Wickham House Opens For Business
Grade II listed Georgian manor Wickham House has just opened for business events for companies who like their meetings discrete and in exclusive surroundings. Chris Page (13 Oct ‘15)
Set in 52 acres of picturesque countryside in West Berkshire the estate will only be available for exclusive hire and comprises The Barn, The Pavilion and part of the Main House, located amid the acres of greenery.
Wickham House is owned by the D'Arcy family and the recently added Barn and Pavilion have been built to encompass high-spec business technology and stylish interiors.
Service is discreet and professional yet personable, and the menus are healthy and sophisticated, built around fresh local produce.
Privacy is the order of the day at Wickham; guests will have exclusive access to the estate and its extensive grounds, including the Robin Templar-Williams designed walled garden. Wickham is just an hour from London via the M4 and local rail links from Paddington are located five minutes away from the venue.
The Barn consists of a boardroom style meeting room designed for gatherings of up to 24 guests, while the Pavilion seats 12 and provides an al-fresco alternative in the confines of The Walled Garden. Finally, the main house offers an elegant dining room for formal events for up to 16 guests, with an adjoining drawing room for pre and post meal cocktails.
Philippa D'Arcy, owner says, “Wickham is a very different proposition to the plethora of hotels and venues that are available for meetings. Our intention is to be the ‘go to’ place for high level business meetings. We are all about discretion and intent on establishing an outpost where The City's influencers can take stock, brainstorm, structure deals and take decisions in privacy and comfort. We look forward to inviting businesses to experience Wickham House in 2016.”
Wickham House is privately owned by James and Philippa D'Arcy. Philippa (née Rose), rose from City eminence and retired from The Rose Partnership in June 2013.