The county of Berkshire is frequently the first choice of many meeting planners seeking a versatile, well-rounded destination in which to host conferences, meetings and events.
Situated in the South East of England the county offers many benefits for event organisers and therefore remains an ever-popular meeting destination. Considered the ‘Royal County’, the area is extremely rich in heritage and offers both town and country settings for business events whether large conferences and exhibitions or intimate rural corporate retreats.
Things to Do in Berkshire
Part of Berkshire’s appeal is its magnificent countryside, being set in the Thames Valley region and therefore offering opportunities for both land and water-based teambuilding events and corporate activities. Combine with this towns that are recognised as business hubs in a region within easy reach of the capital with outstanding transport links and it is easy to see why meeting planners continue to see Berkshire as a vital conference destination.
Conference facilities near London
Comprising locations such as Bracknell, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor and Wokingham, the county offers a diverse range of exemplary meeting and event venues ranging from illustrious academic and sporting venues to majestic historic buildings, quintessentially English country house hotels and modern conference centres. It’s fair to say that whatever the event, be it a large or small, Berkshire has both the experience and the perfect venue to ensure its success.
Only 60 miles from London, Berkshire is accessible from all areas thanks to the M4 and surrounding motorway network, excellent rail links including direct London services, and flights into Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Southampton airports for international conference delegates.
West Berkshire Surrounding Venues
The range of meeting venues available is extensive and offers a wealth of choice even to the most discerning event organiser. For instance, prestigious sporting venues , the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre based at the Madejski Stadium, Royal Windsor Racecourse & Conference Centre provide memorable settings alongside conference, symposiums and banqueting suites, meeting and training rooms and exhibition space to suit all corporate events.
Green Park Conference Centre
This amazing venues with direct access to the M4 at J11. The local train station is Reading, which is an 8 minute taxi ride away or you can take the bus which runs every 10 minutes. Heathrow Airport is also just a 30 minute drive along the M4. This flexible venue is one of the many alternatives available in Berkshire such as the Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T5, Burham Beeches Hotel with 10 meeting rooms, Grange Bracknell Hotel, The Olde Bell, Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel and Hilton Reading the Choice Hotels, Dorchester Collection, Novotel, Pride of Britain, Hilton & Sarova Hotels.