In the thriving world of corporate events, finding the perfect venue that seamlessly combines functionality, technology, and a touch of style can be a challenging task. However, nestled in the heart of Sheffield, OEC offers the answer – with a diversity of conference rooms and suites that set the stage for success!
At OEC Sheffield, versatility is key. With numerous conference rooms and suites varying in size, our venue caters to a wide range of functions, from intimate meetings and workshops to large-scale conferences or gatherings – hosting up to 500 delegates.
Perched less than three miles from Sheffield’s city centre, we’re easily reachable by local transport links and surrounded by accommodation. What’s more, with over 400 free parking spaces, attendees can arrive stress-free and ready to engage in a day of productivity.
Unforgettable Team Building Events
From board game bonding to scavenger hunt soirees, OEC’s expansive spaces and blank canvases set the scene for designing your ultimate team building events. No idea is too out there, our friendly team will always go above and beyond to try and accommodate your activities and goals.
To keep your attendees well-fuelled during their team building, our full package includes a variety of refreshments – from light bites and hot sandwiches to fork buffets and 3-course dining.
Premier Hospitality: Meeting Room Hire
If your corporate events are on a smaller scale, OEC Sheffield offers the ideal solution with four VIP Hospitality Boxes which can be combined or divided to seat 20 to 80 delegates – Offering panoramic views, the boxes offer a little exclusivity and privacy for your meeting room hire.
Planning an even shorter guestlist of meeting attendees? Not a problem! Our boardroom hire starts from only 2 people and is great for conducting off-site interviews, small training groups, meetings, and presentations.
Your Essential Steps to Corporate Event Planning
If it’s your first time planning a corporate event or you need a helping hand, here are our 5 essential steps to guide you through the process…
What are your objectives?
Before focusing on the finer details, it’s key to have your goals and objectives in place. Goals for your corporate events could be – launching a new product, a team building event, showcasing industry expertise, or networking (to name a few).
Create a complete budget that covers all aspects of the event, including venue rental, catering, audio-visual equipment, decorations, and any additional services required. Remember to keep a bit spare in case unexpected costs arise.
Choose the ideal venue
Find a venue that aligns with the goals of your corporate event and accommodates the number of attendees comfortably. Consider factors such as location, accessibility, and available facilities – OEC Sheffield, for example, offers versatile conference rooms, cutting-edge audio-visual technology, and ample parking.
What’s your complete timeline?
Develop detailed logistics, outlining every stage of the event planning process. Start with the initial planning phase and work your way through setup, the corporate event itself, and post-event activities. Establish deadlines for tasks such as sending invitations, confirming RSVPs, and finalising catering arrangements.
It’s engagement time!
Create engaging content and activities that align with your corporate event’s goals. Whether it’s guest speakers, workshops, or networking sessions, ensure that the program caters to the interests and expectations of your audience.