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VisitBrighton Convention Bureau Brighton Town Hall Brighton BN1 1JA United Kingdom

A guide for conference organisers

Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences

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Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences VisitBrighton Convention Bureau Brighton Town Hall Brighton BN1 1JA United Kingdom

Meet in Brighton, leave inspired‌ A guide for conference organisers


Welcome to Brighton This handy guide will help you choose your perfect conference venue. We’re proud of the vibrancy, creativity and best-of-all-worlds lifestyle that Brighton has to offer. Come and see Brighton for yourself, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Contents 2 4 6 8 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Experience the spirit of Brighton Our city has it all We’re a foot-friendly city We have a green heart A bite and a browse We’re here to help Venue menu The American Express Community Stadium Brighton Centre Brighton Dome Brighton Pier Brighton Racecourse The Grand Hilton Brighton Metropole Holiday Inn Brighton – Seafront Hotel du Vin

23 Hotel Seattle 24 Hove Centre 25 Jurys Inn 26 Lansdowne Place Hotel & Spa 27 Mercure Brighton Seafront 28 myhotel Brighton 29 The Old Ship Hotel – Puma Hotels Collection 30 Royal Pavilion 31 The Royal York 32 Sea Life Centre 33 Sussex County Cricket Club 34 Thistle Brighton 35 University of Sussex 36 Testimonials 38 City map 40 Contact us

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Experience the spirit of Brighton There’s a positive atmosphere in Brighton. The city by the sea has a passion for creativity, a desire to look at things differently, and a friendliness that attracts visitors from all over the world. Whether it’s the sea air that changes your perspective, or the lively North Laine that buzzes day and night, or the mish-mash of people, Brighton’s got that special something that will inspire you. 2


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Our city has it all One thing delegates love about our city is its vibrancy and best-of-all-worlds lifestyle. Whether it’s the sea air, the South Downs National Park, or our year-round festivals – there’s something for everyone. We’ve even got a Royal Palace built as a monument to decadence – proof that we’ve been at the forefront of entertainment and hospitality for over 200 years.

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We’re a foot-friendly city The beauty of Brighton is that everything is on your doorstep. It takes 10 minutes to walk from the station to the seafront hotels, or from Brighton Pier to the West Pier or from the Brighton Centre to the Royal Pavilion. And if you go on a 10-minute walk in any direction, you’ll walk past more shops and restaurants than you can shake a stick of rock at. 6


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We have a green heart Brighton is well-known for its green values and its low carbon economy, so it makes sense that our hotels and conference venues are always improving their carbon footprints too. We strive to balance the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, public transport users and motorists. On top of that, we’re home to the largest organic retailer in the country, various local food co-operatives and electric car initiatives.

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A bite and a browse From the big brand names of the high street to the personal welcome in the buzzing boutiques of The Lanes, there’s no shortage of shops in Brighton. Feeling hungry? Brighton has almost as many restaurants as it has pebbles on the beach, from authentic Indian to chic vegetarian to good old fish’n’chips.

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We’re here to help We have great relationships with all the venues, hotels and support services. Tell us what you’re looking for and we can help you find it. Not only do we know Brighton like the backs of our hands, but we’ve been helping people deliver successful conferences here for years. So call us and let us help you get started. What we can do for you: • Help you find the right venue • Source, negotiate and book accommodation via our free accommodation booking service • Put you in touch with all the services you need to make your meeting a success • Organise a familiarisation visit • Give you ideas for your social programme • Provide high-quality films, images and maps for your website, brochure and delegate packs

Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences

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Venue menu There are a variety of hotels both classic and modern, premier sporting venues, a purpose-built conference centre, universities, and even historic buildings that tell stories of Brighton’s once-famous residents. Venue The American Express Community Stadium

