Meeting Rooms

Current government guidelines still do not advise that conference and exhibition venues open. Due to the ever changing nature of the situation we are unable to say with certainty when this guidance will change. In the interim, we have already begun planning socially distanced layouts and routes around the University of York for when we can reopen and welcome you all back. 

Whilst we are unable to provide any availability at the current time, We can prepare your proposal covering several scenarios and can advise on running virtual events in parallel to your physical event for those from further afield.  Please email any enquiries to [email protected]. Thank you.


We have over 200 meeting rooms and event venues situated either at our beautiful lakeside campuses or in the centre of York. Access to our venues is very easy, with King's Manor, our city centre venue, being a short walk from York Train Station. Our 2 lakeside campuses are a 10 minute bus ride from York city centre. 

From innovative spaces such as our floating pods to auditoriums and seminar rooms, we have a fantastic choice of meeting rooms in York.  Our larger venues, with a capacity of up to 1190, are complemented with adjacent breakout spaces, meeting rooms and cafés, ensuring your event is in one location.  

The following is also included with your meeting room booking:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Onsite AV Support
  • Data Projector & PC
  • On-hand Events Coordinator

We also offer delicious catering, with a great variety of seasonal, locally sourced dishes. For more information on what we can offer you, please visit our Catering & Hospitality page. 

Please see the layout guide below for some examples of how we can configure your meeting room. For more information on which meeting room layout would work best for you, please click the link below. 

Meeting Room Layout Guide Advice

Meeting Room Layouts

U-Shape - Seating around three sides of the room. Square Layout conducive to discussion. 

Boardroom Style - Centrally located table. Ideal for debate and discussion. 

Theatre Style - Ideal for presenting to large numbers of delegates. Seating can be tiered. 

Classroom Style - Used to present to small  / medium sized groups. Delegates have own workspace.

Herringbone Classroom Style - Tables angled to centre. Allows for more discussion than classroom.

Cabaret Style - All delegates facing front on round tables. Ideal for small group work.


Circle of Chairs - Chairs in semicircle around room. Ideal for discussion or debate. 


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