Throughout COVID-19’s challenging times, businesses have been operating remotely for a substantial amount of time. Due to the limited number of options, interaction and freedom, employees may often feel low morale and productivity. Therefore, it is crucial to invest in improving team building post-Coronavirus to continue work with as much positivity as possible, and keeping a good morale among the staff.
Team building Events are a great way to improve employee motivation and communication, co-workers get the chance to interact outside of the home working environment, and bond during group activities.
Parkfields Country House, in Herefordshire is the perfect base for a range of Team Building Events. We are able to offer an incredible backdrop for all types of Corporate Events that enables teams to unite, develop, collaborate, have fun and participate in a number of exhilarating activities.
From the day that we opened our doors way back in 1995 we have offered Exclusive Use as standard. Meaning that you can work safely at Parkfields in your own bubble of colleagues without worrying about interruption from outside parties. We have 11.5 acres of outdoor space which gives our guests a varied woking environment along with some good old fashioned fresh air.
Over the past few years we have worked with numerous delivery partners that are very experienced in translating a business’s ‘team’ brief into a highly enjoyable and demanding event. All of these companies are great people to work with and come with a 5* reputation. Each event can be tailored to the needs of the business but still remain an enjoyable and moral building experience and here at Parkfields. We have space to accommodate both indoor and outdoor team building activities
The personal service that our dedicated conference planning team delivers allows you to structure your time at Parkfields Country House with efficiency and confidence.
Keeping you Covid Secure at Parkfields
We understand your first priority before booking, organising or attending an event is your health and wellbeing. At Parkfields we are making this our priority as well:
Operating as an Exclusive Use Venue
As many of our regular customers know, Exclusive use comes as standard at Parkfields. We only ever operate for one company at a time. This means that you will not have to worry about sharing facilities with other people that you don’t know.
We have adapted all of our room layouts so that social distancing can be maintained. All of our meeting rooms are for you and your colleagues only therefore we can easily arrange the meeting rooms so that they reflect your needs and adhere to all government guidelines. All of our meeting rooms are spacious & benefit from natural ventilation.
We have a very high spec cleaning schedule and we have increased the frequency of our cleaning, paying particular attention to touchpoints such as hand rails, door handles and the toilet facilities. The cleaning products that we use are designed to specifically target viruses.
We have introduced sanitising stations at the entrance to the building and all meeting rooms thereafter. Individual hand sanitisers will also be made available in each guest bedroom
Food and refreshments
We are still able to provide you with fantastic meal options throughout your stay at Parkfields. We have changed the way we serve food very slightly yet still maintain the high quality, home cooked meals that our guests are used to. Food and beverage
We have 22 ensuite bedrooms that will be throughly cleaned and sanitised before your arrival and no staff will be permitted to enter your accommodation during your stay with us (unless in case of emergency). Meaning that your bedroom is a safe sanctuary you will enjoy as part of your event.
We ask that you wear a mask when you arrive and for when moving around the venue. You are welcome to take your mask off when you are eating or drinking. There are other scenarios when you are permitted to remove a face covering.
Our full Covid secure statement can be found here and we also have full risk assessment documentation available.
Companies have had to learn and develop quickly over the past 12 months and we believe that education and training is the best way for you to stay ahead of your competition so why not consider Parkfields for your next event, enquire today!
At Parkfields Country House we believe that every couple should have the day of their lives with us! We offer a relaxed and flexible experience for all of our couples and we do this by providing all weddings on an exclusive use basis, which means that you have the whole venue to yourselves for the entirety of your celebrations – it’s that simple!!
This means that when you choose Parkfields exclusively for your wedding celebrations you can be sure that you will benefit from our unique, individual service. You will be able to relax and enjoy your time with your loved ones without having to worry and knowing that you do not have to share your time with anyone else. This simple belief has formed the basis of everything we do and if you choose to have your wedding with us you really will feel as though you are in a home from home atmosphere! A wedding is a personal occasion for your family and friends, so it’s natural to want complete privacy to enjoy the day with only your select Wedding party. You will be able to choose exactly who you’ll be spending your day in the company of, giving your wedding the ultimate sense of intimacy.
