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Summer parties with style in Cheltenham – the gateway to the Cotswolds

As the evenings get lighter, and the weather gets warmer, you might be starting to think about where the best Cheltenham events venue with great outdoor space is to hold your summer party or away day. Whether you are planning a corporate gathering or a private affair, Cheltenham is a great location for all occasions. 

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Cheltenham is a Regency spa and festival town with world-renowned sporting and cultural events, picturesque venues and is the gateway to the Cotswolds, an aspirational destination for your next summer event. Cheltenham is the perfect destination for the feel of a city buzz with countryside charm. Most of the hotels are surrounded by private grounds, acres of listed gardens or with beautiful backdrops of the Cotswolds scenery.

The destination offers a wide choice of venues both within the town centre and beyond to suit any style, taste, budget and size and can accommodate up to 2,500 people at the famous Jockey Club Cheltenham Racecourse, home of jump racing and ‘The Festival’. 

Taking your event outdoors offers a variety of exciting options and with Cheltenham’s extensive portfolio of venues and hotels with outdoor spaces means we can host all types of events from drinks receptions and summer parties to mini-festivals and outdoor film screenings to team building activities onsite and offsite. Not all summer parties need to be high-energy events, many of Cheltenham’s hotels have beautiful spas and grounds perfect for wellbeing activities, relaxation sessions and outdoor yoga.

Unique outdoor spaces perfect for summer parties include: Cowley Manor’s marquee overlooking the beautiful lake and grounds, or even an exclusive evening pool party. For an adventurous team-building day, clay pigeon shooting or a barbecue, we would recommend the magnificent grounds at Sudeley Castle & Gardens providing the perfect backdrop for any summer event. For a country pursuit style range of activities, the venue for you is the exclusive 5* Ellenborough Park Hotel & Spa 15th century country estate. These are just a few ideas for you to imagine and for us to create for you. 

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One of the big benefits of having great outdoor event space is the potential to host an abundance of exciting food and drinks options. An outdoor barbecue is a popular choice but grazing boards, bowl food or afternoon tea are also guaranteed to be a hit. 

Cheltenham’s location is perfect for nearby activities such as Jaguar Landrover Experience at Eastnor, Herefordshire, wine tasting at Three Choirs Vineyard in Newent, Gloucestershire and award winning Ian Coley Shooting School.

Meet in Cheltenham can help you put together a summer event to remember, from sourcing your events venue and accommodation to arranging incredible activities that will make your team feel valued, recognise their hard work and bring them back together. Take a look here to find the ideal venue for your summer party or outdoor event in Cheltenham and find out more about our variety of venues. 

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