The Independent Venue Roadshow (IVR) provides event professionals the opportunity to meet and research independently owned hotels and venues to add to their little black book.
We were joined on the blog by Christine Clark from Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club in Crewe, who are the host venue of our next IVR on the 15th-16th of November. Christine gives us a taste of what you can expect from the event and what it's like to exhibit on the Independent Venue Roadshow.
1. What do guests say they love most about Wychwood Park?
The quality of service is most often commented on by guests and in feedback as we have a great team that are very attentive to our guests individual needs. Having a venue situated so close to the motorway yet situated in over 300 acres of grounds is also deemed extremely positive by our guests, having such picturesque and tranquil surroundings with such ease of accessibility.
2. What is one fact buyers or event planners should know about Wychwood Park?
We are a contemporary, purpose built conference venue with great versatility and flexibility when it comes down to clients’ needs and requirements. With 27 meeting rooms, spacious public areas and situated in over 300 acres, we want to work with event planners to best use our space to suit the needs of their clients.
3. What is your favourite thing about being a part of the current IVR programme?
I think the opportunity to meet such a range and number of event planners is great when you are an independent venue. It is a great to get in front of people that want to use independent venues and also have a piece of quality time with them.
4. At CHS, we champion independent venues with the IVR programme. What do you personally think are the benefits of an event planner teaming up with an independent venue?
There are many great benefits for teaming up with an independent venue. Independent venues can offer a great deal of flexibility which means we can offer much more of a blank canvas to event planners and clients which enables them to be far more creative and tailor events to the client’s needs. I feel that being an independent venue allows you to shine in the spotlight on your own and really shout about all the things that we do so well!
If you're a corporate events professional or PA/EA interested in joining us at IVR this month to meet and research 30 independent hotels and venues, including Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club in Crewe, please apply to register here.