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The UK is home to some of the biggest and best venues for exhibitions and trade shows. If you’re looking for event space for an upcoming exhibition, whether you’re showcasing your business or your products and services, we can help. Every major city boasts a number of excellent exhibition venues. Do you need a massive venue, or a smaller venue?  Does your event need to be city centre or on the outskirts? Would you like something industrial or something more sleek and polished? Does your event need to be in one of the many exhibition centres in London?  Or perhaps in Manchester, Leeds or Glasgow?

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Venues for Exhibitions

Bolton Whites Hotel

Macron Stadium
De Havilland Way
Bolton (BL6 6SF)

Situated in the heart of the North West and fully integrated into the Macron Stadium, the Bolton Whites Hotel ensures all guests are never far from the action! Each of…

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Royal Lancaster London Hotel

LancasterTerrace,
London (W2 2TY)

There’s one thing that guests at the Royal Lancaster Hotel always seem to agree on – the views are breathtaking. With Hyde Park, the largest of the Royal Parks, directly…

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Chelsea Football Club

Fulham Road
Chelsea
London (SW6 1HS)

Chelsea Football Club offers 25 function suites, 60 syndicate rooms and the Great Hall which holds up to 900 guests. The Millennium & Copthorne Hotel provides 275 onsite bedrooms as…

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Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel

National Exhibition Centre (B40 1PP)

Just 10 minutes from Birmingham International Airport and next door to the NEC, the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel boasts 33 meeting rooms catering for up to 2000 delegates. The Hilton…

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The Grand Hotel Excelsior, Malta

Great Siege Road
Floriana
Malta (FRN 1180)

We promise every guest the luxury, comfort and superior service standards that you would expect from a luxury 5-star. Naturally we extend that service philosophy to each and every corporate…

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Osterley Park

Jersey Road
Isleworth
Middx (TW7 4RB)

Osterley House is situated on an internationally renowned estate of 350 acres of historic park and farmland which provide a tranquil oasis in West London. Once a crumbling Tudor mansion,…

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South Lodge Hotel

Brighton Road
Nr Horsham
West Sussex (RH13 6PS)

The hotel nestles on a secluded warm level terrace on a gentle south slope with fine views to the south and south-west across the Weald. The 93 acres of woodland,…

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The Brewery

Chiswell Street
London (EC1Y 4SD)

The Brewery has played host to many of London’s most iconic events, from upscale state functions and company conferences to televised music events and discreet boardroom powwows. Nestled amongst the…

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Central Hall Westminster

Storeys Gate
Westminster (SW1H 9NH)

As central London’s largest conference venue, Central Hall Westminster enjoys a prime location opposite Westminster Abbey and adjacent to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Built in 1912,  this…

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One Great George Street

Westminster
London (SW1P 3AA)

Located in the heart of London’s cultural and political life, the One Great George Street conference and wedding venue is surrounded by many fantastic landmarks such as the Houses of…

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Introduction to Exhibition Venues

Hosting a successful exhibition requires careful planning, and one of the most crucial decisions is selecting the right venue. The venue sets the tone and atmosphere for the entire event, reflecting the scale and significance of your exhibition. Whether you’re organizing a trade show, an art exhibition, or a product showcase, choosing a suitable exhibition venue can significantly impact the event’s success and create an environment that effectively showcases your exhibits and attracts a wide range of attendees.

The Benefits of Using an Exhibition Venue Finder

Utilizing an exhibition venue finder service can streamline the process of finding the ideal location for your event. These services provide access to a curated database of exhibition venues, allowing you to browse through various options based on your specific requirements, such as floor space, location, amenities, and infrastructure. By leveraging an exhibition venue finder, you can save time and effort in researching potential venues, ensuring a more efficient and streamlined planning process.

Exhibition Venue Types and Considerations

When selecting an exhibition venue for hire, it’s essential to consider the type of exhibition you’re hosting and the specific requirements it entails. Here are some common exhibition venue types and factors to consider:

Convention Centers and Expo Halls

These venues are specifically designed to host large-scale exhibitions, trade shows, and conventions, offering ample floor space, loading docks, and infrastructure to support exhibitor needs.

Museums and Art Galleries

For art exhibitions or cultural showcases, museums and art galleries can provide a professional and curated setting, often with dedicated exhibition spaces and climate-controlled environments.

Fairgrounds and Event Centers

Fairgrounds and event centers offer versatile indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for various types of exhibitions, ranging from consumer shows to industry-specific trade fairs.

Repurposed Spaces

Thinking outside the box, venues like converted warehouses, industrial spaces, or even outdoor settings can provide a unique and memorable backdrop for exhibitions, allowing for creative and unconventional displays.

Venue Complexes

Some venues may offer multiple spaces or buildings within a complex, allowing for seamless integration of different exhibition components, such as exhibitor booths, seminars, and networking areas.

