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Top 7 Sports Stadium Venues in Ireland and the UK

Stamford Bridge, London

Our first venue is Stamford Bridge, home of the current Premier League champions, Chelsea. Centrally located in the city of London with quick access to two airports, Stamford Bridge is a venue that will really leaving a last impression on your attendees.

This stunning venue provides superior event facilities. With a choice of 24 function rooms and 60 syndicate rooms there is an event space to suit your needs, for 2 to 1,500 guests. With captivating views of the pitch, this London location is an excellent choice to inspire your guests.

 Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City is a stunning venue for a conference and event but also has some truly unique features to offer you and your delegates. Get creative with your delegates in one of the unique experience boxes especially designed with Harvey Nichols and EA Sports.

Complete with commanding, panoramic views of the stadium, all of our hospitality boxes put you at the very heart of the club.

For ultimate sports fans, why not lose yourself in the EA SPORTS box, complete with gaming chairs and the latest video games – perfect for a creative day out of the office. Besides these features the venue also has traditional event spaces with a scope for a capacity of 500 attendees.

Emirates Stadium, London

Another stunning stadium in London and one of the most modern, Emirates Stadium is another superb and unique venue in the England's capital. Completed in 2006, this home of Arsenal FC is one of the most state-of-the-art stadia in Europe. With stunning panoramic of the pitch from the conference suites all well lit with natural light, it's sure to wow your delegates. Offering an extensive range of suites that cater for business meetings of any size, from the 146 Executive Boxes for up to 15 delegates, to the Woolwich Suite catering for up to 500 delegates theatre style.

Twickenham Stadium, London

As the host venue for the final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Twickenham Stadium is a truly stunning and unique venue for your event. Located close to Heathrow Airport, the stadium boasts 25 large dedicated conference spaces and rooms, many providing attendees and delegates with a view of the famous playing field that has inspired the national rugby team.

There is also the purpose built South Stand Conference and Events Centre which is superbly equipped for events, complete with complimentary hi-speed Wi-Fi.

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Aviva Stadium, home of the of Irish football and rugby, is one the most impressive and unique venues in Ireland's capital city. The venue has not only played host to major international sporting fi xtures and concerts but has become one of the most popular conference and events venues in the city. Located centrally in Dublin only 20 minutes from the Airport, cater for a wide variety events with a capacity of 10 to 1,200 guests.  The emotion and heritage of the venue can add to the atmosphere of any conference by incorporating a venue tour or innovative locations for breaks around the business of the meeting.

Celtic Park, Glasgow

Celtic Park, home of Celtic FC and host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, is one of the premier meeting and event venues in Scotland. Ideally located just 2 miles from Glasgow City Centre & 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport, the rich history of stadium is sure to impress your delegates.

With executive boxes overlooking the pitch, bespoke suites and spacious lounges, whether you are hosting a meeting for 2 or dinner for 600, these unique spaces offer a unique experience & each can be utilised individually or simultaneously to facilitate larger conferences, seminars or workshops.  

Old Trafford, Manchester

Home of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, Old Trafford is a spectacular venue rich with history and tradition to leave a lasting impression on your attendees.

Boasting 24 large suites, some with panoramic views of the pitch, 155 syndicate rooms suite, there are capacities ranging from 60 in the historic Old Boardroom to 1100 in our iconic Manchester Suite.

There are also over 5000 free car parking spaces on-site to take care of all your guests including some with independent entrance and exits. Whether you’re hosting on a large scale or just wish to borrow a little inspiration for your event, Old Trafford is an event space that can raise your delegate's game.

Where NOT To Meet - 6 Scariest Meeting Places Throughout History

The scariest meeting places on earth? Can a meeting place REALLY be scary? You bet. 

There are many reason that a place can be deemed scary. It's history, it's atmosphere or just the downright creepy nature of it's surroundings. This is a list of what we think are some of the scariest places around the world to meet someone.

6. Door To Hell, Turkmenistan

After meeting above what they thought would be a rich oil field, Soviet engineers constructed a drilling rig which soon collapsed as they had mistakenly built it upon a gas deposit. After another meeting at the site of the collapse, the engineers decided the best course of action would be to burn off the gas. Estimating it would burn off in a few weeks, it's now four decades later and the fire is still burning. Adding to the fearsome appearance of the burning gas field, spiders are reportedly attracted to the heat and throw themselves in to it in their thousands.

