Unique Conference Venues of the UK

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If you’ve been tasked with planning a major event like a conference then you’ll be busy looking for exceptional venues. You’ll want a venue that offers light airy rooms, excellent refreshment facilities, good WIFI connectivity, is easily accessible for all and close to all major transport networks. Here are some of the UK’s best unique conference venues:

Aston Villa FC

Helpfully located in the centre of the country, it’s close to the M6 and has over 1000 parking spaces. It’s also only a short walking distance from the train station. The club has a variety of conference rooms, ranging from the very large (holding 700) to the more intimate (holding 16) and everywhere in between. Birmingham International Airport is also only 7 miles away. With HD screens, video audio support and high-speed internet connectivity, this venue has it all and with great pitch views too.

Bristol Zoo

A zoo might not be the first thing you think of when tasked with planning a conference but it’s definitely a scenic venue with a difference. The Clifton Pavilion was built in the 1920s and offers an atmospheric setting with elegant rooms overlooking flamingos in the gardens. With a maximum capacity of 300, going to down to a room suitable for 12, it can cater for any business or pleasure needs. With corporate packages and different menus available, this zoo is well worth a look for your conference needs.

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Cheltenham Racecourse

With a huge capacity of 2250, this is a stunning venue with some great facilities. Famous for staging the Gold Cup, it regularly hosts exhibitions, Christmas parties, themed nights, PR events and conferences of all varieties. There is free parking for a whopping 10,000 vehicles too. Located only 3 miles from the M5, with great internet connectivity and all the state-of-the-art conferencing equipment you could wish for, place your bets on Cheltenham for a winning event. For help planning your event, think about Conference Management Companies Dublin such as http://davisevents.ie/

Eltham Palace

If you’re looking for a location with some serious heritage then Eltham could be the one for you. Part of the venue was the Medieval home of Henry VIII, now a delightful art deco designed conference facility. Conveniently located near Greenwich, Eltham is surrounded by a unique moated garden and is very popular for weddings, parties and business meetings. It has a maximum capacity of 300 in the Great Hall and an 18-hole golf course for some post-conference networking!

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Home to the famous rugby club since 1963, The Twickenham Stoop has seen great redevelopment, turning it into an excellent event venue. With a maximum capacity of 2000, it’s close to Heathrow, the M4, Twickenham Train Station and has 300 car parking spaces. Other unique features include a helipad, health club, room for a marquee and even archery facilities. The IG Stand offers a contemporary facility with four big function rooms and 12 boxes for a more intimate gathering.

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