For event planners who are looking for a woodland setting that is ideal for executive retreats, incentive trips and even fairy tale weddings, Europe has much to offer.
Today we bring you three woodland retreats in Europe:
Trianon Palace Versailles (France)
In the midst of a 3-acre park with immaculately manicured gardens in the Royal Domain of Versailles (less than a mile from Chateau de Versailles), Waldorf Astoria brings you a stunning venue with 199 guest rooms and 19 function rooms at Pavillon du Trianon Conference Center.
Guests can tour Chateau de Versailles, play golf and explore a variety of equestrian disciplines at Academy of Equestrian Arts in the Grand Stable of Versailles Palace. The hotel is family friendly with a kid's club and adjoining family rooms.
Gordon Ramsay au Trianon showcases the signature dishes of the celebrity chef and the cuisine of 2 Michelin star chef Simone Zanoni is available for meetings and events. During downtime, guests can relax in Spa Guerlain with steam rooms and a hammam.
Nestled in a 200-acre parkland setting, historic Hanbury Manor, a Jacobean manor house, has been transformed by Marriott into a country estate that is perfect for corporate retreats.
The property features 161 guest rooms, suites in the original manor house, and 14 function spaces.
The property has an 18-hole PGA Championship course, fitness center with indoor swimming pool, and spa.
Wellness & Spa Hotel Beatus (Switzerland)
In the midst of a 12,000-square-meter parkland setting by the lake, with a tradition of hospitality that dates back to 1628, Wellness & Spa Hotel Beatus offers a secluded setting with 75 guest rooms and 3 meeting rooms.
The area offers cultural activities including a classical music concert at Thun Castle in June, Thuner Seespiele featuring musicals by the lake in the summer, and Tell Freilichtspiele Interlaken a reenactment of historical events.
Guests can unwind in the hotel's "Vitalita" spa oasis.
The Cvent Event Blog has also profiled Exclusive Castle Estates for Executive Retreats and Living Like Lords: Promotions at English Country Hotels.
Photo Credits: Trianon Palace Versailles