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Bright Event Space for up to 70 people in Central London, Holborn
  • £150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Our space offers a unique balance of cultural and historical charm mixed with functionality. Whatever the occasion, whether it’s your special birthday, a networking session for a start-up or a reception accompanied by a piano recital - it’s all possible here! Our space is available to hire by individuals, organisations and corporate businesses. Our location in the heart of Bloomsbury, steps away from the British Museum and many nearby restaurants, coffee shops and easy commuter links will surely leave your friends and attendees impressed. We have four rooms available to hire: The Music Room, the Screening Room, The Meeting and the Drawing Room. We offer 10% off to charities and discounted rates to local schools and on block bookings. Contact us to discuss. Please note that the published rate and minimum # of hours to book are flexible and it depends on the type of event, days of the week, timings & number of guests. So, it would be best to enquire if you are interested. The venue may have a separate cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.
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London’s fine wine boutique and alfresco wine bar
  • £200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
A modern wine boutique designed for every appreciator of fine wine. Located at The Royal Exchange, one of London’s most vibrant and prestigious addresses, a welcoming and intimate space dedicated to experiencing the world’s finest wines. This is where sophisticated city dwellers will find a range of rare, iconic wines to sample or purchase. As well as some of the most sought-after vintages, we source our wines from exclusively rare producers not to be found anywhere else. Never short of fascinating wine happenings and events. Its convivial setting that brings together the most refined drinkers and investors in the love for wine. From novice to expert our vision remains the same; we want our house to be your home. Guests longing for more privacy with delight in our Board Room on the second floor, the perfect space for hosting private and corporate meetings, events, celebratory occasions or even photoshoots. Daily rental options are available upon request.
SuperHost
Large Warehouse Event Space
  • £150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Cardiff, UK
Our warehouse venue is perfect for bringing your event to life. Hiring our venue means you get up to 22,000 of sq feet to build, design, move, stack, and decorate to your hearts content. No project is too big or too small. Our event space is a large city centre warehouse style venue with stage, bars and parking 2 Warehouse rooms with a ranging capacity of 100 – 1600 • 20 Meter bar in main room • 3 x Permanent Street Food kitchens • Large outdoor area
SuperHost
Unique Marquee and Outdoor Dining at Old Trafford
  • £250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Wiltshire, UK
This Outdoor Dining and Marquee is a great space for any kind of outdoor events. It is very spacious and you can be able to set it up according to your needs. Please contact the host for custom pricing.
SuperHost
Well-lit and Ventilated Versatile Open Space
  • £90/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Whether you'd like to host a launch party, exhibition, panel event or even a pop-up shop, our beautiful lounge is the perfect spot! A well-lit and ventilated open space with cosy furniture and an outdoor patio, the lounge has a fully equipped kitchen unit, as well as independent A/C and heating. Managed by onsite staff, we can accommodate all your event's needs (e.g. additional furniture, catering, flower arrangements, projector, etc.) - Just let us know and we'll sort it out!
SuperHost
Large Indoor Dining with 46 Capacity Space
  • £135/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Hotwells, UK
Large Indoor Dining with 46 Capacity Space for any kind of events and celebrations. You may contact the host for custom pricing on food and drinks.
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All in One Event Space in Bournemouth
  • £500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Boscombe, UK
This is for buyout of entire 3 conference rooms and boardroom for larger events. Please contact the host for custom pricing.
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River Dee
  • £64/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
Our Private Room with its fireplace and views to Westminster holds the charm offensive for your meeting or event. Please note that the published rate and minimum # of hours to book are flexible and it depends on the type of event, days of the week, timings & number of guests. So, it would be best to enquire if you are interested. The venue may have a separate cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.
SuperHost
Grey & White Themed Cathedral Room in Oxford
  • £220/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Oxford, UK
The Cathedral suite is our main conference and banqueting room with its own entrance. Besides air-conditioning, it benefits from large glass floor to ceiling doors which floods the room with natural daylight and allows access to a private terrace area. Designed for flexibility the room can also be partitioned into four separate rooms, perfect for anything from intimate meetings to celebrations for up to 200 guests. The Cathedral suite offers its own bar area which is ideal for refreshments throughout the day, all contained in one quiet area. Please note that the published rate and minimum # of hours to book are flexible and it depends on the days of the week, timings & number of guests. So, it would be best to inquire if you are interested. Day hire starting rate for our event and meeting spaces is at £2000. We have other listings available to hire. Please check it out and inquire for custom rate. *The venue may have a separate cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.
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Bowling Green
  • £500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • London, UK
The Bowling Green is our newly refurbished outdoor events space beside the courtyard on the ground floor. Perfect for informal get-togethers, well-being classes and the odd game of boules. There have been bowling greens here since the 1600’s (alongside bear-baiting, cock-fighting, drinking and gambling.) We just stick with the good stuff. Please note that the published rate and minimum # of hours to book are flexible and it depends on the type of event, days of the week, timings & number of guests. So, it would be best to enquire if you are interested. The venue may have a separate cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an average Convention venue cost to rent?
Convention venue rates typically average $211 per hour.
What is the attendee limitation of average Convention venues?
Attendee limits often vary with the size and features of a Convention venue, but average 148 people per booking.
What is the average hourly minimum of Convention venues?
The average minimum booking time for Convention venues is 3 hours.
What is the average square feet of a Convention venue?
There's a great range of Convention venues available, with an average size of 4545 square feet.
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About Conventions

While there are many types of conventions, ranging from corporate-oriented conventions to ones centered toward fandoms and everything in between, one thing remains the same: every one that shows up to a convention shares a common interest in the topic of the event. The key to drawing in more people to show up to your convention lies in choosing the ideal venue in which you host the convention.

