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Birthdays seem to come around faster each year for many of us, and sometimes, you may rather not be reminded too much of your increasingly grand age at any party you hold to mark the occasion. However, sometimes, an advanced age is very much a good thing. Yes, that's right: we're referring to the many fine historic birthday party venues in Hertfordshire and in particular, Manor of Groves.

While Manor of Groves is most definitely a birthday party venue for the present day, we can't deny that we are proud of our past, including the many visible signs of that history that you will find throughout our venue.

Georgian splendour and so much more

If you are familiar with different eras of architecture, you will probably detect a Georgian sensibility in the design of our present building - and you would be quite right to do so. However, our building is in many ways rather older than that, having been merely remodelled in the Georgian style in the 1820s by prominent London lawyer Thomas Nathaniel Williams (1781-1841).

Nonetheless, there can be little doubt that for fans of the utmost Georgian splendour, Manor of Groves is one of the finest birthday party venues in Hertfordshire that one could choose. It's a characteristic of our venue very much evident not just from the outside, but also throughout such spaces as our ever-popular and elegant Colonnade Suite, with its Loggia incorporating original neoclassical tiled flooring.

Of course, history isn't our only attraction

Yes, Manor of Groves may look simply jaw-dropping from the inside and out, with all of the period elegance that history buffs with an upcoming birthday could hope for in a venue. That extends to the remarkably picturesque grounds that have long helped to make us an unsurprising hit as a wedding venue, too.

But there are also various, slightly more practical reasons to choose us among the many other acclaimed birthday party venues in Hertfordshire, ranging from the free available on-site parking for 200 cars to our highly professional team, who are committed to ensuring that every aspect of your birthday party with us goes like clockwork.

Quite simply, when the time comes to celebrate many happy returns, you can't hope to choose a better place to do it than Manor of Groves. 
 

 

 

 

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Manor of Groves has long been a sought-after private events venue in the UK. However, rather than merely list the reasons why this is the case, we would like to show you them, at our Wedding and Events Showcase that will take place from 5pm on Tuesday 13th June.

This event is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy some Pimm’s and strawberries with us while getting up close and personal with our resplendent venue. There will even be special offers for you to take advantage of on the day.

But what exactly can you expect from our private events venue, both on the evening of our Wedding and Events Showcase and if you go as far as booking your event with us?

Whatever you want in a venue, we can offer it

One of the first things that you should learn about Manor of Groves is that we are easy to reach – our position on the Hertfordshire and Essex border is convenient for residents of both counties who choose us as their private events venue. However, we are also just a 30-minute train ride away from central London and 20 minutes away from London Stansted Airport.

Once you do reach our building – a former private residence of many distinguished individuals, remodelled in the Georgian style in the 1820s – you will begin to realise why so many people planning a wedding, birthday party, family gathering or similar event fall in love with us.

The 150 acres of countryside that immediately surround our hotel, for instance, are the embodiment of so many people’s visions of England as a green and pleasant land, while once you wander inside, your jaw is sure to drop at the sight of our in-demand suites. Our Colonnade Suite, for instance, with its original neoclassical tiled flooring in the Loggia and large outdoor Colonial staircase sweeping down towards a picturesque gazebo, has to be seen to be believed.

Call now to learn more about holding special events with us

With so many other amenities and extensive assistance from our experienced team available to you when you choose Manor of Groves as your private events venue in the UK, there’s no need to hesitate.

Simply get in touch with us now to find out more about our upcoming Wedding and Events Showcase or to enquire about holding your next special event with us, by emailing events@manorofgroves.co.uk or calling 01279 600777.
 

 

 

 

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You only need to glance at the relevant section of our website to see that here at Manor of Groves, we host various special events that attract people from miles around. There are Ladies That Lunch dates, traditional afternoon teas, hen parties, proms, graduations, celebrations of life... you get the idea. We believe that variety is the spice of life, and we would be delighted to add your own event to that variety when you contact our friendly and capable bookings team.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect charity events venue in the UK or somewhere to host your next birthday party, luncheon or similar big private occasion, we have a longstanding track record of overseeing special events that are memorable for all of the right reasons.

