What is a Partnership?
We meet our charitable objectives in two ways: by programming our own courses and events, and by working in partnership with other organisations, clubs, groups, societies and individuals who act on behalf of Halsway Manor Society to stage an event or course.
If you wish to lead a partnership course at Halsway Manor that fits with our charitable aims and objectives, you would be responsible for:
• Proposing a suitable event/course and content/programme
• Choosing the course leaders, artists and performers
• Being the primary point of contact for the event
• Advertising and promote the event
• Administrating your course bookings including taking payment
• Liaising with the staff of Halsway Manor to set your arrangements
Like our in-house courses, Partnership courses are generally either ‘midweek’ (Monday 4pm – Friday 10am), or ‘weekend’ (Friday 4pm – Sunday 4pm). Please note that we are often fully booked up to two years in advance.
You decide the course fees you will charge your participants and we charge you a set rate per person depending on accommodation choice e.g single, double, ensuite, camping etc. This fee covers full board accommodation and will be sent to you once we’ve had an initial conversation about our suitability as the venue for your event. We do not offer reduced fees for participants engaging in part of your event or attending as non-participants. Our standard cancellation policy applies to all bookings.
Facilities, accommodation and capacity
We would typically expect a partnership course to bring over 35 people (including tutors). For events that use all or the majority of beds you will have exclusive use of the house, mews and gardens for the duration of your event.
For events that use fewer than 50% of the beds we reserve the right to programme another event alongside yours. This will only be done in consultation with you to ensure that the two events can co-exist happily side by side – for example, a violin making course and a music course for folk violinists.
We ask that you are realistic when you tell us your participant numbers as we reserve the right to make any changes necessary to your booking, up to and including cancellation, to preserve our financial requirements.
All our food is cooked fresh on the premises by our two chefs. Our staff are dedicated to looking after you and your guests throughout your stay.
We have a full licensed bar and plenty of free parking.
Assistance dogs are the only dogs permitted at the manor.
We have 28 bedrooms (69 beds total capacity), the majority with en-suite bathrooms; additionally, we have dorm style bedrooms that can cater for groups and families. There are six bedrooms situated on the ground floor with en-suite bathrooms, two of which are fully accessible for wheelchair users. A full bedroom plan can be found on our website. In our beautiful grounds we have four en-suite garden cabins as well as space for camping and campervans/caravans including four power hook ups and a waste disposal point.
The Long Room can hold a maximum of 96 people for a seated event, such as a concert and 40-60 people for dancing, depending on the type of dance.
Please phone to discuss any queries you have about running your event at Halsway Manor or to arrange a site visit.
Booking your event
The first step is to contact Rachel Wilkinson our Programme Manager to discuss suitability and dates available.
Once your event is confirmed you will be asked to fill out Event information form and return this along with your deposit. Payment schedule is as follows:
• Deposit of £250 needs to be paid at time of booking
• £500 will be due six months before your event
• The remaining balance is due six weeks before your event
Once we have received your Event Information Form we will send you an Event Agent Agreement to complete and return to us. Please note that if you need to cancel for whatever reason our standard cancellation policy applies to all partnership bookings.