Searching for that perfect space for a business event or special anniversary or party can be a tricky business

Ian Noble, of bestofhastings

Ian Noble, of bestofhastings

Here at thebestof Hastings, we champion and promote our member businesses within the local community to both other businesses and consumers.

Cutting across both B2B and B2C are our events venues and some of our restaurant clients.

Searching for that perfect space for a business event or maybe a special anniversary or birthday party can be a tricky business. Obviously, you can go and view the premises before you book but how do you know that they can cater for your needs and provide that something special?

Our USP within thebestof, which you’ll have heard me mention previously, is that we facilitate the collection and promotion of our clients’ reviews or testimonials. We would encourage you to check these out for our various venue clients ahead of you booking your special occasion.

One of our newest members is a business called, The Engine Room, so called as the space sits in the basement of the iconic Marine Court building on St Leonards sea-front. Quite simply, this room is very well equipped for its main function of the provision of training courses with a good degree of comfort thrown in too! It would make for a perfect break-out facility if one wanted to take a team ‘off site’ for say, a business planning day. Contact Kirsten on 07967 623455 for bookings.

Familiar to many now within the Hastings business scene is the impressive Sussex Exchange development on Queensway. Already popular, the building is nearing completion of a major refit, which will absolutely give the building the ‘wow factor’. The two downstairs meeting rooms are superbly equipped to cater for every type of business conference or function. In addition, they can cater for all types of private party both in these spaces and the upstairs daytime restaurant. Call Kate on 01424 858461 to make a booking.

If it’s scenic views that you’re after, look no further than Alexander’s Function Suite, adjacent to Beauport Park Golf Club. Owners, Alex and Hana have recently partnered with an events planner and organiser to ensure that they are well equipped to cater for weddings and those other special occasions. They’re even running a competition to win a free wedding – check out this great offer on www.thebestof.co.uk/hastings - the newly positioned ‘back drops’ transform the space to rival any other wedding venue. For details of what’s on offer, call Alex on 01424 851165.

Finally, we have three restaurant clients in Hastings town centre, who all have either an upstairs (in the case of The Italian Way and Casa Mexicana) or downstairs (for Rustico Italiano) where smaller groups can enjoy exclusive use of these spaces, providing you’re eating of course… The Italian Way offers unique Hastings’ views of the sea-front, while both Rustico and Casa Mexicana provide wonderful atmospheric rooms in which one can enjoy Italian or Mexican cuisine respectively.

So, whether business or pleasure, we’re proud to boast a wide selection of Hastings space from which to choose.

If you know of a local firm that would welcome an informal chat about marketing their business, please call Ian Noble (pictured) on 07801 250668 or email hastings@thebestof.co.uk