Sporting venues are increasing in their appeal beyond hospitality packages, as venues are investing in first class conference facilities and event spaces to hire. There are a vast array of luxurious sporting venues across South East England with meeting spaces and event facilities to rival purpose built venues.
Whether you want to entertain a few special clients, organise a conference for a large number of delegates, or are looking for a unique sporting venue to hold a large scale event
...think racecourses and football stadiums, racing circuits and championship golf-courses.
Discover some of our favourite venues within South East England below.
AMEX Community Stadium
The American Express Community Stadium is a contemporary multi-purpose venue featuring nine conference rooms, 21 executive boxes and five concourses. Catering for events from 2 - 550 delegates, the stadium lounges feature natural daylight, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and stunning pitch views or views of the South Downs. There are excellent transport links from both the A27 & A23 roadways, free parking onsite for over 800 cars, and a train station onsite (Falmer). The executive boxes work well for small meetings of up to 10 delegates. Large conferences are served with both breakout and exhibition space, as well as main plenary space for up to 550.
The iconic home of Hampshire Cricket, the Ageas Bowl lies on the outskirts of Southampton. The world-class multi-purpose venue, defined by its contemporary architecture, is set in 150 acres of landscaped grounds. With the addition of the Hilton Hotel, this venue provides suites overlooking over the famous cricket ground or the 18 hole golf course.
For over 300 years Ascot has been famous for hosting the world’s finest racing events including Royal Ascot. However, Ascot is also an unrivalled conference and events venue boasting 300 meeting rooms, 4000+sqm of exhibition space and 179 acres of stunning parkland, Ascot provides a unique and inspiring backdrop for executive meetings for 10 as well as exclusive events for 3000. Both standard and bespoke delegate packages are available, Ascot also regularly combines indoor facilities and outdoor space for bespoke events such as corporate team building, product launches, cycle races, even the circus!
Discover the pioneers of speed, flight and adventure at the birthplace of British motorsport, aviation and home of Concorde at the Brooklands Museum, Weybridge. The Edwardian Clubhouse is home to seven Art Deco inspired function suites, overlooking the historic grounds. Combine your meeting or event with a exclusive museum tour or a ride on the famous banked motor racing track in our Vintage-style car. Get your delegates pulse racing with a ride on the F1 Simulator or the glamour of an evening reception under the wings of Concorde. Whatever you choose, your delegates are sure to be swept back in time and your event that will go down in history.
Nestled amongst scenic parkland, just outside Windsor, Dorney Lake is recognised as one of the world's finest rowing and flat-water canoeing venues and hosted the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Owned and managed by Eton College, these magnificent lakeside meeting facilities offer the perfect setting for away days, high energy team building events and conferences for product launches and parties. With bright, lakeside rooms set in picturesque surroundings, plentiful parking and a highly regarded hospitality team, Dorney Lake is located just 30 minutes from London and 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport.
Aside from racing, Fontwell Park is the perfect destination to hold a diverse range of events; from weddings to banqueting, exhibitions to christmas parties. With meeting space for 2 – 500 guests; both indoors and outdoor spaces can be utilised. From the resplendent Fontwell House, to our contemporary Premier Grandstand and Paddock Marquee, there are three great venues to suit any occasion.
Guards Polo Academy
Learn to ride and play polo for the very first time or let your delegates take their new skills to the next level through practice games and chukkas, Guards Polo Academy offers a range of options to enjoy the challenges of the world’s oldest, most graceful and exhilarating sport.
Halo Conference and Events at Southampton Football Club
Experience the world of elite sports in a venue built for competing at the premier level. St Mary’s Stadium, home to Southampton Football Club, has an exceptional range of 9 multi-use suites and 42 executive boxes, which can host events from 2 to 700 guests. We host a huge number of special events, which range from conferences, exhibitions, dinners and concerts. We are using our expertise in the performance management of elite athletes, the science behind the people and applying this across our business and right through to the ethos of what we offer in our conference and events.
Plumpton Racecourse a hidden gem at the foot of the South Downs in East Sussex. One of the last remaining independent racecourses in the country, founded in 1884 it still has all the character you would expect a local course to have. Hosting 16 racedays a year from September to May it is perfect for all things corporate. With a large permanent marquee, 12 hospitality boxes, restaurant and directors box, the team can cater from 2 to 300. With Plumpton having hosted assessment days, interviews, conferences and networking events it really can cater for anything.
Stoke Park, Europe's leading 5 AA Red Star Country Club, Spa and Hotel, is set among 300 acres of glorious parkland, and home to a 27 hole Championship golf course, designed by Harry Colt in 1908.
If you're looking to incentivise or reward a group rather than individuals, then golf and tennis days with tuition provides a day of fun for all abilities. Find out more about all of the meeting and event spaces, incentive packages and team-building events on offer at Stoke Park.
Surrey Sports Park
Surrey Sports Park offers a range of versatile spaces ideal for exhibitions, open days, conferences and seminars of all sizes. They also offer bespoke hospitality packages, ensuring that your delegates are well looked after throughout their visit.
Located in Guildford with excellent road and rail links to London and the rest of the South, Surrey Sports Park offers unrivalled experience for event managers and visitors including free parking, an on-site Starbucks and Sports Bar, free Wifi and access to world class sports facilities including a gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts.