Whether you’re a cricket fan, a music nut or just your average Joe, the chances are you’ve heard of Emirates Old Trafford. This world-class venue is the home of international cricket and concerts. But it’s also renowned for delivering inspirational conferences, dazzling awards ceremonies and a whole host of other events.
That’s right, if you’re planning an event and you’re in need of a venue in Manchester, we bet Emirates Old Trafford will fit the bill. Here are a few reasons why.
So much scope
Firstly, few venues offer as much scope and flexibility as Emirates Old Trafford.
This large venue has over 3,600 m2 of space, including a whopping 32 meeting rooms and plenty of larger rooms suitable for a wide range of events. In fact, whether you’re planning an event for 10 or 1,000 delegates, Emirates Old Trafford has you covered!
At the larger end of the scale, you have The Point. With impressive seven-metre windows and panoramic views of the famous cricket pitch, this blank canvas space is ideal for conferences, exhibitions and awards ceremonies. Meanwhile, at the smaller end, you have the Executive Boxes. These high-end, luxurious spaces are perfect for small meetings or client entertainment on match-days, thanks to their private balconies and stunning pitchside views.
Where history happens
Just picture your guests schmoozing and sipping champagne in the venue where Beyoncé wowed over 50,000 people, or Lancashire beat Middlesex during their inaugural first-class match. It’s true, Emirates Old Trafford is rich in sporting and entertainment history!
This renowned venue opened way back in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club, and has housed Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864. Since then, it’s played host to some of cricket’s most iconic moments and is synonymous with great triumphs, famous names and steely willpower.
But it’s not just cricket fans who’ll be excited to set foot through these doors. Emirates Old Trafford has also hosted major concerts from stars such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, Take That and Foo Fighters. Host your event here and you’ll certainly be in good company!
All of Emirates Old Trafford’s spaces are high-spec, modern and boast the latest tech – ideal for a classy conference. Just look at the Press Lounge’s fitted plasma screens and overhead projector, or The Point’s built-in projectors, screens and coloured LED lights, to see what we mean.
The fabulous facilities at Emirates Old Trafford give no end of possibilities if you want to truly make the spaces your own. For instance, The Point has 53 hanging points in its seven-metre-high ceiling, just calling for you to dream big. However, don’t let that daunt you – this is a venue where you can equally afford to simply turn up on the day and wow your guests with the venue’s in-house equipment and lighting if you’re on a smaller budget.
Whichever route you choose, you can be sure of one thing: the venue’s dedicated team of experienced event planners, duty managers and IT technicians will be on-hand to help you turn your dreams into a reality.
So, so convenient
Emirates Old Trafford has everything you need to help your event run smoothly. That includes amazing transport links and over 600 on-site parking spaces, making it easy for your delegates to get to wherever they’re coming from.
In fact, this venue is a great shout for multi-day international conferences – not just because of those awesome transport links, but also thanks to its on-site four-star hotel!
The Hilton Garden Inn hotel boasts 150 bedrooms (85 of which overlook the renowned Lancashire Cricket Pitch!), a delicious restaurant and a slick fitness centre, making it the ideal spot for your guests to retire to after a buzzing conference or awards ceremony. Especially because it’s linked directly to The Point by a footbridge! Could you get any more convenient?!
Unparalleled pitchside views
Finally, your delegates are guaranteed to fall in love with this venue’s breath-taking pitchside views.
No matter which room you hire, stunning vistas of the world-famous cricket pitch take centre-stage – just look at 1864 Suite’s full glass windows and private balcony, or The Point’s seven-metre-high floor-to-ceiling windows. A green oasis in industrial Manchester, the beautifully manicured pitch makes the perfect backdrop to any event.
But the cricket ground isn’t the only thing your guests can enjoy ogling at. Some of the venue’s spaces boast fantastic views of Manchester City Centre and the Peak District too – like The Boardroom, situated on the third floor of the Pavilion. Now that’s what we call memorable!
As you can see, Emirates Old Trafford is an iconic venue, perfect for an iconic conference, awards ceremony or exhibition. So, what are you waiting for? Enquire now to get your event booked into the diary here.
Alternatively, if you’re still browsing, feel free to check out more of our top event venues in Manchester. Either way, don’t hang around too long – spectacular venues like this tend to get booked up quickly!