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Luxury is just a city break away

Barcelona is a popular destination for people looking for that perfect city break. A chance to take in the sights of the historic city and sample all its culinary delights – and we want to give two people that chance.

The Alma Spa Hotel Barcelona is one of the most exclusive and prestigious in the city. Located near Passeig de Gràcia it oozes charm and celebrity appeal to its guests.

The unique building has been renovated to integrate classicism and contemporary spirit and has a calming aura thanks to the stunning Garden of the Soul, recovered as the beginning of the plan of Ildefons Cerdà.

City breaks don’t need to be jampacked with sightseeing tours or busy shopping trips. Sometimes it’s about relaxation and escapism, and The Alma Spa Hotel offers all of that and so much more.

You can pamper yourself with a wide variety of beauty or massage treatments or simply lounge by the pool or relax in one of two saunas.

When it comes to cuisine The Garden of the Soul Restaurant is a creative Catalan inspired menu which has been crafted with the utmost attention to detail by chef Gio Esteve. Have a look at some of the photos below and picture yourself soaking in the luxurious ambience.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize which also includes exquisite tasting menu & wines book your tickets to our Great Gatsby Gala and join us as we celebrate the end of 2019 and welcome 2020 to Hencote Estate.

New Year’s Eve at Hencote Estate

This New Year’s Eve Hencote Estate is taking a trip back to the 1920s with our Great Gatsby themed gala.

The 1920s was an era also known as the Roaring 20s or the Jazz Age, where prohibition was being enforced in America and speakeasy bars were common.

We can assure you that our estate wines will be flowing throughout the night – and you won’t need a secret knock or whispered code word to get in. We have put together an amazing evening of entertainment that you won’t want to miss.

It all starts at 7:30 pm with an ‘Evolution’ sparkling wine and canape reception, a chance for you to show off your 1920s attire. This will be followed by a delicious three-course feasting menu.

During the evening local artist Chris from Witty Pics will be circulating the room turning people into wonderful caricatures. Chris is one of Shropshire’s most popular artists so if you get the chance to sit for her make sure you do – her drawings will make a lovely memento of your night.

Prize draw

At 10 pm we will be revealing the lucky winners of our prize draw where everyone attending will get a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

First prize is a 5-star city break for two people at Alma Spa Hotel Barcelona with tasting menu and wines (flights not included). Second prize is dinner for two at The View Restaurant and third prize is a case of six Hencote wines.

After the prize draw Manchester-based band Last Call will commence live music where we hope that everyone will be ready to dance the night away.

Firework display

The evening will finish spectacularly with the countdown to 2020 and a firework display created by Emerald Fireworks that will light up the South Shropshire hills – would you want to be anywhere else in Shropshire to see off 2019 in style?

For more information please get in touch with one of our friendly team at [email protected] or call 01743 298 444. We are able to accept £60 upfront with the remaining £60 to be paid four weeks prior to the event.

5 Tips for Planning Your Corporate Event

Organising an event can be a tough task. Whether you are planning a Christmas party, team building event or you need a venue to host clients, there are lots of things to think about to make it a success. Below are five tips for planning your corporate event.

The venue

To make your event a huge success, you are going to want to plan. Finding a venue is always difficult as you have to make sure that it is going to fit your proposed number of guests as well as have all the necessities for it to run smoothly.


Set a budget

Deciding on how much you have to spend on your corporate event is key. Everyone wants to put on a great event but be careful not to overspend. Creating a detailed spreadsheet of all your potential outgoings will give you a clear picture of what you can and cannot afford.

Consider your guests

Your guests are the main reason that you are planning your corporate event. It could be the end of year Christmas party, a team-building away day or business product launch. Whatever the event make sure you consider your guests. Are they looking to let their hair down or do you want them to learn something?



People’s lasting impression of a successful event aside from the venue and general ambience will be the catering. This can be difficult to plan as your guests will have various likes and dislike as well as dietary requirements. Ideally, you need to make sure that the menu offers a choice that will suit everyone. Don’t be afraid to ask the venue for help in creating a menu.



Depending on the style of event you might wish to offer accommodation to your guests particularly if some have to travel. The Christmas party is the ideal time to help organise accommodation as it will allow people to have a drink and enjoy the occasion without having to worry about travel arrangements afterwards.


It’s not too late

At Hencote we have the perfect location (and view to match) to host your next corporate event. With Christmas just around the corner, we have space for our party nights on Friday, December 13th and 20th – with amazing food and estate wines as well as great entertainment.

If you are looking to celebrate New Year in style our Great Gatsby Gala is the perfect place to see in 2020. To book your table or to enquire further about how we can help you plan your next corporate event get in touch with us at [email protected] or call 01743 298 444.