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2014 Conference Worcestershire Guide

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The Duchess Suite

Wood Norton is no stranger to business. After World War II, when it had been used as an emergency broadcasting base and monitoring service, it became a BBC training centre and conference facility and was often used as a film location, and for radio recordings.

This is a wonderful peaceful location, where minds can be fully focused on business, ensuring maximum productivity. It’s also a superb environment in which to relax once work is finished for the day, when you can enjoy fine food and wine and the comfortable fireside armchairs of this listed Victorian mansion. The Wood Norton offers:

The Duchess Suite - A New Conference Venue accommodating a maximum of 150 Theatre Style (Available from December 2013) The Boardroom for executive meetings of up to 16 people The Old Kitchen for meetings of 15 - 25 people Four Syndicate rooms accommodating 2 - 12 people 30 Pear Tree Mews Bedrooms 20 Main Hall Bedrooms including 4 Feature Bedrooms and 2 Suites Chic Bar with a specially commissioned Pewter Bar Top Traditional Wood Panelled Restaurant serving contemporary British Cuisine Complimentary WIFI 30 minutes south of BirminghamI 10 Miles from Junction 6 of the M5 and 1.5 hours from London by Train or Car Complimentary Parking

The Wood Norton, Worcester Road, Wood Norton, Evesham, Worcs WR11 4YB T: 0138 6 765 611 | E: sales@thewoodnorton.com | W: www.thewoodnorton.com


Our beautiful, easy to access county has great venues and many varied things to do. The Conference Worcestershire Bureau currently represents over 40 venues across the whole of the county. Our free venue finding service can help you source the perfect venue for your conference, meeting or event, suitable for your budget. This hassle free service is brought to you in partnership with Worcester based BookOTel, who have almost 20 years experience in venue finding. Let Conference Worcestershire assess your event criteria so you can choose from a variety of suitable venues including luxury hotels, state-of-the-art conference centres, quirky venues, sporting stadiums, stately homes, venues with green credentials plus so many more!

To submit your enquiry call: 01905 732962 or email: conferenceworcs@bookotel.com If you book directly with the venue please don't forget to quote ‘Conference Worcestershire’ at the time of booking. 1


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How to Find Us: Worcestershire’s location in the heart of England makes it extremely accessible and closer than you think. If you are flying into the area, then Birmingham International Airport is approximately 40 minutes away, Manchester is 2 hours, Heathrow is 2 hours 10 minutes and Gatwick is 2 hours 50 minutes. Worcestershire also has excellent road links to the major motorways (M5/M6/M40/M42/M50) and London is only 21/2 hours away.

Public Transport: Worcestershire is easily accessible by public transport, located on the London Paddington and Birmingham New Street direct line service as well as easy access to Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central and many destinations beyond via train and coach.

Please note: We recommend that you check facilities for disabled delegates with the venue in advance. Maximum capacities are stated for each room layout. Some venues offer more than one facility with differing capacities.

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residential Brockencote Hall Hotel

Chateau Impney Hotel & Exhibition Centre

Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 4PY www.brockencotehall.com

Bromsgrove Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 0BN www.chateau-impney.com

A Victorian country manor house set in 70 acres of beautiful parkland, complete with scenic lake and glimpses of the famed Malvern Hills in the distance. Well established as one of the finest luxury hotels and restaurants in Worcestershire, Brockencote Hall has won a host of awards for levels of comfort and hospitality as well as two AA Rosettes for it’s cuisine. The dining experience is enhanced by panoramic views and a superb wine cellar.

The meeting suites in the main Chateau can accommodate anywhere from 8 to 160 people, making them ideal for board meetings and away days. Our purpose-built Conference & Events Centre and the expansive Impney Regent Centre, one of the Midlands’ largest exhibition spaces, are perfect for conferences, exhibitions and product launches, with the ability to accommodate up to 1,250 delegates.

