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July 2016

INTRODUCING OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBER
We're delighted to welcome Shanice to the Hampshire Conference Bureau team, our placement student from Bournemouth University.
She will be on hand to assist with any accommodation or event enquiries.
EXPERIENCE LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA'S CUP WORLD SERIES
Portsmouth 

21-24th July 2016

It's not long to go until Portsmouth sees this fantastic waterfront spectacular once more.

#BringTheCupHome
Wow your clients, employees or guests with a hospitality package at this historic event. The Victory Lounge is the only official VIP hospitality on offer with the start and finish line just meters off-shore, designed to optimise race viewing. Prices from £595 + VAT per person.
WELCOME TO THE SPARK
Southampton

The brand new Solent Conference Centre is proud to sit within the new £30 million futuristic building ‘The Spark’ at our East Park Terrace campus. The innovative new venue provides interactive spaces for meetings and events as well as state-of-the-art learning facilities.
The leafy city centre location overlooks East Park and benefits from excellent transport links from motorways, buses, taxis to trains as well Southampton and Bournemouth Airports just a short drive away.
The building’s huge, attention-grabbing central atrium brings a genuine ‘wow’ factor to the campus, and enables us to strengthen our connections to the regional and national business and community organisations by hosting large exhibitions, conferences, events and social functions.

Did you know?
-The Spark building features 2,900 m3 of glass
-390m2 of solar panels help fuel the venue
-Proud to be part of the city’s VIP redevelopment masterplan
-The suspended meeting room, the Pod, sits 11 metres high
-Barista coffee machines offer a high-end tea and coffee choice for delegates
-The Harvard style lecture theatre offers immersive presentation facilities
-The video wall features 32 screens
-The Pod is equipped with 5.1 surround sound
-The VIP dining room can transform into a dance floor and bar
-The new menu features seasonal weekly menus on request using locally sourced food
-Committed to sourcing ethical produce including Fairtrade, Soil Association, MSC and Good Egg
MEETING SHOW 2016
London

Hampshire Conference Bureau exhibited at The Meetings Show at London Olympia last month. We had a successful three days exhibiting on the AIM Pavilion promoting Hampshire as a fantastic destination to conference and event bookers.
We were joined by Marriott Portsmouth, Marriott Meon Valley, The Elvetham, & Portsmouth Guildhall. To enquire at any of these venues please get in touch and we would be delighted to assist with your event requirements.
SUMMER TEAM BUILDING WITH A DIFFERENCE AT BEAULIEU
New Forest

Enjoy a conference in one of the purpose built conference spaces or take in the history whilst having a meeting in the 13th century Domus. Make your way up to the Hartford Woods located just five minutes away. Go for gold to achieve a personal challenge or work as a team with either a game of archery tag or on the high ropes course. Alternatively bond around the campfire and learn traditional skills of shelter building, knife work and fire lighting. 
GALA DINNER IN AID OF THE PORTSMOUTH CULTURAL TRUST & THE ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES CHARITY 
Portsmouth Guildhall
This exciting new event will be held at the Guildhall, Portsmouth on Thursday 6th October 2016. The evening will include a sparkling reception, three course meal, live entertainment from comedian James Alderson, music, raffle
and live auction. Both charities invite you to join them to raise a glass, enjoy dinner and dance to great music whilst in turn raising funds for two outstanding causes!
 
The Portsmouth Cultural Trust not only maintains the iconic Guildhall, every year it carries out over 150 free or subsidised events to over 4000 young people, people with disabilities and older people.  Ensuring everyone has the opportunity to get involved in music and the arts.  Whilst the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy and exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.
 
We also have limited sponsorship opportunities available for the event. To see how your company could get involved please click here.
PLANNING YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY?
Hampshire

It's never too early to start planning your Christmas party. Hampshire has a wealth of options to choose from. See our Christmas special newsletter here for some options. Don't know where to start? Send us your requirements and we can do all the leg work for you.
PLATINUM EXPERIENCE AT THE SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
Southampton

The very popular Platinum Hospitality ticket is back for the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, the ticket price is £135.00 inc VAT.  Tickets can be booked for as little as one person up to large groups. The price includes use of the Platinum lounge overlooking the marina, a luxury Power
Boat Experience*, a glass of prosecco on arrival, morning tea, coffee and pastries, fork buffet lunch, afternoon tea and cake, an Official Show Guide, Show entry ticket, WiFi and cloakroom.
This package is great for a team away day, client entertaining or day out with family & friends. 
To book the Platinum Experience click here. 
*The boat experience is subject to weather conditions. Participants must be aged eight years and over to enjoy the Power Boat Experience.  Free 15 years and under tickets are not valid for the Platinum Experience.
SEASON, THE EXCLUSIVE COOKERY SCHOOL AT LAINSTON HOUSE
New Forest

For a limited time only, receive two complimentary overnight stays when booking your full or half day Exclusive Use event at SEASON, The Exclusive Cookery School.

