A Castle for All Meetings

18th March 2014

A Castle for All Meetings

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New ‘depackaged’ approach offers a personal, customised solution to planning a group event

Swinton Park ‘House Party Nights’ announced – 7th & 24th November and 22nd December 2014

Follow in the footsteps of the Lords of Masham and host a meeting or special event at one of the finest venues in the north of England. Nestled in 20,000 acres, Swinton Park in the Yorkshire Dales is a castle hotel like no other offering outstanding business, culinary, leisure and entertainment facilities in a prime location with elegant, traditional interiors, superb surroundings and unrivalled facilities. It is the perfect venue for corporate away days, high-level management and board meetings or a larger function.

Swinton Park has now introduced greater flexibility with a unique ‘depackaged’ meeting and business event menu. Offering ‘Working Day’, ‘Dinner’, ‘Accommodation’ and ‘Activities’ options it enables organisers to pick and choose from various price points to suit their specific event and budget. Alternatively a completely bespoke event can be created in collaboration with Swinton Park’s expert events team.

Located just a short drive from the A1 Swinton Park is centrally positioned between Leeds, York and Newcastle. There are four international airports all within an hour’s drive plus there is a 2.5 hours direct train service from London Kings Cross and Edinburgh Waverley stations.

Swinton’s culinary offering is unrivalled and is managed by Executive Chef of Samuel’s restaurant Simon Crannage. Simon is also able to devise bespoke dinner and banqueting menus to suit any occasion – his signature dishes drawing heavily on the venison and game sourced from the Swinton Estate and produce from the hotel’s four acre walled garden. The private dining room offers seclusion for more intimate groups, whilst for groups wanting to be entertained there is the Chef’s Table demonstration dining experience served at the Cookery School Demonstration Table – and for something really out of this world a Deerhouse Dinner is truly unique.

For team building, the Cookery School (run by Chef Director Stephen Bulmer – previously at the helm of the cookery school at the Manoir Quat’ Saisons) offers a range of “Ready Steady Cook” styled challenges and courses. Within the surrounding parkland and 20,000 acre Swinton Estate there is also no shortage of outdoor adventure such as falconry, golf, fishing, driven bird and clay pigeon shooting along with more unusual events such as orienteering, ‘farm olympics’, bicycle polo and foraging.

Swinton Park offers five function rooms of various sizes, which cater for a wide range of events, from conferences, board meetings and dinners to Christmas parties and corporate away days. All rooms have retained the character and charm of the traditional building but offer all that a modern meeting would need including projectors, complimentary WIFI and sound systems. Event spaces include:

For 80–120 Guests…. THE LIBRARY is Swinton Park’s largest event space, located on the ground floor of the hotel with direct access to the garden and marquee site through French windows. It has a capacity of 120 standing and 80 seated.

For 40-65 Guests… THE PANELLED ROOM suits smaller, presentations and meetings, accommodates up to 65 standing and 40 seated and is situated on the first floor with magnificent views of Swinton Park’s Gatehouse.

For 20-45 Guests ….THE STABLES ROOM located above the cookery school with views over the gatehouse, the Stables Room offers a large open space set apart from the main hotel perfect for groups who have been attending a cookery school course.

For 10-16 Guests…. THE BOYNTON ROOM is ideal for intimate relaxed high-level management meetings or break out sessions. Accommodates up to 10 seated and 16 standing and features comfortable soft seating and has extensive views over the deer park.

For up to 10 Guests – THE LISTER ROOM is perfect for senior management and formal board meetings, seating up to 10 people around the Lister Room table. It offers a truly intimate meeting experience in a beautiful room full of history and character.

A ‘Working day’ at Swinton Park starts from £30 per person, team-building activities start from £25 per person and dinner options from £28 per person. Accommodation rates start from £110 per room per night based on single occupancy (please note reduced accommodation room rates are available to corporate bookings only). Swinton Park is also available for exclusive hire from £8895 per night – 31 delegates (Off peak rates apply subject to availability).

Swinton Park House Party nights – 7th & 24th November and 22nd December 2014

For 2014 Swinton Park’s renowned ‘House Party Nights’ will run on 7th & 24th November and 22nd December 2014. The ‘House Party Nights’ are available to corporate groups who wish to exclusively hire Swinton Park for a private house party – perfect for corporate entertainment or as an extra special Christmas party.

The Swinton Park ‘House Party Nights’ include exclusive use of the entire castle, accommodation, pre-dinner drink, five course meal and wine at Samuel’s Restaurant for up to 64 guests from £10,995.

Extra activities and entertainment are also available and include the Swinton Park Cookery School demonstrations and courses, falconry, shooting, golf, spa treatments. Evening entertainment such as a string quartet, magician or a Ceilidh may also be arranged.



Notes to Editors

The ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, and owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s. Swinton Park has won many awards for its Samuel’s restaurant, cookery school and quality of service and most recently featured in Trip Advisor’s top 10 best UK places to stay. Each of the 31 bedrooms and suites have been individually designed and all have generously-sized bathrooms and superb views across the estate and offers many classic British pursuits including fishing, golf, riding, falconry and shooting. Swinton Park is one of the most beautiful retreats in the UK. The Swinton Park Cookery School is also one of the finest in the country run by acclaimed chef Stephen Bulmer offering half and full day and weekend courses. The Estate also has alternative styles of accommodation – ‘Bivouac at Druid’s Temple’ consists of 6 Woodland Shacks 8 Yurts and a bunk barn located on the Dales at Druid’s Temple.

For more information please contact Ollie Druttman/Lucy Knockton/ Julia Perowne/ Paul Charles at PCC: swintonpark@verypcc.com

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