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The main objective of your charity event may be to fundraise for your charity rather than give your guests an impressive venue to marvel at, but that doesn’t mean the venue isn’t important. Indeed, it is precisely because your event is what matters most that when you come to choose a charity events venue in the UK, you should ensure yours ticks all of the essential boxes.

Vast experience and capability in holding special events

Here at Manor of Groves, we have a level of experience in holding special events that is unmatched by almost any comparable venue in Hertfordshire. We are continually hosting such events as traditional afternoon teas, hen parties, prom or graduation parties, celebrations of life and – of course – weddings, which is one of our very greatest specialities. 

As a consequence, we have also accumulated considerable experience of catering to the most specific requests made by those booking our well-appointed and spacious suites.

If you are holding a relatively modest charity event, for example, there may be enough room in our Colonnade Suite, with its capacity of as many as 150 people. Alternatively, it may be the Manor Suite, with its air-conditioned adaptable space that can accommodate up to 500 guests, that provides the perfect backdrop for your event, not least as it also features such amenities as an exclusive bar, cloakroom, entrance hall and toilets.

Talk to Manor of Groves about your requirements today

Would you like to provide your charity event’s guests with the benefit of succulent and varied cuisine in one of our elegant banqueting suites? What about even giving them to chance to book a spacious bedroom in which to stay overnight, if the event is likely to end late and they may not be able to easily drive home? There’s even a par 71, 6,237-yard golf course at which they may wish to tee off during the day ahead of your event – yes, it’s open to visitors and not just hotel residents.

Whatever you want, need or expect from your charity’s next event, our seasoned and capable coordinators can oversee every aspect of it to help ensure its success. It’s just one more reason why Manor of Groves is such an enduringly popular charity events venue in the UK. 
     

 

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The short answer to that question is: everything! The slightly longer answer is: such a broad range of exciting events that it might as well be everything.

Take a look at our special events section here at the Manor of Groves website, and you will begin to get a sense of our extremely far-reaching expertise when it comes to the coordination of all manner of special events for all manner of people.

From baby showers to celebrations of life, we can do (almost) everything

If you’re looking for a special events venue that you can have confidence in – one that really does manage and host events for every section of society, with its wide-ranging requirements – you simply have to make Manor of Groves your choice of private events venue in the UK.

After all, we hold baby showers, for example, that involve the mother-to-be being toasted with a glass of Champagne, ahead of an elegant traditional afternoon tea. But at the other end of the ‘cradle to grave’ equation, we also host celebrations of life that are as unique as the special person being remembered.

In-between those, we have considerable experience of organising graduation and prom celebrations, which can take pride of place in one of our resplendent and well-equipped suites. Indeed, if you would like to hold such an event with us, we can offer a series of packages in accordance with your exact budgetary and practical requirements, ranging from a delicious finger buffet to an elegant two-course dinner and disco.

Allow us to take responsibility for your big event

We could go on and on listing the kind of events that we have long held, from hen parties to Christmas party nights – but it won’t just be our past experience that determines whether you choose us as your private events venue in the UK.

That’s because you will also want all of the practical requirements to be well looked-after, such as ensuring that your chosen venue is easy to reach (as we are via both road and rail), as well as competent at handling even the most unexpected hiccups on the day itself.

These are all boxes that we confidently tick here at Manor of Groves, so why should you place your confidence in any other venue when you want everything to work out perfectly and the most beautiful memories to be made? Simply contact us now for more information on our acclaimed, tailored and well-priced packages.
 

 

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There’s no longer any need to think purely in terms of your own house when you are looking for somewhere to hold a birthday party – certainly not when there are so many fine birthday party venues in Hertfordshire that are well-priced while also meeting all of your practical and aesthetic needs.

What do we mean by that? Well, it doesn’t matter whether you are holding a birthday party for a little one or instead someone who has hit the big 5-0 – here at Manor of Groves, we can accommodate it with aplomb, catering to even your most specialised requirements.

The finest of fine dining

If the dining experience is a big part of the perfect birthday party for you, choose us. We offer spaces in both Georgian and contemporary style and can serve you with the cuisine that perfectly matches the look and ‘feel’ to which you aspire for your event.

What about those spaces?

If you don’t expect to attract more than 150 people to your birthday party, our Colonnade Suite should suit you just fine – it’s a characterful and beautiful space exuding all of the Georgian elegance that may well have led you to consider Manor of Groves in the first place. It has its own exclusive bar, while the stylish Loggia features original neoclassical floor tiles and a glass facade that opens out onto our jaw-dropping gardens.

Alternatively, of course, you might have more guests to accommodate and desire a space a little more... ‘contemporary’, rather than offering the genteel, ‘olde worlde’ feel of the Colonnade Suite. That’s why we’re delighted to also be able to offer the Manor Suite, which has air-conditioned adaptable space and an exclusive bar and cloakroom to ensure a thoroughly enjoyable evening for as many as 500 – yes, that’s right, 500 – guests.

Finally, you can also invite guests from almost anywhere...

Are you concerned about hiring a birthday party venue that your best friend from school can’t even reach in time? There’s no need to fret about that with Manor of Groves – Central London is just a 30-minute train ride away, and in case there are any guests coming over from abroad, you might be pleased to know that London Stansted Airport is a mere 20 minutes away as well.

In short – why continue to compare birthday party venues in Hertfordshire when you have the option of Manor of Groves? Simply contact our team now to arrange your booking for what may just be your most memorable birthday party celebration yet!

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In the past, we have extensively outlined a lot of the best reasons to hire one of our spaces here at Manor of Groves for your charity event. However, not all of those reasons may necessarily become immediately apparent to you, which is why you may also wish to consider those below. 

1.    We are a great place for dining

It always helps to choose a charity events venue in the UK that makes it easy to appeal to your attendees through their stomachs. That’s why we have invested so much into ensuring that we provide the best possible gastronomic experience, with private dining able to be arranged in one of our exquisite banqueting suites where your main event may also be held.

2.    Your guests have the chance to tee off

If those attending your charity event are arriving early or even staying overnight in one of our well-appointed rooms, they’ve also got the opportunity to try out our challenging golf course. With its par 71, 6,237 yard layout, it’s a fine place for your guests to hone their game, not least as we have a PGA Professional and his team also on hand at all times to provide advice.

3.    There’s even a Health Club

The importance of a charity event should never be doubted, and it may be that you would like your attendees to have the opportunity to first put themselves in the right frame of mind through a bit of exercise and pampering. That is precisely the opportunity that our attached Health Club affords with its 20-metre swimming pool, steam room, sauna and spa. However, it is only open to members and residents, so you may wish to recommend to your guests that they book one of our rooms. 

4.    Yes, those rooms are also delightful

We realise that after your charity event is over, your attendees may be feeling just a little exhausted, or intimidated by the thought of having to drive all the way back home. Well, we give them another option – staying the night in one of our wonderfully decorated rooms, designed to ensure the highest standards of relaxation. Our rates are more competitive than you may expect.

5.    We’re committed to making every aspect of your event a success

This may be the biggest reason for our continued success as a charity events venue in the UK: our highly seasoned and capable special event coordinators simply know how to make events like yours a success, and put that into practice time and time again. Whatever obscure requirements you may have for your charity event, we always listen and strive to accommodate your demands as far as is practicably possible.

Have the above reasons convinced you that Manor of Groves should be your favoured venue for your next charity event? If so, get in touch with the team now, and we will be able to discuss booking a date, including for the suite of our hotel that suits your needs best.
   

 

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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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