Rates: Day Delegate Rate From £45 24hr Delegate Rate From £165

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Colwall Park Hotel, Bar & Restaurant

Eastnor Castle

Walwyn Road, Colwall, Malvern, WR13 6QG www.colwall.co.uk

Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 1RL www.eastnorcastle.com

Renowned for superb food and friendly efficient service, Colwall Park enjoys a peaceful village location halfway between the Cotswolds and Welsh Marshes, just 15 minutes from M5/M50. Enjoy welcoming country-house style complete with walks on the Malvern Hills direct from our gardens! Dine on gourmet food in our award winning Seasons Restaurant; try our popular Lantern Bar, a meeting place for locals and residents alike.

Eastnor Castle is a luxury venue for team building and activity days, meetings, conferences, private dining and parties. We can seat from 10 to 150 guests for dinner, up to 600 in a marquee and our sumptuous bedrooms can be used by groups wishing to stay overnight. The castle is situated in the Malvern Hills, located in the heart of a 5,000 acre estate, yet only ten minutes from the motorway network.

Rates: Day Delegate Rate £50 inc VAT 24hr Delegate Rate £150 inc VAT

Rates: Day Hire £2,500 +VAT Evening Hire £2,500 +VAT Day/Evening Hire £4,000 +VAT Dinner, B&B £295pp +VAT (minimum 10 guests)

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Elim Conference Centre

Farncombe Conference Centre

De Walden Road, West Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4DF www.elimconferencecentre.co.uk

Farncombe Estate, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ www.farncombeconferencecentre.com

Elim Conference Centre is ideally located in the picturesque Malvern Hills. With its unspoilt beauty and stunning scenery, the site is a wonderful spot for a getaway or retreat, and perfect for residential or day conferences, training events and holiday weeks. The centre has been refurbished to a high standard and offers fully equipped conference/meeting rooms, a private informal coffee lounge with comfy sofas and even a 240 seat theatre. All bedrooms are en-suite.

Companies love to meet, train and team build at Farncombe Conference Centre. Our Heart of England location, between Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham, is perfect for delegates arriving from all corners of the UK. We are easily reached from the M5 and M40 and by train from London. But a really good “location” is not merely about motorways, it’s about mind set. We think we can change yours, with our breath taking views, stunning parkland setting and dedicated business environment.

Rates: Overnight - £64/£72 Two Nights - £127/£144 Weekly - £378/428 Prices are all-inclusive (meeting room, bedroom, F&B, facilities)

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Rates: Day Delegate Rate 38 +VAT 24hr Delegate Rate From £135 +VAT Dinner B&B from £97 +VAT

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Hilton Birmingham Bromsgrove

Holiday Inn Express - Birmingham Redditch

Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 0JB www.hilton.com/bromsgrove

2 Hewell Road, Enfield, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 6AE www.hieredditchhotel.com

Whatever the occasion, we offer the flexibility, impeccable service and an excellent central location to host all types of events. From business meetings for five or conferences for 225 delegates, to a product launch or a gala ball, our nine meeting rooms and function suites are available to suit your needs. Our dedicated and professional Events Coordinators will attend to every detail to ensure a successful and unforgettable meeting.

Award-winning town centre hotel adjacent to Redditch train station on the Birmingham New Street service (20mins). Two vibrant air conditioned meeting rooms with natural daylight for 2-50 delegates with High-Speed Wi-Fi, complimentary Tea/Coffee, Biscuits, Mineral Water and Parking. Great Room Restaurant serving freshly prepared evening meals and superb conference lunches.

Rates: Day Delegate Rate From £29 24hr Delegate Rate From £129

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Rates: Room Hire - from £100 Day Delegate Rate £26pp 24hr Delegate Rate from £105pp


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Holland House Conference Centre

Mount Pleasant Hotel

Main Street, Cropthorne, Pershore WR10 3NB www.hollandhouse.org

50 Belle Vue Terrace, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4PZ www.mountpleasanthotel.co.uk

Holland House stands in three acres of beautiful gardens alongside the River Avon. It offers a drawing room, library and beamed dining room in the old house, together with a conference room in the newer part of the house and a self contained meeting room set within the grounds.

