What is the difference between a extraordinary corporate event that stays in people's memories for years and years and one which fades as soon as the last speech is finished, the goodbyes are said and the flipcharts have all been tidied away? It's a difficult thing to pin down, but I think we understand. What do you not want? Uniformity, bland atmosphere, bland rooms and bland conversation. Instead, we think what you require is the following and we can provide it in plentiful supply! To be honest, this is where we excel.
We live and breathe corporate events at Achnagairn Estate, near Inverness: a castle venue with seven “Mini-Manors” on the grounds. We have huge experience in all types of corporate gatherings (conferences, incentive trips, meetings, team building, product launches and catering for special interest groups such as car enthusiasts) and are delighted to have worked with the leading companies in each sector.
The team at Achnagairn was exceptional!BMW
So what do we think corporate guests want and how do we provide it? And what’s so special about having a corporate event at Perfect Manors? Here are our top 5 reasons:
If you're thinking of having a corporate event, you want your guests / colleagues / employees / suppliers to feel special and valued. At Achnagairn, we understand that. No-one is just a number to us. Every person that crosses our rather grand threshold is an honoured guest, and it is a privilege for us to work with your guests and with you.
We have a very wide vocabulary at Perfect Manors. However, there is one word that is not familiar to us. And that is "no". We like to be asked to arrange original events, we like a challenge and our team certainly bends over backwards to help make things happen. Is your organisation standard? We thought not. In that case why not have your corporate event somewhere that loathes “standard” and loves "bespoke”.
It’s your event and not our event. If you would like flowers galore, no problem. However, when you visit you will see that the property is so beautiful that if you have, say a gala dinner, Achnagairn’s ballroom will still looks splendid with a few candles rather than flowers at every turn. We recognise that not every organisation is able to spend to push the boat out. Small organisations need to be able to become large organisations. We appreciate that and support it. If you can be flexible in terms of your time of year, type of event, location and attitude, we can be flexible on budget. You can rest assured the one thing we will not compromise on is quality.
We offer both our properties Achnagairn Estate and Cortes as exclusive use. And that means you're guaranteed that no one else will be there. For some clients, that is enormously important due to the confidential nature of business discussed, but even for those where strategies are not being formulated and private matters discussed, it is still comforting to know that nobody else will intrude.
Often, if you seek to put on a fabulous corporate event you need to make trade-offs: do you choose between the atmosphere of the venue, or the ability to host lots of guests? Accessibility or an inspiring location? We are lucky at Perfect Manors: there is no need for compromises here. At Achnagairn Estate we give you both the ambience and the accessibility; both the charm and the capacity, the fabulous food and the fuss-free organisation, the elegance and the efficiency so key for a corporate event. In short, you will find we have the wow and the wherewithal to make the your event not only seamlessly organised but truly inspirational.
A delightful time, full of joy.Lydia Lafarga-Remy, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy
Over the years at Achnagairn Castle, we have been delighted to be chosen to host corporate events for all sorts of clients - businesses both large and small, each having a very different types of gathering. Here is just a snapshot of the sort of clients we have worked with:
Our reception and events manager Rita has been with us for several years and is the crème de la crème of corporate event management (even if we do say so ourselves!) She’s detail oriented, a real ‘people person’, and passionate about showcasing the best that Achnagairn has to offer.
Whether you’re booking an incentive trip, product launch, or a fabulous gala dinner, she’ll be delighted to help you plan everything to perfection.
The venue was a perfect place to host our live Hogmanay celebrations and your staff could not have been more pleasant and accommodating.Donna Murchison, BBC Alba