The Midlands is the ideal location for all types of conferences and events due to its accessibility. The region boasts great transport links from all over the country. It's located right in the centre of the motorway network, and cities such as Nottingham and Birmingham run regular, fast train services to London St. Pancras and London Euston. The Midlands also has some of the finest venues in the country and there's a vast array of spacious, picturesque and unique spaces on offer. Here are five of the finest.
17th Century country house Weston Park is ideally situated in the heart of the Shropshire in Weston-Under-Lizard. The venue is set in 1,000 acres of stunning parkland and houses an impressive collection of art and antiques. Perfect for smaller conferences, board meetings, client hospitality and company activity days, Weston Park can host events for up to 120 guests. This venue also guarantees the best security and privacy, and has played host to some of the highest profile business events over the years, including the G8 Summit Retreat Day and the Northern Ireland Peace Talks. The venue can be booked exclusively for the duration of your company event and all guests receive the royal treatment. Weston Park also boasts first-class accommodation; there are 28 traditional guest rooms available. .
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If you're looking for a venue that's both fun and spellbinding, Drayton Manor is an excellent choice. This outstanding venue is less than half an hour away from Birmingham city centre, and is conveniently located near the M42. The venue offers stylish suites, meeting rooms, and up to 43,000 sq ft of outdoor space, with a private outdoor area for delegates. Many companies have chosen Drayton Manor as their ideal venue for hosting corporate events such as product launches, parties, awards, team building and fun days. Companies can opt to exclusively hire the entire park, and a laser firework display over the lake can be incorporated into any package for the perfect grand finale.
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Hinckley Island/Jury's Inn
The Jury's Inn at Hinckley Island is a large, modern and stylish venue easily accessible from the M1. It's just 15 miles from Leicester and 30 miles from Birmingham. This venue is ideal for larger conferences. It holds up to 25 meetings a day for up to 850 guests. If delegates are in need of overnight accommodation the venue has 362 stylish guest rooms available, which include important extras such as room service and free WiFi.
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Alton Towers Resort offers many exciting corporate packages and is a great choice if you want a unique event experience. The venue has a state room, 8 syndicate rooms, 2 private bars and a private patio as part of its corporate offering. The venue can also support a large marquee for up to 3,000 people. Here's the really big selling point: delegates can spend time at the spectacular theme park and have a go on some of the most thrilling rides in world. Companies can also incorporate Corporate Premier Passes as part of their event to reward employees, providing them with that extra bit of magic for their company away day.
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Coombe Abbey is no ordinary hotel. It's perfect if you're looking for somewhere grand, historic and quintessentially English. The venue is located in the tranquil Warwickshire countryside, set in 500 acres of beautiful parkland with formal gardens surrounding a stunning lake. It's situated within easy reach of the M6, near Birmingham, Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Recently presented with a national accreditation for excellent levels of customer service, Coombe Abbey is a fantastic venue that will really impress delegates.
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