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Religious Retreat Centre in Staffordshire

Religious Conference Centre in Stone

We are proud to have hosted a wide range of large and small retreat events in Staffordshire and surrounding areas including; Chebsey, Swynnerton, Shallowford, Meaford, and Stone for a wide variety of faith groups, youth groups and charitable organisations. With our vast experience, you can feel secure in the knowledge that we have everything covered at our retreat centre. 

Enquire to hold your event of faith at our welcoming venue!

Retreat Centre in Staffordshire with Flexible Spaces

With over 41 meeting spaces and conference packages, you won’t be short of space at our religious retreat venue. Ranging from our smaller meeting rooms, which are perfect for workshops, to our largest space for 500 people, ideal for religious conferences – we can help tailor your event to ensure you cater to everyone.

You can book multiple religious conference rooms if you would like to structure your religious conference so there are sections where everyone is together and others where people branch off into smaller groups for activities, seminars or reflection.

For a more relaxing religious retreat venue that let’s you enjoy the fresh air, our venue also offers outdoor space that is perfect for meditation, games and team building. We also have a dedicated prayer room available to use for prayers and reflection during your weekend.

Yarnfield Park is also available for exclusive venue hire so your community can feel at ease with complete access to our venue’s facilities for weekend and day events. So whether you’re holding a Christian retreat, Jewish retreat,  Islamic retreat, a Wellness retreat or more, you can feel safe and comfortable with a warm welcome from all at Yarnfield Park.

Retreat Centres with an Abundance of Outside Space

Want some outside space for team building activities? At our religious retreat venue, you will find that our 20 acres of grounds offers plenty of outdoor space that’s perfect for individually guided retreats. Enhance your religious retreat experience by taking a walk around the rurally based retreat venue which also has plenty of space for ad hoc outside games sessions or worship and meditation for a fully rounded religious retreat experience.

Yarnfield Park offers a warm welcome with a relaxing space to share ideas and exercise your beliefs away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, ideal for various religious events.

Located in the beautiful country setting of Stone, Staffordshire, we can offer a religious retreat for voluntary groups that is stress-free and enjoyable for all – including the organisers. Parking won’t be a problem either – right next to the venue we have 400 free parking spaces for your delegates and organisers.

Take a look at the tour video and see the venue for yourself.

religious retreat gathering at yarnfield park's outdoor space

All-inclusive Religious Retreat Venue

We have all-inclusive religious retreat packages that are ideally suited for an individual retreat due to being tailored to your specific needs and quoted on a per-person basis, so you can throw a fantastic weekend or day retreat at an affordable price. Contact us to enquire about our conference packages or to discuss flexible payment options and our religious events.

religious ceremony at religious retreat centre

Breakout Spaces

We offer multiple breakout spaces throughout the retreat centre so individuals and groups can stay refreshed and nourished or for those who are seeking a Buddhist meditation retreat centre, Christian conference centre or event.

Our breakout spaces are reguarly stocked with tasty snacks, complimentary tea and coffee and a delicious hydration station, you can ensure that your guests are well looked after and relaxed. Our on-site Costa Coffee is located in the atrium and can be visited at any time throughout the day, the perfect addition to religious conferences.

Religious Retreat Venue with Delicious Catering Options

Catering for large groups can often be one of the most daunting areas of organising a retreat. At our religious retreat venue we are used to catering to a broad range of dietary requirements and understanding that food and drink is at the heart of any excellent retreat or conference.

We provide high-quality food that gives you the fuel for the day so you’ll have more energy for the incredible activities you have planned, whether that’s a delicious buffet style lunch or a sit down 3 course dinner.

We work closely with our clients to create bespoke food solutions before the big day so if you have any queries or special requirements, speak to our events team today.

Find out more about Yarnfield Park’s food.

lunch buffet salad bar

Offering a Warm Welcome to All Faiths

At our Christian retreat centre, we offer a warm welcome to those of all religious faiths. Our religious retreat venue in Staffordshire has been used in the past as a Christian conference centre, a Buddhist meditation retreat centre and a bar/bat mitzvah event venue. Some religious faiths we have been host to are:

  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Islam
  • Sikhism
  • Baha’i

We offer a warm welcome and open our doors to all faiths. If you are interested in using our religious event venue for your religious conference or weekend retreat, give us a call and chat to our friendly team!

people at the bar at yarnfield park

Why not turn your Retreat into an Overnight Stay?

Organisations from around the world come to visit Yarnfield Park for their events. That’s why we provide high-quality residential accommodation that can sleep over 400 guests at one time. That way, you don’t have to worry about travelling back and forth on the day and you can turn your retreat into a multi-day event to give you and your guests longer to achieve your goals.

