The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, in the impressive Madejski Stadium complex provides the perfect backdrop to any conference or event. The function suites range in capacity from 2 delegates up to 500 with versatile event space from modern conference rooms overlooking the pitch to more traditional spaces that showcase the club’s heritage.
Unique and unusual meeting rooms and meeting venues to hire across the UK.
With excellent facilities and a wealth of flexible interior space, Twickenham can effortlessly cater for large-scale business conferences with state-of-the-art AV, private dinners and social receptions or meetings. In all there are 25 dedicated spaces and rooms, many providing attendees and delegates with a view of the famous playing field.
Being in the heart of the country, Villa Park has a fantastic central location, less than 2 miles from the M6, with over 1000 car parking spaces onsite and only minutes’ walk from the train station.
In 2002 the Cabinet War Rooms took over and restored large areas of the Whitehall site. The meeting facilities now include a number of historic period rooms including a 120 seated auditorium - enhanced by discreet, but modern audio-visual facilities and air conditioning. Rooms are available for corporate or private hire, both daytime and evening.
Bristol Zoological Society is a conservation & educational charity which runs and operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project. The Clifton Pavilion can offer the perfect venue for any occasion. Built in the 1920’s, the building's graceful architecture offers elegant rooms with beautiful views overlooking the west lawn and flamingos.
Twycross Zoo is an events venue with more bite!
Conveniently located five minutes away from the M42 motorway, Twycross Zoo offers a selection of unique and exciting settings in which to hold your event.
The Kia Oval, located in the heart of London, is a world class sporting venue with excellent conference and event facilities. Each room is flooded with natural daylight and boasts outstanding views of the famous Oval wicket. With a mix of modern and traditional rooms ranging in size, the Kia Oval is suitable for a variety of events.
Leicester City Football Club provides contemporary meeting & event facilities for up to 650 guests. Free wifi, free car parking & city centre location compliments our seven conference suites and 43 corporate hospitality boxes over looking the pitch.
We offer various Day Delegate packages, individually designed to cater for every budget.
IWM Duxford is a venue like no other. This fighter station has been transformed into an impressive events space, rich in heritage and home to over 100 aircraft including the iconic Concorde. Whether you're organising a meeting for 10, a conference for 350 or a gala dinner for 1,000, it's a location to delight and inspire your guests.
The National Motor Museum Beaulieu is a museum set in the heart of the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire. Beaulieu offers you a versatile and unusual venue with a difference whether you are looking for a conference, dinner, wedding, team building or family fun day out.
Whether it's a conference, product launch or informal gathering, you'll find the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester makes every event unique.
The museum opened its doors in 1983 and is located on the original terminus of the worlds first inter-city railway, Liverpool Road. There are 5 Listed buildings, 2 of them listed as Grade I.
Cardiff City Stadium is one of the premier events venues in Wales. The stadium contains a range of flexible event space which are decorated in a contemporary style to really make your event stand out.
Cardiff City has easy access to the M4 motorway network, great public transport links and 2000 onside car parking spaces.
If you are looking for a truly unique venue then the Mansion House at Edinburgh Zoo is the answer. We offer meetings, conferencing, private dinners, drinks receptions, family or corporate away days and weddings as well as a range of exciting team building activities all based in the heart of one of Scotlands most popular tourist attractions.
The QEII Centre is the largest dedicated conference, exhibition and event space in central London. The venue offers world class facilities and versatile spaces for up to 2,500. Conventions, dinners, awards, exhibitions, Christmas parties, receptions, product launches; we can do them all, hosting over 400 national and international events a year.
In the heart of Hertfordshire, Hatfield House offers a stunning and unique setting for any event, from meeting and conferences to dinners and balls.
Located in the beautiful surroundings of Hatfield Park and very easy to access, our venues are ideal to offer your delegates or guests an unique experience.
From World War II to Korea, HMS Belfast has been looking after our nation since 1938. Now, moored next to the iconic Tower Bridge, it’s protecting the quality of our nation’s events. As the last surviving example of 20th century Royal Navy warships, she is a truly unique venue for weddings, client entertainment and meetings.
Chill Factore is an exciting adrenalin filled venue which dominates the skyline.
Combining the 'cold side' technology of real snow slopes with a warm mix of hospitality, the event facilities are presented around an authentically themed Alpine Street creating a truly unique venue for an unforgettable occasion.
Looking for something a little bit different for your business event or private function?
The Twickenham Stoop has been home to Harlequins, the world famous rugby club, since 1963. Over the years the stadium has been redeveloped into a unique and excellent venue for conferencing and events.