Our venue makes sense to both the head and the heart

 Whatever type of private event you’re interested in holding at our hotel, all of your obvious practicality boxes should certainly be ticked by us. We are, after all, a hotel, so any of your guests who cannot or do not wish to travel back home on the day can simply kick back and relax in one of our 80 luxurious and well-equipped bedrooms.

In any case, our venue is easy enough to reach, being a mere 30 minutes away by train from central London, and 20 minutes away from London Stansted Airport. The spaces that you can book for your private event are also comfortable and commodious, with the Manor Suite able to accommodate as many as 500 guests and the Colonnade Suite, 150.

But it is such suites of ours that also help to show the sheer elegance and beauty of our charity events venue in the UK. For instance, the Colonnade Suite’s stylish loggia, complete with its original neoclassical tiled flooring and glass facade, has to be seen to be believed, as do the truly stunning 150 acres of countryside that surround our hotel.

Book your next private event at a venue that offers it all

We really don’t think there are many venues anywhere in Hertfordshire – or for that matter, the country – that offer such an unbeatable combination of ‘head’ attractions and ‘heart’ attractions as Manor of Groves. So why not enquire now to learn more about availability and costs and to make your booking at a distinguished hotel that also just happens to be one of the UK’s most respected private events venues?  

 

 

 

 

 

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Many of us are used to celebrating our birthdays in a fairly low-key fashion at home, while others... well, let’s say that some of us consider the sky to be the only limit. However, while we can’t quite offer you the sky here at Manor of Groves, we certainly can give you access to one of the very best birthday party venues in Hertfordshire.

How can we be so confident in saying such a thing? Well, just look at us. Manor of Groves is a former private residence for a series of distinguished individuals, turned into one of the most acclaimed hotels and wedding venues in the county, if not the country.

Today, the elegance of the age in which the building was remodelled is clear. It isn’t only the hotel and its suites that are breathtakingly beautiful, however, but also its 150 acres of surrounding countryside, which you might be tempted to make some use of for your birthday celebrations.

We also tick all of the practical boxes

Now, we could talk a lot about such jaw-dropping spaces in which to hold your birthday celebrations as our Manor Suite with its exclusive bar, cloakroom and air conditioning, or the Colonnade Suite that comes with a stylish Loggia complete with original neoclassical tiled flooring and a glass facade.

But we also realise that when you are comparing potential birthday party venues in Hertfordshire, you will want to know whether you and your guests will be able to reach the venue in the first place. In response to that, we can point to the fact that we are just a 30-minute train ride away from the centre of London, and 20 minutes away from London Stansted Airport.

Even if any of your guests need to stay overnight, you should be pleased to know that we have no fewer than 80 bedrooms, including executive and four-poster bedrooms, all with marble bathrooms. Your birthday party attendees are sure to love the broadband Internet, satellite TV and other amenities available in our rooms, together with free on-site parking.

Book now to enjoy a highly memorable birthday party

There are plenty of great birthday party venues in Hertfordshire from which to choose, but when you opt for Manor of Groves, you can have faith in your event going well from start to finish, not least with the assistance of our experienced and capable team.

Get in touch now to book your party in one of our sought-after suites, and you will soon discover why we really are so highly rated among birthday party venues in Hertfordshire.  

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There will certainly be a lot to think about when you next wish to hold a fundraising event for your charity. You will need to enlist the right help – both inside and outside the charity – to make sure the event happens with the minimum of fuss, while also keeping within budget and ensuring that your objectives for the event are achieved.

However, so many aspects of the organisation of your fundraising event – including the setting, furniture, how people get there and so on – will revolve around the venue that you choose. Once you have decided on the place where your charity event will be held, so many of the other vital things about its organisation will fall into place.

This is precisely why, here at Manor of Groves, we take very seriously our status as a highly popular charity events venue in the UK. There are so many reasons to make this gorgeous Hertfordshire hotel your choice of fundraising venue – just take a look at some of them below.

We make a great first impression – and second impression, and third impression...

Even if you publicly insist that your first priority for a charity events venue is somewhere that ticks all of the obvious boxes as far as sheer practicality is concerned, let’s face it – you’d love to hold your event in a location that also quite simply dazzles your attendees.

