Channel 4's River Cottage opens doors to corporates

River Cottage HQ, TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's 64-acre organic farm, is opening its doors to the corporate event market.

Channel 4's River Cottage opens doors to corporates
Channel 4's River Cottage opens doors to corporates

The venue, familiar to viewers of Channel 4's 'River Cottage' series, has teamed up with Perception Sales & Marketing to promote the cookery school and events space to businesses.

Based at Park Farm near Axminster, Devon, River Cottage HQ prides itself on sourcing local, seasonal food.

The venue comprises a variety of spaces for hire, including the River Cottage Farmhouse, which is suited to small groups of up to 17 people; a converted 17th century threshing barn which seats up to 64 delegates banquet-style; a yurt that seats up to 20 people and has capacity for 40 guests for drinks receptions; and outdoor space in which to erect marquees.

The venue offers team-building activities such as Catch and Cook fishing trips, food foraging trips and wood-fired oven building and bread-making. Private cookery schools are priced at £150 plus VAT per person, while private dining starts at £80 plus VAT per person.

River Cottage HQ’s operations manager Simon Dodd said: "The UK corporate market is a new area for us and we are delighted to welcome on board Perception, to work with us in promoting the unique event facilities for conferences, cookery schools and events."
 
Perception Sales & Marketing director Cath Couzens said: "We are delighted to have been appointed by River Cottage HQ for sales representation. The venue is set within a wonderful location and offers a variety of facilities for corporate clients looking for unique events or a cookery school. We look forward to showcasing River Cottage HQ to the UK corporate market."

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