Cambridgeshire Conference Venues
The county of Cambridgeshire is renowned for its heritage, tradition, character, charm and intellect, and therefore offers meeting planners a well-rounded destination in which to host conferences, meetings and events.
Being within easy reach of London and a value for money alternative to the capital adds to the county’s appeal as a meeting destination. Discerning event organisers, however, recognise that Cambridgeshire has much more to offer conference delegates in a number of ways.
Without doubt part of the attraction is the region’s captivating countryside, nature reserves and waterways, The Fens and River Cam providing idyllic settings for outdoor teambuilding events and corporate activities on land and water. Picturesque market towns and historic cities such as Huntingdon, Peterborough and Cambridge provide urban bases from which conference delegates can explore the great outdoors but also provide a wealth of outstanding quality meeting venues able to cater for all events and capacities. Whether contemporary conference centres, historic buildings, country house hotels, sporting, academic or cultural venues, delegates will find the facilities on par with those of the capital with the advantage of incomparable rural surroundings sure to inspire.
The county is extremely easy to reach having access from the North and Midlands via the M1, A1 and A14, and from London via the M11, via excellent rail links including London services and flights into Stansted or Luton airports for international conference delegates.
Conference facilities in Academic venues
Cambridge is renowned globally for its reputation as a centre for educational excellent therefore it comes as no surprise that the county boasts numerous academic venues well equipped with conference and banqueting facilities.
Venues range from historic to modern and include Robinson College, Homerton Conference Centre, Trinity College, each providing a selection of flexible conference, meeting and training rooms able to cater for all corporate events. Dedicated conference centres such as The Moller Centre, IWM Duxford and Deafblind UK Conference Centre all offer exemplary conference and meeting spaces for both large and small delegate groups whilst Exec Peterborough is an exceptional venue boasting vast exhibition space and capacity for 5,000 delegates across several meeting, conference and banqueting suites.
There are sporting venues such as Peterborough FC, Cambridge RFC, Cambridge United FC, and the Menzies Cambridge Hotel and Golf Club, which are ideal for combining meetings with corporate golf events whereas those seeking a more unusual venue should consider the Imperial War Museum Duxford, set in a tranquil location ideal for corporate events, exhibitions, conferences and banquets with capacity for 700 delegates.
The George Hotel is an amazingly historic venue, home of Oliver Cromwell, and sure to provide a striking backdrop for corporate events and weddings, as do the stately homes and historic Homerton Conference Centre Cambridge. Being a popular region with visitors from around the world Cambridgeshire offers an excellent choice of hotels, many of which provide superb conference and banqueting facilities such as the traditional and historic The Haycock Hotel, the modern Holiday Inn Peterborough West and the impressive Hotel du Vin Cambridge to name but a few examples. Major hotel groups represented within the county include Conference Centres of Excellence, Executive Offices Group, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton and Forestdale Hotels.