Winchester Meetings and Events

Ancient and modern sit side by side among Winchester's diverse range of venues suitable for any occasion.

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Winchester's business venues offer you the perfect location for any meeting or event. From a conference to a training course, a product launch to a family party, there is bound to be a venue in Winchester to suit.

Ancient and modern sit side by side among our diverse range of venues: choose from buildings of character or purpose built conference centres sure to provide you with a memorable meeting or event.

Winchester's venues can cater for the smallest of gatherings to a conference fo up to 600 delegates, use the search options above to find your perfect venue now.  For conferences with more than 1000 delegates you may wish to view the Hampshire Conference Bureau website which details larger venues in Hampshire.

Winchester's location just an hour away from London makes it a great destination to hold your meeting or event.

By road
Winchester is situated just off junctions 9,10 and 11 of the M3 and can be accessed by the A34 if travelling from the North.

By rail
Winchester is on the main railway line from London Waterloo, with direct trains running to Bournemouth, Weymouth, Portsmouth and London. Cross Country services also allow visitors and delegates to reach the city from further afield such as Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

By air
Southampton International airport is just 12 miles from Winchester, with trains running directly from the airport to Winchester. London Heathrow is just an hour away and London Gatwick is 90 minutes away.

By coach
National Express run regular services from Heathrow airport and other cities across the country to allow you to arrive in comfort for your event.

If you decide to book your conference at a venue that does not offer accommodation, Winchester's top class hotels and B&B's are not far away. If you are looking to accommodate all your delegates in one place the hotels within the area have the answer. For delegates wishing to stay in somewhere slightly smaller our bed and breakfast establishments will be only too happy to accommodate you.

Take a look at our Where to Stay section for more information or contact the friendly team at the tourist information centre for further advice.

Winchester has some great ideas for team building activities or plenty of opportunities for that something different to break up a meeting. Some of the cities conference venues offer on-site facilities such as Lainston House Hotel or De Vere New Place so be sure to ask when booking your conference. Download the list below to see what other activities you could choose from:

PDF iconTeam building activities

Winchester's diverse range of venues can cater for your wedding or family occasion too! From small and intimate rooms for a get together of friends to a large wedding reception our venues can help. Use the search options above to see which venue suits you.

Drawing on its rural resources, Winchester enjoys a growing reputation for local produce and fine fare, endorsed by the size and popularity of its thriving monthly farmers' market. If you are looking to take your delegates for dinner away from your conference venue Winchester has a feast of restaurants for you to choose from. Download our list of restaurants that can cater for groups:

PDF iconEating out for Groups 2015.pdf

Want to know which venues are available for your event?

Why not complete our online enquiry form which will be sent to all our participating venues. You will then receive individual responses to your enquiry for you to select the most appropriate option.

Complete the enquiry form here

If you would like to speak to the tourism team regarding your enquiry please phone 01962 840 500 and they will be happy to assist you.

Hampshire’s excellent transport links make it extremely accessible from other parts of the country. Within easy commuting distance of London, the region benefits from excellent rail networks, motorways, busy commercial ports and two airports. It is also the only place in the country accessible to the Isle of Wight by ferry.

If you would like help finding your perfect venue in Hampshire please visit the Hampshire Conference Bureau webpage

For a listing of village/community halls available for hire within the district please download the document below:

FileHalls for Hire1.xlsx

Take a look below for some special offers being offered by our unique venues:

Holiday Inn, Winchester
1 in 10 delegates goes free.  Bookings can be for anytime in 2018 but must be booked before 31/12/17 and all bookings are subject to availability.    Please quote “1 in 10 Meet beyond London” to get the offer.

University of Winchester
10% of package rates for August 2018 for bookings starting with a minimum number of 50 delegates

*terms and conditions apply.

Bombay Sapphire
10% off event bookings in January.

Fort Nelson

20% off Venue Hire bookings made in October at Fort Nelson.


Food & drink

  • Chesil Rectory exterior
    History & heritage

    The Chesil Rectory

    City centre
    Dating back to 1450, this beautifully preserved city landmark, located in central Winchester, serves modern British classics
  • River Cottage - Mr Nick Hook Photography
    Food & drink

    River Cottage Canteen Winchester

    City Centre
    River Cottage Canteen Winchester is located in the stunningly converted grade two listed Abbey Mill building in Abbey Mill Gardens
  • No. 5 Bridge Street
    Food & drink

    No. 5 Bridge Street

    City centre
    The restaurant’s menu is seasonal & dishes are freshly prepared


  • Winchester Cathedral exterior on a sunny day
    History & heritage

    Winchester Cathedral

    City centre
    For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral.
  • Guided Tours
    History & heritage

    Guided walking tours of Winchester

    City centre
    An excellent way to become acquainted with the city is to join a walking tour with one of Winchester's official tourist guides.
  • Outside the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium at night
    Museums & galleries

    Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

    Around Winchester
    Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium is an under-cover, all-weather visitor attraction.