Conference season here again at Greetham Valley

Oakham Conference RoomThe lazy days of summer are coming to a close and everyone seems to be busying themselves with both the new academic year and a new business season, after this well-deserved break.

Greetham Valley’s Conference Centre is certainly gearing up to welcome back our regular conference customers, who return time and again to our Rutland conference venue to take advantage of our purpose built rooms, fabulous value and friendly, efficient service.

For conference organisers looking for a venue in Rutland to host their next meeting or event, look no further! We have a range of  fantastic light, air-conditioned rooms overlooking the golf courses, perfect for 2 to 250 delegates.

All rooms come fully equipped at no extra expense and we are pleased to offer flexible catering options to suit your needs. Our corporate events team would be delighted to show you around our facilities and chat through the different options.

More details from Claire on 01780 460444 or email.

Rutland falconry experience at Greetham Valley

Greetham Valley Hotel, in association with Simon Tebbutt of, now offers a Falconry Experience as the latest on-site pre-bookable activity.

Guests and visitors are shown how to safely handle a variety of these superb birds of prey, including Errol the great grey owl (seen above with Katie Hinch) and Bob the eagle owl, held by Sam Holmes.

Sam said  ‘They are surprisingly heavy for what I thought was a bundle of feathers’ whilst Katie’s comment about Errol was how expressive his face was!

The Falconry Experience is suitable for all ages from 6 upwards, with each session tailored as required to meet specific group needs.

Contact Simon on 01572 811177 or 07989 098071 to arrange a Falconry Experience  in Rutland for your family, friends or corporate day.

Greetham Valley opens Conference Lounge

Rutland seems to have been taken over by conference delegates recently! At Greetham Valley, February and March have been very busy months, with lots of small conferences, interviews and product launches being held in our smaller meeting rooms overlooking the golf courses. Our forward bookings for conferencing for April are a very mixed bag with regards to sizes – from a three person interview set up to a team building day for ninety!

February also saw the launch of the new Conference Lounge facility, adjacent to the downstairs conference rooms, whilst conference break outs have been upgraded to include mini sausage and bacon rolls on arrival, homemade cookies and a bowl of fresh fruit in the room.

Greetham Valley has recently rolled out a corporate partnership scheme to local companies, which offers benefits to client employees across the range of products over our complex. We have just signed a third such partnership agreement with a local company and are looking forward to offering themselves and their employees privileged access to Greetham Valley’s facilities. Should any Managing Directors or HR personnel wish to discuss the benefits to their company and their employees of  a corporate partnership agreement with Greetham Valley, please contact Claire Daniels

Talk Business At Greetham Valley

If your business regularly holds conferences or public talks, then you’ll already know the importance of finding a great venue.  If you’re trying to increase attendance, then the last thing you want is to be stuck in a dingy room that no-one’s going to want to visit!

At Greetham Valley, we can offer you the corporate hospitality that you deserve.  As one of Rutland’s premier conference venues, we can provide you with a range of different suites, all designed to suit your own working needs.
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Conferencing has its seasons

Conferencing, like golf and many other aspects of our lives, has its seasons. The first quarter of this year saw many companies shaking off 2010 and booking conferences at Greetham Valley to discuss how to move their businesses forward. Many companies have shed employees in recent years and seem to be concentrating on ‘upgrading’ their remaining staff – retraining workshops, seminars, brainstorming have all been very much in evidence as businesses focus on investing in their people. Conferencing trends for 2011 therefore are twofold:

  • smaller meetings between higher management, offsite and in private
  • larger workshop type seminars, with multi breakout groups and an emphasis in encouraging employees to believe in themselves and in the companies they work for

After a quieter summer, conference bookings are picking up again for the colder season – everyone’s back from holidays and raring to go, of course!!

Golf course machinery company

Now this would save some greenkeeping costs on our golf courses! Toro, a well known golf course machinery company, came to Greetham Valley to demonstrate to the regions’ greenkeepers their latest products. Whilst here, the demo included cutting tees, fairways and greens with state of the art equipment and with the greatest care. We’d like to invite Toro to do a similar demonstration again – maybe twice a week during the growing season??

Local green energy company

Last week’s series of conferences at Greetham Valley included a corporate day for a local green energy company, who enjoyed a post meeting team relaxation session – on the archery range with tuition from the Bowmen of Rutland! By all accounts, a great deal of fun was had at what was a new sport for all the delegates. Surprisingly – the boss was allowed to win! So tip of the week courtesy of this company – pick a new sport or activity so everyone is on a level playing field (no pun intended) – and let the boss show why he is the boss!