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The Hold Events Hire

The Hold is a fully accessible venue with the latest modern conveniences for a variety of events including workshops, conferences, receptions, award ceremonies, product launches, screenings, performances and more. The Hold offers flexible spaces to suit any event style and format and multi-space discounts are available 

The Hold has a Premises and Alcohol License as well as a PRS/PPL Music License  – perfect for post-event drinks and evening standing receptions! Take advantage of the on-site catering with customising options for dietary requirements and preferences.  

Full event management is available to help bring your event vision to fruition and we can recommend external suppliers to elevate your eventTo speak to our Commercial Officer about your future event needs and to book a site visit please email . 

The Auditorium

The Auditorium

Our impressive 200 seat auditorium is the the perfect setting for your next conference, awards ceremony, screening, film festival or performance
Wolfson Learning Space

Wolfson Learning Space

This modern and attractive space provides a flexible space for a variety of events including workshops, talks, seminars and training events.
Seminar Rooms

Seminar Rooms

These spacious and flexible rooms offer the perfect setting for presentations, workshops and talks
The Street and Café

The Street and Café

The Street and Café provide a stunning backdrop to any standing reception, networking event or speeches evening.
Terrace Spaces

Terrace Spaces

The Hold's Waterfront and Garden Terraces offer the perfect setting for your pre and post event drinks/ welcome receptions
Meeting Room

Meeting Room

An ideal space for small meetings and briefings
Event Catering

Event Catering

Our in-house catering team offers a variety of catering options to suit a range of styles, budgets and dietary requirements for any event
Event Organiser Bonuses

Event Organiser Bonuses

All of the extras that make an event organiser's job a breeze