Best Meeting Locations in Carlisle

Conferences UK has venue partnerships in place with over 6,500 conference and meeting venues in the UK. We work with all major hotel brands including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Accor, Best Western, Macdonald Hotels (to name but a few). They also work with thousands of small independent venues ranging from stately homes to castles, football stadiums and all sorts of unusual venue.I present to you some of Europe’s head racecourses that offer space for gathering and gatherings. From South Downs to Cumbria Hills, permitting to be motivated by 3,000 sections of land of area, getting a charge out of the grand perspectives. Continue reading “Best Meeting Locations in Carlisle”

What to do in Carlisle this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the pressure is on to plan a special day together. In Carlisle, Cumbria, there are plenty of romantic locations where you can enjoy quality time with the person you love most. A Carlisle Valentines Day offers plenty of options for entertainment, romance, and great food. Continue reading “What to do in Carlisle this Valentine’s Day”

Top 4 above par Golf Clubs to join in Carlisle

Fondly referred to as the ‘great border city’ Carlisle also possesses great golf clubs that would rival the best in Cumbria. Cumbria itself represents a great place for a short golf break and Carlisle should definitely be on your list of stops. Here are four golf clubs Carlisle has to offer:

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Top Things to do in Carlisle

Also referred to as the Border city, Carlisle is an incredible ancient county town that is situated just 16 kilometres towards the southern Scottish border. Since it is also adjacent to the Lake District region of enchanting beauty, it is a famous area for residents living in the UK to retire or go on vacation. Below is a list of things to do in Carlisle. Continue reading “Top Things to do in Carlisle”

The Best Wedding Venues in Carlisle This Season

If you are looking for a great ceremony this season, be sure that you get the best. The great wedding venues in Carlisle provides with a list of options that depict both historical and modern facilities to give your wedding event a feel of a lifetime. The venues available are certified for both civil and religious ceremonies and in such way ensure you get the right package irrespective of your affiliation. Here is a list of venues that are worth considering. Continue reading “The Best Wedding Venues in Carlisle This Season”

Historic Facts of Carlisle

Otherwise referred to as “the great Border City”, the city of Carlisle is marked historically as being a Roman settlement. However it is believed that it existed even before the arrival of the Romans who upon arrival burned down the town and transformed it into one of its strongest towns at the time. History of Carlisle dates back to the year 875 AD when the town was destroyed and rebuilt and fortified under the orders of William Rufus. It rich archaeological artifacts depict a roman historic culture. Continue reading “Historic Facts of Carlisle”

How to Organise the Office Christmas Party


Have you been assigned the task of organising the perfect office Christmas party? Don’t panic! By the end of this short article, you’ll have a clearer understanding on how to create a great event that your guests will remember for years to come. An office Christmas party can often be expensive, with research suggesting that the festivities could cost British businesses £66 million every year. However, you could save money by planning ahead…

1. Start early

It’s ever too early to start organising the Christmas party, and the sooner you start, the more time you’ll have to create an event that your employees or colleagues will love. Remember – venues can book up quickly, so plan ahead to get the best prices. Once you’ve been given a date for the party, you’ll want to find out how many people are planning to attend the event. Send out a mass email and find out how many people are going to show up.

2. Save money

You’ve probably been assigned a budget for your office Christmas party, and it’s important you stick to it. When approaching venues and booking entertainment, ask for a full and final quote before you commit to anything; if your colleagues need to chip in, make sure you book something that everyone can afford. You’ll likely get a discount on a venue if you have a large number of people attending too, so shop around. Another tip: choose a venue that is centrally located, so all your guests can get there.

3. Organising food and drink

Decide on what type of food and drink you want to serve your guests. Ask yourself the following questions: do you want guests to pay for their own alcohol or is your company willing to foot the bill? What about food? Would guests prefer a buffet or a sit-down meal? Do any of your colleagues or employees have any dietary restrictions? Finding out the answers to these questions will make it easier when it comes to party planning!

4. Organising entertainment

Office parties can sometimes be awkward – especially if your guests haven’t communicated with each other outside of the office environment. A live band or entertainer can help to break the ice and will ensure that your guests have a good night. If you’re booking a DJ, you will want to make sure that they cater to all age groups with their choice of music. You might even want to hand out special awards to employees throughout the evening, or encourage guests to make speeches. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have a planned timetable of events so that the evening runs smoothly.

5. Decorating the venue

Some venues will provide decorations as part of the cost, but if not, you’ll have to purchase these yourself. If you’re on a budget, you won’t want to go overboard, but something like a Christmas tree or table decorations can really add to the festive atmosphere. If you want to add a special, unique touch to the event, decorate walls with photos of employees from throughout the year. A ‘photo wall’ can be a great icebreaker and initiate conversation.

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