York York Conferences

York Conferences has a large portfolio of over 200 venues ideal for conferences, events and meetings at the University of York’s Heslington and City Centre campuses, catering for groups of 10–1,190 people. 

The portfolio includes floating pods, lecture theatres, exhibition areas and the brand new £26m Piazza building with a 305 seat lecture theatre, 200 seat dining area, and breakout spaces.

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Accommodation Available
Catering Options Available
Dedicated Technician
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Location and transport information

Due to its central location between London and Edinburgh (just two hours from London by train), York is the perfect city to host a national conference or event. Their venues are easily accessible by public transport with frequent buses between the city centre, train station and Campus.

Both of their campuses have large pay and display car parks, and pre-paid parking permits are available. There are also numerous disabled bays and charging bays for electric cars.

Full Venue Information
Summary of facilities and capacities
Vacation availability
July, August and September
Year round anytime
Theatre style (maximum)119090
Cabaret style (maximum)32435
Exam style (maximum)8020
Boardroom style (maximum)5025
Exhibition space (sq metres)90070
Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)34290
Hotel style bedrooms (max)6464
University style bedrooms (max)1000N/A
Day delegate rates from £33.00£33.00
24HR rates from £98.00N/A
Meeting room only rates from £130.00£130.00
B&B rates from £44.00£52.80

Meeting and event spaces that inspire

York Conferences has nearly 50 years of experience in organising conferences, meetings and events. Located at the University of York, they facilitate events and meetings across the University of York campus and in the town centre at King’s Manor.

Their portfolio of venues and meeting spaces features over 200 rooms, including floating lakeside pods, a 360 degree presentation suite, the iconic Central Hall, and the historic King’s Manor in the heart of the city, as well as the brand new £26m Piazza Building.

The venue works in close partnership with Mosaic events to provide a range of event management packages, including delegation registration, speaker management and income generation, or full end-to-end event management depending upon your requirements.

They also offer a range of high spec audio-visual equipment as standard in their meeting rooms and these are fully supported by a team of in-house experts. There is free high speed wi-fi available across campus and into the city centre.

Award-winning catering is served in a variety of food and bar outlets across campus. The chefs are able to offer bespoke menus using seasonal and local produce. They also offer onsite bed and breakfast accommodation throughout the year, which includes their Deliciously Yorkshire breakfast. During the summer there are over 1,000 bedrooms available, which can be block-booked or on a room by room basis.

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