5 unusual conference venues
With conference season fast approaching, here are five interesting and unusual conference venues from Function Fixers.
Shoreditch Electric Light Station
Shoreditch Electric Light Station, home of the National Centre for Circus Arts, is a unique facility providing highly adaptable space for artistic companies and business clients alike. The magnificent Combustion and Generating Chambers, along with numerous smaller studios, are available to hire throughout the year and have been used for events as diverse as gala events, product launches, film and broadcast industry showcases, and catwalk shows.
There are 365 acres of natural woodland for you to enjoy at Woburn Forest, as well as the fantastic conference centre that overlooks the iconic lake, home to a vast array of water sports. Woburn Forest also features many of the team building options and leisure activities, available to corporate guests.
Ravens Ait is an enchanting island on the river Thames between Kingston and Surbiton boasting well-tended landscaped lawns, a superb riverside veranda and marvellous views across Hampton Court Palace grounds. It is a truly unique venue, specialising in Conferences, meetings, Christmas parties, away days, team building days and summer corporate events.
Society of Antiquaries
The Society’s prestigious apartments at Burlington House offer you a space rich in history and atmosphere, surrounded by historical objects and paintings that have been seen in museums and galleries around the world. The Conference Suite comprises the Entrance Hall, Meeting Room, and Council Room—which are fitted with state-of-the-art presentation facilities. The rooms can be hired individually or together for seminars, conferences or study days with up to 105 participants in attendance. When the Conference Suite is hired, the Entrance Hall is frequently used for registration and mingling, the Council Room for refreshments and the Meeting Room for lectures or presentations.
Copper Box Arena
The Copper Box Arena is a versatile events venue in the heart of the Olympic Park. It hosts a variety of sporting, cultural, community and entertainment events, including concerts, charity dinners, exhibitions, awards ceremonies and conferences. With all seating fully retracted, the main hall is 2,700 square metres of unlimited potential. In terms of layout, theme and décor, you have complete freedom to make sure your event looks and feels exactly as you envisioned. The arena can be subdivided in any way, to the exact layout and number of rooms your event requires; it is a truly flexible space which can be transformed to any theme.