If ‘location, location, location’ is at the top of your event planning must-haves, then look no further than Yorkshire.
Arranging a corporate conference, business brainstorm, management meeting or an exciting event? Yorkshire has a fabulous array of fantastic venues. Think rooms with a view, stunning stately homes, TV and film locations, amazing arenas, hot and hip hotels, plus the truly unique and unusual. City, coast and countryside… Making every business event special is business as usual in Yorkshire.
But Yorkshire is not just about its spectacular countryside and coasts. City centre venues like the Bonus Arena in Hull and first direct arena in Leeds bring in top international performers, plus enjoy world-class business facilities with a choice of contemporary designed rooms and versatile spaces.
Venues with a Difference
For something completely different and a real talking point, dip into The Deep in Hull, an award-winning submarium with over 3,500 fish, magnificent marine life and a range of versatile spaces for corporate events. Or why not ‘battle it out’ for a great booking and choose the Royal Armouries in Leeds for a business event? A museum displaying historic arms and armour, it is also perfect for conferences, banqueting and exhibitions in a modern waterfront development.
From boardroom to rustic barns the Camp Hill Estate in Bedale has 10 unique venues to stage an event, as well as adventurous team building activities. Make your event a roaring success at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the UK’s number one walk-through wildlife adventure, with nearly 400 animals, plus a choice of flexible spaces and state-of-the-art conference facilities.
Add getting off-road with Land Rover Experience on the stunning Broughton Hall Estate to your event plans. Near Skipton, the estate boasts a state-of-the-art driving centre with conference facilities for up to 80 guests nestled within 3,000 acres. Or how about a spellbinding redevelopment of four beautiful barns?
Transformed into a fabulous wedding venue, Wharfedale Grange between Leeds and Harrogate is now also available for business events, with facilities designed to inspire and engage.
Furlong or for shorter business events, jump to it at some of Yorkshire’s magnificent racecourses. Beverley, Doncaster, Ripon and York racecourses all offer conference, event and meeting facilities in stunning sports settings.
While on the spectacular Yorkshire coast seafront, Bridlington Spa and Scarborough Spa both provide a range of business event facilities combining modern comfort with the latest technology in iconic locations with sea views.
History and heritage are in abundance in Yorkshire. Set in breath-taking grounds and amid beautiful buildings are facilities for all events at the finest locations. At Castle Howard, the house and grounds have a huge variety of spaces, to host board meetings for 14 people to an event for thousands. Harewood House, the estate has secluded yet accessible rooms, accommodating up to 40 delegates. Carlton Towers is an adaptable location for a wide range of business activities, and ITV’s Victoria has been filmed at all of them!
Work and Stay
From classic to contemporary, urban to suburban, Yorkshire has a selection of impressive hotels, offering a vast range of event spaces and services…
Opened in the summer of 2019, Grade II listed multi-award-winning Grantley Hall is pure luxury, with a gym, spa, wellness facilities, fine restaurants and areas for small or large corporate gatherings, plus space in the grounds for marquee events. Exclusive use of Grantley Hall is also available.
With an impressive view of the iconic Humber Bridge, the Hallmark Hotel in Hull, has five flexible event spaces with capacity for two to 200 attendees. The nearby Beverley Arms is a completely restored 17th century coaching inn with quiet, private rooms for any business event, including The Scullery and The Old Kitchen. With a golf course and country club Cave Castle, also in East Yorkshire, is set in 150 acres of parkland just minutes from the M62 and has exceptional conference facilities.
Hazlewood Castle, between Leeds and York, is ideal for team building activities and further north a Georgian country retreat in 200 acres of rural North Yorkshire, Middleton Lodge, has a variety of business spaces for everything from a meeting for two to a conference for 200, with the option to enjoy exclusive use of the whole house. The Garden Rooms at Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn provides a multipurpose venue combining auctions with the arts, education and business events.
The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, now the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa, looks truly majestic after a £15 million refurbishment. Mix business with pleasure in the luxury bars and spa, plus for meetings, celebrations, conferences and exhibitions there are 14 stunning suites for up to 500 people. Still in the town and close to Pavilions of Harrogate, is the Yorkshire Event Centre, the largest event and conference space in the north of England, while Harrogate Convention Centre delivers worldclass facilities in a contemporary space.
Inner City Convenience
Get the train in for some business training or for other corporate requirements at Yorkshire hotels located next to major railway stations.
Accessible and awe-inspiring in sophisticated surroundings, The Queens Hotel in Leeds has long been a go-to destination for any business function, while The Grand Hotel & Spa, York serves up team building at The Cookery School and has quality meeting rooms, event spaces and conference facilities. Originally built in 1906 as a ‘palace of business’, the opulent Grand Boardroom boasts views across York and the city walls.
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