Will you treat your colleagues or friends or perhaps you'll choose to indulge yourself!
EXCLUSIVE USE AT SEASON INCLUDES:
A full day or half day in the cookery school along with private use of the historic Well House
Unlimited tea and coffee and a delicious interactive lunch with a glass of wine per person
An apron and recipes for everyone to take away
Additionally, with prior arrangement, a personalised Chef’s knife with your company logo along with a glass of Nyetimber, English sparkling wine to end the day and toast the team’s achievements!

Book before end of August to receive two complimentary overnight stays.
Valid for events taking place before 31st August 2017.

CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE>

Meeting offers in Hampshire
The Ageas Bowl - Home of Hampshire Cricket
If you’re looking for a spectacular setting in which to host your September, October meeting, conference or event, look no further than the Ageas Bowl including the fantastic new Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.
 
The picture-perfect venue provides the most impressive of backdrops with extensive meeting and event facilities able to accommodate from 10 to 700 guests.
The bespoke service ensures your event can be tailored to meet even the most specific of requirements with the Ageas Bowl’s state-of-the-art suites and syndicate rooms offering flexible space and outdoor accessibility.
Cutting-edge audio visual technology and excellent Wi-Fi and telecoms provision allows the venue to cater for business and corporate events of all descriptions. 
#OFFER 1 in 10 delegates go free for bookings made by the 5th August to be held in September and October

Christmas at the Ageas Bowl
With a range of packages and themed party nights to choose from, and prices from just £35 per person, you're sure to find your festive wish list ticked at the Ageas Bowl, which includes the new Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.
What’s more, courtesy of the Early Bird offer, book your Christmas party by the end of July and save 20%!
Enquire now

Hilton Southampton
OFFER: This August, book and confirm a 2016 Day Delegate meeting for 10 or more people at the Hilton Southampton and your morning and afternoon breaks will be themed with upgraded goodies! To receive this fantastic offer please quote 'THEME' when making your enquiry.


Enquire now

Macdonald Botley Park

OFFER: £32.00 DDR throughout July, August and September along with unlimited tea and coffee.

PLUS a free Fitbit Surge or Fitbit Charge HR for meetings when taken place by 30th September 2016.
(Booking contracted £5000 minimum)


Enquire now

Solent Hotel & Spa
Take the hassle out of organising a meeting – easy as 1,2,3 with an inclusive fixed price package to include:
Air-conditioned meeting room hire
2 course hot and cold buffet lunch
Unlimited refreshments
Superfast WiFi
LCD projector
Car parking
The price is fixed, for all you need for a productive meeting for up to 10 delegates – so there’s no hidden extras to think about it.
£295.00 per room
Enquire now


Oakley Hall Hotel
Oakley Hall Hotel is the perfect venue for meetings, small conferences, training sessions and team buildings.
There is a choice of seven beautifully elegant rooms which can all be set out to best suit your particular needs, accommodating meetings for as few as two people right up to 60.
If you need more space, the Garden Suite is suitable for 100 guests and the Marquee, which has its own private terrace opening out onto the lawns, can accommodate up to 300 people, ideal for large parties.
Book your day or 24 hour meeting throughout August 2016 at Oakley Hall Hotel and receive 10% discount on the venues published Delegate Rates (from £49.00 per person inclusive of VAT).

Enquire now

Careys Manor
Reinvigorate your team this summer at Careys Manor Hotel. The hotel has 10 acres of field awaiting your arrival, and is just a short drive from The Solent, Hampshire’s aquatic playground making this four star hotel the perfect place to host your next event.
Choose from a wide variety of team-building activities to enjoy, rest in comfortable accommodation and indulge in delicious food from any of the hotel’s 3 restaurants. PLUS save up to £20 per delegate this summer with our latest special offers!

