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We offer comprehensive, flexible conferencing solutions based in 75 acres of beautiful grounds. The historic architecture of original buildings combines with new, state-of-the-art conferencing resources to impress anyone.

We have years of experience of working with clients to ensure their events are a success, delivering a first class service and meeting the ever-changing needs of the conference world.

It isn’t just the warm welcome, state-of-the-art facilities and idyllic setting that set us apart from other educational conference venues. We also offer the following benefits to enhance your experience:

  • good transport links to the North West, just a short drive from Junction 3 of the M58 and a 15 minute walk from Ormskirk train station for regular connections to Liverpool and Preston
  • a landscaped campus including rose gardens, reed bed, rocky stream, piazza area and lakes
  • self-contained site with extensive amenities, from cash machines to catering outlets, a general store and 24-hour security
  • the Arts Centre, a favourite of visiting professional theatre and dance companies. Events and performances are open to conference delegates and the Rose can also be hired for private use.
  • Edge Hill Sport, our 25 acre sporting and recreational complex, is fully accessible to wheelchair users and others with disabilities and offers some of the best facilities in the North West
  • majority of buildings, teaching rooms, social areas and leisure facilities accessible to delegates with a variety of impairments. Hearing loops are installed in the main lecture theatres and a portable loop is available, lifts and accessible toilets are available in all conference buildings and there are designated parking spaces around campus.


Whether you wish to hold a team meeting or formal dinner, we have the facilities to meet and exceed your expectations, all on one site. Each building has a virtual tour you can explore, which is also available in fullscreen mode.

The Hub
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Health and Social Care
Main Building
The Arts Centre
The Wilson Centre


A member of staff hands someone a plate of food, in the background the room is set up for a dinner.

We pride ourselves on tailoring catering services to meet your needs, offering flexible options from fast food to silver service, nutritional athlete regimes to healthy menus that will still appeal to teenagers.

The Hub offers excellent dining, retail and social experience facilities for all our students, staff and visitors.

Sages Restaurant offers a private silver service for lunches or dinners for up to 150 people.

Roots Kitchen is our vegetarian/vegan restaurant, allowing you to ensure you can cater for a variety of dietary requirements.


Although we have over 2,500 bedrooms on campus, bookings are extremely limited, and rooms are only available from the end of June until around the middle of September. Out of term-time is our only chance to carry out any maintenance works that need to be done ahead of the next academic year, and we also run our own events in the summer which a large proportion of rooms are reserved for.

If you are interested in booking accommodation, you should speak to the team as early as possible in the planning process. Accommodation often gets booked up a year in advance, so the earlier you get in touch, the more likely we are to be able to confirm your booking.

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