Enjoy the excellent service and comfortable surroundings of a family run hotel, with beautiful views. Our versatile conference facilities, range of AV equipment, together with maximum support and assistance, ensure a successful meeting or event. Catering options to suit all budgets and dietary requirements. Located on the A449, approx 8 miles from Junctions 7/8 of the M5 motorway. Great Malvern railway station nearby.

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Holland House provides quiet spaces to reflect on the bigger things in life to all visitors who come to enjoy our wonderful gardens, delicious food and warm hospitality.

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Pershore College

Stanbrook Abbey

Avonbank, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 3JP www.warwickshire.ac.uk

Jennet Tree Lane, Callow End, Worcestershire, WR2 4TD www.stanbrookabbey.com

Established as a College in 1954, Pershore College is set in a 60 hectare site with landscape gardens open to the public, with several national plant collections. The beautiful surrounds together with modern facilities makes Pershore College an ideal location for any meetings or training events

Historic former Benedictine Abbey, now renovated into a stunning events venue, ideal for meetings, drinks receptions, private dining and weddings. With a range of unique function spaces, ranging from the breathtaking former church, the magnificent arched cloisters, to the cosy and elegantly appointed library bar, all boasting the Victorian grandeur of this Pugin designed building. Totally unique and a venue your delegates will remember.

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Rates: Day Delegate From ÂŁ45pp 24 Hour Delegate From ÂŁ170pp


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St Andrews Town Hotel

The Abbey Hotel

St. Andrews Drive, Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, WR9 8AL

Abbey Road, Great Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3ET www.sarova.com

www.st-andrewshotel.com A stunning family owned Country House Hotel in Droitwich Spa. Conveniently positioned just 3 miles from Junction 5 of the M5 and 25 minutes from Birmingham, International Airport. Set in delightful and peaceful gardens, our Hotel is the perfect setting for conferences, meetings and away days. With 3 varying sized meeting rooms we can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 90 delegates. We have 31 ensuite bedrooms. Add to this unlimited complimentary WIFI, a comprehensive selection of equipment, a team of expert chefs to cater for your day and a choice of packages to suit every budget, the St. Andrews Town Hotel is the perfect choice for all your conferencing needs. Venue:

Delegate Prices: Cedar Package £14.95 per person (½ Day Meeting)

The Abbey Hotel has a town centre location with 78 parking spaces, lounge bar serving light meals and drinks, and a restaurant offering 3 course menu. The hotel also features function and conferencing facilities, and free WiFi throughout. The 103 bedrooms feature working space, satellite TV, hospitality tray, ironing centre and hairdryers.

Executive Package £22.95 per person (8 Hour Room Hire) Heritage Package £29.95 per person (8 Hour Room Hire) 24hr Delegates £125.00 per person

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Meetings: Syndicate room hire from £85.00 Day delegates rate from £35.00 24 hour rate from £128.00 Private dining from £28.50 per person inc 3 course meal

Bedrooms: Best available accommodation room rates from £70.00


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The Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa

The Elms Hotel & Spa

Hither Green Lane, Off Dagnell End Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 9BE

Stockton Road, Abberley, Worcestershire, WR6 6AT www.theelmshotel.co.uk

www.theabbeyhotel.co.uk Set in 175-acres of Worcestershire countryside, the Abbey Hotel features 100 contemporary bedrooms. There are wonderful activities onsite including a championship 18 hole golf course, plus a superb health club and spa. Enjoy two dining experiences, including; fine dining in the Bramblings Restaurant and pub classics in Tawnys Bar. All this combined with large banqueting and meeting rooms available to hire, makes the Abbey an Ideal base for exploring Worcestershire.

The Elms is the ideal business venue for meetings and corporate events; allowing participants to escape and take some quality time to focus in a beautiful 10 acre historic setting. Delegates will enjoy the comfort, quality and unique atmosphere each meeting room and bedroom has to offer. This includes high ceilings, plenty of natural daylight with traditional features such as fireplaces and chandeliers; along with plenty of other perks for delegates staying the night including usage of our fantastic spa facilities.

