H&E North shines a spotlight on the new and revamped venues for your upcoming events.
The Fat Badger
The former Lamb & Lion pub in York has finished a £1 million renovation this summer under new ownership of The Fat Badger brand. Nestled within the confines of two Grade II listed buildings partially built into the famous city walls, the venue embodies a traditional English pub serving local cask ales and a seasonal menu of modern British food. A private dining and meetings snug seats up to 12 delegates, while a large beer garden with impressive views of York Minster is available for summer outdoor events.
Sawcliffe Manor & Country House
Located on a 400-year-old family farm and nature reserve, Sawcliffe Manor is a relaxing new spa retreat in North Lincolnshire. The farm accommodates up to 48 delegates across its cottages and manor, with a natural spa overlooking the countryside and offering a range of treatments.
The venue’s giant yurt tent can also seat up to 48 delegates as a dining space, with soft seating and a wood-burning oven designed for DIY catering.
A £250,000 revamp has seen the former Lancastrian Suite at Gateshead transform to The Fed, in recognition of the Federation Brewery previously based at the site. As one of the North East’s largest event spaces, the venue can take up to 1000 delegates for a standing event and up to 700 for a sit-down dinner and dance. A dedicated conference corridor also interlinks the venue’s nine additional boardrooms designed for syndicate use, individual hire, or for smaller and intimate meetings, with catering and AV equipment available.
The Eighteenth Floor is Hyatt House’s latest addition to a range of event spaces in the modern Manchester hotel. Catering for up to 80 delegates for buffet style receptions and 48 for a seated dinner set up, the penthouse- style room also allows views across to the Peak District while benefitting from fresh outdoor air circulated through delicate slits in the wood floor decking and floor-to- ceiling glass walls. Contemporary sofas and chairs are also dotted around the space’s free flowing design to keep evening events relaxed and flexible.
The first site in a series of LEVEN hotels is now open in Manchester’s vibrant Village neighbourhood, housed in a landmark early 20th century warehouse to pay homage to the city’s industrial past.
Up to 29 delegates can currently meet up in the lobby lounge bar and co-working space for intimate meetings and networking sessions, before phase two of the hotel’s launch will see the opening of a 4,000 sq. foot cocktail and restaurant space.
Formerly an old tailor’s shop dating back to 1923, The Haberdashery has launched in the heart of Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street offering a collection of versatile spaces suitable for board meetings, conferences, refurbishment, expanding the country park venue’s exhibition space, resource room, and private hire facilities.
Featuring lake-side views over the park’s 750 acres, The Hideaway and Solstice Suite spaces can both seat up to 40 delegates for dinner, while the Discovery Zone can hold 20 delegates for smaller meetings and workshops: “Our different hire spaces are perfect for organisations to host away days and small conferences,” said Business Development Manager, Billie Passchier. “I’m currently developing our autumn events programme, including heritage talks and crafting workshops which these spaces will be perfect for.”
Adventure Parc Snowdonia
North Wales’ premier leisure and tourist attraction has launched a £5 million programme of improvements to enhance its hospitality and corporate experiences, with the recent addition of Hilton Garden Inn enabling over 300 delegates to take part in large scale conferences and events.
SAS facilitators guide most of the venues outdoor adventure team building activities, including coasteering, gorge walking, and survival tactics workshops, while a VR paragliding experience offers a gentler pace for clients along with access to stunning walks across the Snowdonia national park.
The Brooklyn brand is set to open its second hotel in Leicester this June, set adjacent to the Leicester Tigers’ rugby home ground of Welford Road Stadium. A grandstand for watching live sport and a collaborative working space are just some of the venue’s public spaces expected to have an edge over the hotel’s Manchester counterpart.
Quirky, modern lead-in rooms provide ample opportunity for sophisticated and fun corporate hospitality. Up to 40 delegates can use the hotel’s versatile meeting space, dividing into three multi-functional rooms to host meetings and screening with AV and lighting equipment provided.