The Story and Venue Search London teams are back in the office and coming to a venue near you!

Last week we saw the beautiful Birch Community. This newly launched venue has a stunning 55 acres and striking interior design. Alongside their sustainable ethos this made for a magical escape from urban living. Birch is a place where you can release and reset for a day or night, work or weekend. Can you believe it’s only 30 minutes from central London?!

Upon arrival we were not only greeted by an impressive spiral staircase and mosaic tiled floor, but also an incredibly welcoming staff who clearly talked us through the agenda and the newly adjusted safety guidelines.

The rooms have a stripped back aesthetic to remove the pressures of daily life. No noisy TVs or boring desks. Just warm, well-crafted, and carefully considered rooms (with the biggest beds they could possibly fit in the space!) Whilst the co-working areas allow for collaboration and innovation to flow freely.

Our dining experience truly epitomised Birch and all it has to offer. The Zebra Riding Club is their restaurant space, which is led by nature in every way. From the wicker furniture and open fire pit in their outdoor seating area to the ingredients on the plate in front of you. In partnership with Robin Gill, The Zebra Riding clubs reflects his sustainable philosophy by using the surrounding farm and produce throughout the year. We were particularly impressed with the heritage grains and Kentish corn that came with a fresh egg from their rescued hens. Of course the blackberry ripple ice cream and rosemary sablé was a crowd pleasing end to a delicious meal!

With a variety of creative workshops guests are spoilt for choice! Fancy trying a new skill? Then glassblowing, pottery or even soda bread making in their interactive bakery are on offer with limited numbers. Want to continue feeling connected with the great outdoors? Why not enjoy of tour of the land with Farmer Tom, whilst any little ones can enjoy the young adventurers club. Looking for something a little more high intensity? The outdoor bootcamp is sure to get your heart racing!

Their versatile event spaces, whether you’re look allow for inspiration to run wild. So if you have a creative idea for a corporate retreat or team building away day, then the Story team are here to make that happen! Now, more than ever, we will take stock of your specific needs and business goals, in order to build a entirely bespoke experience.

This venue can cater to every taste, giving you the freedom to pause, think, create and savour. All so that you feel energised, excited and engaged, with new ideas and stories to tell…

Connect with one of our team to discuss how to re-ignite team morale on a corporate away day or explore new venues as they open or re-open. Please feel free to reach out via phone 0207 870 9303 or e-mail. We would absolutely love to tell more about the fantastic options on offer as things slowly start to return to normal.