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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
 
250
120
Viridor Theatre
120
50
30
150
55
Kirby Laing Room
30
20
20
 
 
Sir Daniel Gooch Suite
25
 
20
 
 
Sir Marc Brunel Room
 
 
12
 
 
Great Western Room
 
 
14
 
 
The Ship
 
 
 
250
250
First Class Dining Saloon
 
 
 
150
160
Weather Deck
 
 
 
250
 
Promenade Deck
90
 
 
160
60
Hayward Saloon
60
40
 
80
45
Dry Dock
 
 
 
160
 
Shakespeare Room
 
 
 
 
12
Being Brunel
 
 
 
160
 

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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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