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Professional Conference Venue in the Midlands

Looking for a conference centre in the Midlands? Yarnfield Park offers comprehensive conference facilities in the Midlands, ideal for Midlands-based organisations, or as a central location for national organisations. Our Midlands conference centre is also local to areas in and around the Midlands such as; Chebsey, Swynnerton, Shallowford, Meaford, and Stone.

As well as a vast range of flexible meeting rooms, conference spaces, breakout areas and conference facilities, to ensure the success of your next conference we have 24hr and Day Delegate Rate Packages available.

Fully Equipped & Purpose Built Midlands Conference Centre

Our aim at Yarnfield Park is to help people and organisations achieve efficient and successful conferences for a range of industries including associations, faith groups, corporations and more. Our conference facilities provide a good balance between a professional and a welcoming, comfortable environment. This is just one of the many reasons that our customers keep coming back!

If you are looking for a conference venue in the West Midlands, you should definitely consider Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre.  Our easily accessible national training centre is close to the M6 motorway and A50, as well as being local to excellent transport links such as Stafford train station which has excellent links to all over the country. 

Additionally, Manchester, East Midlands and Birmingham international airports are only an hour away, and easily accessible for conferences, meetings, training days, award ceremonies and various corporate events.

Explore our venue from the comfort of your own home with our tour video.

Conference Venue in Midlands with Accommodation

Are you planning a two-day conference or do your delegates have a long distance to travel? On the conference centre site, we offer 338 double ensuite bedrooms, of which 60 can be converted to twins, enabling us to sleep over 400 guests.

Alongside our comfortable bedrooms and conference facilities in the Midlands, we offer a gym with leisure facilities, delicious catering and free car parking! Not only is this an ideal national conference centre, but it is an event space that offers a memorable and comfortable stay.

Are you venue searching for the perfect conference venue in the Midlands? Then explore our day delegate, 24-hour delegate or weekend packages with flexible meeting rooms available below. Or call our events team on 01785 762900, or send us an enquiry.

conference centre meeting room

Conference and Meeting Packages 

At The Venues Collection, we recognise the risks posed to the planet due to climate change, as part of our Future First Charter we created our ‘Meetings for Change’ Day Delegate and 24-hour delegate packages to support day meetings and conferences.

business meeting at Yarnfield Park

Day Delegate Rate

Your corporate meeting room package price includes the following as standard for a minimum of 10 guests:

  • Main meeting room hire for a minimum of 10 guests, perfect for your conference or meeting
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and refreshments throughout the day
  • Refillable water in the meeting room, plus unlimited access to hydration stations around the venue
  • Buffet Lunch
  • A stationary box and note pads are available for your delegates use
  • Complimentary WI-FI access
  • A projector and screen
  • A flipchart and pens (available on request)
  • Complimentary onsite car parking (subject to availability)
  • An Event Manager, to ensure your day runs smoothly

January – March 2024, our usual Meetings for Change rate has been enhanced, not only good for the planet but also for your mind and body! Explore Meetings for Change+ below.

24-Hour Delegate Rate

In addition to the day delegate rate items, your 24-hour corporate conference and meeting package price includes the following for a minimum of 10 guests:

  • En-suite accommodation
  • A three-course dinner
  • A delicious buffet breakfast
  • Access to our grounds and leisure facilities

January – March 2024, our usual Meetings for Change rate has been enhanced, not only good for the planet but also for your mind and body! Explore Meetings for Change+ below.

woman on her ipad sat on bed at yarnfield park hotel bedroom

Weekend Package

Ideal for associations, religious groups and those looking to hold weekend conferences or training sessions.

  • Main meeting space hire from 6pm Friday to 5pm Sunday
  • Stage & lectern with PA System (if required)
  • LCD projector and screens
  • Flipcharts & pens (available on request)
  • Conference stationery
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout your stay (1Gbps, sustaining up to 800 simultaneous devices)
  • Dedicated conference events manager
  • Unlimited tea and coffee breaks
  • Restaurant buffet lunch for Saturday & Sunday
  • 3 Course Dinner on Friday & Saturday
  • Overnight stay in En-suite accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast for Saturday & Sunday
  • Use of fitness suite
  • Free car parking for up to 400 guests

Conference Centre, Midlands with Catering Facilities

At our dedicated conference centre in the Midlands, we offer refreshments in our restaurant between conferences and events or during breaks to ensure that everyone can keep up their concentration levels. We can cook a meal for just ten people, all the way to a banquet for several hundred so let our event organisers know what you require for your meeting and we’ll be happy to help.

All of our sample meetings, events and conference menus include many different tasteful options for you to choose from, such as a Salad Bar, Soup of the Day and Fresh Fruit Salad.

Our conference venue offers a range of delicious dishes that often include Tartare Grilled Mackerel, Texan Barbecue Beef Brisket and Char Sui Belly of Pork. This also includes optional desserts of Treacle and Orange Tart or Chilled Apple Crumble. We also offer a wide range of breakfast options including a hearty English breakfast, a nourishing bowl of porridge, pancakes, a refreshing fruit compote and much more.

