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Historic Venues

Discover Yorkshire Coast Conferences

With Art Deco theatres, Georgian mansions, Victorian manors and a Regency Period Royal hotel – fascinating and beautiful spaces await you on the Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors.

Our venues are steeped in history and provide a truly inspiring back drop to conferences, meetings, product launches and away days.

Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa

Location: Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 1800

Total meeting rooms: 8

Largest space area: 771m²

Located right on the sea front in the beautiful South Bay, the Scarborough Spa is a charming grade II listed Victorian venue, hosting an extensive multi-function conference and entertainments centre. The first building situated here was built in the early 1700’s.

The Scarborough Spa was originally built around the source of Scarborough’s spa waters and their ‘healing properties’. Due to the influx of visitors to the South Bay for the Spa waters, the Spa Complex became a fashionable attraction. It soon became the most popular music hall venue outside of London and in 1875 the first cliff tram in England was built to provide additional access; it remains in use today.

Today the Scarborough Spa offers three main events rooms, the Grand Hall, the Spa Theatre and the Ocean Room. You can hire one room or take over the entire venue – the team are flexible and have years of experience in conferences, meetings, events and parties.

 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

Location: Whitby - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 900

Total meeting rooms: 4

Largest space area: 858m²

The light and spaciously designed Whitby Pavilion, which was built in the 1870’s, is a multipurpose venue on the Yorkshire Coast, offering a unique blend of modern business facilities in a beautiful traditional setting. Whitby Pavilion provides a selection of conference and exhibition rooms all with panoramic sea and coastal views.

Away from the water’s edge is the pavilions traditional and quaint Theatre. This room provides the perfect setting for the audio visual presentations and seminars or can be hired for the cinematic experience for up to 373 views across two floors.

 
Stephen Joseph Theatre

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Location: Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 400

Total meeting rooms: 4

Largest space area: 36m²

The Stephen Joseph Theatre is set in a stunning 1930’s listed building, with an Art Deco interior. Offering four unique spaces, the SJT is perfect for events from conferences and presentations to AGM’s and small meetings, with expert staff to assist you.

Conveniently located in the heart of Scarborough, the SJT is also ideal for corporate entertaining and private parties.

 
The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Location: Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 400

Total meeting rooms: 3

Largest space area: 180m²

Number of bedrooms: 413

The Grand hotel was designed by the Hull architect Cuthbert Brodrick. Construction began in 1863 and was completed in 1867 and was one of the largest hotels in the world, as well as one of the first giant purpose-built hotels in Europe. The grand opening was on 24 July 1867.

The building was designed around the theme of time: four towers for the seasons, 12 floors for the months of the year, 52 chimneys symbolise the weeks, and originally there were 365 bedrooms, one for each day of the year. The hotel itself is in the shape of a 'V' in honour of Queen Victoria.

Located in the town centre, the Grand Hotel Scarborough takes pride of place overlooking the town's picturesque harbour and South Bay. This stunning Victorian building is a landmark instantly recognisable. 

With in-house facilities for meetings, events and conferences and a myriad of bedrooms, 2 restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment, you really do have everything under one roof.

 
Grinkle Park

Grinkle Park

Location: Easington (Near Whitby) - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 160

Total meeting rooms: 2

Largest space area: 170m²

Number of bedrooms: 26

An elegant baronial mansion, Grinkle Park is cradled between the North York Moors and the superb North East coast, near Whitby. Grinkle Park is surrounded by 300 acres of grounds including secluded woodland, a tranquil lake and views over the nearby Moors.


With all the atmosphere of a Victorian county house and many of its original features including high embossed ceilings and fine wooden panelling; crossed with the comfort and modern corporate facilities means the purpose built Palmer Suite gives an excellent space for any business event.

 
Hackness Grange Hotel

Hackness Grange Hotel

Location: Hackness, Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 160

Total meeting rooms: 5

Largest space area: 174m²

Number of bedrooms: 29

Built in the 19th Century, this traditional Georgian Manor was formerly the Dower House of Lord Derwent’s estate. Hackness Grange lies on the edge of the dramatic North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Set in 17 acres of private gardens the hotel boasts its own 9 hole pitch and putt golf course, tennis court and croquet lawn (summer months) as well as a private lake.


