Conferences & Meetings Room Information

Room Information

The Sumner Room

Named after Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union, who lived at Old Alresford Place for many years, this spacious and elegant south-facing room is ideal for boardroom style meetings of up to 36 people, theatre style conferences for 50 delegates, or standing receptions for up to 70. The room has a fully integrated projection system, including digital radio, DVD player and surround sound speakers.


Located at the back of the Sumner Room is our fully licensed bar. Offering a range of wines, beers and spirits this space is ideal for guests to relax in between sessions.

Dining Room

With French windows directly on to the terrace and garden, this delightful room can be used for formal meals, relaxed buffets or simply as another meeting space.

Courtyard Room

This large conservatory room, with views of the beautiful garden on three sides, is perfect for meetings, receptions, or break-out activities. Seating 40 people in either theatre style or in small discussion groups, the room also has capacity for 60 at a standing reception.

Chapel Room

This peaceful space can be used for smaller meetings or break out groups of up to 12 people. A central arcade divides the room creating two distinct areas for a group to utilise as they wish. In keeping with the strong Christian heritage of the building and its former use as a Rectory, one half of the room is set up as a Chapel and space for quiet reflection.


Surrounding the building on all sides are the 5 acres of grounds. Guests are encouraged to make full use of these and wander freely through the peaceful surroundings. Delegates can pause for morning tea or coffee on the terrace; take their lunch in the orchard; or simply wander through the small copse at the edge of the grounds.


Old Alresford Place has 15 en suite bedrooms for delegates and residential guests. All rooms have functional furnishings with tea and coffee making facilities, desk, free internet access and telephone, and a flat screen digital TV with all Freeview channels.