Conventions are massively popular thanks to their focus on a common interest. To ensure that everyone attending has a fun and enjoyable time, choosing an event space that has some synergy with your theme is important.

It helps make the convention more memorable and allows guests to enjoy the various stalls and sections within your convention venue. Ensure that you get everything from enthusiasts to potential sponsors from larger corporations by utilizing a convention space that stands out from the rest.

When choosing a convention venue, thinking about who would attend as well as who would participate in the convention can help influence your decision. Everything from easy access to simple setup would help those setting up stalls and those attending the event to enjoy the venue and the convention much more.

The Best Convention Venues

Venues come in all shapes and sizes; the key is knowing which venue works well with what theme you have going on. With so many options to consider, starting off with some suggested venues may be just what you need to spark the creative process.

  • Indoor Sports Venues
    These indoor venues are great for medium to larger-sized conventions due to their size and customizability. Most of these facilities are bare due to the nature of their common use and this allows you to decorate the convention venue freely to suit the needs of your upcoming event. Look towards the Northridge Futsal Indoor Soccer & Basketball Venue as inspiration for your upcoming convention.

  • Warehouses
    Ideal for larger conventions and gatherings, warehouses are venues that are friendly to novice event planners due to the flexibility and the many ways in which you can modify the area to fit your needs. Many modern warehouses don’t have central support columns which allow you as a planner to collaborate with vendors to fit larger equipment and décor into the venue.

  • Outdoor Venues
    Great for conventions that are centered on nature or have an aspect of environmentalism in their theme, outdoor venues can make for a memorable convention space. Many of these venues are flat and have open space which allows you to designate sections that are focused on different topics and themes. With so much space, the only thing you need to consider when booking these locations is your proximity to electrical sources and outlets. For inspiration, look towards the various ranches and farms that are open to all types of events.

  • Event Spaces
    Whilst these venues are variable and can cater to a wide range of events, it's wise to look towards larger event spaces if your convention is sure to have a large turn-up. Many event spaces have different features and amenities so considering those whilst deciding on a convention site is important as it can help contribute to the success of your upcoming event.

  • Great Halls/ Banquet Halls
    Great halls are a great venue for a wide range of events, particularly conventions as there are many ways to organize the space to allow for both larger and smaller crowds. These venues generally have access to multiple outlets which means that you generally won’t have any problems utilizing electronic equipment whilst renting out a great hall for your upcoming event.

What to Look for in Convention Venues

Whilst looking for a venue is important, looking for features that contribute to your upcoming convention should also be considered. Having extra features and amenities already on-site means that there’s less for you to do, allowing you to enjoy the event more.

  • Security
    Depending on the nature of your convention, there may be expensive equipment located on the premises. Ensuring that everyone is safe and secure can make the event more enjoyable for those who attend. Consider venues that allow additional security services as well as venues that have designated entrances to ensure that nobody can sneak anything away through other accessways.

  • Size
    Generally, it is better to have booked a larger venue for your event than one that is too small. Having the right-sized venue is ideal but many venues are often larger than your convention. This seems like a problem but thanks to decorative partitions, the space problem can be solved to accommodate a smaller audience.

  • Location
    Having a location that can be reached by everyone taking part is vital. Choosing a location that allows everyone to reach it through any means, walking, public transportation, or private vehicles, is important as it can mean that a larger turn up for your event is guaranteed.

  • Features
    Having extra features on-site can make your convention flow much smoother. Features like Wi-Fi and many parking spaces are small features that, all together, add up to create a much more successful convention.

  • Themes
    Each venue has an overall theme that can either help or be detrimental to your convention. Ensuring that you have a theme that fits well with your upcoming convention can make it easier for you to plan and execute the event successfully.

Convention Inspirations

Finding the right convention space should not be too difficult. It mainly depends on the type of convention, how many people, and the theme. Here are a few good examples for inspiration.

  • Manufacturing Convention at a Warehouse
    What better way to utilize an industrial theme than by using a warehouse as your venue? These places are perfect for all sorts of industrial equipment, and it allows participants in the convention to bring larger equipment that would usually not be able to fit in smaller venues.

  • Comic Conventions at an Indoor Sports Facility
    Bright lights and open spaces, what more could you ask for? These venues usually have some sort of network available at the site, like Wi-Fi, which allows for more publicity as well as advertisement of the venue, which is always beneficial.

  • Hacker Convention at a Sectioned Event Space
    Allowing various teams to compete with each other as well as showing off various pieces of new technology, and sectioned event spaces can make a hacker convention much more successful.

  • Religious Convention at a Great Hall
    With many ways to utilize a hall, using it for religious purposes is not off the table. These venues have great lighting and have many conveniently placed outlets which allow for ideal speaker placement to let everyone attending hear the message clearly.