Spotlight On: Liverpool

Liverpool – home of the Beatles, Cilla, The Liver Birds, The Reds, The Toffees and many historical and iconic buildings.

Located in the north-west of England, Liverpool offers excellent transport links to both the rest of the UK by road and rail and Europe via Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Liverpool is home to a vast selection of differing styles of venues from luxury properties to quirky, boutique hotels and hosts one of the largest conference and exhibition centres in the North of England.

Conference & Exhibition Venues

ACC Liverpool is located on Liverpool’s historic waterfront on the former Kings Dock. The conference centre can accommodate just under 3,000 delegates and one of its quirky auditoriums has two rotating drums to offer a large theatre for 850 and two separate spaces for 250.

The purpose-built exhibition centre opened in 2015 and has a floor space 8,100 square metres plus eight flexible meeting rooms.

Integrated into the ACC is the Pullman Hotel, one of a number of great accommodation options when hosting an event at the conference and exhibition centre.

Other larger conference and exhibition options in Liverpool include:

  • St. Georges Hall, an iconic Liverpool monument (800 delegates for a conference / 600 for dinner).
  • Anfield, home of the Premier League 2019/20 Champions (elect) Liverpool FC (700 delegates for a conference / 500 dinner).
  • Aintree Racecourse – home of the Grand National (600 delegates for a conference / 3,700 square metre exhibition space).

Meeting & Event Venues

There are too many venues across the city to mention them all!

Some options include venues located on the historical Waterfront, such as Jurys Inn Liverpool, Crowne Plaza Liverpool and Hilton Liverpool. Further into the city centre are Holiday Inn Liverpool, Double Tree by Hilton Liverpool or Novotel Liverpool.


From the boutique Hope Street Hotel to the fun and hip Aloft or some amazing apart-hotel options, including Staybridge Suites and The Richmond, Liverpool has accommodation solutions available for every type of guest and budget. Did you know there are over 6,000 hotel rooms in the city centre alone!

Quirky venues

Liverpool has an abundance of historical and iconic buildings as a result of a rich heritage from both the docks and its world-famous culture.

If planning a conference, incentive, team build or away day in Liverpool you should find time for a Beatles tour or what better way to celebrate all things Beatles by staying or hosting your event at the quirky ‘Fab Four’ inspired hotel – Hard Day’s Night.

Sitting on the site of another historical dock in contrast The Titanic Hotel is a luxury hotel and uniquely different to other hotels in the city. Located on Stanley Dock this 153-bedroom hotel is housed in a stunning Victorian Warehouse. Above all the venue also has its own quirky, unique and stunning event space – Rum Warehouse and West Bay

Receptions & Dinner Options

The British Music Experience – housed in the iconic Cunard Building on Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site Waterfront, this unique Grade II* Listed venue is guaranteed to add a ‘wow’ factor and can host up to 150 delegates for a drink’s reception.

Liverpool Cathedral is set in a spectacular neo-gothic building as a result must be seen first hand to take in its full event potential and the gravitas it would add to your event. Gala dinners can be accommodated for up to 1,000 and receptions for up to 3,000.

Sefton Park Palm House is a stunning Grade 2* Victorian Glass house where you can dine amongst the palms, orchids and rare plants from Liverpool’s historic Botanical collection. The venue can cater for 220 for a sit-down dinner or up to 400 for a drink’s reception.

Private Dining

Several hotels and venues in Liverpool have quirky restaurants or private dining options. Three of our favourites are London Carriage Works at the amazing Hope Street Hotel, The Georgian Townhouse of 60 Hope Street, and Malmaison Hotel’s private dining options.

If you are feeling inspired to host a future event in Liverpool, please contact Bien Venue to discuss the event in more detail or use our online venue finding tool on our website –


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