Situated within Ashdown Park’s former chapel, the recently renovated lounge is the ideal place in which delegates can relax and unwind between meetings, brainstorm ideas as a breakout area or hosts a drinks reception prior to an event held in the beautiful Harry Clarke Suite.
The refurbishment has taken inspiration from its use in 1920, when Ashdown Park was a convent and the Mary Towneley Lounge was used by nuns as a place of deep contemplation.
The lounge, which overlooks the magnificent east wing courtyard, offers delegates a tranquil and private area with direct access out to a secluded and picturesque outdoor setting. Facilities include and LED Television screen, two tea and coffee service stations, with a variety of teas, speciality coffees and a chilled drinks cabinets.
What’s more, at the end of November a lift will be installed in the Mary Towneley Lounge, which will enable motorised wheelchair access to the first floor, where many meetings and weddings take place.
Ben Booker, General Manager at Ashdown Park Hotel & County Club, commented: “Our former chapel is one of the most magnificent event rooms in Sussex. The fascinating history it holds is incredibly important to the hotel, which is why we took such care when refurbishing the Mary Towneley Lounge.”