You’ve got the meeting agenda and you’ve made up the delegate list. But the nightmare every planner faces is choosing the perfect meeting venue. We asked our corporate clients why they chose to hold their event at Royal Holloway and here is the list they came up with.
Deciding where to hold your meeting or conference can be tricky so it’s important to assess your business needs before you make any decisions. The beauty of Royal Holloway’s location is that despite being just a short drive from the M25 and Heathrow and just 40 minutes by train from London, it is set in 135 acres of beautiful parkland, providing an intimate, distraction free environment for those important meetings.
State of the art facilities
Number 2 on the list was our state-of-the-art facilities and versatility of meeting spaces. It’s important to seek out a venue that has all of the components that you will need available for your event. This isn’t just about the size and set-up capacities of the conference rooms, but also includes audiovisual equipment and microphones and whether there is technical support available. You may also need to be mindful of sponsor areas, registration, refreshment and networking spaces and whether you’ll be able to use break-out rooms.
Food and drink
Happy delegates are those that are wined and dined well! Royal Holloway’s talented team of award winning chefs takes great pride in creating a delicious range of food and drink options to suit every occasion and dietary requirement. We’ll even invite you to do a tasting session with the chef before your event to ensure you are getting exactly what you want. And what better way to “wow” your delegates than hosting an outdoor drinks reception followed by a BBQ in the beautiful South quadrangle, or a banquet in our stunning Picture Gallery or original Victorian Dining Hall?
If your meeting or conference is going to run for a few days, your delegates will really appreciate conveniently located overnight accommodation with free, unlimited Wi-Fi facilities. With over 2,500 bedrooms on-site, your delegates can enjoy a good night’s rest within a few minutes’ walk of both the meeting venue and the catering facilities.
Service with a smile
Feedback from our customers suggests that what really makes a difference is the service they receive from the moment of enquiry to the post–event follow up. By working in collaboration with our clients at every stage, the team at Royal Holloway can match and exceed expectations down to every last detail.