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    This month, why not use the experts when it comes to finding your next venue? Discover a seriously inspiring meeting venue at Stanbrook Abbey or experience your meeting outdoors at Tudor Park with space for team-building activities in our September Conference Top Picks.

    swift-venuesSwift Venue Finders Ltd – Use the experts to help you save time, money and stress

    • By using Swift Venue Finders’ FREE venue-finding service, it will free up your valuable time and enable you to get on with other tasks
    • Swift Venue Finders will search and send you venue suggestions that meet your exact requirements and budget
    • Obtain great rates for you
    • Provide you with detailed proposals and images of all venues
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    Contact Dawn, Rachel and Steph at sales@swiftvenuefinders.co.uk, call 01491 824634, or visit the website.

    stanbrook-abbey-email-imageWhatever the motivation, host an event to remember at Stanbrook Abbey Hotel
    Stanbrook Abbey is a seriously inspiring meetings venue. State-of-the-art facilities and historic architecture make Stanbrook Abbey Hotel an inspiring place to do business.

    Flexible meeting spaces, fine dining and downtime activities mean success is on the agenda from day one. Stanbrook Abbey features 56 beautifully appointed guest bedroom suites, 19 event spaces and capacities accommodating up to 300 guests, combined with free car parking and wifi throughout. The venue has thought about every detail so you can enjoy the event. Day Delegate Rates start from £45, while residential packages start from £155.

    Email sales@stanbrookabbey.com, call 01905 409300, or visit the website.

    tutorLet’s go outside with Tudor Park
    Make the most of the summer and the beautiful surroundings of Tudor Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Bearsted, Kent by taking your meetings outdoors. Choose to spend the entire meeting outdoors (weather permitting), or hold picnic refreshment breaks to revitalise delegates in between conference sessions.

    Team build or just have fun with giant outdoor games, and relax on picnic blankets with a special outdoor menu including revitalising fruit drinks and energy-packed light lunches. The hotel’s fairy-tale gazebo has electric points to allow modern technology to be brought outside. The full-day outdoor concept is for small business meetings of around 12 people. Until 30 September, PA Life newsletter subscribers can receive a 10% discount on their first booking.

    Call 01622 632006, or visit the website.

    waltonTake your next corporate event to the golf course at Walton Heath
    Business on the golf course has never been so popular or successful, and with Walton Heath Golf Club located less than an hour from central London in the heart of Surrey, it makes the perfect escape for your corporate golf day.

    With two world-class championship golf courses, visitors are met with a warm welcome as they enter the traditional Clubhouse steeped in more than 100 years of history. Corporate packages are tailored to suit your needs and the events manager is on hand from enquiry right through to the day of your event. High-quality hospitality, golf and service awaits at Walton Heath.

    Email jovering@waltonheath.com, call 01737 817632, or visit the website.

    birm-repSetting the scene for great events
    The REP has a wide range of spaces for conference and event planners to host their events in the heart of Birmingham. Within walking distance of the mainline train stations, easily accessible and with nearby parking.

    As well as three theatre spaces, there are three further purpose-built conference rooms for up to 2000 delegates, plus two quirky meeting rooms. All have a natural daylight, the latest audio-visual equipment and stunning views over Centenary Square and the city of Birmingham.

    For further information about this unique and creative venue, please contact the team on thespaces@birmingham-rep.co.uk, call 0121 245 2076, or visit the website.

    bpeExperience Britain’s best Christmas parties ever
    Since 1999, Best Parties Ever is the country’s leading Christmas party supplier. This year the team is set to entertain more than 180,000 guests at 22 spectacularly styled venues. Experience the mesmerising and incredible entertainment, spectacular themes, seamless service and let Best Parties Ever indulge, amaze and excite in an unforgettably magical Christmas experience.

    Best Parties Ever; Breathing the Magic into December 2016. Email bookings@bestpartiesever.com, call 0844 499 4040, or visit the website.


    Molly Dyson

    Former Editor – PA Life

    All stories by: Molly Dyson