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4 stunning corporate event venues in Guildford and the Surrey Hills

Are you planning a festive company dinner, summer party, conference or team-building event in the Surrey Hills? We have pulled together a list of stunning venues in Guildford and the surrounding area for you to consider for your corporate event.

Read time: 3 – 5 minutes

Key takeaways:

  • Contemporary, chic meeting spaces as well as historic, beautiful function and meeting rooms
  • Venues in Guildford and the surrounding areas that offer wide-open spaces to help delegates connect with nature
  • Family-friendly activities and facilities for corporate events that are open to your employees’ loved ones

Corporate Event Venues in Guildford and the Surrey Hills

In the fourth part of our mini-series on impressive, memorable corporate event spaces in the UK, discover rare venues in Guildford and the Surrey Hills. While you’re here, you might also want to check out our carefully curated lists of beautiful and unusual venues in Bristol, Bath and Oxford

1. Loseley Park

The architectural splendour of the 16th Century Elizabethan house presents a grand backdrop for celebrations, conferences, corporate dinners and awards ceremonies.

Its function rooms feature a veritable treasure trove of furniture including intricately inlaid cabinets, ornate ceilings, chalk-carved fireplaces, fine works of art and family portraits depicting the More-Molyneux family, whose history has been tied to the property for more than 500 years.

Indoor event spaces include a 17th Century Tithe Barn, as well as the charming timber Chestnut Lodge while outdoors, the property’s botanical gems and 100 acres of grounds include The Walled Garden, The Rose Garden, Herb Garden, and The Flower Garden, plus a dedicated marquee lawn too.

Loseley Park has to be one of the most interesting and beautiful venues in Guildford. There are plenty of hotels within easy reach of the mansion and its rolling gardens.

Venue capacity: Available on application

2. Gate Street Barn

For those looking to connect with their teams and help their teams connect with nature in wide-open spaces, Gate Street Barn is a contemporary, stylish venue set amid beautiful gardens and woodland. Just 20 minutes drive from the centre of Guildford, it’s a perfect space for corporate functions, parties, charity events, leadership team meetings and off-sites.

Interactive workshops can be held in The Old Dairy. The Barn can cater to groups looking for a space for a corporate dinner or a large presentation. For after-hours gatherings, The Pheasantry is a bar area next to The Barn.

The property includes a white stork conservation site, an archery area, plenty of walking routes, woodland and Farmhouse gardens – offering plenty of inspiration for breathers between sessions or team-building activities.

The accommodation options include Shepherd’s Huts, the Hayloft, Stable Flat, and Pool House as well as the seven-bedroom farmhouse. Gate Street is a chic and versatile country retreat that offers customisable spaces for corporate events of many shapes and sizes.

Venue capacity: Available on application

3. De Vere Horsley Towers

If venues in Guildford itself aren’t quite meeting your needs, you might want to consider the nearby De Vere Horsley towers. Rich in characterful, architectural features, the imposing Horsley Towers features a Great Hall, a bar, beautifully furnished event spaces and contemporary meeting suites.

Outside amid the 75-acre grounds, there’s a gin bar, terrace, lawn and lake, woodland areas and a 7-hole frisbee golf course – plenty of space for teams to roam around before, during and after meetings and events.

The grounds are immaculately landscaped and maintained and there are 95 stylish and contemporary rooms available for participants. The Hub is the Estate’s collection of nine meeting spaces, which can be booked individually or all together. Adjacent to The Hub, the courtyard creates a calming breakout or barbecue space in warm months.

Designed and built in 1820 by Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament, the Estate is situated just outside Guildford – easy striking distance from London. The Grooms Room features a full-size snooker table, table tennis, table football, darts and arcade basketball.

Venue capacity: Up to 200 guests

4. Foxhills

Foxhills is a unique country club whose estate dates to the 1780s and whose grounds roam across 400 acres of unspoilt countryside. This spa hotel boasts 66 hotel rooms and iconic golf courses and as well as having a reputation as a family-friendly leisure destination, it has also become synonymous with exceptional corporate events.

There are several meeting spaces available – perfect for intimate tete-a-tete planning sessions as well as large group events. The spaces include The Clubhouse with several terraces, The Library on the ground floor of The Manor House, an Executive Boardroom, and The Study and The Pine Room.

The grounds include tennis courts, a yoga cabin, woodland trails, five swimming pools – indoor and outdoor, an award-winning restaurant with three dining rooms, a brasserie-style restaurant and a deli.

Foxhills would make the ideal backdrop for dynamic corporate functions or weekends that bring your people and their loved ones together so they can improve their acquaintance with your company, leadership team and corporate culture.

Venue capacity: Up to 200 delegates

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Venues in Guildford – we can help

Whether you’re looking to organise a summer festival for employees and their families, a brand experience day, a showstopping corporate celebration, an office opening or a conference and after party, it couldn’t be easier with the expertise and support of the MGN events’ team. We also offer a fantastic venue-finding service, so if you are looking for venues in Guildford, or anywhere else, get in touch.

Get help creating successful corporate events that support employee engagement and well-being in our 5 step framework for event success. Get more inspiration for your next event or contact our team via the form below, on 01932 22 33 33 or by email at hello@mgnevents.co.uk.

Further reading:

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Increase staff engagement with a personalised event
7 great ways to improve employee well-being at internal events
Building team culture in a work-from-anywhere world
People-first culture: 5 ways to spark and measure engagement at employee events


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