Stay the night in one of our rooms at Yarnfield Park and enjoy an en-suite bathroom, superfast free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee and biscuits, a TV, a comfy bed to wind-down in and gym leisure facilities.

Find out more about our bedrooms.

We have a successful track record in delivering retreats and religious conferences that has meant that we are the venue of choice for many different faith groups and denominations and have welcomed many of the same groups to Yarnfield year after year. Contact our friendly team to find out more.

Testimonials

  • “I've stayed at Yarnfield Park on many occasions, and have always been impressed by the friendly and helpful staff, the cleanliness and tidiness, the efficient organisation and the delicious food. I've worked in hospitality since I was a young teenager in 1981, so I recognise a well run establishm

    Mr Daniel G Hill

  • The food was out of this world good, at very sitting, with a great choice of lovely meals for all tastes. And the quality, free, unlimited hot drinks was such a bonus. Rooms were also prepared to a high quality with a comfy bed and super clean bathroom.

    Andy Berry

  • The Covid-19 pandemic brought huge uncertainty and the need to cancel and re-arrange our courses. I was so grateful to Emma and her team at Yarnfield Park for their pragmatic, no-nonsense approach to our canceling and later on again when re-booking. I have been particularly impressed by Yarnfield’

    Tony Kemp, British Association for Immediate Care

  • A massive thank you to your whole team (especially Paul, Neil and Jacob) you are all SO amazing at what you do and as a result helps to make our training conference run seamless and smooth…

    Cancer Research UK

  • Our second visit to Yarnfield park conference center and just as good this time around. It is in an excellent centre for us. Comfortable accommodation and friendly staff. Good food served in the restaurant with attentive service. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here.

    Ciulinaru R

  • We chose Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre for a new 12 week residential training programme we were running for 120 delegates and staff. The venue was ideally suited to our needs as it offered good quality accommodation on site, a good catering offer and all the large and smaller semin

    Christmas Meeting/Party

  • May I take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful Parish Christmas Dinner we enjoyed today.The event exceeded our expectations!The food was lovely, the service was excellent and the layout and decoration of the room was perfect.

    Yarnfield Parish Council

  • It was very refreshing to see The Venues Collection recently announce their stay safe, feel safe charter for conferences, training and events, not only did it show their proactive approach but the ability to be flexible and adapt during these unprecedented times. We shared their new six point chart

    James Manford, Successful Events

  • A big thank you for everything you and everyone working at Yarnfield Park has done for us this week.The work that you have all put in to ensure that our event went smoothly and safely for all, has been magnificent and all the processes you have put in place were managed superbly.We have had fantasti

    Karen, BPCA

  • Can you please send our thanks and appreciation to your Manager and the whole team for making the last 3 weeks stay at your conferencing facilities as smooth as possible in the current climate.It was noted the high level of effort, you and your team went to, in order to make our stay as safe and uni

    R.T

  • We needed to find a suitable location to meet and demonstrate new product to remote colleagues and under the current circumstances were interested in finding a venue in a good central location away from our operational site.  The Yarnfield Park venue was ideal, we were able to carry out a safe, soc

    P.C

  • We thought the conference rooms were brilliant, and most staff commented on how Covid safe they felt with the way it was all set up. The staff around the building, the ones that I spoke to were happy to help, and very professional.We would like to thank you especially, for all your assistance and he

    IRO (Institution of Railway Operators)

  • We have been using Yarnfield Park now for a number of years as our apprentices attend the nearby Stafford College.  We have always found the staff to be very helpful, and professional.Our apprentices are very well looked after and the staff aim for them to have a home from home experience.J.C

    Apprenticeships, J.C

  • The staff at Yarnfield Park are professional, friendly and have the most helpful “can do” attitude and are a delight to work with.  They have worked closely with us to look at lots of options for our annual Convocation to take place as a hybrid event without us having to worry about any of the

    The Methodist Diaconal Order

  • I wanted to write and express our sincere gratitude to all at Yarnfield for the support in making our events a success. All the rooms were really well laid out, the support from your colleagues was superb and the lunches were exceptional. So in short our very sincere thanks to one and all.

    Emma, Leadership Development Manager, Atlanta

  • Thank you to the team once again for making us feel so welcome and supporting our training conference needs throughout our two days (despite Covid restrictions).  We saw the effort and hard work from everyone behind the scenes. You all worked so hard to make our stay the best it could be.

