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MEET Beyond London collection of venues


MEET Beyond London is run by tourism body Tourism South East and is dedicated to inspiring event planners, and showcases the array of unique destinations and high quality event venues around the region that rival London. From grand castles to contemporary museums. One thing that’s common for all of these venues is that they are perfect for hosting almost any event.

If you are looking to escape the ordinary and explore unique conference and event spaces beyond the city then you are looking at the right place. MEET Beyond London’s free, user-friendly platform allows you to seamlessly browse venues, and gain access to a range of helpful, resources including the all-new capacity finder tool., will inspire your search for the perfect location that reflects your brand and objectives. We aren’t a venue finding agency, we don’t charge a fee – we just love shouting about what great destinations we have and the amazing event spaces that stand out from the crowd.

Here’s a snapshot of MEET Beyond London meeting venues and destinations that will impress your guests


Pentahotel, Reading

MEET in Reading – for easy connectivity from London.

Reading has fantastic connectivity from across the UK and can be directly reached by rail from over 250 locations. The new Elizabeth Line, means it’s now reachable in under an hour from central London, making it a great choice for a one-day meetings, as well as overnight events.

Pentahotel Reading is just 10 minutes’ walk from the station and is one of the largest hotels in the town. With 206 bedrooms, and 11 meeting spaces this contemporary hotel can host up to 250 guests theatre style. At the heart of this hotel is the iconic Pentalounge: a unique space for breaktime, dinnertime, or playtime – complete with pool tables and playstations.

The riverside Crowne Plaza Reading, offers 122 luxurious bedrooms, 5 contemporary meeting rooms and a lavish banquet room with picturesque views of the River Thames for 180 guests. Just 15-minute walk from Reading train station, it’s another great alternative.

If a purpose-built conference centre what you need, Green Park Conference Centre is perfectly located near Junction 11 of the M4, easily accessible by car, and Heathrow. With ample parking and a theatre capacity of 250, it’s a top choice for many corporate events.

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Windsor Guildhall

MEET in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead – For luxury venues and historical grandeur.

As well as it’s well-known royal history, Windsor boasts luxury venues and stunning properties close to Heathrow, just 7 miles away.

The Castle Hotel is a magnificent venue right opposite Windsor Castle. It offers 108 Bedrooms and is home to the largest ballroom in Windsor. The grand Windsor Suite accommodates up to 400 guests’ theatre-style.

Windsor Guildhall is another dominate venue beside the Castle with a striking backdrop for up to 100 guests.  The Council Chamber houses a fine collection of royal portraits spanning the years between Queen Elizabeth I and HM Queen Elizabeth II and will certainly offer some unique conversation starters.

The  River Thames runs through the heart of this royal destination and provides a multitude of options for breakout activities, team building events and on-board conference and dining options.

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Chilston Park Hotel

MEET in Maidstone – The perfect blend of relaxation and productivity.

Escape the city, and explore the tranquil surroundings of Maidstone for your next event or board retreat. Just 1 hour by rail from London Victoria.

The stunning Chilston Park Hotel, is a Grade 1 listed country house set in 22 acres of parkland, offering 4 event spaces and 10 meeting rooms and a fine dining restaurant.

Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel boasts the largest event space in Kent with a maximum theatre capacity of 600, and 126 bedrooms.

Teambuilding and breakout solutions are plentiful across Maidstone, to enhance your event programme.

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Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford

MEET in Oxford – For inspiring academic venue

Conference Oxford represents 70 University and college venues in the city, offering outstanding facilities for every type of event.

For an event with a ‘wow factor’ the Natural History Museum is an excellent choice. Not only is it a stunning Victorian neo-gothic building, it houses the University of Oxford’s world class Natural History collections beneath the spectacular and highly decorative ironwork roof. This unique venue is an exciting location for a drinks reception and the opportunity to dine beneath the dinosaurs!

For a larger events, the Sheldonian Theatre is one of Oxford’s most recognisable landmarks with its stunning eight-sided cupola boasting a 360° panoramic view of the city. This Grade I listed building can host up to 726 theatre style.

You will be sure to deliver a high impact dining experience for you guests in the iconic Dining Hall at Keble College. The magnificent Victorian Gothic dining hall seats up to 300 guests. It will excite your guests and provide a highly ‘Instagram worthy’ backdrop… particularly with any Harry Potter Fans!

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