Best Hotel for Events
Celtic Manor Resort
Host venue of the 2014 NATO Summit and the 2010 Ryder Cup, The Celtic Manor Resort is one of Europe’s finest destinations for business, golf and leisure.
The state-of-the-art venue is accessible, versatile and offers every possible amenity with flexible space for a wide range of conferences, events, exhibitions, product launches, dinners and concerts.
The resort’s Convention Centre has a total floor space of 6,000 square metres and its largest room, the Caernarfon Suite can hold 1,500 delegates for a lecture or 900 dining guests for a gala dinner. The Exhibition Hall offers 1,200 square metres of exhibiting floor space.
With 600 bedrooms spread over four hotels and 10 executive lodges, three championship golf courses, two luxury spas and health clubs, and extensive adventure activities for team building on a 2,000-acre site, Celtic Manor has gained a reputation as one of the finest conference resorts in Europe.
Celtic Manor established a joint venture partnership in 2017 with the Welsh Government to build the £83.7m International Convention Centre Wales, opening in July 2019 with capacity for up to 5,000 delegates – an exciting development which demonstrates the success of the existing event venue.
King Street Townhouse
King Street Townhouse is a baby grand hotel located within the upper King Street Conservation Area of Manchester city centre. It is an impressive Italian renaissance building, originally built in 1872 for the Manchester Salford Trustees Bank. King Street Townhouse is a desirable and flexible event venue able to accommodate anything from Afternoon Tea for two to large celebrations and events of up to 160 guests on the sixth floor South Terrace and Lounge. The heated south-facing terrace with overhead canopy is dressed with comfy alfresco furniture, BBQ and festoon lights. The spires and clock tower of Manchester Town Hall take centre stage within the spectacular views Inside the south terrace lounge is a large versatile space with solid wooden flooring, informal furnishings, two-way facing fire and a striking bespoke bar. The newest addition to our event space – “The Cellars” – includes the Wine Cellar, a beautiful and intimate space that hosts 14 guests for a 5 course tasting menu paired with a matching wine flight and exclusive sommelier service. Also housed in our impressive cellar space is the luxurious 20 seater Screening Room, with state of the art screen and sound system, sofa seating and ambient lighting.
The London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square
As the UK’s Original Marriott Hotel and among one of the first in Europe, the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square has a heritage of over 30 years hosting high profile events in the heart of Mayfair. Situated just steps away from Bond Street Underground Station and a short walk from iconic Oxford Street and Hyde Park, the hotel is in a highly desirable location for both events and their delegates. Clients can make use of the hotel’s award-winning bar, the Luggage Room, or signature restaurants by Gordon Ramsay.
With a total of 13 meeting spaces catering to a variety of events, from small seminars and board meetings to conferences of up to 1,000 people. The hotel now enters a new era for events, with the recently completed renovation of the Westminster Ballroom which features natural daylight in 765m2 of pillar-free function space.
The Lowry Hotel
Opened in April 2001 Manchester’s most fashionable hotel, the award-winning five star Lowry Hotel, is ideally situated on the banks of the River Irwell on the Salford-Manchester boundary. The Lowry Hotel makes a bold contemporary architectural statement with its dramatic, curved, glass-fronted façade that creates a light and airy feel within the hotel interior.
At The Lowry Hotel cutting-edge design blends seamlessly with an attention to detail and a level of personalised. Located in the heart of the city, The Lowry Hotel is minutes away from the commercial and retail districts, and just 10 miles from Manchester International Airport. The Lowry Hotel has a self-contained floor dedicated to conference and banqueting with a separate entrance at street level. All function suites are equipped with the latest technology, and events can be tailor-made to accommodate a maximum of 600 people.
Situated on the outskirts of Durham in the Tees Valley, Wynyard Hall, is striking four-star hotel and event venue providing an exceptional guest experience.
Wynyard Hall was purchased by Sir John Hall in 1987 and served as his family home until it was opened to the public in 2007. The family have invested £10+ million in the estate, renovating the exquisite historic building, developing The Gardens and opening up vast areas of the parkland to attract visitors.
Now in its 10th year, Wynyard Hall welcomes 100,000+ visitors every year.
Whilst a successful Hotel and Spa, the estate’s main revenue is driven through events. The Hall has four stunning State Rooms, which can accommodate up to 320 guests banquet style. The Grand Marquee, is a purpose built, permanent event structure, set within The Gardens, which can accommodate up to 650 guests banquet style. Areas of the Parkland are popular for outdoor activities, such as clay pigeon shooting, Segway trails and quad biking.
Wynyard Hall is renowned for its quality standards and its ability to host large, logistically challenging events. The largest event in their annual calendar is the Christmas Fayre, which attracts 16,500+ visitors to the estate over 4-days.