You can drive a bus – and even a plane – through it, and the floor can withstand the weight of a tank…
Simply put, EventCity is audacious in its sheer size – a vast event space situated on the doorstep of TRAFFORDCITY. Sitting beside its world-class retail neighbour, intu Trafford Centre, EventCity is the North’s largest fully flexible exhibition, conference and multi-purpose events venue.
Two-thousand free parking spaces sprawl as far as the eye can see, while public buses and taxis zip handily past the venue’s entrance with comforting regularity; there’s a further 15,000 spaces within walking distance around the venue. You are within two minutes of 1,000 hotel rooms, as well as enough shops, bars and restaurants to keep you endlessly entertained.
It’s little wonder then that since its official opening in March 2013, EventCity has played host to everything from ‘X-Factor’ auditions to The Roller Derby World Cup, The Outdoor Trade Show and The Caravan & Motorhome Show, with the biggest annual media, marketing and creative industries expo outside London (Prolific North) in-between.
It is a place (almost) without limits, where the seemingly impossible is made possible thanks to EventCity’s Alchemy Team – a collective of experienced sales, marketing, event management, technical and catering professionals who pride themselves on delivering every client’s unique vision from concept to completion.
The secret is EventCity’s capacity: 28,000 sq.m. of versatile and flexible space that is split into four halls. Walking in, you see only possibilities and economies of scale as you design your event, your way. Hall 4 is carpeted, draped, star clothed and pre-rigged with LED Colour Wash lighting and sound system – an instant cost saving of tens of thousands for those booking large-scale conferences and gala dinners for up to 2,700-plus delegates. Hall 3 boasts colossal doorways that invite exhibition-related vehicles of all shapes and sizes to drive straight in off the street – minimising lifting, shifting and logistical nightmares.
EventCity clients also have The Kitchen at their disposal – eliminating the need to factor in the expense of contract catering (something of a rare luxury in the events industry). Tailored and bespoke food and beverage menus are prepared and perfected on-site by Executive Chef Simon Mason and his team. They are passionate about food provenance and source seasonal healthy produce from local suppliers – serving up inclusive gourmet dining experiences that meet all dietary requirements.
Just two minutes away from the M60, EventCity is also conveniently located for the M6, M62 and M56, and only a 10-minute drive from all the central Manchester train stations. Birmingham is a mere 90-minute drive away – making this the Northern event venue of choice for West Midlanders.
Best of all, EventCity is also an ISO 50001 compliant sustainable event partner. With 98 percent of all waste being redirected from landfill – and the reduction of plastics being achieved through the usage of compostable vegware coffee cups and cutlery – you can feel confident that EventCity puts economic investment, environmental responsibility and communities at the heart of every event it hosts.