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The 5 Best UK Venues for Conferences in 2022

Published 27th Sep 2022
Choosing the right venue for your conference is vital to its success. The venue should be convenient for your attendees, have the necessary facilities and be able to accommodate your conference’s size.

When choosing a venue, it's essential to consider the location and where you're attendees will be travelling from. You'll need to choose a venue that is easy to get to and can accommodate attendees arriving on coaches and minibuses.

Here's our list of venues that we think deserve a spot on your shortlist.

1. Great Cumberland Place Hotel, London

Great Cumberland Place is a luxury hotel located in the heart of London where Oxford Street meets Park Lane. The hotel offers multiple small and medium sized meeting rooms in addition to the Ocean Suite; a large conference room with capacity for up to 350 people.

Free and fast Wi-Fi is available throughout all the venues and the hotel's experienced and professional team will take care of every detail, making you conference run as smooth as possible.

2. The Principal York

Originally built in 1879, the 4 star Principal York is a historic hotel situated in the centre of the city. After the most recent renovations in 2016, this popular conference space offers guests a glimpse into the past while still providing all the modern amenities and services you'd except from a luxury hotel.

Principal York can accommodate up to 410 attendees and has 11 meeting and conference rooms with flexible configurations and full in-house audio/ visual support.

3. Hilton Manchester Deansgate

The Hilton is a stylish and contemporary hotel housed in the breathtaking Beetham Tower on the bustling Manchester street of Deansgate. This hotel is able to cater for conferences of large sizes with over 1,800sq. m. of total event space spread across 18 configurable suites and meeting rooms.

The Deansgate Suite is the top of the pick boasting an impressive capacity of 600 people. The Hilton will even create a custom attendee website specifically for your conference where guests can reserve their rooms at a discounted rate.

4. ACC Liverpool

A stunning waterfront location, award-winning events team and the uniquely flexible design of ACC Liverpool combine to give you the ultimate venue for your conference.

Nestled between the River Mersey and the Liverpool Docks's, this event campus features Europe's only interconnected arena, conference and exhibition centre. The level of flexibility between the different elements of ACC Liverpool is what truly sets it apart from the rest. The auditorium, break-out rooms, exhibition space and show arena can be split, joined and arranged in endless ways, giving you the ability to tailor your conference set up to exactly how you'd like it.

5. Glasgow Marriott Hotel

The Glasgow Marriott Hotel is the perfect venue if you're looking to host your conference in Scotland.

Tucked away in the Glasgow city centre, this hotel houses 12 event spaces with the capacity to host conferences for an intimate 12 to an impressive 800 people. The catering team are on hand to provide a range of delicious options to keep all your attendees fed throughout your conference.

Looking for a quiet space to get through some emails? Don't worry, all rooms are spacious and fitted with large work desk areas so you can easily find space to focus.

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