What makes the perfect venue? Part 2 Buxted Park

We are on a journey, a journey to discover what makes the perfect venue for a corporate event.

During this journey we will be visiting as many different venues as we can, to find out what makes them tick & what makes them stand out to be the perfect venue.

We’ve started our journey in the Southeast of England, why? Because there is a trend happening, a trend that is taking ‘Events Beyond London’, clients are looking for venues that have more outdoor space, are more unique & are outside of the M25, but within easy travelling distance.

Buxted Park Hotel

In this blog we will be looking at Buxted Park Hotel, Ashdown Forest, Sussex.

Our first opinion

On arrival at Buxted Park we were immediately impressed by the lush grounds that surrounded this once, stately home. But at the end of the long sweeping driveway the entrance to the hotel was a bit of an anti-climax, not what we were expecting at all.

However as soon as we walked inside, we were blown away by the beautiful & unique architecture plus the luxurious feel of the property. It was great to encounter the quirkiness of each room & by looking more closely even more intricate details could be found.

The Official blurb

Built in 1722 by Sir Thomas Medley, Buxted park’s history is as colourful as it is long. Over the years, this luxury East Sussex hotel has played host to movers & shakers including William Wordsworth, Winston Churchill & Marlon Brando.

Located within 312 acres of private grounds & reached by a sweeping drive, Buxted Park is an elegant venue in the heart of East Sussex yet only 5 miles from central London. Delegates will feel a world away from the office in this historic venue, which offers an abundance of original features and period charm yet has all the facilities required by today’s business traveller.

Eight meeting rooms include the ballroom for up to 180 delegates & the impressive Orangery for up to 90 guests, both of which offer lots of natural light & are guaranteed to make a real statement for meetings & conferences.

There are a range of traditional rooms for meetings, breakout sessions & team building events as well as a purpose-built 55 seat projection theatre ideal for presentations, product launches & film screenings.

Given its secluded location & country house charm, Buxted park is an ideal exclusive use venue which makes use of the hotels 44 bedrooms & public areas in addition to the function space, at competitive value, guaranteed to make a lasting impression.

Our overall opinion

Our favourite room was the orangery, a bright open space, perfect for meetings, small seminars & corporate parties.

The service from the team was exactly what we have become accustomed to from all the Handpicked Properties, extremely helpful, friendly & top class.

The venue is certainly well set up for a variety of different events or meetings & the 312 acres is perfect for out door pursuits. So great for meetings, away days, team building, small seminars, corporate dinners & summer parties.

But is it the perfect venue for a corporate? We will let you know!

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