Academic Venues

Academic venues have long been held as hubs of information exchange, education, and progress. More than just for students, academic venues across the UK tap into the very nature of these unique spaces to present meeting places for corporates and the public to discuss, argue, learn, and celebrate. As the winner of the Best Academic Venue Awards 2017, College Court is a prime example of this. This fantastic venue provides world class conference facilities, luxurious accommodation and a team of experienced event organisers to help with all of your needs.



Schools, colleges, and universities are some of the best equipped event spaces in the UK. With huge auditoria for large groups, seminar rooms for smaller meetings, business lounges, and exhibition spaces, universities and colleges have event spaces and a wide range of facilities to suit all needs.

College Court is a prime example of an academic venue with 16 state-of-the-art meeting rooms all centrally located near Leicester city centre. Featuring a range of event spaces, College Court has smaller meeting rooms, large conference halls, and training rooms complete with high-tech projection equipment. Add to this our own four-star 123- bedroom hotel, free parking, internet access and presentation equipment and College Court is far and away one of the best conference centres in Leicester.



Academic venues are renowned for their bucolic surroundings and historical buildings and College Court is no different. Located close to Leicester city centre and framed by its own manicured gardens, College Court brings the perfect blend of city hustle and bustle whilst maintaining the embryonic peace of a learning institution. The details are all-important with catering, grazing stations, walking paths, and blankets for al-fresco dining to soak up the sun or a relaxing stroll perfect to recharge batteries for seminars and meetings.



The history of academic venues is the x-factor that separates them from the usual event space or conference centre. As centres of learning for centuries these established spaces have mastered the atmosphere and setting needed to promote a truly incredible learning space. College Court is an illustration of this with the diverse meeting venue designed by acclaimed architects Sir Leslie Martin and Trevor Dannatt. Over 50 years of development and advancement have been built upon this heritage allowing the team of experienced event staff to hone their skills and present the best event space support around.



The final factor in an academic venue’s success is the versatility of the event space. Meeting and event organisers will be hard-pressed to find a demand that cannot be met by a campus sporting several buildings and functions. College Court have made versatility their buzz-word with a range of hotel options, catering plans, and event spaces, to mix and match to your bespoke demands.

With all of this in mind it is little wonder that academic venues have seen a meteoric rise in popularity. Join the trend, update your event plans, and see why College Court was voted the best academic venue.

“Book a room in this campus style hotel and you won't regret it. Check in was easy and straightforward with helpful and informative staff. The room was well stocked with everything a guest might require and an amazing shower! Can't beat a power shower to wake you up. Breakfast is beautiful. It's a buffet style self-service with a huge selection for every taste, from full English to fruit, yoghurt and continental selections. The staff are on hand to help without being "in your face". All set in peaceful, well-tended gardens, this hotel is perfect for a quick getaway, conference or break. Thank you for a lovely stay.”

Posted by Sam B

“Really good location and nice setting. Accommodation nicely set out and well apportioned. Very quiet and comfortable. Breakfast with lots of choice and plenty of healthy options. Also good for meetings.”

Posted by Kris B

“We've used this venue for several company events and have never been disappointed. The quality of the hotel and meeting rooms, the food and the service is exceptional - you really couldn't ask for more. The rooms are modern and well equipped, some with a balcony which is lovely. The food served in the bar and in the dining room was really good, great choice and excellent value for money. It's also in a good location not far from the city centre but not in a noisy environment. The staff are just fantastic - friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back.”

Posted by Julie Evans

“Working late on a couple of visits to Leicester, College Court Hotel has now become my preferred location for Leicester. It has easy to reach and plenty of parking, the rooms are modern(ish) and clean and well-spaced and with clean, excellent showers. The room service and the staff are both fab. The Wi-Fi is great which really helps with work. Thanks to the staff and the IT guys there.”

Posted by Lean_Consultant

“Please pass on my thanks to your team for delivering an excellent event for us this week. The venue was first class and suited our needs perfectly, and the service was very well executed in a friendly but unobtrusive way. Everything worked, and we were able to deliver our conference messages in a professional way.”

Mark Samworth, Director
Samworth Brothers

“We travelled with a football team from the US and chose College Court as our base. We have previously toured with the team both in the US and UK and stayed in many different locations and types of accommodation. The stay at College Court was by far the best experience we have had. The service and staff at the College Court were outstanding and the catering for the team was exceptional - very, very high quality food and superb service. A big thank you to the entire team at College Court.”

Posted by Peter A Bull, Seattle, Washington