Welcome to Yorkshire invites you to host your next business event in the county.
Yorkshire is the perfect place to host your conference or business event. Choose from a wide range of iconic venues and corporate activities, served by major motorways, rail stations, and Leeds Bradford Airport. From racecourses to museums, historic halls and castles, Yorkshire boasts a wealth of history, culture, and inspiration.
York is an ideal location to host a conference with its stunning scenery, rich history, and diverse culture. City Cruises York offers a unique venue for conferences, with its boats offering a picturesque backdrop for meetings and presentations. The boats can be customised to suit the needs of any corporate event, making it an attractive option for businesses looking to host a conference with a difference. Corporate and team building activities can also be arranged, with dining included. City Cruises York provides an ideal combination of stunning scenery, unique venues, and a wide range of corporate activities, making it an excellent choice for businesses looking to host a memorable and productive conference.
In the Race
Yorkshire is lucky to have a full range of well-provisioned racecourses with hospitality, parking facilities and even hotels. Audio-visual equipment and meeting rooms are all available, and the stunning surrounds give great backdrops for team photos and product launches.
York’s Racecourse has a range of versatile business suites suitable for exhibitions, product launches, and training days with a hotel on site. Many of the meeting rooms boast natural daylight, and some overlook the stunning Knavesmire and racetrack, giving your event a grand setting. Hospitality Managers ensure all business guests have guidance and expertise throughout the planning of the event, as well as organising their logistics and being present on the day. Come and experience the warmest welcome this side of the Pennines.
Catterick offers relaxed, rural setting with exceptional road network access makes it a perfect venue for smaller meetings and conferences outside of the city bustle. Just five minutes from the A1, Catterick Racecourse provides an ideal meeting place and with views over the lake in the centre of the course, can provide excellent value and a more informal feel than many of its larger competitors.
A stunning parkland location is offered at Pontefract, with Pontefract Park contained within the racecourse boundary. Easily accessible, being just half a mile from Junction 32 off the M62, the racecourse is ideally situated with close links to both the M1 and the A1. The team at the racecourse will guide you through your booking, and the on-site catering team, Huggamug, will design menus freshly prepared using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.
Day delegate packages for small groups are a great way to host your meeting or conference, providing you with a list of what’s included and the cost, right from the start. However, that doesn’t mean you’re limited to only the standard options, as you can also tailor the package or add on extras to fit your budget.
Meet in history
The diverse history of Yorkshire has resulted in some iconic buildings springing up for corporate events, from the Piece Hall in Halifax to the Mansion House in York – many of which are available for private hire.
There are many ancient, ruined castles to be found, but Bolton Castle has a roof and is available for hire, as are the magnificent surrounds of Bramham Park, Temple Newsam, and Wentworth Woodhouse.
Historical sites aren’t the only way to impress your delegates; Yorkshire’s unique and exciting museums also make great venues. Options include the Royal Armouries in Leeds (right next to a major train station) and the National Railway Museum in York (again, next to the train station). Ideal for everything from trade shows to awards ceremonies and receptions, all against the gleaming backdrop of magnificent steam engines or imposing suits of armour. Holding your event surrounded by historical artefacts is sure to make an impression your delegates won’t soon forget.
For those more artistically inclined, group visits and corporate events are also available at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth, both near Wakefield.
Down time and activities
Get everyone’s head “out of the office” with a group activity for your team with a difference. Outdoor activities for grown-ups are great for boosting employee morale, engagement, and motivation, and where better to hold them than the beautiful backdrop of god’s own country.
Designed to bring even the most introverted team members out of their shell, Farm Adventures near Masham ticks the box, as seen on our front cover. With hilariously wacky outdoor activities that you can’t find anywhere else, help blow away your office cobwebs and bring your team closer together.
- Sheep gathering
- Tractor driving
- Egg throwing
- Pig herding
- Welly wanging
- Farmer Olympics
Lost Earth Adventures also run team building courses in Yorkshire designed to improve transferable skills such as leadership, communication skills, planning, change management, delegation, teamwork, and motivation. Adventure is used as a vehicle for learning, and to test and challenge your group. During the experience, small team tasks will delve into the building blocks of teamwork, leadership, and communication.
From product launches to major conferences, Welcome to Yorkshire can help you select your next business destination – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance choosing your venue.