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New management partnership announced with plans to bring The Winter Gardens back to its glory days.

3rd November, 2022

This month (November 2022) the Winter Garden’s is announcing an exciting partnership that brings together the entrepreneurship of the Weston College Group and the expertise of the hospitality industry from The Winter Gardens Hospitality Group. The Management of which come from HotelBiz, and the knowledge of the town and events from The Royal Hotel.

The Weston College Group has signed a management partnership agreement with The Winter Gardens Hospitality Group, which will lead the way for the new Winter Gardens complex offering.

Built in 1927, the Winter Gardens Pavilion is an impressive landmark on the Weston-super-Mare seafront, with its unique sunken ballroom and neo-Georgian details. For many years the venue has treated the community to an array of events, fairs and conferences; it also witnessed a multi-million-pound refurbishment by the owners the Weston College Group in 2017 when it reopened to the public after an extensive renovation and refurbishment.

A dedicated events team has been created by The Winter Gardens Hospitality Group which has many years of experience running a variety of events, the new team will be delivering an exciting, fun-packed programme of events to the community with the aim of bringing the Winter Gardens back to its heyday.

The Winter Gardens Pavilion has a licence to perform both weddings and civil ceremonies and this is another area where the expertise of The Royal Hotel will come into its own and the town will start to see the resurgence of couples choosing this beautiful venue as the place to tie the knot.

The successful Green House which opened in 2020 will continue to offer a first-class café style service with views across the Italian Gardens, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas, takeaway coffee, and treats.

Principal and Chief Executive of the Weston College Group who own the Winter Gardens, Sir Paul Phillips commented:

“We are excited to announce this new partnership with HotelBiz and The Royal Hotel in regard to the Winter Garden’s Pavilions – our work with The Royal Hotel in particular spans many years and this is why we are confident that together we can provide an excellent venue facility that caters for community bookings, delivers a wide-programme of ticketed-events with a first-rate service and excellent food.

I do not underestimate the importance of the Winter Gardens to the town and our community, it’s a hugely important feature of Weston-super-Mare’s history and landscape, and this partnership is determined to keep it that way.”

Nick Greaves, Director of The Winter Gardens Hospitality Group has commented: 


“It is an exciting time for the town as we are fully committed to making The Winter Gardens the first choice for local events as well as a way to bring a spotlight onto our town with events bringing business into Weston-super-Mare from surrounding areas.”

Shaun Potter, Director adds:

“The team at The Winter Gardens Hospitality Group is fully committed to making The Winter Gardens great again. My family have successfully run the historic Royal Hotel for over 20 years, and we are proud to be involved with the evolution of The Winter Gardens. We have every intention of taking it back to its glory days that we all remember from growing up in the town.”

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