Seven of the best hotel venues to hire

From the city luxury of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to the rolling parklands of Balbirnie House, here are some of the best hotel venues to hire around the UK.

The Drawing Room at The Landmark can host up to 300 guests
The Drawing Room at The Landmark can host up to 300 guests

London: The Landmark

Ideally located in front of a main train station and within an hour’s reach of all major London airports, The Landmark London has an impressive range of 11 meeting and conference rooms, plus banqueting spaces. The hotel can host up to 750 guests for parties, private dinners or charity events, with menus created by the hotel's executive chef of more than 14 years.

Many of the venue spaces are set apart from other hotels in the city by their floor to ceiling windows, allowing plenty of natural daylight into the rooms.

Where: The Landmark London, 222 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 6JQ

Contact: 020 7631 8000

South East: Stoke Park

The country club, spa and hotel is situated in 300 acres of land in leafy Buckinghamshire, but has good transport links to central London and Heathrow Airport. The hotel has a choice of 10 meeting rooms and conference spaces, and a marquee in the grounds that can host up to 400 people.

Guests can enjoy conference packages that include afternoon tea or soak up the history at an intimate meeting in The Chapel. Corporate golf and tennis days are also available, with the 27-hole championship golf course pinned by Golf World magazine as one of the Top 100 Courses You Must Play in the World.

Where: Stoke Park, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4PG

Contact: 01753 717171

Scotland: Balbirnie House

Situated in the middle of 400 acres of Scottish parkland, this Georgian mansion is the perfect place for exclusive events. The hotel is accessible but with the feel of a private home, and is located within 30 minutes of two major airports. With seven different event spaces that can host up to 250 guests, the hotel offers packages for team away days, board meetings and launches.

The hotel provides catering for all events, including options to create a bespoke menu. Guests can also book the chef’s table room at the hotel’s Orangery restaurant for a unique private tasting and watch the kitchen hard at work through one-way glass.

Where: Balbirnie Park, Markinch Village, Glenrothes, KY7 6NE

Contact: 01592 610066

South West: The Grand Hotel

Located in Torquay, this hotel is surrounded by Devon coastline and is an ideal venue for a weekend conference. The hotel has a range of conference rooms and a dedicated team to help plan events, as well as links to a professional audio-visual company.

The hotel is only five minutes from Torquay’s International Riviera Conference Centre and offers guests attending business functions competitive room rates with pool and gym facilities included.

Where: The Grand Hotel. Seafront, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6NT

Contact: 01803 296677  


London: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel

One of London’s best outdoor event spaces, the five star Mandarin Oriental Hotel boasts panoramic park views and five elegant indoor venues. Clients can book the opulence of the ballroom or a more intimate meeting room and enjoy the benefits of flexible technology provided by an audio-visual company.

Event managers, green rooms and a fresh fruit or dipped strawberry service is available for all events. Catering by the Mandarin Oriental team is also on offer on and offsite, as well as the option for banquets, dinners and cocktail parties.

Where: 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Contact: 020 7201 3620  


West Yorkshire: Wentbridge House Hotel

This country house hotel in West Yorkshire is peaceful but easily accessible for all manner of events. Five different flexible meeting rooms can accommodate up to 130 people, and packages include small touches like delegate name cards and sweets.

Guests can stay in one of the hotel’s 41 rooms and enjoy use of the local gym. Buffets, afternoon tea and served lunch menus are all available, designed and prepared by award-winning chefs.

Where: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3JJ

Contact: 01977 620444

Lake District: Lakeside Hotel and Spa

This country house and conference centre combination overlooks nothing but the lake and has a hospitality team used to devising events from private dining all the way up to corporate activity days. The brand new business hub, the Windermere Suite, can host up to 100 people and features its own private grounds.

Guests attending an event at the hotel can enjoy access to the Aveda spa and the pool area, with the options to experience sailing, segways and a walk with wolves.

Where: Lakeside Hotel, Lake Windermere, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, LA12 8AT

Contact: 015395 30001

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