Right, going to try this one again!
I spoke to Andy (owner of hotel I work at) last night and he is interested in knowing more about us having a weekend meet there and early indications show that he’s much more flexible about things that Julie was when I spoke to her about it last year!
I have to jot down a lot of things for him to look over, such as what we’d be looking for, numbers etc, so below is a kinda proposal of what we would like and what I know for sure now that we can/can’t have. If you can let me know on this thread, asap if you seriously would be interested then I can give Andy rough numbers and also if you think of anything I’ve forgotten.
Date wise we’d probably be looking at March for first one
We would probably be able to get the big function room on the understanding that if someone else wanted to book a function in there for the weekend that we’ve booked, we’d need to move/cancel (not highly likely that that will happen though)
We would need to have rooms, but Andy is more than willing to do a special deal on the price (unlike Julie!), so it deffo won’t be as expensive as the room rates I posted before
I have mentioned to him about the deal we had with Mojo for Sat night food (i.e. pay set amount for eat as much as you want curry or w/e) and he seemed to like this idea, would also ask if we could get a big batch of bacon baps say about 10am instead of the full breakfast between 7.30am & 9 am. This would also bring down the cost of the rooms and if we’ve had a late night, then don’t need to worry about getting up in time for breakfast
There are sockets in the Autumn Suite (the function room we’d be using) but neither Andy or I know how much they will handle, so yes you can bring your pc, but we would need lots of 4 (or 6) way extensions and it might not be enough power
There would be an entrance charge (probably £5) to cover gas & electric. This would mean that we can have heating on anytime
Dinner on the Fri night, lunch on Sat & Sunday lunch (if desired - not required!) would be in main bar
Unlike Mojo’s meets, we wouldn’t be able to stay in function room til whatever time we wanted, we’d need to be out of there by 11pm or 12pm ish, but we can then go into the residents bar which is licensed 24 hours and closes at the night porter’s discretion (2.30am is the earliest it will close though)
There is a cd player (with hdd) and amp in there, and volume won’t be a problem. There is also a bar in there, and I will be ask Andy if he would be ok with me serving, but I would be the only one allowed behind the bar (sorry, no trust bar like at Mojo’s)
Fri lunchtime is when I’m hoping we’d have access, but if there’s a conference on that day, we may have to wait until something like 5pm, but I’m sure that’ll be no hardship when there’s a residents bar to wait in
That’s all I can think of at mo, but if I think of anything else I’ll post, likewise if you do I’d say this is as close to Mojo’s as we’re going to get, so let’s get it on people