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Top 10 Unique Conference Venues

If you’re looking for inspiration for a unique conference venue for your next event then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve been running conferences for big name brands for 30 years now and we know a thing or two about being different. Quirky and imaginative, bright and welcoming, smart and modern – there are a wealth of options depending on your location. To get the ball rolling, here are ten of our favourite unique conference venues in the UK.

For more ideas or to start a free venue search – check out HGA’s free venue finding services.

The Mermaid, London 

Once a fully functioning theatre, The Mermaid is a vibrant event venue. Situated in central London with a large comfortable auditorium and views over the River Thames, this multi-purpose, flexible venue is a great space for your next conference.

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064.

Bridgwater Hall, Manchester

One of the UK’s most iconic concert halls, The Bridgewater Hall is also the perfect setting for large conferences. The honeycomb style auditorium boasts incredible acoustics, plus there are a handful of interesting break-out spaces including a foyer with floor to ceiling windows. This venue will definitely leave a lasting impression on your delegates.  

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

The Vox, Birmingham

Situated within the convenient location of Resorts World Birmingham, the Vox offers a purpose-built, fresh and modern conference venue with flexible meeting space and contemporary décor. With a clean and vibrant feel, this could be the perfect blank canvas to build from.

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

British Airways i360, Brighton

British Airways i360 is a skyscraper tourist attraction on Brighton’s iconic seafront with fun and creative conference capabilities. Reaching the top via the world’s first vertical cable car makes for a memorable experience for your delegates, and the modern meeting space at ground level boasts beautiful seaside views. A great option for blue sky thinking!

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

Nottingham Conference Centre

This beautifully redeveloped grade II listed conference centre was originally part of Nottingham Trent University. It underwent a grand refurbishment in 2010 and now sits as one of the East-Midland’s premier event venues. It has a spectacular naturally lit main room and a selection of other spaces including tiered lecture theatres, open plan function space and smaller meeting rooms.

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

Old Trafford Football Club, Manchester

There is a dramatic atmosphere from the moment you arrive at Manchester United’s iconic Old Trafford stadium. The legendary history and the sheer size of the space all create excitement for your delegates, and there are fun football elements incorporate across both large and small flexible conference spaces.

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

Solent Conference Centre, Southampton 

This dramatic conference centre lies within the new Solent University building, The Spark. The architecture will definitely make a memorable first impression on your delegates with the unique “pod” lecture theatre and viewing platform that sits on stilts within the main atrium. With contemporary design and modern surroundings, the multiple room venue offers a great selection of space.

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

ACC & Exhibition, Liverpool 

A UNESCO world-heritage waterfront location is just one of the reasons the purpose-built ACC Liverpool is a great venue for your next conference. With an incredibly flexible and unique design, the venue offers auditoriums, exhibition space, blank canvas space, an arena and more.

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

Studio Venues, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham

The Studio Venues are a collection of colourful, modern and quirky meeting and conference spaces within four city centres around the country. They offer a vibrant, energetic place to keep your delegates engaged at your next conference and particularly. Taking pride in using locally sourced produce, catering with brain food is top of the studio list!

To enquire about this venue call 0161 776 7064

Looking for a creative conference venue?

If you’re looking for creative options to suit a specific size, space or location get in touch with our Head of Venues Grace Taylor on 0161 776 7064.

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