We can certainly cater to that particular ‘requirement’ here at Manor of Groves – this historically important one-time residence of Thomas Nathaniel Williams (1781-1841) exudes Georgian elegance, while our various suites are also a sight to behold. That’s before we even mention the surrounding 150 acres of jaw-dropping Hertfordshire countryside.

However, there’s no question that we also cater to all of the practical needs that you could have from a charity events venue in the UK – ranging from the exclusive bars in both our Manor Suite and Colonnade Suite, right through to the wonderfully appointed bedrooms for any guests of yours who need to stay overnight.
In any case, the latter scenario might not come to pass for any of your attendees, given our venue’s excellent local and regional transport links that place us just a 30-minute train ride away from Central London.

Enquire now about our services as a charity events venue in the UK

The above are just a few of the reasons why you may wish to hold your next fundraising event with us. To learn more, as well as – of course – to book our venue, there’s only one thing that you need to do, which is to contact our team right now on +44(0) 1279 600 777.

   

 

 

 

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You might have noticed that here at Manor of Groves, we hold various special events right through the year – in the next few months alone, for example, we have the likes of a Father’s Day Lunch, Easter Sunday Lunch and Wedding Fayre planned.

At the same time, you might have been looking for birthday party venues in Hertfordshire with an interest in making your, or someone else’s birthday bash that little bit more special this year.

Manor of Groves could be just the setting

After all, if you’ve visited Manor of Groves before – perhaps for a business meeting or to stay here – you’ll know that with the beautiful Georgian architecture of our Manor House and the 150 acres of surrounding idyllic countryside, we’re quite an impressive venue even before you step inside.
When you do come inside, that good impression is likely to be sustained, and it’s fair to say that we make full use of our many resplendent internal spaces. Our Colonnade Suite, for example, can accommodate as many as 120 people in surroundings characterised by original neoclassical tiled flooring and a glass facade opening out into the gardens. This suite also incorporates its own exclusive bar, which we are sure your party-goers will use extensively!
But if you have an especially long guest list – we’re talking up to 400 people – you’ve also got the option of the Manor Suite, which is an air-conditioned adaptable space with all of the facilities that you are likely to need, including an exclusive bar, cloakroom, toilets and entrance hall.

We aren’t just for ‘local’ birthday parties

If you have been researching birthday party venues in Hertfordshire like ours, we’re sure it’s possible that you don’t live in the county, but are nonetheless a great admirer of its natural beauty and undoubted attractions.

This is another reason why Manor of Groves makes such a great choice of place to hold your next birthday party, as our hotel offers no fewer than 80 bedrooms, including executive and four-poster bedrooms. Your guests will find all of the other amenities in these rooms that they are ever likely to need or desire, such as ironing facilities, satellite TV and broadband Internet access. 
Whether you and your guests are travelling from the opposite end of the country or even the world for your Hertfordshire birthday party or instead live just around the corner, we will provide you with the same incredible service that those who visit us for any other reason have come to expect.

The best birthday party venues in Hertfordshire are always in great demand, so why hesitate to get in touch with us for more information or to book your desired date well in advance?
 

 

 

 

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When you are an individual, charity or other organisation looking for the perfect charity events venue in the UK, it’s fair to say that certain things will be at the forefront of your mind. The likelihood is that you will want your chosen venue to look the part, be well-equipped and offer a good level of support, in addition to – of course – being available at an advantageous rate.

So, why could Manor of Groves be that venue?

First of all... we’ve done it all before!

You only need to look at our present special events section to see that we’re more than experienced with this kind of thing. At the time of typing, events that we have coming up in 2017 include an Easter Sunday Lunch, Golf Open Days, Traditional Afternoon Tea, hen parties, proms, graduations... you name the type of event, and we’ve probably either held it previously or have such an event lined up in our current schedule.

With other events that we have been known to hold including conferences, family gatherings, birthday parties, engagements, luncheons and dinners, we’re well-placed to cater to even the most specific requirements you may have for your charity event in 2017.

For what other reasons should you choose us?

Well... just look at us. We don’t mean to brag, but we think you will struggle to find many more visually impressive venues far beyond our East Hertfordshire locality, the Georgian splendour of our exterior only matched by the resplendent suites that we are proud to offer for your use.

You may be mainly attracted to Manor of Groves by the highly characterful suites – including the Colonnade, Drawing Room and Library – that can be found in our neoclassical Manor House.

