De Vere Staverton Estate

The De Vere Staverton Estate is a terrific venue with absolutely masses of options for your conferences – 61 meeting rooms in fact! When you factor in the larger rooms like the fantastic County Suite, Winchester, York & Windsor rooms as well as the smaller syndicate rooms, there is something for every type of meeting. Added to this is the excellent access from all parts of the country, the delicious Steam, Bake & Grill restaurant, the championship golf club, lovely health suite and fantastic, friendly staff. Everything you need for a successful event! Highly recommended.

Right in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, this stylish retreat is a fantastic conference hotel which has recently benefited from a £2m refurbishment. Complete with tons of meeting room options including the fantastic County Suite, a championship golf course, a glorious health club and much more, this fab hotel is a real gem, perfectly located in the centre of the country and definitely worth having on your go-to venues list for the Midlands.

Address: De Vere Staverton Estate, Daventry Road, Daventry, Northants, NN11 6JT
Conference Sales Contact: Alison Wearing (Conference, Revenue & Planning Manager)
Tel: +44 (0) 1327 220676

Distance & time from nearest airport:
Birmingham Airport is 31 miles away – 45 minutes by car.
East Midlands Airport is 45 miles away – 50 minutes by car
Luton Airport is 49 miles away – 65 minutes by car

Distance & time from nearest railway station: Northampton & Rugby stations are 20 minutes from the hotel and offer fast trains, directly to London Euston

Official star rating: Ungraded

Situated just 15 mins from the M1 & also the M42, this hotel is in the perfect location to access from all parts of the country. There is a fast train to London Euston (only 45 minutes away) from the nearby Northampton or Rugby station and there are three airports within 45 minutes of the hotel - Birmingham, East Midlands or Luton.

Once inside the grounds, there is ample parking in front and round the side of the hotel, giving easy access to reception. Once inside, you are immediately hit by a really tastefully and stylishly decorated lobby area, complete with really friendly reception staff. This area was one of the parts that benefitted from the £2M refurbishment and it has been done really nicely. I loved it.

From the lovely hotel lobby it is really easy to access all other parts of the hotel, including the bedrooms, meeting rooms, leisure facilities and the rest of its grounds

Parking: 410 spaces – all free
Coach / Bus Pick-up Location at hotel: Yes, can drop off / pick up easily at the hotel - either at the reception or at the entrance to the County Suite
Number of bedrooms: 247 including 6 x Signature rooms and 70 Executive rooms)
Bedrooms: Spread across 3 floors the hotel has a number of different types of bedrooms – I was lucky enough to stay in one of their lovely Signature Rooms, which was fab. Complete with really clean lines, lots of space, flat screen TV, excellent wi-fi and a lovely bathroom. And I’m happy to report that I had a fantastic night’s sleep! Perfect.
Number of floors: 3
Business centre: No but the hotel reception team can provide photocopying and printing etc. During your conference, you have access to a dedicated conference host (who you can contact by DECT phone that the hotel gives you) who can also take care of these things for you too.
Wi-fi: Yes – totally free, fantastic wi-fi. Superfast throughout the hotel
Fitness gym: Yes, this excellent gym
Spa & Swimming Pool: Really lovely swimming pool in the leisure club – complete with jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and two treatment rooms. Just located a few yards away from the main hotel building
Golf Course: There is a fabulous 18 hole championship golf course, complete with putting greens, driving range (which can also double up for outdoor team building activities) and a fab club house, complete with bar / cafe and the lovely Staverton Suite for dinners / meetings etc.

Just off the lobby is the refurbished Catesby Bar which is really nice and enjoyed having a bit of lunch and catching up on email in there. There is also a really nice private dining room called the Cedar room in this area too – with plenty of room for 40 diners. In the actual bar itself, there are lots of several types of seating including tall tables with stools, easy chairs and more traditional tall tables and stools. Worth pointing out that there was a nice pool table and football table in there too – loved those!

