Top Venue Booker Verity Deaville aka ‘Verity Venue’ writes an honest review on some of her favourite venues and this month she has chosen the enchanting DeVere Milton Hill House in Oxfordshire.
Venue: Milton Hill House
Location: Located just 13 miles from Oxford, 50 minutes train journey from London Paddington
Number of meeting rooms: 21
Maximum number of day delegates: 150
Number of bedrooms: 121
Car Parking: 150 free parking spaces
Verity Venue’s View
DeVere market this venue as ‘enchanting’ and I do have to agree, the moment you step into the Georgian manor house reception this venue offers something different. The house was once the summer home of Sir Mortimer Singer, of the Singer sewing machine family who was responsible for the grand modifications in the early 1900s. The oil company Esso then took residence and built the adjoining conference centre, followed by DeVere who have since spent £5 million on tasteful renovations. The Georgian house offers 20 bedrooms that are delightful with the remaining more modern rooms situated in the conference centre.
Corporate Events and Incentive Trips
Milton Hill House is the perfect ‘get a way’ for businesses to take time out for board meetings, training, dinners, product launches and team building plus large scale events in the 20 acres of parkland. The modern conference centre offers 21 meeting rooms all of high standard with natural daylight and the famous DeVere comfy 7 hour meeting chairs.
The venue offers an ‘energy’ refreshment station in the modern café but also have stations dotted around the venue offering unlimited tea and coffee, porridge and homemade cookies in the morning and fresh popcorn in the afternoon all included in the day delegate rate. The projector, screen and WIFI are also included making booking here a pleasure. For corporate entertainment they can offer two rooms for private dinners the Wisteria holding 120 and the Lilac holding 50 plus the team work closely with local companies to dress the rooms and offer entertainment – I particularly liked the singing waiters when we visited! In the summer businesses can take advantage of the beautiful grounds for team-building, product launches, marquee events and corporate fun days and after a long day of work the DeVere team can arrange platters of delicious cheese and port served in their traditional Georgian library. There is also a health/ fitness suite, treatment rooms and an indoor pool. What I liked here though is that the DeVere Team are able to cater for most business requirements however large or small and already have established and trusted partnerships with local suppliers readily available (including a full scale fun fair bumper car ride!).
Celebration and Wedding Events
I really liked Milton Hill House not only as a fabulous venue to marry but also because of the attention they dedicate to weddings. They offer a seven-day sales service so brides and grooms can visit on the weekend and receive the same quality of service as in the week. Even better they have a one wedding a day policy (yeah) which is just fantastic. They have several rooms that are licensed to hold the wedding ceremony and in the summer weddings can take place outside under the spectacular Italian garden pergola. I would also recommend this venue for any large scale weddings held in a marquee in the 20 acres of peaceful parkland but still have access to the DeVere first rate service, accommodation and quality of food.
Anything else to add that makes this venue special
With 20 acres Milton Hill House can easily manage large-scale outdoor events so perfect for large corporate fun days, large-scale product launches with cars etc, team building and marquee events. The delightful Italian Gardens is a perfect alfresco area set up with large permanent BBQ’s to cater for summer events. Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence sums this venue perfectly.
Verity Venue (VV) Rating
Corporate venue: ★ ★ ★ ★
Celebration venue: ★ ★ ★ ★
Images thanks to DeVere Milton Hill
For more information and prices to host your business, incentive, wedding or celebration event at Milton Hill House please contact Verity Venue direct on 01260 273026/07588 677449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org