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Conference and Meeting Spaces

Spaces available range from the Weather Deck on board the ship with its stunning views, to conference and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art facilities. 

Capacity chart:

Room Theatre Cabaret Boardroom Reception Dinner
Great Eastern Hall 250 120      
Viridor Theatre 120 50 30 150  
Kirby Laing Room 30 20 20    
Sir Daniel Gooch Suite     20    
Great Western Room     14    
Sir Marc Brunel Room 15   10    
The Ship       300 220
First Class Dining Saloon         160
Weather Deck       150  
Promenade Deck 70     150  
Hayward Saloon 60 50   50 45

Great Eastern Hall

Guests in the Great Eastern Hall

The Great Eastern Hall is our new venue available for conferences, exhibitions and corporate banquets. A fully versatile space, equipped with impressive dual projectors, WiFi and media compatibility.

Perfect for

  • conferences
  • networking events
  • lectures
  • exhibitions
  • performances
  • banquets

Capacity: Up to 250 guests theatre style or 120 guests cabaret style

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Viridor Theatre

The Viridor Theatre

This is a sophisticated conference space adjacent to the SS Great Britain, with audio-visual equipment, WiFi and media compatibility.

 

Perfect for

  • conferences
  • large board meetings
  • roadshows
  • seminars
  • networking events
  • lectures

Capacity: Up to 120 guests theatre style or 48 guests cabaret style

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Kirby Laing Room

The Kirby Laing meeting room

The Kirby Laing Room with its impressive curved wall and historic foundation of the steamship engine works, lies in the heart of the Brunel Institute.

Perfect for

  • educational workshops
  • staff training
  • drinks receptions
  • large meetings
  • presentations

Capacity: Up to 25 guests theatre style or 18 guests boardroom style

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Sir Daniel Gooch Suite

The Sir Daniel Gooch Suite

The Sir Daniel Gooch Suite is a breakout space adjacent to the Great Eastern Hall, which can be booked out as a private meeting room.

 

Perfect for

  • training courses
  • meetings
  • breakout space
  • seminars
  • classroom/exam space

Capacity: Up to 30 guests seated

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Great Western Room

The Great Western Room

While offering a balcony space for the Viridor Theatre, the Great Western Room can also be closed off to offer a private meeting room with views of the ship.

 

Perfect for

  • private meetings
  • breakout space
  • balcony to Viridor Theatre
  • staff training
  • presentations

Capacity: Up to 18 guests seated

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Sir Marc Brunel Room

The Sir Marc Brunel Room

With spectacular views of the harbourside, the Sir Marc Brunel Room can be used in conjunction with the Great Eastern Hall or as a separate meeting room.

 

Perfect for

  • board meetings
  • presentations
  • breakout space
  • seminars

Capacity: Up to 12 guests boardroom style

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The ship

Spaces on board include the light and airy Promenade Deck, the sumptuous First Class Dining Saloon and the Weather Deck, which boasts one of the region’s best waterside views.

The ship can be hired independently or in conjunction with the adjacent conference spaces.

Perfect for:

  • Gala dinners
  • Drinks receptions
  • Performances
  • Private parties
  • Meetings

Capacity: Up to 300 guests standing and 220 guests seated

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First Class Dining Saloon

Once admired by Queen Victoria, the First Class Dining Saloon is the perfect space for banquets and dinners.

Modern technology and early Victorian opulence combine to ensure the highest standards in luxury and comfort.

Perfect for:

  • first class dinner receptions               
  • private parties
  • speed networking
  • music performances
  • presentations
  • exhibition space

Capacity: Up to 160 guests seated

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Weather Deck

Selfies on Weather Deck

Boasting one of the region's most impressive views, the Weather Deck provides a stunning space to host drinks and canapé receptions.

Perfect for:

  • drinks receptions
  • performances
  • late spring and summer events
  • press/photo-calls

Capacity: Up to 150 guests standing

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Promenade Deck

Promenade Deck

An elegant space on board the ship, with natural daylight filtering in through the grand skylight. The Promenade Deck features decorative mirrors and sweeping wooden decks.

Perfect for:

  • networking
  • drinks receptions
  • canapés
  • welcome speeches

Capacity: Up to 150 guests standing

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Hayward Saloon

Dancing in the Hayward Saloon

This is a versatile and more intimate space within the ship, used for presentations, meetings and lunches, or as a bar and dance area when booked along with the First Class Dining Saloon.

Perfect for:

  • discos/bands
  • private lunches
  • meetings
  • presentations
  • bar

Capacity: Up to 50 guests seated

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