A public private sector partnership of 18 venues all based in and around the County of Leicestershire has launched, targeting the conference and meetings sector.

Meet Leicester, led by an experienced Business Tourism Manager, Samantha Hall and an Assistant will be promoting the portfolio of diverse venues of Leicester and the surrounding area on behalf of the partnership of conference venues, aiming to increase business tourism into this easily accessible County.

Leicester is situated in an ideal location in the East Midlands within 30 miles of both East Midlands  and Birmingham Airports. With a mainline station and just 66 minutes from London St Pancras, easy access from the M1 it is perfect for delegates anywhere in the country, wherever they are based. With the buzzing, colourful and thriving City surrounded by lush countryside, canals and rivers it is a County of contrasts.

Meet Leicester provides a free of charge venue finding service to meetings and conference organisers nationally, regionally and locally.

Whether you have a meeting for 10 or 1000 you can contact the team through the website enquiry form, provide the details of the event you are organising and request a proposal.

The following provides a step by step guide to Requesting a Proposal.

Step 1. Get in touch! Request for Proposal

Contact Meet Leicester by filling in the Enquiry Form with your event details and these are then inputted into the Enquiry Management System.

 Step 2. We will draw up a short list of venues

The enquiry is circulated, to all suitable member venues throughout the County that meet the criteria to hold the event. Venues are asked to log-in to the system and respond.

 Step 3. We will contact our venues, obtaining rates and availability

Having received all the responses from the venues, we will collate a personal proposal which is sent via an email to you.

 Step 4. You compare venues like for like

You can then browse through the proposal at your leisure, viewing the various venues on offer.

Step 5. We manage your booking

Meet Leicester & Leicestershire will liaise with you at various intervals to ensure that all your requirements have been met and to offer assistance in organising site visits or help with confirming venues.

Other free of charge services provided include:

  • Organisation of familiarisation visits and site inspections
  • Free accommodation booking service
  • Connect you to local suppliers
  • Assistance in building social programmes and providing itinerary ideas
  • Composing a tailored bid for your event and providing support.
  • Local expertise and knowledge

Portfolio of Venues

Whether you require a modern, contemporary hotel situated in the City Centre or a rural retreat with team building space, a castle, exclusive use of the unique National Space Centre, a country house hotel we are sure to find the perfect venue for your next event.

Renowned for our sporting stadia and venues we have Premiership winners Leicester City football club, the Tigers Rugby Club, the County Cricket Club, an Elite Athletes hotel and Leicester Racecourse.

Take a look at the website, here there is the most up to date information on each of the venues with conference capacities detailed for each room in each venue.  Venues have the national Good to Go accreditation scheme, have achieved the Meetings Industry Association covid secure accreditation or have undergone thorough and necessary risk assessments to ensure that you and your delegates can feel confident in organising and attending your next event.

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