Max. Theatre

Max. Banquet

Max. No. of No. of Reception Meeting rooms Bedrooms Page

380

450

650

23

n/a

14

Brighton Centre

4,500

1,000

2,500

18

n/a

15

Brighton Dome

1,742

600

1,200

5

n/a

16

Brighton Pier

n/a

n/a

350

n/a

n/a

17

Brighton Racecourse

650

450

1,000

19

n/a

18

The Grand

800

600

1,000

13

201

19

1,300

1,200

1,300

28

340

20

Hilton Brighton Metropole

Holiday Inn Brighton – Seafront 600

336

600

9

131

21

Hotel du Vin

90

80

120

5

49

22

Hotel Seattle

80

70

80

4

71

23

Hove Centre

870

650

600

5

n/a

24

Jurys Inn

110

80

80

9

234

25

Lansdowne Place Hotel & Spa

150

170

270

8

84

26

Mercure Brighton Seafront

180

150

220

6

116

27

myhotel Brighton

50

n/a

50

2

80

28

The Old Ship Hotel – Puma Hotels Collection

260

180

300

11

154

29

Royal Pavilion

180

90

200

4

n/a

30

The Royal York

50

50

120

4

51

31

Sea Life Centre

300

n/a

400

1

n/a

32

19,000

900

1,800

17

n/a

33

Thistle Brighton

350

360

600

9

210

34

University of Sussex

500

250

550

15

850

35

Sussex County Cricket Club

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The American Express Community Stadium For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The American Express Community Stadium, home to Brighton & Hove Albion, boasts nine lounges, 14 executive boxes, five concourses and outside space for team-building activities. All lounges have plasma screens, built-in PA systems and wi-fi. These are perfect for a variety of events including conferences, awards ceremonies and corporate receptions. All facilities have air-con, natural daylight and spectacular views overlooking the pitch or the South Downs. Located on the outskirts of Brighton, the Stadium benefits from exceptional links to the A27 and A23/M23 to London. Falmer station is only a few minutes’ walk away, and an eight-minute train journey from Brighton or Lewes. Max. Theatre 380

Max. Banquet 450

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 23

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Bupa Lounge

380

650

450

559

Profile Lounge

150

550

350

461

Lower Gold N. Lounge

72

31

30

250

155

245

Mezzanine Gold N. Lounge 90

31

25

285

190

270

Mezzanine Gold S. Lounge 90

31

25

285

190

270

Upper Gold N. Lounge

50

25

20

140

80

124

Upper Gold S. Lounge

50

25

20

140

80

124

Boxes 1–12

16

10

18

10

22

Double Box

32

26

20

36

30

43

1,390

W. Stand Upper Concourse –

W. Stand Lower Concourse

999

S. Stand Concourse

946

N. Stand Concourse

1,188

E. Stand Concourse

1,083

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Brighton Centre For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Central and on the seafront, the Brighton Centre is within easy walking distance of the city’s major hotels, restaurants and attractions. With light, airy and spacious interiors, panoramic sea views and easy access, the Brighton Centre offers clients a flexible venue with the capacity to accommodate conferences of 100–4,450 Max. Theatre 4,500

Max. Banquet 1,000

Name of room

Theatre

Foyer

delegates via seven main meeting spaces and a further 11 break-out rooms. There is also 3,500m 2 of exhibition space. The Centre’s staff can offer exceptional knowledge and support to clients, gained from over 30 years’ experience in running high-profile, high-security, national and international events. No. of Meeting Rooms 18

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

800

150

70

230

Auditorium 1

4,500

800

2,500

1,000

1,941

Auditorium 2

597

Meeting Room 1

1,000

640

200

800

350

Office 2

20

2Bar

15

36

Syndicate 1&2

400/200

130/60

400

160/80

391

Syndicate 3&4

400/200

130/60

400

160/80

400

50

20

20

Meeting Room 3 Office 4 Meeting Room 5

50

30

30

The Restaurant

300

100

400

300

320

Mass Media

80

40

Meeting Room 6

50

30

30

Office 7 Meeting Room 8

50

20

20

– –

Meeting Room 9

70

30

30

Meeting Room 10

60

30

30

Office 11

40

20

20

Office 12

Office 13

20

12

12

Meeting Room 14

30

12

12

Meeting Room 15

80

40

40

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Brighton Dome For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Max. Theatre 1,742

