As it looks set to become one of the top conference venues within the UK, the 150-year-old Victorian building has an extensive local history and has been used for numerous purposes throughout the years.
Original features still remain including the windows and wood, as well as the 19th century Dutch tower, the Victorian fireplaces and the carved panelled oak grand staircase.
John McCarthy, General Manager of Clevedon Hall, said: “We have restored as much of Clevedon Hall’s history as possible and have worked closely with English Heritage and the local conservation officer to ensure the designs are just right”.
Renovations began 3 years ago and have cost £3 million, with the owners not only restoring the mansion but also adding a modern 21st century twist. One of the main aspects to the refurbishment is the brand new 25 bedrooms and suites.
John added: “A large number of guests were asking about the possibility of staying at Clevedon Hall following an event and this was the only aspect that we couldn’t provide. Now though we are able to offer guests the full hospitality experience.”
Jane Clayton and Company are the interior designers behind the rooms. Each bedroom has its own unique colour scheme and individual theme. Within each room, the owners have also added state of the art en-suites with one of the world's leading suppliers of bathroom products – TOTO and toiletries from Neal’s Yard Remedies.
“We wanted the rooms to feel like a home away from home with a traditional finish. We have incorporated the same English country house feel to each. We also added in antiques from our local salesrooms. The mansion has kept its historic character but we have just added in a contemporary twist, which runs throughout the whole property,”
“Here at Clevedon Hall, we don’t just offer a bespoke service but also a completely unique venue. We have focused on every single detail so that we can provide the best possible experience to our customers. We cannot wait to show everyone the newly improved venue and celebrate!” said John.
Many VIPs, professionals and local residents will be in attendance of the opening launch, as well as Dr. Liam Fox MP who will be cutting the ribbon. There will be tours of Clevedon showing guests the facilities and new suites, as well as a champagne reception and canapés.