Colchester today is a thriving modern town with an amazing variety of places to visit and things to see. The town has a great range of venues to suit your needs for hosting events, conferences, meetings, training and celebrations. From historic gems such as Colchester Castle, Town Hall or Layer Marney Tower, to modern purpose build facilities such as the University of Essex iLabs, Charter Hall, firstsite and Colchester Stadium Experience.
Colchester is easy to get to with excellent road, rail and coach links. Just 55 minutes by train from London Liverpool St, direct coach services to Stansted Airport, just 30 minutes from Harwich International Port and a choice of over 4000 parking spaces.
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2.5 hectares (6 acres) of gravel, water and woodland gardens, a large modern tea room and plant nursery.
Colchester's premier events venue featuring comedians, bands, orchestras, dance, specialist exhibitions and fairs and private functions.
Colchester Castle is the largest Norman Keep in Europe. Constructed on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius. The Castle Museum today reveals many fascinating layers of history to visitors.
The ideal civil ceremony and wedding venue located in the historic town of Colchester, Essex.
Firstsite's state-of-the-art auditorium has 190 generously tiered seats, a six-metre tab tension screen, and full HD projection.
Beside the River Stour on Essex/Suffolk border. Award winning restaurant offering great food, service and atmosphere.
The Mercury Theatre has a 499 seat Main House, a flexible studio space, bar and gallery all of which are available for private hire.
A stylish and contemporary bar and brasserie with a no booking policy but all day dining to ensure you get your table!
The Minories Galleries is a professional contemporary art gallery run in conjunction with Colchester School of Art & Design and Media.
The Pier at Harwich offers two superb restaurants, each very different in style and atmosphere, giving guests plenty of choice.
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Essex venues provide high quality facilities for small meetings and conferences up to 5,000, plus exhibition space up to 3,700sqms. The county's landscape provides a wonderful backdrop for any event, and wedding venues in Essex are second to none.
Close to London with effective transport links, an Essex venue is the perfect choice for your next conference, meeting or event. Providing a high quality experience with consistent professionalism, Essex will exceed your expectations!