Max. Banquet 600

Name of room

Theatre

Dome Concert Hall Corn Exchange

Photo: Tony Lee

With five historic spaces under one roof – Dome Concert Hall, Corn Exchange, Foyer Bar, Founders Room and Pavilion Theatre – Brighton Dome is one of the most versatile and stylish venues in the south. Part of the Royal Pavilion Estate, Brighton Dome combines state-of-the-art facilities with Grade I listed heritage, and can cater for smaller meetings of 10–80 people or larger events of 80– 1,742 people, with catering facilities, exhibition and break-out rooms available. In addition to hosting many of the world’s most celebrated performers, Brighton Dome can be hired for every occasion from gala dinners to conferences, or fashion shows to exhibitions. No. of Meeting Rooms 5

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

1,742

264

800

450

1,200

600

763

Founders Room

80

50

30

80

80

106

Pavilion Theatre

232

70

40

350

100

240

Foyer Bar

100

800

150

147

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Brighton Pier For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The Grade II listed Brighton Pier was built from 1891 to 1899 and is one of Britain’s most popular tourist attractions, with over 2 million visitors a year. Brighton Pier gives any event a proper taste of the seaside. All venues are available for hire with magnificent views of Brighton and the sea. Choose one of three venues that cater from between 20 and 1,000 people, with special menus featuring fish‘n’chips and Champagne. Brighton Pier also offers funfair wristbands, karaoke, live bands, caricaturists, palm readers, magicians and corporate rock.

Name of room

Theatre

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Horatio’s Bar

350

Palm Court

250

Victoria’s Bar

100

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Brighton Racecourse For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Set within 20 acres of beautiful countryside with panoramic views, Brighton Racecourse provides the perfect venue for any event, whether it’s a conference for 250 delegates or a party for 1,000 colleagues. Originating back to 1783, when the first official race meeting was held in the area, Brighton Racecourse is now part of the Northern Racing group, and offers a lot more than horse racing. There are 19 suites to choose from, along with picnic lawns and outside space. The energy that comes from the venue’s sporting roots injects life into any event and leaves guests with a memorable experience long after they leave.

Max. Theatre 650

Max. Banquet 450

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 19

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Grandstand Hall

650

1,000

450

985

Premier Hall

200

500

250

580 340

Silks Suite

150

60

200

120

West Pier

200

200

160

Prince Regent

150

200

150

265

Exec Box 1

25

10

8

Exec Box 2

25

10

8

Exec Box 3

25

10

8

Exec Box 4

25

10

8

Exec Box 5

25

10

8

Exec Box 6

25

10

8

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Winning Post

64

34

30

Marina

36

20

20

Sussex

20

20

16

– –

Channel

25

16

14

Owners and Trainers

100

40

40

Paddock Box

40

20

30

Pavilion

50

30

22

74

Queens Park

40

20

22

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The Grand For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

An iconic Brighton hotel, The Grand is perfect for any event from small meetings to conferences of up to 800. The main meeting room underwent a £350,000 redevelopment in 2011. This room can be sub-divided into four sections with audio-visual technology, unlimited suspension points and a dedicated event management team. Recently awarded an AA rosette, dining at The Grand is a Brighton must. There are 201 bedrooms that range from standard to sea view and suites, all of which have complimentary wi-fi. All delegates can use the Victoria Lounge with its great sea views, the fitness room and hotel car park. Max. Theatre 800

