Tired of the same old conference venues? Here’s our Venue Finding team’s top picks for unusual conference venues in the UK. From abandoned swimming pools and unique ballrooms to eccentric factories, discover creative conference venues in the UK today. Find out more on Villiers’ free venue finding service or get in touch and speak to a member of our team today!
1) Victoria Baths
Have your conference in the huge emptied gala pools at the Victoria Baths in Manchester. The sports hall, gala pool and females pool can host up to 300 guest’s theatre seating and break out spaces are available with the Turkish rest room and Pineapple room seating between 50 – 80 guests. Filled with natural daylight from the high glass ceilings, the Victoria Baths certainly provide a dramatic and unique conference venue.
2) Winter Gardens
Head to Blackpool for the unique Winter Gardens. A Grade II listed building, you may recognise from an episode of Strictly Come Dancing. A collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibitions halls, catering for more than 10,000 guests. The ornate high ceilings and stunning chandeliers provide a sense of grandeur from a bygone era, making Winter Gardens a conference venue like no other.
3) The Vaults
Hidden in the tunnels beneath Waterloo, is The Vaults, a bold and daring event space. Inside The Vaults is an intriguing theatre with 176 velvet red seats. With a total of 11 mysterious spaces, The Vaults can accommodate up to 300 guests in their main room known as ‘The Big Black One’. You won’t find much daylight in The Vaults, but you will be ushered into an exciting space ready to transform for each occasion.
4) Camp & Furnace
For a unqiue Liverpool conference venue, consider the edgy spaces of Camp and Furnace. These industrial spaces have been transformed from their roots as a former Edwardian foundry and blade-making factory. The Furnace room can accommodate up to 500 delegates theatre-style and the Camp room can host up to 400 delegates, there are various breakout and exhibition spaces also available. For an industrial edge, Camp and Furnace is an inspired conference venue.
5) Mc Motors
Mc Motors is an East London warehouse, with a rich history and huge amounts of exciting event spaces. There are a large number of props visible throughout the location, arriving through the entrance has been described as ‘stumbling upon Aladdin’s Cave’. Expect high ceilings, exposed brick work and an untouched Victorian street running through the middle. There are three main spaces available, perfect for a conference!