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Original spaces to think, gather and indulge

Discover original places and escape the norm. From a Georgian farmhouse to a lochside hunting lodge, business need not be boring. Book space to think, gather, and indulge.

Planning a business critical event? Banking on teamwork to make the dream work? Contact any of our venues for a private tour - in person, or online.

The Original Scottish fairytale castle

For when first impressions matter, there's Auchen Castle. Located in Moffat, in the Scottish Borders, this castle conference venue is an irresistible alternative to bland city centre hotels. Oozing with character, you can host small, intimate meetings in the turret, grand conferences with views of the lake, and team meetings in cosy comfort. Of all our Original conference venues, Auchen Castle is perhaps the most versatile. Exclusive use is available, giving you run of the castle for your event. Located only 90 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, hidden in 34 acres of private gardens, it's perfectly positioned for lavish team retreats, focused workshops and productive meetings.

  • Meetings for 2 - 122.
  • Choice of conference spaces.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • Outdoor pursuits available.
  • 26 boutique bedrooms.
  • Set in 34 acres of private grounds.
  • Private chef.
  • Free parking & WiFi.
  • Dog-friendly venue.
  • 90 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.

The Original farmhouse in the Cotswolds, near Bath

A cosy farmhouse conference venue in the Cotswolds, Widbrook Grange is just 20 minutes from bustling Bath and only 2 hours from the bright lights of London. It's a place where you can replace the distractions of city life with 11 acres of peaceful parkland.

Gather people together, harness the passion of your team, experience the creative energy of a new environment. Breathe fresh air into your business meetings, and reward your most important people with an escape to the country. There's so much to love - including our largest collection of gins - there are over 160 gins in the Farmhouse's Gin Bar. Gin Tasting sessions and Gin Flights can be arranged. Widbrook Grange is a special place to spend time on a business and social level.

  • Meetings for 2 - 50.
  • Choice of conference spaces.
  • Garden games available.
  • 19 beautiful bedrooms.
  • Dog-friendly venue.
  • 2 lounges - perfect breakout rooms.
  • Fitness suite with heated indoor pool.
  • Gin Bar with 165+ gins.
  • Gourmet farm-to-fork restaurant.
  • 11 acres of gardens.
  • Free parking & WiFi.
  • 20 minutes from Bath.

The Original boutique hotel in Berkshire

Located in pretty Pangbourne, Berkshire - less than an hour by train from central London - The Elephant has a distinct warmth about it; like meeting at your favourite Sunday lunch gastro-pub. An unusual conference venue that nails the perfect balance of cosy and corporate, you'll love the quirky interiors, beautiful gardens, log fires, private meeting spaces, and indulgent drinking/dining.

For something a bit special, add some theatre to your (un)corporate event! Dine at The Herd steak restaurant to watch chefs sear your cut on a roaring open fire in this decadent dining den. The house herd is the Red Sussex from Royal Windsor - famous for its marbled beef, ideal for a tender steak. It's served alongside other house favourites - Highland, Angus and Wagyu to name a few. Every single cut undergoes a thirty-day dry ageing process, for the best balance of tenderness and taste. And, for the herbivores in your party, there are plenty of robust flavours to be found in the vegan and vegetarian dishes.

  • Meetings for 2 - 60.
  • Choice of conference spaces.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • Free WiFi.
  • 26 boutique bedrooms.
  • Open fire dining experience.
  • Gin tasting.
  • Private dining.
  • Dog-friendly venue.
  • 60 minutes from central London.

The Original inn on the beach

Looking for a relaxed, friendly meeting venue in Norfolk to gather colleagues, then why not try The Ship Inn? It's a coastal restaurant with rooms, set overlooking the stunning golden sands of Mundesley Beach. Hunker down and enjoy views of the North Sea as you let your creativity flow. Our team will keep everything shipshape, ensuring you're running to time, and will design menus to help you keep your energy up!

For something a bit unusual, there's The Catch - our gourmet seaside kitchen. Here, AMAZING fish and chips are served fresh from noon 'til night. The secret recipe batter is the lightest you'll find and, whether you fancy a sprinkle of smoked paprika salt or a dash of chilli vinegar, we guarantee you’ll have the best-dressed chips on the Norfolk Coast. Get your team together, order your classic favourites, and dine on the beach.

  • Meetings for 2 - 40.
  • Free WiFi and parking.
  • 7 coastal chic bedrooms.
  • Local ales on tap.
  • Dog-friendly venue.
  • Large beachside gardens.

