Venues for Association Conferences

Leeds boasts a range of excellent and inspiring venues that are ideal for association conferences.

From classic, Victorian backdrops which bring an elegance and sophistication to your event, to contemporary and minimalist spaces that let you create your own look and feel, you’ll never have to look too far for stylish venues in the 2nd most popular conferencing city in the North. With large, spaces that can accommodate hundreds of delegates to intimate rooms for private conversations, Leeds has a venue portfolio that comes with locally sourced catering options, high level technical spec and experienced and professional teams that will be dedicated to make your event a success.

1. University of Leeds (Meet In Leeds)

Maximum capacity: 550 delegates

This leading UK University offers a comprehensive range of award winning facilities that are adaptable to accommodate most conference programmes and budgets. From high-tech lecture theatres, ample syndicate, exhibition and catering options; the University of Leeds can offer conference organisers and their delegates a memorable and all-encompassing experience. What’s more, the University can offer- year round, hotel style accommodation, perfect for those early starts and late finishes and if you are looking for some help with the organising the Meet in Leeds Team at the University of Leeds offer event management services to take some of the pressure away.

2. Leeds Beckett University (Well Met Conferencing)

Maximum capacity: 350 delegates

Well Met Conferencing offers a stunning choice of campus venues with their own individual style and flexible conference space, from Headingley Campus with over three acres of parkland to the striking Rose Bowl in the Civic Quarter. The latest addition to Well Met’s venue portfolio is Cloth Hall Court offering dedicated conference and events space just moments from Leeds train station with high spec, fresh and contemporary spaces, for up to 300 delegates. The venue includes boardrooms, classrooms, seminar and exhibition spaces all under one roof making it a great site for association conferences. With a range of city centre, accommodation within minutes of Cloth Hall, the venue is also an option for residential conferences.

3. Royal Armouries

Maximum capacity: 1,000 delegates

Located in a fabulous waterfront setting at Leeds Dock, The Royal Armouries & New Dock Hall offer the largest conference spaces in Leeds. The space at the Royal Armouries comprises two large halls, a purpose built lecture theatre and numerous breakout spaces along with four galleries which provide a memorable setting steeped in history for dinners and drinks receptions. Also on-site at Leeds Dock is a 130 bedroom-hotel and a multi-story car park; combine this with the Royal Armouries and you have a perfectly formed conference destination within a delightful area Leeds.

4. The Queens Hotel

Maximum capacity: 500 delegates

This landmark hotel offers an unrivalled location adjacent to Leeds train station in the heart of Leeds city centre. Enjoy the charm of this elegant Art Deco Grade II listed building, where a traditional concierge still works the reception area looking after guests. The Queens offers 16 conference and meeting spaces including the magnificent Queens Ballroom, which offers capacity for up to 500 delegates. Compliment this with 215 bedrooms including the dedicated business floor; the Q Club and the Queens Hotel is an ideal choice for those organisers looking for a venue to host everything under one roof.

5. Leeds Town Hall

Maximum capacity: 1,200 delegates

Leeds Town Hall is one of the city’s most iconic buildings; if you are looking for a venue that makes an impact then Leeds Town Hall certainly will create a memorable impression. From the magnificent clock tower to the exquisitely decorated Victoria Hall inside; delegates will not fail to be inspired. The Victoria Hall provides a beautiful setting for any event with its original decor featuring Corinthian columns and elaborate wall and ceiling plasterwork. The Town Hall can also offer 11 additional conference rooms; perfect for those conference programmes with multiple breakout sessions outside of the main plenary.