A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue: DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre

Wild West Theme, East Midlands Conference Centre
Wild West Christmas Tree, East Midlands Conference Centre
Futuristic Theme, East Midlands Conference Centre
Crackle Ball Table Centre, East Midlands Conference Centre
Hollywood Theme Draped Entrance, East Midlands Conference Centre
A Night at the Oscars at East Midlands Conference Centre
East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham
Festival Theme Food Huts
Great Gatsby Event Theme
Great Gatsby Theme Table Centrepieces
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Wild West Theme, East Midlands Conference Centre
Wild West Christmas Tree, East Midlands Conference Centre
Futuristic Theme, East Midlands Conference Centre
Crackle Ball Table Centre, East Midlands Conference Centre
Hollywood Theme Draped Entrance, East Midlands Conference Centre
A Night at the Oscars at East Midlands Conference Centre
East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham
Festival Theme Food Huts
Great Gatsby Event Theme
Great Gatsby Theme Table Centrepieces
roaring 20s flapper girls
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Wild West Theme, East Midlands Conference Centre
Wild West Christmas Tree, East Midlands Conference Centre
Futuristic Theme, East Midlands Conference Centre
Crackle Ball Table Centre, East Midlands Conference Centre
Hollywood Theme Draped Entrance, East Midlands Conference Centre
A Night at the Oscars at East Midlands Conference Centre
East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham
Festival Theme Food Huts
Great Gatsby Event Theme
Great Gatsby Theme Table Centrepieces
roaring 20s flapper girls
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A Focus on a Favourite Nottingham Venue: DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre

As Event Professionals, we’ve lucky enough to work at some great venues and have developed great connections with many venues and their teams. We’d like to review another venue we are missing during lockdown and that’s the awesome DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre.

The venue is not just known for its sustainability, but also its incredible professional Sales and Operations team who deliver personal service like a small boutique hotel whilst having the branded badge of DeVere. The venue offers great options for holding large and small events across the site. Let’s discover some of our favourite events that we have worked on here.

A Venue for Large and Small Events in Nottingham

DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre is an idyllic location for conferences and conventions. Its set in 330 acres of the University of Nottingham’s landscaped parkland so it feels like you’re a million miles away but you’re not! De Vere East Midlands Conference Centres has recently been refurbished and is a stone’s throw from the eco-friendly De Vere Orchard Hotel.

Voted as Best Auditorium and short listed for the Best Onsite Audio Visual at the CHS 2018 Awards, East Midlands Conference Theatre provides a great space for up to 550 delegates. The Auditorium has tiered seating and a large screen for symposiums and presentations as well as a Banqueting Suite that offers a flexible space for exhibitions, awards evenings, and gala dinners, hosting up to 1000 for a conference or 580 for a meal.

With a choice of 21 meeting rooms plus accommodation of 202 bedrooms at DeVere Orchard Hotel, it’s a perfect location for a residential conference in the East Midlands or a full day conference and Awards dinner.

Highlights of the Venue

  • 21 flexible meeting and event rooms for conferences, exhibitions, gala dinners, and meetings
  • Easily accessible via road, rail, or air with East Midlands Airport nearby
  • 10 minutes to Junction 25 off the M1
  • Can accommodate events large or small, for up to 1000 guests
  • Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gb is available throughout the venue
  • Intuitive, smart technology with dedicated in-house tech savvy support
  • Dedicated conference host on hand throughout to help with the event
  • 202 guest rooms at DeVere Orchard Hotel

We share some of our most favourite events at the venue over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we’ve chosen to rave about it!

Christmas Ho Ho Ho Down for Capital One

The financial firm Capital One hired the Eventologists Team to design and deliver one of the biggest Christmas Parties at East Midlands Conference Centre with almost 1000 party revelers. Going away from your traditional Christmas Theme, we worked with them on a Wild West Themed Showdown for their staff Christmas Party. With long tables, wild west themed props, full room transformation, can-can dancers and other wildwest entertainers such as a Rodeo Bull, Shoot Out Games as well as Wild West Photobooths! What a night to remember! 

Gala Dinner Decor – Futuristic Theme

Eventologists often get requests for futuristic themed table centres or modern centrepieces to fit in with a future theme gala dinner. Futuristic Themes are great at East Midlands Conference Centre as the building itself is so modern and contemporary. Our client, who is a logistics company gave us a brief of lit table centres and we suggested our Light Up Bubble Vase Table Centres along with a futuristic tunnel and blue and white lighting. It’s a great theme for male dominated awards events and also a popular theme for scientific companies, IT companies and manufacturing companies!

