For many hotels, adaptable space is key to maximising revenue from hiring out of function rooms. Recognising this, Rushton Hall, a magnificent Grade I listed country house hotel in the Midlands, contracted Style to add flexibility to the newly refurbished Library and main function rooms, allowing privacy when required but also ensuring the area could be opened out for larger gatherings. DORMA Variflex was agreed as the most suitable moveable wall for this historic building and Style installed two separate partitions to give maximum flexibility across three rooms, all in a stunning finish to complement the elegant interior design.
Rushton Hall is one of the finest hotels in the Midlands. Nestled in 25 acres of immaculate grounds and splendid 16th century surroundings, the hotel is located on the edge of the market town of Kettering.
Working directly with Rushton Hall and their architects, The Strangeway Partnership Limited, Style was tasked with making the hotel’s event more flexible space, specifically for weddings.
Delivering 57dB Rw acoustic privacy, one Variflex moveable wall separates the Library from the main function rooms, creating a tranquil and beautiful space for wedding ceremonies to be held without disturbance from staff or guests in other parts of the hotel. This moveable wall opens up to incorporate the dining room where guests can enjoy the wedding breakfast and speeches.
During this time, the second Variflex seals off the main dance floor, opening up only after the meal to combine the dining room and the main function suite into one.
“The moveable wall solution we installed enables the room to be gradually opened out during the course of the event,” said Mike Fine, director of Style Midlands.
“At the start of the couple’s special day, the rooms are all sealed off. As the day progresses from ceremony to meal to dancing, the space opens out, giving guests the whole area to enjoy as one expansive space by the evening.
“It’s a really clever solution and perfect for weddings in such a stunning location.”