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Academic Venues

If you are looking for a unique and specialised venue to hire for your next corporate event, awards dinner or conference then an academic venue may provide the perfect solution.


Educational venues offer large capacity facilities with
state-of-the-art lecture theatres and auditoriums as well as multiple smaller meeting spaces ideal for break out and training sessions.


You also have the benefit of large volume, cost effective on-site accommodation available for multi-day conferences.


Royal Holloway



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Royal Holloway’s blend of historic architecture and state-of-the-art meeting facilities coupled with good value for money and a flexible approach to quotes provides something different from the standard hotel meeting room. The venue can accommodate large numbers of people for the most diverse of events, with everything from lecture theatres to small meeting rooms, sports halls, exhibition areas, refreshment and networking spaces, grand dining halls, outdoor areas and overnight accommodation all located very close by. The venue also offers a conference management service, delivered by a dedicated team of experts, ensuring clients benefit from continuity, friendliness and a personal service.

Sparsholt College - Conference & Events Centre



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​Set on a self-contained college campus in 450 acres of breathtaking Hampshire countryside, Sparsholt Conferences and Events is ideally suited for summer activities. As an academic venue, we offer a fantastic range of locations and facilities:

  • Accommodation for up to 450 people out of term time in purpose-built halls of residence

  • Newly refurbished on-site catering and shop

  • Excellent sport and leisure facilities

Maximum theatre capacity: 124.

University of Reading | Venue Reading



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The facilities at the University of Reading campuses, combine flexibility and functionality. Academic venues such as Venue Reading are able to offer a wide range of event spaces including a mix of traditional buildings, rich in heritage, to state-of-the-art meeting rooms. You also have the benefit of everything been in the same place. Venue Reading can also offer 2,000 premium ensuite-hall bedrooms, plus an all-year-round hotel all on the same campus.

University of Winchester



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University of Winchester is split across two campuses, offering a wide range of facilities within close proximity to the Winchester city centre. From the modern facilities at The King Alfred Campus to the Victorian charm of the West Downs Campus. With over 70 fully equipped meeting and lecture rooms seating 6-308, all with state of the art AV equipment, the campuses can cater for a variety of different event requirements.

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation


West Sussex

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Host your team or clients at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation near Chichester West Sussex, the perfect conference venue for day meetings, corporate events or product launches. Escape everyday distractions to achieve more in a creative environment.


There’s a choice of rooms to suit networking events, team building and smaller boardroom meetings and each room can be adapted to your requirements, with full multimedia equipment. The three main inter-connecting grand state rooms have opulent décor, rich in period detail with a mix of traditional and surrealist artworks. Whether you are planning an executive meeting for six or a conference for 150, a package specific to your needs and delegates can be tailored. Why not add a team activity to your booking? Choose from art in the gardens, croquet/archery on the lawn or high tea on a glorious summer afternoon can also be arranged.

​The National Oceanography Centre



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The National Oceanography Centre, making sense of changing seas is the United Kingdom’s centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences.  Located in Southampton, close to the city centre with great transport links it is an unique and intriguing event space, with a waterfront location and full event management packages available it has 25 meeting spaces with a maximum theatre capacity of 180 and flexible spaces ideal for formal dinners, conference and theatre layouts and informal reception styles.   All rooms feature natural daylight and access to data projectors and screens. For more information on these venues visit the website .

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