Refurbished Suffolk building becomes conference venue

The number of conference venues in Suffolk has been added to as a new building has been opened, set in ideal surroundings in the countryside.

Wherstead House, which was built in 1714, has been opened to the public for the first time in decades, having recently undergone a refurbishment, the Evening Star reported.

The East of England Co-operative Society bought the building in 2008 and has since gained permission to add to the wedding, meeting and conference venues in the area.

Lesley Frost, commercial manager at the venue, told the newspaper: "We had this amazing facility attached to the office space so it was almost a no-brainer to develop it further. It lends itself perfectly for conferences and private dinners and weddings."

Chief executive of the society Richard Samson said that the building is a hidden secret and many do not know it is there.

Elsewhere in the country, new conference venues are being created in Burton-upon-Trent at the FA's National Football Centre, including a 90-seat lecture theatre.ADNFCR-1752-ID-19575933-ADNFCR

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