Enquire now

Montagu Arms Hotel

If you are seeking a tranquil, sophisticated location to host your next meeting we cannot think of a better place.
 
Situated in the charming village of Beaulieu, The Montagu Arms Hotel provides an ideal setting for your private event with well-equipped meeting rooms, Michelin star dining, quintessentially English gardens and first class service.
 
Available for conferences, meetings, private dining and team building events choose The Montagu Arms Hotel this summer and save up to £25 per Delegate.



Enquire now

Hampshire Court Hotel
Hampshire Heatwave Conference Offer
Quote “Hampshire Heatwave”
Valid until the 31st August 2016
Subject to availability. Black out dates, for bookings of 8 people or more
Day delegate rate from £32.00-£35.00 per person inclusive of VAT
 
Package includes:
~          Main Meeting Room Hire
~          3 summer treats to include items such as; ice cream sundae, homemade lemonade, 
            strawberries and cream or tropical fruit smoothies
~          Audio visual packed including: LCD Projector, screen and flipchart
~          BBQ Lunch in the courtyard *weather dependant*
~          Complimentary Wi-Fi access for all delegates

Enquire now

Christmas at the Solent Forts
Ship over your friends, family or work colleagues for the unforgettable all-out Christmas shindig that everyone will be talking about. Whether you choose to hire out a fort exclusively, or you want to share the Christmas spirit with other parties, one thing is for sure - it’s going to be amazing.  
 Moulin Rouge Christmas Parties at Solent Forts
Mesdames, Messieurs – it’s never too early to start planning your festive celebrations. Moulin Rouge Christmas Parties promise high kicks and petticoats, creative cocktails and fabulous food as the music and glamour of Paris is brought to No Man’s Fort. Put on your glad rags and eat, drink and dance the night away with live entertainment, decadent food and of course, le CanCan.
Do something different for your Christmas event this year from just £99pp.
Make a night of it and stay from just £150pp.

Enquire now


Grand Harbour Hotel - Southampton

Summer download Rate £30.00* DDR 
Has the summer rain slowed your innovative juices. Need a last minute port of call to gather your team and your thoughts to inspire and innovate. The Grand Harbour Hotel is Southampton's largest conference hotel with 173 bedrooms, 10 meeting and event suites and facilities to accommodate up to 500 delegates in the stunning Mayflower Suite. The hotel is also the largest South coast conference hotel outside of Brighton and can be reached in just 75 minutes by train from London Waterloo.

*subject to Terms and Conditions – Rate is applicable for new bookings only; booked and consumed between 18th July and August 30th 2016. You must quote HCB16 to access rate. Rates are valid for bookings of up to 30 People. 


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Norton Park - Sutton Scotney
Day Delegate Rates from £30 per person
Norton Park near Winchester are offering two fantastic upgrade options exclusively for new bookings taking place before 31st August 2016.
 
Delegates can choose to swap two of the standard break options for any of the following: 
Fresh fruit smoothies | Iced tea | Ice lollies or mini ice cream tubs | Frozen yogurt pots | Fresh fruit skewers | Mini Eton Mess | Scones cream and jam | Fruit cheesecake | Mini quiche
 
Alternatively, you can choose to upgrade your day package and enjoy a delicious two-course BBQ as well as a refreshing glass of Pimms (or fruit Mocktail) from only £30 per person.


Enquire now

DeVere New Place - Shirrell Heath
Summer Offer
Join DeVere New Place this summer and make the most of the 32 acres of land, and fantastic conference facilities. Choose from one of the set packages, or make a bespoke day with the summery bolt ons!
 Packages are available until September, and book by the end of July to receive a fantastic 10% discount! Simply quote Summer10 when enquiring.
   Summer Delegate Package from £34pp + VAT
 Optional Bolt Ons:
 Evening BBQ on the terrace
Pimms receptions
'It's a Knockout' teambuilding
Use of the lawn games
Free use of leisure facilities

 Enquire now

Best Western Chilworth Manor
Special Day Delegate Package available throughout August
£30 inc vat
Main meeting room hire
Equipment including a Data Projector, screen & flipcharts
Complimentary WIFI
Unlimited tea & coffee
2 course conference lunch in the restaurant or finger buffet lunch in the meeting room
Complimentary Parking


Enquire now

Request your copy of our 2016 venue guide now!
Hampshire Conference Bureau
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Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 5FE
                                                    
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