School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Conference Facilities

Conference Facilities

We provide exceptional conference rooms for businesses and organisations at our NU Farms and Dove Marine facilities in Northumberland.

We can match your conferencing needs with our wide range of well-equipped meeting rooms across our two sites.

Beautiful settings to generate ideas

Set in beautiful rural and coastal Northumberland, our venues cater for all shapes and sizes of conference.

We provide audio-visual equipment, can cater for your party and you'll always find our staff helpful and accommodating.

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You can download our Conference facilities brochure (PDF: 1MB) as an offline resource.

Cockle Park Farm

We offer a range of excellent conference facilities at our Cockle Park Farm. It is in beautiful rural Northumberland not far from Morpeth and easily accessible from the main A1 road.

The Seminar Room

A multi-purpose room providing excellent audio-visual facilities within an expansive and modern barn conversion.

This room is an ideal space for conferences for up to 60 people and can be tailored for:

  • boardroom meetings
  • theatre-style presentations
  • classroom teaching

There is black-out capability; together with white board and flip-chart provision. The facility also offers free parking with direct access

The Lodge

The Lodge is a versatile, spacious and open-plan room that can be utilised for various purposes.

This large room has a projector and screen, with white board and flip chart provision.

It has space for up to 40 people for conference-style presentations, coupled with a reception area and kitchen facilities.

Used in conjunction with our other facilities, The Lodge is also ideal as a reception and lunch area

The Wheldon Meeting Room

This room will accommodate up to 12 people seated in boardroom format, making it ideal for small group meetings.

It can also be used as a breakout room when booked as part of our larger conference package.

The room offers boardroom-style arrangement, with:

  • audio visual facilities
  • flip charts
  • whiteboard and pens 

We offer ample parking with direct access to the venue.

Contact details

If you require more information before booking, please don't hesitate to email us.

The Seminar Room is an excellent conference room, with an abundance of facilities for businesses and organisations to use, at our Cockle Park Farm.
The Seminar Room at Cockle Park Farm.
Our Cockle Park Farm facilities near Morpeth and the A1.

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The Wheldon Meeting Room caters for boardroom-style meetings.
The Lodge is a versatile space for up to 40 people.
 

Nafferton Farm

The Nafferton Seminar Room is a versatile, open-plan meeting space for up to 40 delegates. It is suitable for meetings, conferences or small workshops.

The room has Wi-Fi connection and a projector with screen, enabling the facilitator to connect to via a laptop for presentation purposes. 

The venue has:

  • ample parking
  • a small kitchen for serving refreshments

External catering can be arranged on request.

Contact details

If you require more information before booking, please don't hesitate to email us.

Our conference room at Nafferton Farm.
The Nafferton Farm Seminar Room is suitable for an array of meeting activities.
Our Nafferton Farm facilities at Stocksfield off the A69 in Northumberland.

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Dove Marine Lab

The coastal location of the Dove Marine Laboratory offers a novel and picturesque setting for your Staff Away Day, workshop or small conference. We have two rooms available for hire.

Buchanan Room

The Buchanan Room is set up cabaret style with five large round tables, each seating six people.

It has three large wall screens and a computer which is linked to the university network (Microsoft Office).

You can view the set-up of the Buchanan room from our virtual tour.

The Buchanan Room at the Dove Marine Laboratory

Evans Room

With sinks, laboratory style benches and wall-mounted audio-visual presentation equipment, this room doubles as a laboratory-style workshop room or a novel meeting room in a marine laboratory setting.

It holds 30 people comfortably. You can view the Evans room in our virtual tour.

Teaching in the Evans Room at the Dove Marine Laboratory

Additional Facilities

We can also provide:

  • wireless access
  • flipcharts
  • wall-mounted computer-linked flatscreens for audio-visual presentations
  • stationary
  • catering provision
  • reception support

There is free parking in the immediate vicinity and excellent public transport links to the city centre.

Our Dove Marine Laboratory at Cullercoats.

Contact us

If you require more information before booking, please don't hesitate to email us.

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Blyth Marine Station

Our Blyth Marine Station conference room offers a spacious area that can be utilised for meetings, conferences, small workshops and project demonstrations.

Beautiful coastal location

The Blyth Marine Station is situated on Northumberland’s southeast coast, approximately 13 miles northeast of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Excellent facilities

The room has a high quality audio system for presentation purposes. This versatile space has the advantage of internal bi-fold doors enabling one large room to be divided into two smaller meeting spaces if required.

The venue has on-site parking, and a small kitchen for serving refreshments. External catering can be arranged on request.

Hospitality

All meeting rooms can be booked with a range of hospitality.

Contact us

If you require more information before booking, please don't hesitate to email us.

Blyth Marine Station
Our coastal Blyth Marine Station conference facility is an excellent venue for meetings.
The location of our Blyth Marine Station.

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