Rates: Day Delegate Rate £29-£60 24hr Delegate Rate £129-£170

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Menzies Birmingham Stourport Manor

The Old Rectory Hotel

35 Hartlebury Road, Stourport on Severn, DY13 9JA

Ipsley Lane, Ipsley, Redditch, Hereford and Worcester, B98 0AP www.theoldrectory-hotel.co.uk

www.menzieshotels.co.uk Located near Kidderminster the Menzies Birmingham Stourport Manor is a contemporary country house hotel set in 23 acres offerring an excellent selection of nine function suites along with a self-contained training centre with seating for up to 30 delegates with three adjoining syndicate rooms and extensive grounds for team building

The Old Rectory Hotel offers high quality conferencing and hospitality solutions with a difference. There are three unique venues to accommodate all your business and conference needs. The Wren room; board room style up to sixteen delegates. The Stables; theatre style up to 60 delegates. The Drawing room; perfect for informal meetings.

Delegate Prices: £30 per delegate

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University of Worcester

The Wood Norton

Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ www.worc.ac.uk

Worcester Road, Evesham, WR11 4YB www.thewoodnorton.com

The University of Worcester is the ideal location for Conferences, with excellent facilities, either on our St. John’s Campus, a short distance from the the centre of Worcester, or our City Campus located in the city centre. We offer a range of venues for conferences, seminars, presentations, exhibitions, meetings, events and celebrations. During the summer months we can offer a range of residential accommodation.

The Wood Norton is an early 19th century boutique hotel with original wood panelled interiors. The hotel offers fifty bedrooms, including five spectacular suites, a restaurant using the finest local produce, contemporary bar, state of theater boardroom and meeting facilities for up to 150 with outdoor team building groups located in the extensive grounds.

Rates: Day Delegate Rate £22.80-£28.80 24hr Delegate Rate £80-£120

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residential Artrix

Avoncroft Museum

School Drive, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1AX www.artrix.co.uk

Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR www.avoncroft.org.uk

Artix provide a year round programme of theatre, dance, music, comedy, cinema and workshops in its 300-seat auditorium, 90 seat studio and 4 meeting rooms. Near to the M5 and M42, we are ideally sited for anything from a regional conference to local business meetings.

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The unique home for historic buildings which Rates: have been rescued from demolition and rebuilt From £8.50 - £24.50 +VAT in a beautiful corner of Worcestershire’s rural countryside. Guesten Hall is the largest of our conference rooms and has a Grade II listed roof. Above Guesten Hall is the Weaver Gallery, an ideal break out space which can hold up to 35 people. The Long Room is an attractive room on the upper level of a half timbered 16th century String of Horses building rescused from Shrewsbury.

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Becketts Farm, Restaurant & Conference Facilities

Chamber of Commerce (Herefordshire & Worcestershire)

A.E Beckett & Sons, Heath Farm, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6AJ www.beckettsfarm.co.uk

Severn House, Prescott Drive, Warndon Business Park, Worcester, WR4 9NE

Prime location junction 3 off the M42, Becketts conference has 6 different conference rooms catering from 2-60 delegates. Becketts farm is a venue with a difference and includes an onsite farm shop, resturant and cookery school.

www.hwchamber.co.uk

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Our training rooms are spacious and well-equipped. Situated just minutes from Junction 6 of the M5, our facilities are suitable for meetings, away days, training sessions or even just for some thinking space. Delegates will be greeted by our courteous and professional staff and our rooms provide the perfect setting for your requirements. Flip charts, laptop/PCs, plasma screens for presentations, DVD/Video players. Refreshments are included and buffet lunches can be ordered (from £5 per head).

