August 12, 2015
English Heritage is a registered charity that looks after the National Heritage Collection, over 400 of England’s historic buildings, monuments and sites spanning more than 5,000 years of history. Naturally, many of these preserved houses and buildings are perfect venues for corporate events and we’ve outlined seven wonderful English Heritage properties below.
Located In London
The only palace on the list, Eltham Palace is a gorgeous English Heritage venue that boasts an enchanting mix of medieval and art deco styles, making it a tremendously unusual venue. What’s more, its gardens are set within a moat and its elegant interiors and grounds offer a versatile setting for small events right through to a big corporate extravaganza. The Great Hall is ideal for dinner dances whilst music can be supplied from a minstrels’ gallery, creating a unique atmosphere.
You may be forgiven for thinking that Wellington Arch is one of those monuments English Heritage is in charge of and that it’s not available for a corporate event. But you would be wrong! For snugly located within this vast arch is a room for entertaining! Perhaps suiting a smaller corporate event than a large one, this is a surprising English Heritage venue that is sure to impress your guests!
One of two beautiful English Heritage venues that lays claim to a fabulous art collection, Chiswick House is located, as the name suggests, in Chiswick, west London. With a stunning Neo Palladian villa, the Burlington Pavilion and a 300ft Domed Conservatory, there’s almost certain to be one part of the building that will catch your eye. Or perhaps you’ll be rather enamoured by the beautifully restored landscaped gardens, as P&P Flowers have admired...
Featured in such films as Belle and Notting Hill, Kenwood House offers a quintessentially English venue for your corporate event. English Heritage have beautifully restored the library in recent years and the grounds and lake speak for themselves. Also available for guests is the stunning art collection, which boasts not only England rich heritage with paintings by Turner, but also works from Vermeer and Rembrandt.
Not all companies will want to host their corporate event within London. As such, these three English Heritage venues are sure to impress.
Osborne House, Isle of Wight
“It’s impossible to imagine a prettier spot.” Coming from Queen Victoria, that’s high praise indeed. A former royal residence, Osborne House was built between 1845 and 1851 and offers stunning views of the rest of the Isle. You’d be hard pressed to find a finer English Heritage venue off the mainland and although it may be a little harder to get to than other top venues, it certainly carries the wow factor.
Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
A castle! Yes, you can hold your corporate event in a castle. English Heritage house a couple of castles within their portfolio, with Carisbrooke Castle also being nearby. Pendennis Castle is a must-see due to its marvellous fortifications and historic weaponry that will enliven any corporate occasion. Situated in Cornwall, the Eden Project is just down the road and can offer a wealth of corporate activities.
Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Perhaps you don’t want to venture too far from London in pursuit of your corporate event. If that’s the case, English Heritage’s Wrest Park (and a number of other venues) are close by! With gardens inspired by the Palace of Versailles, this marvellous 18th Century mansion embodies French design with a grand chateau feel. With five interconnecting rooms and the extensive grounds, up to 1,500 people can be entertained.
We can provide fine entertainment for any of these venues, so if you’re wondering what might work in a certain space, just get in touch using the details below!
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By Henry Fosdike