Destination Emirates Old Trafford: Unique Conference Venue


Destination Emirates Old Trafford is a world-renowned live events and sporting venue with an excellent reputation for delivering a wide range of corporate events such as large-scale conferences and exhibitions, celebratory awards dinners and ceremonies, and magical Christmas parties, all whilst hosting major international cricket fixtures every summer!

Based in the vibrant city of Manchester, Destination Emirates Old Trafford can cater for both small and large-scale conferences. The flexible and high-end space is fully supported by dedicated and in-house services, such as event duty managers, IT support and experienced event planners, making the venue the perfect option for a conference.

All Destination Highlights:

  • International sporting, music and events Destination
  • On-site, 250-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
  • Two on-site restaurants
  • Car parking for up to 700 cars
  • Over 3,600m² of event space
  • Multiple event suites across four buildings (large and small facilities)
  • Connecting indoor bridge links to event suites
  • Outdoor terrace areas
  • On-site Caffè Nero
  • Great transport links


On-site Hilton Garden Inn:

Destination Emirates Old Trafford is not only the home of Lancashire Cricket but also a four-star Hilton Garden Inn hotel. In 2023 the hotel underwent an exciting extension, bringing the total number of bedrooms up to 250, 135 of which overlook the iconic pitch, across two modern buildings. The large increase in bedrooms positively lends itself to large, multi-day conferences as event organisers and delegates will experience a convenient and seamless overnight stay right here on-site – eliminating the stress of finding accommodation somewhere else in the city!

Two On-Site Restaurants:

Not only an on-site hotel but also two-onsite restaurants, the world-renowned stadium offers a range of excellent options to suit a range of food and beverage needs for conference organisers and attendees. The Edge, serving up excellent British cuisine, is a contemporary A La Carte restaurant which boasts spectacular pitch-side views. For a more informal dining experience, The Garden Grille and Bar is located next door to our reception area, where guests can enjoy our delicious pizza and lunch service menus. With an on-site hotel including two-on-site restaurants, event guests positively benefit from having all overnight essential amenities all in one place!

The Point:

The venue’s largest and purpose-built event space, The Point boasts an impressive 1,125m² of event floor space and a 7.4-metre-high ceiling – two vital components which contribute towards hosting a great large-scale conference. The modern event space in The Point is sub-divisible by three, providing the desirable opportunity to create break-out spaces or a space for smaller presentation talks. And it doesn’t stop there – when hiring The Point, occupation of other additional areas such as a designated check-in area, cloakroom, open bar facility, and the private top-floor Mezzanine bar are included in the hire cost. Guests think of The Point as its own event venue, within our wider events destination!

Indoor Bridge Links:

For large-scale conferences which utilise multiple event spaces at Destination Emirates Old Trafford, getting to and from each space couldn’t be easier due to the indoor bridge links. Linking The Point, to the Pavilion which houses multiple event suites, to the on-site Hilton Garden Inn, guests can avoid going outside and having to take a longer route, and instead enjoy the convenience of being connected to each space with ease. 

Interested in hosting your next conference at Destination Emirates Old Trafford?

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Adam Parry
Author: Adam Parry

Adam is the co-founder and editor of Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.

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