Events of all shapes & sizes

1 June 2016

Yamaha MT Owners' Club came from across Europe this week to convene at Leicestershire venue, Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands, for their first ever UK meet. Usually meeting at other European destinations, over 100 owners and their motorbikes flocked to our Midlands venue for a four day get-together and social.

The 100-strong group spent their time relaxing in our comfortable manor house, enjoying the food and licensed bar, as well as exploring the Leicestershire and Northants countryside on their bikes. With our dancefloor in place, they enjoyed evening entertainment including a live band, BBQ and disco. The group made use of their exclusive use booking, ensuring them privacy and comfort as the only guests, by taking advantage of a late bar too.

The sight of the Yamaha motorbikes lined up on the manor house forecourt was a wonderful sight for staff and visitors to be greeted with each morning, as was the rumble and revving of engines as the group set off on their daily rides.

Across our two venues set in 12 acres of countryside, we have 11 meeting rooms and 78 bedrooms, and although they are often filled with corporate meetings, training course delegates and wedding or party guests, it was a pleasure to host a friendly 'common interest' group break to meet, relax and share their love of Yamaha Motorbikes.

Why Hothorpe Hall & The Woodlands are an ideal venue for your next meet-up:

  • You can book just part of the venue, or all exclusively, depending on the size of your group and whether privacy is important to you.
  • You can use our meeting/function rooms as you like. We've had massage beds, yoga mats, wind, brass and string instrument practice, craft tables and ceillidh bands all in our function rooms in the past!
  • Our 78 en suite bedrooms offer flexibility, so if your delegates/members are willing to share, king beds can be split to twins and we can host around 200 people in total.
  • Our location is very accessible by road and rail, yet when you're here you're surrounded by farmland and the views are stunning.
  • The food by our resident chefs is great and the licensed bars sell drinks at pub prices.
  • Our gardens are great for activity time and include a multi use games court for those wanting some exercise.

Have an event to organise and looking for an accessible and central venue? Talk to our bookings team on 01858 881500 or email 

Find out more about Meetings and Group Breaks.

Thanks to Carsten Frank for use of his photos.

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