I am fortunate enough to live just a stone’s throw away from Foxhills so when we put our FAM trip together I was pretty proud to be able to show off this gorgeous 400-acre estate that I have become very attached to. Our group of seven Event Managers all took the train from London Waterloo to Woking which is only 25 minutes then a short 10-minute taxi ride to the property.
Foxhills is a family owned property, Managing Director Marc Hayton and his family have owned the property for almost 35 years and last Friday, our group of seven event managers started our FAM trip with a few glasses of bubbly and a chat with Marc. Marc’s passion for Foxhills is evident and it set the tone for what was such a lovely evening showcasing all that Foxhills has to offer.
After bubbles and catching up with the group, it was off to see all of the meeting and events spaces with Gillian Hackett (Sales Manager). Foxhills has 70 bedrooms and suites from standard rooms to deluxe suites. The rooms are all stunning with very comfy beds, huge bathrooms and very importantly lots and lots of plug sockets. The rooms feature a very well stocked mini bar, workspace for your delegates (and you) and have a lovely comfy vibe.
In terms of meeting and events spaces, Foxhills has some pretty impressive rates. DDR packages start from £90 per person including room hire and VAT, with 24-hour rates from £280 per person including VAT which is great. There is a range of events spaces with the largest being The Clubhouse. The Clubhouse fits up to 150 theatre style and can host up to 200 for a drinks reception. This would make the perfect room for a gala dinner at your away day or retreat as it sits separately to the rest of the property yet is only a short 1 minute walk away from the main house. Foxhills has a further eight meeting spaces with the smallest one to fit up to eight boardroom style. There really is a space to suit all requirements and you can find further details here.
After our site visit we had a few hours of free time to try out the spa and gym (spa obviously) or any one of the many options at Foxhills including tennis, golf or even just exploring the grounds. The spa at Foxhills is something else, named UK residential spa of the year in 2015, the facilities are fabulous and would make an excellent option for your delegates whilst they have some downtime. Golf is obviously always a win and the three courses mean golf would work very well as an activity option for your event.
Up next for our group was dinner in one of their fabulous private dining rooms where we were lucky enough to have the tasting menu. The Manor Restaurant is Foxhills’ fine dining restaurant and holds two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. It really is one of Surrey’s finest restaurants. Six courses later which included Loin, Shoulder, Sweet Breads, Haricot Blanc, Goat’s Cur and Cherries, Pistachio, Rye Crisp as two of the six courses which were amazing. The stunning food with some fabulous wine made for a really lovely evening with the group.
We have such a lovely time on our FAM trips at Eventprofslive. We are so grateful to our members for giving up their Friday nights/Saturday mornings and of course our fabulous hotels and venues that host us.
For more information on Foxhills, you can contact Gillian. A huge thank you for hosting us, we can’t wait to come back!
Michelle Rees is a Events Advisor for a London Law Firm
Kate is a Events Manager for a London Law Firm