All of our rooms are individually styled and designed to make you feel like you are at home, and as you have Parkfields all to yourselves feel free to make the most of them! The bar is open from time of check in and if you want an intimate meal in our stunning Castlebrook Room then that can be sorted too!
YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY
Every couple should feel special on their wedding day and having exclusive use of your wedding venue makes it feel truly magical. Why would you want to share one of the most important days in your life with anybody but your nearest & dearest? You will be pleased to know that at Parkfields, exclusive use does not need to break the bank. Our 24 hour venue hire price starts at only £2,000!
Here at Parkfields you’ve got our complete attention, the entire team are solely focused on ensuring your day is amazing. We don’t have to juggle the needs of several couples simultaneously, giving us the time to ensure that everything is perfect for you. Weddings are our absolute passion and we’d love to be a part of your big day. If you’d like to find out more about prices and what’s included, you can click here or download a Wedding brochure complete with current prices
So why not relax in the company of your invited guests and relish the opportunity to be the sole focus of our attention on your wedding day, We look forward to planning with you!
Country House Conference Venue
Situated close to the historic town of Ross-on-Wye and just ten minutes from junction 1 on the M50, Parkfields offers a glorious country house and conference facilities of the highest standard. Parkfields conference facilities can accommodate a broad variety of business gatherings with a total of seven meeting rooms with the largest accommodating up to 100 Delegates. At Parkfields Country house we have created a unique, exclusive use venue a which is used solely for business giving you dedicated, uninterrupted space to call your own for the duration of your stay.
Our conference facilities are perfect for training purposes, providing:
- Exclusive Use of the entire venue
- Natural lighting
- Good ceiling heights
- Extensive conference support services & equipment
Day Delegate Rate from: £42.00 + VAT
- Exclusive use of the House & Grounds inclusive of all meeting rooms
- Stationery packs
- Flip charts, TV, OHP
- Mineral water, cordials and sweets
- Unlimited tea and coffee
- 2 Course Fork Buffet Lunch
- Morning pastries and afternoon cakes
- Wireless internet access
24 Hour Delegates
24 Hour Delegate Rate from: £135.00 + VAT
24 hour delegate package
- Includes the day delegate package, plus:
- Evening Meal (choice of 3 courses plus coffee)
- Double-rooms with en-suite facilities
- Traditional English or Continental style breakfast
24 hour delegate rates
- 25+ £135.00
- 21-24 £140.00
- 17-20 £145.00
- 13-16 £150.00
- Up to 12* £155.00
All prices are quoted Per Person and exclusive of VAT.*Minimum delegate numbers may apply.
Parkfields Country House is readily accessible from the M5 and situated within the glorious Wye Valley. Conference delegates can not only benefit from the venues dedicated conference facilities with private dining and a fully stocked licensed bar, they can also relax in our home from home atmosphere. Parkfields offers all of the charm of a country house with the professionalism of a city centre venue.
COVID-19 has forced us to rethink how we interact with one another, specifically by shifting the emphasis to digital screens so that we can work from home. However. Employees are increasingly experiencing burnout and exhaustion from constant video conferencing, a phenomenon that’s been dubbed “Zoom fatigue.”
Arranging a meeting or corporate retreat for employees that have had to adapt to working from home can be a good way to reinforce company culture after months of home working. It doesn’t have to be the normal cliché, such as a trust fall or climbing a rope. Now is the time that you need your colleagues to work together again and develop as a team.
It Allows the Sharing of Ideas
A corporate retreat allows for everybody to feel more relaxed and in turn will create an environment where anyone can share ideas. Businesses have had to adapt very quickly to the ‘new normal’ and every company would like to work as one team rather than individual. A corporate retreat will also provide an environment where they don’t feel like they’re going to be judged in a negative way. A good offsite meeting can be of benefit to the company because people are able to build confidence and develop a better working relationship with their colleagues.
