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Conferencing Venues in Dorset

Are you looking to host a conference, product launch, or seminar, and are you yet to find the ideal conference venue in Dorset for your event? If so, look no further as we've put together an extensive list of some of the top conferencing venues in Dorset to help you find the ideal space for you and your event!

We've got a list of the best conferencing venues, meeting rooms to event structure design companies that can give you ideas on how to create the ideal event/conference.

Whether you're looking to hold a large conference, workshops, or a meeting in Dorset our list of the best conferencing venues in Dorset should be your first port of call.


Kingston Country Courtyard

Kingston Country Courtyard

Perfect For: Conferences and exhibitions

About: Kingston Country Courtyard in Wareham offers a rich historical setting and distinctive ambiance, making it an ideal choice for hosting your corporate conference or exhibition.


  • Flexible meeting spaces
  • High-speed internet
  • Exceptional food

Address: Kingston Country Courtyard, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5LR

Telephone: 01929 481066

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Capacity: Their meeting rooms can accommodate groups of various sizes, from 1 to 40 people.

Price: SmartBase provides a range of membership options, including a day pass, which offers full access to all amenities for just £24.00 (including VAT).

Perfect For: This workspace offers serviced offices, versatile meeting rooms, and flexible coworking.

About: SmartBase, situated in the heart of Aviation Park West, near Bournemouth Airport, is a state-of-the-art workspace renowned for its exceptional services.

They're available for hourly reservations. You also have the option to include refreshments and catering services. 

Benefits: The facility boasts the latest access technology, superfast WiFi, and electric car charging for the convenience of its members.

Address: Aviation Park West, Target Road, East Parley, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6NW

Telephone: 01202 149189

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le bateau

Le Bateau's The Captain's Room and VIP Shanty Bar

Where: Le Bateau, 141-143 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JD

Price: Contact here.

Perfect For: Board meetings or corporate events


  • 20 for seated dining in the Captains Room
  • 40 standing with seating available in the Shanty Bar
  • 280 in Le Bateau's main Bar/Restaurant area.

About: Le Bateau have two venues for you to chose from for your corporate event! Celebrate in their secluded haven ‘The Captains Room’ above Le Bateau, complete with a high-end pool table and dartboards for added entertainment. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of their Shanty bar area, tailored for unforgettable gatherings. For bigger events, inquire with the Le Bateau team.

Menus: View here.

Telephone: 01202 730263

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Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Capacity: They can offer sushi catering from 10 - 500 people

Price: Find out more about their pricing here.

Perfect For: Board meetings or corporate events

About: Created in 2018, Drgnfly is now one of Poole's most popular restaurants and offers a distinctly World-Class catering service. They offer sushi catering for any corporate event. Whether it’s a board meeting for ten or a corporate event for five hundred, the Drgnfly sushi catering service is a perfect solution!

Benefits: They offer an array of catering services that will help impress your guests such as:

  • Hire a sushi chef - To prepare beautiful sashimi & sushi in front of your guests
  • Canapé Service - Their Sushi Chefs will prepare beautiful canapés to be circulated at your party.
  • Drinks & Waiting Staff - Their charming waiting staff & bar tenders will ensure your party runs smoothly

Address: 1 Bournemouth Road, Poole, BH14 0EF

Telephone: 01202 252133

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Bayside Business Centre

Bayside Business Centre

Perfect For: Conferences, Meetings, Product Launches, Board Meetings, Training Sessions, Seminars etc.

About: Bayside Business Centre Ltd provide flexible and modern office space and business services in Poole. They offer a range of options for businesses from call handling to fully serviced office space to fit with your needs as they change.

Situated on the edge of Poole Harbour at Holes Bay, Bayside Business Centre Ltd are ideally positioned for easy access from Poole, Bournemouth, Broadstone, Wimborne and surrounding areas. 

Benefits: They offer the perfect space to host business meetings and conferences and all of their offices in Poole are equipped with air conditioning, central heating and have communal access to kitchens, restroom facilities and plenty of on-site parking.

Address: Bayside Business Centre, Unit 1 Sovereign Business Park, 48 Willis Way, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3TB

Telephone: 01202 282042

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Foundry Poole



  • Tinker Tailor - £45+VAT per hour from 9am - 5pm weekdays
  • Through The Looking Glass - £45+VAT per hour from 9am - 5pm weekdays

Perfect For: Meetings, Product Launches, Conferences, Training Sessions & Workshops

About: Nestled within The Dolphin Shopping Centre, FOUNDRY Poole establishes a sophisticated co-working enclave in the heart of this vibrant quayside fishing town.

