The waterfront city of Plymouth has a renowned maritime heritage and is famously the home ofPlymouth Gin Distellery, but its workforce today includes a growing public sector contingent – notably in education, health, medicine and engineering – and several hundred marine-based businesses.
Name: Plymouth Pavilions Conference Venue
Address: Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF
Tel: 01752 522205
Web: plymouthpavilions.com Located in the heart of the city, Plymouth Pavilions is a multi-purpose venue suitable for conferences of up to 2,500 delegates and for seated banquets for up to 700 guests. The venue also offers a variety of backstage areas and versatile breakout spaces as part of the overall hire package. Prices are available on request from the venue.
Name: Mount Batten Tower
Address: 70 Lawrence Road, Mount Batten, PL9 9SJ
Tel: 01752 404567
One of Plymouth’s oldest iconic landmark buildings, Mount Batten Tower is available to hire and is suitable for hosting smaller, more intimate events. The venue can host a minimum of 12 guests and a maximum of 25. The ‘Prosecco and Canapes’ package, served on the roof of the tower, is priced from £12.95pp. Hire of the tower is priced from £300.
SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED
Name: Plumer House
Address: Tailyour Road, Crownhill, PL6 5DH
Tel: 0808 2306500
This modern business centre has a conference suite to cater for up to 150 delegates theatre-style and comprises seven boardrooms for smaller meetings, accommodating between four and 24 people. Amenities include unlimited tea, coffee and water, wifi, use of AV equipment, laptops and flipchart boards. Lead-in room rate from £110 per day; conference suites are from £350.
Name: University of Plymouth
Address: Plymouth University, Drake Circus, PL4 8AA
Tel: 01752 588992
The university hosts more than 300 events every year. It has 10 meeting rooms, three video conferencing suites and 17 state-of-the-art lecture theatre which seat from 90-280 delegates. It also has galleries and large open spaces to suit versatile events. All spaces are catered for with AV technology and the events team can provide support. Room hire is from £175 per day and DDR from £40pp.
ON A SHOESTRING
Name: Jurys Inn Plymouth
Address: 50 Exeter Street, Plymouth, PL4 0AZ
Tel: 01752 631000
Web: Jurys Inn is located adjacent to Plymouth’s historic quarter and Drake Circus shopping centre, less than five minutes from the railway station. There are 11 suites available for hire. Suite 4 is suitable for banqueting and can sit 36 delegates. Suite 6 has enough space for 120 theatre-style and can be used for large boardroom meetings. Smaller suites can cater to small-scale meetings. Call for lead-in prices.
OUT OF TOWN
Name: Kitley House Hotel
Address: Yealmpton, Plymouth, PL8 2NW
Tel: 01752 881555
This luxury historic house is located in its own private woodland estate just outside Plymouth, making it an ideal venue for corporate meetings and dining. The property has a number of conference and meeting rooms – the Fitzroyal Suite purpose-built conference room can hold up to 100 delegates. DDRs are from £34.50pp including lunch.
First Great Western operates trains between London and Plymouth. Drivers can use the M5 to connect to the A38 into the city. The drive from Exeter Airport takes around an hour.
Contact Conference Plymouth and Visit Plymouth for advice on organising a conference or event. Visit visitplymouth.co.uk/conference to discover venues and suppliers avaliable or email firstname.lastname@example.org.