Association Event Venue Hire At Yarnfield Park

Yarnfield Park is dedicated meeting and conference venue that is perfect for association conferences, training and annual conventions. When you choose to hire our association event venue in Staffordshire, your members will benefit from purpose-built facilities, comfortable bedrooms, leisure facilities and eco-concious catering services.

From car clubs to sports associations and christian association venues or small committee meetings to larger exhibition, we’re committed to offering the best experience for your members.

Experienced Association Event Venue UK

Yarnfield Park is part of The Venues Collection, a group of venues across the UK that offer a fantastic range of flexible spaces for association groups to meet. For association training and events that, our local event venue in Staffordshire has 41 adaptable spaces and can host up to 500 delegates.

In 2023, we hosted the Association UK Congress, welcoming a whole host of association groups into our venue for 3 days of connecting, learnings and associations exhibiting their successes for growing membership. Our experienced and professional staff are on hand to ensure your events go off without a hitch and our purpose built venue is the perfect location to provide your attendees with the most comfortable stay.

Explore our variety of room layouts and capacities for all your requirements, including banquet, cabaret and theatre style layouts. With numerous meeting rooms available, we can provide multi-room event spaces for full-rounded conferencing events. Our banquet room layouts are ideal to host Gala Dinners and AGM dinners for Industry Associations and Voluntary Groups.

Outdoor Association Event Venue Hire

We have an abundance of outdoor space to take advantage of. So if you want to break up your association event with some team building activities just speak to our team. We have 20 acres of grounds plus sports centre facilities including the pavilion/sports field – which is perfect for a game of football or rugby as well as other Sports Associations.

If your association is looking for outdoor space to exhibit your interests, this is the perfect venue for you, we’re happy to welcome car and motorcycle associations who can benefit from free parking on site and the space to show off their love of motors!

Why not mix it up and host your meeting outdoors? Ideal for the summer months!

religious retreat gathering at yarnfield park's outdoor space

All-Inclusive Weekend Packages for Association Groups

We want to give our guests the best experience possible. That’s why we offer association group packages so that you can rest assured you’re getting the most from your budget. These weekend packages include everything you need for a fantastic and successful event.

If you would like more information about our association group packages, give us a call and we will be happy to discuss our offers.

people at the bar area at Yarnfield Park

Welcoming Accommodation for Association Weekends

We have 338 double and twin ensuite bedrooms for your guests to stay in. Our standard bedrooms are designed for maximum comfort or upgrade to our superior room for an added bit of luxury. All our rooms come with free superfast Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, a flat-screen TV and complimentary toiletries.

Easy transportation links

Yarnfield Park is easily accessible and is close to the M6. It is also only 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent and less than an hour to Birmingham, Manchester and East Midlands airports. Your guests can make their way to our venue with ease and with ample free parking, they are guaranteed to get a space.

Yarnfield Park hotel bedroom with desk

Nutritious Catering Available At Yarnfield Park

During your association weekend meet up or association conference, we can provide a range of food options to power your members.

As standard our catering focuses on buffet-style meals or we offer private dining events, banquets for large groups or smaller private lunch options are also available. We also offer nourishing and delicious breakfast options, again in a buffet style, with options ranging from toast, Danish pastries to a hearty English breakfast, to ensure your members are powered for their day ahead.

We also have Sky Sports available in our bar and lounge for sports enthusiasts to enjoy during the evenings. Plus on-site Costa Coffee for guests to enjoy.

We’re proud to offer eco-concious catering for the events industry. As part of our Future First Charter, Yarnfield Park and The Venues Collection are leaders in driving carbon conscious catering for all of our events.

salad bar at yarnfield park food station

Exclusive Meeting & Accommodation Space

Ideal for an association weekend event, our Connex space can be hired for exclusive use, with two theatre style rooms for 200 people, plus additional smaller rooms that are ideal for association seminars, networking and relaxing together. There are bedrooms attached for the ultimate private association event. For catering, you would be required to use our restaurant but separating dining times can be arranged or you can explore our private dining options, perfect for awards or gala dinners.