With years of experience in hosting conferences, product launches, weddings and parties the team at Hackness Grange will ensure that your event runs smoothly.

 
Dunsley Hall

Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel

Location: Whitby - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 150

Total meeting rooms: 3

Largest space area: 110m²

Number of bedrooms: 26

Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel was built as a dream house for the Pyman shipping family in the Victorian period.

Stylish and original, Dunsley Hall retains the quality and unique character of the period. With a country house feel, comfortable furniture, books, memorabilia, open fires in the winter. Each of the 26 bedrooms at Dunsley Hall is individually furnished, some with four poster-beds. They offer views of the grounds, the countryside or the North Yorkshire coastline.

 
The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel

Location: Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 150

Total meeting rooms: 3

Largest space area: 110m²

Number of bedrooms: 26

The Royal Hotel dates back to the 1830s and its grand imposing architecture, including The Royal's famous staircase and atrium, still bear all the hallmarks of the Regency Period.

The hotel has a good range of both meeting and conference suites to accommodate up to 250 delegates.

 
Woodend Creative Gallery

Woodend Creative Workshops

Location: Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 150

Total meeting rooms: 3

Largest space area: 73m²

Woodend has a unique and fascinating history. The original site comprises a Grade ll* listed house, built in 1835 for a civil engineer called George Knowles. The house overlooks the English Heritage-registered Valley Gardens below, and onwards to the sea, in Scarborough’s beautiful South Bay.

No adopted by creative spaces development Woodend is an innovative building designed to support the growth of the creative enterprises in the Scarborough region, providing high quality contemporary office accommodation, meeting rooms and an inspirational Art Gallery.

The Sitwell Library (16 boardrooms, 30 theatres) is an atmospheric space with beautiful period features - deal for meetings, talks and training sessions.

The conference room (16 boardrooms, 45 theatres) is perfect for presentations, workshops, classes, training sessions, lectures and educational activities. The unique setting is also a great space for product launches and promotional events. The Butler’s Pantry (6 boardrooms) is an intimate space ideal for small meetings or interviews.

 
Sewerby Hall

Sewerby Hall

Location: Sewerby, Bridlington - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 120

Total meeting rooms: 5

Largest space area: N/A

With Rooms situated in the Old Laundry Block, The Orangery - a magnificently restored nineteenth century glass conservatory overlooking the south gardens, the Board Room and The Goodin Room; Sewerby Hall has some stunning and interesting spaces for hire.

Coupled with the fact that Sewerby Hall is a grade one listed building constructed throughout 1714 to 1720 you’d be hard pushed to find a conference or event venue with more history and intrigue.

 
Sneaton Castle

Sneaton Castle

Location: Whitby - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 120

Total meeting rooms: 11

Largest space area: 119m²

Number of bedrooms: 76

The castle itself dates back to the 19th Century and following major refurbishment, the buildings have been transformed into an ideal modern venue for Conferences, Training Events, Seminars, School, College and Youth Trips, Church Weekends, Holidays, Individual Breaks, Group Outings... and much more!

Sneaton Castle Centre is situated in beautiful and extensive grounds adjacent to St Hilda's Priory which is the Mother house of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, an Anglican religious community.

The Centre is within walking distance of the heart of the historic and picturesque seaside town of Whitby, affording easy access to some of the most glorious countryside in the United Kingdom, notably the North Yorkshire Moors and coastline.

 
Cober Hill

Cober Hill

Location: Cloughton, Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 100

Total meeting rooms: 8

Largest space area: 102m²

Number of bedrooms: 67

Cober Hill is a 1920's Victorian mansion, steeped in history and set in 11 acres of stunning grounds. Nestled in the North York Moors National Park and Heritage Coast, ensures breath taking views. All our rooms are en-suite and are suitable for families and groups.

With a conference hall, lecture theatre and four beautiful lounges overlooking the gardens, croquet lawn and tennis courts, Cober Hill can cater for all your event needs. The meadows and secret garden provide both inspiration and tranquillity for our themed courses and the children's play area, clock golf and putting green; provide plenty of fun activities.

