The ICC Wales truly is a world-class venue. Whilst the 18 state-of-the-art meeting rooms have been finished to an incredible standard, it is the little touches of class & flexibility that are evident throughout the site, that help to elevate the entire venue to another level. Not only does it have Europe’s largest pillarless ballroom, but the green credentials and inclusivity of the place really are something special. And with Championship golf courses along with the 5-star Celtic Manor Resort being right next door (with masses of team building activities available), the ICC Wales has everything you need to host an absolutely unforgettable event. Go and have a site inspection as soon as you can – you will adore it just like we did.
The magnificent ICC Wales is a brand-new £83m joint venture between the Welsh Government and the Celtic Manor Resort. With 18 world-class meeting rooms, this stunning convention centre is the first of its kind in Wales and is able to accommodate events for up to 5,000 people at any one time. And with its state-of-the-art facilities, green credentials and top class catering, not only does it exceed all expectations but sets new standards in the event planning industry
Address: ICC Wales, Coldra Woods, Newport, South Wales, NP18 1HQ
Conference Sales Contact: Danielle Bounds – Sales Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1633 410 578 or +44 (0) 7918 630 467
Distance & time from nearest airport:
Distance & time from nearest railway station: Newport train station is just 10 minutes away by car – with Paddington train station in London a further 95-minute journey from there
The ICC Wales is a stunning 26,000sqm venue that is situated just a stone’s throw away from the M4 in Newport, South Wales. Having only just opened its doors to the public in September 2019 it promises to be major asset for Wales, enabling it to compete with any venue in the UK or beyond.
A superb auditorium, and a huge 4,000sqm pillarless ballroom (the largest in Europe) are amongst the 18 world-class, purpose-built event spaces here, with all of them having been kitted out with the latest technology. However, there is so much more to this venue than just it’s amazing event spaces.
The entire venue is very inclusive, designed and built with ease of access for those with a disability in mind. A great example of this, is the Changing Places Toilet including full lift and hoist facilities.
The ICC Wales is also rightly proud of its green credentials, being awarded the ‘Green Key’ status for its use of environmentally friendly facilities and building management systems. As well as being energy efficient, it was the little things like the water stations and re-useable water bottles that were handily scattered throughout the building that we liked.
Entering the site and making your way past the fabulous outdoor plaza, you are greeted by a huge and impressive red Welsh dragon. This plaza is a great place in its own right and makes for a really fab entrance point. From here, you can enter the stunning atrium with its super high ceilings and living walls that are dotted around - you can just imagine the branding opportunities, especially with the huge screen that is immediately behind the main reception desk as you enter the building!
From the atrium, all the main meeting spaces can be easily accessed, including the surrounding woodlands that you can get to directly via a dedicated bridge on the 1st floor. So, if you’re in need of a bit of time for mindfulness, then make the effort to venture outside and enjoy the ponder pods, wildlife watching stations and woodland walks that are available here.
Parking: There are 700 underground car parking spaces available, with a further 2,000 spaces in the Celtic Manor Resort
Coach / Bus Pick-up Location at hotel: Coaches can drop off directly outside the main entrance and there is a coach park as well
Number of bedrooms: In the immediate vicinity there are 1,700 bedrooms ranging from the 5-star Celtic Manor through to the 3-star Premier Inn
Number of floors: 3
Business centre: Yes. It has its very own dedicated Business Centre.
Wi-fi: Yes. Super-fast and an excellent free service throughout. A hard wire connection is also available at extra cost.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Here at the ICC Wales, they believe food is not simply to nourish the body but must also to nourish the mind and soul as well. It is this philosophy that is at the centre of all the food they serve and as a consequence they are raising the benchmark for conference catering with exciting new culinary thinking.
Using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, they are able to offer nearly any food you can imagine, all made to an incredible standard. From street food or sit-down meals, through to buffets or mobile bars, the ICC Wales has got you covered and is leading the way in culinary trends and nutrition. Moreover, they are fully aware of the ever-increasing concern that delegates have towards the environmental impact of events. Therefore, they have a programme to reduce waste wherever possible and recycle what they can, with waste food being used to generate power for the grid.
There are also two coffee shops at the ICC Wales, that offer a range of crisps and confectionary along with a selection of tasty bites for breakfast or lunch. Both are very relaxed places, with the first being located in the main entrance on the ground floor and the other located in the Plaza View foyer on the 1st floor.
MEETING / CONFERENCE ROOMS Spread across all 3 floors, the ICC Wales has 18 world-class meeting rooms and conference spaces, with each offering something unique to your event. What’s more, due to all the rooms being purpose-built for events, the flexibility here is superb. As a consequence, they can offer you and your delegates an entirely bespoke event in a truly wow space. So, whether you are looking to hold an event for 10 people or for over 4,000 people, there is a room here for you.
Designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible and with wellbeing in mind, the spaces here focus on bringing the outdoors in! Little touches of class are everywhere to be seen, with all the rooms being state of the art and feeling modern, bright and airy.
Large scale registration is best done in the main atrium, where 8 LED registration desks (complete with iPad docks) allow for fast check-in for your delegates. Otherwise it can be done on the large open floor spaces, outside each meeting room, that are dotted around each floor.
Situated on the ground floor, is the stunning 4,000 sqm Main Hall. Fully carpeted throughout and with 9-metre-high ceilings, this modern purpose-built exhibition hall is completely pillarless and, in fact, is the largest pillarless ballroom in Europe. Divisible into 6 sections, it is also wonderfully flexible too.
Again, masses of nice touches have been added to this space, elevating any event held here to another level. A great example of this, is that the large square LED architectural lighting panels in the ceiling can be individually coloured or used together to give zoning for exhibitions – we loved this!
This space would be perfect for exhibitions, awards, dinners or absolutely anything. There are also 2 entry points for direct vehicle access, making it perfect for car launch events. You can even hang a car from the ceiling – wow!
Natural light: Yes
Size: Sq.M: 4,000
Location: Ground floor
AV Equipment included: Full Colour LED Architectural Lighting Panels .
Completely state-of-the-art, this dynamic and inspiring space has fixed tiered, theatre style seating for up to 1,500 people. The Auditorium has two levels to it, with the ground floor having seating for 738 and the 1st floor having seating for 762 people.
Flexibility has not bypassed this room either, as the first three rows can be removed, thereby even giving space for an orchestra if required. Each seat has access to USB/power sockets, whilst also having individual fold out tables. We loved this!
As far as managing an event goes, this place makes it easy for you. Not only does it have dedicated production access and loading at stage level, there are also green rooms and a range of production packages available. So, whether it’s lectures, conferences, screenings or shows – this place is perfect for it. Trust me, this space is amazing.
Natural light: No
Location: Lower level on ground floor, upper level on 1st floor
AV Equipment included: An inclusion pack – Sound, lighting, screens, projector, technician, laptop, microphones, top table and lectern, comfort monitor.
Meeting Room 1
Also known as the Woodland Suite, Meeting Room 1 is a fantastic space that would be ideal for conferences, dinners, awards evenings or parties. Floor to ceiling windows with views into Coldra Woods are complemented by 6-metre-high ceilings, outdoor terraces and a foyer that overlooks the impressive atrium.
Able to hold up to 900 people as a single space in theatre style, it can also be split into two or three separate rooms, giving you added flexibility should you need it. And with an ‘outdoors-inside’ feel, and loads of rigging points, this brilliant room should definitely not be overlooked.
Natural light: Yes
Size: Sq.M: 874
Reception: 1,000 Theatre: 900
Location: 1st floor
AV Equipment included: On request.
Executive BoardroomLocated on the 1st floor, the Executive Boardroom offers seating for up to 20 people in a bespoke meeting space that overlooks the 2,500sqm outdoor plaza. An absolutely gorgeous handcrafted table sits centre stage in the room, that was made by the same Welsh carpenter who made one for the NATO summit back in 2014. A real wow factor and very impressive.
Tons of natural daylight flood the room, whilst intelligent lighting and integrated presentation technology are also available for you to use.
Natural light: Yes
Size: Sq.M: 51.4
Classroom: N/A – 20 Boardroom
Location: 1st floor
AV Equipment included: Clevertouch 65” Smart TV, data projector.
For meeting room capacities, layouts and further information please click here: https://www.iccwales.com/organisers/