Our exclusive Connex building is ideal for association training and seminars, with multiple classroom-style spaces, perfect for Academic Associations who can take advantage of superfast wifi, projects, whiteboards and more. It’s also perfect for local Gaming Camps and small to medium-sized Esports Tournaments in the Midlands.

Armed Forces Covenant

Did you know we are part of a bigger family? Yarnfield Park is part of The Venues Collection, whose parent company is Compass Group UK & Ireland. Compass Group UK & Ireland has been a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant since 2016 and ensures that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

It is estimated that over 1000 of Compass’ employees are part of the Armed Forces community and this number continues to grow. Additionally, the business also directly supports members of the Armed Forces community through its work in its defence business, ESS, at over 250 sites across the country.

Here, at Yarnfield Park, we have great space for those serving, veterans, comrades associations, and their family and friends, to meet, train and sleep. Located in the middle of the UK, we’re a central venue for Veterans across the country to easily get together.

We have 41 spaces suitable for any forces event, delicious food and plenty of free, onsite car and coach car parking.


  • I carried out some Live Radio Broadcasts while in attendance: I’d hoped and planned to do so, but couldn’t fathom just how good the internet quality was for Wi-Fi – it was brilliant and made my life much simpler while in attendance. I spoke to various staff, for a number of reasons – at d

    Andy Berry

  • The booking process was easy enough despite some chopping and changing from our side. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the meeting room and facilities really good as well as the food in the restaurant. All in a great place for a meeting or conference

    Jonny Birch

  • Thank you to the team once again for making us feel so welcome and supporting our training conference needs throughout our two days (despite Covid restrictions).  We saw the effort and hard work from everyone behind the scenes. You all worked so hard to make our stay the best it could be.

    Ali, Senior National Events Manager, Cancer Research UK

  • I wanted to write and express our sincere gratitude to all at Yarnfield for the support in making our events a success. All the rooms were really well laid out, the support from your colleagues was superb and the lunches were exceptional. So in short our very sincere thanks to one and all.

    Emma, Leadership Development Manager, Atlanta

  • We have been using Yarnfield Park now for a number of years as our apprentices attend the nearby Stafford College.  We have always found the staff to be very helpful, and professional.Our apprentices are very well looked after and the staff aim for them to have a home from home experience.J.C

    Apprenticeships, J.C

  • We thought the conference rooms were brilliant, and most staff commented on how Covid safe they felt with the way it was all set up. The staff around the building, the ones that I spoke to were happy to help, and very professional.We would like to thank you especially, for all your assistance and he

    IRO (Institution of Railway Operators)

  • We needed to find a suitable location to meet and demonstrate new product to remote colleagues and under the current circumstances were interested in finding a venue in a good central location away from our operational site.  The Yarnfield Park venue was ideal, we were able to carry out a safe, soc


  • Can you please send our thanks and appreciation to your Manager and the whole team for making the last 3 weeks stay at your conferencing facilities as smooth as possible in the current climate.It was noted the high level of effort, you and your team went to, in order to make our stay as safe and uni


  • A big thank you for everything you and everyone working at Yarnfield Park has done for us this week.The work that you have all put in to ensure that our event went smoothly and safely for all, has been magnificent and all the processes you have put in place were managed superbly.We have had fantasti

    Karen, BPCA

  • Teenage Cancer Trust has been working with Yarnfield Park to facilitate our annual over 18s post treatment conference for young people who have experienced cancer treatment. Young people come from across the UK to spend time together and share experiences and Yarnfield has always been a welcoming an

    Teenage Cancer Trust

  • When an established Conference makes a change of venue after ten years, it’s important to get it right! From initial enquiries to site visits the Yarnfield team were helpful and efficient in understanding our conference needs in order to ensure it would run smoothly.On the Conference days, the sta

    Janice Bowman

Things to do in Staffordshire

Booking your association conference or weekend away at Yarnfield Park can provide a central location for your group to stay, meet and eat, as well as provide a location for attending partners to use as a base to visit local attractions. Locations include Stone Is Where The Heart Is shopping centre and Nelson’s Gin Distillery & Gin School, or for those looking for more adventure, we have Alton Towers, Go Ape and Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre just a little drive away.