Set amidst a backdrop of exquisite independent brands, an array of dining establishments, and a continuous stream of shoppers, their Poole location exudes a dynamic and enchanting ambiance, making it an invigorating workspace for daily pursuits.

Benefits: They offer the perfect space to host business meetings and conferences and their meeting rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, aircon, meeting room av, a large TV screen with HDMI, and a webcam. They also provide free parking and bicycle storage.

Address: 10 Dolphin Centre, 1st & 2nd Floors Brownsea House, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1SP

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Salterns Harbourside Hotel Poole

Salterns Harbourside Hotel

Capacity: Maximum 120 people

Price: Click here to view their hire packages

Perfect For: Meetings, award ceremonies, workshops, presentations, networking events and conferences

About: What is better than being greeted with the beautiful scenery of Poole? Providing an array of different venues that suit that are ideal for board meetings, presentations and networking events. 

Benefits: Free Wi-Fi and a free onsite car parking facillites for you and your guests. You'll have full use of their equipment such as; projector, screen, flipcharts, notepads and pens are provided. 

Address: 38 Salterns Way, Poole, Dorset

Telephone: 01202707321

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The Haven Hotel Poole

The Haven Hotel

Capacity: Maximum 190 people

Price: Click here to view their hire packages

Perfect For: Meetings, training sessions, networking events and workshops

About: Host your next corporate event in the most picturesque and impressive loctation, The Heaven Hotel. Providing the ideal space for meetings, networking events or training sessions. The Haven Hotel team ensure your event runs as smooth as possible by providing a professional service that certainly won't disappoint.

Benefits: They provide equipment such as; LCD projector and screen, whiteboard, flipchart, pads and pencils and free high speed Wi-Fi. The hotel is also situated only a few mintues from the Poole train station making travel easy for your guests as well as providing a free onsite car park. Not only will you receive exceptional service from their incredibly friendly team but also mints, water, tea, coffee and biscuits.

Address: Haven Hotel, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7QL

Telephone: 01202609128

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Harbour Heights Hotel Poole

Harbour Heights Hotel

Capacity: Maximum 40 people

Price: Click here to view their hire packages

Perfect For: Meetings, conferences and networking events.

About: Offering a fantastic suite that provides natural light and scenic views and provides the ideal space for an intimate meeting or a reputable conference. Giving you a private patio area and free high speed Wi-Fi it's the ideal location to host your next corporate event at.

Benefits: Equipment provided such as; LCD projector and screen, whiteboard, flipchart, pads and pencils. 

Address: Harbour Heights Hotel, Haven Road, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset, BH13 7LW

Telephone: 01202 606 128 

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Queens Hotel

Queens Hotel

Capacity: Maximum 300 people

Price: Click here to find out their venue hire prices

Perfect for: Meetings, award ceremonies, workshops, presentations, networking events and conferences

About: Whether you're aiming to make a lasting impression at a crucial meeting, hosting an extravagant corporate party, or organising a team-building day, Queens Hotel provides an array of impressive corporate venue spaces available for rent that will undoubtedly fulfill your requirements. They offer both seated venues as well as options suitable for mingling networking events.

Benefits: They offer three different sizes of venue, with their larger two venues being customisable with seating plans to accomodate for more people or a smaller crowd! Free wifi is provided, with parking on site and coffee and tea stations.

Address: The Queens Hotel, Meyrick Rd, East Cliff, Bournemouth BH1 3DL

Contact: 01202 554415

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The Quay

Thistle Poole Hotel

Thistle Poole Hotel

Capacity: Maximum 200 people

Price: Click here to find out their venue hire prices

Perfect For: Meetings, workshops, conferences, seminars, training sessions and product launches

About: Thistle Poole Hotel offers two light and airy venue spaces that are the ideal facillity for any business event. Their ground floor venue, known as the Jolliffe suite is incredibly versatile and can seat up to 60 people. Or their Harbour View restaurant, which is located on the first floor may be exactly what you're looking for, with panoramic windows that offer an abundance of natural light and stunning views it's the perfect setting for a large business event.

Benefits: Both meeting rooms come fully equipped with LCD projector and screen and free fast wireless internet access and coffee and tea making stations. Plus, their large onsite car park is complimentary for all delegates. 

Address: The Quay, Poole, BH15 1HD

Telephone: 02075235066

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