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August 2012

Conference Events Venue23/08/2012

Conference Events Venue


Welcome to Monks Yard, if you are looking for the perfect conference events venue then you have certainly come to the right place. We have a fantastic range of rooms dedicated for the venue of your choosing. Whether you are looking for a corporate conference venue through to the ideal place for your wedding reception, we will most certainly be able to assist you.


As you will see through our website, on the 'My Events' page, we have provided you with a full layout of our rooms which also include images so you can find out which space will be the perfect choice for your event.


We always make sure that our rooms for hire are of the highest of standard of cleanliness and create the image you are searching for. If you are looking for an affordable place for your venue which is at the most exceptional standard then we are local to the following areas -


·         Ilminster

·         Taunton

·         Yeovil

·         Somerset

·         South West


We hope you find all the information through our website helpful and if you have any questions, or to place a booking please feel free to contact us on 01460 200020 and we look forward to assisting you further.

Conference Events Venue
MY Summer 315/08/2012

It's a little late as MY Summer 3 happened on August the 4th but...!


This years event was another great success despite the threat of thunderstorms and lightning over our sunny Somerset (sometimes the MET office really don't do outside events any favours!) Fortunately the weather held off with only a few showers in the morning so visitors were free to enjoy the fantastic bands, face painting, games, and local craft stalls.

The Perry's (near Ilminster)cider also seemed to be flowing well as people enjoyed music from the IOU's, a local band from Chard-who were immediately booked that day for a late 2012 wedding!

As ever the Rosie Crane Trust tombola was a big hit and raised £190 on the day; a fantastic result. We need to thank Total Plumbing of Chard who as mentioned before helped us raise £120 toward our toilet twinning efforts.

The Monks Yard would also like to thank all those volunteers who gave their time and energy and for all our customers old and new.

See you all again next year for MY Summer 4 and Monks Yards five year birthday!

MY Summer 3
Conference Venue Somerset13/08/2012

Conference Venue Somerset


As any great business mind knows it is important in these uncertain times to keep overheads as low as possible. This is just one of the reasons why many businesses are downsizing and hiring out conference facilities as and when they are required. Why should you pay more for a bigger office if it is not required all of the time?


There are many benefits to hiring conference facilities including:


1.      You can choose the rooms size and facilities based on your needs.

2.      Only pay for the time you require the room.

3.      A neutral location often works better for business meetings.

4.      Save money as opposed to running a bigger office on a daily basis.

5.      Other services on hand to assist, like food and drink.


Here at the Monks Yard we offer a number of conference venues to suit your needs. We are happy to rearrange the rooms in line with your plan and we even offer catering facilities. To discuss how our services can benefit your business call us now on 01460 200020, reserve your place at a great conference venue Somerset.


Keep an eye on our blog page for great news and updates on our services.

Conference Venue Somerset
Twin our Toilet! Blog roll?09/08/2012

What better way to start blog post #1 than with a few words about toilets?!

Get a bog in Burundi,

a karsy in Cambodia,

or a w.c in D.R.C!

Have you ever thought about supporting a charity but felt that your efforts might be flushed away on admin? (That's the only one I promise!) Of course every charity organisation needs money to survive, but sometimes it would be nice to see your cash making a direct difference.

Step forward 'Toilet Twinning'!

Every day 2.6 billion (that's a lot) of people don't have somewhere safe, private or hygienic to go to the toilet. For just £60 (tank of fuel?) you can now twin your toilet with one in rural Africa (for example).

How does it work? Simply that your £60 is used to build a toilet for a village which is then 'twinned' with yours.

What do I get out it?! Sixty pounds is a lot of money at the moment. A framed certificate to hang in your own toilet showing its location and a grid-reference to look up its position on Google Maps.

Is this some kind of scam?! I doubt it very much since its in partnership with Tear Fund and Cord.

Why is Monks Yard involved? Because its a great cause! And also because we are lucky enough to have many toilets, all of which we would like to twin.

So far, and thanks to the efforts of the MY Summer 3 team Monks Yard raised enough money to twin one our eleven toilets. We also need to thank Total Plumbing of Chard  who not only supplied a w.c for the day but also very kindly got involved and have pledged to double the total, meaning we will be able to twin two toilets already!

So there you have it, toilet twinning, get involved-you might like it!


Twin our Toilet! Blog roll?

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