York University of York - YC&E

Over 200 venues ideal for conferences, events, meetings across the campus, including floating pods, lecture theatres and exhibition areas, alongside the

historic Guildhall, which is our dedicated event space in the city centre.

  • High spec AV equipment as standard on campus, supported by our team of in-house experts
  • Free high speed Wi-Fi
  • Award-winning catering - bespoke menus available using seasonal, local produce
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Good Transport Links
Leisure Facilities
Onsite Parking Available

Frequent, fast train services to York from London, plus direct services between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport. The University is a short bus (66) or taxi ride direct from the railway station Bus stop / Taxi rank outside the main station entrance. A taxi from the railway station will take approximately 15 minutes while a bus will take around 22 minutes. Pay and display parking is free between 6pm and 8am Monday to Friday, on weekends and bank holidays. https://www.york.ac.uk/about/transport-maps-parking/

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Summary of facilities and capacities
Vacation availability
March, April, June, July August, September
Year round anytime
March, April, June, July August, September
Theatre style (maximum)11901190
Cabaret style (maximum)324324
Exam style (maximum)8282
Boardroom style (maximum)4040
Exhibition space (sq metres)900900
Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)352352
University style bedrooms (max)795795
Day delegate rates from £38.00£38.00
24HR rates from £116.50£116.50
Meeting room only rates from £70.00£70.00
B&B rates from £65.00£65.00

- Sustainability:

  • Our Estates Services Environmental Management System has achieved certification to the ISO14001 standard
  • The University has maintained a Green Flag status since 2013, the national standard for public parks and green spaces
  • Our ecological management plan makes sure we provide spaces for biodiversity and wildlife to flourish on campus

- In-house Catering:

  • Our restaurants and cafes serve Fairtrade or Rainforest Alliance tea and coffee as standard
  • None of our main waste goes to landfill and we recycle more types of waste than local kerbside collections allow
  • Most of our fruit and veg is seasonal and from regional sources
  • In just three years the YORCUP scheme saved over 1 million single-use cups from going to landfill
  • We used the Latte Levy funds to place 25 giant single-use coffee cup recycling bins across campus, since the start of this initiative we have recycled over 28,000 cups

- Unique Spaces | Central Hall & Exhibition Centre

  • This auditorium, ideal for the main plenary for larger events, is located in the centre of campus, on the lake, close to the other venues.
  • Central Hall offers not only a picturesque setting but the facilities are internationally acclaimed.
  • With enough seating to hold a maximum capacity of 1,190 delegates, Central Hall is ideal for large AGMs.
  • The main seating area located in the centre at the front of Central Hall is large enough to house a full orchestra or theatrical company.
  • Exhibition Centre lies adjacent to Central Hall and provides a unique and modern venue.
  • The Centre includes 900m2 flat floored exhibition space along with 3 tiered lecture theatres and 6 flat floored breakout rooms.
  • Refreshments and buffet lunches can be served throughout the Exhibition Centre, however, for more formal dinners the Galleria Restaurant in the adjacent Roger Kirk Centre is perfect.
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