Sunderland Conference Venue

The Stadium of Light

If you’re looking for a Sunderland conference venue, then why not consider Sunderland Association Football Club’s Stadium of Light.  The stadium boasts some of the North-East’s finest conference, banqueting and events facilities, providing the perfect venue for any event.

Sunderland AFC embraces the north east region’s rich and proud heritage whilst offering some of the finest innovative facilities anywhere in the country.

The stadium is proud of its excellent reputation for conference and banqueting whatever your event, with natural daylight in all spaces and outside terraces boasting panoramic views of the Wear,  a visit to the Stadium of Light is the perfect backdrop for your event. With suites to accommodate anywhere from 1:1 meetings, conferences for 600 people up to 49,000 we have an event space to suit all events.

We excel with those finer details – the small things that can really add value. A full audio visual service, complimentary WiFi access, office facilities and a wide range of first class locally sourced food and beverages are just some of the options available as we support you in delivering your successful event.

With a city centre location and of 1,100 free on-site car parking spaces, the Stadium is an ideal venue, conveniently placed for all major road and rail links.

Sunderland Conference Venue - Stadium of Light

Sunderland Conference Venue – Stadium of Light

Meeting and Event Space in Sunderland

Working with 1879 Events Management, the Stadium of Light has fully flexible space to host conferences, meetings, exhibitions, training exercises, banqueting and award dinners.  Key to the success of the venue is its flexibility; the Banqueting suite with its high ceilings is ideal for large stage sets, complemented by the Business Lounge creating an adjacent exhibition space and for the evening these can be easily transformed into a spectacular awards dinner venue complete with dance floor and entertainment. Some of the smaller rooms offer panoramic views over the River Wear and the City whilst the Executive Boxes have the stadium itself as a backdrop.

There are a host of ‘extras’ that this stadium can offer over more conventional conference centres; pitch-side and concourse access for delegates, personalise the scoreboard with your corporate message or acknowledge high achievers with ‘their name in lights’, for larger conferences on selected dates take your indoor conference outdoors with pitch-side staging and stadium seating guaranteed to keep your delegates attention.  The stadium also has a host of concerts and outside events taking play throughout the year which are perfect events to entertain your top clients in one of the Executive Suites with VIP seating. As you would expect the Stadium of Light can include a tour of the venue delving into the club’s history and a behind the scenes insight into what it takes to have a premier club.

From just £25.00+VAT per person* for a full day you can enjoy:

  • A main meeting room
  • A working lunch from our fresh, locally sourced menus
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Equipment hire
  • A dedicated duty manager
  • And tea and coffee served throughout the day

*Minimum numbers of 40 people apply.

Supplement of £1.50 per person for deli lunch menu.

Small intimate dinners to grand affairs

When it comes to dining at the venue, there are a host of rooms suitable for all types of events, some with outdoor dining space for summer evenings or bbq lunches, others with their own private bars and lounge style seating.  From small intimate dinners to grand affairs menus are created from locally sourced seasonal produce and the chefs and front of house team ensure you never lose that all important personal touch and unique client experience.

Great value from a great venue

Throughout the Summer, day delegate rates start from just £19.95 per person.  If you’re the office Christmas party coordinator then why not check out the party plans at the Stadium from just £15.95 per person including a half bottle of wine on selected dates?

Discover The Magic Of Christmas At The SoL

Whether it’s your office Christmas party, a family and friend’s get-together or an intimate dinner, the Stadium of Light is a magical location for your festive gathering.

A great range of themed packages have been put together for 2016 and complemented by our stylish suites that can host 10 to 1,000 guests plus mouth-watering dishes and special drinks packages, you can be confident there’s a party to suit your needs.

If a more exclusive evening is the preference, our private party nights fit the bill perfectly.  Let your imagination run wild as we help tailor the celebration to your exact requirements from choosing the menu, to booking the entertainment or help in theming your event.

Whichever way you choose to celebrate, our personal Christmas coordinators are on hand to support your event from start to finish.  You can be confident of first-class service, great value and an occasion to be remembered by you and your guests.

Weddings and Celebrations in Sunderland

Why not celebrate your event or special occasion, whether large or small at the Stadium of Light. We can cater for up to 1000 at the stadium and a dedicated member of our team will personally supervise all elements to ensure a day to remember.

Every couple dreams of the perfect setting for their big day; a unique location, seamless organisation, the ideal place to celebrate and relax with friends and family.

The Stadium of Light is licensed to offer a full wedding ceremony service complete with a breathtaking backdrop and unrivalled reception facilities.

Our dedicated team of highly experienced wedding co-ordinators, which includes our own Master of Ceremonies, will assist in managing and co-ordinating everything, leaving you to make the most of your special day.

Our host of packages have been designed to suit all tastes and budgets and are extremely competitive.

The Hilton Garden Inn, Sunderland

Opening in April 2016 the Hilton Garden Inn will be the best value hotel for business or leisure in Sunderland and the surrounding area.

Located at the entrance of the Stadium village site, adjacent to the Stadium of  Light, which is one of the key conference, events and leisure facilities in the North East of England, the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect destination for a leisure break or a location for business.

The hotel is ideally situated to enjoy the sites of Sunderland such as Roker beach, National Glass Centre and Penshaw Monument or to take in a Barclays Premier League football game at the Stadium of Light.

Perfect for business or pleasure, the prime location hotel in the city also provides an excellent base from which to work, with conferencing and banqueting facilities on site and at the Stadium of Light, which are suitable for any size event.

Our Hotel
•  141 bedroom  (all a minimum of 23sqm)
•  Full service grill restaurant
•  Private dining rooms
•  Feature bar area
•  Lounge
•  Welcome foyer floor area and reception
•  Private garden courtyard
•  Complimentary fitness suite – 24 hour
•  Complimentary business centre – 24 hour
•  Executive suites available
•  Massage/treatment room
•  Conference/ meeting rooms
•  Located next to the Stadium of Light which is a major events and conferencing facility
•  5 minutes from Sunderland city centre
•  20 minutes from Newcastle city centre
•  25 minutes from Durham city centre
•  Free car parking
•  Hilton Garden Inn satisfaction promise™

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