Venue spotlight: Yorkshire

QHotels Aldwark Manor

The UK's largest county has a lot to offer for those looking for the perfect location for conferences and events.

Whether you need a city centre or rural location, an intimate meeting room or a venue capable of holding vast outdoor teambuilding activities, you'll find it in Yorkshire.

So if you're thinking of holding an event in Yorkshire, take a look at five of the best C&E venues on offer in the region.

Oulton Hall, Leeds

Oulton Hall, based just outside Leeds city centre, is an 18th century former family mansion set within picturesque grounds and a 27-hole golf complex. The hotel has:

  • Nine flexible meeting and events rooms, holding up to 350 delegates
  • 152 bedrooms - 73 of which are newly refurbished
  • Two excellent restaurants, as well as private dining options and suites
  • 300 car parking spaces


The hotel features a Butler Dining and bespoke Butler Service, tailored to each specific event, meaning clients can create a unique dining or evening event with an extra special touch. The package comes with the option of a full consultation with the Head Butler and Executive Chef- the perfect option for banqueting or private dining events.

The Queens, Leeds

The Queens has stood proudly overLeeds City Squareas a cultural landmark since 1937. The hotel offers striking Art Deco opulence throughout its event spaces and leisure areas. Adjacent toLeedstrain station, with the added benefit of on-site valet parking, The Queens is easily accessible for conferences, meetings and events. It also has:

  • 16 meeting and events rooms, holding up to 500 delegates
  • 215 bedrooms, including 18 bedrooms on the QClub dedicated business floor
  • Two dining facilities as well as private dining options
  • Valet parking


The Queens is home to QClub, a dedicated business floor with 18 upgraded bedrooms and an exclusive lounge and terrace area. The QClub lounge is home to residents for the duration of their stay. QClub guests also enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles.

Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort, Yorkshire & Humberside

Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort is set in 190 acres of beautiful woodland close to the Yorkshire border, and a short distance from junction 4 of the M180. The hotel has:

  • 12 meeting and events rooms, including a purpose-built events centre
  • 188 bedrooms
  • Four excellent dining options
  • 400 car parking spaces


Forest Pines is home to a modern, purpose-built events centre. It has excellent vehicular access, making it an ideal space for car launches and other large-scale events. The largest conference room can cater for up to 370.

With 190 acres of land, the hotel is also a popular choice for teambuilding activities and events. Forest Pines often works with its teambuilding partner, Team Spirit, to provide tailored agendas for events.

Aldwark Manor, near York

Set within 120 acres of parkland and with an 18-hole golf course, Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel is in a peaceful location between Harrogate and York, yet just eight miles from the A1. The hotel has:

  • Six conference and meeting rooms, holding up to 240 delegates
  • 53 bedrooms and suites
  • Three fantastic dining options
  • 200 car parking spaces


The Brasserie Restaurant at Aldwark Manor has been awarded an AA Rosette.

The AA recognises around 4,000 hotels across Britain and Ireland and is one of the most trusted hospitality rating systems in the UK. AA Rosettes are awarded independently of the hotel and only around 10% of all restaurants across the country are deemed worthy of one Rosette or above.

Tankersley Manor, near Sheffield

Situated near the bustling city of Sheffield, and located just off junction 36 of the M1, Tankersley Manor is built around a 17th century former residence. It has:

  • 12 meeting and events rooms, holding up to 400 delegates
  • 98 bedrooms
  • A on-site restaurant
  • 350 car parking spaces


The hotel's dedicated events centre is perfect for large-scale meetings. It includes the Tankersley Suite, which has a capacity of 400 delegates, its own private entrance and reception area, as well as vehicular access. 

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