word of thanks cannot do the gratitude which is due for the marvellous Christmas dinner that you prepared so excellently for over a 1000 people on behalf of Microsoft in December” The staff was professional to a tee, courteous, smiling and nothing too much trouble” Frank Sharratt, Kerr McGee, Ship Launch, Swan Hunter Ship Yard “The service you provided in respect of the food and catering was, as usual, of a very high standard, with your exceptional added extras!” Chris Brown, Director of Operations, The Mersey Partnership

Ian Jameson, Bank of America, Major Corporate Family Fun Day

“Tailor made Conference Events a Speciality” At your service!

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Alice in Wonderland Nights • James Bond Nights • Medieval Banqueting • 70’s Nights • Roman Nights

TEAM BUILDING & INCENTIVE EVENTS FOR YOUR COMPANY If you are looking for the perfect way to bring your colleagues closer together or incentivise your team, Feathers have a wide selection of tailor made team building days to suit your needs. We have available professional teams in different settings and with different styles to ensure that your team leaves with a full understanding of each other and a team that should ultimately go on from strength to strength. EVENT MANAGEMENT Our Catering, Events and Productions Division have worked closely with a number of major clients over the years in the provision of a fully inclusive corporate day or number of days at chosen or suggested venues. This entails the totality of catering, production, presentation and service on a fully inclusive pricing

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package taking away all the worries and stress that any large conference will involve. So if you are looking to organise such an event and need piece of mind on quality of service and standards whilst working to a strict budget then do simply ask for one of our event managers to come and see you and discuss the way forward. HOTEL EVENT MANAGEMENT Why not consider giving part or all of your conference a theme that will be a talking point for years to come; from a Roman themed closing dinner experience in Roman Chester to perhaps a James Bond 'living experience' gala evening….Feathers Events can create a very special conference event. Please discuss with our management team the themes and special touches that can be added, taking full account of your available budget.

At your service!


All our hotels offer a very high level of flexibility in the provision of accommodation throughout the Group. From standard to deluxe suites, the choice is yours. Our packages take account of your budget requirements, with an executive bedroom standard available for all delegates if required.

The Feathers Group has built up a brigade of award-winning chefs in recent years as a result of the Group’s dynamic approach to cooking and the development of its in-house academy training centre. As a result, we provide the most creative food in all areas of the hotels. Personalised menus can be selected from within the wide range of dishes available from the “At Your Service Brochure”, with our management team encouraged to create lunches to suit the needs and requirements of each conference organiser.

ACCOMMODATION

FOOD AND BEVERAGE - OUR SPECIALITY!

Similarly, you may wish to adopt a “pick and choose” dependent upon the seniority of delegates and this can be efficiently co-ordinated with our Conference Co-ordinator or the Guest Services Manager.

PRIVATE FACILITIES As part of your conference package, you may wish to consider a private dining room at the end of your conference, ideal for speeches and presentations. For a small charge we can organise a specially selected menu, hand-picked staff and management to co-ordinate an evening dining experience, perhaps with canapés, drinks on arrival and light entertainment, a perfect end to a perfect conference.

A full showround of our conference facilities and bedrooms available can be arranged prior to you making your booking to ensure that you have peace of mind from start to finish.

“Offering a range of stylish, effective space to do business” At your service!

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E N J O Y I N G

Y O U R

S T A Y

CHOOSE FROM A RANGE OF LOCATIONS AND ROOM TYPES You can be sure of enjoying the best of conference standards, regardless of which Feathers Group hotel you choose. You can also ensure the right size and style of room selected for your most important of meetings.

From informal lounge-based discussions and appraisals, or more formal boardroom settings to major conferences and exhibitions, the Feathers Group can offer you what you require with their range of hotels and facilities - from a boardroom meeting overlooking the beauty of Sefton Park in Liverpool to a substantial marquee on the Italian Terrace of the Queen Hotel or perhaps the award-winning style of the newly created Venetian Conference Suite at the Leyland the choice is yours!

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT The Group has invested substantially in recent years in the creation of top quality conference suites with every conceivable technical aid to assist. If, however, you have a specialist request which the hotel does not have in-house, the hotel can arrange an immediate hire of equipment required, with reasonable notice, at a highly competitive price. ENJOY THE BEST OF SERVICE Our trained management team can also advise you of other Feathers Group hotel facilities and through our fully integrated Group reservation system can make that booking for you.

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In Feathers we fully understand that our conference clients have different needs dependent on time of year, type of delegate, budget available and our management team are fully aware of a flexible approach to conferences and meetings within their Hotel.

Melon slices, summer berries, chilled fruit juices and bottled mineral water on arrival. Selection of chilled drinks available throughout the day. Lunch based on a summer season fayre with ice cream bars and ice-lollies at afternoon break or on departure.

Listed below are a number of variations to assist. There are numerous other options available for our corporate clients, from a themed dinner to executive packages.