Please request our menu when enquiring about your meeting or conference.

yarnfield breakfast buffet bar

Things To See and Do

Our location is fantastic because it’s easily accessible, just 10 minutes from Stone Train Station and 25 minutes from Stafford Centre. With buses operated by D&G Bus in Stafford running services to Lichfield, Cannock, Uttoxeter and Rugeley, you can easily explore the local area. Whether that’s visiting Trentham Estate just 7.3 miles from Yarnfield Park, Amerton Farm, Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre or Go Ape in Staffordshire, there are plenty of things to see and do.

midlands conference venue


  • 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

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

Are there any additional facilities or services available at Yarnfield Park?

We offer various additional facilities and services to enhance the overall experience of guests. These include spacious breakout areas for networking and relaxation, on-site catering services to provide meals and refreshments during events, and accommodation options for those who require an overnight stay. 

We also offer event planning and coordination services to assist with organising conferences, training sessions, or other corporate events. Guests also can enjoy access to our recreational facilities such as our gym, sports court, and outdoor space for team-building activities or leisure time. 

Can I visit Yarnfield Park to see the meeting rooms before making a booking?

Yes, it is possible to visit our venue to see the meeting rooms before making a booking. We welcome potential clients and offer the opportunity to tour our venue and explore our meeting rooms available. 

By scheduling a visit, you can get a firsthand experience of the facilities, assess the suitability of the meeting rooms for your specific needs, and discuss any additional requirements. 

What amenities are provided in the meeting rooms?

Our meeting rooms include a range of amenities to ensure a comfortable and productive environment for attendees. These amenities include 

  • Projectors 
  • Screens
  • Flip charts and pens
  • High-speed internet

We also offer comfortable seating arrangements, adequate lighting, and climate control to ensure a pleasant atmosphere throughout the meetings. 

What types of meeting rooms are available at Yarnfield Park?

We offer a variety of meeting rooms catering to different needs and event requirements. Our meeting rooms are designed to accommodate various group sizes and types of events. As well as offering larger meeting rooms suitable for larger gatherings, we also offer a range of flexible spaces such as boardrooms, theatre-style rooms and breakout rooms.

How can I book a meeting room at Yarnfield Park?

To book a meeting room please complete our contact form here and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

What are some of the keys to planning a successful meeting?

Planning a successful meeting involves several key factors such as defining clear objectives, articulating what you want to achieve, selecting the right participants, setting a realistic schedule, allocating time for each agenda item and communicating the agenda and any necessary pre-reading materials well in advance. 

It’s also important to ensure that the meeting logistics, such as venue, technology, and refreshments, are well organised to create a conducive and comfortable environment.

What four things can you do to be an effective member of a meeting?

To be an effective member of a meeting, there are five key things you can do. 

  1. Come prepared by reviewing the meeting agenda and relevant materials in advance, allowing you to contribute meaningfully to the discussions. 
  2. Actively listen to others, showing respect for their ideas and perspectives. 
  3. Engage in constructive dialogue, ask clarifying questions, and offer thoughtful input when appropriate. 
  4. Practice good time management by being punctual and adhering to the allotted time for each agenda item, ensuring the meeting stays on track. 
  5. Follow up on action items and commitments promptly, demonstrating accountability and contributing to the overall progress of the team or organisation.
How do I choose a meeting venue?

When choosing a meeting venue, there are several factors to consider. Start by determining the purpose and size of your meeting. Assess the location of the venue and ensure it is easily accessible for all participants. Our conference centre in the Midlands is the perfect example of an easily accessible venue as it offers a convenient and central location. 

Consider the facilities and amenities provided by the venue, such as modern meeting rooms equipped with audiovisual technology, high-speed internet access, and comfortable seating arrangements. Make sure to take into account the cost and value for money, ensuring it fits within your budget. 

How much does a hotel meeting room cost?

The average hotel meeting room costs around £50 per hour. At Yarnfield Park we offer meeting rooms starting from £29 per person on our day delegate rate or if you’re looking for a hotel meeting room with stay, we offer a 24-hour delegate package available starting from £99 per person.

Are there any green conference centres that prioritise sustainability?

Our conference centre in Staffordshire is actively working towards reaching net zero by 2030. We have a range of initiatives in place that prioritise sustainability including using seasonal British ingredients in our dishes and offering plant-forward menus. For meetings and conferences, paper, pens and flip charts must be requested and we’ve been making the switch to sourcing these products from environmentally friendly sources. We have set further environmental goals to help improve the sustainability of our conference centre, you can find our latest commitments on our Future First Charter.

Do you offer corporate events packages?

We currently have our DDR and 24hr DDR packages, if you require additional facilities, please speak to us when enquiring to discuss package options. Alternatively, you can explore our DDR packages below:

Day delegate rate offer

24hr Day delegate offer

What is the biggest room you can offer called and what is its maximum capacity?

Our biggest room is Knighton Suite which can hold 500 delegates in a theatre-style.

What is the maximum conference size?

We can hold up to 500 delegates in a conference.

Do you offer any team building activities?

We have plenty of outdoor space that is perfect for team building and ample space in our meeting rooms that is perfect for indoor team building activities. 

We work with our partner OffLimits to offer specialised team-building activities and evening entertainment including cracking brain-bending codes and Crystal Quest based on the popular TV classic.

Explore our Team Building options.

Can I book a meeting room?

To check availability for our meeting, conference or training rooms, please complete the contact form on our enquiry page here.

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