Time To Think About Your Office Christmas Party?

Father Christmas

It may only be July, but we guarantee the vast majority of offices are already thinking about their office Christmas party and if everyone else is thinking about it, that means you need to be thinking about it too. While organising the office Christmas party may sound fun, we know that if you’ve been left the tough task of booking a fantastic night out for Christmas, the pressure can mount up.

Pleasing an entire office full of people is nothing short of difficult but if there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it’s that a night offering a little of everything really does do the trick. While Linda in accounts may want to dance the night away, Ian in HR may just want to socialise over a good meal. So why not kill two birds with one stone and offer a night that includes both.

Here at Marygreen Manor, we offer the ultimate Corporate Christmas Party Package. Here at our fabulous venue that is the most incredibly manor house, we provide private room hire for you and your party. All guests will be met with an on-arrival drink (guaranteed to put smiles on faces from the very beginning) not long before they’re met with an incredible finger buffet. This always pleases as it allows everyone to eat and relax as and when they want. It’s perfect for encouraging a large team to mingle a little more too.

Once the buffet has been enjoyed and no doubt demolished by everyone, the evening entertainment starts in the form of a disco. With your teams tummies full, and a few drinks down, we guarantee that every single one attending your Marygreen Manor Christmas Party will spend the rest of the evening dancing the night away, and you? Well, you’ll receive all the credit for the best office Christmas party yet. Call 01277 225252 for more info and please note a deposit of £28.50 per person will be required upon booking.

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A Day At The Beach For Marygreen Manor Guests!

With summer upon us, we thought we’d have a little rundown of the top beach spots in Essex! While our summer may not be consistent, as Brits, we know only too well that a little rain doesn’t need to spoil a great day at the beach and with fantastic transport links from Marygreen Manor, including the M25, A12 and network rail from Brentwood itself, getting to the beach is now even easier. So let’s take a look at the best beaches in and around Essex, ideal for all Marygreen Manor guests to enjoy for the day…

Frinton-On-Sea – with stunning white sandy beaches, Frinton has put a lot of work into becoming a so-called uncommercialised beach. It’s doing everything possible to remain a quiet and family friendly resort and in doing so, has created a beautiful beach to take the kids or even enjoy a day without them for a little peace and quiet.

Southend-On-Sea– when you think of Southend-On-Sea, we know that the vast majority of people will automatically think of Peter Pan’s Island along with the seafront showered in ice cream filled shop fronts and they wouldn’t be wrong. This beach is a hub of fun and excitement for the family, offering something to do for everyone from a fun fair on the front to fish and chip shops and even a shopping centre close by too.

Clacton Beach – Clacton is no doubt famous amongst the older generation as the holiday hotspot from times gone by but it’s certainly not had its day. This fab beachside resort is the perfect location for a day trip. It’s considered the jewel in the crown of the Essex coast and we couldn’t agree more. Enjoy a taste of the classic British seaside in Clacton with amusement arcades, cafes and more.

Shoebury East Beach – while the vast majority of beaches in Southend will be made up predominantly of pebble, Shoebury East is a long and sandy beach, that enjoys a nice grassy area; very popular with the kids playing run outs and even more popular with those wanting to enjoy picnics on the beach itself.

Mersea Stone Beach – while it may not sound like the picturesque sandy beach we all know and love, Mersea stone (and pebble) beach along the eastern shore has been a very important part of the country for centuries. For those wanting a little history with their sightseeing, this is the perfect location.

Shoeburyness Beach – the sand and shingle beach of the famous Shoeburyness is backed by a promenade along with another large grassy area. Shoeburyness is also famous for its beautiful beach huts but for those visiting for the day, there’s also the famous Tom’s Café to while away the day, with good food and even better company.

Brightlingsea Beach – this is a sandy beach backed by a promenade with, once again, some truly stunning and might we add, colourful, beach huts. Brightlingsea was originally a fishing and shipbuilding area but it’s now a haven for yachting offering plenty of things to do for all ages.

Walton-On-The-Naze Beach – Walton-On-The-Naze has a beautiful and picturesque sandy beach. It’s also home to the second largest pier in Great Britain. For some, it’s the closest to Spain without having to hop on a plane. With various groynes and a couple of breakwaters, this beautiful location is a must see for those visiting Essex for the first time.

So there you have it. For all our guests, whether you’re staying for one night or ten, here at Marygreen Manor, we’ll steer you in the right direction of the best beach spots, and show you the best parts of Essex. Enjoy your beach days!

