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Great conference venues for your business in Surrey

PUBLISHED: 16:03 28 November 2013 | UPDATED: 16:03 28 November 2013

Fetcham Park

Fetcham Park

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So, your business or organisation is looking to make an impact with its next conference or board meeting? Here are five of the most interesting venues located across our county...

Fetcham Park

Lower Road, Fetcham KT22 9HD 
Tel: 01329 227447

A Grade II* listed house built in 1705, Fetcham Park boasts designs by William Talman, murals by Louis Laguerre (whose work can also be seen at Blenheim Palace and Chatsworth) and gardens originally landscaped by George London. Their boardroom hosts up to 16 but they have the capacity for seminars involving up to 60 people.

Did you know?

The house is currently ‘starring’ as The Ritz in the new film Diana – look out for the scenes that open and close the film. It’s not every day that a Surrey house appears on the silver screen representing one of the world’s most iconic hotels.

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Horsley Park

Ockham Road South, East Horsley
KT24 6DU Tel: 0871 222 4806

There’s a wide choice of options for any business at De Vere Venues’ Horsley Park with 51 training and meeting rooms that can support 150 delegates at any one time. You could go for a traditional option at Horsley Towers, a grand Victorian mansion built in 1828 with an ornate classical chapel and Great Hall or, alternatively, there’s always the more contemporary Horsley Court and Horsley Management Centre.

Did you know?

The infamous Lord Lovelace left his architectural signature stamped all across the area, at the centre of which is his magnificent home, Horsley Park. Originally designed by Charles Barry – later the designer of the Houses of Parliament – the property was transformed by the eccentric Lovelace in the 1850’s. Inspired by travels abroad after the death of his first wife, he then turned his attention to the local area and, during the 1860’s, what had once been an inconspicuous Surrey village was totally transformed.

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Farnham Castle

Castle Street, Farnham GU9 0AG

Tel: 01252 721194

The historic Farnham Castle effortlessly blends original 18th century interiors with 21st century amenities. The beautifully restored Bishop’s Palace is perfect for all occasions, from elegant receptions in the Great Hall for 120 people to private board meetings in the library for 40 people with its stunning floor to ceiling windows. Smaller rooms are also available.

Did you know?

For 800 years, the Bishops of Winchester used Farnham Castle as a base. Powerful men from the Norman Conquest until the Tudors, the bishops often shaped English politics. Nine were Lord Chancellors. Most of the monarchs of England, from King John to Queen Victoria, also visited or stayed at the castle.

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Robert Denholm House

Bletchingley Road, Redhill RH1 4HW
Tel: 01737 824000

Independently owned and operated, Robert Denholm House is a period mansion set in 25 acres of landscaped grounds and parkland that can be used for a host of corporate or team building events such as archery, falconry, shooting, geese herding or even human table football. They have rooms catering from 18 to 85 people and a heli-pad if you want to arrive in style.

Did you know?

The history of the current building can be traced back to 1887 and still displays many original features including stained glass designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Through the war, the house was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Airforce as the officers’ mess and during their time in residence they dug out the original wine cellars to extend the basement. More recently, when the latest owners carried out renovations, they discovered some Spitfire parts still left there.

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Selsdon Park Hotel & Golf Club

126 Addington Road, South Croydon CR2 8YA 
Tel: 0208 657 8811

A four-star country mansion hotel with a rich history, Selsdon Park has modern facilities, an 18-hole Championship golf course and leisure club with beauty rooms set in 204 acres of beautiful Surrey parkland. They also have 23 elegant meeting and training rooms with a maximum capacity of 350 people theatre-style.

Did you know?

Selsdon has a rich history with links to the Knights Templar, King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and the Queen Mother. The house was the Smith family home between 1809 and 1877, which led to an interesting historical aside. George Smith married Frances Mary, daughter of Sir John Mosely, and they had 15 children. Grand-daughter Frances then married the 13th Earl of Strathmore and their son, the 14th Earl, was father of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

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