Rates: Half Day Rate - £90* Full Day Rate - £150*+VAT *From £70 and £120 respectively for Chamber of Commerce Members. Prices vary depending on room capacity

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Charles Hastings Education Centre

The Elgar Birthplace Museum

Worcester Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 www.chec-worcester.co.uk

Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcester, WR2 6RH www.elgarmuseum.org email. birthplace@elgarmuseum.org

CHEC isn’t just designed as a state-of-the-art facility for the education and training of healthcare staff in Worcestershire. CHEC also provides great solutions for commercial bookings throughout the year including evenings and weekends. We are conveniently located on the site of Worcestershire Royal Hospital, we are just 5 minutes from J6 or J7 of the M5 and have extensive dedicated FREE parking.

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The Carice Elgar Room is the ideal venue in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside overlooking the Malvern Hills and within easy reach of Worcester’s main transport networks. An attractive and versatile space located within the Elgar Birthplace Museum. Its fully accessible with disabled facilities and catering by arrangement.

CHEC is the perfect venue for your next training event, conference or business meeting, and don’t forget to check our great offers for bookings during evenings and weekends. Venue:

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Hagley Hall

The Hive

Hagley, Worcestershire, DY9 9LG www.hagleyhall.com

Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3PB www.thehiveworcester.org

Hagley Hall, last of the great Palladin houses, with its rich Rococo decoration and 350 acres of picturesque parkland, offers a splendid and unique venue for corporate events. The State Rooms boast ornate plasterwork, exquisite silk wall coverings and crystal chandeliers. The Lyttleton Suite offers a lounge, bar and dance floor for evening entertainment. The versatility of the Hall means you can choose to have a conference, drinks reception or banquet. Marquees can also be arranged.

Worcestershire's landmark building hosts the public and University library, the County's Archive and Archaeology Service and the Hub. Situated in a convenient central location in Worcester with picturesque surroundings, The Hive makes an ideal place to meet, research and learn. The Business Centre at The Hive offers a place to meet, network and research. Multi-functional meeting, conference and event rooms are also available to book.

Rates: Half Day Delegate Rate £45 +VAT Full Day Delegate Rate £75 +VAT Banquet From £60 per head

Rates: Prices start from £15 per hour.

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Malvern College

Museum of Royal Worcester

College Road, Malvern WR14 3DL www.malverncentral.co.uk

Severn Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2ND www.museumofroyalworcester.org

With our stunning setting on the slopes of the Malvern Hills only one hour from Birmingham or Bristol, three hours from London and within 20 minutes of the M5, Malvern Events provides an inspirational yet practical location for conferences, meetings and events.

Located in the historic quarter of Worcester, close to the cathedral with excellent transport links by road, rail or air. The sumptuous displays cover 250 years of production by Royal Worcester and offer a unique back drop for meetings and conferences, providing a professional and comfortable environment. A wide range of facilities are included and refreshments are served on finest Royal Worcester china!

Rates: from £40 +VAT

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Exhibition Hall Rates: Full Day - £100 Half Day - £75 Evening - £150 Museum & Gallery Rates supplied on request 'Royal Worcester' and the c51 crown device are registered by and used under kind permission from Portmeirion Group UK Ltd to whom all rights are reserved.

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Old Halesonians Rugby Football Club

Severn Valley Railway

Wassell Grove, Hagley, Nr. Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 9JP www.oldhalesrfc.co.uk

The Railway Station, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1BG www.svr.co.uk

The Wychbury Room is the ideal venue for weddings, receptions, special occasions, business seminars, social events and more. The Old Halesonians Association is situated at Wassell Grove in 23 acres of open countryside, overlooked by the Clent and Wychbury Hills and within a half mile of the historic Hagley Hall. Within easy access from the M5 motorway and boasting parking facilities for 250 vehicles it is the ideal venue for weddings, receptions, special occasions, business seminars and social events. The beautiful countryside setting and comfortable room facilities offer an environment conductive to both business and special occasions. For that special event we can offer a full banqueting menu prepared in our kitchens, with silver service up to 124 covers, or cater to your own requirements. For business seminars and meetings we offer a comprehensive breakfast or buffet lunch menu or simply tea/coffee and pastries - whatever suits your requirements.

