Our Venues

The Forum

Led by our curiosity to innovate, we create outstanding meetings and training events. We have venues to cater for all capacities, tastes and types across both our Colchester & Southend Campuses.

We know how important the meeting space is to the success of your event, and with Event Essex you can be confident that you are getting a space that is suited to your needs. Our modern, traditional and innovative meeting and training venues offer state-of-the-art audio-visual technologies, including interactive projectors, widescreen monitors and digital document cameras.

  • iLab


    Think, create, innovate. Our iLab is an inspirational facility that is ideal for your next team away day, brainstorming session…

  • Boardroom Southend

    The Boardroom

    The Boardroom in The Forum offers a distinctive, high quality space with a range of IT and AV facilities available…

  • Essex Business School

    The Essex Business School

    Our landmark building champions sustainable design and offers an innovative setting to give your conference the wow factor.

  • The Forum Foyer event hire

    The Forum Foyer

    The Forum Foyer, located on our Southend campus, offers guests a spacious and modern reception area that is perfect for…

  • The Forum Lecture Theatre

    The Forum Lecture Theatre can seat 200 people in modern, vibrant surroundings with the latest in IT and AV technology…

  • The Forum

    The Forum Seminar Rooms

    The Forum in Southend offers modern, smart meeting and training spaces to suit a variety of uses.

  • Gateway building

    The Gateway Building

    The Gateway Building, located in the centre of Southend, offers a variety of different conference venues for up to 100…

  • The Hexagon venue hire

    The Hexagon

    The Hexagon, one of the iconic buildings built at the birth of the University in 1964, is located in the…

  • Ivor Crewe conference hire

    The Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall

    Our Ivor Crewe venue compromises of two lecture theatres with flexible layouts to suit a range of capacities for your…

  • Lakeview room

    The Lakeview Room

    Our prestigious Lakeview room is ideal for your high level meeting or executive lunch.

  • Lecture Theatre Building

    The Lecture Theatre Building

    The Lecture Theatre Building, located in the heart of our Colchester campus, offers a mix of 10 lecture theatres and…

  • Teaching Centre

    The Tony Rich Teaching Centre

    A high quality, modern space with a flexible layout ideal for meeting room hire or as a training venue.

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We offer a variety of standard and bespoke catering packages, all locally sourced and of the highest quality.

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Explore Britain’s oldest recorded town or the sea-side attractions of Southend from our ideally located accommodation.

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Contact us

Want to discuss your requirements with us? Our friendly customer service team is waiting to hear from you…