Great Fosters is one of those gorgeous properties that, for years, was a go-to for weddings, parties and amazing dinners for a treat. It was a property everyone knew of, but I don’t think quite appreciated how perfect (and centrally located) it is for corporate events.
Just 45 minutes from London’s Waterloo Station (you can arrive at either Egham or Virginia Water rail stations), the property is just a five-minute cab ride away.
Nestled within a grand entrance with plenty of parking onsite for your delegates, Great Fosters is a property that ticks many boxes.
Of late, we are finding that our members are super time-poor. With the return to in-person and hybrid, we have been hosting a few of our FAMs with a Sunday arrival so as not to impact our work week, and our members love it.
For this fam, our members arrived by 2.00 pm, where we all checked into our gorgeous, recently refurbed rooms in the Coach House area of the property. The rooms are, quite frankly, stunning and, as always, a constant struggle between wanting to stay in the room to make the most of it v exploring the property.
The rooms at Great Fosters are defined by their style, character and size. From their charming ‘Cosy’ rooms, to their larger ‘Comfy Kings’, either in the Coach House & Cloisters or the Main House, and finally their Luxury Super King rooms in the Dower House or Coach House, all are luxurious havens, complete with fine linen, Temple Spa amenities and their signature Great Fosters robes. You can check all the rooms out here.
We were in luck, though, on this Sunday as the sun was shining, so we quickly got changed and headed to the pool, where a couple of members were brave enough to jump in, and a couple of us used the time to catch up with a good book.
After our free time, we headed outside for a cocktail, where Sarah Houghton (Group Director of Sales at Alexander Hotels ) caught us up on everything happening with the property and with the Alexander group of properties.
Up next was a showground of not only the stunning grounds but all the meeting and events spaces (capacities here) which always surprise me no matter how many times I visit – there are so many.
Dinner was next in The Estate Grill, where over what I will say was the best salad of my life; we had a few more glasses of wine and a lot of laughs. The menu for the Estate Grill has a wide array of options to suit any palate.
A reasonably early night (it was Sunday after all), and many of our members decided to spend the Monday at the property to work before heading home in the afternoon.
We had such a lovely Fam – Great Fosters is a gorgeous, medium-sized property just perfect for so many different types of events. If you need any further information on the property or would like an introduction if you are considering it for you one of your events, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org