Alveley room at the Engine House available for smaller groups meetings/events. Dining saloon available on train for small groups (20 approx). All within heritage stem railway setting.

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Farncombe Conference Centre

Sixways Stadium

Farncombe Estate, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7LJ www.farncombeestate.co.uk/conferencing

Worcester Warriors, Warriors Way, Worcester, WR3 8ZE www.sixwaysevents.co.uk

Farncombe Conference Centre is one of the best Teambuilding Venues in the Midlands. With 400 acres of stunning private Cotswold countryside, we are perfect for corporate away days and get-togethers. We have 13 Eye Openers – our own activities that enhance your training objectives – and many more unique ideas besides.

Sixways is situated in the heart of the Midlands just seconds off Junction 6 of the M5 motorway. Sixways is the ideal location for conference and events. Suitable for meetings from 1 to 1000 delegates. Sixways is a versatile, flexible and high quality venue offering value for money and a first class service to make your meeting unique to you.

Rates: Day Delegate Rate 38 +VAT 24hr Delegate Rate From £135 +VAT Dinner B&B from £97 +VAT

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Three Counties Centre

Wasesley Hills Country Park

The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW www.threecountiescentre.co.uk

Gannow Green Lane, Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9AT www.worcestershire.gov.uk/countryside

Contemporary, versatile and spacious, the Three Counties Centre comprises 2,900 square metres of multi-functional accommodation arranged on two levels, complete with an Executive Boardroom and break out suites. Whether you're in the business of conferences, exhibitions and seminars, or product launches, video shoots, parties and weddings, it's a truly superb venue in charming, green and peaceful surroundings.

Situated amongst 150 acres of award winning country park, the Christopher Cadbury Room offers an alternative venue for a conference, meeting, training or team building event. With superb panoramic views, a large picnic area, valleys and woodlands rich in wildlife, Waseley Hills offers a peaceful escape to the countryside.

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Rates: Woodland Room Charges: Christopher Cadbury Room Charges: Standard private charge £65 per session / £90 all day County Council/public sector £40 per session / £65 all day Charitable organisation £35 per session / £50 all day


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CHOOSE THE BEST... CONFERENCING FACILITIES AT THE HAWTHORNS

The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion Football Club, boasts a range of function rooms designed with comfort, versatility and optimum performance in mind to ensure maximum client satisfaction. The Hawthorns is one of the most easily accessible conferencing venues in the country, located at the heart of the Midlands, just a few minutes from Junction 1 of the M5 and with a direct rail and metro link to Birmingham City Centre. In recent times extensive refurbishment works have ensured that we continue to offer the absolute best facilities, with our Richardson Suite the pinnacle of our Conferencing and Hospitality offering.

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West Midland Safari Park inc Spring Grove House, Cellarz and Tree Tops Pavilion

West Bromwich Albion FC

The Hawthorns, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LF www.thehawthornsstadium.co.uk

West Midland Safari Park, Spring Grove, Bewdley, Worcs, DY12 1LF

The Hawthorns, home to West Bromwich Albion Football Club and the perfect venue for any event. We offer a good central location with easy access to major motorway routes, metro and public transport. We have a wide variety of versatile, modern function rooms capable of hosting small meetings to large conferences. Club memorabilia located throughout the rooms. Tours of the ground available (pre-bookable).

Three exciting venues - one extraordinary location: With versatile outdoor space suitable for a variety of activities, plus a choice of unique venues to entertain in exclusive style. Packages can be tailored to suit exact requirements, whether for a conference, training session or team building - impressive facilities for special events.

