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Exhibition Venue

OEC Exhibitions

An exhibition venue with the wow factor

OEC Sheffield is a contemporary venue with a stunning façade to welcome visitors. Finished to a high standard throughout, this fully accessible exhibition venue ticks all the boxes when it comes to hosting an exhibition.

The OEC exhibition space, the Rivelin Suite, can be configured to accommodate trade shows of all shapes and sizes. Perfect for small, intimate showcases all the way to large-scale exhibitions, comfortably accommodating up to 500 visitors at any given time. An additional range of stylish suites and a boardroom provide ample space for meetings or quiet places in which to lunch and work.

Located in Hillsborough, a short distance from Sheffield city centre via car or public transport, the OEC is easily accessible and boasts over 400 free parking spaces. A selection of hotels to suit different tastes and budgets are also available a short distance from OEC Sheffield.

Exhibition Venue - Exhibition venue - OEC Sheffield

Scalable event spaces

Accessible venue

400 free parking spaces

On-site catering

Built-in AV

Breakout spaces

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The Exhibition Space

Exhibition Spaces

The Rivelin Suite

The main OEC exhibition space accommodates up to 500 visitors and can be segregated into smaller spaces. Featuring three separate bars for refreshments, air conditioning, AV equipment, Wi-Fi, and dynamic lighting.


The Boardroom

Perfect for meetings and presentations, The Boardroom provides a private space for up to 12 visitors with room to serve refreshments and provide conferencing equipment.


Hospitality Boxes

Ideal for use as breakout spaces, meeting rooms, or catering, OEC Hospitality Boxes cater for 20 visitors each, or a maximum of 80 visitors when combined into a single space. Each room features a glass wall with private balcony offering plenty of natural daylight.

Exhibition Equipment

The OEC has everything you need to host a successful exhibition. The venue not only boasts an exciting, colour-changing external light display, but it also features dynamic lighting in the main exhibition space to both wow and welcome visitors.

The exhibition venue includes tables and chairs, tablecloths, easily accessible power points throughout, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and black-out facilities. Three-phase power and built-in audio-visual facilities are available in the Rivelin Suite and selected meeting rooms.

Additional equipment listed below can be hired from the OEC:

If the equipment you need is not available from the OEC, we can arrange hire of additional exhibition supplies.

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Showcase Your Business

Stay True to Your Brand

No matter which industry you represent, or target audience, you can stamp your style at the OEC exhibition venue. Designed to offer a blank canvas to exhibitors, the OEC is not only adaptable in terms of size, but also in terms of branding. Dynamic lighting lends a hand to set the mood and reflect brand colours. A panoramic glass wall floods the exhibition space with natural light, with the option to blackout if preferred. When it comes to venue dressing, the OEC event planners are on hand to help. Our experienced team can lend a hand with planning, sourcing supplies, and hiring trusted services
Various Catering Options

Exhibition Catering

Keep exhibitors and visitors refreshed with the OEC catering facilities, including an on-site kitchen and three bars located in the main exhibition space. The OEC can provide a delicious spread of refreshments, including breakfast – the most important meal of the day – cold or hot sandwiches, and finger or fork buffet menus. Our latest range of bowl food menus are ideal for reducing contact.

For formal events, opt for a three-course sit-down meal, banquet-style dinner, or a selection of stylish canapés. We offer a range of catering packages, with the option to use our bespoke service where our chefs will help you create the perfect menu.

If your exhibition plans include an opening or end of show event, you can rely on the OEC to provide the finest Yorkshire hospitality.

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Three bars

Light refreshments

Buffet or bowl food

Canapes or banquet

Three-course dinners

Your Questions, answered

Exhibition Venue FAQs

OEC Sheffield offers various pricing for our exhibition venue hire depending on the size of your exhibition, number of guests and vendors, required facilities, and optional catering.

For an exclusive exhibition venue hire quote, contact OEC Sheffield!

Yes, should you require parking for your vendors and guests, OEC Sheffield boasts over 400 free car parking spaces for you to use, with plenty of disabled spaces also available.

Yes, we take great pride in being a fully accessible exhibition venue, accommodating all of our guests and vendors wherever necessary, as well as offering disabled parking, lifts, and accessible facilities.

Depending on the size of your exhibition or trade show, the OEC’s adaptable exhibition spaces can accommodate up to as many as 500 visitors or as few as 12!

For more information and guidance, contact our team of experts at OEC Sheffield today.

Yes! We offer a variety of catering facilities to keep you and your guests refreshed throughout your exhibition. From buffets and hot and cold sandwiches to three-course dinners and canapés, our team of skilled chefs are available to craft the perfect menu for your exhibition event.

To book OEC Sheffield for your exhibition or trade show, contact our team of exhibition planning experts to arrange a consultation today.

Yes, OEC Sheffield’s open exhibition space is fully adaptable and can be configured into three smaller spaces if required. We also offer our Boardroom and Hospitality Boxes for meetings, presentations, catering, and as designated breakout spaces.

Our exhibition venue provides essential exhibition equipment such as tables, chairs, tablecloths, power points, and Wi-Fi. Some of the suites are also equipped with HD projectors, 2.4m screens and PA systems. For any other needs, the OEC can arrange the hire of additional supplies.

Yes, in addition to the main Rivelin Suite, OEC Sheffield offers a boardroom that can accommodate up to 12 visitors and hospitality boxes that cater for 20 visitors each or up to 80 when combined. These spaces are ideal for meetings, breakout sessions, or catering, featuring natural daylight and private balconies.