Venues with a view

With stunning views on the coast to breathtaking country retreats the south has plenty to offer if an escape from the city is what you desire. Below is a selection of some of our venues with truly unique views to give you that break from the office. 

Featured Conference Venues with a view
Denbies Wine Estate
Denbies Wine Estate

With views over the 265 acre vineyard

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British Airways i360
British Airways i360

Views over Brighton from 450 feet

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Haven Hall
Haven Hall

With sea views on the Isle of Wight

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Denbies Wine Estate
Denbies Wine Estate

With views over the 265 acre vineyard

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Have your meeting in a one of a kind venue in the middle of the sea

These unique man-made structures located in the Solent, off he coast of Portsmouth were first put in place to protect the country from a possible French invasion. Now, these two private Island hotels, No Man’s Fort and Spitbank Fort, are available for exclusive use for private events and conferences. Looking out onto the Solent with the top deck providing unrivalled sea views whilst the bedrooms encompass original features to create a stylish yet nautical atmosphere.

Oakley Hall Hotel | North Hampshire

Oakley Hall Hotel is set amongst 315 acres of striking North Hampshire countryside and has a choice of seven beautifully elegant rooms that exude the character and charm you would expect of a period country property, but combined with all mod cons such as air conditioning and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi. Rooms can be set out to best suit your particular needs, accommodating meetings for as few as two people right up to 100 – perfect for meetings, small conferences, training sessions and corporate events. Our permanent Marquee has its own private terrace and can accommodate up to 300 people, ideal for large parties and staff conferences.

The Loveliest Castle in the World

Leeds Castle offers a unique and amazing conference facility from having the Maiden’s Tower exclusively to yourself or elegant dining room, the boardroom or even more splendid the option to have dinner in the Great Hall, amongst the tapestries.  Exclusivity is easy here with a moat surrounding the “loveliest castle in the world”, ensuring your privacy. 


This castle has a great history from medieval times until today but has hosted international treaty signings, product launches and fabulous parties.  Combinations of meeting rooms allow flexibility and a variety of accommodation is available.  With views of the tranquil moat from every window, Leeds Castle is defiantly a venue with a view

Take a trip 105m up for views over the great waterfront city

Located 105 metres above sea level, the architecture, unique waterfront location and 350° panoramic views over Portsmouth the Emirates Spinnaker Tower provides an impressive venue for any event. This unique venue can hold a maximum capacity of 200 for the whole tower with fine dining events held on View Deck 1 seating 100.

Escape the city at a beach front clubhouse

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The Yellowave Clubhouse is a quirky beach front venue offering an open, light and airy meeting space for hire in Brighton. The single story, wood clad building has uninterrupted sea views with floor to ceiling windows opening up onto an outside deck overlooking the Yellowave beach volleyball courts. The beach feel provides a unique space to host a meeting, run an exercise class or a group get-together.

Enjoy the serenity of a National Park in state-of-the-art facilities

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Park House is in the village of Bepton, just 1.5 hours from Central London. Guests will enjoy far-reaching countryside views and wonderful tranquillity where the only outdoor sound is bird song. Privately owned, this luxury country house hotel with its welcoming home-from-home atmosphere has 21 en-suite bedrooms,  an intimate spa, a superbly restored and equipped barn for business use and parties, a 6 hole 18-tee Par 3 golf course and putting green. It can be hired on an exclusive-use basis and can cater for a maximum 80 guests for a conference.

Enjoy views of the 265 acre vineyard in the heart of the Surrey Hills

Denbies Wine Estate, England’s largest vineyard, is situated on the outskirts of Dorking in the heart of the Surrey Hills AONB.  The 265 acre vineyard was planted in 1986 and approaching the expansive Denbies Estate, for a moment, one could really be anywhere in the world, acres and acres of vineyard rolling into the distant hills, a captivating sight and an inspiring location for your next meeting.

The multi-purpose built conference and banqueting facilities are complimented by outdoor and all-weather team building.


Soak in the sea views in Brighton

As well as a world class viewing POD at the British Airways I360, this great new attraction also offers state of the art contemporary beach side events rooms with private outdoor terraces. Catering up to 200 people. Meeting facilities are located in a separate suite away from the main public building. All rooms have natural daylight, AV facilities, and beautiful views of the sea, beach and the historic West Pier.

Knock your clients for 6 at the Ageas Bowl

The iconic home of Hampshire Cricket, the Ageas Bowl lies on the outskirts of Southampton at . The world-class multi-purpose venue, defined by its contemporary architecture, is set in 150 acres of landscaped grounds. With the addition of the Hilton Hotel, this venue provides suites overlooking over the famous cricket ground or the 18 hole golf course.

A panoramic view fit for royalty

The elegant Panoramic Restaurant Ascot Racecourse is located on level 6, high atop the magnificent Grandstand. Under the spectacular state-of-the-art parasol roof, it offers unparalleled views of the racecourse and the beautiful Berkshire countryside beyond.  The Panoramic Restaurant is an open space, flooded with natural daylight and with a private outdoor roof terrace, it is considered one of the most awe-inspiring conference and banqueting spaces in the country. Maximum capacity 130. Area ( 304.

Meet clients in the shadow of sporting greatness

Nestled amongst scenic parkland, just outside Windsor, Dorney Lake is recognised as one of the world's finest rowing and flat-water canoeing venues and hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Owned and managed by Eton College, these magnificent lakeside meeting facilities offer the perfect setting for away days, high energy team building events and conferences for product launches and parties. With bright, lakeside rooms set in picturesque surroundings, plentiful parking and a highly regarded hospitality team, Dorney Lake is located just 30 minutes from London and 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport.

Take a trip away from the office and indulge in a round of golf

Founded in 1908, Stoke Park in Windsor is a five AA red star hotel set within a 300 acre private estate. It offers the best of today's sporting and leisure facilities as well including a 27 hole Championship golf course designed by Harry Colt, 13 tennis courts, a spa and more. The estate is located just 35 minutes from London and 7 miles from London Heathrow. It boasts 49 exquisite bedrooms and suites, 3 restaurants and bars including Humphry’s fine dining (3 AA Rosette) and 9 private rooms for conferences and entertaining.

Sea views and tranquil surroundings on the Isle of Wight

Forget about boring, stuffy conference rooms! Haven Hall's stunning sea views across the Isle of Wight will breathe life into your event. Enjoy the welcome of the luxurious meeting rooms and delight in the elegant period style bedrooms & suites, all with air conditioning, wifi, and up-to-date technology - plus top class catering.

Venture down the Thames to the Macdonald Compleat Angler hotel

The award winning Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel is within easy reach of Heathrow airport, but quietly nestled on the banks of the Thames. This 4 star 64 bedroom hotel even has its own private launch and other boats for hire. There are two award winning restaurants, both offering outstanding food and drink.

Overlooking St Giles Hill and the roof tops of Winchester

Winchester Guildhall

With its bright modern room at the top of Winchester Guildhall, the Walton Suite is a popular choice for meetings, events and parties. The roof terrace provides a breath of fresh air and superb views over St Giles Hill, Abbey Gardens and the rooftops of Winchester. This suite also has its own private lobby and bar, making it the perfect space for your city centre event.

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