Conference Facilities in the Midlands

The Midlands has one of the strongest regional economies in the United Kingdom. Pretty much every sector is represented in this region, from aerospace to construction, including biotechnology, manufacturing, and logistics. The Midlands' excellent transport links and wide range of business facilities have turned the region into one of the country's most popular meeting and conferencing destinations. Below you will find some of the top conference venues in this part of the UK.

Birmingham's Symphony Hall

Birmingham's Symphony Hall is one of the most awe-inspiring conferencing venues in the UK. More than 600 events are held every year at the venue's three meeting rooms and impressive auditorium. The Symphony Hall has a total capacity of 2,000 delegates and a catering capacity of 600. The auditorium layout (and particularly its 1.2 metre-high stage) is especially suited for presentations and speeches. In-house technical facilities include projectors, PA systems, screens, and microphones. The venue also offers the services of an award-winning catering team that can prepare everything from exquisite bowl delicacies to finger buffets, themed menus, and conference break menus.

Birmingham Science Museum/Thinkbusiness

This conferencing venue boasts a central location in Birmingham, as it is easily accessible via the M42, M5, and M6 roads and is only a few minutes away from the city's largest train stations. With its leading-edge design and state-of-the-art facilities, this venue is particularly suited for high-end corporate events. Conference organisers can choose to celebrate their event at three impressive spaces. Large events can be hosted at the Giant Screen Cinema room, which has a maximum capacity of 360 people and is fitted with all the necessary equipment for presentations. For mid-sized events, organisers can book the Thinktank Theatre, which can accommodate 180 people and comes equipped with the latest videoconferencing technology. The museum's Planetarium can also be booked for corporate events. This venue has 70 seats and is suitable for small conferences and seminars. Technical support and catering are also available.

The Custard Factory

Located right in the heart of Birmingham's creative quarter, the Custard Factory is an innovative meeting and conferencing space that has gained international recognition. This venue can accommodate up to 225 delegates in its stylish and well-equipped spaces. The venue's unusual architecture and historical value are what makes the Custard Factory a special space to celebrate a corporate event. Most conferences are held at the Old Library, a 19th century building that has been restored to preserve its Victorian grandeur. Conference breaks and registration can be held at The Dome, a spacious and modern space that overlooks a courtyard.

Heart of England Conference and Events Centre

The Heart of England Conference and Events Centre is ideal for anyone looking to organise a conference in an out-of-town location. Set in the heart of the peaceful Warwickshire countryside but still within easy reach of the major urban centres in the region, this venue offers flexible conferencing space to accommodate up to 450 people. Facilities include vehicle access and on-site parking, an in-house event management team, technical equipment such as LCD projectors, built-in lighting, and wall-mounted plasma screens, and air-conditioned rooms. There are 6 meeting and conference rooms available at this venue, as well as a coffee lounge and a terrace. Accommodation for delegates is available at the nearby Old Hall House.

Coombe Abbey Hotel

Coombe Abbey is a classic corporate events venue that is conveniently located off the M1 and M6 motorways. This elegant venue offers 10 different conference rooms with a maximum capacity of 500 delegates. The conference rooms at Coombe Abbey combine timeless decoration with state-of-the-art technology, being suitable for exclusive corporate events. Small conferences can be held at the Walnut conference room, whereas large events can be accommodated at The Cloysters or at the Centre Court conference centre. In addition, this venue offers four-star accommodation in stately rooms, as well as superb catering facilities.

Airbase Conference and Exhibition Centre

The Airbase Conference and Exhibition Centre is a rather unusual conferencing venue located in the outskirts of Coventry. This venue is set within the grounds of an aviation museum that is frequently chosen to celebrate corporate and team building events. Airbase is best suited to small conferences, as its rooms can accommodate a maximum of 32 delegates. The rooms are equipped with screens, projectors, smart boards, and flip charts, and a dedicated conference manager is available to ensure that everything runs according to plan. Catering services are available too, but organisers may want to take advantage of the venue's unique converted aircraft restaurant and treat their delegates to a memorable corporate event.