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When we discuss your objectives for the perfect event we’ll need to know where you want to start and finish. The following information may be helpful to you in making this decision.
One of our favourite locations as it’s situated in the beautiful New Forest National Park. With easy links from London and the M27, the area has some superb 4 and 5 star Spa Hotels (many with good conference facilities) and several good venues for pre-event breakfast or post sailing celebratory drinks. Lymington Yacht Haven has ample free car and coach parking and is just a few minutes from The Solent. Yarmouth and Cowes on the Isle of Wight are accessible for most single or multi-day events.
A very popular option as links by road, rail and air are relatively simple and quick. Overnight accommodation close to the marinas is available with many waterfront bars and restaurants too. The Solent is a few miles down Southampton Water with visits to Cowes and Yarmouth possible for most events.
Close to Southampton and just off the M27. Not so easy by train so car or coach travel recommended. Port Hamble Marina is located close to the end of Southampton Water making The Solent, Cowes and Yarmouth accessible on days where time is more limited. Hotel accommodation is mainly closer to the M27 with several of these venues having good conference and meeting spaces.
Ideal for single day events where no overnight accommodation is required as there are limited quality hotels in the area. Gunwharf Quays Marina is just 5 minutes’ walk from Portsmouth Harbour station and is located in a premium retail outlet complex with many bars and restaurants. The compact marina accesses The Solent in minutes with Cowes on the Isle of Wight in range for lunches or a swift half!
Whilst most of our events start from the mainland, we often start events from Cowes. Known as the sailing capital of the world, Cowes has a friendly and vibrant high street mainly occupied by independent traders and restaurants along with two large marinas. Several prestigious Royal Yacht Clubs welcome our guests including the Royal Ocean Racing club with its great views over the harbour. Hotel accommodation is a challenge for larger groups but we often use several of the smaller quality hotels. Cowes is our most popular lunchtime stop-off location.
This quaint historic market town is a favourite for many of our clients as a great place for a relaxing lunch. Its harbour is within walking distance of several small hotels and great restaurants with the Royal Solent Yacht Club right on the waterfront and ideal for larger groups. Your event can also start and finish here with a ferry to Lymington close to the harbour and town square.
Should you need your event to take place in the heart of London then we have several events that we run on the river. We have access to a selection of the piers from Chelsea in the West to North Greenwich in the East. Call us for more information on this location.
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