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Rates: Full Day - £30pp

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100

300

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Conference Rooms:

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Capacity: 300

40

156

25

40

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SGH: 100 TT: 300

SGH: 60 TT: 60

SGH: 110 TT: 350

SGH: 60 TT: 60

SGH: 160 SGH: 200 SGH: 192 TT: 60 TT: 400 TT: 875

Rates: Tree Tops Pavilion From £27.50 + VAT Spring Grove House From £35.50 + VAT


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Wild Wood Rooms

Worcester Cathedral

Unit 2, The Triangle, Wild Wood Drive, Worcester, WRS 2QX www.wildwoodrooms.co.uk

Chapter Office, 8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA www.worcestercathedral.org.uk

A modern conference and meeting facility based in Worcester countryside just minutes from J7, M5. Four meeting rooms to choose from with capacity from 2-40 delegates with ample free parking and free tea or coffee.

Rates: Room £110-£209 per day Hourly rates available upon request

We offer professional catering for a range of events that can be held in our function room. Further space is available in the unique settings of the Chapter House, Cloister, College Hall, College Green and on occasions in the magnificent Cathedral Nave itself.

Rates: Hickes Room £30 per hour +VAT Chapter House £370 per day +VAT

Venue: 20

Conference Rooms:

Conference Rooms:

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Capacity: 4

40

26 20

26

26

50

26

26

40

55

40

Worcestershire County Cricket Club

Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs

County Ground, New Road, Worcester, WR2 4QQ www.wccc.co.uk

Shires Farm, Hawford, Worcester, WR3 7SG www.worcsyfc.org.uk

New Road has been voted as one of the most picturesque cricket grounds in the world. With the Cathedral providing a stunning back drop its the ideal venue, not only do we offer unrivalled hospitality during county championship cricket, we are also a fantastic venue for Weddings, Private Functions, Conferences, Dinners and Product Launches.

Large spacious conference room with good natural light, situated in a quite location off the A449. Minutes from M5 Junction 6. Ample on-site parking. Fully equipped with built in projector, WIFI, interactive smart board, audio loop, DVD player, speakers, flip chart, white board. Colour photocopier available. On site caterer.

Delegate Rates: Half Day - £19.00 +vat Full Day - £25.00 +vat

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Capacity: 4

250

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Rates: Half Day £90 Full Day £170 all day (8 hrs) All refreshments included in the above prices


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Worcester Guildhall

Worcester Racecourse

Worcester Guildhall, High Street, WR1 2EY www.worcester.gov.uk

Grandstand Road, Pitchcroft, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 3EJ www.worcester-racecourse.co.uk

Available to hire for up to 200 guests, Worcester’s historic Guildhall is the ideal venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions and conferences. It is a truly beautiful building, dating back to 1721. The interior is superb, boasting exceptional period decoration, glittering chandeliers and fabulous paintings. The Guildhall offers many stunning backdrops for wedding photos - both inside, and in front of its ornate entrance. A range of rooms are available for hire, and on-site catering facilities are available too. We can assure you of a warm welcome and attentive service.

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Nestling on the banks of the River Severn, the racecourse provides the perfect town centre venue for all events including conferences, meetings, parties, weddings, fairs and exhibitions. Suites accommodate from 10 to 300 people with ample free parking and outdoor areas for team building events. Easy access from the M5 motorway and 10 minutes walk from Worcester Foregate Street train station.

Venue:

Rates: Full Day - £24pp +VAT Half Day - Variable

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170

500

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Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Worcester Woods Country Park

Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 8SZ www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk

Wildwood Drive, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR5 2LG www.worcestershire.gov.uk/countryside

Lower Smite Farm is the perfect venue for business meetings, conferences, training days or family celebrations. Our three rooms plus additional break out capacity can accommodate small meetings or up to 90 people. Conveniently located 1 mile from Junction 6 of the M6 in an attractive natural setting. Free parking, Wi-Fi and audio visual equipment. Refreshments and catering to suit your requirements.

The Countryside Centre, an eco building with turf roof and wood fuel boiler is located in the grounds of the award winning Worcester Woods Country Park with its 100 acres of woodland and meadow. An ideal venue for a conference, meeting or team building event with quiet surroundings and the landscaped Worcestershire Garden. Situated only 5 minutes from Junctions 6/7 of the M5.

