Autumn Blog

So, the leaves are turning, conker collections are building, the temperature is dropping and in the office we have just popped the heating on.

Autumn is here.

In this events world this means were getting closer to Christmas party season. I am Jo’s ‘new girl’ and am relatively new to the events world…I am a Business Management graduate and with Christmas fast approaching, (and showing no signs of slowing down), I hope I can keep up with this party season.

This means that were getting to know the venues. This is done I’m told by Jo in the way of a ‘fam trip’. A familiarisation trip over the weekend where our clients (no more than 5) and their guest of choice can experience what our popular hotels have to offer. Friday night we arrive and have an informal drink (or two) with the group before leaving you to it to have dinner with your guest alone. Follow that with a nightclub if were in a city, drinks in the bar or an early night, it’s up to you.

Jo knows how precious weekends are to us all so Saturday is leisure time in the day and in the evening we eat as a group and have a behind the scenes tour of the hotel with a drink! On Sunday everyone departs at their own leisure. All that attend get a surprise treat- I’m told that in the past there have been spa treatments and theatre shows and on our next trip we are seeing Strictly Come Dancing live! No team games, no quizzes, to be honest I’m sold! Jokes aside it’s a great way to see a venue and know what is on offer whilst meeting new people. Do you qualify to go on the Hotel Inspector? No, but it sounds pretty good to me… If you’re interested in coming along see the website for more details!

Past trips have been to:

5* Rockliffe Hal

4* Handpicked New Halll

4* Lygon Arms

4*Billesley Manor

& the newly refurbished Motteram Hall