Unique & Unusual Conference Venues
Whether it is a few partners wanting to get away from the office or an invitation to all of your staff, we can tailor your package to make it work for you – from smaller corporate retreats to glamping for large groups, we’ve got you covered.
From laser battles to wine tasting – we have thought of every activity possible for you to enjoy a fantastic few days out in the wild, away from the office and improving your team cohesiveness. Please get in touch for your bespoke proposal!
Tey Brook Orchard
Our woodland/orchard venue offers a fantastic location for smaller more intimate corporate events.
We have a spacious 60ft x 30ft marquee available for both dining and conference facilities.
We have a real variety of accommodation at Tey Brook Orchard including 4 yurts, 4 bell tents, 1 converted grain silo and 1 shepherds hut (can sleep 40), all with their own power supply. For additional onsite glamping requirements, we can supply additional 5m bell tents as we do at Chalkney Water Meadows.
Chalkney Water Meadows
Acres of space on the edge of a tree-lined lake provides endless possibilities for activities, sundowners or team building exercises!
This is our larger venue with three festival style giant tipis which seat up to 200 guests (at a squeeze).
Our glamping accommodation at CWM is in the form of luxury “Nomadic” bell tents which can be made up as single and twin occupancy with double bedsteads, or multiple occupancy (max 4 person) with single mattresses on the floor.
Our luxury cabins, are situated just a 2 min walk from the CWM offers all your creature comforts on the edge of a beautiful lake.
We have teamed up with a variety of fantastic companies offering a diverse range of outdoor and indoor activities whether it is just for a little entertainment or fun or whether you are looking for some serious team building exercises, these guys have a whole host of recommendations and can tailor the package specifically to your requirements. Some activities to give you a flavour include: kayaking / paddle boarding on the lake, bush craft & survival skills, wine tasting, cocktail making, cooking classes, nature walks, yoga and spa treatments (available on request!).
We work closely with a selection of local, professional and friendly caterers who offer a variety of delicious food options with a focus on locally sourced sustainable foods and seasonal ingredients freshly prepared. We will take care of all dietary requirements and can outsource any other catering companies for a tailor made experience from quirky food vendors offering the festival vibe to scrumptious BBQs, picnics by the lake, hog roasts and even yummy paella; the options are endless. Please get in touch and we can tailor make your event with delicious foody options!
Alternatively, if you are looking for a more formal fine dining experience we have a large thatched restaurant on the farm – the Barn Brasserie – check it out: http://www.thebarnbrasserie.co.uk/
Why Choose Browning Bros.?
Based at Tey Brook Farm, just 6 miles South-West of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey, Browning Bros. provide luxury glamping accommodation, alternative wild weddings, corporate & team building events, and much more. Looking or something out of the ordinary? You've come to the right place.
"Literally there is everything you could possibly need here. It’s so well equipped and in a stunning location. The worst part is that you have to leave. We hired out the whole venue for the weekend to have a family get together and it was absolutely perfect! Can not recommend the place and the owners highly enough. If you want a chilled out space to relax and enjoy yourselves then this is THE place to be. Only regret is that we didn’t stay longer. Awesome. Created some wonderful memories."
"Absolutely loved our time at a Teybrook Orchard. Facilities were perfect. The marquee and awning is a fantastic space for a large group to be together and still feel spacious and not on top of each other. Every member of our party was so thrilled with the accommodation, it was a fantastic weekend. Thank you so much, will definitely recommend you and will certainly be coming back!"
"Chalkney Water Meadows was such a fantastic venue for our festival-style corporate event! It’s such a beautiful spot in the countryside but with all the amenities for a really great party, regardless of the weather. Helen was really helpful, putting us in contact with suppliers and discreetly being on hand for the big event. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue for what turned out to be a fabulous day."
"Just wanted to say thank you once more! Everything was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have wished for a more beautiful place for our wedding to take place! You have been really helpful, responsive and flexible around our (many!) questions and queries so we really appreciate it :)"
"We just wanted to email to say the biggest thankyou from us both for yesterday. We had an absolutely amazing day and we are so so happy that we were able to celebrate at your venue with all our family and friends. They all loved the site. Your help from the beginning has been fantastic and a real pleasure to work with you guys."
"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you on behalf of Tom and I for a truly magical day. We had an absolutely amazing time, I honestly don't think that it could have gone better. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts. The log cabin was amazing, we were so sad to leave there yesterday, but alas all good things have to come to an end."
“What heroes Nat and Arch were. Thank you so much for giving our party such snazzy boogie shoes- you handled all the drunken 50 year olds brilliantly with the increasingly slurred requests. The sound system was fab and the lights really made the party glow and twinkle. Everybody loved it! Thank you so much guys.”
“Walked in, shown around the most beautiful place ever! Then followed by Dan proposing. Best start to a holiday. Such a beautiful setting. Well laid out and very well equipped, brilliant service. Archie is lovely, very polite and accommodating. Thank you!”
“Archie and Nat were amazing. We have had the best weekend. Wow what a beautiful place. We will back again and would highly recommend. The showers were fab and hot. The toilet facilities were super too. Kitchen is amazing with everything you need. Thanks to you both.”
“Still keep thinking about our amazing day. I know we’re biased but it was seriously the best wedding we’ve ever been to. This is the thoughts of all our guests too. Cant thank you enough for making it such a success!”