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10 large event venues for top conferences or parties

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10 of our top large event venues

Lime Venue Portfolio has access to the UK and Ireland’s leading large event venues, where the biggest conferences and parties are hosted. To organise the perfect large event, you need the right combination of space, location, equipment and catering. Here are 10 large event venues that give you the tools to impress your delegates, no matter what your plans are. 

 

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1) The O2 Arena

The O2 Arena is the UK’s finest and most technologically advanced large event venue, regularly hosting iconic concerts, global award ceremonies and corporate conferences.

With capacity for up to 20,000 people, and some of the country’s most impressive audiovisual and catering offerings, the possibilities are truly endless at this venue.

 

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2) Aviva Stadium

Host large events with up to 1,200 people at the home of Irish Rugby and Football. This special venue allows you to harness the passion of Irish sport, and the soul of Dublin, to create a truly spectacular occasion.

The state-of-the-art audiovisual offering, as well as the world-class catering will delight guests. The diverse list of spaces makes this the perfect place for conferences, exhibitions and more.

 

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3) Beaulieu

Gather up to 1,000 people at the stunning Beaulieu, in Hampshire’s beautiful New Forest, for quirky but impressive conferences and seminars.

This venue offers two sites of true historical significance to leave a lasting impression on your delegates – the National Motor Museum and the 13th Century Beaulieu Abbey – as well as premium catering, a popular choice for prestigious events across the country.

 

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4) ExCeL London

ExCeL London was built to host the biggest global conferences and summits, with a capacity of up to 65,000 making it ideal for your next large event in the capital.

Take advantage of a wide range of event spaces, from multi-purpose event halls to contemporary executive suites and lounges, in the home of London’s International Convention Centre.

 

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5) Kettering Conference Centre

Location is key for large events to be a success. Kettering Conference Centre, in the heart of England, is one of the most central venues in the UK – highly accessible for delegates across the country.

But this venue offers much more than a great location.

Bringing sustainability to the forefront of large event bookings, all bookings at Kettering Conference Centre include our sustainability charter: Meetings for Change. For those looking for an all-inclusive rate, there is even a Meetings for Change Day Delegate package.

 

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6) National Railway Museum

Steeped in history, the National Railway Museum in York is a truly unique large event venue for the north of England. 

Host up to 800 delegates in the impressive Station Hall, surrounded by some of the National Railway Museum’s finest trains. There are also plenty of stylish smaller spaces for breakout sessions and a world-class catering offering. 

 

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7) Newbury Racecourse

As one of the UK’s leading horse racing venues, Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire is used to hosting large events and offers an impressive backdrop for corporate conferences and exhibitions.

Take advantage of over 225 acres of surrounding grounds, four main buildings all with spectacular racecourse views, and outstanding catering to create a fantastic experience for your delegates.

 

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8) Northumbria University

In the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumbria University is one of the most versatile large event venues in the region. Make your event stand out with an award-winning, 2,220-capacity sports arena, and the University's elite teaching facilities.

But that’s not all – the dedicated venues team can also design spaces based on your specific requirements, while offering premium support, catering and hospitality.

 

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9) Royal Armouries & New Dock Hall

One of the most diverse large event venues in Leeds, the Royal Armouries & New Dock Hall is set in a £350 million waterfront development.

This incredible part of urban Yorkshire can host large conferences for up to 1,500 people, with industry-leading technology, exceptional catering and the unique feature of the Royal Armouries Museum as a wonderful conversation starter for delegates.

 

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10) Scottish Events Campus (SEC)

Hire one of the most iconic buildings in vibrant Glasgow, the SEC, which hosted the UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 and offers a premium large event venue for the whole of Scotland.

The in-house team will ensure your plans are carried out seamlessly. The spaces are highly versatile, with cutting-edge technology, meaning you can be as creative as you like when making your plans.

 

Explore our large event venues

There are even more impressive large venues available to hire through Lime Venue Portfolio, just head to our venues page to find them. To discuss any of our large event venues in more detail, please do get in touch with the team here.