Looking for the Perfect Venue for Your Next Big Meeting or Networking Event?


We bring you the top five questions to ask before committing to a corporate event venue

Finding a suitable venue is key to the success of a corporate event. To help you find the perfect location, the talented coordinators at our Cheltenham hotel have brought you a handy checklist of questions to ask before booking a venue for your next big meet.

  • How many people can you accommodate?

First and foremost, you need to know whether the venue is suitable, size-wise, so make sure the space you’ve been eyeing up has room enough for everyone before heading in to take a look.

At Ellenborough Park, we have five of some of the most comfortable and practical meeting rooms in Cheltenham. Able to seat up to 120 delegates, our meeting rooms have been designed and chosen with the event organiser in mind, to ensure stress-free project management and faultless delivery on the day itself. Every meeting or conference is tailored to the individual requirements of the group, with delegate packages for guidance or bespoke rates available for absolute flexibility.

  • Are there any on-site amenities?

It is important to make sure the venue you choose has all the facilities you need in order to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable corporate event. If you are heading off with your colleagues for more than just a day of meetings, you will want to ensure there is plenty to keep them entertained.

Our Cheltenham hotel offers 61 individually designed bedrooms and suites; an Indian-inspired spa, heated outdoor pool and fitness suite and a variety of spaces available for private parties. Borrow a pair of Dubarry’s from the Boot Room and explore the Cotswold Way; or sit back and relax in the luxurious lounges and secret snugs with a board game, book and a cup of tea or a little snifter of something whilst mingling with colleagues post meeting.

  • Do you offer any team building activities?

Team building plays a huge part in any corporate event, so why not tie the two together and see if your event venue can host activities, too?

The sky’s the limit at Ellenborough Park, with team building activities to reward and re-energize, including building a hot air balloon against the clock, husky dog sledding across the estate or off-site visits to other award-winning activities in the Cotswolds. There is also the opportunity to take part in the renowned Bear Grylls Survival Academy, if you dare…

  • Is there an on-site caterer?

If you are planning a meeting or event, you will need to figure out the food. Knowing the number of people you need to feed and deciding what food you want to serve ahead of time, is crucial to a successful event. You will also need to think about the food preparation, service and cleaning up once they have finished, so check if your chosen venue can help with any of this.

To ensure your meeting runs smoothly, Ellenborough Park offer bespoke menus to suit the needs of your guests. The kitchen is the heart and soul of Ellenborough Park, so expect the very best Cotswold produce and service, saving you the time and stress of organising the catering yourself.

  • What are the best ways to get to and from the venue?

Location is hugely important, as the venue will need to be accessible to everyone attending the event.

Ellenborough Park is just 4.7 miles from Cheltenham Spa Station, 2 hours from London and 50 miles from Birmingham airport, making it easily accessible but also the ideal ‘escape the city’ location.  

Looking for event space and meeting rooms in Cheltenham? Ellenborough Park has one of the most sought-after venues to hire in Cheltenham for team building, business meetings and away days since the hotel’s restoration.

Find out about our delegate packages and bespoke rates available or call 01242 806 709

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