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The enchanting county of Derbyshire is ideal for meeting planners seeking a destination for conferences, meetings and events where business and pleasure go hand in hand.
The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Derby is guaranteed to provide a wealth of state-of-the-art meeting venues able to cater for all corporate events and capacities whilst the East Midlands Airport region caters for conference delegates wanting to remain close to global transport links.
However, Derbyshire’s real appeal lies in the combination of such urban centres with the country’s first designated national park, the Peak District, as well as the magnificent Derbyshire Dales, Derwent Valley and National Forest which provide breathtaking settings for outdoor pursuit teambuilding events and activities as well as rural corporate retreats and hideaway meetings. Locations such as Buxton and Chesterfield are ideal bases from which delegates can explore the county and offer a variety of well-equipped conference and even venues whether country house hotels, historic buildings, sporting or academic venues.
Derbyshire’s central location is another additional benefit providing convenient access to all UK conference delegates via the motorway network, superb rail links including direct London services and for international delegates flights into East Midlands, Manchester, Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield and Birmingham airports.
Sporting and academic venues can often be relied upon to provide first class conference and banqueting facilities as well as meeting and training rooms, and those in Derbyshire are no exception. Sporting venues include Tapton Park Golf Course and Buxton & High Peak Golf Club, both perfect for hosting meetings alongside corporate golf events, Sherwood Hall Sports, Derbyshire County Cricket Club and Pride Park Stadium which alone offers adaptable suites and rooms for conferences, exhibitions and weddings with capacity for 450 delegates. Academic venues include the University of Derby and its affiliated venue The Dome, an unrivalled and uniquely memorable setting for any corporate event or exhibition with capacity for 600 delegates. There are a number of outstanding conference centres across the county such as The Arkwright Centre, The Derby Conference Centre with its beautiful Art Deco theatre, the Riverside Centre, a multi-purpose venue with capacity for 800 delegates and The Spot Conference Centre. The stunning Winding Wheel is an impeccable historic venue perfect for conferences, meetings, exhibitions, hospitality events, banquets and weddings, as is the unusual Pavilion Gardens which offers exquisite grounds as well as a historic building with elegant suites able to accommodate 1,000 delegates and an arts centre also providing flexible conference and exhibition space. Also ideal for those seeking a grand backdrop for corporate events and weddings are Bolsover Castle, Willersley Castle and stately homes Hassop Hall and Kedleston Hall. Cultural venues include the Derby Playhouse, Assembly Rooms & Guildhall Theatre and Buxton Opera House whilst dedicated banqueting suites are also available such as the Royal Regency Banqueting Suites and The Grange Banqueting Suite. Hotels across the county are equipped to cater for both business and leisure travellers thanks to the area’s popularity with tourists and meeting planners alike. These range from contemporary boutique hotels such as The International Hotel to the imposing façade of the historic Barcelo Buxton Palace Hotel and those close to the airport such as Thistle East Midlands Airport and the Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport. Major hotel groups represented within the county of Derbyshire include Accor, Brook Hotels, English Heritage, Finesse Hotels, Hand Picked Hotels and Ibis.
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