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Spotlight on Cheltenham: a great destination for business events


Cheltenham is a Regency spa and festival town with world-renowned sporting and cultural events, picturesque venues and provides the gateway to the Cotswolds. Recognised as the ‘cradle of cyber innovation for the UK’ and a hot spot for both cyber and digital businesses, Cheltenham is also a destination for business events. It’s perfect for delegates wishing to enjoy the relaxation of the countryside without missing the culture and feel of a city…

Cheltenham and the Cotswolds region, as a business events destination, offers a wide choice of venues both within the Regency town and beyond into the Cotswolds with a fantastic range of venues to suit any style, taste and price range. Mixing luxury and budget, boutique and traditional, you’ll find the perfect place to hold your event or conference.

If you are looking for hands-on team building, exciting away days, luxurious and cultural incentive programmes and a location that can help generate creative thinking, Cheltenham – together with the surrounding countryside of the Cotswolds – offers the perfect destination.

Spotlight on Cheltenham showcases some of the best hotels and venues for business events

Meet in Cheltenham & the Cotswolds can help you with a range of services when planning your event. Whether you are looking to organise a large conference over a number of days, a one-off bespoke event or a small meeting, we’re here to help.

The town is well connected via rail and road links. It’s worth exploring the Great Western Railway’s special offers for conference delegates’ easy and cost effective travel.

Ask Meet in Cheltenham for further details or email


Cheltenham Racecourse

Nestled in Prestbury on the northern outskirts of Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse is famous for hosting the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. Beyond its racing acclaim, it offers an unparalleled venue for events of all kinds. The racecourse boasts 2,600m² of flexible indoor space and over 360 acres of scenic outdoor space and adapts effortlessly to your event needs. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, the venue’s facilities ensure a comfortable and welcoming environment that will impress every guest

Its prime location, just off the M5 and against the stunning backdrop of the Cotswolds, provides not only easy accessibility but also a breathtaking setting for any occasion. Cheltenham Racecourse stands out as a stunning natural arena, offering top-tier amenities and service. You can make your next event truly memorable at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Contact the event team today to discover how we can bring your vision to life.

Email: or call 01242 539 53


Hotel Du Vin & Bistro, Cheltenham

Set in the stylish Montpellier district, Hotel du Vin Cheltenham is a luxurious boutique hotel offering a quintessentially English experience. This exquisite hotel is the ideal base to explore Cheltenham, a characterful spa town. Moreover, its proximity to The Promenade, the town’s fashionable shopping street, allows guests to fully immerse themselves in the charm and elegance of the locale.

The hotel features 49 unique rooms and suites and always prioritises guest comfort. Each room is meticulously designed and boasts a huge hand-sprung mattress adorned with luxuriously soft Egyptian cotton bed linen. The well-appointed bathrooms feature either a deep roll-top bath or a refreshing monsoon shower. Our extensive amenities invite guests to indulge in a range of experiences.

The Laroche wine tasting room offers the opportunity to explore an array of fine wines. In the mood for socialising over drinks? The bar serves as the perfect spot. For those seeking a culinary adventure, the trademark Bistro offers a selection of seasonally inspired dishes prepared with great care and passion. If you’re in the mood for a unique dining experience, you can dine al fresco or enjoy a private dinner, party, wedding, or civil ceremony in one of our eclectic function rooms.

Whether you’re visiting for a midweek or weekend break, a business meeting, or a special occasion, we are committed to providing an unforgettable experience that elevates your stay in Cheltenham.

Visit Hotel du Vin Cheltenham  Or call the team on tel: 01242 37085


The Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

Plan your next meeting in the Cotswolds and let The Queens Hotel bring your event to life. Inspire your team, watch creative ideas flow and make big business decisions at our Regency venue.

We are located right in the heart of Cheltenham. Built in 1838, The Queens Hotel has been welcoming VIPs, hosting big dinners, gala events and multi-day meetings for over 175 years. We are perfectly located within three miles of the M5 motorway and one mile from Cheltenham Spa station, making us a central location to welcome your delegates from across the UK.

