A UNIQUE MEETING VENUE - THE GOODS SHED
Our meeting room is situated in the Old Goods Shed at Alresford station and can be organized in a variety of ways from presentation seating accommodating 60 to a meeting room style with tables allowing 40 to work comfortably.
The Old Goods Shed is equipped with hi-speed WIFI which is available for a small fee as part of your booking. An overhead projector and screen is also available on request as is a flip chart.
Coffee, tea and a range of refreshments are available. These range from morning/afternoon tea to cooked luncheon. Please discuss your requirements with our Reservations Manager.
You may wish to help break the day with dinner served on a steam train! We can accommodate parties of 60+ on such trains and these offer a unique and memorable part of any corporate function.
MANAGEMENT TEAM BUILDING
Driving a steam engine requires team work and none more so than the interaction between Driver and Fireman on the footplate. We offer footplate experience courses that will really help build relationships and interaction, helping breakdown boundaries and foster better relationships. Failure to communicate will result in an engine going nowhere!
Due to the nature of the environment on the footplate, space is limited to 2 participants at a time and the duration of the experience can vary depending on the number of participants wishing to take part.
Footplate experiences range in price from £300.00 per person for 3 hours to £500 for 7 hours approx. For the ultimate teambuilding experience, we can also offer a ‘Day in the life’ where 2 participants spend the full day, starting at 6.30am preparing the locomotive, lighting the fire and oiling up, through working together throughout the day, taking it in turns as driver and fireman, through to disposal at the end of the day, dropping the fire and cleaning the smoke box. After a 12 hour day, participants will have forged strong relationships with each other which they can take forward into business life, offering competitive advantage as well as unique personal achievement. This course is priced at £1200.00 per person.
We are situated in the heart of Hampshire in close proximity to a number of major towns and cities – Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester, Basingstoke, Guildford and London - with good road links using the M3 and A31. We can also offer a unique rail link from London Waterloo and connecting stations through to Alton station. On our operating days delegates can travel by South West Trains to Alton, cross the platform and join our heritage trains, taking them to Alresford and The Old Goods Shed for meetings.
There is a pay and display car park at Alresford Station with very reasonable rate of £1.50 all day. The car park is situated outside the Old Goods Shed and station, so delegates do not have far to walk.
With such a range of options to choose from, it’s not possible to list every combination and possibility here. Contact our Reservations Manager with your requirements for a tailor made meeting to remember for all the right reasons!
Call Reservations on 01962 733810 or send us an email.