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Exclusive hire venue in Shropshire joins Venues of Excellence


Venues of Excellence (VOE), the UK’s leading consortium for independent venues has just welcomed  Weston Park as its first exclusive hire venue in Shropshire into its membership.

The consortium which has 48 independent venues in its portfolio prides itself on the diversity of its membership, representing many of the leading UK venues for conferences, meetings, and events.  With a commitment to quality and excellence, the consortium has grown from strength to strength over the past few months as independent venues look to become part of a sales and marketing consortium to align their brand with.

Built in 1671, the beauty and tranquillity of the House and Park at Weston is the result of centuries of creativity, collecting and patronage of artists and craftsman, by generations of one family, the Bridgemans, Earls of Bradford. These superb collections of fine art and antiques make the House and ideal place for any business or private event. Set in 1,000 acres of Capability Brown parkland delegates can take the opportunity to embrace the outdoors and the venue regularly plays host to activity days, team building, product launches, festivals and events celebrating success.

Gifted to the nation in 1986, Weston Park is owned and maintained by the Weston Park Foundation an independent charity which is responsible for the on-going preservation of the estate.

Weston Park exclusive hire venue in Shropshire: a great addition to Venues of Excellence

Mandy Jennings, CEO of Venues of Excellence, welcomed Weston Park to the VOE family saying: “From my first moment at Weston Park, I was struck not only by its luxury and stunning surroundings but by the pride all of the team had showing me their venue. As an exclusive hire venue, they offer the perfect combination of tranquillity and privacy whether you are looking for a company retreat, confidential meeting, high level board meeting, product launch or entertaining clients.

Their service is truly 5-star and means clients will have the total dedication of the team to welcome their guests, fine tune their requirements and ensure their Head Chef and catering team provide highest quality food and beverages. Whilst set in acres of beautiful countryside the location of the venue is really central and is very close to major motorways and rail network plus Birmingham International airport is less than an hour from the venue. We are delighted to welcome CEO, Colin Sweeney and his team to our VOE family and know our valued customers and agency partners will love this amazing venue.”

Silvia Parnaby, Head of Sales on joining the consortium commented: “We are delighted to be part of the Venues of Excellence family. Venues of Excellence delivers high levels of service and expertise when sourcing the best venues for business events.  Being part of this dynamic venue finding service firmly positions Weston Park as a unique and independent venue with an established reputation for delivering exceptional experiences.  I am very much looking forward to working with Mandy and her team.”

About Venues of Excellence

The VOE consortium has seen a significant growth in membership over the past year, combined with record levels of enquiries through their free venue finding service, positioning it strongly to independent venues.  As conference and event planners continue to gain momentum in hosting live events, the venues in the consortium provide a great choice of diverse, unique and excellent spaces with an unparalleled commitment to customer service.

Venues of Excellence is the UK’s leading sales and marketing consortium representing 49 independent venues in the UK. As a membership organisation we bring together the leading collection of spaces for training, conference, events, and meetings. Each venue is hand-picked based on a number of quality and service criteria that means they truly represent Excellence.

Venues of Excellence has had a resounding year of success.