 
Raven Hall Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hall

Location: Ravenscar, Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 100

Total meeting rooms: 3

Largest space area: 320m²

Number of bedrooms: 52

Raven Hall which was formerly known as 'Peak Hall' was built in 1774 - originally built by Captain William Childs of London as a family holiday home. On his death in 1829 the Hall passed to his daughter Ann Willis. The family became quite wealthy from treating George III and various other Royals throughout Europe including the Queen of Portugal. But this wealth was quickly squandered by Ann's son, the Rev. Dr. Richard Willis.

Mr. William Hammond of London foreclosed on the mortgage in 1845 and took over the Hall from the debt-ridden Willis's! Raven Hall moved swiftly from the decadence of the Regency into Victorian respectability. In 1890 the estate was sold to the Peak Estate Company for development as a holiday resort. Raven Hall itself was opened as a hotel in 1895 after a massive extension project in 1897.

In 1911 the Ravenscar Estate Company was declared bankrupt and the remaining land was sold off at a famous auction in the hotel's Coach House.

Apart from the changes in ownership, little has been recorded about the Hotel since 1911, but it is known to have been used as a billet for the forces, during wartime and then continued as a Hotel to the present day.

Dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level overlooking Robin Hood's Bay in the North York Moors National Park and midway between Whitby and Scarborough, Raven Hall is in an inspirational and historical setting.

Raven Hall Country House Hotel has a nine-hole cliffside golf course, tennis courts, games room and heated indoor swimming pool. It also includes eight Finnish lodges that include a unique range of features for guests.

With a number of spaces to hold business conferences, weddings, product launches and corporate events Raven Hall has everything you need to run a successful event.

 
Wrangham House Hotel

Wrangham House Hotel

Location: Hunmanby, Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 70

Total meeting rooms: 1

Largest space area: N/A

Number of bedrooms: 12

Wrangham House Hotel is a country house hotel located in Hunmanby. For those looking for somewhere comfortable and relaxing to stay a surprise find is Wrangham House, an 18th century Georgian country house hotel. Formerly a vicarage, Wrangham House offers comfortable and traditional accommodation and hospitality.

Family run, this friendly and intimate hotel has twelve individually styled rooms, all en-suite, including two four-poster rooms, a comfortable sitting room and a cosy well stocked bar. Also two acres of beautiful secluded wooded gardens with a delightful small summer house and off-street parking.

 
Scampston Hall

Scampston Hall

Location: Malton - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 60

Total meeting rooms: 2

Largest space area: N/A

The splendour of Scampston Hall near Malton, with its magnificent regency interiors and exquisite art collection, makes the perfect backdrop for your corporate event. Whether it's an exclusive conference venue, drinks reception, product launch or lavish dinner, Scampston Hall can provide everything to ensure that your company day is unique and unforgettable.

The house is one of the finest examples of a regency country house stately home in North Yorkshire and is set in beautiful gardens, including the award-winning Scampston Walled Garden, and is also surrounded by acres of stunning Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown parkland. Scampston Hall is the perfect venue for non-residential conferences for between 10 and 60 delegates.

 
Historic Venues

Wrea Head Hall

Location: Scalby,Scarborough - Tel: 01723 384368. Email

Largest Space (delegates): 40

Total meeting rooms: 2

Largest space area: N/A

Number of bedrooms: 21 (plus Deluxe Gate house)

Wrea Head was built in 1881 by Mr John Edward Ellis MP who was the grandson of John Ellis the chairman of the Midland Railway and a family wealthy from mining interests. He and his wife Maria Rowntree of the famous “chocolate family” commissioned a new country house to be built on an estate of some 250 acres including a number of farms on the outskirts of Scalby Village. It takes its name from the raised land behind the house known as Wrea Head.


The history of Wrea Head is fascinating and the current owners, Gerry and Mark, have been restoring the building sensitively since they purchased it in 2012.

Promoted as the most beautiful house in Scarborough, Wrea Head Hall is located in the quint village of Scalby – but don’t let the word ‘village’ fool you. Scalby has some of the most distinguished restaurants in the region.


Wrea Head is a perfect place to do business – with private meeting rooms, private dining and 21 rooms plus a deluxe Gate House your group is catered for within one location.

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