    Ali, Senior National Events Manager, Cancer Research UK

  • As a group, we found the staff on duty to be extremely helpful, friendly and caring. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they are obviously happy in their work and this was reflected in the way they acted with us. The food was plentiful and delicious, bedrooms were well received, we all loved the

    Ann, Craft Event

  • Teenage Cancer Trust has been working with Yarnfield Park to facilitate our annual over 18s post treatment conference for young people who have experienced cancer treatment. Young people come from across the UK to spend time together and share experiences and Yarnfield has always been a welcoming an

    Teenage Cancer Trust

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Venue Features

41 Meeting Rooms

Event spaces range from 8-person board rooms to 500 person theatre-style venues.

Free Wifi

Make your presentation easier with our in-room technology and high-speed WiFi.

Bedrooms

338 double and twin guest rooms.

Easily Accessible Location

With easy access to the M6, Yarnfield Park is just 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent.

500 Max. Capacity

Our rooms hold up to 500 people so we’re ready for events of any size.

Ample Free Parking

On site parking for all delegates.

Breakout Spaces

Multiple breakout spaces for informal meetings.

  • 41 Meeting Rooms

    Event spaces range from 8-person board rooms to 500 person theatre-style venues.

  • Free Wifi

    Make your presentation easier with our in-room technology and high-speed WiFi.

  • Bedrooms

    338 double and twin guest rooms.

  • Easily Accessible Location

    With easy access to the M6, Yarnfield Park is just 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent.

  • 500 Max. Capacity

    Our rooms hold up to 500 people so we’re ready for events of any size.

  • Ample Free Parking

    On site parking for all delegates.

  • Breakout Spaces

    Multiple breakout spaces for informal meetings.

Connex

Newly refurbished meeting & training space

Welcome area at Connex, Yarnfield Park

Events of Faith

Conferences, retreats and residential group visits

Outdoor Event Space

Training

Dedicated training spaces

Small meeting room in Connex

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  • Connex

    Newly refurbished meeting & training space

    Welcome area at Connex, Yarnfield Park
  • Events of Faith

    Conferences, retreats and residential group visits

    Outdoor Event Space
  • Training

    Dedicated training spaces

    Small meeting room in Connex
  • Best Offers

    Same service, better cost

    business women at agm sports meeting venue staffordshire

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there accommodation available for event attendees?

Yes, we provide accommodation options for event attendees. We understand that some events may require participants to stay overnight, and we aim to make the experience as convenient as possible. 

Our venue offers comfortable and well-equipped guest rooms that can accommodate a range of group sizes. The accommodation includes amenities such as comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, and other necessary facilities to ensure a pleasant stay. 

Can I visit Yarnfield Park Retreat Centre for a day retreat?

Yes, we can be hired for day retreats. You can enjoy the serene surroundings and participate in the retreat activities during the day, without staying overnight. Please contact us for more information and availability.

Are meals included in the retreat package?

Yes, meals are typically included in the retreat package at Yarnfield Park. We offer a variety of delicious and healthy options, catering to different dietary requirements. Please inform us in advance about any specific dietary needs.

What facilities are available at your retreat centre?

Our retreat centre provides a range of facilities including meeting rooms, meditation spaces, yoga studios, dining areas, outdoor spaces, and free Wi-Fi. Additionally, there is ample parking available on-site.

Does your retreat centre provide accommodation?

Yes, our retreat centre offers comfortable accommodations for retreat participants. There are a variety of room options available, ranging from single rooms to shared dormitories, depending on your preference and budget. Contact us with your requirements to discuss accommodation options available.

How do I book a retreat at Yarnfield Park?

To book a retreat at Yarnfield Park, fill out our booking form. Alternatively, you can contact our retreat centre directly through the provided contact information.

What types of retreats are offered at Yarnfield Park?

Our retreat centre has been hired by a range of retreat organisers including mindfulness retreats, yoga retreats, meditation retreats, wellness retreats, spiritual retreats, and corporate retreats.

How do you budget for a retreat?

Begin by defining your retreat goals, considering factors such as location and duration. Take a look at our accommodation and catering options whilst planning transportation and activities. 

Our retreat centre offers affordable accommodation options and delicious meals that cater to various dietary needs. We provide transparent pricing information and a dedicated team to assist you in creating a budget that suits your requirements. Contact us today, and let us help you plan a memorable retreat while staying within your budget.

How do you organise a retreat?

Planning a retreat at our retreat centre is a breeze. Start by defining your retreat’s purpose and desired outcomes. Reach out to our team directly or through our website to provide details such as participant count, preferred dates, and duration. 

