York Conferences has over 200 meeting rooms for hire and can offer you a range of diverse venues. We can cater for up to 1190 delegates in Central Hall, and our contemporary exhibition centre offers 900m2 of exhibition space. As well as our larger venues we have a variety of highly flexible meeting rooms, lecture theatres, and restaurants which can be used alone or in combination to cater for your event. Our unique venues date from historical 16th Century buildings such as The Kings Manor, right up to state of the art contemporary architecture such as the Ron Cooke Hub. York Conferences is a subsidiary company of the University of York and we hire the University meeting facilities on a commercial basis.
Whatever your event, York Conferences has a venue to suit your needs.
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Wide range of meeting rooms available for day meetings - ranging from small rooms, suitable for interviews, to tiered lecture theatres with a capacity ranging from 130 up to 1190 delegates. Included in the DDR: 2 course lunch with refreshments 2 servings of tea, coffee and biscuits A dedicated events coordinator Room hire All meeting rooms are equipped with a data projector and additional audio visual requests are welcomed by our Audio Visual Technical Team.
Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.
Central Hall is a great venue for large scale conferences and events as the tiered auditorium can cater for up to 1190 delegates or attendees. Central Hall is located at the heart of Heslington campus and overlooks the main campus lake, local to all of York Conference’s accommodation and impossible to miss.
The Exhibition Centre is our dedicated modern space, perfect for exhibitions and networking events in York. Overlooking the lake from the South, this flexible meeting space can hold up to 40 exhibition stands and has 900sqm of floor space.
The Ron Cooke Hub is the University of York’s newest £20million, 7000 sq. ft. 'melting pot' for engagement which overlooks the lake and its rich wildlife. A welcoming, naturally-lit, three-storey atrium leads you into a range of creative spaces where real engagement can take place with a range of clients. A café serves up hot and cold refreshments for informal discussion or post meeting chat. The large floor space itself is a practical and versatile knowledge transfer space dubbed the ‘Springboard’, which acts as a conference centre for large academic/business gatherings. As well as the option of lecture theatres and large exhibition spaces to engage larger groups, The Hub offers numerous smaller, more intimate rooms such as the impressive 3Sixty. 3sixty is a black box with 360 degree projection and sound and allows for total immersion in new technologies, benefiting both academic researchers and media companies wanting to use this space, for example. Balcony floors offer spacious study areas with PC workstations and more rooms for quiet meeting spaces. For a truly unique experience, three glass study pods on the lake can be booked for meetings, Ideal for small conferences, or used by students and staff as a quiet work spaces. Just two miles from York City Centre and easily accessible from the A64, The Ron Cooke Hub really does have it all.
The Roger Kirk Centre is a contemporary, large and airy venue that holds a restaurant, bar and Costa coffee bar that can be used separately or in combination to provide an outstanding dining experience. The Galleria Restaurant, with its raised gallery, features a large open area for dining for up to 450 delegates and the newly refurbished Essential! Bar, gives delegates and organisers the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee or use it as a drinks reception.
Derwent College offers an ideal venue for summer schools, day meetings and conferences for up to 329 delegates in one of the contemporary lecture theatre. The seats can be retracted to create a large flat floored space which is suitable for sport and dance rehearsals, or for an event that requires a cabaret style layout. With plenty of open space nearby it is the ideal venue for international summer schools, group team building, business meeting rooms and much more. Derwent College contains a range of plenary rooms, boardrooms and an excellent catreing venue ideal for any summer programme.
The Chemistry department offers a large lecture theatre for up to 177 delegates, as well as a number of functional break out spaces.
Located at Vanbrugh College with boasts lake side views and has a modern feel. In can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion.
The Biology department offers 3 lecture theatres with capacities of 102, 136 and 152 delegates, as well as 2 large and functional break out spaces. This contemporary buildings boasts a light and spacious atrium and is ideal for your delegates to network while enjoying their lunch provided by our award winning chefs.
King’s Manor’s history dates back to the 12th century, when it housed the abbots of St. Mary’s Abbey. Its later history features several Kings of England – Henry VIII named it the seat of the Council of the North, until its abolition in 1641. During the 17th century, the Stuarts regularly stayed at King’s Manor during their travels around the country. Throughout its long history, King’s Manor has seen many extensions and alterations, including the addition of a second courtyard. Today, the Manor is used by the University of York’s archaeology and medieval studies departments, in addition to providing a space for conferences, meetings, and of course, weddings. Catering wise, the manor can accommodate up to 120 buffet guests and 90 for a formal wedding breakfast.
Heslington Hall is a grade 2 listed building that was originally a 16th century country house, but has since been renovated in both the 19th and 20th centuries, mixing old with new to create a truly unique space. Ornamental features of the house yet remain, including the pendant stucco ceiling over the great hall, the stunning courtyard entrance and the towered staircases at the rear. The landscape gardens that surround host ‘the quiet place’ - an ideal garden of full of yew trees and carved hedges to unwind and inspire discussion. This space is ideal for effective team building exercises.