Georgian Locations is designed to provide a one-stop shop for those looking to hire Georgian properties. We act as agents, finding and vetting clients, negotiating fees, ensuring that all the necessary insurance is in place and preparing a comprehensive contract with the hirer that takes account of any special requirements the location may have.
Georgian Locations is underpinned by the conservation-based ethos of the Georgian Group, the national charity for the preservation of Georgian buildings and gardens. We have heritage considerations at the very front of our minds. Respectful and appropriate use of the property and its features is our priority. Consistent with this, the commission generated by Georgian Locations goes straight to the Group to advance its charitable work, making this the first non-profit-making, charitable hire agency in the UK.
We are also motivated by a desire to help owners of Georgian properties generate income towards upkeep and maintenance in ways that fully respect the building. Owning an historic property, particuarly a large country house, can be expensive and in the past we have seen owners tempted by inappropriate development as a way of making ends meet. By promoting events hire, we hope to provide a means of raising revenue that has no adverse impact on our common architectural heritage.
Georgian Locations has extensive experience of hiring out historic properties, including those listed Grade I, for a wide range of events, from major Hollywood film productions to company meetings, fashion shoots, book launches and television interviews. We are familiar with the intricacies of dealing with sensitive listed properties and know how to avoid the pitfalls. The film-friendly Georgian properties on our central database abide by the Historic Houses Association code of practice, Film and Photography for Historic Houses and Gardens.
We have excellent connections with a large pool of hirers and are often the first port of call for directors, producers, production designers, location managers, photographers and event planners looking for Georgian locations.
If your project requires expert knowledge on Georgian architecture, society or design, we can also help you though our special research facility.
If you would like to register a property, you can download our information document at the bottom of this page.