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About Nottingham Venues

Nottingham Venues is a collection of independent venues specialising in meeting and events, set in the beautiful grounds of the University of Nottingham. By bringing together all of the University’s conferencing, hotel and event spaces under one iconic brand, we provide an unrivalled guest experience. 

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow”

We are incredibly proud of our region, our city and our accessible location, which is why our icon represents the mighty oak. 

Nottingham Venues is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Nottingham.  We are located across 3 of the University of Nottingham’s campuses; University Park, Jubilee and Sutton Bonington. We work closely with colleagues across the University to ensure our guests receive a great experience.

Our history: Nottingham Venues over the years

Although some of our buildings date back to the early 19th Century, our story began a little later than that!

It started in 1994 with the opening of the Jesse Boot Conference Centre (later to be known as East Midlands Conference Centre) and University of Nottingham Conference Centres (UNCC), a team dedicated to managing all events space on campus.

From there, the empire began to grow with the extension of the Conference Centre and opening of the adjacent Orchard Hotel and Restaurant in 2012.

What followed next was the opening of the Jubilee Conference Centre in 2016 (Now known as the Jubilee hotel and Conferences), the former building for the National College for School Leadership.

More recently, we refurbished EMCC and acquired Hugh Stewart Manor House and in June 2022 bought all of the above together to form the newly branded Nottingham Venues. By having all of the campus events, meeting and accommodation space under one roof, we are able to provide an unrivalled portfolio of venues.

Our team

We have around 300 team members with a wealth of experience, expertise, knowledge and backgrounds and we believe our people make us who we are. 

Our team is made up of a range of roles from front of house, food and beverage, sales and events, marketing, housekeeping, kitchen, maintenance and AV. Everyone in the team plays a part to create a memorable visit.

For more information about our latest vacancies, please view our Join our team page.


Why Nottingham Venues? What makes us different

Our wide range of venues means we can host just about anything! No matter the budget we have a venue for you. From student halls to 4* accommodation, our experienced team can tailor a package unique to you.

What you can expect from us…

 Event space for up to 1000 delegates ideal for exhibitions, award ceremonies, live events, video production and team building

 State of the art event spaces including lecture theatres, banqueting suites and auditoriums 

 In house event planners and AV team

 Professional meeting rooms with complimentary WiFi 

 Access to facilities at David Ross sports village

 A range of accommodation from student halls to our 3* Jubilee Hotel and Conferences and 4* Orchard Hotel

 A range of food options including bespoke catering for conferences and events

 Easily accessible just outside of Nottingham City Centre with great transport links and free parking

 Friendly and knowledgeable staff who are passionate about what they do

Sustainability at Nottingham Venues

Sustainability is very important to us. All our venues are located on the University of Nottingham campus, situated in large green spaces and the buildings are built with sustainability in mind.

We provide electric charging points, our food is sourced sustainably and locally and we separate all our food waste so it’s converted into energy. That’s not all, The Orchard hotel has been rated BREEAM excellent and we encourage all our event delegates to find more environmentally friendly ways to travel to and from events.

We provide water re-fill stations at our properties and we are always looking to improve our processes to ensure they’re sustainable.

Please take a look through our sustainability page to find out more about why we are one of the most diverse venues within the East Midlands.

Exterior Orchard Hotel

Find us

Our Locations

Orchard Hotel
Orchard Hotel, Beeston Lane, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

The Jubilee Hotel & Conferences
Triumph Road Jubilee Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2TU

East Midlands Conference Centre
Beeston Ln, Nottingham NG7 2RJ

Campus Venues
University of Nottingham University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

52.939294, -1.202119

52.9498921, -1.1864517

52.9384717, -1.2046183

52.9378177, -1.1948226

  • By train

    We are approximately 4 miles away from Nottingham train station and only 2 miles from Beeston train station. Nottingham’s tram system is accessible from both stations, which will take you directly to the university park campus. 

  • By plane

    You can fly into East Midlands Airport via the M1, which is just 12 miles away. 

  • By tram

    Trams from every 7 minutes from key locations such as Nottingham City Centre and Nottingham Train Station. the University of Nottingham has 2 stops close by (University of Nottingham and University Boulevard) both are a short walk onto the University park campus. 

Company registration

Nottingham Venues Ltd operate all of the venues under the brand name.

Hotel VenueCompany NameVAT Registration NumberCompany Registration NumberRegistered Office
The Jubilee Hotel and ConferencesNottingham Venues Limited690 3912 2503142273King’s Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2NR
Campus VenuesNottingham Venues Limited690 3912 2503142273King’s Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2NR
East Midlands Conference CentreNottingham Venues Limited690 3912 2503142273King’s Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2NR
The Orchard HotelNottingham Venues Limited690 3912 2503142273King’s Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2NR