It Simply Isn’t (Just) Cricket……

By Prestige Venues and Events -

The clocks have turned forward and spring seems finally here. We are delighted that outdoor sport has been able to start up again this week and our cricketing venues around the UK are busy getting themselves match ready for the start of the season next month.

All of our cricket venues in the UK offer exceptional meeting, conference and event spaces many with stunning pitch views and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy. Whether you are looking for flexible working space, team building or to host a presentation or something more informal such as a celebration for birthdays and anniversaries missed this year there’s something for every occasion.

Why not combine a morning meeting with an afternoon of casual cricket hospitality with your clients or colleagues, once restrictions ease. It’s the perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure, a chance to catch up face to face, enjoy some live sport and great hospitality, something we’ve all been craving for a long time now!

Cricket venues in the spotlight:

The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence
Canterbury, Kent

Set in the heart of Canterbury, The Spitfire St Lawrence Ground has been home to Kent County Cricket Club since 1847 making it one of the oldest grounds on which first class cricket is played. Unusually there is a prominent lime tree situated on the pitch, the ground was built around the tree and as such, special local rules were introduced, shots blocked by the tree where counted as a four. To this day only four cricketers have cleared the tree to score a six.

The ground is also renowned as one of Kent’s leading conference and event venues with modern spaces in a historic and picturesque setting. It’s ideal for both corporate meetings and dinners as well as private celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. 

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1st Century County Ground
Hove, Sussex

The County Ground is home to Sussex County Cricket Club in Hove where most of their home matches have been played since 1872. It’s one of the few country grounds with deckchairs for spectators in th Sussex CCC colours of blue and white and was the first cricket ground to install permanent floodlights for night matches.

It’s a great concert venue too having hosted the great Elton John, Madness, Lionel Ritchie, Little Mix and Olly Murs to name but a few. It is also a great venue for meetings and events with newly renovated spaces, plenty of larger rooms for social distancing, floor to ceiling windows with pitch views and outdoor space for events and all located in the centre of Hove by the sea.

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The Emerald Headingly Stadium
Headingley, Leeds

Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, The Emerald Headingley Stadium is unique in that it comprises not one but two separate grounds, Headingley Cricket Ground and Headingley Rugby Stadium, both of which are international stadiums and steeped in history. The recently renovated Emerald Stand sits between both pitches and offers magnificent views from its great vantage point. 

With a recent investment of £45million into the stadium, is really is a state-of-the-art conference and events venue with modern, light and bright spaces beautifully appointed that are really flexible and versatile for events. From small meetings in the hospitality boxes to large scale awards dinners and conferences in the main suites seating up to 600 it’s definitely a venue that will have a positive impact and leave a long-lasting impression.

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