Try Our New Vegetarian Menu At Marygreen Manor

Vegetarian Menu

Going out for dinner is the perfect way to finish off any day. Whether you’re full swing into the weekend or maybe even trying to spice up the midweek lull. It not only offers you an array of amazing dishes, so much more appetising than the pesto pasta you were going to throw on the stove but it gets served up for you too. You’re treated like king and queen, unless of course you’re a vegetarian.

Whether you’re vegetarian by moral choice or simply because you don’t enjoy the flavour or texture of meat; going out to dinner can often feel like a chore. Suddenly your choice of meal narrows to just one per course and more often than not, it’s the same meal you had to endure the last five times you ventured out for a meal.

Here at Marygreen Manor however, we wanted to change all of that by offering a specific vegetarian menu that offers more than the obligatory pasta option. In this vegetarian menu, we offer three different starters along with three different main courses too. From wild mushroom risotto to pan fried halloumi, butternut squash and blue cheese wellington to chickpea and butternut squash tagine, our vegetarian menu really does have it all.

On top of our vegetarian menu, we also offer other dietary options too. We simply ask that you request them upon arrival. We’re always happy to help accommodate all of our guests here at Marygreen Manor.

So, if you’re looking for the ultimate vegetarian menu in Essex, we suggest you head straight to our fabulous Tudor restaurant today!

Special Offers At Our Essex Hotel And Restaurant

special offers

Here at Marygreen Manor, we like to say thank you for such loyal custom by offering a few special deals and the deals available right now, are of no exception. So let’s take a look at the savings you could make right here at our manor house in Brentwood, Essex.

Gourmet Getaway – our Gourmet Getaway is a popular one, especially for the food lovers amongst us. It’s even been considered the ultimate break. Not only will you be privy to a stunning six course tasting menu with wine paring but you’ll also find yourself greeted with flowers and chocolates in your room. Enjoy a liqueur after dinner before retiring for the night in your wonderful room. The morning after you’ll enjoy a champagne breakfast delivered to your room for you to enjoy before a leisurely, and might we add, late check-out at 12:30. It’s the perfect treat for the one you love or as we’ve found, the perfect treat for the parents from their children.

Two-Night Weekend Package – if you’re looking for something a little longer in duration then you might want to take advantage of our two-night weekend package. This does exactly what it says on the tin, offering a well-deserved break for two over the course of two nights in our deluxe garden rooms. You’ll enjoy a three course meal on the Saturday night from our amazing Du Jour Menu along with a fabulous meal from our Lounge Menu on the Sunday. Add to this a lazy check-out on the Monday and it’s a pretty perfect package.

Advance Purchase Rate – last but most certainly not least in our list of special offers, we have the fabulous advance purchase rate which means you enjoy a 10% discount on our best available rate when booked more than 30 days in advance of your stay.

Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is! Jump online and check out our special offers or better still, book yours online today.

Choosing your Essex Wedding Venue

Our Essex Wedding Venue

Our Essex Wedding Venue

Here at Marygreen Manor, we know that too much choice when it comes to an Essex wedding venue especially, can make things super difficult. It’s for this reason alone we decided to create a “top tips” list to help you choose the perfect Essex wedding venue or in the very least, realise just why we’re the perfect wedding venue for you.

Location – as they say, location is key but not just for you. Remember, while this is of course your day, you’re also expecting a great deal of wedding guests to make their way to your venue too. This means that not only do you want a stunning location in which to say your “I do”, but it also needs to be accessible and that’s just one of the many areas in which we don’t disappoint. With fantastic links to the M25, the A12 and of course National Railway, we couldn’t be easier for yourself and your guests to get to. We’ll also cut out any inconvenient travelling inbetween the ceremony and the reception by holding everything in one place. Perfect!

Budget – this is an obvious factor to consider for any wedding venue and yet another in which we’re able to please a wide crowd. We understand only too well that a wedding budget can vary wildly from one person to the next and as such, we’ve created an array of wedding packages to suit any budget. For more information on these wedding packages, simply jump online today.

Visit Twice – this may not sound like an obvious tip but it’s one we couldn’t agree with more. So many people book a wedding venue while visiting on an open day and while we do agree, you get to see a wedding venue in all it’s glory, we think it’s important to take a good look at any potential venue enough to get a real feel of the place and ensure you aren’t simply getting caught up in the excitement of it all.

Here at Marygreen Manor, we couldn’t be more experienced when it comes to hosting a wedding and as such, know only too well just how to ensure a happy couple of their wedding day. If you’d like more advice when it comes to your big day, or possibly booking our grand manor house as the venue in which you say “I do”, simply contact us today.

