The smallest of what are known as the ‘Shire’ counties, Bedfordshire boasts vibrant market towns full of charm in close proximity and easy reach of London, making this an ideal destination for conference, meeting, forums and exhibitions, for those needing to remain close to the capital.
Conference North London
Situated north of London within the East of England region, Bedfordshire incorporates the historic county town of Bedford, which dates back to before Saxon times, and Luton, which due to its airport makes the county a popular choice with meeting planners and conference organisers. Offering both rural venues and town centre options, delegates will find this county able to provide not only tranquil settings for corporate retreats and secluded meetings but also magnificent historic buildings as well as unusual venues and modern conference centres equipped to cater for all corporate events.
The Auction House - Luton
Split into the agricultural north and more industrial south, and stretching from the plain of the Ouse to the Chiltern Hills, Bedfordshire blends town and country locations including picturesque riverside settings to provide a wealth of opportunities for both land and water-based teambuilding events and corporate activities including waterskiing, formula one driving and even skydiving! Less adventurous delegates can opt to indulge in peaceful corporate golf events surrounded by striking scenery and landscapes sure to inspire.
Bedfordshire has extremely accessible transport links lying on many of the main routes which link London to the Midlands and Northern England, including the M1 and A6, via excellent rail links including direct services to London, and by flights into Luton Airport for international conference delegates. Alternatively, rail connections can be used to provide access to further London airports or the Eurostar terminal for international delegates.
Conference Forum Facilities Close to London
Being so close to the capital with its extensive selection of conference venues, meeting planners will often turn to Bedfordshire for a rural setting or an unusual venue sure to provide a memorable experience for delegates. For example Whipsnade Zoo, home to 700 species and set in 600 acres, is a truly unique venue for any event, providing 5 meeting rooms and a banqueting suite with maximum capacity for 565 delegates and a dedicated conference team experienced in catering for all occasions.The Venue 360 located opposite Luton Airport Parkway Rail Station, just a few minutes drive from the M1 provides an easy access to London.
University of Bedfordshire
Why choose a characterless, often windowless meeting room when you could have beautiful rooms decorated with oak panelling and chandeliers, overlooking serene grounds at Putteridge Bury. This amazing venue located within the University of Bedfordshire campus has been successfully running conferences for many years and has built a strong reputation as one of the top venues in the area.
Putteridge Bury is an academic venue for conferences, meetings and symposium that forms part of the University of Bedfordshire and provides flexible conference rooms and lecture halls whilst sporting venues include Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, with capacity for 400 delegates.
Luton meeting facilities and accomodation.
Meeting facilities can be found at the Riverside Conference Centre, able to accommodate 360 delegates and situated near Luton Airport Parkway, and the Conference Centre which boasts a well-established reputation as a first class meeting venue. On the other hand, why not experience Wyboston Lakes whose conference and training centre is the largest single site, independently owned venue in Northern Europe.
Amid over 1,000 acres of glorious countryside, this is the perfect environment for conferences, exhibitions, training and teambuilding events having 5 conference suites, meeting spaces and a purpose-built training centre, being able to accommodate 400 delegates. Impressive historic venues such as stately homes Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa provide elegant conference and banqueting facilities for special events, corporate hospitality and conferences.
Bedfordshire has many confortable and excellent places to stay that include several stunning country house and modern Hotels such as the Icon Hotel which boasts a total of 3 conference and meeting rooms able to cater for up to 110 delegates. Bedford Swan Hotel Major and many hotel groups represented in Bedfordshire are Classic British Hotels, Elite Hotels, Park Inn by Radisson and Rezidor Hotel Group.