News: Enjoy Al Fresco Dining With Summer Meetings In Sundial Venues
1 Jan 2011
In such a customarily grey and drizzly country as Britain, the recent more frequent appearances of the sun and the increasingly long and sweltering days can only mean one thing: the summer has finally arrived. Meetings specialists, Sundial Group offer three award-winning venues around the UK, combining high quality premises and facilities with al fresco dining and stunning countryside settings.
Holding a meeting in a separate venue to the familiar four walls of the company office allows employers and staff members alike to gain a new perspective on long-standing business dilemmas and to reflect on past progress. The change of scenery allows for new means of boosting revenue to be considered and discussed, whilst it is also an invaluable way of wooing an important new client.
The meeting venues that are offered through Sundial Venues include its Northamptonshire venue, Highgate House, Barnett Hill in Surrey and Woodside in Birmingham. All three combine top quality, award-winning conference facilities with a high standard of hospitality and the kind of environments that make for the most pleasant and productive of stays. The conference rooms that Sundial provides at all three of its venues include the highest quality furniture for meetings and conferences, along with plenty of natural daylight and the latest technology.
However, it is the extensive and highly scenic outdoor space that each venue offers, coupled with great menus sourced from fresh local produce and high standards of service that make each a great spot for a productive summer meeting. Tim Chudley, Managing Director of Sundial Group said, “There’s no rule that says meetings have to take place indoors – outdoor meetings on a patio or at a café are familiar sites overseas and with the great weather we’ve been having it would be a shame not to make the most of it.
“It is easy to remain productive with Wi-Fi offered throughout our three properties and lots of quiet spots to soak up the sun while also having the peace and tranquillity needed to tackle any pressing business issues. We can set up a table for post-meeting refreshments in any of our gorgeous outdoor spaces.”
At Sundial Group's Northamptonshire meeting venue, Highgate House, guests can enjoy a delicious summer barbecue on the elegant Main Lawn, underneath the house's imposing facade.
On a similar note, Sundial Group's Surrey conference venue, Barnett Hill, has some 26 acres of outdoor gardens and grounds in which to enjoy outdoor dining, and where many team building events and corporate away days tend to take place. The venue is committed to providing every guest with the very best meal whether they choose to take advantage of the summer's cloudless skies or not. To that end, the chefs uses fresh local produce to create the most innovative of menus.
Finally, there is Sundial Group's meeting venue Warwickshire, Woodside. The chefs here are committed to only ever using fish from sustainable sources, Red Tractor Accredited chicken and Free-Range local eggs. Combined with all of the other high quality ingredients used in its cuisine, this commitment to organic produce makes Woodside a choice that will reflect well on a company in the eyes of its clients. Its outdoor spaces cover some 32 acres, with key locations for al fresco dining including the Main Lawn that is immediately adjacent to the main house.
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