Best Medium Conference Venue (300 to 1,000 delegates)
Business Design Centre
Located 10 minutes from King's Cross St. Pancras International, amongst a plethora of restaurants and bars in fashionable Islington, the Business Design Centre is the UK's first CarbonNeutral® venue; playing host to over 80 exhibitions, 200 conferences and attracting in excess of half a million visitors every year. With a reputation founded on the quality of its environment and flexibility of space, the venue is the perfect setting for high profile conferences for up to 2,500 guests. Facilities include in-house caterers, audio-visual company, an onsite Hilton hotel, car parking and wireless internet capabilities throughout.
Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest
Recognised as being a unique choice for corporate events and team building, Center Parcs offers distinctive expertise in conferences. Events set within Center Parcs Sherwood Forest’s 400 acres of woodland can motivate and inspire delegates to look at the corporate world with a fresh approach.
Last year £200,000 was invested in The Venue at Sherwood Forest, the space then hosted 151 corporate events in 2012, 65% of business was repeat and 35% made up of new clients. High profile clients include Sainsbury’s, Ryman and Boux Avenue, Hewlett Packard, Teenage Cancer trust, Rosemary Conley and Wish Upon a Star.
Chelsea Football Club
Known as London’s most complete venue, Chelsea Football Club offers 22 function rooms including the 1,400m2 Great Hall, 60 syndicate rooms, music venue Under the Bridge, four bars and restaurants including two by Marco Pierre White, two hotels, health club, spa and the new Delta 360˚ Lounge.
Continually evolving to reflect delegates’ needs, CFC’s prime USP is its ability to combine these flexible spaces for unique conferences. Events can be tailored to include multiple breakout spaces, organiser offices, restaurant and bar networking, accommodation and stadium tours. This is supported by a bespoke service from a specialist events team.
De Vere Venues, Wokefield Park
Wokefield Park offers delegates a fantastic solution for meetings and events, with 54 meeting and syndicate rooms holding up to 500 delegates across two distinctive spaces, the modern Executive Centre and the magnificent 17thcentury Mansion House.
A truly versatile venue, Wokefield Park approaches each event individually, creating bespoke solutions from fully branded spaces through to enhanced on-site technology to meet each client’s needs. The wide range of amenities, which include 250 acres of outdoor space ideal for team building, as well as championship golf course, spa and award winning Steam Bake and Grill dining concept make Wokefield Park one-stop corporate destination.
The Mermaid proudly stands on the North bank of the Thames overlooking some iconic London landmarks. 2012 was an exciting year and the start of a new chapter.
Recent renovations have created a unique, diverse and vibrant venue where our clients have everything they need “all under one roof”. Voted as the 6th best venue in 2012 with Event Magazine and winning a special commendation Platinum award at the Clean City Awards, the year was certainly memorable. The Mermaid is committed to providing a service that meets and surpasses expectations, resulting in exceptional customer loyalty and retention. 2013 is set to be just as exciting with further refurbishment plans.
The ScienceMuseum is an award-winning venue, renowned for interactivity and flexibility. Since 2009, it has held World Class Service accreditation.
Utilising the range of traditional, contemporary and innovative spaces, the in-house team delivers over 180 events per year, including receptions, dinners, conferences and award ceremonies. During the eligibility period, a 20% year-on-year growth in repeat business was achieved and major event bookings increased by 160% following last year’s £1.7 investment for refurbishment. Despite usual restrictions with staging events in a visitor attraction, the range and versatility of event spaces puts the Museum on a par with dedicated event venues.
Senate House - University of London
Senate House, part of the University of London, has 29 spaces available for conferences, meetings and events, as well as four outdoor Georgian Garden Squares. The venue has successfully accommodated a vast range of bespoke high profile events and conferences over the past year.
In order to enhance its corporate events offering, Senate House has carried out a multi-million pound refurbishment programme over the past three years, and has established long-standing relationships with partners and suppliers to be able to offer a variety of additional services. The venue strives to reduce its carbon footprint, working closely with renewable energy suppliers.
Twickenham Stadium’s conference and banqueting facilities offer an inspirational venue steeped in sporting history. The venue offers an extremely flexible range of conference and events spaces including our highly popular Live Room, a state-of-the-art tiered auditorium, and numerous breakout rooms located close to the main spaces, all complemented by 2000 complimentary parking spaces and free wifi. With new delegate team building incentives including the Maori Haka package and our new GPS treasure hunt, Twickenham offers great opportunities for delegates to keep active, staying true to our rugby heritage and encouraging wellbeing in meetings and events.