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I have now stopped organising weddings having had a lot of practise, especially with my daughters as it is too exhausting and too many people involved.   It is a very expensive business with a lot of people taking a slice of the action – There must be another way!!

What a Result

The 2015 election result has been announced and even though there have a few upsets, I believe it will bring stability to business and enable companies and organisations to plan ahead and organise conferences and events.


Venue Plus has teamed up with a fantastic Tipis company for weddings and events on an unique site on The Peckforton Hills overlooking The Cheshire Plain and you can even see Liverpool Cathedral.

If you are looking for a more informal and relaxed venue for a celebration, wedding or party, then this could be it!      We do not do package events, as we would rather work with you to create something special, within your budget and exclusively yours.

This new venture will be called Harthill Weddings and a new website will created soon, but give us a call for a showround – 01829 770301

The Success Factory – An Inspirational Venue

Venue Plus has a wonderful venue in Cheshire to tell you about.   Not only is The Success Factory in a fantastic location overlooking the Cheshire Plains, but it can create the most dynamic training and teambuilding programmes to inspire all.

As well as delivering programmes throughout the world either on site or in local hotels it also has a stunning venue of our own.  Our Successfactory™ venue is designed from a learning point of view so that the learning experience is enhanced, ensuring you get a greater return on your investment.

Successfactory™ is based in a beautifully converted sandstone barn, surrounded by rolling meadows and woodland. It can be found in a most scenic and tranquil part of Cheshire, with stunning views across the Cheshire plain to the Welsh Hills and beyond… and yet it’s only 20 minutes from Chester.  A place to relax, unwind, learn and re-energise.

The venue can be hired with or without our facilitation services. If you would like to bring along your own internal trainer, or use the facilities for a meeting the choice is always yours.  We offer exceptional service, excellent food and brilliant work space to enhance your learning.

Best of all it’s exclusively yours! No competing customers, no diversion of energy, simply freedom to focus on your event in ideal conditions that makes Successfactory™ a truly awesome training venue that you will want to come back to time and time again. As this adds enormous value to your event, you should not settle for less.

Successfactory™ is an ideal venue for skills & management training programmes, conferences, meetings, launches, assessment centres and team building. All focused on creating the very best learning environment so you can achieve your vision and strategy.

Be inspired and get in touch with us to find that perfect venue – 01829 770301


Having only recently set up Bolesworth Weddings as the premier marquee/tipi wedding site in Cheshire, we have just had our first booking confirmed.     We are all very excited on the estate and this booking is for 140 guests on our lakeside setting, which is about to have extra planting added and the area developed to enhance the stunning location, ready for next year.    

This booking is for five Tipi tents and the bride and groom are going to create a festival atmosphere with camping or glamping in the next field and have activities & games for the guests, along with fireworks – So a really special occasion, all co-ordinated and managed for that perfect day – each guest is provided with their own wellington boots, for that wellie throwing competition!!

Do something different – give us a call – 01829 770301

Everything we create on the estate site is bespoke, so let your hair down and organise something different, with your style and character – we will help you all the way.

Bolesworth Castle Weddings & Corporate Events

Venue Plus now has a fantastic site for Weddings and Corportate Events using Marquees & Tipis set in a stunning location at Bolesworth Castle with lakes & victorian bridge overlooking the Cheshire Plain and about 8 miles from Chester.

The USP really is unique and the grounds provide a perfect background for a perfect wedding day, as well as a wide range of activities that can be put together for your teambuilding events or company fun day.

Your Great Escape – Teambuilding at its best

Over the years Venue Plus have been working with Your Great Escape to create both indoor and outdoor teambuilding activities in the UK.

Your Great Escape is a corporate event management company. They specialise in team building, company family fun days, and the creation of bespoke events, which have been carefully designed to suit your requirements and achieve the desired results.

They are perhaps best known for our outdoor events, but also offer a diverse range of indoor team building and evening events, ideal for those who prefer not to take their chances with the weather!

The team of event management professionals will take time to understand your needs before offering considered advice and creative ideas. They provide clients with complete peace of mind, by covering every aspect of an event, from initial site visits and provision of site plans, health & safety documentation and risk assessments, through to the on-the-day delivery. The result – a memorable, first class event, delivered safely and smoothly, on budget and in keeping with the brief.

Why not contact them on –

Olympic Rooms Released

I have read in the press recently that 120,000 bedrooms that have been on hold for the Olympics have now been released via LOCOG in London hotels.  Over the past months, it seems that a lot of corporates have been steering clear of London during the Olympics.     This to me says that there may now be an opportunity to hold your event in London, as well as take in the atmosphere of the games.    So if you wish to hold your conference in London during this period, then give us a call and we will find out availability for you.

VENUE FINDING – The package


Once we have your event brief:

  • FREE venue finding for availability in your chosen geographical area.
  • Work within your budget and conference requirements.
  • Offer options until the right conference or event venue is found.
  • Negotiate delegate rates and conference packages on your behalf.
  • Venue costing presented as per delegate rate or broken down to assist your internal requirements.
  • Constant contact and communication in regard to venue finding and organisation.
  • Arrange venue inspections.
  • Confirm all details of booking to you and your chosen venue.
  • Organise team building, activities, entertainment if required via our event partners.
  • Organise information and Conference packs to be sent to you direct or via the internet.
  • Offer back up advice and assistance when requested.
  • Be assured of a personal, professional and courteous service at all times.
  • Supply contact details of venue conference co-ordinator so that you can discuss the finer details once the booking is confirmed.
  • Follow up courtesy phone call from us to ensure everything was to your satisfaction.
  • If required we check the final account to ensure you’re not overcharged.
  • Confidence that your conference meeting will be a success every time.

Conference in Paris

Over the past month we have been working with an international software company to organise an event for 100 delegates in Paris in October.

The enquiry brief was a difficult one to organise at this time, as October in Paris is a no no in terms of offering late availability in the right areas and the prices are OTT.          All I can say is that Paris must be one of the busiest conference and event destinations in the world and in some central venues at this time of year, they will not consider taking a day conference unless it is with accommodation as part of the booking.

Well we did it, by using all our contacts and one of the most frustrating elements was the time it took to get responses – I think they were out to lunch!

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