A venue that has steadily innovated since it opened, the NEC now offers some of the most modern and spacious halls in the UK, with lots of prestigious events being held here.
It’s not often that you get a large city centre venue that also offers a good few acres of woodland too, which is what makes Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) a very different location from other urban sites. With huge amounts of flexible space, you can opt for ready-made rooms or choose ones that are blank canvases for your hire furniture functions.
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The NEC was a bit smaller when it first opened its doors in 1976. Set on a massive site, this venue has continued to grow and be modernised since then. Over the years, halls have been added and facilities improved, with a number of major annual shows being booked here year after year. A great advantage to choosing the NEC is that the rooms available vary, making it an ideal place for every kind of conference, convention, product launch and banquet.
- Venue features 20 halls that are interconnected for very large occasions
- A further 34 suites are available for smaller meetings and conferences
- Many national and prestigious shows are held here on a regular annual basis
- Great travel routes, parking, with onsite accommodation available too
- Over two million people visit every year with more than 400 meetings booked
- We can supply many items of hire furniture for all events booked here
Rooms for all your functions
You only have to take a look at the large number of loyal companies that return to the NEC every year to see that it makes an outstanding venue for many different occasions. When the location opened in 1976, it hosted the Spring Fair International and has continued to do so ever since. This is just one event that has returned each year, with many others, like Grand Designs Live, Clothes Show Live and Crufts. There are many reasons why this is such as fantastic venue for all of these occasions, with space and flexibility likely featuring highly for lots of loyal customers.
Interconnected rooms offering great indoor space
Thanks to the spacious 20 interconnecting rooms, the NEC can offer up to 200,000 square metres of indoor space. With these vast halls available you can book events for thousands and thousands of people, with the largest visitors numbers reaching 100,000 at one time. These huge rooms are fantastic when you’re looking for a blank canvas with which to plan your big function. We supply lots of hire furniture for many large events. From assessments requiring thousands of folding exam desks and blue polyprop chairs, to conferences needing stacking chairs, we can meet your orders. Conference chairs are an excellent choices for venues like the NEC when you’re arranging conventions, seminars, meetings and training sessions.
Hire chairs for very big venues
These hire chairs are lightweight yet robust too, because of the product’s durable steel frame. Comfort is another great benefit of our stacking chairs, and as we have large stocks of them, then you can order them in huge quantities. Another benefit is that these hire chairs can be stacked five high, for ease of transportation and installation. A further product that we often deliver of very large occasion are our polyprop chairs, which also come in black and blue. Exceptionally durable, these hire chairs are moulded from very hardy plastic and are stackable to ten high so can be moved in big groups.
Venue caters for smaller functions too
As well as offering 20 connected halls for those large shows, conventions, product launches, and conferences, you can also hold your smaller occasions at this venue. This is because the NEC has a staggering 34 very modern suites that are perfect for meetings for a few dozen to 400 people. Flexibility like this is another top reason why the venue is consistently one of the most popular in the UK, with events attracting around 2.1 million visitors to the site every year. In addition to these visitors, the smaller specialist suites host over 400 meetings and event annually.
Varied hire furniture for varied venues
Even if you’re setting up a modest function, it can still take some organising, but we are available to assist you with all your hire furniture needs. The venue’s Concourse Suite 1 & 2 have an integral bar and is perfect for many different functions, such as conferences and banquets. Our online furniture hire website shows all the products that you can rent from us, with many different varieties available, from event, conference, banquet and educational chairs, tables and accessories, like chair covers, table, linen, napkins and chair pads.
Our banqueting chairs surrounding banqueting tables that are finished in pristine linen look very sophisticated indeed and are fantastic for formal dining, awards ceremonies, weddings and corporate balls. We offer both white and black chair covers, in addition to an array of different coloured bows, so venues can be designed to your preferences.
Contact us to book your conference furniture
When you’ve chosen your venue and are looking for hire furniture we can supply you with all you need. With banqueting tables and chairs for formal meals, chairs, desks and sofas for events, like product launches, our hire furniture range meets many needs. You only have to select, pay for and arrange next day delivery of your items and we’ll deliver them to you the following day, wherever you live in the UK.