Team Building Venues

Unique and unusual team building venues to hire across the UK

IWM Duxford, Cambridge

IWM Duxford

Max Capacity 2000

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.

Beaulieu, Brockenhurst


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.

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading

Royal Berkshire Conference Centre

Max Capacity 600

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.

Kettering Conference & Leisure Village, Kettering

Kettering Conference & Leisure Village

Max Capacity 2000

Kettering Conference & Leisure Village is one of the most centrally located venues in the UK for meetings, conferences, exhibitions and special occasions. We have excellent road links with the A1(M), M1 and M6, and only 55 minutes by train from London we are the perfect location for both national and local events.

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Max Capacity 300

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.

SnowDome Tamworth, Tamworth

SnowDome Tamworth

Max Capacity 200

The Snowdome Tamworth is the ideal venue when looking for something a little different for your meeting or event.
Ideally located just off Junction 9 and 10 of the M42, 20 minutes from Birmingham City Centre and easily accessible via rail.

The Kia Oval, London

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.

Science and Media Museum, Bradford

Science and Media Museum

Max Capacity 300

If you're looking for an event venue with a difference in West Yorkshire then look no further. Located in the heart of Bradford, the National Science and Media Museum is a unique choice offering five floors of spectacular galleries, two state-of-the-art auditoria and the IMAX experience – all housed within a magnificent glazed frontage.

Edinburgh Zoo - Mansion House, Edinburgh

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.

Twickenham Stadium, London

Twickenham Stadium

Max Capacity 1200

Awarded Best Sporting Venue for Events 2018 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 34 dedicated spaces and rooms, many providing attendees and delegates with excellent facilities and a wealth of flexible interior space.

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Edgbaston Stadium

Max Capacity 800

Located in the heart of Birmingham, Edgbaston is the perfect place to host business meetings, conferences, training courses, dinners, weddings or bespoke events. Our dedicated events team will work with you to deliver a truly unforgettable service and create an event that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Science and Industry Museum

Max Capacity 250

Whether it's a conference, product launch or informal gathering, you'll find the Science and Industry Museum 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 railw

Hever Castle, Edenbridge

Hever Castle

Max Capacity 600

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.

Leeds Castle, Maidstone

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.

HMS Belfast, London

HMS Belfast

Max Capacity 350

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.

Leicester Tigers, Leicester

Leicester Tigers

Max Capacity 1500

Leicester Tigers match days are an incredible experience, but we don't just play Rugby.

Welford Road is open every day for business and pleasure, from product launches, conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners, weddings and family parties, whatever the occasion the stadium is a superb venue.

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The Return of Team Building & Incentives

It’s only when business struggles, when economic climates put pressure on companies, that we really see where procurement puts value; and team building and incentive meetings have proven themselves as one of the most important investments a businesses can put into its staff.

In the moments after 2008, companies were more interested in shedding staff, not looking after them, and certainly not rewarding them. However, as business stabilised, corporates looked at what – and more importantly who – were going to lead them into prosperity and growth once more; inevitably they looked at teams and people.

To do this well they needed to focus on a people strategy; the importance of the HR department was continuously underlined, and strategies were put in place to train, develop, keep, and then reward the very best people. The companies that got this right have flourished.

When HR Meets Events

As a brand that spends its time with businesses; be they communicating in conferences, training in our rooms, or incentivising in our leisure areas, we have seen the very best of HR strategies being implemented alongside events departments.

It’s no longer acceptable – or profitable – to set up a jolly for the sales team without thought or consideration, and reward and incentive has to be strategic and managed intelligently. More and more we are seeing company conferences with an incentive extension, training away days with an award, or hospitality rewards with a strong business message.

These are intelligent events; they understand that the organisation of a business event is always done in a way that sends a business message, its never just a thank you; its a hug, its information, its an explanation, its a look to the future. It’s also a way of communicating why teams and individuals have performed so well, to give them wider company recognition, but then plot the course for more growth, and a brighter future to all; every event is about communication.

It is in this context that we have seen the end of the myth that HR, procurement and event managers are in a tussle for budget; but are united around a common understanding of the positive business impacts these events have. The HR manager creates the themes and messages they want to be enforced and communicated. Then the event organiser uses their skills to create a positive environment, an endorsement of the business culture, and create a long-term resonance from the event; one that sees groups and companies focused and incentivised for months to come.

The role of unusual venues

Given this context, its important that the team building has the right setting and that the business message is communicated from the outset. The right venue can set the tone early; an unusual venue host may provide an early business message; picking Twickenham Stadium after a 6 Nations win for England Rugby sends out a message that we’re here to win, that we understand success, and that for this event we’re sharing our ethos with like minded winners.

A trip to Hatfield House creates anticipation ahead of the event; we’re coming together to take stock, to give our teams air and space, to thank them by taking them out of the fight and into a relaxing and inspirational surrounding. These venues can accommodate multi day events to give the teams even more space and time.

Both outdoor and indoor space are great for team building exercises, activities, and challenges; the fun, games and excitement that we associate with bringing a team together; be it Duck Herding at Weston Park, or a corporate commando challenge at Hever Castle. For more formal reward or acknowledgement presentations, there are beautiful rooms, and elegant surroundings that add kudos to the occasion.

Food Glorious Food

It would be remiss of us not to talk about food as one of the best rewards possible. We know that 42% of all event feedback is around the food, and we know that great food sends a message as much as bad food. Team Building events are a chance to show that staff are important, that the coming together of a team creates value, so let’s make sure the food doesn’t leave a bad taste in their mouths.

Great food is a reward in itself; it shows care and passion from the organiser, it’s a way of saying thank you in an understated and universal way. Lime Venue Portfolio unite our unusual venues through great food, if you’re at a Lime Venue Portfolio venue the food will be outstanding and so will the experience.

Food is also a great way of bringing teams together; people love talking about food, its an ice breaker, we learn about taste, preference and people. It means that food isn’t a break from the team building but an active part of it. It means every hour of every day is being used to focus on the key objective of the event.

It works, and adds to a rewarding experience for everyone.