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Venue Profile: Heythrop Park Resort, Oxford

Maria recently visited Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. Read all about the venue below:

Summary

Set in 440 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, this English country estate is home to both Heythrop Park hotel and the Crowne Plaza hotel, both of which provide the perfect setting for meetings and events with 358 bedrooms, 28 meeting rooms, a purpose built conference theatre and its own training wing.

Location

The hotel is easy to find being close to Chipping Norton and the M40 and M5. Charlbury station is 6 miles away and Banbury station is 14.5 miles away. Heathrow Airport can be reached in an hour and there is plenty of free parking on-site.

First Impressions

Arriving at the venue is via a long drive way (about 1.5 miles) which was nice to take in the beautiful grounds and surroundings.

Event Space and Facilities

The 2 venues sit side by side of each other and can be used individually or combined for larger events. Heythrop Park Hotel is grade II listed and dates back to 1710. It offers more traditional event spaces and bedrooms while the Crowne Plaza hotel offers contemporary meeting rooms and bedrooms.

Our favourite event space was the colourful Auditorium in the Crowne Plaza hotel which can accommodate up to 400 delegates theatre style. We loved the comfortable chairs and the impressive stage and AV equipment. The Churchill, situated in the main Heythrop Park house was also impressive with its mahogany panelled walls and grand fireplace which can host meetings and dinners for up to 60 guests.

We also liked the Moroccan courtyard linked to meeting spaces in the Crowne Plaza which provides a unique breakout area.

There is also a brand new permanent marquee on the lawn (the Archery Suite) which can hold up to 1000 people in a theatre layout and 800 for a banqueting event.

Collectively, there are 358 bedrooms on-site, many of which have recently been refurbished. Guests can also enjoy the gym and spa facilities which include a heated indoor pool, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms.

Outside there is plenty of space for outdoor events, team building activities and away days. The resort is also renowned for golf and has its own Championship 18 hole golf course.

Food and Service

We had dinner as part of their ‘Great Gatsby’ launch event and the food was very good and well presented. Food is served in the Brassey Restaurant which is in the Crowne Plaza. There are also 3 different bars to choose from. Each table had a host and they were great company. All of the staff were really helpful.

Quick Glance

Venue: Heythrop Park Resort

Location: Oxford
Perfect For:

Meetings, training, conferences, private dining events and celebrations.

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