What a beautiful Easter weekend! I hope you enjoyed some time off and have come back to work fully refreshed.
Here are some lovely hotels and venues that I hope might interest you and some ideas on how to make the most of your events budget.
What is the purpose of a meeting or conference? There is always an agenda to follow, an exchange of information and ideas but more than anything it is a chance for delegates to get to know each other.
A great way to do this is during breaks and at the end of the meetings. Many hotels offer themed breaks to get the delegate talking such as strawberries and cream in Wimbledon week, or ice creams outside on hot days.
If your event spans a couple of days an evening of fun can build a rapport between delegates that will continue once back at their desks, so make the most of the summer with a BBQ, jugs of Pimm’s and some classic activities. Venues can often provide outdoor games such as Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Draughts or Croquet and if you want more can always bring in additional activities such as a coconut shy, bucking bronco, hook a duck or duck herding and if you want to step it up to another level we can add a full on fair-ground!
We love 30 Euston Square in London. The State rooms offer excellent meeting space and the roof terrace provides the outside space for refreshing breaks, with complimentary garden games.
We had a presentation from the Royal Museums Greenwich this month which offers a variety of spaces for all types of events, with space in the Planetarium, the Museum or the extensive grounds for numbers from 10 to thousands and all just a stone’s throw (or a boat ride) from central London.
Tewkesbury Park has a Pizza oven and BBQ area outdoors with space for team building activities.
“Time is Money”. Even a simple meeting can take a couple of hours for the venue searching, calls and emails so by having the nexusvenue team do the venue searching for you we will free up your time for other things saving you money in the process.
We always get the best rate available at the time of booking and if you are looking to accommodate a group or have an event enquiry, we will negotiate with the venues to try to get you the best space and maximum inclusions within your budget. The larger your booking the more we can negotiate for you so please let us know what we can do to ensure the venues fit your requirements.
Two New Brands to keep an eye out for…
Moxy Hotels are a Marriott Brand found worldwide but relatively new to the UK with hotels at London Excel, Heathrow and Stratford, with Bristol, Southampton, York and Birmingham opening by 2020. these hotels are bright and fun with their own individual style.
Voco Hotels are popping up all over the place! These are new additions to the IHG family (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Intercontinental) and as they have a unique quality that doesn’t quite fit in with their recognised brand’s they are becoming Voco Hotels. This will include Voco Oxford Thames, Voco Oxford Spires, Voco St Johns Solihull and Voco St David’s.
We are here from start to finish, the more information you can give us before we start our search the better, if there are some hotels or venues that you think might work, let us know so we can get quotes from them and can find others to give you a choice.
We know requirements often change, so let us know which venues are unsuitable, we can release them and send more options. Nexusvenue doesn’t get paid if the event doesn’t confirm through us, so we will do all we can to find something that you love.
Here are some venues that we booked recently that you loved…
We always have good feedback for Tylney Hall as they put a strong emphasis on service. Nothing is too much trouble and the team are on had if plans change during an event.
Stratford Manor offers really good value for money with a team dedicated to ensuring the smooth running of your event. Food and service are always of a high standard too.