Arranging a meeting or corporate retreat away form the office can be a good way to reinforce company culture. It doesn’t have to be the normal cliché, such as a trust fall or climbing a rope. You want your colleagues to have the opportunity to develop as a team.
It Allows the Sharing of Ideas
A offsite meeting is allows for everybody to feel more relaxed and in turn will allow and environment where anyone can share ideas. Every company would like to work as one team rather than individual. A corporate retreat will 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. An 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
A positive working environment only happens when employees feel like they’re being appreciated and respected for what they do. 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.
“What an amazing venue. We were in-love with Parkfields when we first visited to investigate holding our Annual Company Conference there. Simon and Amy were amazing on that day and we booked straight away. Well, now that we have just completed the conference, we are blown away. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Simon, Amy and all the staff are wonderful, kind and considerate. No request is too small, they are accommodating, the food is superb (all locally sourced) and the rooms and facilities are immaculate. We have already re-booked for 2019 and cannot recommend highly enough as a conference venue. We would equally have no hesitation in recommending for any function and are even considering getting a group of our friends and family together for an absolute chill-out weekend”
Parkfields Country House is the perfect venue for both residential corporate meetings and day meetings in Herefordshire because of its excellent location and the integrity of its staff.
Our superb Exclusive Use Conference facilities come with the added bonus of being located in the stunning Wye Valley. Our aim is to make sure that your conference event or business meeting in Herefordshire runs as smoothly as possible and we completely understand the pressures experienced by conference organisers so you’ll find us willing, flexible and with the facilities required to assist.
All of our conference facilities are completely exclusive to you and your colleagues meaning you can work distraction free. We’re in the middle of some of the UK’s finest unspoilt Herefordshire countryside and we come complete with 11 acres of grounds & woodlands which is available for your use.
For more options and ideas to make your conference or meeting different or unique please see Corporate Packages and local activities. We are more than happy to tailor any ideas here to your specific requirements.
The facilities offer the charm of a Country house, yet are coupled with modern, well-equipped conference and training facilities. By creating the appropriate environment in which to work, we know that holding your conference/event here will produce results.
With a range of meeting rooms and outdoor areas, all manner of occasions can be accommodated:
Corporate hospitality events
- Residential Courses
Personal development & review meetings
Team building activities
- Gourmet Weekends
Why not contact us today to discuss hosting your next conference or corporate event at Parkfields County House!
Call: 01989 750138
Did you know that Parkfields Country House has been one of the most popular Wedding Venues in Herefordshire for over 15 years now? It is just amazing to think of all of the happy couples that we have welcomed though the doors!
It would be wonderful if we could show you every single one of 300 + couples that have chosen to celebrate at Parkfields however that would be far too many pictures to post! So, why not check out the small selection of photos of some happy couples taken in the very early days. 🙂
Working out the total budget for your Wedding can be a complete minefield. There are so many factors to consider and that is why, here at Parkfields we make sure that all of our prices are clearly displayed.
As Parkfields is an exclusive use country house we have decided that our guests should have the opportunity to build the Wedding that they want and not settle for a package. That is why you will find everything at Parkfields is priced separately to make everything easier!
To make things even clearer, below you will see a typical pricing structure for a Wedding Celebration at Parkfields with 50 day guests and 100 evening guests:
24 hour Venue Hire Fee – £1,850
8 Bottles House Prosecco for your celebrations drinks – £228
2 x Jugs Pressed Herefordshire Apple Juice – £20
50 Portions of Three Canapés – £297.50
50 Three Course Meals with choice menu – £2250
1/2 Bottle House Wine per person – £473.50
8 Bottles House Prosecco for the Toasts – £228
50 Herefordshire Beef Burgers- £275
50 Mini Fish & Chip cones – £275
Total – £5897!! A Wedding for less than £6,000! and don’t forget that all of our prices include VAT!
For an Exclusive Use Country House Wedding Venue in Herefordshire, that really is great venue for money!
For the ultimate wedding experience, you can literally make Parkfields Country House your own for the duration of your celebrations.
