Foodservice firm Amadeus has announced a five year contract worth £2m for historic events venue Boughton House, Northamptonshire.
Amadeus general manager Samantha Bates and sales executive Lucy Wheate will run the contract, which will help to grow events at the property, and provide facilities in the newly-created Tapestry Suite for corporate occasions, weddings, and presentations. A purpose-built bar has also been created to offer space for reception drinks, and informal meetings.
The deal will also assist with the delivery of food and beverage service to areas in and around the House, including in the Great Hall, wedding-licensed Colonnade, outside lawns, gardens, and courtyards.
The house grounds also feature a purpose-built walled lawn, and a stable block, which provide locations for barbecues and other outdoor events, alongside the Stable Café, which is open to public visitors to the estate.
Kevin Watson, managing director for Amadeus, said: "The venue fits perfectly within our portfolio of heritage sites. As a team we have a great opportunity to grow Boughton House."
He added that the company had been spurred on to look for other opportunities within Boughton House's management group, Buccleuch.
Rachael Gladstone-Brown, estate manager at Boughton, said: "As one of the nation's best kept secrets we are pleased to be bringing our unique events offering to a larger audience. This wonderful Estate deserves to be enjoyed and we are confident we have found the right partner in Amadeus to help us achieve this."
Amadeus is the NEC Group's retail, conference & banqueting, and hospitality caterer. As well as operating at the group's exhibition centres, it also has foodservice operations in place at venues as varied as Tatton Park, Stoneleigh Abbey, Cadbury World, Stratford Riverside, Dudley Zoo, Library of Birmingham and Camden Council.