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Meeting planners seeking a less conspicuous destination in which to host conferences, meetings and events will appreciate the county of Somerset, an area still being discovered by event organisers but which delivers beyond expectation.
Situated in the South West of England, this beautiful and peaceful county comprises rolling hills and ancient woodlands such as the Blackdown Hills, Mendips, Quantock Hills and renowned Exmoor National Park alongside flat countryside, rivers and coastline to offer a varied landscape perfect for both land and water-based teambuilding events and corporate activities.
Boasting the best of town, country and coast locations, Somerset will charm and inspire conference delegates at different levels. The magnificence of coastal Weston-super-Mare, England’s smallest city Wells, former industrial hub Yeovil, the county town of Taunton and heritage city of Bath all provide a varied yet superbly well equipped selection of conference and event venues able to cater for all requirements with traditional warmth and hospitality. Remarkable historic buildings sit alongside prestigious sporting venues, academic establishments and delightful country house hotels to offer something for everyone in this relatively undiscovered meetings region.
The area benefits from good access to the motorway network via the M5, excellent rail connections including direct services to London and the Midlands, and nearby airports at Bristol, Exeter and Bournemouth for international conference delegates.
Unusual Venues in Somerset
An area rich in culture and heritage as well as outstanding natural beauty, Somerset has a rich sporting tradition and therefore offers event planners a wealth of sporting venues to choose from catering for conferences and corporate hospitality alike.
The Taunton Racecourse is an exceptional unusual and sporting venue comprising vast conference and exhibition space with capacity for 120 delegates. Also amongst the unique venues able to provide unusual settings for meetings and corporate events are the Bailbrook House Hotel , the Combe Grove Manor Hotel, and the Monks Yard in Ilminster, which alone provides an auditorium for large events accommodating up to 1,700 delegates as well as conference rooms for both large and small groups.
Conference Centres in Sormerset
Dedicated conference centres such as the Engineers House Conference Centre and Arnos Manor provide adaptable meeting spaces suitable for conferences, exhibitions, banquets and hospitality events whilst the Bristol Marriot Hotel City Centre offers a truly unique setting for 2,600 delegates to participate in teambuilding events, training seminars, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and banquets with magnificent views being located a quarter of a mile out to sea! The region also boasts several cultural venues fully equipped to cater for corporate events including the Holiday Inn Taunton with its convenient location and choice of suites with capacity for upto 99 delegates.