Types of Conference Venues to Choose From

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There is a huge variety in conference venues today, offering high quality services and equipment as well as unique locations. Here is a brief look at some of the options available to conference organisers.

Conference Rooms

These are rooms solely dedicated to meetings. Most such rooms are usually large and can accommodate up to 500 delegates. They generally offer a cabaret layout for the comfortable execution of a conference event. There could be several meeting rooms at one venue, some of them ornamented with a warm carpeted ambience and foyers for catering. A little innovation in terms of decoration can give party organisers a spacious venue and an exciting event.

Hotel Venues

Conference organisers usually prefer hiring a hotel venue for a larger event with choice cuisines and some recreation and entertainment thrown in. Hotels offer a professional setting for important business conferences. Also they provide the convenience of accommodation and your business associates do not have to travel to attend the conferences. Hundreds of lavish hotels offer spacious conference rooms with high ceilings and extensive catering services.

Unusual Venues

Style and fashion are the bywords in every industry today. A few favourites among conference venues now are museums, castles, stately homes and listed buildings. Many of these are well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, like Wifi access and contemporary AV systems.

Castle Venues

Some of the great castles and palaces are open as conference venues. There are several rooms inside the premises of these unique venues that can be accessed for your conferences. What better way to make a lasting impression than magnificent stonewalls in lush landscaped surroundings abounding in legends and scandals! You can give your guests a tranquil, peaceful environment so that they can focus on business and then relax and recharge. These castles have a dedicated conference suite centered around a manned conference coordination office and a business centre.


Whether you are looking for contemporary or historical venues for hire, museums offer all sorts of spaces that are not only original, but also offer a great backdrop for all types of conferences. Conference facilities at these venues include function rooms, car parking, large theatre and auditorium, excellent disabled facilities and Wifi and broadband internet access. Most such conference venues are situated close to railway junctions. In a museum you could also opt for innovation in lighting and select from a variety of themes for the presentation.

Historic Venues

Castles are not the only historical venues available for conferences. A huge variety of preserved structures are now being offered as conference venues. Who doesn't take pride in his or her heritage? Moreover, a historic setting, like an old bath, a council chamber or guildhall, helps create an atmosphere and a touch of the past that makes the event memorable for your guests.

Theatre Venues

Theatres these days are gaining popularity as conference venues. This is true especially among business conference organisers. Many companies prefer them because of their particular seating arrangement and capacity to accommodate a large group. If you choose a theatre as your conference venue, your event becomes all the more fascinating.

Listed Buildings

There are several Grade I and Grade II listed buildings that are rented out to conference organisers. These are usually exclusive halls with rich décor, churches, palaces, landmark buildings or even private houses with individual funky or cultural features.

Conference organiers do have a tough task to select a venue. The wide range of options available has made things even more complex. However, there are professionals offering conference venues and even Christmas party venues and one can depend on their expertise. The important things to consider when making the choice of a conference venue would be the agenda / purpose of the meetings, the essential amenities, the guests and the budget.

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Kathryn Dawson writes articles about Keele Conference and Events, one of the most outstanding conference venues in Staffordshire. Keele is a team of award winning conference organisers and are able to provide tailored catering, accommodation and facilities for up to 2,000 guests. Synonymous with special events, Keele is already one of the most spoke about christmas party venues, having hosted memorable dinners, party nights in their 19th century historic manor house.

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This article was published on 2010/12/25