Considerations for selecting an exhibition venue may include its floor space, ceiling height, loading and unloading facilities, parking availability, and overall infrastructure to accommodate exhibitors, attendees, and any special requirements for your exhibition.

Event Planning and Logistics

Once you’ve selected your desired exhibition venue, it’s essential to plan and coordinate the logistics of your event. This may include:

Floor Plan Design

Work closely with the venue to design an efficient and engaging floor plan that maximises the exhibition space and provides a seamless flow for attendees and exhibitors.

Vendor Coordination

Coordinate with vendors such as exhibitor service providers, audio-visual technicians, and event staff to ensure they understand and adhere to the venue’s policies and requirements.

Attendee Management

Plan for attendee registration, crowd control, and any special accommodations that may be required, such as accessibility or VIP areas.

Exhibitor Management

Develop a comprehensive exhibitor manual outlining the venue’s guidelines, move-in and move-out schedules, and any specific requirements for booth setup, power needs, and logistics.

Vendor Selection and Management

Choosing the right vendors can significantly impact the overall success of your exhibition. Consider the following when selecting vendors:

Exhibitor Service Providers

Research reputable providers that offer comprehensive services for exhibitors, such as booth design, installation, and material handling.

Audio-Visual and Technology Support

Hire experienced audio-visual technicians or technology support teams to ensure seamless presentations, demonstrations, and multimedia displays during the exhibition.

Event Staff and Personnel

Work with professional event staff or personnel to ensure efficient event coordination, registration, and attendee management.

Security and Safety Providers

Ensure appropriate security measures are in place by hiring reputable security providers to safeguard the venue, exhibitors, and attendees during the exhibition.

Budget and Cost Considerations

Establishing a realistic budget is crucial when planning an exhibition. Consider the following factors:

Venue Rental Fees

Research and compare the rental fees for various exhibition venues, taking into account any additional charges for services or amenities.

Vendor Costs

Factor in the costs for exhibitor services, audio-visual support, event staff, security, and any other vendor services you require.

Exhibitor Fees

Determine appropriate fees for exhibitors based on booth size, location, and any additional services or amenities provided.

Marketing and Promotion Costs

Budget for marketing and promotional activities to attract attendees and exhibitors to your exhibition.

Legal and Compliance Requirements

Depending on the size and nature of your exhibition, you may need to consider legal and compliance requirements, such as:

Permits and Licenses

Research any necessary permits or licenses required for hosting exhibitions at the venue, such as event permits, fire safety permits, or temporary occupancy permits.

Insurance and Liability

Consider obtaining event liability insurance to protect your organization, the venue, and exhibitors in case of accidents or damages.

Health and Safety Regulations

Ensure compliance with local health and safety regulations, particularly for exhibitions involving food, hazardous materials, or specialized equipment.

Promotion and Marketing

Promoting your exhibition is crucial for attracting attendees and exhibitors. Consider the following strategies:

Industry Outreach

Utilise industry-specific mailing lists, trade publications, and online forums to reach out to potential exhibitors and attendees within your target market.

Social Media and Online Promotion

Leverage social media platforms, industry blogs, and online event listings to showcase your exhibition’s details, highlights, and exhibitor lineup.

Partnerships and Collaborations

Partner with industry associations, influencers, or complementary businesses to cross-promote and reach a broader audience within your industry.

Day-of Coordination and Venue Management

On the day of your exhibition, it’s essential to have a solid coordination plan in place to ensure a smooth and seamless experience. Consider the following:

Venue Setup and Exhibitor Support

Arrive early to oversee the setup process and provide support to exhibitors as they install their booths and displays.

Vendor Coordination

Work closely with your vendors to ensure they adhere to the venue’s policies and your event’s timeline.

Attendee and Exhibitor Management

Assign designated staff or volunteers to assist with attendee registration, exhibitor support, and any other attendee- or exhibitor-related tasks.

Post-Event Follow-up and Feedback

After the exhibition, it’s important to follow up with attendees, exhibitors, and vendors to ensure a proper wrap-up and gather valuable feedback. Consider the following:

Attendee Follow-up

Send post-event communications, such as thank-you notes or surveys, to gather feedback and insights from attendees.

Exhibitor Feedback

Solicit feedback from exhibitors to understand their experience and identify areas for improvement.

Vendor Evaluations

Evaluate the performance of your vendors and provide feedback for future improvement.

Event Data and Analytics

Analyse event data and metrics to measure the success of your exhibition and identify areas for improvement for future events.

Exhibition Venue Booking Checklist

  • Determine the type of exhibition and specific requirements
  • Research and compare potential exhibition venues
  • Consider venue floor space, ceiling height, loading facilities, and infrastructure
  • Check availability and book the desired exhibition venue
  • Review and understand the venue’s policies, contracts, and compliance requirements
  • Coordinate with vendors and communicate venue requirements

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