Meetings & Events
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Whatever type of business function you have in mind, from a board meeting to a conference, action packed team building to a celebration for key stakeholders, family or friends, you need a venue that is not only practical but suitably impressive. Our properties offer you a wide range of flexible options â€“ no matter how challenging your requirements we can come up with an elegant and effective solution. Equally important, each one has the kind of character and history, atmosphere and style, that imbues your event with that all important sense of occasion which makes the difference between ordinary and amazing. We have a team of dedicated organisers who employ fresh thinking, enthusiasm and professionalism to create the kind of corporate events that people fondly talk about for years.
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...amazing retreats in spectacular locations
Our venues offer a host of practical and impressive possibilities when you need to get together with colleagues, associates, clients or other stakeholders for important discussions. Whether itâ€™s a particularly significant board meeting, a session with team leaders to review progress on a project, or a discussion with stakeholders on a particular issue, we can provide suitably impressive environments far away from the day-to-day distractions of the office. Our dedicated teams will provide everything you need, from the technology to the catering, to ensure everything runs smoothly and efficiently.
A successful conference requires a suitably impressive and remarkable venue, and each of our iconic properties has these qualities in abundance, with history, character and style to spare. Whatever you have in mind, from an annual sales convention to a dramatic product launch, a major industry seminar to a get-together for members of a trade association, our unique properties will rise to the occasion with consummate ease to make the experience exceed all expectations. With superb catering, state-of-the-art technology, efficient organisation and excellent service, itâ€™s a combination that ensures success.
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There are times when the most productive thing you and your team can do is get out of the office and go somewhere that provides the space to see things from a fresh perspective, recharge the batteries, develop new skills and think outside the box.
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You have to go somewhere as far removed from the ordinary as possible, a place that’s peaceful and secluded, inspirational and invigorating. And whether it’s a brainstorming session to create a new vision or a strategy meeting to plan fresh initiatives, a couple of days teambuilding or a series of training workshops, nowhere fits the bill better than our iconic properties. Our team will take care of everything, from gourmet menus to adventurous activities, fascinating excursions to magical entertainment, ensuring that everyone goes back to work with renewed enthusiasm and a clearer sense of direction.
When entertaining important clients and rewarding hard working staff you need a suitably theatrical setting – one that’s lends the occasion drama and excitement, atmosphere and spectacle. Each of our amazing properties is truly unique, with stories and architecture, history and character, that create a sense of magic the moment guests arrive. Whether you’re hosting a formal gala dinner or throwing a wild party, treating people to a few days away or developing closer relationships with key associates and their partners, the possibilities are endless. We not only provide amazing settings but superb food and wine, plus a host of exhilarating and stimulating activities – everything from hunting shooting and fishing to rib-riding and supercar experiences and hot air ballooning, to ensure everyone has the time of their lives.
There’s a great choice of meeting spaces to match your requirements, from the theatre of the Opera House to the intimacy of the Loose Boxes Dining Room and the sheer novelty of the Tree House to the traditional grandeur of the Great Hall All the latest technology is provided, including wi-fi and video conferencing, with superb cuisine and an enviable wine cellar.
The property offers 33 bedrooms in the tower and surrounding cottages. No two are the same, but all have en suite bathrooms and feature luxurious linens, ornate furnishings and bags of character.
• Secluded coastal position
Ackergill Tower, Wick, Caithness, Scotland KW1 4RG 01955 603556 • ackergilltower.com 8
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With its imposing towers and elaborate turrets, sweeping staircases and ornate plasterwork, Kinnettles Castle is a theatrical mansion created by eminent Victorians eager to impress and entertain on a lavish scale.
Ackergill Tower, a 15th century castle on a breath taking beach at the northernmost tip of Scotland, offers an incomparable combination of inspiring surroundings, exhilarating activities and indulgent hospitality.
For meetings and presentations the large dining room converts into a luxury boardroom, with drop down whiteboard and state of the art projector, while the billiards room converts into a marvellous conference room. The 44 acres of stunning parkland and formal gardens provide the perfect setting for team building exercises.
• 32 acres of grounds • 3 miles to nearest airport
• 44 acres of grounds • 14 miles to nearest airport • Secluded rural location
If, however, you just want to give everyone a great time, there’s a cool and funky bar, a host of games rooms and the spa, which includes gym, pool, treatment rooms, sauna and steam room. To host a bigger bash we can set up a marquee for 250 on the lawn.
• Tree House
Absolutely everything is organised in detail before you arrive so not a moment is wasted, including your choice of activities – everything from golf, riding and archery to hunting, shooting and fishing. Whether it’s a barbecue in the Bothy, a bonfire on the beach, or a banquet fit for a laird, the experience is guaranteed to fire the weariest soul with renewed enthusiasm.
• Contemporary decor
We can organise a wide range of activities from 4x4 or supercar driving experiences to fly fishing or horse riding, while the golf at St Andrews and Carnoustie is just 30 minutes away.
Kinnettles Castle, Angus, Scotland, DD8 1TR 01494 682 682 • kinnettlescastle.com
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Carberry Tower, a grand Scottish country castlethat has played host to Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth II, sits majestically in 35 acres of manicured lawns and landscaped grounds, just eight miles from the vibrant heart of Edinburgh.
