CURRENT HERITAGE CLIENTS

These are the Heritage Clients that we are currently actively working for. Typically, our work starts off with a review of all aspects of a venue’s facilities for revenue generation opportunities, statutory compliance and business and events opportunities. We also provide a project management service to new venues or venues returning to the market or launching new facilities and products.

We then provide each venue with a complete business development package including marketing plans, sales strategies, direct sales support, competitive analysis and viability studies – everything needed to monetise the venue.

HEDSOR HOUSE

Hedsor House was originally designed by Sir William Chambers, the architect of Somerset House, with the help of King George III and Queen Charlotte. They were captivated by Hedsor’s picturesque position high above the River Thames and its proximity to London. The beautiful Georgian house was extensively renovated and restored, re-opening in 2007.

Hedsor House is an exclusive use wedding and events venue. There are also 13 superb bedrooms on the first and second floors each a perfect blend of period style and modern facilities. The rooms have all been carefully designed to reflect their rich history whilst offering the very latest in modern comfort. Hedsor is also a popular location for filming.

Since 2010, Eddie Hoare has been Hedsor House’s Executive Chairman, responsible for managing and growing the business and delivering sustainable profits.

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Holkham Hall Interior
HOLKHAM HALL

With a stunning location on the north Norfolk coast and at the heart of a thriving 25,000 acre estate, Holkham Hall is described as an exceptional place, rich in history, architecture and wildlife. The seat of the Earls of Leicester, this elegant 18th century Palladian style mansion is still very much a lived-in family home which the family take pride in sharing with visitors.

In summer 2016 Holkham Corporate Events opened its new, dedicated events venue in the old pottery building near the hall, The Lady Elizabeth Wing, designed by Hopkins Architects, offers state-of-the-art facilities for over 250 dinner guests, 320 conference guests and 400 guests for a drinks party. The use of this space can be combined with any of the estate’s other venues.

Since 2017 we have been assisted with the launch of their Events business and the promotion of the new Lady Elizabeth Wing as an events and weddings venue.

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Kirtlington Park
KIRTLINGTON PARK

Located between Oxford and Blenheim Palace, Kirtlington Park is a breath-taking Palladian mansion set in glorious parkland and Capability Brown landscaped gardens. The fabulous State Rooms and gardens make the perfect setting for weddings and events, supported by superb catering provided by local and London caterers and a specialist Asian caterer.

Kirtlington is an 18th Century building with a 21st Century approach to professionalism and service. It is a private house, and home to the Buxton family. The House underwent a major redecoration in 2018 and the elegance and beauty of The Classical Era was restored to its former glory. It is easily accessible from the Midlands & home counties.

In 2018 Guy Rodger wrote a Business Review for the venue with a budgeted business & events marketing plan. He assisted in recruiting the events team.

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Cowdray Park & Cowdray House
COWDRAY PARK

Cowdray House is set in 110 acres of private gardens, grounds and parkland and is a spectacular venue for exclusive-use hire. It’s a perfect venue for birthday parties, family gatherings and weddings or a more intimate gathering. The opulence and seclusion of Cowdray House also makes it the perfect location for a Directors’ retreat, Board Meeting, conference, press launch, large client reception or a team building event.

Cowdray House is an Exclusive-Hire Event Venue. The rolling rolling hills and open skies of the Sussex coutryside are not the only features which make Cowdray House a wonderful location. Set in 110 acres of private gardens, grounds and parkland, Cowdray House is a spectacular venue for exclusive-use hire.

We were retained to consider uses for the recently vacated Cowdray House via a major feasibility study led by Simon Cope and supported by the rest of the team.

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Castle Ashby
CASTLE ASHBY

Built in 1574, Castle Ashby is the magnificent ancestral home of the Compton family. Located in the heart of a 10,000-acre working estate, the house and gardens can be found nestled amidst two hundred acres of beautiful parkland designed by Capability Brown. After many years as a family home the Castle will be re-launched as an exclusive residential events venue on an exclusive use basis in 2020.

There are 35 acres of gardens at Castle Ashby, including the romantic Italian Gardens, the impressive Orangery and stunning Arboretum planted with seeds collected from around the world. It is over 20 years since the 4.5-acre walled garden with its stone walls and adorned gates was last available for major public and private events.

In 2018 Eddie Hoare wrote a business plan for an Events business to be based around the Walled Garden. E+M+C was retained to launch the events business in 2019.

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