The Colney suite has always been a popular function room for weddings, wakes and dinner dances. As with all high footfall spaces, over time décor becomes a little tired and a new look needed to exceed customers expectations.
The brief was quite loose other than the space needed to be adaptable and neutral but not too neutral! Meetings took place with the hotel owner and team to discover what customers currently like and dislike about the space. The aim was to make it sit well with the other function rooms and restaurants within the hotel but make feel special.
The concept of the room is to create your own fairytale, to create your own magic with the ‘key’ to your private space for the duration of your event. You have your own ‘country house’ within a hotel and all the facilities that go with it.
The theme is faux and fantasy from the moment you leave reception and approach your ‘Front door’ through a leafy passageway. You enter into a panelled hall in soft taupe and greys, with dramatic chandeliers and travertine effect walls and dreamy drapes at the far end of the space doors. You then enter through into another equally grand space that resembles a grand dining room with a faux art gallery and library.
The function suite has been designed as a whole with bespoke carpet throughout. The space can also be separated into three smaller function rooms to suit the size or occasion such as a conference or birthday party.
Project to be completed in April 2020.
The Colney Suite