Hot chocolate and breakfast roll on arrival. Winter fayre on lunchtime menu including homemade pies and puddings. Very light mulled wine or hot punch served during afternoon break or on departure.

Bottomless fruit basket throughout the day. Melon slices, berries, chilled No-added sugar fruit juices and bottled Mineral Water on arrival. Healthy buffet lunch menu to include salads, rices and pulses. Healthy dinner menu to include fish, steamed vegetables and a selection of delicious salads, if applicable.

Overnight stay in an executive room, superior dinner menu, full English breakfast.

Overnight stay with full use of all facilities, table d’hote dinner, full English breakfast.

24 HOUR PACKAGE

Tea, coffee & pastries Hire of meeting room Overhead projector & flip chart Mineral water, iced water Cordials Sweets & mints, energy drinks Constant supply of fresh fruit

Tea, coffee & pastries Hire of meeting room Overhead projector & flip chart Mineral water Iced water Cordials Sweets & mints

AFTERNOON TEA FACILITIES

Superior luncheon

Light buffet or carvery

LUNCH

A selection of fruit, orange juice, tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches Coffee, tea & home-made muffins & biscuits

Coffee, tea & home-made Muffins & biscuits

MID MORNING

PLATINUM PACKAGE

GOLD PACKAGE ON ARRIVAL

Day Delegate Packages are based on a minimum of 10 delegates. In the event of a delegate number less than 10, a room hire charge and charges for individual services provided would apply. To assist you in the planning of your conference

or meeting, layout plans with maximum numbers, dependent on style, are contained within the Hotel section (pages 12-19). Alternatively, download our room layouts in PDF form from our website www.feathers.uk.com

At your service!

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M E E T I N G S

A N D

C O N F E R E N C E S

As a Group we are committed to the provision of consistent, quality meetings and conferences whilst at the same time ensuring a high level of flexibility to match the varying needs, expectations and budgets of our clients. Our management team in each Hotel will work very closely with the conference organiser to ensure that every last detail of their conference is attended to and that the communication is maintained consistently before, during and after the conference as we know the importance of strong customer loyalty and subsequent repeat business.

The great thing about conferencing in a Feathers Hotel is that after the matter of business is over you can relax and unwind in quality surroundings with great service to match. All we simply ask is that you give your preferred Hotel a call or if convenient pop in and over coffee discuss your business meeting requirements.



A senior member of our management team in every Hotel who will attend to the details of your event from start to finish.

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Detailed written confirmation of the services agreed upon and the costs applicable in order that you are at all times fully informed of the services to be provided.



A wide selection of menus and beverage options to satisfy the needs and demands of your delegates whilst taking account of your available budget.



An automatic upgrade of bedroom type for all conference organisers staying over.



Complimentary breakfast on arrival for the conference organiser whether they be on a day delegate or 24 hour package.

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M A K I N G

T H E

R I G H T

C H O I C E

We are committed to the provision of quality, stylish and creative facilities, an exceptionally high level of service, organised and delivered by highly trained, professional, friendly staff and management. Our flexible approach, reflected in our tailor made packages, offer a limitless range of facilities, style, menu contents and packaging to suit each individual client. We do hope that this brochure gives you an understanding of our dedication, enthusiasm and passion to deliver and, most importantly, reflects our commitment to you.

WHY FEATHERS? •

• • •

The Feathers Group have been providing meeting and conference services and facilities in a cost effective and highly professional manner for many years and are regarded as specialists within this area. All hotels have been refurbished at great expense, enjoy creative design and offer a wide range of added value packages. Our staff and management genuinely care about each individual event and assist from start to finish to ensure we get it right. We offer a wide range of optional extras should you wish to develop the creativity and style of your business forum.

“Highly trained management and staff who really do care” At your service!

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At your service!


Our Commitment To You As the directors responsible for the Feathers Group, first and foremost thank you for considering our Group in relation to a forthcoming meeting, conference, event or accommodation requirement.

 To provide facilities and services that are quite special through ongoing capital expenditure.

As a group, we understand and appreciate fully the importance to any business of successful, well organised, meetings and conferences and the provision of quality accommodation.

 A commitment to develop a small group of hotels with individual, hand picked, staff and management who consistently care about the business.

 To provide flexible, tailor made, value for money services and facilities in all areas in a most professional and efficient manner.

Our Group mission statement includes the following:

We promise you through the development of our teams and the clearly laid down standards throughout our hotels, that we will deliver meetings and conferences exceeding your expectations. Please do call our management teams to discuss and formalise your requirements. …You won't be disappointed!

MANAGING DIRECTOR

CHAIRMAN

Stuart G Hunter

Paul B Feather

“At Feathers we are proud of our history. We are proud of our progress and the people who make it happen. Our mission statement of ongoing investment in our hotels, our staff and our products make us all very proud of the Feathers Group. We hope you are too!” March 2005, launch of the new Feathers Training Academy.

At your service!

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