The Best City Venues for Conferences and Events

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The Best City Venues for Conferences and Events
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Anyone planning a conference or event in 2024 knows how important it is to find the perfect location – one with enough space, great food, technology that works, and design that helps foster connections among attendees. Planners should look no further than Convene, a hospitality oriented meeting and event provider.

Their venues include everything needed for a turnkey conference or event, including:

  • Full-service event production resources
  • Meeting and event spaces designed to maximize collaboration and productivity, each of which can also be custom-configured to accommodate various even A dedicated hospitality team that types and sizes
  • In-house catering run by seasoned executive chefs with a focus on providing delicious and nutritious meals and snacks meant to energize and invigorate
  • In-room A/V tools and technology inclusive of high-resolution projection screens, built-in cameras and microphones for a seamless hybrid experience, and top-of-the-line theatre-lighting systems
  • Digital signage screens and totems throughout each location, providing event branding opportunities
  • Established relationships with preferred external vendors for everything from entertainment, impressive high-end decor, gifting and favours, step-and-repeats and branded signage, and more

Convene recently acquired the storied UK event company etc.venues, and of their combined 14 venues across the UK, we are pleased to share our top choices for locations to hold conferences or events in the City:

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etc.venues County Hall – Perfect for larger groups and great views

Situated on London’s Southbank and overlooking the River Thames, etc.venues County Hall offers more than 68,000 square feet of multi-use meeting and event space across two floors, and can accommodate larger groups of up to 400. Conveniently located a short walk from the Waterloo and Westminster stations, it boasts breathtaking views of The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. It is ideal for any town hall, corporate off-site, single-room conference with break-out sessions, or networking reception. The historic County Hall building has been expertly restored, keeping many of the original features while incorporating high-quality design elements for maximum comfort and productivity.

Convene 22 Bishopsgate – Ideal for corporate social events

Centrally located within walking distance of 10 underground stations in the City of London, Convene 22 Bishopsgate is a premium destination for your upcoming event or conference. It is located within one of London’s newest skyscrapers and the second-tallest building in the City, an iconic part of the evolving skyline. Spanning nearly 38,000 square feet across two floors, this venue can hold up to 405 guests and boasts great views, sophisticated design, best-in-class sustainability practices, and a beautiful emerald bar perfect for post-event cocktails and networking in the centre of the space. It is ideal for conferences or events that include breakout sessions.

etc.venues 133 Houndsditch – The best for BIG

Located in the heart of the City of London, this space is the best for a big event with capacity for over 3,000 guests on flow. This space provides a blank canvas for your conference, event, or reception with a stunning atrium, lots of natural light, and a contemporary backdrop to host your large-scale, all-company celebration. Already a part of the Convene portfolio of brands, this etc.venues location is officially converting to a Convene location in April 2024, meaning the venue will soon be receiving a makeover, including new lighting fixtures, new reception desks, re-tiled flooring, and new art and furniture.

etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate – Perfect for an elegant affair

This venue has established itself as one of London’s most stylish conference and event destinations. Adjacent to Liverpool Street Station, this property boasts two expansive floors to bring your conference vision to life. With capacity to host up to 1,000 guests, this venue is meant for sizable meetings and exhibitions, featuring a sophisticated design and designed to serve as the perfect backdrop for inspiring networking and collaboration. Already a part of the Convene portfolio of brands, this etc.venues location is officially converting to a Convene location in April 2024, meaning the venue will also soon have new furniture in the gallery space to accommodate a variety meeting types as well as places for event guests to dine, aesthetic updates including new wallpaper and paint, and a curated mix of wall art by local London artists.

Learn more about the Convene portfolio of brands, which includes etc.venues, at www.convene.com and enquire about hosting your next event at [email protected].

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