For nature lovers, the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Beauty has an abundance of wildlife and history to take in. Or for the animal lovers, Trentham Monkey Forest is a must.

We have put together a list of all the very best things to do in Staffordshire, so you can be sure you’re not missing out on any major events.

Enquire About Our Associations Venue

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Associations FAQs

Is there accommodation available for event attendees?

Yes, we provide accommodation options for event attendees. We understand that some events may require participants to stay overnight, and we aim to make the experience as convenient as possible. 

Our venue offers comfortable and well-equipped guest rooms that can accommodate a range of group sizes. The accommodation includes amenities such as comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, and other necessary facilities to ensure a pleasant stay. 

What food options are available?
  • Our standard food option focuses on buffet-style meals with a plant-forward approach
  • Private dining options are available. We’re able to provide banquets for large groups or smaller private lunches
  • All 14 recognised dietary needs are catered for including religious observances.
Do you offer a dedicated coordinator for association groups?

Yes, each association group will have a dedicated coordinator to ensure events run smoothly.

Do you offer hybrid events if members cannot attend in person?

Yes, we offer onsite hybrid events. 1Gpbs

What existing entertainment/facilities are available?

All entertainment needs to be booked, please ask our friendly staff for entertainment supplier recommendations.

Is AV/tech teams offered as standard or is it an additional cost?

Yes, AV/tech teams are included at no extra cost.

Do you offer a PA system?

Yes, we have a PA system in Knighton Suite, Leighton Suite, and Howden Suite.

Do you provide dedicated technical support?

Yes, support is offered. Please ask our friendly team when in need of technical support.

What AV/Tech is included and at what cost?

We have Projectors; TVs in larger rooms and at no extra cost

Do you have entertainment suppliers?

We have recommended companies, please ask our team for our list of suppliers when enquiring about your event.

Do you have accessible bedrooms & toilets?

Yes – all rooms have showers with slight step; accessible rooms have large floor space, handrails and seating – slight step up to use shower

What accessibility and inclusivity options are available at your venue?
  • Ramp available onto the staging
  • Lift access
  • No power-assisted doors, same access points
Are you DDA compliant?

Yes. Venue pathways are paved; slight incline into car park but access around rest of venue is flat; covered walkways to accommodation blocks.

Venue Features

41 Meeting Rooms

Event spaces range from 8-person board rooms to 500 person theatre-style venues.

Free Wifi

Make your presentation easier with our in-room technology and high-speed WiFi.


338 double and twin guest rooms.

Easily Accessible Location

With easy access to the M6, Yarnfield Park is just 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent.

500 Max. Capacity

Our rooms hold up to 500 people so we’re ready for events of any size.

Ample Free Parking

On site parking for all delegates.

Breakout Spaces

Multiple breakout spaces for informal meetings.

  • 41 Meeting Rooms

    Event spaces range from 8-person board rooms to 500 person theatre-style venues.

  • Free Wifi

    Make your presentation easier with our in-room technology and high-speed WiFi.

  • Bedrooms

    338 double and twin guest rooms.

  • Easily Accessible Location

    With easy access to the M6, Yarnfield Park is just 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent.

  • 500 Max. Capacity

    Our rooms hold up to 500 people so we’re ready for events of any size.

  • Ample Free Parking

    On site parking for all delegates.

  • Breakout Spaces

    Multiple breakout spaces for informal meetings.

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Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre
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