Max. Banquet 600

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 13

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 201

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

The Empress Suite

800

350

100

1,000

600

510

The Consort

80

40

40

100

60

172

The Regent

80

40

40

100

60

102

The Albert

200

100

60

400

150

176

Napoleon

20

10

16

12

35

Eugenie

20

10

16

12

35

George I

8

25

George IV

6

16

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Hilton Brighton Metropole For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel is an elegant, flexible venue for hosting small- and large-scale conferences, exhibitions, meetings and events. Providing nine exhibition halls, 31 meeting rooms and 340 bedrooms, plus an onsite AV company and business centre, this hotel is well equipped to manage your requirements. Dine at the sea-facing restaurant with bar and terrace, or relax in the indoor swimming pool with steam room and fully integrated 24-hour gym. The dedicated events team will ensure your conference is a great success. Smaller meeting rooms are also available, most with sea views, for your daily board meetings, seminars or events. Max. Theatre 1,300

Max. Banquet 1,200

Name of room

Theatre

Oxford

No. of Meeting Rooms 28

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 340

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

1,300

500

1,300

1,200

Cambridge

250

150

40

250

150

1,237 436

Durham

300

300

500

757

Regency

450

150

120

450

300

481

Ambassador

200

100

40

150

125

175

Clarence

200

100

75

200

200

267

Viscount

220

40

220

600

943

Chartwell

50

30

30

50

30

138

Hilton Meetings 1–9

40

30

25

57

Library

30

20

20

30

40

56 109

Lancaster

80

30

40

80

60

Osborne

50

30

30

50

40

98

Surrey Suites 1–4

30

18

30

57

Park Suite – Stanmer/Preston/Queens

180

100

50

235

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Holiday Inn Brighton – Seafront For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The Holiday Inn Brighton – Seafront has a range of event spaces available, with the largest suite, the Arundel, perfect for a conference of up to 600 delegates. The Glyndebourne, Ashdown and Lancing suites can all be sub-divided, seating 10–120. All of the rooms can be used for both meetings and private dining. Take lunch in the hotel’s stunning restaurant with panoramic views over Brighton’s seafront, or unwind after a busy day in the Terrace Bar and Lounge. Wi-fi access is free to day delegates and 24-hour rate bookings. Chargeable car parking is available on site.

Max. Theatre 600

Max. Banquet 336

No. of Meeting Rooms 9

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 131

Name of room

Theatre

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Arundel Suite

600

150

54

600

336

Arundel 1

300

75

36

300

160

218

Arundel 2

195

60

36

250

12

174

Ashdown Suite

120

60

54

175

90

120

Ashdown 1

60

25

24

60

50

58

Ashdown 2

60

25

24

70

50

62

Glyndebourne Suite

90

56

54

120

90

105

Glyndebourne 1

44

25

24

60

40

58

Glyndebourne 2

37

25

24

60

40

53

Lancing Suite

108

63

48

140

90

122

Lancing 1

60

37

30

70

60

74

Lancing 2

30

16

12

30

26

47

Lancing 3

30

19

18

30

30

41

392

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Hotel du Vin For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Situated in The Lanes a few yards from the seafront, Hotel du Vin’s 49 bedrooms are housed in a collection of eccentric gothic revival and mock Tudor buildings, erected by a wine merchant on the site of an old inn. Among its many features are a heavily carved staircase and eye-catching gargoyles, while the original double-height hall houses the wine bar and Laroche Wine tasting room. New additions to the building include the impressively large Dome room and Pub du Vin, a traditional pub with a du Vin twist.

Max. Theatre 90

Max. Banquet 80

No. of Meeting Rooms 5

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 49

Name of room

Theatre

Dome Ballroom

90

25

120

Banquet Exhibition (m2) 80

90

Hush Heath

60

28

60

48

63

SMWS Snuggle

20

22

50

22

Screwpull

14

14

9

Captains Table

10

10

10

22


Hotel Seattle For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The bright and spacious Hotel Seattle has stunning views of the waterfront at Brighton Marina. The three event rooms are each filled with natural light and have a private deck overlooking the marina. The flexible space allows you to create the perfect ambiance whether for a meeting, training or dining. The restaurant at Hotel Seattle has floor-to-ceiling windows leading onto a large, shaded terrace with sea views, and the modern British menus make the most of local and seasonal ingredients. The bright, airy, simply designed bedrooms all include an iPod docking station, flatscreen TV, desk, free wi-fi and hospitality tray. Max. Theatre 80 Name of room

