CHS Award 2019 – WINNERS!

Dallas Burston Polo Club Win CHS Award 2019!

What are the CHS Awards?

CHS Awards 2019 LogoThis year marks the fifth annual CHS Awards Ceremony. Held by the CHS Group, specialists in the meetings and events industries, the awards recognise outstanding hotels and venues from across the UK in a number of different categories. From Best Academic Venue to Best Unusual Event Space, the twenty-two award categories showcase the UK’s leading event and hospitality spaces, rewarding those who stand out from the crowd and truly excel.

Which Category Did Dallas Burston Polo Club Win?

Dallas Burston Polo Club, IXL Events Ltd, was nominated for the prize of Best External Event Space. On 29th April the club was announced on the shortlist and just over a month later, on Thursday 6th June, Dallas Burston collected the trophy for Best External Event Space 2019 at the CHS Awards Ceremony held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Best External Event Space 2019

With Dallas Burston’s unique and beautiful location it is no wonder the judges were swayed to award this Polo Club with the prize! Set in the heart of Warwickshire’s rolling countryside the 600-acre estate boasts one of the largest equestrian arenas in Europe – the 2.4-acre SuperArena. The all-weather surface enables events to run throughout the year, come rain or shine, which is especially desirable given the glorious British weather we are accustomed to. A range of outdoor terrains, from polo grounds and equine paddocks to ridge and furrow and man-made ponds, help to diversify the kinds of events on offer and allow the Polo Club to flourish during all seasons.CHS Award Outdoor space winners 2019

But it’s not just the polo tournaments that won Dallas Burston the coveted prize. As well as the SuperArena, the desirable venue incorporates the versatile IXL Events Centre – the largest venue onsite – which can accommodate 750 guests banquet style, and a whopping 3,000 guests standing. The Colonial Clubhouse provides dining space for 100, with two outdoor terraces and stunning views over the premier polo grounds. Onsite gastro pub The Millstone Hare welcomes members and the public for delicious updated pub dishes and a fabulous range of tempting tipples. And the latest addition to the rural destination, The Cloud Pavilion, offers panoramic views of the estate and polo grounds from its elevated marquee.

From hosting weddings and parties to facilitating corporate team-building activities and business presentations, Dallas Burston Polo Club’s range of indoor and outdoor spaces enables it to accommodate a wonderful assortment of occasions, and is proud to welcome such a diverse clientele through its gates.

Who was Dallas Burston up against?

chs 2019 award - ixl event centreThe shortlist for the Best External Event Space category featured some worthy competitors from near and far. Big Chief Tipis, Coombe Abbey Hotel, Haydock Park Racecourse, Newbury Racecourse and The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa were all up for the gong, but none managed to wow the judges more than Dallas Burston who took the trophy home.

Who were the judges?

Headed up for a second year by Samme Allen, a multi-award-winning MC, facilitator and moderator, the awards were judged by a panel of over 50 event professionals from leading agencies throughout the UK.

Do You Have An Event Coming Up?

Why Not Hold It At Our Award Winning Country Estate!

If you would like more information about hosting events at Dallas Burston Polo Club, please call 01926 811 111 or email

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