Not only do you have private use of our stunning reception rooms and gardens with the dramatic backdrop of the estate buildings and landscaped grounds, you can also accommodate your guests in the splendour of Parkfields’ twenty two en-suite bedrooms.
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 here at Parkfields Exclusive Use does not need to break the bank. Our 24 hour venue hire price starts at only £1,000!
And we haven’t skimped on whats included either:
– Exclusive Use of this grand Georgian House & 11 acres of grounds
– A full time team that are always on hand to help plan and run your Wedding celebrations
– Full time in house Chef who can tailor make all of your Wedding day menus
– Complimentary 4 poster room for the happy couple
– Silver plated cake knife, Stationary & artists easels for display
– Crisp white table linen, Kings cutlery, Michelangelo glassware and Churchill crockery
– Full compliment of banqueting tables and Cheltenham gold Chairs
– And of course that pesky VAT!
Here at Parkfields we like to do things a bit differently to all of the others so that is why we don’t expect for you to pay for any bedrooms before your celebrations. We do ask that between you (the Bride & Groom) and your guests that you occupy 12 of our guest bedrooms per 24 hour hire but these do not need to be paid for until you check out. We like to keep things simple!
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!
Team building Events are a great way to improve employee motivation and communication, co-workers get the chance to interact outside of the work 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 Corporate Team Building days that enables teams to unite, develop, collaborate, have fun and participate in a number of exhilarating activities.
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 builing experience and here at Parkfields. We have space to accommodate both indoor and outdoor team building activities.
All events at Parkfileds enjoy exclusive use of the entiure estate and the beauty and seclusion of our location means that delegates can relax in the tranquility of rural surroundings and focus on their objectives without distraction.
The personal service that our dedicated conference planning team delivers allows you to structure your time at Parkfields Country House with efficiency and confidence.
We are conveniently located one mile off the A40 and just three miles from Junction 4 of the M50 motorway; making it an accessible conference and corporate meeting venue.
After all, Finding the right Venue for a Team Building Event can help to make sure events runs smoothly and enhance team workand creatiity among your collegues.
When picking a Wedding Venue it is important to make sure that all questions are answered before a booking is made.
You may think that some questions are important or you may feel a bit silly asking them but I can assure you that we have heard them all and we are always on hand to put your mind at rest.
So, we thought it would be a good idea to answer some of the usual and occasionally unusual questions we get asked……
Are the menus flexible?
Absolutely. We actively encourage our couples to be creative with their wedding day menus. There are so many options to choose from and we are always on hand to help with suggestions.
Do you have a Wedding Co-ordinator? Will they be on site for the celebrations?
Yes, Amy, our Wedding Planner works full time at Parkfields and will work with you right up to and including your big day.
Does the Venue hire price change depending on date?
Yes, our exclusive use venue hire charge varies depending on date and time of year. We work closely with our couples to establish your requirements and we base the venue hire charge on your particular celebrations. The prices start at £1,000 per 24 hours.
Does the Venue come fully equipped?
Yes, we have everything on site that would be required for any celebration. A full team incising personal chef, tables, chairs, cutlery, glassware, crockery, table linen, easels, table number holders and cake knife. Nothing would need to be hired in.
Can we bring our Dog?
Yes of course, any well behaved dogs are welcome at Parkfields. We would ask that they do not enter the dining rooms or bedrooms
Can guests throw confetti?
Absolutely, as much as you want, as long as its natural or biodegradable.
Can we have fireworks?
No problem. We are lucky to be surrounded by lots of woodland and agricultural land so we would ask that you use one of our listed firework suppliers that have already carried out a rick assessment.
How does the parking work?
We have a parking field at the bottom of the drive that we encourage your guests to use. Its worth leaving the front of the house clear of vehicles ready for the photographs.
Do I really need Wedding insurance?
Absolutely Yes! This does not just include the venue, it can cover any mishaps that occur before on on your bug day. Its really not worth taking the risk. Check out: www.johnlewisfinance.com/