Booking facilities

The following contacts, services and venues have been provided to help event organisers:

Event specialists: Event Exeter

Event Exeter are an experienced conference management team, who can help you manage your event from bid preparation through to post-event evaluation.

Event Exeter's role is to work with internal clients, as well as to source and develop external commercial partners who wish to use academic venues for their own events.

The team can support you to identify and book the required space, arrange catering, manage technical support, social events and activities, as well as providing delegate registration and management.

No job is too big or small.  The Event Exeter team is happy to liaise with you on your requirements, allowing you to work on the content and programme within your specialist field.

Event specialists: FX Plus

The FX Plus Event Management Service offers a bespoke, professional package, covering all aspects of Event Management on Penryn Campus; from programming your event and marketing, through to the welcoming and administration of delegates.

From the initial concept to the final invoice, FX Plus provide a tailor-made support package for events, taking away the time consuming administrative tasks.

FX Plus offer:

  • Bespoke event management service
  • On-line delegate payment and joining instructions
  • Negotiations with local accommodation providers
  • Email and telephone enquiry line and booking office
  • Developing social programme
  • Academic programming/co-ordination of speakers
  • Registration desk at event
  • Undertaking customer feedback
  • Dedicated Conference Manager and Conference
  • Officers as required
  • Exhibition logistics
  • On-site AV and IT services and assistance

Self service: Streatham and St Luke's

Self service: Penryn

Truro (Knowledge Spa) and RILD sites

To book rooms at Knowledge Spa, please phone 01872 256400 or email rch-tr.kspareception@nhs.net

For room bookings at the RILD site in Exeter, visit the webpage or contact rde-r.RILDReception@nhs.net

Exeter

  • Teaching spaces are available to staff throughout the room bookings portal (though additional charges may apply for services - eg out of hours opening/closing and AV support, or catering). These are available throughout the year, although the University's key spaces are reserved for Event Exeter out of term time (reservations are released with six weeks' notice if no bookings are made).
  • Conference venues (out of term time) and non-teaching spaces on campus are available to hire through Event Exeter
  • Reed Hall is the University's conferencing and events centre, based on Streatham Campus
  • The Innovation Centre on Streatham Campus has conferencing facilities which are available to hire all year
  • A number of hotels in exeter have conferencing facilities.  For recommendations, please visit the Procurement Services webpages
  • Outdoor spaces are available to use on Streatham and St Luke's Campuses.  If you are looking to use an outdoor space, the outdoor event request form must be completed

Penryn

Further afield

  • eventexeter@exeter.ac.uk are able to provide assistance with venue finding for events and conferences
  • For smaller events and workshops in the UK, we recommend using a free service such as www.venuefinder.com or Google
  • If you are seeking a cost effective venue in London for academic workshops, society meeting venues such as SCI are recommended
  • For larger events and finding conferencing facilities abroad, the University's approved suppliers are Key Travel or Calder Conferences, who provide information on venues and travel / accommodation options

Costs to expect from venues

Venues typically charge a day delegate rate (DDR, which includes lunch and refreshments) or a 24 hour delegate rate (the latter includes accommodation, dinner, and breakfast). 

Typical costs for a DDR will generally be between £25 to £45, and £120-£180 for a 24-hour rate. 

Additional charges for audio-visual equipment and other services may apply.

Audio-visual (AV) equipment

  • If you require AV support (eg for a video link) at Streatham, St Luke's or RILD, this can be logged through SID
  • Audio-visual and IT bookings on Penryn Campus can be made through avs@fxplus.ac.uk
  • Out of hours or dedicated technical support will incur costs
  • If your event requires additional or bespoke AV (eg PA, staging, lighting,) Warwick Events Services are a University recommended supplier

Catering

  • Fresh Ideas is the University's catering service for Streatham and St Luke's Campuses
  • Catering is provided by Falmouth Exeter Plus on the Penryn Campus
  • Ensure you know what your funder will cover - alcohol is normally an ineligible cost
  • If your budget is tight, caterers will normally be able to work with a set figure