Venue Décor – A Night at the Movies – Oscars come to Hollywood!

We have designed some unique Christmas party for Capital One at DeVere East Midlands Conference Centre. This time the theme was A Night at the Movies. It’s an alternative idea to an Oscars Themed Event or a Hollywood Theme Corporate Event. Our ideas for this staff party with a twist included a secret cinema space, Hollywood poster props, glitzy Hollywood entrance as well as an array of Hollywood Theme Entertainment and Hollywood Look-a-like entertainers to amaze guests with their canny resemblance to Hollywood Super stars. An Oscar Themed Party is always popular at Christmas or for Awards Dinners as its such a celebratory theme. We have so many Oscar Themed/Hollywood Themed Décor and Entertainment to choose from, so you can be guaranteed that no one event will be the same! 

Festival Themed Conference

Another great event was hosted at East Midlands Conference Centre and Nottingham University where Eventologists were given just 4 hours to transform the entire site in a festival theme. The event was a 2-day conference held at the venue

We were given a task of transforming the entire site in a sustainable festival theme. The Summer Festival event had the objective of a space where people could network, share creative ideas and future thinking and collaborative.  Décor include summer artificial trees, a living sponsor wall, artificial turf hire, foliage pillar wraps, a cloud in the blue-sky thinking space, giant festival letters with real plants for people take away and pallet furniture for booths and outdoor seating.

Gala Dinner – Great Gatsby Theme

One of our favorite spaces at the East Midlands Conference Centre is dressing the long corridor that leads to the main banqueting suite. There’s just so much that you can do with entrances especially when it’s a Great Gatsby style entrance area. Stunning 20’s style fret screens, art deco fan props, stunning Great Gatsby themed table centres.

Nottingham University Conferences and East Midlands Conference Centre feels like home from home. We can’t wait to do our next event there. This a great space for Self-distancing Events in Nottingham and a Corporate Venue in Nottingham that has so many possibilities for any type of corporate event – a dream for Event Management Companies or Venue Search Companies!

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  • We have worked with Eventologists for the a couple of years now and can't fault them from start to finish the whole process is very seamless and the stuff they do is incredible! We have themed evenings and they always come up with some fab ideas that help to emphasise the theme and bring it to life. Our events have conference sessions in the venue during the day and we transform them for our awards in the evening and Eventologists always completely transform the space for the evening so that it feels like you're in a completely different space which makes it all feel so much more special and a real celebration and by the time morning arrives its all completely cleared as if by magic!

    thumb PPMA Admin
    May 19, 2022
  • Great props, prompt delivery, awesome team. Would use again.

    thumb Richard Buxton
    May 19, 2022
  • A wonderful team who made our event space look incredible. Jacob took our ideas and brought them to life. We've had amazing feedback about the event design, so we couldn't be happier. Everyone really loved the living wall and trees!

    thumb Olivia Rocky
    April 19, 2022
  • Rita has been an absolute pleasure to work with; she listened to our ideas and vision and then totally ran with it and created something better than we could have ever imagined! On the event day, Rita and her team swooped in and decorated our venue in record time. Rita and the team were professional and efficient. We look forward to working with Eventologists again next year!

    thumb Neighbourly Brands
    March 19, 2022
  • Eventologists are a pleasure to work with. The whole experience from start to finish isn't nothing short of perfection. The team are super professional and Jen makes working with them a breeze. Nothing is too much and she is always so responsive. Can't wait to work with them again :)

    thumb Andrew Chalk
    March 19, 2022
  • Eventologists have been a dream to work with. No fuss, straightforward communications and pricing. Delivery and collection on the day was simple and efficient. Professional and friendly at every turn - thanks for your part in making our event a great success!

    thumb Emma Bird
    February 19, 2022
  • We’ve used the services of Eventologists on numerous occasions and their expertise is priceless. Great service as always from Rita and her team who are always full of ideas and ways to make your event stand out. We’ve hired sets for Moulin Rouge, Great Gatsby, Hollywood and Glitz and Glam plus they created a wonderful set for a festival including tress with festoon and flags. Highly recommended and great to work with.

    thumb MrandMrsGrey
    July 19, 2021
  • Wonderful team, from the event manager to the decorators! The choices of set ups and themes are really original as well as well made. Each event is done with lots of passion , always keeping the client best interest at heart. Great value for money, and they always go the extra mile!

    thumb Astrid Guillabeau
    July 19, 2020