Leading international conference venue Lane End reports a “dramatic upsurge” in the number of Christian retreat events it is hosting.
Lane End Conference Centre welcomed its first Christian retreat event just two years ago and since then word has spread fast among UK churches and religious groups.
The Buckinghamshire-based residential conference venue is an ideal Christian conference centre offering high quality conference facilities and accommodation with a peaceful rural location.
Despite being only 30 miles from the centre of London, the hi-tech business meeting venue nestles in 26 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside.
One conference organiser, Audrey Harrison, said: "Lane End Conference Centre has been the perfect choice for our annual retreat.
“The size and duration of our event enabled the venue to make us an attractive offer and we were very grateful for the benefit of being able to use this venue exclusively.
“We have found an exceptional new home for our annual conference."
Lane End Sales and Marketing Manager Heni Fourie said: “Demand for our facilities has increased so much among faith communities since we hosted our first Christian retreat conference in 2009.
“Lane End has since been host to four different religious groups, one of which has booked and confirmed the venue until 2013,” he added.
Religious conferences can traditionally be large events, requiring extensive meeting facilities with all the latest audio-visual technology.
Lane End Conference Centre is ideal for events like this because - unlike other conference venues - it comprises five completely self-contained buildings in one easily accessible location:
- Wycombe Court - which includes a fully equipped conference room; three break-out rooms; dedicated office; bar, dining room and lounge plus 26 en-suite bedrooms
- Wycombe Hall - three fully equipped conference meeting rooms, six break-out rooms in two self contained suites; office; dedicated bar, dining room and lounge; 43 en-suite bedrooms
- Wycombe Lodge (newly refurbished) - one main conference room for up to 90 delegates; one medium-sized conference room; five syndicate rooms; lounge, dining room and bar; 35 en-suite bedrooms
- The Quadrangle - one main conference room; six break-out rooms; private coffee lounge
- The Pavilion - the largest conference venue at Lane End Conference Centre, offering one main conference room for up to 150 guests, three dedicated break-out rooms and a private patio with a garden gazebo overlooking the grounds.
“A group could have the benefit of exclusive use of either the entire venue or one of the five distinct buildings,” said Mr Fourie.
“The Pavilion can accommodate up to 150 guests in a theatre layout and makes the perfect central meeting point with panoramic views of the grounds and access to the spacious terrace overlooking the gardens.”
Lane End also offers ample leisure facilities including a nine-hole golf course, two tennis courts, five-a-side football, volleyball, gym and indoor games room - all free for guests: “You don’t even have to bring your own golf clubs or tennis racquets, simply go to reception to collect them.”
Groups looking for great team building venues are well catered for as well because Lane End offers a wide range of activities including quad bikes, Max Kats, off road buggies, Segways, archery, crossbows and laser clay pigeon shooting.
Lane End Conference Centre has always been independently owned through its 42-year history, enabling it to deliver high levels of customer service. Earlier this year, Lane End joined the Meetings Industry Association, the independent voice of the UK conference venue market.
For further information about conference venues in High Wycombe, please contact Sales and Marketing Manager Heni Fourie, telephone +44 (0)845 521 3013 or email Lane End Conference Centre.
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Email: Lane End Conference Centre
Tel: +44 (0)845 521 3013
Lane End Conference Centre offers state of the art residential conference facilities, set in 26 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside just 30 miles from London.
Delegates enjoy hi-tech conference facilities, ample free parking and free broadband access on-site - all within swift and easy reach of the capital.
Lane End Conference Centre has 104 bedrooms, 34 meeting rooms, four lounge and bar areas, dining rooms, a games room with a lounge and bar, plus plenty of fitness and leisure facilities.