Conference venue in South Wales
Having responsibility for arranging an important business conference can be a stressful experience! Here at the Glen-Yr-Afon, we can offer support to the conference organising giving you the benefit of our vast experience in arranging corporate events. We appreciate that the preparations to be made, the planning of the day and the venue chosen are the biggest factors in determining its success or failure.
If you are looking for a conference venue in South Wales with easy road access, The Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel combines all of the facilities for a productive conference or business seminar. Just a few miles from the M4 the Hotel is easily accessible for delegates travelling to a conference or business meeting.
Located in the attractive, historic town of Usk in Monmouthshire, we have been providing corporate conference packages and business meeting services and facilities since 1974 and have become well established as one of South Wales' foremost, privately-owned venues for corporate events and conferences.
Our conference tariffs include lunch for your delegates and dinner for those taking our 24 hour delegate package. Guests can stay overnight in one of our 28 guest bedrooms and partake of a full Welsh breakfast before departing the following morning.
The hotel, which is just a 15 minute drive from junction 24 off the M4 along the A449 and then the A472, about an hours drive from Cardiff airport and also easily accessible from the M5, M50 and A40. You can find directions here.
We have played host to numerous local, regional and national businesses who have used our conference facilities for all manner of functions - meetings, sales forums, product launches, conferences, exhibitions, training events, award ceremonies, away days, auctions, business breakfasts and lunches.
We offer our Library for somewhere private to conduct interviews or our spacious Ballroom Suite for a larger business meetings or corporate events. Contact us to discuss your specific needs and we can suggest the most suitable meeting room for you.
Once at the hotel, delegates will be guaranteed privacy, comfort and friendly individual service. Free parking is available on site for delegates. Complimentary WiFi access is available throughout the hotel.
There are a variety of rooms to choose from, depending on your requirements, ranging in capacity from the Octagonal Library, which seats 20 delegates, up to the Ballroom for larger presentations which can seat 40 delegates boardroom style, 200 delegates theatre style and 250 for a reception. All rooms are serviced by syndicate rooms that can be made available for those event formats that include a workshop element.
A range of equipment is available and is included in the delegate price e.g. overhead and multimedia projectors and screens, flip charts and pens, DVD player / projector, and in-house technical staff are always around to assist with any set-up or operational hiccups. The hotel also provides colour laser photocopying, fax machines, e-mail facilities and secretarial services and complimentary wireless broadband is accessible throughout the whole of the hotel.
The Glen-Yr-Afon is renowned in the area for its fabulous restaurant, Clarkes, so delegates can expect the food provided on the day to be of an extremely high standard. Delegates with special dietary needs can easily be catered for.
To discuss your requirements for a conference venue in South Wales, please contact our Conference coordinator on 01291 674817 (direct line) or 01291 672302 (main reception) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast meetings have become increasingly popular among those who have to meet the rigorous demands of busy schedules and tight company expense accounts. It is thought that morning get-togethers are believed to have more positive outcomes than those later in the day and many workers claim they are more likely to pay attention at this time.
Breakfast meetings are now widely accepted to be an important part of a healthy routine and workers claim it makes for more productive decision-making. People tend to be much more alert after they've had a good night's sleep, a good breakfast and a great cup of coffee, so not only are people more likely to pay attention, but they are likely to be more enthusiastic about what is being discussed.
We are happy to arrange corporate breakfast meetings in either our Library or Ballroom depending on the number of delegates attending.
Welcoming your guests with crossaints and pastries (if required), for breakfast meetings, our dedicated Conference Cordinator will be delighted to share our depth of experience in having delighted many business clients from South Wales, the UK and further afield.
If your company is considering hosting a conference, corporate event, business meeting, seminar or any form of corporate event in South Wales please give us the opportunity to share our knowledge in arranging your event with a promise of complete satisfaction in our attentive service in the preparation and at the event itself.
A popular conference venue for business conferences, gala dinners, award ceremonies, exhibitions, business meetings and staff training sessions, we offer a range of set delegate packages, from half to full day delegate and are also happy to tailor our facilities and menus to your individual business requirements.
Accommodation for conference delegates
For events which are taking place over more than one day we can offer overnight accommodation for delegates. We offer 28 en-suite bedrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, trouser-press, iron and ironing board, TV and telephone. There is plentiful parking at the hotel which is free to delegates. Wi-Fi is available throught the Hotel.
Should your event include some down-time for delegates the hotel staff can advise on the wide range of sporting and leisure activities including golf courses in the Monmouthshire area and we can organise something for you ahead of time if required.
From the time you confirm your booking and specify your requirements, our dedicated conference staff will work be working to ensure that, on the day, everything is ready for you to your complete satisfaction. However, should any unforeseen problems arise at the last minute, members of the hotel staff are on-hand to help and keep your day running smoothly.
We offer all the services and facilities you would expect of a modern day event and conference venue combined with the comfort and general ambience of an elegant country home and the peace and quiet of the stunning Monmouthshire countryside. If all that doesn't get the little grey cells working then nothing will!
International Convention Centre Accommodation
In the Summer of 2019 the International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales will be opening its doors and meeting spaces to delegates from around the country! Our hotel is conveniently located only a short 15 minute drive away from this fantastic new conference and convention centre, perfect for those early morning starts.
Facilities at the new ICC include:
The new ICC Wales is located adjacent to the M4 and built within a stunning woodland environment. If you’re attending a convention here we would be happy to assist you with your stay in the area. The Glen-Yr-Afon is located on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Usk and set within beautifully maintained grounds, the ideal place to come and unwind after a busy day. Why not take an evening stroll along the River Usk…
We offer a variety of accommodation rates here at the hotel, so we’ve got you covered from a full Welsh breakfast in the morning to set you up for the day, to a relaxing dinner from our a la carte menu in our Clarkes Restaurant after a hard days work.
See what our business delegates say
'We would like to express our thanks for accommodating our needs at our recent event. We were extremely pleased with how organised and professional your staff were which contributed greatly to an enormously successful evening'
(G Genner, GAVO)
'I am writing on behalf of the Board to thank you for the wonderful meal and excellent service we received when we recently visited..'
(I Jackson Johns)
'Where I work we often take customers out for meals. Some of our staff went out to you last night and we have nothing but good things to say and are likely to be using the Glen-yr-Afon as a venue of choice from now on'
(C McDowell )
'I would like to take the opportunity of thanking you on behalf of the team for the wonderful time they had at your establishment on 19th March for the meal organised for the retirement. The food was extremely good and your staff very accommodating. We would no hesitation in recommending your venue to our colleagues for similar events'
(Ms J Osmond, Public Health Wales)
'I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your staff for the warm welcome and fabulous hospitality that we received on the course last week. The course went well and the high quality of the hotel and service was mentioned by everyone concerned. We look forward to returning'
(Mr J Amor)
We also cater for Weddings, Family celebrations, Funeral receptions and offer fine-dining in our Restaurant.