Alternatively, it may be the simply jaw-dropping surrounding gardens with which you really fall in love. Or you may be drawn to such rather less glamorous, but no less important features as the availability of both cabled and wireless high-speed Internet access and complimentary parking.

Don’t forget, too, that the hotel part of our venue consists of 80 attractive, comfortable and well-appointed bedrooms, so none of your guests who need to stay overnight will even necessarily need to leave our building.

It’s quite the complete package, but we think it’s the least that you should expect when you come to book a charity events venue in the UK.  After all, why accept anything less than the best when you have the option of Manor of Groves?

     

 

 

 

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There is many a fine reason to seek out a wedding venue in Stortford. Of course, you may be a resident of the town or nearby and wish to tie the knot with your beloved on ‘home turf’, or there may be family members and friends among your prospective guests who would find such a location convenient. Meanwhile, there is also the considerable charm and amenities of Bishop’s Stortford itself to consider.

Whatever your exact priorities, here are the reasons to make Manor of Groves your chosen wedding venue in Stortford.

Bishop’s Stortford is a fine place to hold your wedding

It may not be the first town that many loved-up couples in Hertfordshire and Essex consider as a place to hold their nuptials, but there are many very fine reasons to look for a wedding venue here.

Of course, the town makes a lot of sense in terms of its transport connections – it is the nearest sizeable town to London Stansted Airport and its railway station is on the West Anglia Main Line from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge. It is also close to junction 8 of the M11 motorway, which runs from London and the M25 north to Cambridge.

However, the town also has an intriguing history dating back to Roman times, with its many fascinating historical structures today including St Michael’s Church and the ruins of Waytemore Castle. It is also home to various distinguished pubs and the Rhodes arts venue, situated in the house in which financier and statesman Cecil Rhodes was born.

Why base your wedding at Manor of Groves?

Naturally, we don’t just think that you should hold your wedding in or near Bishop’s Stortford, but that you should also spend it with us here at Manor of Groves. We can certainly promise you and your guests a warm welcome, as they marvel at the splendour of our Georgian manor house and the surrounding stunning parkland.

Whatever you desire from a wedding venue in Stortford – perhaps the most beautiful and well-appointed suites, charming photography opportunities, the services of a dedicated manager on the day or so much more besides – you can expect it at Manor of Groves. Enquire now about how we can help to make your special day truly the most special of your life.

 

 

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The Hertfordshire town of Sawbridgeworth may be very small in terms of population – with barely 8,500 people as of the 2011 census – but its residents and those living in the surrounding areas have much the same needs as anyone else for the very best quality and most affordable gym facilities.

You may be a Sawbridgeworth householder yourself, or you may visit the town regularly for work or recreation. But if you are interested in a gym membership in Sawbridgeworth, we’re sure that you won’t accept just any old venue, instead seeking the very best amenities for getting and keeping fit. 

Enter Manor of Groves...

What’s your idea of a great gym or health and fitness club? What about somewhere with a 20-metre swimming pool, three-tier Techno Gym suite and qualified gym instructors? These are just some of the things that make Manor of Groves such an attractive option for those on the lookout for the right gym membership in Sawbridgeworth.

Manor of Groves is a gorgeously restored manor house that exudes Georgian elegance, in this sense being much like many other buildings in Sawbridgeworth, such as in the town centre where Tudor, Stuart and Georgian architectural heritage is evident.

However, venture inside our building, and it’s clear that our establishment combines the best of the past and present – with much the same able to be said of our gym. We have the facilities and the personnel to help ensure you both look and feel great throughout 2017.

Enquire now about membership of our health club

It doesn’t matter how fit or unfit you may be, how old you are or whether you are a seasoned sportsperson or someone who rarely leaves the sofa – those of us who live both within and around Sawbridgeworth need to take as much care of our health and fitness as we physically can.

This is where the most suitable gym membership in Sawbridgeworth can make such a big difference. With the many wonderful spa treatments that we can also offer, our health club is the place to both get fit and pamper yourself – and you can even enjoy membership of our renowned golf club as part of the package.

What better choice of gym membership in Sawbridgeworth could you possibly make this year than a membership of the Manor of Groves Health Club that is well-regarded for many miles around?

 

 

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