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    A range of flexible meeting spaces in which to host your event

    St Catherine’s has a wide range of meeting facilities, offering flexibility for various different types of event.

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      A range of flexible meeting spaces in which to host your event

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              Key Considerations When Choosing a Training Venue

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              So, it’s down to you to plan the next training session. Whether it's a professional development seminar, a corporate retreat, or an academic conference, the venue you choose can significantly impact the success of your event. 

              With so much choice, how can you ensure you make the right decision?  Like everything else, it’s much easier if you break down the process into simple steps.

              Here are the key considerations when choosing the best venue for you.

              Location, Location, Location

              Location plays a crucial role in attracting your audience. It should be easily accessible and offer adequate parking or public transport options.

              St Catherine's College ticks all these boxes. Placed in the heart of historic Oxford, it is accessible by road, rail and air. It’s less than an hour from London and offers your attendees a world-famous seat of learning, history, and intrigue.  

              Facilities and Amenities

              The facilities and amenities of the venue can make or break your training event.

              These include 100% reliable tech support, catering options, and comfortable accommodation.

              Look for a venue which offers the very latest facilities including high-speed Wi-Fi, AV equipment, and modern lecture theatres.

              Ensure there is a full catering service available offering a wide choice of menu including special dietary requirements, breakfast, lunch and the availability of banquet options if required.

              Knowing your attendees are well looked after in these departments leaves you free to concentrate on your organisation’s objectives for training.

              Learning Environment

              The environment and ambience are crucial for engagement.

              Your location should be comfortable, welcoming and promote positive learning. St Catherine's College, with its tranquil gardens and innovative architectural design, provides a serene, distraction-free venue.

              Space and Capacity

              The venue must have the capacity to comfortably accommodate your attendees, with space for breakout sessions and networking.

              We offer versatile spaces that can be adapted for various events. Visit us and you’ll find everything from large plenary sessions to intimate workshops, with room sizes ranging from small seminar rooms to a 300-seat auditorium.

              Cost and Budget

              Your chosen venue should provide value for money without compromising on quality. Remember those vital facilities! Our comprehensive delegate packages offer a range of services tailored to meet your budget.


              By holding your training session at an internationally recognised institution, you give your event an air of credibility and esteem.

              Your attendees will be following in the footsteps of Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Oscar Wilde, to name just a few.

              After your training course with us, your delegates will have nothing to declare but their genius!

              In Conclusion

              Choosing the right training venue requires careful consideration. However, a setting like St Catherine's College, Oxford, with its prime location, comprehensive facilities, conducive learning environment, versatile space, and world-famous reputation, offers a great benchmark.

              Contact us now to discuss your next successful company training session.

              So, take the leap and make your conference stand out from the rest by choosing a venue that embodies creativity, inspiration, and innovation.