Conferences and events

Our Colchester and Southend Campuses offer a full-service conference package of top quality meeting spaces, accommodation and competitive rates to suit all your event needs. Speak to one of our teams about your event today:

  • Wivenhoe House Hotel, in the grounds of our Colchester Campus, offers event facilities for up to 250 people.
  • Event Essex arranges conferences and events in our University buildings in both Colchester and Southend. We can cater for up to 1,000 people in Colchester and up to 200 in Southend.
  • Our Business Incubation Centre, part of our Business Hub at our Southend Campus has meeting rooms for hire with capacities of up to 24 people.

Garden Suite conference room at Wivenhoe House Hotel The four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel is set in glorious parkland at our Colchester Campus.

A selection of function rooms are available, from the Boardroom which can seat 12 to the Garden Suite, comprising three rooms with removable partitioned walls and accommodating a maximum of 160 seated guests or 250 for a standing reception.

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Telephone 01206 863666


Ivor Crewe lecture hall used for exhibition space Our University offers a vast selection of flexible meeting and conference rooms. Our Colchester Campus has rooms with capacities ranging from 2 to 1,000 people, while our Southend Campus can cater for events for 2 to 200 people. Our Event Essex team will help organise every aspect of your event. We've hosted events from corporate meetings to trade exhibitions.

Find out more from Event Essex:

If you're looking for something a bit different for your next event, try our innovation lab (iLab) at Southend.

Event Essex

Telephone (Colchester) 01206 872358

Telephone (Southend) 01702 328336



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Our Business Incubation Centre, part of our Business Hub at our Southend Campus, has two meeting rooms that are available for hire, with maximum capacities of 24 and 15 people. Catering and office service packages are available.

If you're an external business interested in hiring a meeting room, please contact us to discuss your requirements or complete the booking form above and post or email it to us.

Business Hub

University of Essex, Southend Campus, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1LW

Telephone 01702 328300


Current tenants of our Business Incubation Centre can book a meeting room online.