Max. Banquet 70 Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 4

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 71

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Black & White

55

20

26

55

Elliott

50

30

26

50

30

Fremont

80

70

40

80

70

Madison

8

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Hove Centre For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Close to Hove station, and less than 15 minutes’ walk from central Brighton, the Hove Centre is a highly versatile venue, with three main function rooms all with wood panelling, and two with wooden floors. There are three smaller meeting rooms, ideal for conference break-out sessions, so you can adapt the venue to fit your needs. Facilities include air conditioning in syndicate/ meeting rooms, AV equipment, natural daylight with blackout facilities in main conference room, internet access, ISDN, PA system, stage, video conferencing and disabled access. The beach and a wide choice of hotels and restaurants are just a short walk away. Max. Theatre 870

Max. Banquet 650

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 5

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Great Hall

870

200

600

650

700

Banqueting Suite

250

100

200

200

230

Council Chamber

150

70

50

200

150

165

Committee Room 1

50

25

35

40

40

65

Committee Room 2

14

14

24


Jurys Inn For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Jurys Inn, one of Brighton’s newer hotels, is situated in the New England Quarter, a two-minute walk from Brighton station. This award-winning hotel offers 234 bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, and a selection of dedicated business suites ideal for conferences, meetings and events, the largest of which can accommodate up to 110 guests. There is also a bar, restaurant and the Il Barista coffee bar on site, while the buzzing boutiques and independent restaurants of the North Laine cultural quarter are a five-minute walk away.

Max. Theatre 110 Name of room

Max. Banquet 80 Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 9

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 234

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Suite 1

110

40

40

80

80

Suite 2

32

16

20

25

20

126 39

Suite 3

32

16

20

25

20

39

Suite 4

32

16

20

25

20

39

Suite 5

32

16

20

25

20

39

Suite 6

18

14

18

14

–

26

Suite 7

44

18

22

34

25

44

Suite 8

32

16

20

25

20

41

Suite 9

32

16

20

25

20

41

25 25


Lansdowne Place Hotel & Spa For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Situated adjacent to the waterfront, Lansdowne Place is a stylish, contemporary hotel with on-site spa facilities. On the border of Brighton and Hove, Lansdowne Place has eight fullyrefurbished meeting rooms available, all boasting wi-fi and natural daylight and can accommodate up to 250 guests. The Lansdowne Ballroom Suite is fitted with a built-in sound system and the executive Boardroom Suite, as well as the Caroline and Adelaide Suites each have 50� plasma screens that will link directly with your laptop. Additionally, there’s a dedicated on-site Business Support Centre to provide you with fax and photocopying. Max. Theatre 150

Max. Banquet 170

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 8

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 84

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

The Ballroom Suite

150

100

90

270

170

The Ballroom

120

80

82

180

100

189 127

The Reception Room

80

50

42

90

40

110

The Regency Room

80

50

42

80

80

85

The Caroline Room

35

25

20

35

80

38

The Garden Room

20

12

18

25

18

32

The Adelaide Room

30

20

18

30

18

42

The Boardroom

25

15

18

20

18

34

26


Mercure Brighton Seafront For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Known for its Regency grandeur and fantastic sea views, the Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel has 116 bedrooms and six conference rooms each with their own individual character, ranging from the sixth floor Coast View meeting room for 10 delegates to the ornate Regency Ballroom that can accommodate up to 150. The hotel’s dedicated meetings and conference staff are there to assist with the planning of your event and to oversee its success on the day. Conveniently located on the border of Brighton and Hove, the Mercure is a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Western Road. Max. Theatre 180

Max. Banquet 150

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 6

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 116

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Ballroom

180

80

60

220

150

Norfolk Suite

60

20

25

60

55

190 99

West Pier 1

30

12

15

20

30

49

West Pier 2

30

10

12

20

32

Coast View 1

60

12

25

40

40

42

Coast View 2

40

10

16

20

40

27


myhotel Brighton For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Described as where Freddie Mercury meets the Maharishi, the feng shui inspired myhotel is situated in the heart of the North Laine cultural quarter. The hotel boasts 80 stylish bedrooms and two dynamic event spaces named mercury and rishi. mercury, a bright, airy space, is perfect for board meetings, launches and presentations, while rishi provides a warm and intimate environment for creative brainstorming and smaller meetings. The beautifully designed merkaba bar is a spirited lounge and cocktail bar, while The Chilli Pickle’s award-winning menu offers an authentic taste of India’s many cuisines. Complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. Max. Theatre 50 Name of room

Max. Banquet n/a Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 2

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 80

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

mercury

50

24

22

50

66

rishi

30

22

20

30

44

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The Old Ship Hotel – Puma Hotels Collection For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The Old Ship in many ways reflects the city of Brighton, an impressive blend of history and modern innovation. The Paganini Ballroom, formerly the assembly room for Brighton, is once again hosting prestigious events and conferences for up to 300 delegates. The historic Cellars date back to 1559, and are the perfect setting for formal and informal gourmet dinners. The Old Ship’s bar and summer terrace have a more contemporary look and feel, while all areas of the hotel have wi-fi access. For a taste of the continental, you can enjoy a drink in the fabulous on-site Location3 Brasserie overlooking Brighton promenade and the seafront. Max. Theatre 260

Max. Banquet 180

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 11

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 154

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Paganini Ballroom

260

100

60

300

180

230

Regency

120

60

40

150

70

150

Gresham

40

25

24

60

40

70

Tudor

60

25

20

60

50

70

Fecamp Lounge

70

50

20

25

80

40

Boardroom

25

26

Syndicate 1

8

Syndicate 2

8

Syndicate 3

6

Syndicate 4

10

Syndicate 5

12

Wine Cellars

28

40

28

40

29


Royal Pavilion For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The state rooms of George IV’s sumptuous palace make an unforgettable setting for evening dinners and receptions. Up to 90 guests can enjoy drinks in the Great Kitchen, followed by dinner in the Banqueting Room below the spectacular dragon chandelier. With its dragon wallpaper and palm tree pillars, the Red Drawing Room creates an intimate atmosphere for cocktail parties, receptions and formal dinners, seating up to 30. The King William IV Room, with extravagant Chinese wallpaper, seats up to 60 and has a private entrance leading up from the Pavilion gardens. Other venues operated by the functions team include Brighton Museum, The Old Courtroom and Preston Manor. Max. Theatre 180 Name of room

Max. Banquet 90 Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 4

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Banqueting Room

200* 150**

90

Great Kitchen

90* 70**

40

– –

Music Room

180

William IV Room

80

40

80* 70**

60

Red Drawing Room

40

20

50*

30

Brighton Museum Entire museum (2 floors)

500

Ground floor only

300

152

Old Courtroom Theatre set-up Preston Manor Entrance hall

40

Dining room

30

* drinks **buffet

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The Royal York For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Individually owned with a team of friendly, attentive staff, The Royal York is a stylish boutique hotel close to The Lanes, Royal Pavilion and Pier. The hotel’s Regency-influenced modern styling creates an opulent look with a comfortable feel. For meetings and conferences, smaller rooms are available for groups of four to six, while larger suites can accommodate up to 50 people. All rooms feature widescreen TV, wi-fi and air-conditioning. The hotel also offers two karaoke rooms, serviced apartments and a superb restaurant and bar.

Max. Theatre 50 Name of room

Max. Banquet 50 Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 4

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 51

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Harry Preston

40

40

16

50

20

Ballroom

50

25

30

120

50

60 50

Fredrick

15

10

20

20

Fredricka

10

17

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Sea Life Centre For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

For a truly unique event, Sea Life Centre, the world’s oldest operating aquarium, offers the perfect venue. The Centre is in a beautiful Victorian building that first opened in 1872, and still displays the original architecture. Choose from the Victorian Arcade – magnificent Victorian architecture and 30 world-class aquatic displays with a capacity of 400 guests; Auditorium – banked seating surrounding the splendid tropical ocean display featuring sharks, turtles, tropical reef fish and a blotched fantail sting ray; Ocean tunnel – enjoy the underwater world and have an up-close-and-personal experience with the creatures without getting wet! Max. Theatre 300 Name of room Victorian Arcade

Max. Banquet n/a Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 1

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

400

300

Ocean tunnel

50

Education room

50

Auditorium

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Sussex County Cricket Club For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Having undergone an extensive £8m refurbishment project, Sussex County Cricket Club provides an exciting alternative venue for corporate meetings and events. Located in Hove, but only a 15-minute walk from Brighton city centre and all the seafront hotels, this venue provides an oasis of calm and serenity with its blanket of expansive green open space. All of the Club’s rooms are versatile and have fantastic views across the cricket pitch, and the Club has ample space for car parking if required.

Max. Theatre 19,000

Max. Banquet 900

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 17

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms n/a

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Dining Room

100

50

30

150

140

Long Room

150

70

40

120

130

– –

Board Room

16

30

16

Executive Box 1

12

20

12

Executive Box 2

12

20

12

Executive Box 3

12

20

12

Executive Box 4

12

20

12

Executive Box 5

12

20

12

Executive Box 6

12

20

12

Boundary Room 1

100

50

30

150

60

Boundary Room 2

100

50

30

150

60

Boundary Room 3

100

50

30

150

60

Boundary Room 4

100

50

30

150

60

Boundary Room 5

100

50

30

150

60

Boundary Room (whole)

500

250

800

300

300 75

Executive Suite

100

50

30

150

80

Stadium (concert venue)

19,000

Indoor School

1,200

600

1,800

900

860

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Thistle Brighton For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

The Thistle Brighton is situated on the seafront opposite the Pier. The hotel’s Promenade Restaurant was recently awarded two AA Rosettes for its à la carte menu, while light meals are served in the spectacular Atrium or trendy wwwater.bar. The conference area has six rooms that accommodate 6–60. The Renaissance, comprising both North and South suites, can each seat 120 theatre style, or when combined, up to 350. The Atrium can be used for exhibitions, receptions or dinners. The Library Terrace is perfect for smaller exhibitions and private events for up to 90 seated, and La Noblesse suite can cater for up to 80 for private meals. Max. Theatre 350

Max. Banquet 360

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 9

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 210

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Atrium

600

360

Byron

8

20

14

12

Coleridge

156

Keats

30

14

18

20

20

Shelley

30

14

18

20

20

La Noblesse

60

16

25

100

100

Renaissance

350

180

120

500

260

281

Tennyson

60

32

34

60

50

Wordsworth

40

20

20

40

40

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University of Sussex For more information or to book, please call

+44 (0)1273 292606

Sussex University’s South Downs-based campus sits just off the A27; has ample car parking, is a five-minute walk from Falmer station and an eight-minute train journey from Brighton. The Bramber House conference centre offers eight flexible conference rooms with AV equipment, plus restaurants and private dining suites at which buffet lunches, formal banquets and drinks receptions can be held. During the summer, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, exhibition spaces and 850 bedrooms become available for hire. From June 2013, a new state-of-the-art subterranean 500-seat lecture theatre with roof garden will also be available. Max. Theatre 500

Max. Banquet 250

Name of room

Theatre

No. of Meeting Rooms 15

Classroom Boardroom

Reception

No. of Bedrooms 850

Banquet Exhibition (m2)

