​Whether you are planning a day or residential conference, we can help.

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The University of Winchester has built an established reputation as an excellent venue for conferences. We pride ourselves on our award winning facilities and our high standard of customer service. Our key features include:

  • Suitable rooms for both small and large bookings (4 - 300)
  • Award winning buildings for both design and sustainability
  • State of the art AV
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking (term time restrictions apply)
  • 1800 on-site bedrooms (term time restrictions apply)
  • Flexible packages
  • Dedicated Events Coordinators
  • Award winning In-house catering

Location

  • Close to Winchester City Centre
  • 10 minute walk to Winchester Train station
  • Direct train links to London
  • Only 1 hour 15 min drive to London

Conference packages

You are in safe hands with our experienced conference team, who will help you make the right decision from the moment you enquire right through to the end of your event:

Day delegate package

  • Fairtrade tea and freshly ground coffee on arrival
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Two-course fork or finger buffet served hot or cold
  • Mid-afternoon tea, coffee and cakes
  • High quality preliminary conference room (with AV and IT support available)
  • A dedicated conference coordinator from the initial enquiry process right through to the operational support of the conference
  • Free parking for delegates on a first come served basis (outside of term time)
  • Free Wifi

24hr Residential package

  • Overnight accommodation in our Student Halls of Residence
  • Full English buffet breakfast
  • Mid-morning tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Two-course fork or finger buffet served hot or cold
  • Tea, coffee and cakes mid-afternoon
  • High-quality preliminary conference room (with AV and IT support available)
  • One syndicate room per 20 delegates
  • Two or three courses served dinner
  • A dedicated conference coordinator from the initial enquiry process right through to the operational support of the conference
  • Free parking for delegates on a first come first served basis (outside of term time)
  • Free Wifi

Please contact the conference team today to arrange a show around or discuss your conference requirements in more detail.

Contact us

The Conference Office
University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
Winchester
SO22 4NR

Tel: +44 (0) 1962 827322

Email: Conferences@winchester.ac.uk 

 

Our facilities

The Stripe building

  • Stripe Auditorium - seating up to 300 theatre style
  • Stripe Lecture Theatre - flexible room seating 170 theatre style or can be cleared for exhibition space/ refreshments
  • Stripe Studios - two flexible rooms seating up to 40 theatre style, or can be cleared for exhibition space/ refreshments
  • Stripe Meeting Room - seating up to 16 boardroom style, ideal for committee meetings or as an event office for large conferences
  • Stripe Foyer - ideal for registration or exhibitions
  • State of the art AV equipment
  • Disabled access

St Alphege building

  • 8 bright and modern classrooms seating between 56 - 100, most with flexible setups
  • Small foyer ideal for registration or refreshments
  • Close proximity to the Stripe Building - ideal for breakout rooms or parallel sessions
  • State of the art AV equipment
  • Disabled access

St Edburga building

  • 4 bright and modern classrooms seating between 56 - 100, most with flexible setups
  • Large foyer area with comfortable seating - ideal for registration or network events
  • State of the art AV equipment
  • Disabled access

Winton building

  • 3 boardrooms with flexible setup, each seating up to 20
  • 1 lecture theatre seating up to 75 (chairs with writing arms)
  • State of the art AV equipment in all boardrooms and lecture theatres
  • 4 small meeting rooms each seating 2 - 6 - ideal for interviews

University of Winchester Business School

Please note: The University of Winchester Business School is closed for hire during 2019. 

  • Shakespeare Room - traditional style lecture theatre seating 150. Outside of term time, the room has a flexible setup and can cater for weddings, parties and banquet dinners
  • West Downs 2 - traditional style lecture theatre seating 150. Outside of term time, the room has a flexible setup and can cater for wedding ceremonies or other events
  • Over 10 flexible breakout rooms seating between 18 to 70
  • Link Gallery - large spacious foyer area, ideal for exhibitions, catering or registration
  • State of the art AV equipment in all rooms
  • Disabled access

Performance studios

Our Performance Studios are located on our King Alfred Campus and are ideal for rehearsals, youth groups or active workshops.

  • 6 cleared performance studios of varying sizes - each with full AV equipment
  • Disabled access

Room capacities

Please note that all rooms listed below are disabled accessible, and the AV facilities include a network PC, screen, projector, sound system and DVD player. Some rooms contain lectern mics - additional mics can be hired upon request.

Building Name

Rom Name

Max. Theatre Style

Cabaret Style

Max. Meeting Style

AV Facilities

Flexible/ Performance space

King Alfred Centre

Boardroom​

32​

Yes​

​Stripe

​Auditorium

​300

​Yes

​Stripe

​Lecture Room

150​

​60

Yes​

​Stripe

Studio 1

​40 

30​

​Yes

Yes​

​Stripe

Studio 2

​60

30​

​Yes

​Yes

​Stripe

​Meeting Room

​16

​St Alphege

001​, 003, 203

​78

​Yes

​St Alphege

​002, 202

​52

​Yes

​St Alphege

004, 201, 204​

​100

​Yes

​St Edburga

301​

​76

​Yes

​St Edburga

303​

​120

Yes​

​Winton Building

1​

18​

Yes​

​Winton Building

2​

16​

​Yes

​Winton Building

3​

20​

​Yes

​Winton Building

5​

75​

​Yes

​University of Winchester Business School

1 (Shakespeare)​

​150

80

​Yes

​University of Winchester Business School

​2

140​

​70​

​Yes

 

We have the following I.T. suites available for hire:

Building

Room Name

of PCs

​Herbert Jarman, King Alfred Quarter

102​

​43

​University of Winchester Business School

113​

32​

 

The following rooms are suitable for performances or active workshops:

Building

Room Name

Size (M²)

Audience Seating

​PAS

1​

​170

​PAS

2​

164​

84 x tiered seating​

​PAS

​3

164​

​PAS

4​

102​

​PAS

5​

164​

​PAS

6​

101​

​Bowers Building

Performance Gym​

210.5​

72 x tiered seating​

​Bowers Building

Dance Studio​

141.05​

Please contact the Conference Office to discuss your event further, or to find out which spaces are most suitable for your event.