England's iconic conference venues

Mar 31 2014, 16:14 IST
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The recreated dining room for servants has an interesting ambience and is often hired for small group meetings. The recreated dining room for servants has an interesting ambience and is often hired for small group meetings.
SummaryThe cities of Bath and Bristol have many iconic MICE venues offering bespoke experiences

repeat customers, the venue always offers something different. Curated tours of the exhibits are organised by the museum for these corporate guests.

No 1 Royal Crescent, one of Bath's most famous historic buildings, is yet another location for intimate corporate gatherings, suited particularly for cocktails and canapes. John Wood's residence, which also has living quarters for the servants, gives an interesting insight into the lives of the haves and have-nots of that era. The recreated dining room for servants has an interesting ambience and is often hired for small group meetings.

For a city that is famous for its thermal baths, it is rather unthinkable to visit it without taking a dip in its world famous waters. The Thermae Bath Spa, with its multiple pools, offers its guests the opportunity to go in for a relaxing treatment or take a swim in the rooftop pool soaking in the fascinating skyline of Bath's magnificent architectural edifices. The historic Cross Bath, across the road, can be rented for exclusive private events. Corporate delegates can also participate in activities like learning a cocktail masterclass at Circo or pickup the art of vegetarian cooking at Demuths Cookery School. MacDonald's Bath Spa Hotel is a popular conference hotel in the city. This property, along with Royal Cresent Hotel, are among the best known hotels in the city located in heritage buildings.

Bustling Bristol

Located a short train ride from Bath, Bristol is a bustling city with a different environment of its own. The fact that the city has always attracted artists and performers has attributed to its bohemian atmosphere. It's divergent attractions – from historic sites to modern marvels, has made the city a MICE destination with a difference.

The At-Bristol Science Centre is an unusual conferencing space overlooking the cathedral on one side and the planetarium on the other. One of the highlights of organising a corporate event at the science centre is the dining options available in terms of food offerings, and painstaking effort put in by the team of chefs in providing organic, locally sourced culinary delights. The planetarium space can also be hired after public hours, so you can have a meeting or a wedding under the stars. A non-profit organisation, the money made from conferences helps fund scientific workshops and classes for young children in the region.

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