Following a major £6 million refurbishment, Grade II listed Buckinghamshire property Horwood House showcases an extensive portfolio of brand-new events facilities, offering 20 multi-purpose spaces, many with natural light, suitable for business meetings, corporate training, conferences, private dinners, parties, and celebrations.
Overseen by design studio ICA, the hotel’s character and 110-year history has been preserved throughout the refurbishment whilst elevating the spaces in line with modern expectations. Breathing new life into the estate, the understated luxury of the Manor House is to be seamlessly translated into the newly renovated function rooms, complementing the building’s original features while ensuring a contemporary design throughout.
The rooms feature original timber beam work, warm textural finishes, and an earthy, muted palette to bring the outside in with references to the estate’s 38 acres of landscaped gardens and agricultural heritage. The hotel grounds, including the Walled Gardens and the Cook and Eyre lawns, provide a wonderful canvas for al fresco celebrations or outdoor team-building activities, with a variety to choose from such as country pursuits, treasure hunts, Olympics and a Bear Grylls survival challenge.
To support positioning Horwood House as one of the leading conferencing and events venues in the UK, the refurbishment has introduced a number of features to the facilities including superfast WiFi and state-of-the-art wireless VIA GO presentation equipment which allows iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC, and Mac users instant wireless connectivity with advanced presentation capabilities such as streaming with crystal−clear mirrored images and stunning video playback.
Rooms range from intimate spaces that can accommodate 10, through to larger event areas for up to 270 guests’ seated theatre style. Day delegate packages start from £65 per person, which include room hire, three servings of tea, coffee and snacks, lunch and water, plus the use of the superfast WiFi, screen and projector, flipchart, stationary, and car parking. 24-hour rates, allowing bookers to make use of the hotel’s 165 bedrooms and dining facilities, start at £209 per person and also include a three-course dinner, and an overnight stay and breakfast.
For those looking to enjoy one of the private dining rooms – Burton, Eyre and Cook – menu packages have been curated to suit all budgets. Using fresh locally sourced ingredients of the finest quality and designed by Executive Chef John Van Niekerk, Horwood House can cater for any format from delicate canapés to sit down fine dining. For private dinners, the three-course menu package start from £45.00 per person.
Centrally located between London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, Horwood House is easily accessible from the M1 and M40 motorways, and just 11 miles from Milton Keynes.
Caroline Morrone, General Manager at Horwood House says: “We are delighted to be welcoming guests back to our event spaces following the hotel’s refurbishment and a long and unexpected hiatus for the meetings and events industry. From the initial planning phase to now, it’s amazing to see the care and detail that’s gone into each and every room, as we establish Horwood House as one of the leading event and conference facility locations in the country. We look forward to hosting events large and small and welcoming guests old and new to enjoy our revamped spaces and facilities.”