Whether you’re planning a rewarding team build or corporate retreat, add a level of indulgence to your next company away day with our selection of top 10 luxury UK venues.
The Grade I listed Gothic house is a striking architectural gem among the Yorkshire hills. The 200 acres of grounds and magnificent rooms make for a luxurious backdrop for away days whether it be a peaceful escape or activity filled afternoon.
The magnificent Jacobean estate located an hour from London provides a picture-perfect setting for exclusive and private hire. Froyle Park combines 80 acres of countryside and striking interiors for up to 300 guests. 14 self-catered apartments are beautifully decorated with quintessentially English grandeur, which continues into a 6 varied rooms and halls. The grounds provide ample space for away day activities, of which there are many onsite including falconry, pigeon shooting, murder mysteries and croquet.
The 17th century mansion boasts elegance among its magnificently painted staterooms, beautifully lit conservatories and open lawns. Avington Park is under a 2 hour drive from London and hosts a splendour of onsite activities for corporate away days including the use of its onsite golf course and trout fishing that takes place just half a mile away.
At the end of a winding drive past bridges and lakes is Sibton Park, a stunning 19th century manor house with 12 bedrooms and a host of individually intricate spaces including a drawing room decorated with Chinese wallpaper. Within its countryside grounds and immediate Suffolk surroundings, guests can enjoy onsite archery, tennis and various wilderness activities or even hire the estate’s own Rolls Royce or Morgan Plus 8 to drive along the coastlines.
5 star Chewton Glen is a luxury hotel amid the New Forest countryside. Bespoke rooms including spacious treehouse for 12 are available for overnight stays as well as 4 meeting rooms and a range of activities. However the true highlight for away days is the onsite cookery school where corporate groups can work with a private chef to create an opulent three course sharing menu from the recipes of James Martin, challenge themselves to a street food cook-off or enjoy a gin tasting workshop with a professional gin distiller.
Many times called ‘the loveliest castle in the world’, Leeds Castle is a majestic venue surrounded by waters, parks and gardens. With various accommodation options and a wide choice of venues, the castle offers options for any group size to host a company away day. Classic countryside activities are available onsite including falconry, golf or even a Go-Ape experience.
The George is a luxury hotel on the Kent/East Sussex border, which once an old coaching inn now blends historic charm with contemporary style in the cobbled street town of Rye. With 34 bedrooms and meeting space for 100, the hotel is a top location for away days and offers anything from go-karting to local wine-tasting as well as a high-speed jet tour of Rye harbour.
On the edge of the Cotswolds, Aynhoe Park is an eccentric British country house available for exclusive hire and private events with 28 bedrooms and suites. Its corporate away days can be hosted in an array of creative spaces or among the grounds with butlers on hand to organise clay pigeon shooting, a trip to Silverstone racecourse or an entirely bespoke programme.
The award-winning mansion surrounded by 100 acres of historic grounds is a tranquil escape from the city yet is only 45 minutes from London. Hedsor House is a regular favourite for many royal and celebrity events and can be exclusively yours for up to 24 hours. 10 bedrooms and one of the most luxurious, largest suites in Europe are available overnight whilst 8 main function rooms and rolling lawns make a blank canvas for corporate hire. Many companies have held their away days in the grounds, from Sport Relief’s Olympic Cook Off to a Land Rover experience with Abercrombie and Kent. Other onsite activities include orienteering, hovercraft flying, treasure hunts and even medieval cannon firing!
Set in 15 acres of grounds, Lillibrooke Manor and Barns is a beautiful venue for various events. Two barns and a medieval house provide ample space for away days with the outdoor gardens available for onsite activities and cocktail receptions.
For more venue inspiration, check out our top luxury corporate retreat venues in the UK. If you are looking for a venue for your event or need event support, then please don’t hesitate to contact the Banks Sadler team on 0207 424 3333