Venue: The Wilderness Reserve
Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk
Sleeps: 150 guest
Maximum capacity for events: 120 seated dinner
About the experience: Wilderness Reserve is set over 5000 acres of private estate and brings you to the heart of nature. The Reserve shares the estate with a wide range of animals from deer to barn owls and over 100 different species of birds and butterflies.
The estate can accommodate 100 guests in the hotel and an additional 50 over 11 Luxury manors, farmhouses and Cottages. With facilities to accommodate your conference, dinners and activities such as wine tasting, fishing, paddle boarding, clay pigeon shooting and many more.
Our Recommendation: Wilderness Reserve is the perfect retreat to take your team for a unique incentive and team building experience. AOK Venues would recommend giving your team an unforgettable evening with the ‘Murder Mystery’ experience. A fun way of getting everyone working together to solve the riddles and clues as the story unfolds. Who said team building was boring?
Venue: Glamping at Carey Manor
Location: New Forest, Hampshire
Number of Tepees: 50
Maximum capacity for events: 200 based on 4 – 6 people per tent
About the experience: Glamping at Carrey’s Manor is a fun experience for the whole team to unwind, camp under the beautiful star lit sky in stylish tepees, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course BBQ and wake up to the smell of bacon and sausage rolls being freshly cooked in the field. The Campsite is set in the enchanting back drop of the New Forest, boasting acres of woodland to explore. The option of hosting a meeting is still available in one of ten meeting rooms with an abundance of natural daylight which Carrey’s Manor has to offer. You can even indulge in the Award-winning Thai Spa Facilities.
Our recommendation: Careys Manor is perfect for any company looking to reward and bring their staff together with a unique experience. AOK Venues think this is perfect chance to embrace the wilderness and get stuck into one of their many team building activities they have to offer. From land to water experiences, you are bound to find the perfect fit. The country sports option has a great variety of team challenges including archery, laser clay shooting, Segway's and our personal favorite duck herding.
Venue: The Goodwood
Location: Caple, Surrey
Number of bedrooms: 12
Maximum capacity for events: 245 theatre style
About the experience: Goodwood Estate is set over a stunning 12,000-acre landscape. Goodwood Estate has so much to offer with 3 hotels, a farm, racecourse, motor circuit, 2 golf courses, restaurant and health club. Whether you are hosting a special dinner party, top level meeting, off-site board meeting or product launch, Goodwood's flexible space can accommodate you and your guests.
Our recommendations: We would highly recommend this venue for team building and incentive days. With so much to offer in a beautiful setting, your teams will have an unforgettable experience.
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