Only half an hour from the capital, Guildford retains its individual identity thanks to its rural setting with both town centre and rural event venues to choose from. 

Guildford and its neighbouring towns and villages are an ideal location to hold a meeting, conference or event. Choose from stylish hotels, academic establishments or the more unusual settings provided by stately homes or sporting venues.
Check out the venues guide which makes it easy for you to organise anything from a workshop to exhibition, conference or private dinner to a team building away day!

With excellent road and rail links, and close proximity to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, delegates and guests can reach Guildford, Woking, Dorking and the surrounding countryside with ease. London, itself, is less than 40 miles away, approximately 35 minutes by train from London Waterloo.

The beautiful countryside and picturesque villages were the setting for the London Olympic Road Cycle Races and the Tour of Britain final leg.  Many countries chose Surrey as their base for their training camps so what better place to hold your own team building events.  

A vibrant market town offering the best of both worlds, Guildford holds the Purple Flag accreditation and has venue spaces to welcome meetings or events from 2 - 1031 delegates.

Map of Conference Venues in Guildford

Featured Venues in and around
Painshill Park, Cobham Surrey
Painshill Park, Cobham Surrey

Function Room 6.8 x 9.6 meters, Garden & Vineyard

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Guildhall - Courtroom
Guildhall - Courtroom

Up to 100 theatre style

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Guildford Pavilion
Guildford Pavilion

Up to 180 delegates

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Painshill Park, Cobham Surrey
Painshill Park, Cobham Surrey

Function Room 6.8 x 9.6 meters, Garden & Vineyard

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Venue Listings in Guildford and surrounding areas

Barnett Hill

Up to 70 delegates | 8 Meeting Rooms| 50 Bedrooms

Private, secluded and tucked away just a short distance from the M25, Barnett Hill Hotel is the perfect venue for meetings, conferences, product launches, team building and more. Just 45 minutes from both Gatwick Airport and London, our business and meeting venue in Surrey provides productive spaces for up to 70 delegates, innovative technology and the perfect location for an away day outside of London.

Dickensian Glory at the refurbished White Horse hotel is set at the head of Dorking’s famed High Street, amidst the rolling Hills of the North Downs and Surrey’s world-famous Denbies Vineyard Estate, The White Horse hotel has been restored to its former Dickensian glory following a £4 million refurbishment. Combined with 56 en-suite bedrooms, 3 function spaces, extensive dining facilities in the restaurant and bar, inspired by Dickens (who was reported to have written some of the Pickwick papers whilst staying here many years ago) showcases classic cocktails, local ales and wines making it an ideal venue for meetings, private dining and events in Surrey.

Silent Pool Gin Distillery

Up to 100 delegates

Silent Pool Distillery is nestled in the heart of the beautiful rural landscape of the Surrey Hills.  Using water from the spring-fed Silent Pool and the finest botanicals, the distillers at Silent Pool hand-craft their award winning Silent Pool Gin, liqueurs, vodka and Eau de Vie and bottle them on-site.  Just 20 mins taxi transfer from Guildford train station, the original hand-built copper still and stainless-steel tanking form a unique background for your meeting or event.  Combine your visit with a  90 minute tasting and tour of the distillery to add a unique twist  for your delegates.  Our core values follow through into our meetings and events with a  focus on quality, individuality and uniqueness.  For further details email

Farnham Castle

Up to 270 guest | 11 Meeting Spaces | 32 Bedrooms

Farnham Castle is a multi-award winning venue and ideal for product launches, conference, award ceremonies and party nights.  The venue boast five beautiful acres of grounds, sumptuous dining options and guest accommodation. Overlooking the beautiful, historic town of Farnham, on the Surrey/Hampshire border.  At Farnham Castle privacy is guaranteed within this secure venue and an the flexible ethos ensures you event is a totally unique experience. The Castle can cater up to 180 Theatre Style in the Great Hall and 270 for a standing reception.

Guildford Harbour Hotel

Up to 400 delegates | 8 Spaces |183 Bedrooms

Located in the centre of Guildford with excellent transport links to Heathrow, Gatwick and the M25, the Guildford Harbour Hotel's meeting rooms are fitted with the latest AV technology and all spill out onto a light-filled private terrace, ideal for alfresco entertaining. The outdoor terrace boasts a retractable roof creating a unique backdrop to any event. The terrace, available for private hire, can be fully heated, features an outside bar and music system.

Electric Theatre

Up to 180 delegates theatre style | 3 Spaces

In the heart of Guildford and close to the mainline railway station and Bedford Road Car Park, the Electric Theatre has three bright and contemporary spaces of varying sizes available for hire.  The auditorium can accommodate up to 180 people theatre-style and hire includes a Duty Technician, ushers and use of two dressing rooms.  Alternatively the seating can be retracted to provide a banqueting space for up to 100 people seated.  The venue is ideal for shows, lectures, presentations or private dining events, along with music videos and networking events. 

Merrist Wood Events & Meetings

Up to 60 delegates | 7 Spaces | 400 acre estate

Located three miles outside of Guildford, Merrist Wood Events & Meetings is part of Merrist Wood College.  With a range of meeting & event spaces organisers can choose from the historic Colebrook Room or Hankinson Room both located in the main Merrist Wood House.  Welcoming up to 30 delegates these spaces offer stunning views over the 400 acre estate.  Hourly hire rates available.  The Animal Management Centre is perfect for animal themed events, with its dedicated classrooms & lecture theatres, plus fantastic Animal Encounter experiences.  These include tours, adult keeper days, animal birthday parties and Meet the Meerkats experiences, which can be provided as part of your day.  The 400-acre estate is also available to hire for weddings, corporate events, festivals etc, along with field parking for up to 2000 cars.

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