ESSEX HOTELS – HISTORICAL HOSPITALITY VS MINIMINALIST MODERN

There’s no such thing as a ‘typical Essex hotel’ – just as, contrary to popular perception, there’s no such thing as a ‘typical Essex girl’. Or wife…

At the Marygreen Manor Hotel, we ‘commemorate’ wives of a different kind, notably Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII never looked set to be top of the pops in any ‘World’s Best Husband’ contest and Anne Boleyn quickly went ‘from hero to zero’ in her husband’s eyes. It didn’t end well for her, but at the Marygreen Manor, in contrast with some of the minimalist, modernist Essex hotels, we’ve been able to make the most of our Tudor heritage.

We took the bold step of naming a couple of our rooms – though not bedrooms! – after the lascivious Tudor monarch and his unfortunate second wife.

The Henry VIII suite boasts oak beams and inglenook fireplaces. It has its own reception area, private bar and ‘en suite’ cloakroom. When hired for functions/conferences, it can accommodate up to 40 people ‘theatre style’.

The Anne Boleyn Room, on the other hand, used to be the library. With good natural light, it also has en suite cloakroom facilities and can take up to 12 delegates.

The real Anne Boleyn went on to embark on a colourful – and precarious – love life, post-marriage to the corpulent monarch. As we all know, she ‘lost her head’, and was buried (her head and body were placed together in an arrow chest) in an unmarked grave. We’re not suggesting that any Essex girls/wives emulate – or should emulate – her wanton ways, but your visit to the Marygreen Manor will give you a thrilling taste of the past while you wine, dine and rest in comfort.

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Meeting Rooms For Hire In Brentwood With A Touch Of Class

Day Delegate Packages Starting From Just £13.50 per person

Meeting Room in Brentwood - The Samuel Pepys Room at  Marygreen Manor Hotel in Essex is suitable for private dining, conferences, meetings and training for up to 50 delegates

Meeting Room in Brentwood – The Samuel Pepys Room at Marygreen Manor Hotel in Essex is suitable for Private Dining, Conferences, Meetings and Training for up to 50 Delegates

If you want to hire a meeting room in an historical setting, look no further than the Marygreen Manor Hotel in Brentwood, Essex!

Some hotels have rather clinical spaces for hire (think: strip lights, minimal décor) and, sadly, many delegates don’t now expect anything different.

Looking at frustrating flip-charts or poring over PowerPoint presentations can be dispiriting at the best of times, so why not exchange a bleak room at a ‘chain’ hotel for the Tudor beams and wood-panelled walls of Marygreen Manor Hotel? Here you have the attractive and comfortable meeting space you need to run a professional yet engaging event.

If your delegates are staying for the night – or for longer – and want to have a relaxing evening, we offer a range of delicious menu options. But if they’re looking for something more diverting, Brentwood’s thriving nightlife scene is only a few minutes’ drive away.

We have a wide range of delegate packages starting from just £13.50 per person (click here to view our meeting room hire prices), each with their own tempting options. (Who can resist a bacon roll? And you don’t even need to bring a pen!). Alternatively, we’ll customise a meeting room hire package to fit your requirements. All you need is a minimum of ten people and an idea of how long you want to stay – a few hours, a day, overnight – and we’ll tweak your meeting package till we reach your version of perfection. You’ll benefit from special meeting corporate rates anyway, but what’s more, you’ve got until the end of February to bag yourself a bargain as part of our special January/February Meetings offer.

To book email our functions department now: functions@marygreenmanor.co.uk or phone 01277 225252.

Book Early for this Pre-Christmas Treat!

 

 

We know it’s only September but we didn’t want you to miss out on this opportunity!

 We are pleased to announce the return of our Pre-Christmas Special Lunch this year. Available from 3rd – 12th December (Monday-Friday), this delicious 3 course menu is fantastic value at only £15.95 per person. 

 In the past this has proved very popular for office lunches, friends catching up before the final Christmas rush and clubs and societies getting together for their annual festive celebrations.  So why not get your friends together this year and enjoy your meal in the magical setting of Tudors Restaurant at a price that will even make Santa smile!

 With over 150 reservations made already book now to avoid disappointment!

 Download our Christmas Brochure here for further details

 Menu

Starters

Homemade Soup of the Day (V)

Fans of Galia Melon

Fruit Coulis

Main Courses

Roast Turkey

Chestnut Stuffing, Chipolatas, Cranberry Sauce

Grilled Salmon

Cherry Tomato Salsa

Tagliatelle

Chestnuts, Cream Sauce

Served with Seasonal Vegetables and Roasted Potatoes

Dessert

Christmas Pudding

Brandy Sauce

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fantastic Wedding Offers ONLY Available at our Wedding Open Day on 29th September 2012

Helping Saint Francis Hospice

Great news –  a recent fund-raising event for the Saint Francis Hospice raised £10,000.00!  The Big Yellow Quiz attracted Six hundred guests including BBC egghead Barry Simmons.  We were delighted to help by providing complimentary accommodation for Mr Simmons, who enjoyed a two night stay in one of our Executive rooms in Brampton Lodge.  Raffle prizes on the night included a gift voucher for a delicious Marygreen Manor Afternoon Tea for 2.

Well done and congratulations to all those involved in organising this event.

A Summer Cocktail To Try At Home

Captain Jack

Makes 1 Serving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Malibu
  • 20ml Bacardi
  • 125ml Pineapple Juice
  • 125ml Orange and Passion Fruit J20
  • 2 Table Spoons of Cranberry Juice

Decoration:

  • Apple
  • Orange
  • 6 Strawberries
  • Crushed Ice
  • 2 Straws
  • 1 cocktail stick

Directions:

Add the Malibu, Bacardi, Pineapple Juice, Orange Passion J20 and Cranberry Juice into a cocktail shaker and shake until entirely mixed. To make foam pour the mixture into a large bowl and use a hand held electric whisk. Pour the mixture into a glass and add ice.

Decoration

Take 4 of the strawberries, take off the stalks and cut vertically. Place the strawberry slices in the glass to decorate using layers of crushed ice to hold the slices in place. Make a vertical incision in the remaining 2 strawberries and place on the rim of the glass. Vertically slice the orange, take one of the middle slices and cut into 4 segments. Use one of the segments to decorate the glass. Cut the apple in half and with the inside of the apple facing downwards on the chopping board cut the apple into thin slices. It is important to keep the slices together. Once sliced put a cocktail stick through the bottom and separate. Place the sliced apple on top of the glass. Adjust the fruit decoration until you are happy with the result and most importantly experiment and have fun!

Why not try one of our new summer cocktails before your meal, available in our Oak Lounge. View Our Current Menus

A Fete Worse Then Death

On Friday 29th June 2012 we hosted another of our successful Murder Mystery Nights with entertainment provided by The Company Upfront. The event was based on a village fete that goes horribly wrong when a murder is discovered. After questioning all the suspects, guests at the event had the chance to play detective and piece together the clues to solve who committed the crime. Take a look at the photographs below:

Photographs taken by Steve from BPA Photography: http://www.bpaphotography.co.uk/

To find out about our next murder mystery event call 01277 225252 or email: info@marygreenmanor.co.uk

Take a look at our future events here: http://www.marygreenmanor.co.uk/Events_Calendar

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