The Big Event | Large-Scale Venues

If you’re looking for a large-scale venue for this year’s big event that delivers the wow factor and leaves a lasting impression, you’re in the right place. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite large-scale venues ideal for events such as exhibitions, awards dinners, conferences, product launches and private parties.

The Bridgewater Hall

Max Capacity – 1,875

Located in the heart of the city centre, opposite Manchester Central, The Bridgewater Hall combines a convenient setting steeped in history with an architecturally stunning, contemporary, and innovative building, perfect for any big event.

This iconic and prestigious concert venue provides a unique and exciting environment with superb facilities and a diverse range of event spaces. All are perfect for conferences, exhibitions, product launches, workshops, dinners, and private parties.

The in-house conference and events team at The Bridgewater Hall have a wealth of expertise in running events on all scales. Sitting at the heart of the venue, the magnificent Auditorium offers tiered seating over four levels and accommodates up to 1,875 guests. This modern and comfortable space includes en-suite changing rooms, warm-up rooms, and crew rooms, as well as the Front of House foyer spaces and smaller function rooms.

Edgeley Park

Max Capacity – 19,000

As one of the most historic sports stadiums in the country, Edgeley Park has hosted many memorable moments for the local community and generations of Stockport County Football Club fans.

This premier conference and events venue presents eight beautifully refurbished suites and spaces and a capacity of up to 800, making it the largest venue space in the Stockport area. As the most substantial space within the stadium, The 1883 suite seats 800 delegates theatre-style and 400 cabaret. This modern space holds two fully licenced bars, its own reception areas, complimentary Wifi, and a fully integrated, world-class AV system.

In addition to this, Edgeley Park also offers the chance to hire the pitch; playing host to many successful music festivals, gigs, and corporate team-building activities, the 7,000 square-metre space holds up to 19,000 guests. Direct access to the car park is also available through large gates, making it easier to manoeuvre any big equipment.

Alton Towers Resort

Max Capacity – 800

Although known for being Britain’s most-loved theme park, Alton Towers Resort is also the perfect venue for businesses and those looking to add a bit of magic to their corporate events.

Set in over 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside, the Alton Towers Resort pulls out all the stops with its award-winning conference centre, three themed hotels, waterpark, luxury spa, golf course, Rollercoaster Restaurant and of course, over 50 world-class rides and attractions!

The conference centre houses The State Room, a stunning suite providing 527 square metres of space that’s been specifically designed to accommodate up to 800 delegates. The State Room can be divided into three sections offering flexibility for events of all sizes. This adaptable space benefits from air-conditioning, natural daylight with blackout facilities, loading door access, optical fibre lighting, a private patio, a private bar, and high-speed wireless internet access.

Sandown Park Racecourse

Max Capacity – 1,500

Through the years, Sandown Park has built an exceptional reputation as one of the top hospitality event venues in the UK. For 24 days of the year, Sandown Park is a world-class racecourse, for the rest, the fabulous facilities are available for conferences, team-building, parties, banqueting and so much more.

The wonderful selection of meeting rooms and conference suites accommodate both large-scale and small-scale events and boast stunning views across the racecourse and London skylines. As the largest space at Sandown Park, Surrey Hall’s expansive dimensions make it versatile, and adaptable and gives organisers a wealth of opportunities. This blank canvas of a room holds a maximum capacity of 1,500 delegates and is perfect for galas, exhibitions, and trade shows.

Escher Hall adjoins Surrey Hall and is a regular host to a wide range of large-scale events. This room holds up to 700 guests in a reception-style layout, benefits from great access and can be highly personalised for any occasion.

Coventry Building Society Arena

Max Capacity – 7,000

Based in the heart of the UK, Coventry Building Society Arena is an award-winning venue that combines the best of business, sport, and music to create a world-class destination for any event, no matter how big or small.

With 20,000 square metres of flexible event space across a vast range of rooms, Coventry Building Society Arena can cater to anywhere from seven to 7,000 delegates. The pillar-free exhibition halls deliver 6,000 square metres of space with a retractable wall dividing the space in two with ground-level vehicle entry doors providing easy access for loading/unloading.

Over the years, the Exhibition Halls have accommodated a number of large-scale events such as well as hosting number of artists such as Jess Glynne, Scouting for Girls, Radio 1Xtra Live, Britain’s Got Talent, and Deadmau5.
This award-winning venue is within a two-hour drive for over 75 percent of the UK’s population, making it an ideal destination in a prime position.

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