Combining the inspirational natural scenery of lake and mountains with a fantastic range of first-class venues, the Lake District is a unique conference destination. Excellent road, rail and air links from the rest of the UK make access a lot easier than you may first think, bringing closer this perfect setting in which you can learn, communicate, plan and take time out from hectic daily routines.
Whether you are planning a small business meeting in an unusual location or an international conference bringing together hundreds of delegates from across the world the South Lakes is the perfect venue. For up to date information on Lake District Conference venues visit www.myplacecumbria.co.uk
South Lakeland's largest town Kendal is an excellent location to host a conference, large or small. This attractive market town hosts plenty of hotels, excellent venue facilities, quality catering establishments and good transport connections, all against a fabulous Lakeland backdrop.
There are a number of Kendal business conference venues that seat over 200; these include purpose built conference facilities at Castle Green Hotel, Riverside Hotel and Kendal College. Kendal Town Hall's Assembly Room can hold up to 350 and also features additional syndicate rooms suitable of holding 20-60. Kendal Leisure Centre can accommodate up to 600 people for conferences or exhibitions. In the town centre, within 5 minutes walk of the main car parks and station, the Shakespeare Centre can hold up to 100 plus 30 in two small syndicate rooms, the Brewery Arts Centre has small and large rooms seating from 20 up to 200 and Stricklandgate House has a small conference hall with break-out room seating up to 70.
In Kendal there are a good number of quality catering companies who can cater for seminars and events for 5 – 500 people. For larger sit-down evening dinners events establishments such as Castle Green Hotel, Brewery Arts Centre, Riverside Hotel, Stonecross Manor and Kendal College, (a specialist hospitality and catering college) can cater for up to 250 people.
Transport and Parking
South Lakeland has excellent transport links. Road - Kendal is 8 miles (approx 15 minutes) from junction 36 of the M6. Train - Oxenholme – The Lake District is located on the edge of Kendal – this station is on the west coast main line. It is a short taxi ride into town or people can change trains for a short connection to Kendal. National Express – stops in Kendal (570 service).