As with all hotels and venues, the changing of the seasons usually brings a change in business. One venue which this rule applies to, perhaps more than most, is The Lensbury in Teddington. For a venue that already operates as a Premium Leisure Club, Conference Centre, Events Venue and 171 Bedroom Hotel, it was a big step to stretch their business model to include becoming an official Team Base at Rugby World Cup 2015.
The difference between providing a picture-perfect setting for some pretty high profile weddings and balancing the training and nutritional needs of 32 man squads of man-mountains couldn’t be starker. However we hear that service ran faultlessly. General Manager, Ivor Turner, said, “The feedback from all our visitors and guests has been excellent and my team are justly proud of the results. We are keen to share our unique service with both national and international guests in 2016.” Indeed, several overseas companies have chosen The Lensbury for their partners’ events.
The three teams they hosted – New Zealand, Australia and South Africa – finished in the top three spots. As one of The Lensbury’s mantras is ‘a great place for team-building’, it certainly did what it says on the tin. Bookings for corporate team building events have spiralled
The venue has also played host to several charity fundraisers. They hosted a Gala Dinner for the Wooden Spoon charity in aid of Rugby Tots and were very proud to help Pancreatic Cancer UK raise funds at their Gala Dinner in The Wimbledon Suite.
The fully refurbished Thames View Suite is a very popular venue for events of all kinds. Its outdoor decking and views across the lawns down to the Thames, makes it a perfect setting for weddings, conferences and of course parties. Spring weddings by the rose garden are also very popular.
We hear that preparations are now fully under-way for the 35th Annual Summer Ball on Friday 1st July, which is always one of the highlights of The Lensbury year. With top class food, music and spectacular fireworks it is a very special evening.
If you haven’t been to The Lensbury yet, it’s probably an excellent time to try it.