WELCOME FROM THE DOWNES FAMILY:
Monkhouse Granary is a unique venue situated on the outskirts of the beautiful and historic town of Shrewsbury; birthplace of Charles Darwin. Steeped in history, Monkhouse has its roots as a domestic building of Shrewsbury Abbey until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1540. The site later became a working farm for the Albrighton Estate from the 1800s onwards.
Monkhouse Granary was a granary and coach house, across the courtyard from the main farmhouse. Today the original features combine with contemporary design and furniture to create a relaxed and professional place to meet.
Whether you would like to host a meeting, interview, training day, team building day, exhibition, have a quiet study room or simply benefit from the peace of an off-site space, we can cater for all types and sizes of business to meet your needs. From smaller meetings in the Coach Room (seating to a maximum of 10 people), to larger meetings and events in the Hayloft (seating a maximum of 50 people), we offer all guests flexibility to create the most suitable format for their business needs.
A peaceful location only five minutes from Shrewsbury and the M54. Complimentary parking adjacent to the facility.
Monkhouse Granary has the benefit of being a family run business, so can adapt to your individual requirements at short notice. We do not have a set delegate package.
Guests are welcome to view Monkhouse Granary prior to booking to discuss specific requirements.
Find out more about how we can cater for your business needs below.
Rooms can be hired individually or you may wish to use the whole building to ensure total privacy.
Room hire charges start from £70.00 per half day including hot drinks – please do call us to discuss your requirements and we can provide an individual quotation. We are delighted to show guests around Monkhouse Granary and spend time discussing the requirements of your meeting or event. Please contact us to arrange a visit.
General Room Hire Details:
The Coach Room is a bright and airy space located on the ground floor of Monkhouse Granary. The Coach Room is an adaptable space with a boardroom table (seating a maximum of ten people) and a comfortable seating area that can host small boardroom meetings or 1-2-1 meetings to meet your business needs.
Room dimensions: 4.7m x 5.7m
Capacities: Boardroom x 10
Room specifications: natural daylight, wheelchair access, wifi, flipchart, screen for use with your own projector and laptop, remote control air conditioning and heating.
Recommendations / suggested uses of the space: Small boardroom meetings, interviews, appraisals, study space, working away from home or a break out area with soft seating. A relaxed comfortable sitting space for more intimate meetings.
MANIC MONDAYS / FOCUSED FRIDAYS
Peace and quiet is usually something that is absent from a busy office on a Monday or Friday morning. You may need a quiet space to complete a project, or a focused creative meeting with your closest team. We can offer you a place to escape to by providing you with a desk, wireless internet access, complimentary parking, homemade cakes or biscuits, tea, coffee and a friendly service; all in a room with natural daylight and air conditioning.
You can hire a desk for a morning, afternoon or full day. The service is available on Mondays (need to pre-book and subject to availability). Other days and evenings may also be available if you contact us to discuss your requirements.
For further details:
T: 01939 290388
The Hayloft is a large versatile space located on the upper floor of Monkhouse Granary. There are built-in high-end audio visual facilities and lighting, which have been combined into the original features of the building to ensure that your event runs smoothly.
Room dimensions: 10m x 5.7m
Capacities: boardroom x 30, U shape x 29, cafe x 36 and theatre style x50
Room specifications: Remote control air conditioning and heating, wifi, multimedia overhead projector, laptop, remote mouse, presentation screen, PA system, flip chart, pad and pens, DVD player and natural daylight.
Enhanced flexibility: There is enhanced flexibility in how the rooms can be used throughout your meeting/event. Movable tables allow trainers/ organisers to change the format of the room throughout the day according to requirements of the event. Coffee/tea and water machines allow guests access to self-serve coffee. Waitress service is available if preferred, particularly for larger groups.
Below are some layout options.
Monkhouse Granary is a versatile space. If you are planning a meeting with larger numbers the entire Granary building can be hired (Coach Room and Hayloft).
Capacities: theatre x 50, standing x70
Recommendations / suggested uses of the entire Granary space: The Hayloft as the main meeting room / training / conference space for your event. The Coach Room as a break out space (breaks, lunches and relaxation). Alternatively you may wish to have two meetings going on at once using both the Hayloft and the Coach Room as meeting spaces.
If you are looking for a venue for a larger meeting, seminar or team building event, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs.