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Five Reasons to Meet in Nottingham

The Meetings Show, Excel, London 28-29 June 2023

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  1. Nottingham’s newest addition is already iconic. The canal-side Island Quarter with dedicated high end event space and restaurant by Masterchef: The Professionals Laurence Henry.
  2. Something for everyone. Largest event space at National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena accommodating up to 10,000 delegates with flexible configurations for all sizes of meetings and events.
  3. Impeccable green credentials. Eco hotel and green biodiverse surroundings for Nottingham Venues – the purpose built conference and event space for up to 1,000 delegates.
  4. Rural splendour. Set in rolling Nottinghamshire countryside just 20 minutes from the city centre, Goosedale is the perfect setting for business events and now has stunning lodge accommodation too.
  5. Fabulous hotel service. City suburb Mercure Hotel’s major revamp together with the hotel’s commitment to high standards of service, with onsite facilities including restaurant, bar, gym and pool, make it a great place for meetings.

Meet in Nottingham – the official convention bureau for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – works with venues throughout the city and county offering a wide range of options for decision makers looking for the right meeting and conference locations whatever their needs.

On 28-29 June, we will be showcasing Nottinghamshire’s comprehensive offer at The Meetings Show, the UK’s largest MICE trade event, and are delighted to be partnering with a great mix of venues that demonstrate the region’s wide range of options for buyers.

The Meet in Nottingham team at last year’s Meetings Show with Robin Hood

Our Events Manager Rachel Stewart said:

“Nottinghamshire is a great destination for corporate events and conferences. We’re a destination that has a proven track record of hosting a wide variety of events that fall within various sectors including sport, research, life science and academia.  This is due to our two world-class universities, strong medical links through our two NHS Trust hospitals and various sporting venues and stadiums.”

Cleaver and Wake – Credit Justin De Souza

Island Quarter

The newest development in Nottingham, The Island Quarter has already become an iconic canal-side destination, boasting three storeys of restaurants, bars, and events space. From casual all-day dining, drinks and entertainment at Binks Yard with its expansive outdoor terrace, stage and screen built for live performances, to refined dining at the Cleaver & Wake restaurant and bar, led by MasterChef: The Professionals winner, Laurence Henry, this multi-purpose venue is truly one of a kind. A dedicated high-end event space on the top floor of the iconic 1 The Island Quarter building, Upstairs at Cleaver & Wake has been specifically designed for corporate and private events for up to 200 guests.

Nottingham’s National Ice Centre and Motorpoint Arena is Nottingham’s largest venue by capacity

The National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena

This is the largest event space in Nottingham accommodating up to 10,000 delegates in the main arena. This dynamic venue houses several modern meeting rooms, conference spaces and activation areas to accommodate delegates from 2 to 10,000. Its central location, experienced team and range of options on offer make it a popular choice.

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Orchard Hotel at Nottingham Venues

Nottingham Venues

The East Midlands Conference Centre (EMCC), The Orchard Hotel, Jubilee Conference Centre, Campus Venues and Hugh Stewart Manor House together make up Nottingham Venues.

Having undergone a recent multi-million pound refurbishment, the EMCC is a leading, large capacity, purpose built conference venue in the Midlands.  Offering state of the art meeting and event spaces with a 520-capacity lecture theatre and 1,000-capacity exhibition hall which are supported by an additional 16 meeting and training rooms.  In addition, EMCC benefits from the on-site 202 bedroom 4 star hotel – The Orchard Hotel.  With sustainability at its forefront, The Orchard Hotel has achieved “Best Sustainable Venue” at the CHS awards in both 2017 and 2019, and is rated BREEAM excellent.

Located across three of the University of Nottingham’s campuses; University Park, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington, the combined Nottingham Venues portfolio of properties provides an unrivalled choice of facilities from teaching spaces and student accommodation including 4,000 bedrooms, sporting event venues with 40+ sports pitches and 550 meeting rooms.

Goosedale is set in 100 acres of rolling countryside


Set in more than 100 acres of rolling Nottinghamshire countryside just 20 minutes from the city centre, Goosedale accommodates up to 1,000 guests and parking for 400 cars. With a range of stylish suites and breakout rooms, Goosedale has the flexibility to host a wide range of events from weddings and conferences to meetings and trade shows. A range of 2,3 and 4-bed lodges have recently been added.

The Mercure Nottingham Sherwood has undergone a refurbishment recently

The Mercure Nottingham Sherwood

Mercure Nottingham Sherwood Hotel

The revamped hotel features a 42-cover restaurant, a bar and a meeting lounge as well as a gym, heated indoor pool, hot tub, steam and sauna. The 172-room hotel has been managed by Mercure from 2019.  The onsite carpark features with EV chargers.

So, that’s five compelling reasons to visit our stand, we are looking forward to generating new business for the city and county that will bring benefits to the wider local economy.

Posted on 12 June 2023

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