Together with the estate’s sweeping driveway, stunning lake, picturesque gardens and 250 acres of parkland, the new-look Wokefield Place offers a variety of events and meeting spaces with a restaurant, Burr & Co. coffee shop and cosy bar.
The dedicated conference building has undergone a re-design which brings the best of the outdoors in, from a newly created indoor tree lined Avenue that connects the ground floor spaces and leisure facilities to the estate’s parkland and 18-hole PGA golf course.
The refurbishment combines contemporary touches and modern services with the original building’s features and is part of the De Vere brand’s wider £100m investment programme across its portfolio of country estate hotels and modern event spaces.
Wokefield Place offers flexible, timely, efficient and seamless service with the latest in AV and Wi-Fi technology making events and meetings hassle-free. Organisers can choose from 51 meeting spaces that can host intimate gatherings of 10 delegates to grand gala dinners up to 300 guests in the Wokefield Suite and 350 guests in the Maple Suite.
“I am delighted to see Wokefield Place’s renovation complete,” says Howard Lewis, GM at De Vere Wokefield Estate. “The space, which has been carefully designed to deal with the demands of the future, is looking fantastic; we’ve already received enthusiastic feedback from guests.
“As the refurbishment continues in our historic Mansion House, I am looking forward to seeing the transformation of De Vere Wokefield Estate unfold over the coming months as we restore this well-established, popular property back to glory.”
At Wokefield Place, guests can enjoy fresh seasonal produce from local suppliers prepared by professional chefs in either The View restaurant or Burr & Co. An outdoor pizza oven has been introduced on the refreshed terraced and will serve up pizzas all year round.
The View, which has striking views of the Championship golf course, has undergone further refurbishment and offers informal buffet dining for breakfast and lunch, as well as an a la carte menu in the evenings.
Guests can also relax at the new Benedict’s Bar or artisan coffee shop and deli, Burr & Co. which will has opened just off the Avenue and is the ideal place for meetings or a relaxed bite to eat. Here delegates can enjoy hot and cold deli dishes during a meeting or conference, which have been carefully crafted in partnership with the group’s nutritionist, Wendy Martinson OBE.
As De Vere Wokefield Estate continues its extensive £10 million refurbishment, 21st century touches will also be introduced to the original mansion house, due to be completed in spring 2018.