Ever Thought of A Country House as a Party Venue?

At this time of year, as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, a roaring log fire that brings the colour back to your cheeks and makes your fingers tingle is just what you need. Couple that with a glass of red wine, a comfy armchair and a good book and you’ve got all the makings of the perfect lazy winter afternoon.
Which is exactly why we love the idea of country houses for weekend hire. What could be better than planning your next event in an old country manor house?
Five of our favourites are members of the Canvas and Stone collection, a group who specialise in luxurious manor houses for rent across the UK. Their collection of exclusive-use, family-run estates include Dewsall Court, Elmore CourtIscoyd ParkPennard House and Wasing Park. Replete with experienced in-house teams to help create a tailor-made experience, these large country houses are all about luxury, comfort and escaping the city for an evening, a day – or even a weekend.
A country house party can be a unique and unusual corporate event venue idea, one that really goes a step further than any other. So – if you want to hold your AGM somewhere new and throw a bit of a party afterwards, take your team away for a weekend retreat or throw an epic office celebration to toast all your successes – any of these large country houses will wow your guests.
We’ve picked three to feature here, but have a look at the whole collection to see which country house party venue is the one for you!
Dewsall Court, Herefordshire

The enduring popularity of the space can be seen in abounding positive Guest testimonials.
Shaunna, Isle Utilities Ltd: Iscoyd Park, Shropshire
“I was aware of the house through a friend of mine who had her 30th birthday there. It was the perfect venue for team bonding as everyone had a spectacular room and it was available as an exclusive hire. We loved the personal touches, the planning team was second to none and no job was too small for them. I think we will be coming back soon, it was well worth the journey out of London and the fact that everything was available on site was such a relief.”
Elmore Court, Gloucestershire

Jo, Yoga Retreat, Organiser: Pennard House, Somerset
This weekend was set in beautiful countryside, in a charming old house. The combination of fresh Somerset air, great healthy cuisine, invigorating yoga classes and meditation, all made for a very chilled weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thank you, I look forward to joining you for another great retreat in the near future.

Wasing Park, Berkshire

The versatility and capabilities of all the houses means that no matter the requirements of your corporate event, if it’s a trip to the country you’re after,  look no further than Canvas and Stone’s luxury country house venues.