Thursday, 24 March 2011

Simply Unique: The Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria

Simply Bows and Chair Covers is proud to work with Rheged Centre located in Penrith, Cumbria.

They have 9 function rooms for all kind of events from meetings for 2 - 300 delegates to exhibitions and fayres (such as antiques, bead, arts and crafts, nostalgia and wedding - you name it) which attract thousands of visitors.  They do car launches, prestigious awards ceremonies, fashion shows, food summits, and even hosted Children in Need back in 2007 for the area.

Rheged can hold civil ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 130 guests in their Pennine Gallery.  For the evening reception the centre is exclusively yours with facilities which host up to 400 guests (although their average weddding has around 200 guests for the evening.)

Rheged is a non residential venue, however they have their sister hotel "The Westmorland"  just 15 minutes away.  Rates start from £87 inc VAT BB per person

The company ethos is centered around using and promoting local produce wherever possible throughout their range of menus which include 3 separate café menus, conference buffets and 3 course wedding and evening functions.  They even have their own farm at Orton which provides beef and lamb for their menus!

Rheged boasts a 3d cinema, 9 speciality food and gift shops, a pottery painting workshop and a childrens' indoor and outdoor play area.

The Centre is the largest grass covered building in Europe and truly is a very unique venue from its architecture through to the attractions that it offers.  Rheged was the Winner of Enjoy England National Awards for Excellence in Business Tourism 2009.

For more details please visit their website or call us on 01768 868000

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