Our Regency meeting room is one of the largest in town and can hold up to 100 delegates. During the day, this functional space can be set in multiple ways with high tech equipment to ensure your message is loud and clear. By night, the room can be transformed into a beautiful space for a private dinner or networking event.

Work alongside our chefs who can design bespoke event menus, created using local Cotswold produce wherever possible. Boasting 84 modern bedrooms, we are perfect for overnight events. If you need to add a bit of flair to your event, we also have a book full of local partners who can bring team building ideas, motivational talks, food and drink tasting or live entertainment to your event. We are the UK’s festival town after all!

To find out more, visit Queens Hotel Cheltenham


Ellenborough Park Hotel & Spa

Keeping the spa tradition alive and well is Ellenborough Park Hotel, Gloucestershire’s only five-star country house hotel. Set in the middle of 90 acres of beautiful parkland, just a skip and a hop across the field from Cheltenham Racecourse, it’s just what you’d expect from a tranquil luxury hotel. It is also a busy venue for both private and corporate events, offering a multitude of spaces, from a 15th century dining hall to an outdoor covered bar, and plenty in between.

PA Life had a pleasure of experiencing a wonderful dinner and stay, plus put the new outdoor secret spa garden to the test. Read our full review on  Ellenborough Park Hotel & Spa 

For full details and any enquiries please visit Ellenborough Park Hotel

Lygon Arms

You can’t visit the Cotswolds without passing at least one perfect chocolate box village. Broadway, home of The Lygon Arms, is as pretty as they come, and the historic Lygon Arms has plenty of county chic to charm even the most demanding guests at your meetings and events. Offering great facilities, including The Lygon Spa, as well as extensive grounds, it’s a great choice when you are looking for a place for everyone to unwind.

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No 38 The Park

PA Life also enjoyed a stay at No 38 The Park, a stylishly designed boutique hotel in central Cheltenham. There are plenty of things to keep you busy during your stay in this historic spa town. No.38 The Park is conveniently located a short walking distance from Cheltenham town centre. The boutique hotel offers a luxurious stay and a welcome escape from the ordinary, whether you are staying in Cheltenham for business or leisure.

You can also enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant to fuel your adventures – whether you’re enjoying an afternoon at the polo, or listening to inspirational talks at The Cheltenham Literature Festival, or entertaining clients at the races. The Italian inspired restaurant’s menus have something for everyone. Whether you enjoy tucking into a succulent prime cut or sipping decadent cocktails with friends. I must add that the breakfast was a delight – freshly prepared classics on the menu as well as a great buffet, and very importantly, excellent coffee too. The hotel’s intimate bar is a perfect stop for pre-dinner drinks or a naughty night cap before bed.

The hotel is part of the Youngs & Co Brewery Group.

Visit No 38 The Park for further details and for enquiries.

The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach

The 17th century coaching inn feels like a retreat to tranquillity, and is located close to the Cotswolds’ top spots like Cheltenham Racecourse and Bourton-on-the-Water (aka, the Venice of the Cotswolds).

The Wheatsheaf Inn houses 14 bespoke bedrooms, all with a blend of calming neutral tones, striking wallpapers, and trendy industrial lighting adding a contemporary twist. Original beams, exposed brickwork, and charming wooden floorboards add to the homely feel. And the great outdoor space is a perfect spot for teams to come together. The chefs take pride in cooking fresh, seasonal food that matches the enchanting and historic pub.

PA Life enjoyed a wonderful Sunday lunch at the pub. Pork and beef options of traditional roast was served in the beautiful 17th century inn’s cosy dining room. They have a great three-course Sunday menu as well as great ala carte options, plus an extensive wine list to make your stay one to savour.

The inn also has 14 uniquely designed luxury bedrooms if you want to experience an unforgettable country village stay.

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