A Day and Night at Ripley Castle
A Weekend in Dublin
Day trip to Paris by Eurostar
Weekend in Paris
Evening racing at Windsor including a river cruise
British Airways London Eye
Journey on the Orient Express
Company Golf Days
Conferences - combining business with pleasure
Corporate Christmas Ski Trips to the Alps

While the major sporting events such as Wimbledon, Royal Ascot and Cheltenham retain their popularity many companies are looking for new ways to entertain their clients and reward their employees. For many years, the Cavendish Special Events team has been putting together tailor made packages for our clients. The options are limitless but to whet your appetite some of the more popular are summarised below.

We have provided indicative prices but, in its very essence, every company's requirements, objectives and numbers are different. Tell us these details and we will provide a detailed costing in a short time.

A Day and Night at Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle’s undulating parkland makes it the ideal venue for so many outdoor activities, and you couldn’t wish for a finer setting or backcloth, with the castle reflected in the water of the lower lake and the deer grazing under the majestic oak and beech. 

Your Hospitality programme will include:

  • Tea, Coffee and Biscuits on arrival
  • Private room for the meeting
  • Guided Tour of the Castle
  • 2 Course Lunch in the Boars Head Hotel
  • Afternoon Activities: Clay Pigeon Shooting, Hovercraft Flying & Powerturns
  • Coach transfer to and from “The Academy” in Harrogate
  • One hour session at “The Academy” for 12 guests
  • Afternoon Cream Tea in the Castle in front of a log fire
  • Optional Guided tour of the Castle
  • A champagne Reception in the Castle
  • A 6 Course dinner in the Tower Room (with drinks allowance included)
  • Overnight accommodation in the Boar’s Head Hotel in a Superior Twin Room with full English Breakfast
  • Attendance of two Cavendish management to ensure the smooth running of the event

Cost per person: From £365 (based on 18 Couples, October 2004)

A Weekend in Dublin

The Weekend will include :

  • Two nights accommodation in the 5* Shelbourne Hotel in St Stephen's Green
    in Standard Rooms


  • Coach transfer to your hotel (based on 14 persons) 
  • Meet and greet from a guide plus short tour of Dublin on the way to the hotel 
  • Dinner with wine in the Shelbourne's Number 27 Restaurant within the Hotel 
    ( to the value of £50 pp) 
  • Overnight accommodation in double room accommodation 

Saturday :

  • Full Irish breakfast in the hotel
  • Self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse including admission and a pint of Guinness 
  • Coach for the duration of the day ( 8 hours ) 
  • Lunch at Nancy's Hand Pub just 5 minutes from the Guinness Storehouse 
    (£25 pp allowance) 
  • Dinner at Browne's brasserie in St Stephen's Green (transfers not required)
    (to the value of £50 per person) 
  • Overnight accommodation in double room accommodation 

Sunday :

  • Full Irish breakfast in the hotel
  • Morning at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the hotel and surrounding areas 
  • Lunch at the Courtyard Café - 10 minutes from the Hotel - transfers not required 
    (to the value of £20 per person) 
  • Coach transfer to the airport - guide included 

Inclusions in the package:

  • All pre-event administration
  • Personalised itineraries 
  • Two nights double room (standard Rooms) accommodation in the Shelbourne Hotel 
  • Irish breakfast on two mornings
  • Meet and greet at the Airport and guided tour to the hotel 
  • Coach transfer to the Hotel and return to the Airport 
  • Admission to the Guinness Storehouse - self guided tour 
  • Friday and Saturday evening dinners as detailed 
  • Saturday and Sunday lunches as detailed

Cost per person £455 (based on 7 couples and £1 = 1.50 Euros, October 2004 ) 

Day trip to Paris by Eurostar

Why not travel in style, first class to Paris in your own exclusive carriage. In 3 hours you are in Paris having enjoyed an excellent late breakfast on the train? You may even wish to take the opportunity to talk business on the journey taking advantage of your privacy! In Paris, our coach will whisk you to your chosen restaurant, maybe at the Sacre Coeur or the more upmarket Bois du Boulogne.

Many prefer the afternoon to be at leisure, to shop or sightsee. For those who prefer organising we offer a Seine River Cruise, a visit to the Eiffel Tower or a wine tasting before the return Eurostar journey to London with dinner on board.

We use local English speaking guides so any last minute change of plan can easily be accommodated.

Cost per person: From £340 (based on 26 persons and an exclusive use of a Eurostar carriage)

Weekend in Paris

Combine the luxury of 1st Class Travel by Eurostar (26 persons guarantees an exclusive carriage) and the 5* Grand Hotel in Paris and you have the makings of a quality weekend.

The options for hospitality in Paris are legend but consider

  • An evening at the Moulin Rouge
  • Bateaux Mouches river boat trip
  • Horse racing at Longchamp
  • Lunch in Montmartre or the Left Bank
  • Dinner at the Eiffel Tower

Cavendish has been organising weekends in Paris since the mid 1980's. We have been using the same specialist Company in Paris throughout this time - what they do not know about Paris is not worth knowing! Let us put together a programme to suit your budget and objectives.