Pennethorne’s Bar is the latest opening at the iconic Somerset House. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the all-day wining and dining destination now offers a private dining room for exclusive, desirable and stylish events.
Following a multimillion pound redevelopment, Edgbaston Priory's new club is now open, offering members superb facilities in a fantastic setting just a few miles from Birmingham’s city centre.
Nothing beats the thrill of a transatlantic flight. Here at NY-LON you can experience that excitement with all the style, sophistication and service you would expect when you fly with Virgin Atlantic or Delta Air Lines ®.
A multi-award winning venue, close to Manchester city centre, Imperial War Museum North is an iconic landmark available for daytime events and exclusive evening hire. Within its striking, aluminium-clad structure, you will find a unique venue for your Conference and Events.
Edgbaston is one the UK’s leading sporting venues which features an array of versatile, modern and luxurious suites that are suitable for any occasion from small meetings to large conferences. Our unique and iconic venue provides an exquisite backdrop with suites that offer natural daylight and stunning views overlooking the famous Edgbaston pitch.
The Liberty Stadium is the premier venue for conference & events in south west Wales. The home to Swansea City Football Club and Ospreys Rugby, the stadium is easily accessible from M4 motorway and just 2 miles from Swansea Train Station. Featuring a range of function suites, Liberty can accommodate meetings and dinners for 8 to 600 guests.
Kents Hill Park is a dedicated Training & Conference Centre conveniently located in the Midlands with great links to London, Birmingham & Manchester. With 70 meeting rooms & 330 bedrooms, we offer you enormous flexibility and adaptability, whether you need a quiet room for 12, a training room for 25 or a conference theatre style for 300
There’s nowhere quite like Aintree Racecourse, home of the world famous Crabbie’s Grand National. Steeped in history, drama, triumph and achievement, it is simply unique. Combine this inspirational sporting legacy with state of the art facilities and you’ll discover a stage for conferencing and events that is second to none.
Just 25 minutes by train from Waterloo, Sandown Park is set in a picturesque green-belt site in leafy Surrey. Suitable for groups of 10 to over 1000 people, event success is guaranteed at Sandown Park with our wide range of flexible spaces and facilites.
Haydock Park is a place that makes your heart race. From the thrill of watching your horse cross the finishing line to the delight of indulging in its fantastic facilities, it guarantees a great day out. But just as importantly, we’re also well known as a venue that leads the field in holding events that are every bit as memorable as our race days.
The Racecourse breathes fresh air into any business event. There's the sense of scale and space, with green views across Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park and the Trent valley. It's naturally suited to big moments like product launches, showcases and demonstrations and lends a sense of occasion to regional and national conferences.
Located in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, just 16 miles from Central London, we offer a unique collection of individual suites that offer beautiful views of the racecourse itself as well as the natural surroundings. Situated less than a mile from Junction 1 of the M3 and with direct trains from London Waterloo to our on-site train station.
Built in 1671, the beauty and tranquillity of the House and Park at Weston is the result of centuries of creativity, collecting and patronage of artists and craftsman, by generations of one family, the Bridgemans, Earls of Bradford. These superb collections of fine art and antiques make the House and ideal place for any business or private event.
Bramall Lane is a fantastic multipurpose venue, offering versatile event spaces with capacity from 2 – 400 guests. The ensuite 4* star hotel, provides the ultimate all encompassing event venue, with 158 ensuite bedrooms that compliment any residential conference.
We are the only venue in the city to offer over 400 free car parking spaces.
M shed is a world-class cultural landmark set on the harbour side in the heart of Bristol. The building’s industrial heritage has been retained but now offers a purpose built event suite, suitable for corporate and private events. Guests have access to the roof top terrace, giving fantastic panoramic views across Bristol's harbour.
Based within a two hour drive for 75 per cent of the population of England. It is 800 yards from junction three of the M6 and is near an international airport and major railway stations. The Ricoh Arena boasts a 15,000sq m purpose-built conference and exhibition centre as well as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and Grosvenor Casino.
Set on a moated island, Leeds Castle provides one of the most unique venues for residential & day conferences, meetings, corporate hospitality and banqueting in Kent.
The SnowDome is the perfect alternative to run of the mill conference centres. Located just off the M42 we have a holiday Inn on site, Gym, Swimming Pool and various adrenalin filled snow fun activities.