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How to Survive Your First Music Festival

Festival season is well and truly upon us. With the WeAre Festival having just taken place and Brentwood Festival almost upon us, it’s safe to say we’re in the midst of a music filled summer. Glastonbury, V Festival, you name it, there’s a festival somewhere guaranteed to call out to your inner music fan and as Essex’s number one go-to hotel for festival goers, we thought we’d share our guide to surviving your first festival! Here goes…

Stuff to take – first and foremost, it pays to know the essentials you’ll want with you so let’s get to it. You’ll need wellies of course. These are a festival staple unless of course the weather is guaranteed to be a scorcher, in which case, a cool pair of flip flops (or sandals for the ladies) will be the perfect back up in your bag. Talking of weather, it’s worth taking a hoodie with you too. We are in Great Britain after-all, king of the surprise downfall. You’ll also want hand sanitiser, a waterproof jacket, a purse/wallet, sun cream and of course, a back up charger for your phone. Throw this all into a back pack and you’re good to go.

Music – we totally get that researching music may not be your “thang” but no matter how laid back a person you are, it pays to know a little about the festival you’re going to and the sort of music you’re going to listen to. Not only may you stumble upon a band you’ve loved for years, but it’ll also give you a good idea of the sort of festival you’ll be attending. Is it a house festival? Mainstream? Hard rock? It all makes a huge difference. It’ll also help you create a loose schedule, which may sound dull, but works wonders when you inevitably find yourself a little lost, in need of meeting up with your friends who forgot to bring that all-important back-up charger for their phone.

Snacks – it always pays to take a few snacks with you or better still, ensure you eat while you’re there. Let’s face it, festivals are the place to not only listen to music, but also sample some of your favourite ciders, beers and in some areas, fizz. When you’re drinking all day, especially in the sun, it’s important that you make sure you eat and enjoy the odd glass of water. This will stop you finding yourself in A&E or worse still, feeling too ill to enjoy the second day of the festival. Just remember, you don’t want to be THAT guy.

Accommodation – while festivals are all about the camping (for some) we know so many festival goers who much prefer the warm and clean environment of a hotel room, especially one that’s fairly close to the venue itself. Not only can you escape the muddy fields (a hideous scenario for those wearing flip flops – especially around the portable toilets) but you also get the opportunity to enjoy a fresh shower, change of outfit, and a full English breakfast before hitting the festival the next day. What could be better? We find this really appeals to families attending, along with those wanting to look their best each day of the festival.

For all those with festivals in their summer schedules, we hope you have a fabulous time and remember; if you’re looking for accommodation, look no further than our fabulous manor house right here in Brentwood, Essex.

Occasions For Afternoon Tea

Occasions For Afternoon Tea

Occasions For Afternoon Tea

It’s no big secret that here at Marygreen Manor, we love nothing more than a freshly prepared Afternoon Tea. In fact, we love them so much, we’d consider them more of a necessity than a treat. We do understand however, that for some, this lavish display of Britain’s best (finger sandwiches, cakes, scones and delicious clotted creams and jams) can of course seem like a luxury to be enjoyed on special occasions. The question is; during which sort of special occasion should an afternoon tea be enjoyed? Well, we thought we’d help you out a little here and give you a rundown of the special occasions we think befit the elegance and downright indulgent nature of our splendid afternoon teas, starting with…the Baby Shower!

Baby Shower – baby showers are becoming more and more popular before (and sometimes after) the arrival of a new addition. This is where an afternoon tea, and especially our Afternoon Tea in Essex, comes into play. Not only does it give the mother-to-be the perfect opportunity to enjoy some delicious food, but it provides the perfect environment in which everyone can socialise while remaining seated. That means no excess weight on mum-to-be’s feet too.

Hen Party – while for some this may seem a little tame, it would appear hen parties have begun to get a little out of control of late and the trend of sophistication is well and truly back on its way to the top. When it comes to sophistication of course, there’s nothing quite so up there, as an afternoon tea. With refined finger sandwiches and of course, a glass of fizz to give it that extra elegant edge, it’s simply perfect.

Birthday Party – Essex is famous for its fabulous venues and party scenes but what about during the day? Every birthday girl (and boy for that matter) deserve to be treated to something special for their birthday so why not treat them to a delicious afternoon tea before they hit the high street clubs and bars? It’s the perfect way to say “Happy Birthday”!

So, if after this, you’re on the lookout for the best afternoon tea in Essex, look no further than the fabulous Marygreen Manor…we’re famous for it!

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