Why Carden Park is the Ideal Venue for Corporate Retreats

What is a corporate retreat?

A corporate retreat is an event organised by an employer that allows their team to take a break from their usual working environment to spend time together in an external setting. Examples of corporate retreats can include; reward and recognition leisure breaks, team building and training sessions, strategic planning and company annual reviews. There are many reported benefits to regular company retreats such as inspiring more creative thinking, building stronger internal relationships and encouraging loyalty and retention, to name just a few. 

Below you will find 4 reasons why we believe Carden Park makes the ideal venue for your next Corporate break:

Reason One: The scope of both work and play

Many organisations choose not only to select a new setting for a corporate retreat but also a different selection of more ‘enjoyable’ tasks for their team to partake in. A popular option is a team-building retreat. Selecting a list of activities aimed to improve communication and collaboration amongst employees, but also just to have a bit of fun all around. Carden Park Hotel has one of the largest range of team-building options available in a hotel setting. Ranging from physical challenges such as zip wires, Segways, inflatable games, duck herding and much more. Through to more mentally stimulating activities such as hosting traditional quiz game shows and strategic outdoor puzzles. You can read about our guests’ most popular team-building activities here. 

Further to the team building facilities, your guests can enjoy a whole range of award-winning leisure facilities including:

  • Toptracer driving range
  • Two Championship golf courses
  • 5-star luxury spa with spa garden
  • State-of-the-art leisure health  club with pool, gym, thermal facilities and outside tennis courts
  • 5 eateries offering a range of delicious dishes
  • Sculpture and art exhibition
  • A 4-acre vineyard
  • Plus much more

Having access to this range of leisure facilities on-site will mean your guests are always entertained during their downtime, whatever their interests may be. Making it a truly memorable corporate escape for all of the right reasons. 

Why Carden Park is the Ideal Venue for Corporate Retreats

Reason Two: The dining options

The culinary team at Carden Park have mastered the art of creating delicious and bespoke menus that will be sure to please all guests and budgets; including inclusive dishes to cater for specific dietary requirements in your team. The Kitchen is headed by Executive Chef Graham Tinsley MBE. An immensely talented chef who has regularly cooked for royalty and other notable official state events. Chef Tinsley proudly represents a team who have won multiple awards both together and individually for their creative flair and cooking talents. 

Whether you are looking for a traditional hot buffet or a large gala dinner, to the more unique dining offerings such as intimate private fine dining or a fun summer BBQ. Our events team can work closely with you to tailor a menu to suit your specific company retreat. This works perfectly for events covering multiple-night stays, as we are able to offer variety to your guests while always ensuring the highest quality of any cuisine that we serve. 

It is worth noting that our kitchen team is passionate about sourcing local, fresh produce for their dishes both for their standard and custom menus. This further adds to the high-quality meals you can expect to receive. 

Why Carden Park is the Ideal Venue for Corporate Retreats

Reason Three: The size of the venue

As a hotel venue set within 1,000 acres with 197 bedrooms we naturally lend ourselves favourably to large events that may not be as comfortably accommodated elsewhere. Our largest events space can accommodate up to 400 delegates. However, we do have a total of 18 event spaces which are perfect for breakout areas customised to your requirements. Whether this is designed for leisure activities for your guests or business-based meetings; maybe a combination of both. You are also able to take advantage of vast outdoor countryside space, appropriate for marquees and garden parties alongside our impressive indoor facilities. 

As an independent large hotel, we can provide a total ‘buy-out’ option for ultimate corporate retreat privacy. A charm that Carden Park Hotel can offer that might not be feasible for chain hotels. This has worked particularly well for those looking to host exhibition stands. 

We also have a large amount of complimentary car parking spaces for your entire party. With the option to reserve designated areas for exclusive use. In the past, we have been home to events that require coach parking as well as specific vehicle-based events like Vintage Car Rallies and new car exhibitions. Making yet another unique proposition for similar events. 

Reason Four: The ongoing investment

Carden Park’s owner and highly renowned house builder Steve Morgan CBE is dedicated to continually investing in the hotel’s facilities. Most recently we have finished a luxury refurbishment of our main events room; The Carden Suite. This was a total investment of £440,000. The space boasts contemporary, elegant decor choices that seamlessly blend with any brand’s style making it an incredibly versatile venue. 

Other investments in the last six years include:

  • Tennis Courts (£55,000)
  • Morgan’s Bar and Reception (£750,000)
  • Board Rooms and Meeting Spaces (£225,000)
  • Toptracer driving range technology (£102,000)
  • The Vines restaurant (£550,000)
  • The Spa at Carden (£10,000,000)
  • Leisure Club (£530,000)
  • UEFA-approved football pitch (£100,000) 

As part of our ongoing investment, we are excited to announce our huge hotel bedroom renovation that is currently underway. With the aim to maintain our top-quality, comfortable standards. This is a particularly exciting investment that will ensure your guests will have the ultimate luxury experience. All of our rooms will be fitted with the latest air-conditioning units and modern soft furnishings. You can secure a first-look glance at our new rooms below. The standard of our accommodation and event facilities is one of the core reasons our guests continue to choose Carden Park for their much anticipated corporate retreats.

Why Carden Park is the Ideal Venue for Corporate Retreats

If you are interested in hosting a corporate retreat at Carden Park Hotel or would like any further information about our facilities click below. 

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