Luxury Essex country house hotel, Down Hall, has opened its West Wing following an extensive £1.2m refurbishment.
Connected to the main house but offering a stand-alone, self-sufficient space, the enhanced wing has been redeveloped to cater specifically for weddings, conferences and corporate events.
Overseen by award-winning designer Rachel McLane, the West Wing has been completely refurbished to create a 4,150 sqm function space with six event rooms, a private lounge and bar, 54 bedrooms and a dedicated entrance through the newly landscaped gardens.
“Thoughtfully refurbished” to complement the historic architecture of the main house, the West Wing has been reconfigured to create a series of multi-purpose, modular rooms to accommodate large weddings and corporate events for up to 220 guests through to meetings, workshops and parties.
The hotel said the aim of the refurbishment is to help position Down Hall as one of the leading wedding and conference venues in the UK, introducing a number of “unique features” to the facilities.
For weddings, this includes The Oxford Room, licenced for civil ceremonies and with garden views and The Bridgeman, fully fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, a dance floor and its own private garden. The bridal parties will also have the use of Liddell, a spacious 55 sqm suite complete with standalone chrome bathtub, and Glasscock, which includes a pool table and wide-screen TV with PS4, and doubles up as a relaxed meeting space for creative sessions, brainstorming and break out time.
Mark O’Reilly, general manager at Down Hall, said: “We are delighted to officially open our new look West Wing. The refurbishment has been an incredibly important project for us, so it’s fantastic to see plans come to fruition to position Down Hall as one of the finest wedding and conference facilities in the country.”