Business and Industry Today is extremely proud to present Easthampstead Park Conference Centre (EPCC) as its Conference Centre of the Month.
Situated between Wokingham and Berkshire stands Easthampstead Park, a charming Victorian mansion built in the 1860s. The building is grade II listed, set in an enviable location complete with 60 acres of ground, surrounded by beautiful 300 year old oak trees.
The vast manor is primarily used as a conference centre to host various meetings, events and teambuilding activities, but it is also a popular venue for wedding receptions and civil marriage ceremonies, due to its quaint construction and aesthetic surroundings. It also acts as the perfect base for formal dinner dances, family fun days, summer barbeques, celebratory parties and bereavement receptions.
EPCC hosts a dedicated conference centre, with 18 meeting rooms which can accommodate from 2 to 180 delegates. These consultation rooms include a projector, DVD player, sound system, stationary, free wireless internet and refreshments for all attendants.
When discussing the conference facilities, Stewart Neil, Operations Manager at EPCC, said, “We can take away the pressure of organising a conference as we provide spacious rooms with well-equipped facilities. We have a friendly team who form solid connections with our clients; we have lots of repeat bookings because we know exactly what our customers want.
“We understand as organisers that you will want everything to run smoothly, and that you have a particular budget, so we offer straightforward pricing without complications. We also acknowledge that your delegates will rate the experience based on food, so we offer healthy, fresh, handmade food that they will love.”
The centre also hosts corporate events, setting up activities such as: general team building, experiential learning, team bonding, activity days, mental and physical challenges, corporate fun days, country pursuits, crazy sports, motorised activities and chocolate workshops.
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“We are one of the very few venues who facilitate real clay shooting on site,” Stewart explained. “We have a firearms license, which is a unique feature in this industry. We also permit motorised activities in the gardens, which further sets us apart from our competitors.”
The centre is always undergoing development in a bid to better the facilities, “Refurbishments take place on an on-going basis; we have recently finished renovating our restaurants. We will also be refurbishing the bedrooms and bathrooms, and the creation of an outdoor wedding ceremony space will be under completion in May.”
EPCC’s clients include general corporations and local authorities. They have catered for companies such as John Lewis, Waitrose and BMW, and they have lots of bookings from the NHS. The mansion has also been graced with celebrity guests, as Diversity, the Top Gear Team and many BBC journalists have all visited the remarkable establishment.
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