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Offline and Outside: Alternatives to meeting rooms

25 May 2021 / Meetings & Events /

As we finally emerge out of lockdown, it’s an exciting thought that we will soon be able to reunite with our colleagues and clients in person. After being stuck indoors for so long, why not avoid a stuffy meeting room and get creative when planning your first in-person meeting with the help of our suggestions below.

1. Get into the great outdoors

Potting Shed wedding event room at The Grove

Deck chairs inside the Walled Garden

The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire

Over the last year we have all learnt how important being outdoors is. Luckily, The Grove has an abundance of outdoor spaces perfect for groups. Make use of bright, beautiful spaces that open out onto picturesque gardens or our stunning Walled Garden which houses the quirky Potting Shed, Jemima’s Kitchen Garden and so much more. Not forgetting our range of outdoor dining options that we will tailor to your needs.

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2. Try outdoor pursuits as team-building activities

Laser Clay shooting at The Grove

After being apart for so long, break the ice with a team-building activity. We have a whole host of outdoor pursuits onsite to either start or finish your team day out. Whether you choose archery, laser clay shooting or tennis, we guarantee it will help your team reconnect. And for more ideas, we work with Fruitful who have delivered hundreds of creative events at The Grove, from pottery to floristry and more. They also host wine tastings, code cracking games and their very popular mindfulness and movement range.

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3. Hit the greens with a corporate golf day

Golf at The Grove

The Stables Terrace


Whilst we’ve been closed, we’ve invested in our Championship course to keep it in world-class condition, meaning now is a better time than ever for a round on our greens. We can create a bespoke golf day for your group including tuition with our PGA Professionals, food and drinks in our Players Lounge or on The Stables terrace and more to make your away day one to remember.

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4. Enjoy a day on the river

The Runnymede on Thames beanbags

For a complete change of scenery, why not hire a riverboat for your team-building or client meeting? Our sister hotel, The Runnymede on Thames has several boats available to privately hire and cruise along the River Thames.

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Call 01923 296020 to speak to our Meetings & Events team