the rise of the outdoor conference

the rise of the outdoor conference

there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to the future of the meetings, incentive travel and events industry. one thing we are certain about is the need for large groups to socially distance and the ability to host meetings in a clean, safe environment. we have been working closely with our clients to find alternatives to their overseas plans, which has simultaneously given us a platform to get creative with event locations!

since the beginning of march, uk based outdoor conference facilities such as glamping sites and outdoor cinemas have seen a sharp rise in enquiries. a large amount of outdoor space means groups can confidently host meetings and allow enough room for guest movement and even overnight accommodation. here are some of our favourite locations for far:

the soul camp
located rurally across the south of the uk, the soul camp is a collection of eco-friendly, festival style glamping sites, offering corporate groups the perfect getaway. we love the soul house, located in sussex which has a relaxed atmosphere, stunning views across the valley and a unique ‘faded art deco glory’ feel. in addition to the stunning setting, you will benefit from secluded glamping as well as the chillout marquee by the firepit.

browning bros
two brothers had a vision to breakaway from the ordinary meetings and event venue and over time, they’ve created a reputation for delivering truly unique conferences and glamping. located in the essex countryside, we particularly love the beautiful teybrook orchard which is hidden in almost 20 acres of woodland. the elegant petal pole marquees provide the perfect solution for outdoor, undercover space and the stretch tents are great for breakouts.

the dome garden
voted the “best luxury campsite” by national geographic traveller and the sunday times magazine, the dome garden is an eco-village made up of 10 stylish, insulated geodesic domes located near the forest of dean in gloucestershire. onsite there are an array of exciting activities, from pizza and cocktail making to canoeing and cave walking!

at seven events we understand finding the perfect location for your next meeting or event can be a challenge – that’s why our expert planners are on hand to help you every step of the way. give us a call on +44 (0) 207 659 4430 or drop us an email to – we’d love to hear from you!