Venues for Product Launches

The UK's most unique venues to hire for product launches

Venues for product launches | venue hire for product launch events
Cardiff City Stadium

Cardiff City Stadium

Max Capacity 600

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.

Edinburgh Zoo - Mansion House

Edinburgh Zoo - Mansion House

Max Capacity 250

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.

Beaulieu

Beaulieu

Max Capacity 220

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.

The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval

Max Capacity 650

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.

NY-LON

NY-LON

Max Capacity 60

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 ®.

Aintree Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Aintree Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 4500

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.

Harlequins

Harlequins

Max Capacity 400

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.

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

Max Capacity 500

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.

Haydock Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Haydock Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 500

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.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Max Capacity 120

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.

Nottingham Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Nottingham Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 200

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.

Hatfield House

Hatfield House

Max Capacity 300

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.

SnowDome

SnowDome

Max Capacity 150

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.

Newmarket Racecourses, A Jockey Club Venue

Newmarket Racecourses, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 300

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

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Max Capacity 300

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a stunning landmark venue, located in the heart of the city. The magnificent Edwardian Baroque building is a famous city landmark and its world class collection of art, archaeology, geology and natural history provides an inspirational backdrop for corporate hospitality.

Leicester City Football Club

Leicester City Football Club

Max Capacity 650

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.

Sandown Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Sandown Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 600

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.

Kempton Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Kempton Park Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 600

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.

Epsom Downs Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Epsom Downs Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 800

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.

IWM Duxford

IWM Duxford

Max Capacity 800

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.

Warwick Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Warwick Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 200

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.

Museum of Science and Industry (MSI Manchester)

Museum of Science and Industry (MSI Manchester)

Max Capacity 300

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.

Cheltenham Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Cheltenham Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 2250

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.

Weston Park

Weston Park

Max Capacity 130

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.

ExCeL London

ExCeL London

Max Capacity 21000

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.

Ricoh Arena

Ricoh Arena

Max Capacity 7000

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.

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Max Capacity 100

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.

Sheffield United Football Club

Sheffield United Football Club

Max Capacity 400

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.

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

Max Capacity 140

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

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham & National Ice Centre

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham & National Ice Centre

Max Capacity 10000

Nottingham Arena is the UK’s Premier venue for entertainment and ice sports. It is also an ideal facility for large scale conferences, AGM’s, product launches and exhibitions. In addition to the main auditorium, Nottingham Arena boasts bespoke conference facilities accommodating any number up to 220 delegates.

Chill Factore

Chill Factore

Max Capacity 150

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.

Olympia London

Olympia London

Max Capacity 1500

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.

Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

Max Capacity 300

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.

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

Max Capacity 120

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.

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast

Max Capacity 110

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.

Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston Stadium

Max Capacity 700

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.

Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Max Capacity 1200

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.

M Shed

M Shed

Max Capacity 250

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.

Huntingdon Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Huntingdon Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 140

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.

Market Rasen Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Market Rasen Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 250

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.

Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

Scottish Event Campus (SEC)

Max Capacity 10000

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.

The O2 Arena

The O2 Arena

Max Capacity 20000

The O2 is the finest & most technologically advanced entertainment space within the UK. Split into 5 key areas; The O2 arena, indigO2, the British Music Experience, Live Quarter & London Piazza are all totally versatile & unique. The possibilities of the type of show, presentation, conference or special event that can be staged here are endless.

Wincanton Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Wincanton Racecourse, A Jockey Club Venue

Max Capacity 120

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.

Somerset House

Somerset House

Max Capacity 100

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.

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre

Max Capacity 3000

Farnborough international Exhibition & Conference Centre's new Hall 1, 20,000 sqm facility will be a multi-purpose event space with a 12,500 sqm hall which can be subdivided by partition walls as well as plenty of flexible meeting space.

Sited alongside our Hall 5 provides 3150 sq m of clear span event space ideal for various events.

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Product Launches

To Create an Impact …

Some of the finest work being done within the £42.5bn UK events market is within the world of brand and product launches. This is a market that, at its best, truly understands the power of events in motivating and inspiring an audience.

From the powerful set pieces we’ve all witnessed at motor shows; that sees the dramatic unveiling of a major new car to an audience of media, trade, sales staff and enthusiasts; to more contemporary showcases where products are trialled, used, explained and discussed over the course of a week, firstly to staff, then to stakeholders, media and customers.

Product launches are no longer a press release and a picture, they are an experience; pulled together by sophisticated marketing professionals and curated to leave a message that resonates long after. It’s no wonder they use events.

Do something unusual …

How a new product is launched is as much of a brand statement as the theming and delivery of the product. That is why venue selection is so important.

There are basic requirements; that it is accessible by the key audiences that need to see the launch. That the venue has the space – outdoors and in – that can accommodate the smallest tech product or a large outdoor vehicle. There needs to be the right sort of connectivity within the venue; both so that different audiences can get the information that is most relevant to them from the right source; and to give the organiser the ability to live stream the launch around the world.

However, after that the venue itself needs to support the launch messages and this is where we come in. Our portfolio of unique and unusual venues is a statement in their own right. They come ready packaged and for use by the marketing and events department who are thinking even more deeply about the experience they want to create.

From the historical (Hatfield House) to the contemporary (Museum of Science and Innovation); from places of innovation and discovery, to drama and theatre; to the home of England Rugby (Twickenham Stadium) to the home of the greatest footballing underdog story ever told (Leicester City FC King Power Stadium).

These venues can send messages about pride, success, spirit and passion. New products can share a platform with historic scenes of drama; they can create their own brand links to the venue and even use them as an endorsement of the product before the launch has even begun.

Challenge to venue …

At Lime Venue Portfolio we see some of the best product launches around, every day. We see our customers turn our venues into majestic backdrops for these events; we see the perfect combination of great venue and great food, bought large by a great product.

Its one of the reasons we’ve become a de facto cheerleading service for the event organisers that want to create amazing experiences and not just organise functional events. Product Launches stretch us and challenge us and we love both the process and the final output.

Do something memorable …

We especially love the new approach to food we are seeing from event organisers; a rapidly growing trend that is seeing brand experts using food to underline the messages they want to send through an event – and none more so than at a product launch.

Our chefs get incredibly excited about this sort of thing; they love being challenged to come up with new menu’s dishes and serving suggestions that are in keeping with the product or brand that is being launched.

In the past we’ve created dishes with logo’s made out of jus or even the ingredients on the plate; we’ve served canapés on hub caps at car launches, we’ve built ‘on-table’ stands out of products so the food is displayed more innovatively, we’ve even dispensed with tables and chairs altogether and sat people on hay bales to get the right atmosphere for a certain outdoor product.

This is great food, great venues, great events and great creativity all mixed together at the same time – to create a wonderful experience where the guests are immersed in the event and not just a spectator of it.

Great products deserve to be launched in a way that is memorable, that resonates and that excites as well as informs. We’re lucky to be working with some of the biggest and most dynamic brands in the UK and we love doing our own little bit to support them. Long may this continue.

 

 

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