Cumberland Lodge joins Venues of Excellence
Cumberland Lodge, a distinctive residential conference centre and educational foundation in Windsor Great Park, has joined Venues of Excellence as its latest member.
The former royal residence, a beautiful Grade II listed building nestled in the heart of the Crown Estate, provides delegates with a distinctive setting for creative thinking and inspiring discussion. Situated 20 minutes from Heathrow, close to Gatwick, and just 25 miles from Central London, the venue combines historic rooms, the friendly atmosphere of an English country house, and all the facilities expected of a modern conference centre. It is a self-contained venue, noted for its excellent food, indoor and outside dining options, and exceptional quality of service.
Cumberland Lodge is popular as a venue for meetings, retreats, away days, professional development courses, weddings and other special events. It offers a range of flexible meeting spaces, spread across three historic buildings, including large conference rooms with linked breakout rooms, elegant reception rooms, private meeting and dining spaces and an open-air woodland seminar space. The venue features 60 individually styled bedrooms for residential events and extensive grounds to explore. It is equipped with a library, gym, chapel, table tennis room, snooker and pool room, tennis court and bicycles, with free wifi throughout.
Commercial bookings at Cumberland Lodge support its core work as a charitable foundation, which brings together students and academics, community groups, policy makers and leading figures in public life to discuss the social and ethical issues that affect us all, through subsidised student study retreats, cross-disciplinary conferences and seminars, and mentoring schemes and scholarships for early career researchers.
Mandy Jennings, Director of Sales for Venues of Excellence comments: “We are really pleased to be working with Cumberland Lodge, and providing our clients with the opportunity to book such a remarkable historic venue. It has the excellent facilities and service which are a given in all our member venues, plus a real wow factor from the moment you arrive.”
As a member of Venues of Excellence, Cumberland Lodge is now able to benefit from the consortium’s marketing and membership activities, sharing best practices and benchmarking to ensure customers enjoy the benefits of consistently high quality standards.
Matthew Hancock, Sales & Marketing Manager at Cumberland Lodge, added: “We’re very pleased to have joined the Venues of Excellence network and we look forward to making the most of all the membership benefits.
“We’ve already participated in a study tour of member venues, which was beneficial in terms of assessing what we offer in relation to others and looking at where we can make further improvements for our guests in the future.
“We’ve been somewhat of an undiscovered gem to many in the conference and events industry, over the years, so one of our main reasons for joining Venues of Excellence was to invite new organisations to come and experience the special character and ambience of Cumberland Lodge.”