Journey’s end in lovers meetings, but there is much more to multi award-winning hotel and restaurant, East Lodge in Rowsley, than just rooms, weddings and conferences. The hotel’s unique location and facilities make it perfect for all manner of events and special occasions.
While weddings remain a core part of the East Lodge business, the hotel is seeing increasing demand for its facilities – for everything from funerals, gala dinners, conferences and for VIP events demanding seclusion, security and exclusive use.
“There is a popular misconception that the best conferencing facilities and accommodation is only to be found in the south, but several of the events held at East Lodge recently demonstrate this is far from the case. We are helping to play our part in putting Derbyshire and the midlands on the map.” explained East Lodge director Iain Hardman. “Our region is the most central in the UK so we are easy to reach for people, no matter wheat parts of the country they are coming in from. When given the opportunity, we are proving that when it comes to fine dining and venues for business, Derbyshire can compete with the very best this country has to offer.”
Most recently, East Lodge held a conference and Gala Dinner for the Framework Knitters, who while usually based in the south, took the opportunity to meet at East Lodge and see the sights of Derbyshire and the surrounding region, as Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are the spiritual home of Framework Knitting.
“We had an excellent meal at East Lodge and it was an informative visit to the region that has important historical significance for our Company,” said Master of the Framework Knitters George Turner. “The conference was a great success and everyone had a great few days in the region.”
East Lodge is the perfect venue for national conferencing and important business meetings, when only the very best will do. Selected by Conde Nast as one of the three finalists in their “best venue hotel” award category, the hotel is situated within 10 acres of its own grounds, which means that arrival by helicopter is welcome and the secure nature of the building and grounds, make it ideal for VIP guests and exclusive use. If necessary the site is perfect for ‘lockdown’ or sanctuary and entry/exit by air is an added protection bonus when security and seclusion are paramount.
For the more traditional meeting, East Lodge offers a range of facilities, with three dedicated conference rooms for 16-100 delegates, to the Wye room, which can hold many delegates and comes complete with large projector, WI-FI broadband all the other facilities required to make business events a success. Should you choose to stay, even the rooms have perfect business touches, like WI-FI and iPhone docking stations.
As well as these more formal events, East lodge is also the perfect location for those important family events and can host everything from birthdays to funerals, activity weekends to away days. Whatever your needs in Derbyshire, East Lodge can deliver.
“While East Lodge is always going to be a magnet for couples looking for the perfect wedding, that doesn’t mean weddings is all we do,” explained Iain. “People do seem surprised when we tell them we are hosting conferences as well, or planning for a funeral reception. The fact is our location and facilities make East Lodge perfect for so many different events, including for people wishing to take a break in the Peak District for afternoon tea!”
East Lodge remains one of the top hotels and restaurants in the UK, with a prestigious range of accolades to its name and with a new local wine supplier, meals now taste even better than ever. Owned by the Hardman family, East Lodge can also point to the coveted AA “Inspectors’ Choice” Award, with three red stars for 2010 placing it within the top 150 hotels in the whole of the UK and East Lodge remains just one of 48 hotels in the country presented with a Visit England Gold Award.
Book your conference, meeting or special event now by calling East Lodge on 01629 734474.