When it comes to organising an unforgettable event, it goes without saying that location is key. In the rat race that is the 9-5, professionals are often on the lookout for something a little different– and what better way to deliver this, than hosting your corporate event in the countryside.
With stunning rural scenery and friendly locals, there’s a lot to love about the UK’s countryside. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at why taking your team to the countryside is such a great idea.
When it comes to planning your event, the location can often make up most of the cost leaving very little room for all of your other event essentials. When you choose a countryside location, you’ll be able to choose from huge areas of open space that are ideal for both indoor or outdoor events.
Business events don’t need to involve sitting indoors for hours and being talked at by an industry professional. With so much outdoor space available, you can get creative and deliver an event that your employees will not only enjoy but will remember for years to come.
Don’t settle for the norm, escape the city and let the great outdoors inspire your team. Attendees have a great time on the day and take part in a variety of activities that everyone can enjoy. Outdoor games, adventure activities and more. In the countryside, you have far more space to play around with and if the weather turns you can always take the party indoors. With spacious meeting areas and dining areas, you’ll have plenty of options.
Unlike the city centre, parking is rarely a problem in the countryside. There’s plenty of space for everyone. Your employees can save money on parking and just focus on enjoying the event you have planned for them.
Choosing a corporate event space with miles of land means you’ll be better placed to give guests what they want. And by providing attendees with suitable parking, you can make sure their arrival is as stress-free as possible – which will only increase the likelihood of seeing a greater turnout on the day of the event.
When it comes to sourcing the best ingredients for your catering, you’ll find the best of the best in the countryside. With vendors and farmers on your doorstep, you’ll have your pick of the bunch.
Whether you’re inviting businesses along to showcase their produce or you’re simply bringing in a nearby company to take care of the food, this is a great opportunity to get the local community involved and champion smaller businesses. Many countryside event venues have onsite catering, too, so you can guarantee that guests are well-fed throughout the day.
Nothing gets guests more excited about a business event than the beautiful British countryside. We long to get away, so providing your employees with a break from the city is bound to be a winner.
Countryside venues can often be marred by the misconception that there’ll be a lack of WiFi or suitable tech – however, the opposite is generally true. With manor houses and stately homes becoming an increasingly popular alternative choice to traditional event venues, these buildings are often equipped with a suitable internet connection – as well as an array of technical equipment to support corporate events.
In the fast-paced world of business, city locations tend to be the go-to for corporate events – whether these are meetings or conferences. Easily accessible and typically located close to a network of transport options, they’re seen as the most convenient spaces for a conference or meeting. However, if you’re looking to deliver something different, there’s a lot to be said for unique event venues – and a break from city life can work wonders for businesses.
If you’re keen to plan an experience that bends corporate event rules, the countryside is a great place to start. Away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, both employers and employees can mix business with pleasure and enjoy an event that’s both informative and relaxed.
At Human Nature Events we take corporate events to the next level, with creative and intuitive event design ideas that both you and your team will love. Corporate, but never boring.