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Experience Oxfordshire launches new website to attract conferences

Experience Oxfordshire, the official destination management organisation (DMO) in Oxford, has launched a dedicated website to showcase venues across the county.

The platform for conferencing, meetings and events venues in the area aims to inspire events planners to book venues by visually displaying them. The website also offers a “hassle-free” enquiry and booking system.

Hayley Beer-Gamage, chief executive of Experience Oxfordshire, said: “We are delighted to launch our new Conference and Venues website. The launch of the website demonstrates our commitment to promoting Oxfordshire as a world-class business and events destination. The focus of the website is to showcase Oxfordshire’s venues, to inspire and encourage bookings and we are confident that the new website will deliver this.

“This is one major part of our overall strategy to increase business visits and events to Oxfordshire and support our partners across the county.”

The new site features hundreds of rooms and dozens of conference providers, which can all be searched for using filters such as room capacity, location, and event type or style, including classic, rustic, luxury, minimal, modern and professional.

Beyond venues, the new site also lists a selection of Oxfordshire approved suppliers of catering, entertainment and transport solutions.

In conjunction with the launch of the new website, Experience Oxfordshire is offering prospective buyers a free conference and event venue-finding service that will match any brief to one or more venues in the centre of academic Oxford or the surrounding countryside, market towns and villages.

The venues that are available to browse on the website range from quirky to classic and include spaces that are ideal for incentives and teambuilding, such as Junkyard Golf Club, offering crazy golf and weird cocktails in a fun setting.

Quaint venues such as The Old Parsonage Hotel, are also listed alongside dedicated events spaces such as The King’ centre Oxford, which offers a 1000 person capacity.