Getting to know your colleagues
Your company is all about people. Without people, it doesn’t exist. On a day to day basis we might not interact with every one of our colleagues and therefore many companies require and offsite retreat so everyone can come together. Also in many organisations, the chances are that the interns or graduates whom have just started with the company don’t come into contact with the people at the top very often. A corporate retreat serves as a time where people who don’t normally speak can connect. This can lead to a closer and more connected company.
Make People Feel Appreciated
2020 has quite possibly been the most challenging year in modern times and your team have shown the resilience required to get your company through such unprecedented circumstances. Now is the time to make each and everyone of them appreciated for what they do. A positive working environment only happens when employees feel like they’re being appreciated and respected. It is a common misconception that a company retreat will involve the normal and sometime awkward “Team Building” but that-really doesn’t have to be the case. The key to a successful corporate retreat is location. Bring your employees to a beautiful house in the glorious Herefordshire countryside where they can relax, have fun, enjoy the fresh air and really develop as a team.
Why not consider getting your bubble of colleagues together to sustain the success of your company
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DELIVER SUCCESSFUL TRAINING FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES OR CLIENTS IN AN INSPIRATIONAL SETTING
Parkfields Country House is an excellent business training venue, offering a high standard of meeting and residential facilities for team-building & conferences. Amy will work with you to ensure you deliver a successful event.
The venue offers large and small presentation rooms, break-out spaces and suites and If you want to treat your colleagues there are lots of outdoor pursuits locally including: golf, mountain biking, riding, canoeing, shooting and caving. As well as mulit-activity days at Wye Pursuits and Battlesports.
Parkfields has become the number one conference in Herefordshire by creating an excellent track record having hosted a variety of national and regional companies from across the world. Within easy reach of Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham, this provides the perfect retreat. Event facilitators find the extensive facilities and high standard of accommodation conducive to successful training and motivated employees.
Parkfields accommodates up to 46 guests, with further accommodation available in surrounding areas:
Full multi media facilities & WIFI.
Private in house chef
Full usage of private grounds, woodland and trails on this private 11 acre estate.
Exclusive use of the entire venue
EXCLUSIVE USE CONFERENCE VENUE
Our aim at Parkfields is to provide an inspiring and distraction free environment such that you can concentrate 100% on the task in hand. Aided by the stunning location and spectacular scenery, our Exclusive use conference venue in Herefordshire has been adapted to suit all kinds of corporate events ranging from small client meetings to residential team building.
Working within current Government guidelines surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, We promise you exclusive use of the house and grounds during your stay. The house itself contains large versatile areas which can be arranged to suit your particular needs, offering plenty of scope for breakout areas outside of the main training room. The large outdoor spaces and gardens along with the stunning views also offer a beautiful and quiet backdrop for your event.
We pride ourselves on our professional yet non imposing service, whereby we offer you privacy to conduct your meetings whilst also being available should you need us.
One particularly important benefit of using a dedicated conference centre like Parkfields is that you book it for your organisation’s exclusive use. This allows you to add sensitive topics to the agenda, and facilitate private discussions without the fear of being overheard by the general public. It’s also a great option for training sessions that require more intense concentration with no external interruptions.
Why choose our exclusive use conference venue?
Excellent conference rooms in a range of shapes and sizes
Homely & comfortable on-site ensuite accommodation that can sleep up to 45 delegates
Handy Midlands location at the end of the M50 – perfect for conference where delegates are travelling from all over the UK. We are not too far from Midlands airports either for those who are expecting delegates from overseas.
Excellent catering options from your own private chef.
We hope that you understand that we are more than just an exclusive use conference centre, We give you the full-package of accommodation, catering and we even have a conference management team that will ensure that your event runs smoothly. Visit our conference pages to find out more.
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Corporate Retreats in Herefordshire – Fresh Air & Fresh Thinking
2020 has been a particularly challenging year so far. Coronavirus has had a massive impact on many businesses and companies not only in the UK but all over the world. We have all had to learn, change and adapt very quickly to better cope with what has now become our new normal way of life.
At Parkfields we believe that now is the time to start considering how to safe guard your business for the future and to show your team your that you appreciate all that they have done to help your business through such an unprecedented time.
