Business events

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The definitive country house for your business group experience

Dewsall Court offers a wide range of stunning spaces that can be utilised for unique conferences, business retreats, meetings and product launches. We're only 20 minutes from major motorways and train stations, 2.5 hours from London and Manchester and only 1 hour from Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. Dewsall Court offers complete privacy and seclusion, nestled among 1,000 acres of magical Herefordshire countryside that's the perfect escape from city life and the ideal place for true inspiration.

Spaces

  • Conservatory

    The Conservatory: a light, orangery style room which seats 40 and is perfect for dining, discussion or presentations.

  • Studio

    The Studio: a bright, 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.

  • Wainhouse

    The Wainhouse Barn: a stunning location set in the grounds which can host up to 140. This space is perfect for receptions, presentations, conferences, exhibitions and dining.

  • Study

    The Study: an oak panelled room with antique partner’s desk that is ideal for one to ones or for support and admin staff.

Activities

Fishing

Fishing

We can’t guarantee you’ll become a Compleat Angler, but experience the patience and skills required with our course and fly-fishing tutors. We’ll tailor the activity to suit your previous experience and fishing ambitions. We’ll even cook your catch!

Tai chi

Tai chi

Experience Tai Chi – a martial art known for its defence and health benefits – under the guidance of our expert. It's a wonderful way to relax and concentrate the mind, either in preparation for a day’s work or as a reward after a conference.

Archery

Archery

The ancient art of archery has recently enjoyed a revival in popularity. Test your precision, strength and skill, and compete against your teammates. Participate with expert tuition and as much competitive spirit as suits you. No previous experience required.

Horse trekking

Horse trekking

Horse trekking builds confidence in the partnership between rider and horse, while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Black Mountains. Our rides are tailor made to suit your group, with suitable horses, friendly, expert guides and all safety equipment provided.

Canoeing

Canoeing

Try a one-day taster or a three-day excursion by canoe on the River Wye, gliding on glassy currents and whipping through white water among unbeatable scenery. A fun activity that can be tailored to be more challenging depending on your team’s levels of ability and experience.

Shooting

Shooting

Clay and game shooting can be arranged for your group with expert tuition. Whether you’ve never held a weapon before, or are an accomplished gun, we can tailor make clay competitions or a visit to a local shoot just for you. Safety instructions and equipment is provided.

Yoga

Yoga

Our yoga studio is the perfect antidote to the stresses of corporate life. Our tutor will guide you through a range of exercises tailored to suit your group. Stretch. Relax. Renew.

Chasing the Severn Bore

Chasing the Severn Bore

Witness the progress of the Severn Bore, a seasonally occurring natural phenomenon, as it builds up from the sea and courses up-river. Our trip leader knows the best places to observe, where you can see the impressive scale of the wave as it roars up the river!

Foraging

Foraging

Re-establish your connection with nature as you search for foods in the wild under the guidance of our expert forager. Discover which plants are deliciously edible and which should be avoided. Learn how to add your finds to recipes and create new ones – we’ll also prepare a delicious lunch with your foraging treasures!

SAS survival

SAS survival

Our challenging, testing SAS survival course is a complete contrast to the luxury of Dewsall Court and feedback says it is unmissable. Despite the demands of the course, you’ll find it brings out the very best in you and your team. Just know that our expert leaders are very experienced at bringing you back in one piece!

Massage

Massage

Make your relaxing stay complete with massage and beauty therapy treatments for you and your delegates. We can arrange treatments and relaxation or yoga classes during your visit, with local course leaders and therapists available to suit your timetable - so lie back and relax.

Hot air ballooning

Hot air ballooning

Experience the silent world above the River Wye in the border country of England and Wales with a hot air balloon flight. Lift off gently and go with the flow as the air currents carry you where they will. Enjoy fantastic panoramic views and the gentle descend after an awe-inspiring flight.

Cooking with a top chef

Cooking with a top chef

Learn about flavour combinations, cookery techniques and how to use local produce in partnership with a top chef. Watch as they guide you through an expert demonstration, explaining knife skills and practical tips, then follow carefully prepared recipes to create your own delicious dishes.

Pottery classes

Pottery classes

Pottery classes include expert tuition as you learn to throw and decorate pots which will be fired for you to keep. Explore your creative side, designing, decorating and producing a treasured memento from a fun, informative session.

Table tennis

Table tennis

Even the most intense corporate occasions call for some down-time and what better way to enjoy it than with a game of table tennis? Equipment is available throughout your stay and you’re welcome to enjoy informal play or tournaments can be organised.

Falconry

Falconry

Few things are as majestic as the flight of a falcon, whether gliding and soaring or stooping to seize her prey. Our expert will teach the history, terminology and art of flying a falcon.

Paragliding

Paragliding

The adrenaline rush of paragliding just has to be experienced! Under the expert guidance of our course leaders, you’ll learn about the equipment, receive safety instructions and then have the thrill of a lifetime as you soar sky-ward into the silent world above the Herefordshire countryside.

Helicopter

Helicopter

Experience the full range of terrain over the Black Mountains, the River Wye and beyond with a thrilling helicopter experience. You’re in safe hands with our expert pilot, as you sweep upwards and away into the Herefordshire skies.

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 the 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

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