Meetings and Conferences

Thorpeness is an ideal choice for conferences and meetings. It offers a peaceful environment where delegates will be truly receptive and inspired well away from the hustle and bustle of the normal workplace.

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We can accommodate meetings at the hotel from 2 to 50 delegates in our Library on the ground floor or the Lakeside Suite which overlooks the garden.

The Sea-facing Country Club can accommodate meetings of up to 200 persons. It has plenty of natural daylight and its two floors offer flexibility and privacy. It has a spacious garden ideal for setting up team building activities or for an informal barbeque at lunch time. We have all the modern equipment you may require including an LCD projector, TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi (at the hotel), P A System (at the Country Club) and we can offer secretarial services at a small charge.

Our aim is to ensure your event runs smoothly, on time, and all your needs and expectations are met first time and every time. Our events co-ordinator will liaise with you to make sure we have all the information we need to look after you and your colleagues/attendees. On the day, one of the management team will greet you and look after you throughout your event with us.

Step into another world

Step into another world away from the hustle and bustle of the office. Experience the calm and beauty of Thorpeness and the excellent facilities of the Thorpeness Hotel and Country Club for your meeting, business training or conference.

We’re proud to offer a first-class service to all our business guests. Professional, experienced staff will be on hand to help at all times and ensure everything runs to your exact requirements. From your initial booking to any special requirements, your meeting or conference in Suffolk will be one to remember.

To organise a conference, please call 01728 452176


Thorpeness is located 2 miles north of Aldeburgh and is easily accessible via the A14 onto the A12 and A1094. Thorpeness Hotel is all about taking time out of our busy lives to relax, reflect, and enjoy the seaside and the beautiful countryside we have to offer.

The hotel is located by the golf course close to the famous Meare, the House in the Clouds and the Windmill. The Village shop, the Tea Rooms, and Public House are only a short stroll away from the hotel and there are plenty of shops, places to eat and events taking place throughout the year in nearby Aldeburgh.

You will find the Country Club on the Benthills by the seafront where we have holiday apartments, tennis courts, gardens, and function rooms all right by the pebble beach. All the holiday apartments are fully serviced, ready for your arrival, and we are on call 24 hours a day for assistance or emergencies via Thorpeness Hotel. You can play tennis on the hard courts all year round and in the summer, we have the addition of 3 grass courts for you to enjoy as well.

It is the ideal location for your business event.

A hidden gem

Thorpeness is one of Suffolk’s hidden gems which remains so wonderfully timeless.

Sharing an unspoilt beach with neighbouring Aldeburgh, it is within easy reach of London, the Midlands and the South-East. Nearly a century ago, the architect, barrister and playwright, Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie, created his mock-Tudor seaside holiday village, among the purple heather and golden gorse.

The Thorpeness Magic

By the 1930’s, the Country Club, Golf Club, 65 acre ‘swallows and amazons’ Meare and The House in the Clouds had all appeared. A decade earlier, the legendary James Braid laid out the 18-hole, 6241-yard heathland golf course, which today boasts the reputation of being one of the best of its kind in the country. G.S. Ogilvie’s dream has stood the test of time and now this pretty seaside hamlet is witnessing a new generation enjoying the Thorpeness magic.

Thorpeness provides a haven where delegates can work and relax to produce the best possible results.

Away Days

For Team Building events, we can arrange an array of activities on site or nearby. Non-golfers will not miss out as we can arrange an introduction to the game with tuition with one of our Professionals, followed by a competition on the practice ground and putting green. Golfers will probably wish to avail themselves of our wonderful course. There is Archery, Paint Balling, Biking, Paddle Boat Racing, Tennis (or Table Tennis) to name but a few of the activities we can arrange or you may wish to bring in a team building events professional to tailor activities specifically to your needs.

Our unique location will ensure a memorable occasion for all those who attend and as this part of the Suffolk coast is probably the sunniest area in the whole of the United Kingdom, you will be able to enjoy the outdoors as much as the comforts of our facilities indoors.

Team Building Pursuits

For some fun competition, enjoy a round a golf at the challenging 18-hole Thorpeness Golf Course overlooking the heritage coastline or perhaps a game of tennis on the first-class hard courts at the Thorpeness Country Club.

Space to breathe

More leisurely team building pursuits, that will get everyone pulling together, include sailing on the stunning meare or cycling through the picturesque countryside. For something a little different, target your energy with clay pigeon shooting.

With space to breathe, your business trip to Suffolk will soon have you bursting with new ideas and refreshed ready to get back to work.

For the more energetic

Play tennis on our seven hard courts at Thorpeness Country Club, either for leisure or organise a tournament.

Our professional staff will be more than happy to arrange the activities for you, either building them into your business or conference in Suffolk or as an ‘after-work’ event for some fun and relaxation.

Take a pot shot

Thorpeness can offer delegates clay shooting at Highlodge,one of the top shooting schools in the UK.

Individual tuition including equipment hire,or team events.

To request a brochure or organise an event please call 01728 452176

Food & Drink

After a busy conference, event or away day the Thorpeness Hotel has a great choice of eating options to suit your needs. Beautifully situated at the edge of Thorpeness Meare, the hotel overlooks the renowned Thorpeness golf course with marvellous views over the 3rd tee.

We have a range of dining options to suite your requirements, from formal to relaxed.

A warm welcome on arrival

Welcome your delgates with a pot of hot coffee, a full breakfast or a snack.

Restaurant with a view

The relaxed atmosphere of the Thorpeness restaurant is not fussy or pretentious whether you choose lunch or dinner. Our experienced chefs offer constantly changing seasonal menus and a wide variety of dishes using fresh, organic local Suffolk produce whenever possible.

Here you’ll enjoy mouth watering seafood dishes, traditional roasts and very special vegetarian options. The restaurant reviews have ensured a growing reputation which is confirmed by the comments we receive from guests.

Al fresco dining

In summer, the patio, with its tranquil setting overlooking the Meare, makes eating outside a real pleasure.With that after dinner coffee, plan the coming day – maybe an invigorating team exercise on Thorpeness beach, a round of golf with colleagues or a group cycle ride.