Home of the Gold Cup, Cheltenham Racecourse is a world famous sporting venue with superb facilities for conferences, exhibitions, banquets, Christmas parties and major PR events. Catering for 2 to 2,250 guests and with free parking for 12,500 cars, it has the versatility to stage profile corporate or private function.
Flexible space and award-winning service; Olympia London's conference facilities is perfect for 200-1500 delegates. Our award winning team will help you find the perfect fit to create a bespoke conference in one of our three unique spaces. And with DDR packages from £65, why not book a showround and experience the venue for yourself.
Epsom Downs is a truly unique venue for your Conference, Dinner dance, Wedding, Product launch, Christmas Party & much more. The Queen's Stand & Duchess' Stand both have striking facilities; holding an array of diverse events every year, Epsom Downs is the ideal venue for your event.
At Yarnfield Park we help people and organisations from a diverse range of sectors to achieve their conference, training and development goals. We have a successful track record in delivering residential conference and training programmes for association, government and corporate clients.
Warwick Racecourse retains its historic charm and character. Nestled next to Warwick Castle, the racecourse is one of the oldest in the country and with racing having taken place here since the 1700s, this is a course rich in tradition and heritage.
ExCeL is the Capital's premier events venue and home to London's International Convention Centre. Our venue has been designed to accommodate a wide range of event formats, including an auditorium, exhibition space and executive meeting rooms. 2016 saw the launch of a brand new training and meetings facility - CentrEd at ExCeL.
Park Crescent Conference Centre has a wide range of facilities to accommodate your conference requirements. From a one on one meeting or interview to a conference for 300 people and everything in between, we offer versatile solutions to every event request.
An impressive, flexible, stylish and unique conference and events venue in the heart of East Anglia.
Newmarket Racecourse is a premier venue for conferences and events ranging from small business meetings to large scale conferences with up to 500 delegates
Purpose built in 1889, RICS at Parliament Square is the perfect Westminster conference venue which offers flexible rooms to cater for any occasion.
First class catering for your event is provided by the kitchen at Roux at Parliament Square. Fronted by Michel Roux Jnr and our Head Chef Steve Groves, winner of MasterChef: The Professionals 2009.
Having opened in 1975 as the first National Museum outside of London, the National Railway Museum is now the largest of its kind in the world. Steeped in heritage & history the former locomotive depot houses many famous & record breaking locomotives including Mallard & Bullet Train. The elegant surroundings are sure to add prestige to any event
A purpose built Conference Centre offering eight contemporary rooms and spacious break out areas. During non-term time periods the University offers 20 lecture theatres (up to 500 capacity), 100 seminar rooms The Meeting House, 850 bedrooms (500 en suite) and banqueting for up to 240.
SECC is Scotland's national venue for public events. It is also the UK's largest integrated exhibition and conference centre: a world class facility set in one of Europe's most vibrant cities and only a short journey from some of the most beautiful countryside in the world.
For conferences, meetings, seminars and exhibitions, weddings or parties, Carlisle Racecourse offeres the most flexible facilities around. Located just off Junction 42 of the M6, we offer superb facilities for both race day and non race day events with a variety of sized rooms and ample free parking.
Huntingdon Racecourse is a fantastic venue for many occasions, whether you're coming for a great day out racing or want to host your own event in the grounds. We host 18 race meets each year and when we are not racing we offer a unique and attractive venue suitable for conferences, meetings, parties, wedding receptions or Christmas parties.
Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge.
There are eleven venues available for your meeting, conference, dinner, reception or party.
The Paddocks Events Centre at Market Rasen Racecourse is a picturesque venue situated in Lincolnshire. The racecourse provides the perfect setting for all your conference, banqueting and exhibition needs. The practical and attractive design of the multi-functional buildings allows you to choose the ideal venue to suit your needs.
Wellcome Collection is a venue for the incurably curious, it's centre piece is a 154 tiered auditorium surrounded by four fantastic seminar rooms all of which are perfect for any event, we also offer an amazing gallery space for drinks receptions up to 200
Rugby School is steeped in history and tradition and offers a range of venues within a unique setting which can be used to host a variety of events. From an intimate private dinner for 50 or a product launch to 700, we offer numerous diverse spaces, perfect for your next event.
On days that we are not racing the indoor facilities provide exclusive views and a unique ambiance that is perfect for wedding receptions, conferences, meetings, and exhibitions. For out door events such as horse and pony shows, dog shows or car rallies we have up to 90 stables and approximately 50 acres of flat grassland.