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http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/pdf/Meeting%20Roo m%20Facilities.pdf Venue:

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60 100

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Capacity: Woodland

Capacity:

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20

20

20

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30

12

12

12

Capacity: 4

90

40

50

50

50

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50

19

Rates: Woodland Room Charges: Standard private hire £85 session / £125 all day County Council / public sector £60 session / £90 all day Charitable organisation £45 session / £65 all day Meadow Room Charges: Standard private hire £65 session / £90 all day County Council / public sector £45 session / £65 all day Charitable organisation £35 session / £50 all day Pond Room Charges: Standard private hire £65 session / £90 all day County Council / public sector £45 session / £65 all day Charitable organisation £35 session / £50 all day


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building Go Ape Tree Top Adventure

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Wyre Forest, near Kidderminster

Shelsley Walsh, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR6 6RP www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk

Wyre Forest, Callow Hill, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY14 9XQ www.goape.co.uk/corporateevents

Set in the heart of the Teme valley at the historic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb motor racing venue, The Courtyard facilities provide your function with a unique countryside feel to escape the pressures of the towns and cities. The newly converted barns provide 2 conference suites overlooking a lawned courtyard. The Shelsley Walsh Suite and Stratstone Restaurant can cater from 20-80 people in a number of different layouts.

Inspire, Motivate and Energise your tribe! Time for some monkey business. Get your tribe off their laptops and into the tree tops for a great team bonding day out in the forest. Your day could also include a variety of catering options from picnic lunches to forest BBQ’s, conference facilities, use of our Forest Shelter, a dedicated host and African drumming. We want your Go Ape corporate day to be a day you and your tribe never forget, so to get you ready for your forest adventure chimply getin touch.

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80

40 20

64

40

40

80

792

Venue:

20

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Top Barn Activity Centre

Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre

Top Barn Farm, Holt Heath, Worcestershire, WR6 6NH www.topbarnactivity.com

Upton Warren, Near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 7ER www.uptonwarren.com

Top Barn hosts a wide range of outdoor activities and team building opportunities to suit all budgets and capabilities. There is a choice of 4 corporate packages that we have tailored to galvanise your team and inspire leaders amongst you. Each package is focused on different areas of corporate development, offering team building, environmental sustainability, community projects and charitable fund raising. We cater for groups from 10 up to 200, with conference facilities available for any size party.

Upton Warren Outdoor Education Centre offers a vast range of water sports and land based activities on its 40 acre site located just off Junction 5 of the M5. Indoor basic indoor spaces can be used for meetings, seminars and workshops, whilst the outdoor facilities offer opportunities for a wide range of bespoke team building activities. The centre’s experienced team will happily organise activity itineraries that meet a wide range of objectives. Bunk room accommodation is available.

Rates: Contact the Activity Centre for prices. Room Hire £25.00p/h +VAT.

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100

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Event management is considered one of the best strategic marketing and communication tools by companies of all sizes. From conferences to golf days, product launches to press conferences, networking events to private client functions, we will help you create outstanding events for your clients and potential customers

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Rates: Prices from £45 pp per day' For further details contact UWOEC


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& technical support

Belle House Event Catering

PSG Events Ltd

Bridge Street, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 1AJ www.belle-house.co.uk

Unit 11, Northbrook Close, Gregorys Mill, Ind. Estate, WR3 8BP www.psgevents.com

Restaurant quality food and a professional service at venues and private homes. Please give us a call on: 01386 555055. We listen to what you want and deliver your event with our professional, passionate and friendly team

PSG Events are a conference and events production company. Supplier of professional audio visual equipment for hire to venues across the whole of Worcestershire and the UK. So for anything a desktop projector for your presentation through to your organisations annual conference please give us a call on: 01905 726 665.

• WEDDINGS • PARTIES • CELEBRATIONS • BBQ’S & PICNICS

• Conference & Event Production • Corporate Events • Road Shows • Product Launches • Audio Visual Equipment Rental • Meeting & Boardroom installations

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