Conference and Meeting venues in LancashireThere are 370 matches for your search
An ever-popular key destination for conferences, meetings and events is the county of Lancashire which offers meeting planners the best of town, coast and country locations all year round. Comprising one of the UK’s favourite coastal resorts, Blackpool, alongside the idyllic countryside of the West Pennine Moors and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Forest of Bowland, the county is an ideal choice for outdoor pursuit land and water-based teambuilding events and corporate activities as well as rural or coastal corporate retreats.
Alternative locations across the county such as Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster, Morecambe, Oldham and England’s newest city Preston offer a wide variety of first class meeting venues, therefore event organisers will find the region more than able to meet all their conferencing needs. With a rich sporting and cultural heritage the area provides a number of sporting and academic venues alongside historic buildings, modern conference centres and both country house and coastal hotels, all experienced in hosting successful corporate events.
Proximity to Manchester is both and advantage and disadvantage for Lancashire as a meetings region. The large neighbouring city is a vital conference hub and therefore many will opt to host events there. However, those seeking a great value alternative to the city that benefits from a diverse landscape within easy reach of the city and all transport links will truly appreciate the versatility of Lancashire as an exceptional alternative.
Ready access to the motorway network, especially the M6, M65 and M61, fast and efficient rail links and airports at Blackpool, Manchester, Liverpool make this an extremely reachable meeting point for both national and international conference delegates.
Sporting venues in the county include the Invincibles Pavilion at Preston FC, Sir Tom Finney Stand at Preston FC, Burnley FC, Blackburn Rovers FC and the Globe Arena, a contemporary event and conference venue with meeting and banqueting suites boasting views of Morecambe Bay. Equally abundant are academic venues offering a comprehensive range of meeting and training rooms as well as lecture and conference halls including Blackpool City Learning Centre, Burnley College, Thomas Whitham Sixth Form, the University of Cumbria - Lancaster, Lancaster and Morecambe College, the University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster University Conference Centre. Versatile meeting spaces and banqueting suites include the Clayton Park Conference Centre and Fence Gate Inn & Banqueting Centre as well as multi-purpose venues such as Burnley Mechanics which offers large and small rooms for meetings, training events, banquets and corporate hospitality. The Carleton and The Platform offer unique and memorable settings for large corporate events whilst the King Georges Hall Complex is an impressive venue with capacity for 1,807 delegates throughout its exhibition and conference spaces. Ribby Hall Village is an unusual venue incorporating a purpose-built conference centre with 20 conference suites able to accommodate 350 delegates whilst civic venues include Rochdale Town Hall. As with all popular tourist destinations there are a number of hotels in the county catering for both leisure and business travellers including the Barcelo Blackpool Imperial, a charming historic building with conference and banqueting suites for up to 600 delegates, the magnificent Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel& Spa, a wonderful country house hotel ideal for corporate retreats and weddings, and the majestic Norbreck Castle Hotel which overlooks the seafront and comprises Blackpool’s largest conference venue, the Noralympia Conference Centre. Major hotel groups represented within the county of Lancashire include Anvic, Britannia Hotels, Bruntwood, Classic Lodges, De Vere Village Hotels and Ibis.
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