Exeter Racecourse is a renowned conference centre surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside. Exeter Racecourse is the perfect place to host a conference, meeting, dinner or wedding with a host of flexible rooms, lots of outside space, easy access and free car parking. Can accommodate up to 300 in theatre style or 180 cabaret.
Hever Castle in Kent is a truly unique castle venue perfect for meetings, conference and dinners.Oonly 40 minutes from London, the stunning 13th century Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. The venue offers many options within its 680 acre estate including The Astor Wing, The Guthrie Pavilion and Golf Course.
CentrEd at ExCeL is a brand new state-of-the-art meeting and training facility that’s part of our award winning venue.
Originally a Tudor Country House, Hinchingbrooke was built around an early 13th Century Nunnery. With beautifully manicured gardens, extensive parking facilities and an exceptional choice of rooms for both the small business meeting or larger conference, Hinchingbrooke is the perfect venue for meetings and seminars. NB. Availability can be limited.
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Hiring the right meeting room in the right venue is critical, as meetings are where business gets done. Think of every important business decision, the beginning of every project, activity or action; even how you started your own career; the chances are it was instigated through a meeting.
Whether internal or external, a private board meeting, a small group working on a project, or a large meeting with hundreds of delegates; meetings provide the valuable asset that is face to face communication. They allow time and thought, they instigate action, create momentum, they start things, keep them going, close and review them professionally.
Making the Most of your Meetings
Meetings are hard work; whether for an hour, a day or even longer, a meeting is a time where professionals need focus and attention; crucial decisions are made continually, and they need to be right. Strategy is challenged, brand is discussed, finances agreed. The business of the day is continually discussed, made better, everyone needs to input and be involved. At the end of the meeting delegates are exhausted, physically and intellectually.
Meeting planners understands this strain. Our customers have many areas to focus on; making sure the right people are in the room, making sure the content and objectives of the meeting are reached, combining the needs of speakers, Chairs and delegates, understanding cost implications and budget. They look to make the meeting productive and worthy at every opportunity.
This is where Lime Venue Portfolio help; our job is to work with event organisers and offer our facilities to help create inspiration and energy in a meeting; we do this through unique venues and outstanding food.
We believe that when a meeting planner chooses to hire an unusual venue for a meeting they are already on the way to a successful event. Its easy to have small meetings internally, ‘round the corner’, or in a dry meeting centre. Choosing an unusual venue shows more thought and consideration to both the meeting and its delegate. For larger meetings, it shows that the event isn’t just there to inform, but to inspire.
Think of the delegate mind-set as they enter settings such as Twickenham Stadium, Royal Berkshire or the Liberty Stadium. Already the creativity is flowing as they arrive at venues like the O2, NY-LON, Bristol Zoo or the Imperial War Museum.
If the planner cares that much about the hosting of the meeting than so will the delegates, meaning better return on objective, return on investment and a better experience for everyone.
Feeding Body and Mind
We understand the effect food can have on a delegation; give them the right start to the day and it’s like a ‘power up’ exercise for business people, the right boost at lunchtime means everyone is switched on for the afternoon, and a hearty dinner is both a reward and an incentive. We understand how nutrition and good menu selection can support delegates in getting the most out of their meeting. Sure, many need to hit a coffee to make it through the morning, but a fruit packed smoothie has longer lasting benefits.
We create menus in partnership with the event planners, using food in the right way and in sync with the objectives and message around the meeting. 42% of all event feedback is food related, done well the food can be a welcome distraction and a chance to switch off and talk about something else for a change. Equally it can underline the theme of a meeting or spur creative thought through its presentation and delivery.
Making Meetings Happen
The unusual venue market is a unique part of the meeting venue landscape because it adds incremental value to the industry. In short, people are now able to have the meetings that they want, because there exists the right space to have it.
This isn’t a new trend either and it continues to grow. The unusual venue market is now an established and trusted choice for thousands of event planners across the UK. Just like more traditional facilities, organisers can count on great Wi-Fi, advanced AV, great people that understand the demands of event organisers, and a choice of meeting rooms capable of multiple set ups. From opening agenda to closing comments, these are professional meeting places, with the added incentive of being set in amazing venues.
Meetings Mean Business
The meeting is often reviled and feared by professionals, and it’s true, bad meetings can be a waste of time and a strain on business. But good meetings are important, that is why campaigns exist to encourage better meetings and more of them.
Our own, Meetings Mean Business, is a chance for us to be the first cheerleaders behind event organisers who want a really great meeting. We’re here to encourage more of the best and less of the rest.
Need ideas to help you get the most out of your meetings? We love this article by Stan Popovich on Entrepreneur.