Discover the luxurious seclusion of Dewsall Court, one of the finest exclusive-use venues, for your business events.
This unique hideaway offers a variety of versatile event spaces, suitable for exhibitions, conferences, board meetings and product launches. A Grade II listed country house, it is set in 12 acres of landscaped grounds including exquisite gardens, a lake and arboretum. Nestled in the Herefordshire countryside, with views of the Black Mountains and surrounded by Duchy of Cornwall land, Dewsall provides privacy, comfort and quality.
Add fabulous food and roaring log fires in winter and it’s truly a home from home during your stay.
Dewsall offers a range of activities or workshops for teambuilding, rewards or incentives.
Dewsall provides everything you need for an effective working environment, from wifi and AV to an antique billiard table for a relaxing game. The house will be set up exclusively to your individual requirements and our team will be on hand to offer every assistance, to ensure your stay is a success.
We offer competitive rates and the house is located only 20 minutes from major motorway networks and national rail, with direct routes to all major cities.
2.5 hours from London and Manchester
1 hour from Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff
A chauffeured car and helicopter service are also available on request.Download Brochure
The Conservatory: a light, orangery style room, which seats 40 and is perfect for dining, discussion or presentations.
The Studio: a light, open-beamed barn conversion, perfect for conferences, creative-thinking workshops and presentations for up to 70, or as a gym and yoga/tai chi studio.
The Wainhouse Barn: a stunning location set in the grounds, which can host up to 140 and is perfect for receptions, presentations, conferences, exhibitions and dining.
The Study: an oak panelled room with antique partner’s desk is ideal for one to ones, or for support and admin staff.
After appreciating the zen-like calm of the Herefordshire countryside and the tranquility of Dewsall, why not try a little mental stimulation? Perhaps you would like to work on specific soft skills with your team, under the supportive guidance of one of our expert tutors. These workshops should be booked in advance.
Leadership and Negotiation Workshop
How do the skills acquired in hostage negotiation help businesses to reach their full potential? Our Leadership and Negotiation Workshop will demonstrate how these skills can be deployed in a variety of practical situations.Our award-winning speaker, Floyd M Woodrow DCM MBE LL.B, has a background in military leadership and through his organization, Chrysalis Worldwide, he develops elite teams and individuals. His wide ranging experience in the Parachute Regiment, the SAS and as head of the Counter Terrorist Unit, where he ran a nationally-recognised training programme, all fit him to be an entertaining, challenging and supportive workshop leader.
Floyd says, “I was given many leadership roles at a young age, but I never really understood what leadership actually was until my mid-thirties. I wish I had been taught some of the things I now know much earlier in my life. There is … a common thread to the most talented people in the world and I enjoy showing people what that is.”
He is author of “Learning to Learn” and “The Secret to Elite Leadership and Performance” and regularly lectures around the world.
Presentation Skills and Confidence Workshop
Learn how to captivate an audience – and gain authority with your colleagues. This programme aims to create confident speakers and improve your physical presence and charisma in your daily working environment.It will teach you:
- How to listen, respond and care for your audience
- How to make a resounding first and lasting impression
- How to be fluid with your message, using your voice and understanding your body language
- How to develop the technical aspects of building and delivering a presentation from its origin, up to completion.
The workshop is designed for anyone who wishes to improve their style of communication. It addresses physical presentation, practical and technical skills and offers a particularly supportive environment for nervous speakers.
Deborah Thomas is a trained theatre actress and teacher at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She had over 10 years professional experience and set up her training company Class APT in Cardiff in 2010.
The stress management workshop
About Fiona Arrigo
With over 25 years of experience as a biodynamic psychologist, Fiona offers exceptional one to one mentoring. Known as the ‘Soul Soother’ for stress, she is hailed as the modern guru for today’s worries and stresses. An expert on personal change and development, her work is internationally recognised having featured in numerous publications including The Financial Times, Tatler and Harpers Bazaar.Stress Management Workshop
Drawing on Fiona’s clinical expertise, leading-edge research and innate wisdom, this one day workshop teaches both companies and individuals the skills they need to function at their best. Learn how to manage stress and achieve professional excellence with practical techniques that you can take away and use in the workplace. Discover how syncing your personal values with your professional goals can help you reach your full potential and, importantly, take pleasure in your work.Learn how to cope with pressure and stay focused in the midst of deadlines and expectations; increasing your performance while taking care of yourself. Recognising the triggers and thoughts that hold you back, this workshop will give you more self-awareness leaving you feeling empowered and clear-minded, ready to make necessary changes.The Arrigo Programme
“We stayed at Dewsall Court in January 2015 and it exceeded our expectations in every way. Having taken the house for a weekend, all of our guests were very impressed by the quality of the accommodation and by the attention to detail of the staff. We will be back in 2016!”
Matthew Jewers, corporate shooting party, Jan 2015
“Dewsall Court was the perfect setting for an historic book launch hosted on behalf of The Folio Society. The ambience and grounds of Dewsall created a magical event and the staff ensured that everything went without a hitch. We look forward to working with the team at Dewsall again soon.”
Ann Grier, The Seed Group, on behalf of The Folio Society for the book launch of The Herefordshire Pomona
“We had a lovely time with you, thank you so much. The activities were a real hit, particularly the wreath making and mince pie making with chef! It was the perfect location cosy and intimate and I would go as far as saying our best ‘do’ yet! The gifts in the rooms were also perfectly thought through and packaged.”
Sasha Braithwaite, DBMT
“Well done, great venue, great event.”
Grant James, Nufarm