The Original castle hotel in Edinburgh

Meet like royalty at one of Scotland's finest castles. This lovingly-refurbished castle has been home to important gatherings for centuries - George IV, Sir Walter Scott, and Queen Victoria have all been graced the guestlist. It's not surprising - despite being hidden on a 54-acre private estate, Melville Castle is still within a heartbeat of historical Edinburgh.

With instant wow-factor, you'll set the tone for your event as your guests arrive via the sweeping driveway, and this impressive castle conference venue slips into sight. There are four main meeting rooms, plus additional break out rooms, all set within tranquil surroundings. With 32 en-suite bedrooms, free Wi-Fi, car parking for 80 cars and helicopter landing facilities, Melville Castle is an ideal location for hosting a memorable conference, corporate event or product launch. Outdoor pursuits such as quad biking, archery and laser shooting can be arranged and a marquee is available for larger events.

  • Meetings for 2 - 150.
  • Choice of conference spaces.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • Free WiFi and parking.
  • 32 castle bedrooms.
  • 54 acre private estate.
  • Outdoor pursuits available.
  • Extensive whisky selection
  • Dog-friendly venue.
  • 6 miles from Edinburgh city centre.

The Original Highland retreat

Escape to the wilds! Perhaps the most intimate business venue in the Original Collection, meetings at Shieldaig Lodge in the West Highlands promise to be totally unforgettable. The Victorian lodge sits unassumingly on the banks of the soul-stirring Shieldaig Bay, where the gorgeous waterside views are a perfect backdrop to your event. After a jaw-dropping journey across the epic West Highlands, you'll be welcomed like family. We recommend exclusive use - you'll have run of the place, and we can help you curate the ultimate event. Our piper can even pipe your guests into the lodge, setting the tone for something special.

Perfect for boardroom-style meetings and team retreats in Scotland, Shieldaig really delivers if you're looking for a unique venue where you can combine business and indulgence. Offering incredible fine dining alongside special experiences such as falconry, paddleboarding tours on the loch, and guided hikes, Shieldaig is one-of-a-kind.

  • Meetings for 2 - 12.
  • Loch views.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • Free WiFi and parking.
  • 12 boutique bedrooms.
  • 26,000 acre estate.
  • Country pursuits.
  • Falconry (spring - autumn).
  • Blend your own whisky.
  • 90 minutes from Inverness Airport.

The Original Highland Lodge on a waterfall

"Forss House is a gem that I’m delighted to have discovered" - Fiona Duncan, Sunday Telegraph Hotel Guru. Ensconced amidst 20 acres of magical woodland, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss in Thurso, this lovingly refurbished country house hotel is is a unique setting for a team retreat or business meeting.

Come, host your business event at our country house in the Highlands! The interiors are gorgeous, the setting exclusive, the hospitality warm, and the food exquisite! Home to the only 2AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness, Forss House Hotel has got to be the foodie's choice of meeting venue. Gather in the totally unique 'Fish Room' by day and, by night, Forss' award-winning chef can design the menu of your dreams.

  • Meetings for 2 - 28.
  • Award-winning 2AA Rosette dining.
  • Free Wifi and parking.
  • 14 boutique bedrooms.
  • Riverside suites.
  • Day trips to Orkney available.
  • Salmon fishing available.
  • 40 minutes from Wick Airport.

The Original Orcadian hotel on the harbour

The recently refurbished Kirkwall Hotel is a much-loved harbourside hotel at the heart of its Orkney community, making it a vibrant backdrop for your team retreat or business event. However you choose to do business, you can be sure that it'll be in true Orcadian style - there's over 100 locally-distilled Highland Park whiskies behind the bar and menus are brimming fresh island delights!

Located in the heart of the charming town of Kirkwall, nestled next to Kirkwall Harbour, your guests can focus free from the distraction of city life in one of two flexible work spaces - The Study or the Writing Room. Both offer harbour views and The Study has a history of productivity: it was an admiral's office during the war. One for the bucketlisters, Orkney is a magical destination for an unforgettable conference; if travelling from the mainland, the journey alone will set the tone for a truly original event. Take the ferry or fly, and feel the excitement build!

  • Meetings for 2 - 80.
  • Vibrant harbourside destination.
  • Free WiFi.
  • 37 newly-refurbished bedrooms.
  • Choice of conference spaces.
  • Whisky tours available.
  • 100+ Highland Park whiskies stocked.
  • Direct flights available from Scotland's major airports.

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