Kingston upon Hull, or just simply 'Hull' as it is commonly known, is a city in Yorkshire situated on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber Estuary. By the end of the 13th century this great maritime city was a vibrant market town in the area and subsequently rose to importance as a trading hub, fishing and whaling center, military supply port and major industrial center. Heavily bombed during the Second World War, the city has recently undergone a rejuvenating and restoration program and today offers many fine hotels and other Hull venues that are ideal for conferences, weddings and meeting of any kind.
With the new Hull Transport Interchange, Hull venues are easily accessible and its rich and varied heritage makes it a perfect city to host any event or concert. This real Yorkshire modern waterfront city provides unique and historic venues, state-of-the-art conference halls, civic centers, and boutique hotels making the choice a rather difficult one.
One of the largest venues is the Kingston Communications Stadium which is a multi-purpose Hull venue owned by the council with a capacity of over 25,000 people.
Home to football and rugby clubs, this stadium also acts as a venue for concerts by artists such as Elton John and The Who. The large ice-rink, the Hull Arena, home to the Stingray ice hockey team also hosts major concerts.
Favorite city conference venues include the Hull City Hall that can host over 1,000 guests, theatre style and the University of Hull. These venues are well located and provide plenty of parking and exceptional services. They include state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and well qualified conference staff to assist with every stage of the event. Cottingham Park, with its 200 acres of parkland and the Staff House are also great places to host a conference. The Guildhall is another prestigious location for any occasion and is one of the most impressive venues in the North.
The three main theatres in Hull feature musicals, opera, drama, children's shows and ballet as well as plays by eminent playwrights. The Hull Truck Theatre has a new 440 seat venue in the St. Stephens development. The Philharmonic Orchestra, choirs and dramatic societies all add to the varied cultural scene offered by Hull with many other events, fairs and festivals taking place around the Marina, on land adjacent to the KC Stadium and in other Hull venues.
Many of the finest Hull venues for meetings, weddings and conferences are located within hotels. Their elegantly decorated ballrooms and function rooms with chandeliers and modern table settings provide a romantic backdrop for any wedding or private party. The listed Kingston Theatre Hotel built in the 1800's with its conference rooms, charming accommodation and expert team to assist is one such hotel.
The surrounding breathtaking countryside with picturesque villages, historic market towns and dramatic coastline provides a more tranquil setting for events with venues that provide the perfect ambiance. The award-winning Spa at Bridlington offers top quality facilities for up to 3000 delegates with seaside views and a historic harbor and promenade and lovely antique shops to entertain guests.
Many country hotels provide the great getaway with lovely converted Victorian country homes giving a true Yorkshire experience while at the same time providing the modern equipment necessary to host trade shows, meeting and conferences. Many hotels also provide beautifully decorated rooms, honeymoon suites and wedding packages perfect for that special day.
Hull venues are as varied and dynamic as the city itself. Catering for all tastes and budgets, the perfect location is available at any of the many modern or historically significant establishments. Catering for small intimate occasions and private parties to large meetings, weddings and trade shows, Hull is the perfect location if Yorkshire to host any event.