Explore why you should consider booking a historic venue to make your next big event memorable.
Grand architecture, sweeping vistas, and many a tale to tell, venues rooted in history certainly add an air of glamour to any event. With the return of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ to Gwrych Castle this year, viewers are captivated by the Grade I listed 19th century country house, and the venue may have caught the eye of a few event organisers as well. That particular castle is available to hire on a case-by-case basis, though there are plenty of historic venues out there that are regularly used for corporate events.
Here at H&E North we like to give our readers different ideas and viewpoints, but historic venues really sell themselves, and here’s why.
There’s nothing like a scandal to get people talking, and a talking point to break the ice is always good at an event. Be it a secret love affair of years past, or the birthplace of a plot that changed history, every historic venue has its story to tell, and the staff are often eager to share them. Not to mention, walking the halls of somewhere with a long and rich history lends a distinguished feel to any event, and the venue’s claim to fame is a great draw to put on invitations.
No matter your personal aesthetic preference, there’s little doubt that the historic buildings that have stood the test of time have done so because they’re spectacular. Be it a thatched-roof town hall, or a gothic cathedral, these buildings have been preserved because they have something architecturally that most buildings lack: the ability to transport delegates to a different time. The antiquated and often stunning surroundings will have delegates flocking to get that perfect Instagram snap, making your event the talk of the town.
Many historic venues have a main showpiece which can serve as a focal point for an event. From magnificent fountains and glittering chandeliers to outdoor mazes, a showpiece gives event organisers something to highlight and show-off, as well as being a focal point to decorate around. Dazzling delegates with something awe-inspiring will improve their opinion of your event and your business from the get-go.
The feeling of walking down ageless halls while dressed in your best is a sensation beyond compare. Many historic venues have a distinct elegance that lends events an air of elite exclusivity. The right setting can make your occasion the most coveted invitation in town. Rubbing elbows with fellow delegates in what was once a haven for the echelons of high society is a powerful feeling, and one attendees won’t soon forget.
Up to date
While the venue might be steeped in the past, that doesn’t necessarily mean that that it will be outdated. Most historic venues that host private events are fullyfitted with modern technology that will allow the sharpest of AV platforms for the new hybrid nation, without disrupting the gorgeous settings of your venue. Enjoy all the conveniences of any run-of-themill conference centre, in the illustrious surroundings of a real place of significance.