I have recently had the please of arraging some conferences and seminars in various cities around the UK. As well as using premium venues such as 99 City Road – one of my favorite conference venues in London, I have also been arranging dates in smaller provincial towns such as Shrewsbury, Cirencester and Preston. However, a new venue for me is Ipswich and, I can truly say, its one of the most pleasant conference venues I have had the pleasure of using in recent years. Heres why.
Ipswich is a great location for conferences. It has transport links to the A14 and the A12, two train stations and is about main train lines from London and Norwich, is one hour’s drive from Stansted airport and even has a working global port. The city is considered a commutable satellite city of London, so it is therefore a hub for professionals working in the capital. This ideal location is one of the reasons why more and more events planners are starting to see the advantage of arranging their conferences in Ipswich.
Claydon, just five miles north of the town center, is just a 20 minute bus journey from Ipswich railway station, and there are excellent public transport connections between the two. For planning affordable conferences within easy reach of Ipswich, Norwich and London, there is no better location than to book your conferences in Ipswich than Claydon.
Venues for conferences Ipswich should be modern, spacious and air-conditioned. Your venue should be suited to your event; if you’re planning a day, half a day or overnight event. Hotels have the added attraction of providing onsite lodging for delegates who are staying overnight. A hotel with a restaurant will make planning your event easier, and will also make the conference more time-efficient as food and refreshments will all be available on-site. Hotels are also often the best choice because they are purpose-built venues with a choice of conference rooms and on-site car parking.
When planning conferences in Ipswich it is useful to choose a venue with a choice of rooms so you can locate one best to fit your requirements. Whether you need a board-room, classroom or theatre setup, the hotel which you choose should be able to accommodate this. Think about your number of delegates; rooms generally suit groups of 12 in a classroom setting to 150 in a theatre setting. Ensure that you are deciding on the best room for the number of attendees that you’re expecting.
Another factor to consider for conferences Ipswich is price; a day delegate rate of £29.95 for 15 delegates, for example, is very reasonable. Check what is included in this price, and make enquiries with your place into gear if you’re going to require the use of a photocopier, projector and screen, OHP, TV, video, DVD, internet access, or other facilities.
Ensure You’re choosing a smart, modern venue with all of the appropriate facilities and give the best impression of your business with your conferences in Ipswich.