Conferences: Choosing the right venue

Remember the meeting last week? No? Ah yes, the one where the air con wasn't working and we couldn't wait to leave. We've all been there. A bad venue sticks in your mind, regardless of the content.

That's why choosing the right venue for your meeting is so important. It can mean the difference between a stimulating, memorable experience and an uncomfortable, tiring flop.

Here are four factors to consider when picking a place for your next corporate event, be it big or small.

Location
It really is everything. Whether your team is arriving by bus, car or train the accessibility of your venue is key to allowing a smooth start to the day. Just ten minutes from the M6 and with direct train links to Glasgow and London, the Castle Green Hotel is brilliantly connected, whilst still a stones throw away from the most tranquil spots of the Lake District.

Service
The organisation of productive events takes careful planning and attention to detail. You don't need the added pressure of worrying that it will run without hiccups. Fast connectivity, reliable technology and comfortable rooms should be a given. And, if you do need a last minute photocopy or a tweak to the schedule, you need a dedicated team to hand. We give you direct contact to your personal conference host you can rest easy that the rest is taken care of.

Atmosphere
Never underestimate the impact of the event space. Lighting, acoustics and furnishings can seriously effect the success of your meeting. That's why all of our conference rooms are spacious, quiet and filled with natural light. And for when you need a quick breather, the Castle Green's stunning landscaped gardens and picturesque fell views makes it the perfect place to inspire creativity, and to reconnect the team.

Food and Drink
A productive meeting requires focus and brain power - throw in an early start and a missed breakfast and stomachs will be rumbling and eyes drifting towards the clock. Make sure your team is well fuelled, and inspired by more than a just a cheese sandwich. Whether its a hearty Westmorland breakfast, a buffet, or a sit down meal at our two AA Rosette restaurant, we will keep your energy levels up with delicious, locally sourced food.

To find out more about conferences and meetings and our special summer offers, visit the conference section of our website, or call us on 01539 734000, one of our friendly team will be happy to talk through your requirements.