Whether it’s for work or personal use, at some point there will be a need to organise an event. From Annual General Meetings and business conferences, to birthdays and university graduations, we’ve compiled a list of venues which are perfect for any event.
We specifically haven’t mentioned wedding-specific venues, as we have already done that one (you can find that blog here!), but the venues below have been suggested by our social media following as the perfect place to hire for a events of all kinds!
Did we miss any out? Let us know in the comments.
Arundell Arms, Lifton
Located just one mile off the A30 in Lifton, The Arundell Arms is situated on the Devon and Cornwall border, making it an ideal business hotel for the South West. They are easily accessible by road and over 90% of Devon and Cornwall can reach them in under an hour, making The Arundell Arms the perfect conference venue in Devon.
It’s also perfect for big events such as an organization’s AGM. Their spacious dining room offers relaxed dining or banqueting for 80 guests with delicious cuisine, two bars providing popular meeting points and conference facilities seating up to 80 people.
Sandy Park, Exeter
Sandy Park has the flexibility to host everything from large exhibition events to small meetings, all within easy reach of the beautiful cathedral city of Exeter and the stunning scenery of the Exe Estuary, East Devon and beyond. Conveniently situated by junction 30 of the M5 and only ten minutes from Exeter International Airport, they pride themselves in being one of the South West’s most accessible Conference Centres.
They have a variety of versatile and dynamic spaces at Sandy Park, including the impressive Exeter Suite which has hosted a number of notable events, including exhibitions, award shows, charity gala evenings and Exeter Rugby Club’s annual End of Season Dinner.
Paignton Zoo, Paignton
If you’re looking for an unusual venue for your wedding reception, office party, meeting or conference, then look no further than Paignton Zoo.
Whether it’s a wedding or civil partnership, private party or business function, Paignton Zoo provides a great venue. Their excellent facilities, high standards of service and professional functions team make them the ideal choice.
Old Forde House, Teignbridge
Old Forde House is available to hire for conferences and meetings. You can choose from a number of different rooms to hold your function in. Each room will be set up to your specific requirements and equipped with flip charts and projectors if necessary.
Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Looking for a conference venue? Look no further than the Westpoint Arena in Exeter.
Situated on the outskirts of the City of Exeter in the beautiful surroundings of the Devon countryside, in the heart of the South West, the Westpoint Arena has extensive, free, on-site car parking, catering provided by award winning caterers “Posh Nosh” who locally source produce wherever possible, and it boasts an indoor space for meetings or conferences from 50 to 5,000 people in their Conference Room or Arena!
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
The Kitchen at The Donkey Sanctuary provides an impressive back drop to any event, with views over The Donkey Sanctuary and the rolling hills of Devon to the sea. This new space projects a tranquil atmosphere enabling delegates to enjoy your event and relax as they network.
Perfectly situated to serve the whole of East Devon and West Dorset including Exeter, Axminster and Honiton, The Kitchen is located just a few minutes from Sidmouth and only 13 miles from Junction 30 of the M5.
Rest assured, you will be provided with facilities and services to the highest standards at The Kitchen.
Whitehill Country Park, Paignton
Seeking an event space in idyllic countryside surrounds? Whitehill Country Park is beautifully situated in the rolling hills and can accommodate a range of functions to meet your needs. Their facilities are located within restored barns and farm building, providing a unique and charming atmosphere.
Their Hayloft Bar and Granary Bar is the perfect place for a wide range of functions ranging from weddings to conferences and much more. With a New Indoor soft play area, plus the option of bouncy castle, they are the perfect choice for children’s parties.
Bickleigh Castle, Tiverton
Bickleigh Castle is a beautiful, unusual setting for conferences where clients can not only enjoy attending their conferences but also relax and enjoy the beautiful estate during their breaks from their meetings.
They can offer their impressive Great Hall or their Upper conference room with breakout rooms being available for coffee or lunches.
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Woodhayes Farm Conferences, Honiton
The newly converted Dutch Barn offers an exceptional meeting space set in a working Art Gallery environment.
The innovative conversion of a traditional Steel Dutch Barn has preserved an example of 1930’s agricultural farm heritage. Between exhibitions/events, the space can be hired out to groups for meetings or functions.
Gara Rock, Salcombe
Planning a wedding, birthday celebration or business event? Gara could be the perfect spot! With beautiful sweeping views, Gara Rock couldn’t be more perfect!