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Drum Cafe a big hit at Lane End Summer Party

Lane End Conference Centre, one of the first purpose built venues in the UK, hosted their annual summer party on the 9th September 2010.

The event, attended by over 100 current and prospective clients, was a collaborative effort between Lane End Conference Centre and some of its most trusted event partners. 

Guests were greeted on arrival with a welcome drink and invited to enjoy the peaceful views of the grounds from the Pavilion terrace. Lane End’s team building partner, Hi5, entertained guests with archery and segway challenges whilst others enjoyed the Formula 1 experience presented by the Racing Challenge. 

Pre-dinner entertainment was provided by the internationally renowned Drum Café. Each guest was supplied with an African drum at their table and Brett Schlesinger, founder of Drum Café, seamlessly led the whole party into an exhilarating performance in which every single guest took part. 

A great number of guests commented on the success of the event. “It was a really well arranged and fun event. I especially liked the beer kegs but finished last when racing my colleagues in the Ferrari challenge” says Janne Heimonen from Nikken. “The drums were absolutely brilliant ­ very different and a great way to start off the meal,” Alison Newbold. “Lane End looks very suitable for some of our conference clients and I will be delighted to let you know when I can come and stay with a potential client.” Robin Findlay. 

The evening wound up in the Cabin Bar, Lounge and Games Room, a popular facility offering a variety of recreational and leisure activities for guests. Opened just recently, it includes a comfortable bar area, pool, snooker, table tennis and air hockey as well as a sun deck for evening drinks and BBQs. 

Heni Fourie, sales and marketing manager commented: “The evening was a tremendous success with a great mix of loyal customers and new prospective clients. It was a great opportunity to offer our gratitude for the loyal custom of so many regular visitors as well as introducing our great facilities and the quality of our food to many new visitors.”

Lane End Conference Centre was built in 1969 on a site previously occupied by a girls’ boarding school. The 26 acres of parkland includes a par 3 golf course, tennis courts and open areas for teambuilding. The Centre is based around five self contained buildings, each with its own set of meeting rooms and some with a private dining room, lounge, bar and dedicated bedrooms, ensuring maximum privacy for numbers ranging from 2 to 180. All meeting rooms have natural daylight, a feature which will be increased during the next round of refurbishments. There are 104 study bedrooms onsite as well as leisure and bar facilities for residential events.

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