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Dorset | Conference & Meetings rooms.

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The county of Dorset offers meeting planners a region of breathtaking beauty and great contrasts which comprises many world-class meeting and event venues that regularly attract both national and international conference delegates.



By having seven miles of glorious sandy beaches with stunning views of the Purbecks and the Needles, on the Isle of Wight, Bournemouth – Dorset- is one of the better destinations for enjoying the sea air and take part in one of the many activities along the coastline. The sea off Bournemouth beach is perfect for early morning swimming, surf lessons and body boarding. 


Steeped in heritage dating from Roman times including several notable archaeological finds, Dorset, situated on the glorious South Coast, offers conference organisers Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including miles of stunning Jurassic Coast and idyllic countryside, making the county an ideal choice for outdoor pursuit teambuilding events and corporate activities on both land and water.


Dorset as a conference destination offers Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth, Shaftesbury, Sherbourne and Weymouth as major locations in which to host successful meetings, staff training, corporate hospitality events and exhibitions in spectacular settings sure to inspire and impress delegates, as well as wonderful secluded venues perfect for conference retreats and intimate weddings.


The county is extremely accessible by road linking with several motorways and A roads including the M3, M27 and A31, via excellent rail links including direct routes into London Waterloo, by regular ferry services and via flights into Bournemouth, Southampton, Exeter, London Heathrow or London Gatwick airports for international conference delegates.


Meeting planners are undoubtedly spoilt for choice as Dorset provides a diverse selection of conference venues of varying capacity to choose from. One of the most renowned, having hosted several political party conferences in recent years and being featured on the International Convention Centre Shortlist, is the Bournemouth International Centre.


Bournemouth International Centre is a superbly equipped and versatile conference and exhibition centre, the BIC offers several meeting spaces incorporating 2,500sqm of exhibition space alongside meeting rooms, halls and a banqueting suite, boasting maximum capacity for 4,000 delegates. Nearby is The Pavilion Theatre, sister venue to the BIC, offering a traditional 1920’s theatre able to accommodate up to 1,458 delegates. Sporting venues within the region include Bournemouth AFC offering conference rooms and suites for up to 400 delegates and Days hotel which is suited to corporate golf events, weddings and functions.

Cultural Venues

There are also numerous cultural venues providing exhibition, event and conference spaces such as Shaftesbury Arts Centre and Poole Lighthouse. Meeting planners seeking an unusual venue will appreciate options such as Monkey World whilst those looking for a grand, historic venue will be drawn to Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott HotelBest Western Royal Chase Hotel and BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel and Spa. Each providing impressive conference and banqueting suites for all corporate occasions. Dorset hotels also provide an extensive range of fully equipped meeting and conference rooms alongside elegant banqueting suites set in both historic and modern venuesMenzies Bournemouth Carlton Hotel and The Norfolk Royale Hotel for instance, are a large well-known hotels whilst other modern seafront hotels include Days Hotel Bournemouth and the The Ocean View Hotel BournemouthBoutique hotels such as Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth West Cliff with  beautifully decorated luxury venuealso offer unique experiences for seasoned conference delegates. Major hotel groups represented in Dorset are De Vere Hotels,  Devere Venues, Village Hotels, Marriot Hotels and Best Western Hotels.

Dorset is therefore well placed to cater for any conference, meeting or event, and promises diverse venues able to achieve excellent standards and levels of service for corporate guests.

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