Our experienced staff will work with you to customise a retreat package tailored to your needs. With a range of facilities and amenities, including accommodation, flexible catering options, meeting rooms, meditation spaces, and outdoor areas, we can accommodate various activities.

What makes a good retreat leader?

A good retreat leader possesses several key qualities that contribute to a successful and enriching experience. Firstly, effective communication skills are essential. A retreat leader should be able to clearly articulate ideas, actively listen to participants, and foster open dialogue. 

They should also possess strong organisational and planning abilities, ensuring that the retreat runs smoothly and meets its objectives. A good retreat leader is adaptable and flexible, able to respond to unexpected situations with grace and find solutions. They should inspire and motivate participants, creating an inclusive and supportive environment that encourages personal and professional growth. 

What makes a retreat successful?

A successful retreat combines purposeful planning, meaningful content, and a nurturing environment that leaves participants feeling inspired, fulfilled, and equipped with valuable takeaways.

How many people attend a retreat?

The number of people attending a retreat can vary depending on the specific needs and objectives of the event. At our retreat centre, we can accommodate both small and large groups for retreats. Our venue offers a range of facilities and accommodations suitable for different group sizes, whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a larger-scale retreat. 

We recommend considering the purpose of your retreat, the activities you have planned, and the level of interaction you desire among participants when determining the ideal number of attendees. Our experienced team are available to discuss your requirements and assist in determining the appropriate group size for your retreat at Yarnfield Park.

What month is best for a retreat?

The best month for a retreat depends on various factors, such as the location, theme, and preferences of the participants. Our retreat centre offers retreats throughout the year, allowing you to choose a month that aligns with your specific goals and needs. 

Spring and autumn are popular choices due to the pleasant weather and beautiful natural surroundings. Summer months provide opportunities for outdoor activities, while winter retreats can offer a cosy and reflective atmosphere. 

Consider the availability of your preferred retreat centre, seasonal considerations, and the schedules of your participants when determining the best month for your retreat.

How long do retreats last?

The duration of retreats can vary, ranging from a single day to multiple weeks, depending on factors such as goals, logistics, and participant availability. Weekend retreats and those lasting 3-7 days are commonly chosen for youth groups or wellness retreats. 

Shorter retreats may focus on specific themes, while longer ones allow for comprehensive exploration. It’s crucial to find a balance between reflection, learning, and relaxation while considering participants’ schedules. 

At Yarnfield Park, our retreat centre offers various comfortable accommodation options, catering to the length of the retreat to suit your attendees. We understand the importance of allowing participants to fully immerse themselves and provide a welcoming environment for their extended stay.

What is the meaning of a work retreat?

A work retreat holds a significant purpose for organisations and teams. It refers to a dedicated period of time where employees come together outside the usual work environment to focus on specific work-related objectives, foster collaboration, and enhance team dynamics. 

The meaning of a corporate retreat lies in creating an opportunity for reflection, learning, and rejuvenation. It allows participants to step away from daily routines, distractions, and pressures to engage in strategic planning, problem-solving, skill-building, and team bonding activities. 

What does it mean to go on a retreat?

Going on a retreat at Yarnfield Park means taking a purposeful break from the demands of daily life to immerse oneself in a focused and transformative experience. Retreats offer a unique opportunity for self-reflection, personal growth, and rejuvenation. 

They provide a supportive and nurturing environment where individuals can disconnect from distractions, explore new perspectives, and deepen their connection with themselves and others. 

Whether it’s a wellness retreat, a leadership retreat, or a team-building retreat, going on a retreat allows participants to replenish their energy, gain valuable insights, and create lasting memories.

Do you hold retreats?

We do not organise and hold retreats ourselves, we hire out our venue to businesses, charities, companies and religious groups that are looking to hold them.

What are the accommodation option for retreats?

We offer separate girls and boys bedroom blocks which are perfect for youth retreats. We also have a range of twin bedrooms and double bedrooms that are perfect for adults, young adults and couples or families. 

We can also offer a large amount of outdoor space that is perfect for youth groups to camp.

Can we hold a youth retreat

Yes, our venue is ideal for youth retreats and adult retreats. You can also have exclusive use of our venue which is perfect for youth retreats to ensure you have enough space for all of your attendees, activities and safe spaces.

Can we prepare our own food?

Yes. We have onsite facilities to prepare food for you but if you’d rather prepare your own food you will have access to kitchen and dining facilities. Please let us know when booking if this is your preference.

Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

Yes, we are happy for you to hire out our entire venue for your event, please let our team know that you’re interested in exclusive use when booking.

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Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre
Yarnfield
Stone
Staffordshire
ST15 0NL

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