At A&I we are always looking for different venues for you, even when we're not at work. Often, we are introduced to great venues when we're not looking. Over the weekend our Roving Reporter, Georgia, attended a wedding at Dunston Hall, Norwich. Whilst there she had a little nosey around to see what facilities are available and if the venue caters for all.
Upon arrival I was amazed, the long drive outside of the main entrance enables you to take in the idyllic surroundings. The building with well-kept gardens, is something you could expect to see on Downtown Abbey. Once inside, the staff were as prim and proud as the exterior and seemed more than happy to help. Dunston Hall is part of the Q Hotel Group, and amongst them all, there are 300 conference and meeting rooms, with the capacity for large and small events, whether it's a conference or exhibition. Dunston Hall itself has 11 meeting rooms with the capacity of 300 delegates. With over 160 bedrooms, 500 complimentary parking spaces and free Wi-Fi so it has everything you could need for an event!
If you're looking for an incentive relaxation or team building trip then Spas and Golf courses are included, as well as other team building activities. Every spa at Q Hotels has treatment rooms where you can all sorts of different treatments. At Dunston Hall, the Spa is called The Lilac Rooms where you can receive massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and more! If you're more into exercise then the Health Club will be perfect for you, equipped with a gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room, what else could you need?
Warm up before your meeting with a few rounds of golf on the 18-hole golf course. Footgolf has also been introduced at Dunston Hall, for those who don't know what it is, it's where you kick a football into a hole with as few shots as possible, which offers a fun start to the day! The tranquil surroundings and stunning water features allow your stay to be a calm one.
Of course, you're all wondering about food. Well sampling first hand I can say that the food is fantastic. The brasserie restaurant offers guests an informal setting where you can eat breakfast or a carvery, there's also Bunkers Bar which offers refreshing views over the golf course, and the Garden Terrace where you can have some food and cocktails. I was lucky enough to sample the fine dining and buffet for the wedding, and I can confirm it's beautifully cooked and caters for all. They even locally source their ingredients.
If you're worried about being stuck in your room, then don't. There are many places in Norfolk/Norwich to explore, such as the Norfolk Broads and Wells-Next-The- Sea, Cromer Pier, Norwich Cathedral, the Pleasure Beach, Go Ape and Banham Zoo, or if you prefer there are plenty of shops and cafes in the city centre.
Overall it felt like everything was very organised, and everyone was happy to help. I wouldn't hesitate in holding an event here.
So, if it sounds like somewhere you would like to use for an event then why not use our free event finding service, so we can help! Contact us here: [email protected]