We fully understand that your first priority when considering arranging a Conference will be health and well being of you and your entire team and we are making this our priority as well. We have worked hard to ensure that our Conference venue is Covid Secure. We are delighted that we have now been give the green light to reopen from Herefordshire Environmental Health and have received ‘Good To Go’ accreditation from Visit Britain UK.
To make you feel more secure we promise you exclusive use of the whole conference venue for your entire stay. Meaning that you can rest assured knowing that your event will be taking place within a safe bubble consisting just you and your colleagues. There will be no outside influence from any third parties whilst you enjoy your event with us.
Considering other praticalities, The house itself contains large versatile areas which can be arranged to suit your particular needs and allowing for adequate social distancing as well as offering plenty of scope for breakout areas outside of the main training room. We also believe that there is nothing better than getting out in the fresh air and that is why you can also enjoy exclusive use of our 11.5 acres of grounds. The large outdoor spaces and gardens along with the stunning views offer a beautiful, quiet and private backdrop for your event.
For customers looking to host a residential event we are lucky to offer private dining along with 22 ensuite guest bedrooms for your team to enjoy and most importantly have their own private space to retire to after a busy, fun packed day.
The key to a successful corporate retreat is location. Bring your employees to a beautiful house in the glorious Herefordshire countryside where they can have fun, enjoy the fresh air and really develop as a team. Parkfields Country House is readily accessible from the M5 and situated within the glorious Wye Valley. Conference delegates can not only benefit from the venues dedicated conference facilities with private dining and a fully stocked licensed bar, they can also relax in our home from home atmosphere. Parkfields offers all of the charm of a country house with the professionalism of a city centre venue.
Feel Safe, Stay Safe
Keeping you Covid Secure at Parkfields
We understand your first priority before booking, organising or attending an event is your health and wellbeing. At Parkfields we are making this our priority as well. Outlined below is our commitment to you; Our Stay Safe, Feel safe COVID Secure Standards. These new standards will be in place for any future bookings. We will continue to monitor and act on advice from the UK government, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation, regarding precautions on COVID-19 and adjust these standards accordingly.
Cleaning & Hygiene
- We use recognised cleaning products and antibacterial cleaners, used by the NHS as part of our new cleaning protocols.
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning, paying close attention to high contact areas such as door handles, handrails and card readers.
- Hygiene stations with hand sanitisers have been placed around the venue for customers and colleagues to use.
- We actively remind all colleagues and guests to continually practice safe hygiene measures.
- For extra safety; any colleagues working in close proximity to one another and our guests must wear personal protective equipment.
- Once a room has been sanitised no one else will enter that room.
- We have created one-way flow systems.
- Where possible, we’ll create separate entrances and exits to our venue.
- We have installed socially distant signage across the venue to help you keep a safe distance from others.
- If your organising an event, our COVID support pack will be available to help your guests feel safe.
- We will work with you to prevent congestion such as staggered arrival / departure times and catering breaks to make sure they don’t get too busy.
- We have revised their event layout styles to accommodate social distancing.
- Recommendations to travel alone will be easy with us; Out of town location, with lots of outdoor space and large car parks
- All of our team members will have their temperature checked before starting their shift.
- All of our team are required to have had full training on our new protocols and procedures to protect themselves and our customers, before returning to work.
- Teams will be briefed daily on any changes to our COVID Secure Standards to protect them and you.
- They will be on hand for you whatever your need.
Food & Drink Service
- The way we serve food has changed including providing more grab and go options, screen guards at counters and buffet meals plated for you.
- Guests will be asked to utilise the same seating in our dining room
- Our bar service has been set up to ensure social distancing and other expected measures are in place.
- Guard screens are in relevant places where guests will come within close contact to our team
- Parkfields is now operating as cashless and we encourage contactless payments wherever possible.
- Anything deemed non-essential in meeting and guest bedrooms e.g. stationary will be removed, but can still be provided on request.
Rest assured your safety is our number one priority. We are very much on hand taking calls & emails so please do know that we are still here for you. We understand this is a challenging time, so even if it’s just a friendly chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch:
We look forward seeing you at Parkfields again soon!