This is Essex
The county of Essex is constantly gaining in popularity as a destination for conferences, meetings and events as it offers great value for money whilst combining the best of town, coast and country locations.
Rich in culture and heritage, this diverse county is well known for its historic Saxon gems as well as its rolling hills and countryside such as the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley, much beloved by Constable and immortalised in his work.
With the additional benefit of 350 miles of stunning coastline, Essex becomes an ideal meeting destination, especially for those hosting teambuilding events andcorporate activities which here can take place on both land and water. Country and coastal hideaways offer tranquil, picturesque settings for corporate retreats, undisturbed meetings or romantic weddings whilst towns such as esse and Southend-on-Sea provide an extensive choice of meeting venues well equipped to cater for all corporate events and capacities.
Further advantages are the county’s proximity to the capital, being situated on the Greater London border, and its excellent transport links which make it accessible to both national and international conference delegates in particular thanks to the presence of Stansted Airport, the immediate Stansted area being popular with those wishing to remain close to the airport or attending ‘fly in, fly out’ meetings.
Conference Venues in Essex
The county boasts a wonderful variety of conference and event venues ranging from historic buildings to modern, purpose-built conference and exhibition centres, banqueting suites, academic and sporting venues, each able to provide a versatile selection of meeting spaces.
An amazing example of Essex's more historic conference venues would be the Park Inn by Radisson Thurrock, which is a beautifully converted Georgian manor.
If you are in need of a venue a little larger, Essex is home to a few different types of large conference facilities. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is a four star hotel in the heart of Essex, which as a tremendous array of team-building acitivities and entertainment on offer. Other charming country house hotels perfect for corporate retreats, hospitality events, teambuilding activities and weddings are venues such as the striking Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester, stately home. Another large hotel in the county of Essex is the Holiday Inn Basildon, which is conveniently located within 40 minutes of London and offers 9 meeting and conference rooms. The purpose built and attractively glass-fronted Stansted Centre in Stansted is an impressive location for a business event. Close nearby is the Radisson Blu London Stansted Airport which is a four star hotel with a capacity of 400 delegates.