Built back in 1851, this majestic mansion house is a Grade II listed building that stands in hundreds of acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Once the ancestral home of the Sneyd family, it now serves as Keele University’s conference centre. Despite this transition, it hasn’t lost any of its grandeur and it certainly has the wow factor that your delegates will remember for a long time.
Address: Keele Hall, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
Conference Sales Contact: Emma Woodcock
Tel: 01782 732020
Distance & time from nearest airport: Manchester Airport is 38 miles away – just 45 minutes’ drive.
Distance & time from nearest railway station: Stoke-on-Trent train station is just 5 miles away – less than 15 minutes by car.
Parking: Yes, on-site for delegates
Coach / Bus Pick-up Location at venue: Directly outside
Wi-fi: Yes – all free
Meeting / Conference Rooms: 46
With 9 fixed lecture theatres, 37 seminar rooms, 1000sq.m sports centre, a 650sq.m Chancellor’s Open Space, Chancellor’s Lounge and a Registration Foyer, Keele Hall has a superb range of impressive meeting spaces as well.
Alongside all of these impressive meeting spaces, is the plan to build a 150 bed Courtyard by Marriot hotel. Set to be completed by October 2020, it will offer further flexibility to an already superb venue.
As the largest conference and banqueting venue in Staffordshire and with loads of natural daylight, The Ballroom is a fantastic space that can host up to 500 dining guests at a time or 300 in cabaret style. Able to be split in to two rooms (The Lakeside and The Courtyard) it is also wonderfully flexible too. When used separately, the former is ideal for exhibitions or presentations for up to 270 people, whilst the latter would be perfect for car or product launches for up to 250 people.
Forming the centrepiece to the upper level is the appropriately named, Great Hall. This stunning room showcases original features such as a huge stone fire place, heraldic emblems and ornate colonnade. For a drink’s reception or buffet for up to 100 people, we can’t’ think of a better place than this.
If however, you are planning a board meeting but want to keep the stately feel of the Great Hall, then the Sneyd Room is your answer. Able to seat 16 people around a single table, it is a fab space with an imperious air. For private dining, then look no further than the, Old Library. An absolutely glorious space that would be the perfect setting for a banquet of up to 45 people.
Finally, as a brand-new multimillion-pound addition to the University, the Denise Coates Foundation building is an incredible venue in itself. Boasting a 250-seat lecture theatre, along with a couple of other smaller rooms, it really is a fabulous place for any conference or award ceremonies.