Our venue of the month for August is Wood Hall Hotel & Spa. This beautiful venue has so many opportunities for corporate events, weddings and even family or couple weekends away. We asked them a variety of questions to gather insight about the hotel in much more detail, read more to see what they had to say:
1. Please provide a brief description of Wood Hall Hotel & Spa
Nestled within the Yorkshire countryside, surrounded by Italian gardens and commanding views of the Wharfe Valley is the country house hotel, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, part of the privately owned group, Hand Picked Hotels.
Reached by the sweeping drive, this four AA red star Georgian Manor house comprises of 44 bedrooms, including 4 feature bedrooms and suites and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant – The Georgian restaurant. Guests will also have full access to the small health club and spa perfect for a romantic weekend or to relax during a family get away. Perfectly located from Leeds, Harrogate and York in less than 30 minutes and with easy access to the A1 makes the hotel easily accessible. Guests also benefit from complimentary car parking and electric car charge ports.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa is popular for the weddings and meeting market with the various options we tailor for – whether that’s exclusive use to host your own grand affair, or a more intimate setting for a private dining or small conference group.
2. What are the top 3 attributes of the venue?
With the hotels close proximity to the A1/M1 and located just 30 minutes by rail from Leeds, Harrogate and York, this is a huge bonus for the hotel, as well as having an onsite complimentary car park for up to 200 cars.
Wood Hall Hotel and Spa has exceptional grounds and woodlands that are available to explore and host team building activities, local events, or open air wedding ceremonies, which makes the perfect backdrop for any celebration.
Within its beautiful surroundings, guests have the option to have full use of the spa facilities which include 2 treatment rooms using the best spa products from Elemis, a steam room, a spa jacuzzi and an indoor swimming pool. There is also an onsite health club fully equipped with Technogym fitness and gym equipment.
3. Would you say that corporate clients are seen to be using more venues like Wood Hall Hotel & Spa for conference and meetings over the typical office or meeting room?
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa is popular with hosting conferences for our corporate and local clients, due to the location and surroundings of the venue. Our clients find the hotel ideal for hosting executive meetings due to its tranquillity, as well as hosting team building activities with the ample amount of space the hotel has to offer.
4. Can you describe what a weekend could involve here?
Over the course of the weekend guests can enjoy various activities from our external companies and local surroundings. As well as having full use of the onsite health club and spa, we also offer traditional afternoon tea to enjoy in the surroundings of the Drawing Room.
Set within the picturesque countryside in West Yorkshire, there is ample space to roam the grounds and enjoy woodland walks within its 100 acres.
5. What kind of atmosphere does the venue offer?
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa has a relaxed atmosphere, offering guests the home away from home experience to kick back, unwind and enjoy the surroundings. This is made possible by our professional and dedicated staff that go above and beyond to make your stay or event truly unique.
6. What is your favourite team building event?
We work with local suppliers to offer a range of internal and external client’s team building activities which include – Crystal Quest and it’s a knockout. We also host internal team building activities within our conference rooms.
7. Does the venue offer anything unique to other establishments?
Our Exclusive Use Package is very popular with potential wedding guests and for guests looking for the ultimate celebration package. The package allows guests to be Lord or Lady of their very own Georgian manor, with the company of just their closest family and friends.
8. What has been the biggest event held here?
A company retreat for 2 days for 44 delegates taking the hotel on an exclusive use basis. The event started with a formal meeting updating senior management on company trading and a formal dinner, while day 2 was a more relaxed day with delegates able to use the health club and spa facilities, followed by team building activities and a BBQ in the evening to close the event.
9. If you could describe Wood Hall Hotel & Spa as a guest, what would this be?
The perfect country retreat wrapped up into one – the hotel has everything you would want when booking a family retreat, sharing time with friends or having a romantic weekend away. The home away from home feel is infectious and leaves you reluctant to leave the hotel from its exceptional service, delicious British food and the comfiest bed.
Potential Customer Questions:
1. Are there parking facilities – 200 spaces
2. Does the venue have complimentary WiFi? Throughout the whole hotel
3. Does the venue offer accommodation, if so how many rooms? 44 bedrooms including feature rooms and suites
4. How many meeting / conference rooms do you have? 5
5. What size is the space outside? Is this suitable for team building? Yes, we have over 100 acres of woodlands overlooking the Yorkshire countryside.