Conference Centre at Venue Essex - University of Essex
Venue Essex is the one stop service for conference and event facilities at the University of Essex’s Colchester campus. The Wivenhoe Park campus has a wide range of venue options including the iLab and campus conference facilities making Venue Essex suitable for bookings from 2 to over 1000 delegates for both residential and non-residential events.
Located in 200 acres of parkland, on the outskirts of Colchester, the University is within easy reach of London by both road and rail. We can offer a range of accommodation in University residences and from Spring 2012 at the newly refurbished Wivenhoe House Hotel.
Our experienced Venue Essex team are available throughout the planning of your event and can supply you with a personalised programme, audio visual information and floor plans. You will also be invited to visit the facilities and meet with a member of the Venue Essex team to discuss your requirements in detail.
Venue Essex conference facilities will suit all budgets and requirements.
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Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Map reference: TM 027238 Lat: 51.87592 Long: 0.94333
If approaching the University from London and the South via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester Central. If approaching from Ipswich and the North on the A12, take the exit marked Colchester. Follow the signs to the University. Once on campus you should follow the signs to the Visitors Car Park. You may park in any of the car parks providing you are displaying a valid parking permit. Disabled parking is available in the Visitors Car Park
By Public Transport:
The University is served by the following Firstgroup buses:
From Colchester Railway Station: 78 and 78A to Valley Road;
From Colchester Bus Station: 74, 76, 77, 78 and 78A.
Ask for the 'South Courts stop'.
Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester (North Station) at approximately half-hourly intervals; the journey takes under an hour. Services also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Clacton/Walton
There are taxi ranks at Colchester North Station, Colchester Bus Station and in the town centre. The journey to the University normally takes about ten minutes and you should ask for the University Visitor's Car Park.
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Colchester North station
3 star campus accommodation within single en-suite rooms, available July - September.