The retreat venue, Missenden Abbey, is a popular dedicated conference and events venue which we’ve chosen for its classrooms, accommodation, catering and the ability for you to stay over night or just join in the retreat as a day student.

Amongst its many highlights are:

  • A quiet and secluded location surrounded by 10 tranquil acres of countryside, creating a productive and peaceful environment
  • Accommodation available as B&B (with or without dinner) at the special Bead Sparks rate, just mention the retreat when you book
  • Easily accessible - Great Missenden train station is just an eight minute walk away and the venue is close to the M40 motorway
  • Bar and restaurant on site
  • Free car park
  • Free Wi-Fi

Even if you don’t stay we do hope you will join us at our Friday night event and so you may wish to book dinner with the venue (see below for more information).

Booking Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner

Staying at Missenden Abbey with us is optional but we have secured reduced rates of £50 (plus VAT) B&B per night and £22 (plus VAT) for dinner each night.

To book please contact Missenden Abbey directly on +44 1494 866 811 or by visiting here making sure to mention you’ll be attending the Bead Sparks retreat. If you require booking confirmation to be sent out to you at the time of booking, please request it.

If you prefer to stay somewhere else then Great Missenden, and the surrounding area, has lots of other accommodation.

Travel and Location

Located in the village Great Missenden the venue is easily accessible by car or train and we hope you agree it’s the perfect venue for 3 days full of beading and making new friends.

The full address is:

Missenden Abbey
London Road
Great Missenden
HP16 0BD

How to get there:


  • The venue is located near the M40 and has parking on-site


  • Great Missenden Station is just an 8 minute walk away from the venue and is served by trains from London Marylebone