Business at Merley House Meeting, Seminar & Networking Venue in Dorset

At Merley House any of our rooms can be hired for your business event, with many different technologies, optional catering and professional staff on-hand to ensure that your event runs smoothly.

Merley House Business & Corporate Event Venue Dorset

Business Function & Corporate Event Venue

Merley House is a conducive environment for business and corporate events. Whether it is a meeting, seminar, networking event or trade fair, Merley House is able to offer competitive rates which include the use of many different technologies and optional catering.

The conference facilities in Merley House consist of four main conference and function rooms, each of which are uniquely and individually designed, with original features dating back to when the house was first built in the 1750s. Any of our rooms can be hired for your business and conference needs and will be set to your chosen layout such as boardroom, cabaret or theatre  style.

We believe every event is unique so we are more than happy to tailor the rooms to your individual requirements. Furthermore, our professional staff will also be on-hand to ensure your event runs smoothly, allowing you to concentrate on the event itself.

Corporate Event Rooms for Hire

Merley House Function Venue in Dorset, The Old Library

The Old Library

This is the largest of the rooms for hire. It is decorated in green and features plasterwork clouds and sunbursts within an arabesque and garlanded border.

Maximum Capacity:
100 people – Cinema Style
60 people – Cabaret Style
28 people – Boardroom Style

Merley House Function Venue in Dorset, The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

Decorated predominantly in green with white cornicing and detailed in gold, this room boasts an impressive chimney piece in white and green marble. The ceiling has a large central oval depicting ‘The Judgement of Paris’. Perfect for smaller events, drinks receptions or buffets.

Maximum Capacity:
40 people – Cinema Style
36 people – Cabaret Style
18 people – Boardroom Style

Merley House Function Venue in Dorset, The Dining Parlour

The Dining Parlour

Situated in the north-west corner of the building, this room is decorated in blue tones. Features an impressive fireplace and a captivating ceiling that incorporates a depiction of Bacchus receiving a cup of wine from Ceres. Perfect for smaller events, drinks receptions or buffets.

Maximum Capacity:
40 people – Cinema Style
36 people – Cabaret Style
18 people – Boardroom Style

Merley House Function Venue in Dorset, The Old Nursery

The Old Nursery

Located on the first floor of Merley House (stair only access) this room is perfectly suited to smaller events. It features three full-length windows, providing panoramic views of the nearby town of Wimborne Minster.

Merley House Function Venue in Dorset, The Old Nursery

The Grand Entrance Hall

Merley House boasts a classical entrance hall that provides a great first impression for your attendees. The hall features a grand fireplace and plasterwork ceiling, and leads to The Old Library and our magnificent staircase.

Merley House Function Venue in Dorset, The Morning Room

The Morning Room

Accessed by double doors from The Old Library, this room features a fully-stocked bar and an impressive Berstein grand piano. The French doors lead to the south east corner of the house and a delightful enclosed patio area.

Food & Refreshments

Merley House prides itself in offering good quality, locally-sourced food and is able to cater for a wide range of refreshments and food requirements, whether it be a working sandwich lunch, a gorgeous buffet or even a lavish sit-down luncheon. We are also happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements your guests may have.

For your convenience, a range of hot beverages are continuously available throughout the day.

South West Regional Assessment Centre

Merley House is also home to a busy training organisation – South West Regional Assessment Centre. Should you be interested in commercial training such as Health and Safety, Environmental Legislation, Driver CPC or Driver Awareness, Continuing Competence, a range of Apprenticeships and employability please visit the website.

Merley House Business & Corporate Event Venue Dorset

Technology Options Included

Your room will be set up with your chosen layout and includes the following technologies, should you wish to use them:

  • Wireless Broadband

  • LCD Projector

  • OHP Projector

  • Computer / Laptop

  • Display Screen(s)

  • Sound System

  • Digital Camera

  • Laptop

  • Traditional Flipchart

  • WIFI

Merley House Business & Corporate Event Venue Dorset

Venue Hire Rates & Catering Options

The following prices are valid for 2019:

Download our Business Rates PDF.

Download our Conference Menus PDF.

Download our Terms and Conditions PDF.

Merley House Business & Corporate Event Venue Dorset
Merley House Business & Corporate Event Venue Dorset
Merley House Business & Corporate Event Venue Dorset

Planning a Business Function or Corporate Event?

To speak to us about hosting your event at Merley House please call our Events Team on 01202 885024.
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