Home to Huddersfield Town Football Club and Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club, John Smith’s Stadium is also top of the league with event planners looking for a venue which combines state of the art facilities with sporting glamour.
The town centre stadium’s purpose-built Business and Conference Centre boasts some of the most spacious and versatile facilities in West Yorkshire, making it as popular for large scale events, such as Annual General Meetings and product launches, as it is for intimate meetings and private dinners.
These range from single hospitality boxes – designed for up to 10 guests and boasting views of the pitch – to the Revell Ward Suite, which can easily cater for up to 500.
The Revell Ward and Fantastic Media Suites – the latter holds between 80 and 150 guests - can also be divided to decrease or extend capacity or to provide breakout spaces.
In addition, the stadium’s The Howarths Suite can cater for between 30 and 120 guests, while parties of between 10 and 30 can be easily accommodated in the Collinge Room or larger hospitality boxes.
Conferences and banqueting at John Smith’s Stadium are managed by the UK’s leading catering and hospitality company Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which offers a wide range of hospitality packages or works with clients to create bespoke events.
“The stadium really is unique,” said Kieran Grieves, sales manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, “not only in terms of its sporting legacy, but as an event venue.
“It is easily accessible for guests travelling from outside the area and it is endlessly flexible, which has made it as popular for social events, such as weddings, as it is for corporate ones. “Our chefs and events team are highly trained and experienced at catering for everything from small lunches to large scale buffets and formal dinners so our clients know they are in safe hands – which is why so many return time and time again.”