Englefield Estate is now established as one of the South East’s premier filming and events venues and has hosted large scale pop concerts, car rallies, food festivals and corporate challenge days.
A special event in September 2019 saw elements of each of these combined into one remarkable day.
Managed by award-winning agency Brands At Work, the ambitious event which covered a large area of the Estate, was months in the planning, took three weeks to build the infrastructure for and needed a crew of over 500 people to design, install and host.
The event was an opportunity for the 1,300 guests to reconnect, refocus and relax. It featured a yurt-based wellness village offering mindfulness and tai chi workshops and sessions in yoga and osteopathy rehab; an arts tent and lawn theatre with poetry and comedy performances, dance workshops and book discussions; as well as a glasshouse and lakeside pub for TED type talks, current affairs stand up and a pub quiz.
There was even a land train providing transportation between the venues across the 90-acre site.
The event began with a group plenary session before attendees were able to spend the day at the different sessions and workshops. Other options included tours of Englefield House and gardens, drawing classes, wine and food demonstrations, a virtual cycling tour and a Land Rover Discovery driving experience in our woodlands.
The celebration ended in a spectacular building constructed solely for the occasion, a 30-metre-high and 100-metre-long translucent dome which proved to be a memorable venue for dinner, light show concert and dancing.
Brands At Work Executive Producer Simon Mayne commented: “Englefield Estate was the perfect venue for the event. Not only did it have the scope and scale to accommodate all the buildings and different elements of our programme but it also has the most stunning setting. From the deer park to Englefield House, the gardens and woodlands to the lake the Estate provided the most spectacular views no matter what part of the event site you were on.
“This was a large event with a complex schedule of construction and installation. However, the team at Englefield was just brilliant. They were extremely accommodating and professional and we really appreciated the amazing support they gave us which helped make the event such a success.”
Peter Carson, House and Events Manager at Englefield Estate, said: “We were thrilled that the client selected Englefield as the venue for their special celebration and delighted to be able to play our part in delivering such a memorable and successful event for them and their guests.”
Not only did it have the scope and scale to accommodate all the buildings and different elements of our programme but it also has the most stunning setting.
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