5. Bhangarh Fort, India

Considered one the most haunted places in India, Bhangarh Fort is the subject of gruesome legend and reported paranormal activity. Local lore states that before his death a dark wizard cursed the Fort and all 10, 000 inhabitants with death. Not longer after his proclamation, the city was invaded and no one was spared. Compounding the spooky atmosphere, The Archaeological Survey of India has erected signs on the fort gate that it is prohibited for tourists to stay inside the fort area after sunset and before sunrise. Locals in the area say anyone who has tried to stay inside after sunset was never found

4. The Catacombs, Paris

Beneath the beautiful city of Paris there is a truly spooky place to meet. Some six million skeletons and thousands of unmarked crypts, more than 3 times the population of the city above. There are miles and miles of unmapped pitch black tunnels which would be so easy to get lost in. These seemingly endless labyrinthine tunnels are also said to absorb sound, making it unlikely anyone would hear your cries.

3. Sacred Valley Skylodge, Peru

Not frightening in a way we've shown yet, but this is definitely a place that is not for the faint of heart. Suspended above the Sacred Valley in Peru there is Skylodge, the world’s first hanging lodge, providing some of the most spectacular and frightening, depending on how you feel about heights, views of the Andes mountains.

 Getting to the pods are now mean feat either. With the options of scaling a 400m tall ladder or the alternative of heading up a mountain trail and then using a zip-line to zoom over chasms on your way to the pods. Coming back down from the lodge is equally as thrilling with the options of taking a zip-line or rappelling back down to terra firma.

2. The Hellfire Club, Dublin

Located on Montpelier Hill is the infamous Hellfire Club, originally constructed as a hunting lodge, was soon re-purposed for much more sinister meetings.

The members of The Hellfire Club purportedly used the lodge for holding black masses, and it is widely believed that animal and allegedly human sacrifices took place within In particular, they were known to sacrifice cats.

The members also left a chair vacant at each gathering for the Devil, who would allegedly visit in his loyal followers in the lodge, and even today many visitors claim they can get the smell of brimstone.  

1. Joint Security Area, North/South Korea

The Joint Security Area is more commonly known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone and is definitely one of the scariest meeting places in the world. This area marks the line separates North and South Korea.

Being at the centre of one of the world's most tense military and political fault lines, the DMZ has hosted numerous interactions between the North and South, including over 750 overt acts of violence.  Both sides stand ready to engage in war at a moments notice. Visitors are given strict instructions on how to behave once at the DMZ lest they antagonize either side.  

There is one room which lies exactly half way between both North and South Korea, and contains 1 soldier from each army. Opposing parties meet in this room to discuss peace agreements

Top Venues of The Week

We have decided that our favourite venues deserve an entire week of dedication rather than just one day. So, saying goodbye to Venue of the Day we say hello to Top Venues of the Week!

Let’s get the ball rolling…

1. Grand Connaught Rooms , London


Ideally located only a short distance from two tube stations, car parking facilities and a five minute taxi ride from three major train stations, Grand Connaught Rooms is perfectly situated for your attendees. The largest space is the aptly named, The Grand Room, which boasts 950 sqm of dynamic exhibition space and with room for a guest list of 1000 making it an ideal spacious area for large events. The venue also has a variety of smaller training spaces to suit any event needs.

2. The Gresham Hotel , Dublin

Located on O’Connell Street, Dublin, this venue is central to everything! It was newly refurbished in 2013, has over three hundred bedrooms and it is also host to twenty-three different conference rooms. With a huge variety of shapes and sizes on offer, you’ll have no trouble finding the right space for your event.

3.Thistle Euston Hotel, London


Located conveniently near London Euston station, and a few minutes from the Eurostar terminal at King’s Cross/St Pancras, Thistle Euston provides an ideal space for business meetings and events. The hotel has a variety of meetings rooms and suites which can accommodate up to 100 attendees.

Located in Glasnevin, DCU is only fifteen minutes from Dublin city centre. The college has a range of rooms & theatres on offer for any amount of guests. Whether you need a classroom for 50, a lecture hall for 250 or for the largest space on offer, 1000 guests, the choice is on offer.

5. Raddison Blu Portman Hotel London


Located right in the heart of the city centre, this venue is a superb location for small or large events. The entire first floor of the hotel is a dedicated area for conference and banquet facilities, complete with a separate entrance to allow delegates immediate access to the meeting space. The venue can host up to 600 guests in the grand ballroom, but can also accommodate smaller events in one of 12 conference suites available.