Terrace Room

220

98

45

220

120

207

Gallery Room 1

150

70

40

150

100

150

Gallery Room 2

50

40

30

50

40

100

Gallery Rooms 1 & 2

250

120

250

180

250

300

250

300

500

Chichester Lecture Theatre* 350

A1 Lecture Theatre*

185

A2 Lecture Theatre*

280

Fulton A Lecture Theatre*

160

n/a

Fulton B Lecture Theatre*

160

Restaurant & Coffee Bar New Lecture Theatre*

Fulton 104 Seminar Room* 70 Mandela Hall*

70

36

90

120

450

350

308

Sport Hall 1*

550

666

Sport Hall 2*

450

570

* Available summer vacation only

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They came, they saw, they left inspired… Organisers and delegates all agree: holding a conference in Brighton couldn’t be easier or more enjoyable… the results speak for themselves. “VisitBrightonnarroweddownthevenuesinthe areatothosethatmatchedmyspecificationforour event. HavingLynnaccompanymeonthefirstvenue visitsalsohelpedmegainmoreknowledgeaboutthe area.Havingusedsimilarorganisationsinotherparts oftheUK,IcantrulysaythatVisitBrightonareup therewiththebest.”  Allison Lock, Communications & Events Manager Institute of Chartered Foresters

“TheservicefromVisitBrightonwas excellent,manygoodsuggestionsand plentyofsupportduringtheplanning.”  Sabine Faisst, Project Administrator The Brighton Collaboration, Switzerland

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“OurdelegatessimplylovedBrighton.Themeeting theme,‘SeriousFun’,trulycapturedtheessenceofour conferenceand theuniquenessofBrighton. Smilingwas contagiousatthisconference–innosmallpartdueto thecharmandquirkinessofBrighton.” Mark H. Epstein ScD, Executive Secretary  International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering

“Brightonisanexcellentdestinationfor conferencesandwewereablysupported byVisitBrightonwhosetupadedicated accommodationbookingsiteforus.”  Huw Davies, Chief Executive British Association for Supported Employment

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M1 M40

LUTON AIRPORT

M11

M25

M40

LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

55 mins

M4

STANSTEAD AIRPORT

M25

Ebbseet

M25 M3

GATWICK K AIRPORT Southampton

A2

40 mins

Ashford Dover

M23

30 mins

Folkestone

A23 A 23

M27

Portsmouth

M20

A27

BRIGHTON

Eastbourne

Getting to Brighton Brighton is under an hour by rail from London, 40 minutes by road from the M25, 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport and 90 minutes from London Heathrow. And when you get here, everything is a 10-minute stroll away. 38


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See you soon! Now this brochure has given you a taste of what Brighton has to offer, call us and we can answer your questions, recommend venues, and if you decide to go ahead, we can book your accommodation – all at no extra cost.

Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences VisitBrighton Convention Bureau Brighton Town Hall Brighton BN1 1JA United Kingdom

Photo credits: Front cover, AlanMackenzie Page 1, 12-13, ChrisHarrison Page 2-3, 6-7, KevinMeredith Page 8-9, 36-37, JerryWebb Page 10-11, KateBenjamin Brochure design: Harrison & Co www.harrisonandco.com

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VisitBrighton Convention Bureau Brighton Town Hall Brighton BN1 1JA United Kingdom

A guide for conference organisers

Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences

www.visitbrighton.com

Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences VisitBrighton Convention Bureau Brighton Town Hall Brighton BN1 1JA United Kingdom

Meet in Brighton, leave inspired‌ A guide for conference organisers


VisitBrighton Convention Bureau Brighton Town Hall Brighton BN1 1JA United Kingdom

A guide for conference organisers

Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences

www.visitbrighton.com

Contact us for free and helpful advice on holding conferences or meetings in Brighton. Call: +44 (0)1273 292606 Email: conferences@visitbrighton.com Go to: www.visitbrighton.com/conferences VisitBrighton Convention Bureau Brighton Town Hall Brighton BN1 1JA United Kingdom

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