Venue Reading large conferences

LARGE SCALE CONFERENCES

HOST YOUR CONFERENCE WITH US IN READING

During the summer vacation periods, our University of Reading Whiteknights and London Road campuses offer a wide range of diverse facilities and venues to host your conference.

We host a number of large conferences every year, including academic conferences and corporate events. Our experienced Venue Reading conference team will work with you to co-ordinate your event to your requirements.

AT A GLANCE

Our main Whiteknights campus is set in 130 hectares of beautiful parkland

A range of facilities including lecture theatres, meeting rooms, breakout spaces, exhibition spaces, and conference dinners

Accommodation available in our on-site hotel and a range of options in our modern University halls of residence

A vast range of venues and facilities during the summer months

Dedicated event coordinator to help ensure everything goes to plan

Day delegate and 24 hour delegate packages available

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CONFERENCE & MEETING SPACE

Palmer building – Home to our largest lecture theatre (G10) seating 400 delegates. Multiple classrooms available throughout the Palmer building with capacities ranging from 28 – 91 delegates. The large foyer area can be utilised for catering or exhibition space.

Henley Business School building (Whiteknights) – With its unique and modern infrastructure the Henley Business School has multiple classrooms available with capacities ranging from 24 – 40 delegates, the largest lecture theatre seats 275 delegates.

Agriculture building – Situated on the main Whiteknights campus at the Early Gate entrance the Agriculture building has multiple classrooms over two floors with capacities ranging from 20 – 80 delegates, the largest lecture theatre seats 244 delegates.

ACCOMMODATION

The Cedars Hotel is located at the centre of Whiteknights campus, providing 36 ensuite bedrooms.

With over 2000 bedrooms, The University of Reading halls of residence on the Whiteknights Campus provide modern en-suite facilities available during University summer vacation periods.

This comfortable and affordable accommodation is ideal for large groups and summer residential programmes.

 

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CATERING

Our dedicated catering team can cater for all types of events; a working lunch delivered straight to your meeting room, buffets and finger food while you are networking, formal drinks receptions, and fine dining for conference dinners.

There are also restaurants, cafes, and food & bar outlets on campus offering a range of food and drink options.

SPORTS FACILITIES

The SportsPark on campus has a number of facilities including a fitness studio, floodlit all-weather hockey and football pitch, indoor tennis courts, and large grass pitches for activities.

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PACKAGES

Includes:

  • Venue Reading notepad and pen in the main room
  • Meeting room equipped with full AV facilities
  • Flipcharts as standard in every meeting room
  • Dedicated event coordinator and personalised signage for your event
  • Unlimited speciality tea and fair trade coffee, mineral water and biscuits
  • Sandwich lunch with fruit juice
  • Afternoon selection of cakes
  • Wi-Fi access throughout for every delegates
  • Onsite car parking

Includes:

  • Venue Reading notepad and pen in the main room
  • Meeting room equipped with full AV facilities
  • Flipcharts as standard in every meeting room
  • Dedicated event coordinator and personalised signage for your event
  • Unlimited speciality tea and fair trade coffee, mineral water and biscuits
  • Sandwich lunch with fruit juice
  • Afternoon selection of cakes
  • Wi-Fi access throughout for every delegates
  • Onsite car parking
  • Two course self-service dinner with coffee
  • En-suite bedroom for single occupancy
  • Full English or continental breakfast

Online Delegate Registration

We offer an online delegate registration service that can be tailored to your conference.

LOCATION

The University of Reading is in a prime location in the South-East of England and has excellent transport links.

Reading’s railway station has high speed links to and from London Paddington, as well as regular services to and from other cities around the UK. There are direct services to and from both London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports.

The University Whiteknights & London Road campuses are close to the M4 motorway allowing easy access by car.

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MAKE AN ENQUIRY

Our Venue Reading team is here to help, contact us below or make an online enquiry

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HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US IN READING

WE HAVE A RANGE OF VENUES AND FACILITIES FOR ALL TYPES OF EVENTS