Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire’s leading spa and wellness destination, has announced it will be upgrading its event space, ‘The Venue’, taking inspiration from the natural lakeside and woodland location of the retreat, to offer a bright and fresh feel. A popular wedding venue, corporate meeting space and party spot, the 2-stage refurbishment of The Venue will be taking place between February and April, with the aim to offer couples and businesses an open and airy event space for the warmer months of 2024.

The announcement of ‘The Venue’ refurbishment marks the first phase of redevelopment at the retreat, as part of a larger investment plan to cater for eventing. The design for the refurb is being worked on by the Interior Design Practice, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The firm, local to Moddershall Oaks is the same company who helped with the redevelopment of the retreat’s The Oak House Restaurant and Balcony Bar at the end of 2021. The design was so successful it was shortlisted in the ‘Best Restaurant Design’ category for the 2021 global SBID Awards, which recognise, reward and celebrate the best designs from around the globe across a range of areas.

Emma Moss, Design Director at the Interior Design Practice details her vision for the refurbishment of ‘The Venue’ below.

“As guests walk into The Venue, they will be met with a new seating area in the bar, which offers a much more relaxed lounge feel. The whole area is softened by new soft seating, more lighting and planting, to make a connection with the surrounding countryside location, that Moddershall Oaks is loved for. A central ring seat is surrounded by an array of soft, comfy seating, all using luxurious neutral fabrics, meaning wedding guests or delegates from conferences can lounge by the bar area, making it more comfortable and relaxed.

The bar itself is being completely replaced with a much more contemporary and glamorous look and feel. Bronze metallic tiles and a beautiful, curved marble bar top, mirroring the furnishings in The Oak House restaurant. The back bar will be illuminated and has smoked mirrors creating a beautiful backdrop. With the seating and planting, the whole bar area will have a cosy, warm feeling.

In the larger venue space, popular for weddings and conferences, the partitioning walls are being refurbished with a beautiful light textured style meaning indoor ceremonies will feel brighter and will have a more neutral backdrop, allowing couples to bring their own style to the room even more. It’s a neutral and muted palate that lends itself well to all sorts of themes and styles.
The chandeliers are being replaced with beautiful new soft lights and ceiling lanterns, with a waterfall planting effect.

The whole design is inspired by the natural lakeside and woodland location of the venue. The redesign adds a touch of glamour in a way that’s perfectly balanced against the natural feel, soft curves, planting, luxurious fabrics and neutral tones.”

On the redevelopment of The Venue and further investment into Moddershall Oaks, Penny Weston, Director said “In a post-Covid world, we’ve seen demand for conferences, corporate events, and away days increase. The spaces that we have offer flexibility for small & intimate meetings, or larger events that require flexibility, exclusivity, and a change from the norm. We’re so excited by this investment and redevelopment as it will give a cohesive connection to the rest of our spaces, and we can’t wait to reveal our phase 2 plans for our expansion in the future. It’s a very exciting time for Moddershall Oaks!”

Conferencing at Moddershall Oaks

Those attending businesses events at Moddershall Oaks can enjoy the spa’s award-winning facilities, as it offers day delegate rates and half day rates, plus tailor made wellness retreats that typically include half a day meeting followed by wellness activities/team building /spa use.
Offering so much more to business events, the spa caters to day meetings, dinner dances, charity balls, as well as celebratory life events such as private birthday parties, baby showers and wakes.

There are 3 key spaces for corporate: –
• The Venue
• The Acorn Suite
• MADE Wellness Centre
• Plus the spa which is available for exclusive evening hire