Key Facts • 18 miles to nearest airport • Unique royal history
The extensive gardens and parklands provide fantastic opportunities for break-out sessions and team building events, while the grand Banqueting Hall, Whisky Bar, Lounge, Library and Ceilidh Hall give you a wealth of options for all kinds of wining and dining. At the end of the night the 30 splendidly luxurious and recently renovated rooms provide accommodation for up to 57 guests.
Carberry Tower, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland EH21 8PY 0131 665 3135 • carberrytower.com 10
This delightful Victorian Chateau, modelled on the sixteenth century French renaissance chateau of Chenonceau, stands amidst spectacular gardens on the island of Anglesey, with commanding views over the Menai Strait and towering peaks of Snowdonia. Key Facts
We’ve recently completed a major refurbishment of the house, grounds and quayside to restore this romantic home to its former glory and create a spectacular and flexible venue for a host of different business events.
• 35 acres of grounds
Welcoming yet impressive, it rises effortlessly to all manner of corporate occasions with elegance and poise. Organisers have the choice of five excellent conference rooms which can host up to 110 delegates.
• Queen Mother Rose Garden
• 4 acres of grounds • 19 miles to nearest airport
There are four spacious reception rooms plus The Private Dining Room, and the 42ft Banqueting Hall which provides a wonderful setting for meetings, conferences and events. The house is fully equipped for business functions as well as offering a helicopter landing pad.
• French style chateau • 42 foot Banqueting Hall
The extensive leisure facilities also include gorgeous gardens, four bars, sauna, hot tub and gymnasium, games room, sun lounge, plus IT and reading room, while our dedicated events co-ordinator can organise anything from rib-riding experiences to a day of golf. There’s even a tennis court and a private beach!
Plas Rhianfa, Beaumaris, Anglesey, LL59 5NS 01248 713 656 • plasrhianfa.com
Stanbrook Abbey, originally designed in the Gothic Revival style for a community of Benedictine nuns in the mid-1800s, is comfortably set beneath the gorgeous green ridge of the Malvern Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Callow Great Hall, the former chapel, has been preserved in all its splendour, with ornate stonework, vibrant stained glass, exquisite wood carving and high vaulted ceiling, providing the most inspirational space imaginable. The recent refurbishment has created a variety of different reception rooms to provide a venue that’s as flexible as it is impressive. The Piano Bar, the Boardroom, Thompson Dining Hall, the Clarence Room and the Bistro offer a range of possibilities and Callow Great Hall is magnificently atmospheric with exceptional acoustics for musical or theatrical events. You can also spread out into the magnificent grounds and there’s room to erect a marquee for a further 300.
Key Facts • 22 acres of grounds • 21 miles to nearest airport • Formerly a private monastery • Breathtaking architecture
If you really want to go overboard with a corporate event that totally blows all others out of the water then this circular fortress, built to protect Portsmouth Harbour from the warships of Napoleon III, has the ‘wow’ factor in abundance. Working closely with English Heritage, we’ve invested £3 million to transform it into a truly iconic property that is not only utterly unique but supremely luxurious and comfortable as well. The original 12.5 inch muzzle loading guns have made way for three private dining rooms, three bars, wine cellar, open-air hot-tub, Laurent-Perrier champagne bar, sauna, sun deck and games rooms. There’s function space for 60 and the eight bedroom suites sleep 16. There’s also a full crew to service your needs right around the clock, including your own private chef. Even getting here, in our own launch, is an adventure.
Key Facts • Private Fort in the Solent • One mile off Portsmouth • Panoramic views • Rich naval history
The isolated situation, the peaceful tranquillity and the sea air are perfect for clearing the head and focusing the mind – ideal for discussing strategy, recharging the batteries and creating a fresh sense of direction and purpose.
With 50 beautifully appointed bedroom suites (2013), it can accommodate up to 100 guests in luxurious comfort while the superbly appointed Brides Manor offers five additional bedrooms just a few yards from the main building.
Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End, Worcestershire WR2 4TD 01905 830 195 • stanbrookabbey.com
Spitbank Fort, Royal Clarence Marina, 2 Weevil Lane, Gosport PO12 1FX 02392 513 887 • spitbankfort.com
...amazing retreats in spectacular locations
Clarenco’s collection of amazing retreats spans the entire country from our castles in Scotland down to Victorian sea forts in the Solent off Portsmouth. Each of our properties provides a personal escape from the everyday into a captivating world of history and luxury, indulgence and adventure.
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Every kind of event, from a small meeting to a lavish celebration, a conference to a corporate away-day, has a lot riding on it – and picking the best possible venue plays a huge part in achieving a successful outcome. As well as boasting bags of character and charm our properties are incredibly flexible, with a huge range of different rooms, activities and possibilities to choose from – no matter how unusual your requirements these unique and iconic venues will rise to the challenge. But that’s not all – our dedicated corporate team get a huge kick out of creating events that blow people away. So whatever you have in mind, they are full of imaginative ideas and practical advice to add those extra touches, delivered with impeccable service and accomplished grace, which make your event thoroughly inspirational and splendidly successful.
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The Clarenco Collection of Amazing Retreats in Spectacular Locations
Ackergill Tower, Wick
Kinnettles Castle, Dundee
Carberry Tower, Edinburgh
Spitbank Fort, Portsmouth
Stanbrook Abbey, Worcester
Plas Rhianfa, Anglesey
...amazing retreats in spectacular locations
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