FAQs

Event Essex Accommodation

  • Is there anywhere I can leave my luggage?

    Both our Event Essex: Colchester and Event Essex: Southend campuses offer guests a luggage storage facility, which is accessible to guests both before and after they have checked in or checked out.

  • Do I need to provide my own kitchen equipment if I am catering for myself?

    Event Essex accommodation is offered as a single, ensuite room that has access to a communal kitchen. The communal kitchen is shared between six – ten guests, and is fully equipped.

  • Do you have smoking and non-smoking rooms?

    All Event Essex accommodation is operated with a non-smoking policy. However, there are plenty of public areas around both our Event Essex: Colchester and Event Essex: Southend campuses in which guests can smoke.

  • Is linen provided with all accommodation bookings?

    All Event Essex rooms come equipped with bed linen, towels, WiFi and complimentary toiletries. Guests also have access  to an iron & ironing board and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Event Essex Catering

  • Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

    Our experienced team of chefs are able to cater for a variety of different dietary requirements, including: vegetarian; vegan; halal; dairy-free; gluten-free. Please contact the Event Essex Team to discuss any individual requirements your guests may have.

  • Where are meals served, and at what time?

    All meals at our Event Essex: Colchester Campus location can be taken in our on-site catering outlets. Delegates will receive full information upon their arrival, which will detail the location of the catering outlets and at what time meals are served. Our Event Essex: Southend Campus benefits from a town centre location, with many bars, restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance.
    At both our Event Essex: Colchester and Event Essex: Southend campuses, buffet lunches and refreshments can be delivered to your meeting area.

Event Essex conferences, meetings and events

  • How will my delegates know where to go?

    For ease of navigation during your event, Event Essex provide comprehensive signage around our campuses. Colchester signage includes an event-specific map, detailing parking locations, accommodation check-in, meeting spaces and catering venues.

  • Do Event Essex provide AV equipment and technical help?

    Event Essex are able to provide state-of-the-art AV facilities in most of their conference and meeting spaces. Technical assistance and support is available throughout your event.

  • Where can I get help organising my conference or event?

    Our experienced event management team work with you every step of the way, taking you from your initial planning stages right through to event delivery. The Event Essex team are happy to supply you with a current tariff, floor plans, menus, AV information and a personalised programme. To ensure that your event runs smoothly, our trained team will meet your delegates on arrival and will be on hand throughout your event to help with any last minute changes and queries.

Getting to Event Essex

  • How do I get to Event Essex: Colchester or Event Essex: Southend?

    Both our campuses are easily accessible by car, coach or public transport. For more information, please visit our ‘How to Find Us‘ page.

  • Is car parking free of charge?

    At the Event Essex: Colchester Campus, parking is free of charge for all our guests (including coaches). Upon arrival, guests will be supplied with a parking permit that will entitle them to free parking throughout the duration of their stay with us.
    Parking at the Event Essex: Southend Campus is on a pay-and-display basis, and more information can be found on the University of Essex website.

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