Central Hall Westminster
As central London’s largest conference venue, this Grade Two listed building enjoys a prime location opposite Westminster Abbey and next to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Built in 1912, Central Hall Westminster is celebrating its centenary year in 2012 and recently launched a new brand identity and website.
The venue features a remarkable range of flexible event spaces with natural light and blackout facilities for corporate, public and private events.
Well known as a film location, this unique, historic venue with Europe’s largest domed ceiling is an impressive landmark. The elegant theatre entrance, marble flooring, spacious foyer areas and grand staircase, wonderfully complement the 22-room portfolio. All spaces have large windows with daylight, high ceilings, state-of-the-art technology and accessibility for all.
The versatile venue offers intimate meeting rooms for five delegates and larger meeting rooms with extensive facilities for up to 450.
Conference and exhibition rooms are able to comfortably accommodate up to 1,000 delegates and the venue’s 1,400 m2 auditorium, with versatile floor space, seats 2,160 delegates.
A long-standing member of the mia, Central Hall Westminster joined the association over 10 years ago in order to gain the advantage of a suite of member benefits and to increase the venue’s credibility in what is seen as a highly competitive market.
Commenting on what she expects from mia membership, marketing manager at Central Hall Westminster, Maria Schuett said: “The mia does deliver. Our membership has become a respected sign for clients when they’re deciding with whom to do business. In addition, the size of the association’s communication platform certainly makes the membership worthwhile; mia has become a valuable marketing and PR partner. We also benefit a great deal from industry research reports and networking events.”
Highlighting that public relations and venue news are the features of mia membership used the most by Central Hall Westminster, Ms Schuet extolled the virtues of AIM, she said: “The accreditation gives us a ‘plaque of excellence’ which is used on our marketing collateral and all channels. As a long-time member of the mia, AIM provides us with the opportunity to showcase externally the service levels our clients can expect from Central Hall Westminster. But there are internal benefits too, AIM provides us with the opportunity to evaluate our strengths and track improvement levels year by year.”