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Why your event deserves an Arena

Looking for a meeting space near Colchester?

Forget standard meeting rooms – upgrade your event to the best arena Essex has to offer and make your gathering or conference unforgettable.


More than just a capacity

Not content with a large-scale event space? Hiring an arena means that you have access to a venue that will go as far as your ideas. From conferences and exhibitions to award ceremonies, indoor cinemas, car shows, galas and large-scale team building – an arena can do it all.

Our Arena offers in-house catering for up to 2,500 people so your idea isn’t limited to space or practicality – whatever your guests want to eat, we have the space for prep, presentation and delivery.

Hiring an arena also allows the possibility to bring in props, stands and external suppliers; recently a national television company held their own festival in The Arena and had tepee’s, a stage, beanbags, deckchairs and much more. When it comes to your event, the choice is yours.


An exclusive experience

By hiring an arena, you are giving your guests, delegates, colleagues or clients the chance to experience business in a positive and impressive way. Forget meetings where you have to walk through a hotel to find your room, the toilets or somewhere to break out – in The Arena you can make the most of the space around you, in the way that suits you best with complete privacy and confidentiality.

Easily accessible and located away from any hustle and bustle, The Arena at Five Lakes is perfectly situated for those requiring a dedicated, focus-driven space. No more jostling for parking spaces – we have plenty. No unfounded restrictions or stipulations – use all the space in its entirety or just a portion of it.

Events are important to those who host them, that’s why an arena can generate atmosphere, provide convenience and above all, impress. Fill our arena with people or with 130 stands, partition off areas for VIPs and drive in luxury cars, set up your own displays and network to your heart’s content – whatever you need, an arena like ours can accommodate.

When it comes to crunching the numbers, The Arena is 3000+ sqm and can accommodate up to 2500 people. That’s a lot of space waiting to be utilised as you choose, on a completely bespoke and exclusive basis. A recent example? We looked after The European Heavyweight Championships – our arena was transformed into tiered seating for 1500 and over 300 competitors.


When it comes to dedicated business space, you won’t find better than The Arena – Essex is easily accessible for most businesses via road, flights and trains.


Are you ready to upgrade your meeting space? Near Colchester, London and other major transport links, Five Lakes is the obvious choice. To find out more about our event spaces call a member of the team or contact us today.