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Meeting Tips and Offers this Autumn

Planning an event this fall? Discover our fantastic tips and the brilliant deals we have available at our meeting facilities!

Are you in charge of organising your next department meeting this Autumn and unsure of where to start? Our Events team has come up with these top tips to help you plan your event and make it a success.


Number of Attendees

One crucial piece of information is your number of attendees. Your choice of meeting facilities will depend on this number, alongside the type of layout you wish to have in the room. Once you’ve identified the goal of your meeting, you will be able to determine which outline of the room will fit best.



Food is one of the key things your attendees will remember from the event you organise. Whether you opt for sandwiches, a working buffet or a restaurant lunch, the catering served on the day is very important as it not only will leave a lasting impression on your guests, but they will be able to work better when they aren’t hungry.


On-site Facilities

Finding a venue with flexible meeting facilities on site is important as it will give you more options for your event. Planning to have a big presentation? Need to split the audience into smaller groups? Want to enjoy a team building afternoon? Think about what you would like to do during the event so you are able to find a venue that can accommodate your different needs on the day.


Venue Access

When organising an event, we suggest that you consider where your guests are coming from. Some will travel by car, some by train and the furthest away by plane. Be mindful of this when booking your venue as it will likely have a repercussion on the final number of guests attending the event.


Looking for meeting venues in Essex? Why not try some of the most adaptable meeting rooms Colchester has available. Nestled in 320 acres of parkland, the Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes is home to 18 conference rooms that are able to cater a variety of events, from a small meeting to a big celebration.

Only 15 minutes away from the closest train station and easily accessible from the major road network, the hotel is conveniently located to ensure a great meeting day in Essex.


Ready to organise your Autumn event? Enjoy our great fall offers including 20% off your meeting (subject to terms and conditions) and shopping vouchers.


Call us on 0871 423 4821 or contact us directly for more information about your future event with us.