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Southampton Boat Show  

For the first time ever, Southampton Boat Show are offering a meeting room space to hire during Show opening hours. The Marina Lounge offers stunning views over the waterfront Marina, with a waterfront decking area and outdoor seating. It is furnished to a high standard with formal seating for up to 30 guests plus soft furnishings. This suite is available for full day hire only. 

In addition to hiring the Marina Lounge, there are a number of other hospitality suites and restaurants available for private hire out of the show opening times.  Whether you are looking to organise a breakfast event in The Mariners Grill, a drinks reception in The Tapas Terrace or The Honda Champagne Bar or arrange private dining event in the Platinum Lounge, you are spoilt for choice and will wow your guests with the stunning location. 

To enquire about hospitality packages or private hire please call 0345 226 9944 or email hannah@destinationsouthampton.com

For more information about tickets, Platinum Hospitality and accommodation please click here
Christmas is coming! 

The countdown is on whether you like it or not, Christmas is fast approaching and it's time to start planning your staff festive party!

Let us do the leg work - give us your requirements and we will suggest some exciting venue options for you, while you sit back and relax (or do some other important things on your to do list!). 

With a great selection of venues and party packages in the Southampton region, you will be spoilt for choice! From a beautiful Manor House or fascinating Museum to an exciting Premier League Football Stadium there are options to suit all. 

Click here to enquire about Christmas Parties.
Upgrade for Chilworth Manor 

Best Western Chilworth Manor are pleased to announce that all of the hotel's 95 bedrooms will be refurbished from 12th October, starting in the Garden Wing. All bedrooms are due to be completed by the end of March 2016. 

Chilworth Manor is a 3 star conference venue and hotel with an AA rosette restaurant. Set within beautiful grounds, this venue is perfect for staff away days, team building, corporate dinners and much more!

Click here to enquire about this venue.
Lainston House launches new SEASON Cookery School

Located within the impressive 63-acre grounds of Lainston House, SEASON features a state-of-art kitchen with six double sided workstations, demo area and an informal private dining room, and offers a range of interactive, educational and entertaining classes designed to challenge teams and build relationships in an inspired new team-building experience for the corporate sector.
 
The new SEASON cookery school can be hired exclusively for up to 24-guests, and offers a choice of three seven-hour classes, including Italian Cooking, French Classic Cooking or a Feast of the East, under the guidance of expert chefs who then dine with the delegates in a full plot-to-plate interactive learning experience.

Click here to enquire about this venue.
Royal Pier Development
 

The development of Royal Pier is one step closer, since the signing of the Development Agreement by all partners in March 2014.

This £400 million development will transform the landscape of Southampton’s waterfront, showcasing the international face of the city as a great place to live, work and enjoy.

The waterfront will be revitalised; Mayflower Park will be recreated and extended, while speciality shops, offices, leisure venues, apartments and waterside attractions will be scattered along the shoreline. The park will become a high quality public space offering spectacular views of the water and pretty southern skies.

These will all be linked by pedestrian promenades and piers – a celebration of the city’s maritime spirit. Development of the site, which is owned by Southampton City Council, the Crown Estate and Associated British Ports, will provide a permanent and improved home for the Southampton Boat Show.

Click here for more information. 

Event Management Experts 

Many of you have used Destination Southampton's free venue finding service previously, but did you know that we also offer a range of Event Management services? 

Let our experienced staff help you past the venue finding stage and assist with the nitty gritty - designing & circulating invitations, collating delegate registrations, planning event logistics and onsite event management. 

Don't just take our word for it - click here to view a VT of a recent event that we managed on behalf of Business South at The Hilton at The Ageas Bowl. 

Click here to enquire about Event Management. 
Marco pops up at Southampton’s Grand Harbour Hotel 

Marco Pierre White is to open a pop-up restaurant at The Grand Harbour Hotel in Southampton next month. The celebrity chef will bring his Wheeler’s of St James’s eatery to the city from 4-20th September.

It will be open to lunch and dinner guests from 4th September, incorporating the full duration of the Southampton Boat Show and the Grand Harbour Hotel have confirmed it will be accompanied by an al fresco Bottega Prosecco Bar serving a range of cocktails and fine Prosecco.

Wheeler’s of St James’s is the UK’s oldest fish restaurant brand and the new pop-up venue will serve a selection of its current menu, which includes dishes such as Rillettes of Duck with Prunes d’Argen, Ribeye Boston style with Oysters, Maldon Rock Oysters and Wheeler’s Fish Pie.

Marco said: “Southampton is a beautiful harbour city and its rich maritime heritage is a perfect fit with the essence of Wheeler’s. We hope it receives a warm welcome from Sotonians and visitors alike.

Laura Roberts, General Manager at the Grand Harbour Hotel, said: “Wheeler’s is a great brand with an excellent menu that reflects the standards of quality and service we want to achieve here. We are confident it will be a popular choice for visitors throughout September.”

Click here to enquire about the Grand Harbour. 
Exciting events for 2016

Once again, Southampton is set to host a number of fantastic events in 2016. The city's calendar is jam packed full of important dates for your diary, ranging from the annual Southampton Boat Show and Seawork exhibition, to sporting events including the Southampton Half Marathon and Race for Life, to the return of festivals Common People and Let's Rock Southampton. Another major event for the city will be Marwell's Zany Zebras trailing through the streets of Southampton from 16th July 2016.

Click here to view our Events Listing.
Southampton Familiarisation Visit

Are you an event organiser? We would be delighted for you to join the Destination Southampton team on 13-15th November 2015 to experience Southampton at it's best! There will be an opportunity for you to view a number of the city's conference & event facilities and also visit some of the region's top attractions. Please register your interest with hannah@destinationsouthampton.com and we will be in touch once the weekend's itinerary is confirmed.  
Hilton Southampton 

Hilton Southampton are offering a special Day Delegate Rate of only £25.00 per person if you confirm before 31st August 2015. 

The package includes:
Main conference room hire
Unlimited tea and coffee
2 course lunch
1 flipchart
LCD projector and screen
Pens and pads
WiFi
Car parking 

Bookings must be for a minimum of 10 delegates and take place before 31st March 2016.

Click here to enquire about this venue.
Film Expo South 

Film Expo South is launching on the 4th February 2016 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. 

The Expo will comprise of a plethora of professionals and dedicated artisans who are likeminded, philanthropic, dedicated and seek to promote production against a landscape of some of the finest vistas and locations in the world.

Whether you would like to exhibit, be a speaker, visit the expo or be a sponsor, please click here.

Click here for more information.
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