Through the other side of the lobby is the fab ‘Steam, Bake & Grill’ restaurant (220 covers) which is home to breakfast service, lunch (for conferences) and dinner in the evening – it also has a nice terrace outside too for BBQs / drinks receptions. I really liked the feel in here as there was tons of natural light and lots of mixed seating. For dinner I had amazing service and fantastic food – trust me, it was excellent!

The hotel has 61 meeting rooms in total, so there is something for everyone here. A lot of them are smaller syndicate rooms – perfect for training or to use as breakout rooms. The bigger rooms: The County Suite, Winchester, York & Windsor rooms, also provide lots of opportunities and are really flexible. There is also a very nice meeting/private dining room in the Golf club house called The Staverton Suite – this is separate to the main hotel building and can seat up to 100 people with it’s own bar and outside seating for 80 people on the patio area, perfect for BBQ’s and Hog Roasts with views over the golf course

With each ‘zone’ in the hotel, is a really nice area for your groups to take coffee (from freshly ground coffee machines), relax and take in some snacks. We particularly loved the ‘Burr & Co’ area on the ground floor which is used regularly by the groups in the County Suite.

Another great touch was the dedicated member of staff to greet your delegates as they enter the main reception, to direct them to their appropriate meeting room. I liked this - a really effective way to extend a warm welcome to everyone.

It is worth pointing out that all meeting rooms at Staverton follows the excellent ‘Smart Space’ ethos as with other De Vere hotels – a nine point set of values and service features that they all adhere to meticulously. A fantastic initiative.

Meeting Space Highlight: The County Suite
The fab County Suite is one of the main selling points of the hotel, from a conference perspective. It benefits from its own private entrance, which can lend itself really well to a red carpet for a glamorous arrival for your delegates, which is always nice!

Once inside, the Country Suite lobby is an excellent place to welcome your delegates. There is an amazing built in registration desk which would certainly wow your clients, as well as three flat screen TVs mounted on the walls – perfect for branding and displaying the conference programme etc. This area is also where coffee breaks are taken and could be a home for some exhibit stands too.

As you enter the County Suite – you are greeted by a large room with a fantastic stage, complete with a large built-in retractable screen and projector (hung from the ceiling). The Suite can also split into two completely self-contained meeting rooms or be used together for larger events.

Lots of natural light, a terrace outside for breaks and super huge double doors for access (great for your AV team’s equipment or for cars) complete this terrific room. Great for med-large conference, car launches, dinner dances, awards evenings etc

Natural light: Yes
Size: 320 Sq.M (combined)
Reception: 400
Theatre: 400
Cabaret: 279
Classroom: 200
Dinner: 200
Location: Ground floor
AV Equipment included: Built-in screen & projector, 2 x lapel mics, 2 x hand held mics,

Meeting Space Highlight: The Winchester & Gloucester Room
The Winchester & Gloucester rooms are situated on the 1st floor of the hotel, directly above reception and combined they offer another great space. Although not as big as the County Suite it would be prefect for a small / medium conference, offering cabaret set-up for 120 pax with lots of natural daylight and built in screen / projector. The rooms can also be used independently as well as combined.

Winchester & Gloucester rooms - combined
Natural light: Yes
Size: 140 Sq.M
Reception: 150 in a self-contained area with refreshment area just outside
Theatre: 150
Cabaret: 120
Classroom: 60
Dinner: 90
Location: First floor
AV Equipment included: Built-in screen & projector

Meeting Space Highlight: York & Windsor Rooms
The York & Windsor rooms are on the 2nd floor and can either be combined to make one large room for 90 pax in cabaret or can be used completely independently of each other. I liked the flexibility that these rooms offered and would be great to use for small conference.

Natural light: Yes
Size: 108.75 Sq.M
Reception: 120 in a self-contained area with lounge and 4 coffee
Theatre: 120
Cabaret: 90
Classroom: 36
Dinner: 72
Location: Second floor
AV Equipment included: Built-in screen & projector

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