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.


West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Chichester | West Sussex

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.

Oxford Brookes University

Oxford | Oxfordshire

Oxford Brookes University has a selection of wonderful modern spaces within our historic city. The Headington Campus has quick access to the M40 and easily accessible transport links to the train station. We host modern meeting, training and event spaces supplied with AV equipment and free wifi. With a Lecture theatre capacity of 400, accommodation available outside of semester time, a variety of informal breakout spaces and catering outlets we have the flexibility to become the right venue for you.

University of Kent

Canterbury | Kent

The University of Kent provides versatile venues for all types of conferencing and event needs. Our extensive facilities include lecture theatres for up to 500, a range of seminar and teaching rooms, award-winning catering outlets and superb leisure facilities as well as on-site parking and access to our vast three-floor library. We have over 5,000 4-5* VisitEngland rated bedrooms all on a stunning parkland campus overlooking the historic city of Canterbury and its famous Cathedral.

Sparsholt College - Conference & Events Centre

Near Winchester | Hampshire

​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 Portsmouth

Portsmouth | Hampshire

From a simple meeting room hire to hosting large international conferences, the University of Portsmouth has the facilities and dedicated team to ensure your event is successful and memorable.


Hosting around 400 events and conferences each year, we can accommodate up to 2,000 delegates throughout the year, in high quality spaces with state of the art facilities.


We also offer an outstanding range of quality city centre and seafront en-suite rooms and bespoke catering solutions.


​The National Oceanography Centre

Southampton | Hampshire

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 .

Solent Conference Centre

Southampton | Hampshire

Winner of Best Conference Venue at the inaugural CN Academic Venue Awards, Solent Conference Centre is the ideal venue for your event. The innovative Spark building provides interactive spaces for meetings and events. The attention-grabbing atrium provides a genuine ‘wow’ factor, hosting large exhibitions, conferences and dinners for up to 300 guests. With a variety of event spaces ranging from meetings rooms and conference suites to lecture theatres, Solent Conference Centre is the perfect venue solution.

University of Winchester

Winchester | Hampshire

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.

Royal Holloway, University of London

Egham | Surrey

Royal Holloway, University of London is an immaculately preserved, iconic Grade 1 listed historic building situated in Egham, Surrey. Located just one mile from the M25, 7 miles from London Heathrow, 10 minutes from Windsor and 40 minutes from London Waterloo. The College campus has a portfolio of versatile meeting spaces, packed with cutting-edge conference facilities and delectable catering options to suit every type of event.  The Windsor Building Conference Centre is the largest space with 400 capacity state-of-the-art auditorium, a spacious and light foyer and 8 flexible breakout seminar rooms. The Victorian Dining Hall and Picture Gallery are both spectacular banqueting spaces and the venue has over 2,500 bedrooms on one campus . The majority of the conference facilities have been adapted or built with accessibility in mind.

Space with US, University of Sussex

Brighton | Sussex

Uniquely located between the countryside, coastline and city, Space with US at the University of Sussex offers eight meeting rooms for up to 250, within a year-round business centre. Guests are provided with unlimited refreshments throughout the day, served in the newly refurbished delegate lounge. They also offer outstanding green spaces for inventive team building, free parking, free Wi-Fi, fine dining, canapes and drinks receptions. Alongside the recently upgraded conference centre, sits an enormous portfolio of over 100 seminar rooms and lecture theatres which can facilitate up to 500 in the academic vacation periods.  Although set in idyllic countryside, the University lies just minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Brighton & Hove, and can easily be reached via excellent road and rail links (the nearest station is 2 minutes from campus), with Brighton city centre 10 minutes, Gatwick Airport 30 minutes and central London just 60 minutes away by train.

Southcoast Conferences, University of Brighton

Brighton | Sussex

Positioned over four different campuses,  Southcoast Conferences, University of Brighton offers large lecture theatres for up to 320, a performing arts theatre, a plethora of seminar rooms and a variety of restaurants to cater to your every need. Situated at Varley park on the outskirts of Brighton is the dedicated year round meeting and conference venue. It is suitable for a range of events from small meetings and training courses through to large presentations for up to 120 people. There are 1855 bedrooms available during July, August and September. Ideal for conferences, courses, group visits or simply a short stay in Brighton. 

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