The Lodge was opened in May 2009 and is now the largest of the conference rooms on site. Offering seclusion behind the lovely old red-brick courtyard wall, this room was formerly the Shooting Lodge for the historic Roundbush Farm Grouse and Pheasant shoot and still maintains some of the characteristics from this period.
Completely refurbished and updated to provide a light and spacious room with a refreshing atmosphere, the room provides comfortable seating and facilities for up to 50 delegates in a typical café style layout or many more in a theatre style.
The Lodge also benefits from its own secluded private garden with a southerly aspect and views of the old Farmhouse and the converted Barn. This can be used for outside activities, breakout sessions, dining or just open air relaxation.
The Lodge is a lovely facility which provides the Minerva Centre with a flagship resource for its biggest events.
The Coach House is set within the courtyard, adjoining the Café. A beautifully appointed conversion of the former coach house and stable block, it provides a peaceful, inspirational space which is extremely popular for boardroom style meetings and events. Its proximity to the café also makes it an ideal location for evening receptions serving hot, cocktail-style, food.
Benefiting from high ceilings and a south facing aspect, the room has excellent lighting and a wonderful feeling of space. Although normally hired as a stand-alone facility, customers do utilise the Café for break-out sessions which provides extra flexibility to the type of events held here.
Provides a central gathering and meeting point where delegates can relax and take refreshments. It is from here that all events at Minerva begin and where delegates will be served teas and coffee on arrival, at morning break and in the afternoon along with lunch and a range of all-day fruit, drinks and snacks.
Certainly the most contemporary feeling room within the centre, in addition to its role supporting events in the Lodge and the Coach-House, the Café can also be hired as a "coffee shop" style meeting venue for informal gatherings, both during the day and for evening events.