A unique and refreshingly different venue for a wide variety of
events! Bishops Wood Conference Centre is able to offer a
choice of rooms and buildings suitable for conferences, meetings,
training, team days, social activities and private functions.
Our award winning sustainably built centre has
a variety of different sized rooms, equipped with flip charts,
projectors, screens and internet access all included in the price.
We also have some unusual buildings in which to hold your meetings
or to incorporate in your conference, such as a Saxon Hall, Straw
Bale Building and 'Hobbit' style dome!
Set within 70 acres of beautiful ancient
woodland, meadows and pools this is a place for reflection,
learning and appreciation of the natural world, Even the walk
from the car-park will offer glimpses of woodland birds, squirrels
and other wildlife to enhance the start to your day. With the
increasing emphasis on the need to be sustainable, our facilities
at the Centre will appeal to the environmentally-conscious
businesses throughout the region.
We are able to offer the following extras to
your delegates to make their visit to Bishops Wood even more
- Inspirational guided tours of the centre, woodlands and
- Talks about the work of Bishops Wood Centre
- Opportunities to sit outside for lunch or breakout groups
- Self guided strolls around way-marked trails to walk off lunch,
improve health and gain inspiration between sessions
Facilities for Hire
This attractive and unique room with its
beautiful views of the surrounding oak woodland seats up to 80
people theatre style. There is easy access to the adjoining
boardwalk and seating where your participants can relax and
The Mitre Oak Room
This newly completed leaf shaped room seats 50
people theatre style. The large windows give beautiful views of the
North Woodland. The room is heated by ground source heat drawn from
deep bore-holes while the roof is clad with sedum. This room
with its soft north light also makes a perfect studio for
performance and art. The inter-active whiteboard allows the use of
the latest technology for presentations.
This room with its views across a large pool
seats up to 40 people theatre style. Ample natural light is
available even in winter when the adjoining pool reflects light
from the low winter sun.
This room seats up to 20 people theatre style
or 14 boardroom style. It provides an ideal and secluded venue for
meetings. The one way glass windows and adjoining bird-feeders
allow close up views of many woodland birds including woodpeckers
This light and airy room seats up to 10 people
boardroom style. It also houses an extensive collection of books
and periodicals ranging from sustainable building techniques to art
and the environment.
The Saxon Hall
This is a room with a difference. A full scale
reconstruction of a Saxon Hall of the 7th Century this is
constructed with an oak frame, clad in oak and thatched. While not
the usual sort of meeting room, this would make a memorable venue
for a team building event, Storytelling session or even celebrating
a wedding. It is the ideal place to sit around a fire, tell tales
of long ago with a horn of mead in your hand. Comfortably seats 30
on wooden benches and for storytelling performances we have hosted
over 50 people in this building.
As a base for outdoor team building sessions
with 45 cm thick walls of straw covered in traditional lime plaster
and the log burning stove lit, this is a cosy and atmospheric place
to return to, even in the depths of winter.
Constructed by local inventor Jay Emery as an
experiment in alternative building methods this is an experiment
which really worked. Everyone falls in love with this beautiful
building which is a very comfortable place for a small group to
meet. The surrounding deck is the perfect place to relax
around a barbecue or even to stage a performance of
If any of your guests are coming from afar we
can provide a list of nearby Bed and Breakfast Establishments and
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