Cost per person: From £650 (based on 26 persons)

Evening racing at Windsor including a river cruise

Evening racing takes place virtually every Monday evening during the summer. Every year these evenings become increasingly popular. Have you considered travelling to the course by luxury riverboat to beat the traffic? Rendezvous at Windsor Pier, a short champagne cruise to Windsor Racecourse, exclusive use of a Pavilion Box overlooking the course, all combine to make a superb evening. Conclude the evening with dancing on the return cruise to Windsor. Throw in a sponsored race and you have a very special event which your clients will feel privileged to attend.

Cost per person: From £200 + VAT

British Airways London Eye - The Millennium Success Story

The British Airways London Eye sweeps the London Skyline at an amazing 450 feet, the highest view of London available to the general public. Have you considered entertaining your top clients or staff at this exciting venue? Cavendish is offering low cost programmes based on the exclusive use of one or more 25 seater viewing capsules on the Eye.

The programmes are flexible and can be changed to meet your own particular requirements. However, our favourite programme offers all you need for a successful event - a private viewing capsule, your own guide, binoculars and excellent food and drink!

This programme will include

  • Exclusive use of a 25 seater viewing capsule for the half hour trip on the London Eye
  • An experienced guide to point out the key landmarks and maybe your offices!
  • Loan of binoculars (one per person)
  • Guide book (one per person)
  • Lunch / dinner at the Archduke restaurant within easy walking distance of the Eye. The cost will include a drink on arrival - all other drinks will be charged on consumption
  • Itineraries and maps personalised to your company
  • Attendance of experienced Cavendish Management throughout the programme

Cost per person: From £99 + VAT (based on 25 persons)

Journey on the Orient Express

Have you considered the options offered by the Orient Express taking a private carriage for the day. The substantial range of day trips include

Moveable Feasts
  • 5 course lunch with champagne, wine and liqueur
  • Journey through the British countryside departing from London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Edinburgh, Manchester or Preston.
Cost per person: From £175 + VAT
  • Brunch with Bucks Fizz 
  • Guided walking tour 
  • 3 course supper with champagne and wine
  • Travel in style to Britain's historic cities. Destinations include: Cambridge, Canterbury, Winchester, Bath, Bristol, Norwich, Salisbury, Chester and York.

Cost per person: From £245 + VAT

Company Golf Days

Does your "client interest database" show that many of your clients and prospective clients enjoy a round of golf? If so, there is nothing to compare, in cost effectiveness terms, with your own company golf day. Relatively low on cost, there is nothing to beat such a day in building up relationships with clients and suppliers. To many, a day off work, a chance to play a well known and challenging golf course, mixed with good company is too much to resist!

Although the formula is simple, quality organisation is imperative otherwise the whole event can be counter productive. Why not allow Cavendish to handle the event on your behalf? Our executives will provide quotations, book the facilities, catering and tee off times. We will co-ordinate the day itself allowing your executives time to talk to their clients and enjoy the day.

We can organise golf days throughout England, Ireland and France. You will be surprised at the low cost of a day's golf in Le Touquet for example. Contact our sales team for further information.

Cost per person:
From £150 + VAT

Conferences - combining business with pleasure

Nowadays business is much more serious in nature, many feel too serious. Some more enlightened companies have realised that by combining business with pleasure they can achieve better results from their conferences both in terms of the quality (and numbers) of delegates attending and the retention of information. 'Too much work, makes Jack a dull boy' rings true for many companies.

Cavendish specialise in providing enjoyable bolt-ons to conferences. These include
  • More exciting conference venues such as Premiership Football Grounds
  • Racing after the conference
  • Private carriages on Eurostar to Paris - work on the outward journey, then play
  • Rivercruise to the Dome - conference on board
Working with our specialist associate companies allow Cavendish to make your next Conference more enjoyable.

Corporate Ski Trips to the Alps

Low cost, frequent flights to Geneva, a one hour transfer to your Hotel, Chamonix offers the ideal destination for a long ski weekend or three night mid week programme for incentives, seminars or client entertainment.

A choice of wonderful hotels, some of the best skiing in Europe for all standards, excellent restaurants, superb nightlife in the town, VIP treatment throughout your stay. All this at surprisingly low cost!

Our service includes ski guides for the expert skiers to private lessons for the beginners. We arrange all your ski passes, ski equipment and take you to the slopes in VIP style. For the non -skiers, Chamonix offers breathtaking scenery (wonderful views of Mont Blanc) shopping, superb restaurants and a multitude of other sports.

Why not combine business with pleasure and include seminars in your programme? This can easily be arranged. A winter ski resort also makes a perfect destination for winter incentive programmes - just ask us for ideas on our winter olympics!

Ski Cavendish, in conjunction with our Agency in Chamonix, can organise a trouble free, VIP programme.

Contact either Philip Driver or Jim Bignal for a quotation.

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