Event Venues | University of Kent

Kent Indoor Tennis and Events Arena set up with chairs for a conference.

Choosing the right venue

Choose from a variety of inside or outside venues.  With over 150 flexible event spaces we are certain to have the perfect venue for your event. 

Plus with excellent on-site facilities including accommodation, in-house catering, and event management services all in one location you won't need to look any further.

Nestled in the heart of the Garden of England, our Canterbury campus boasts great views of the city of Canterbury. All in less than an hour from central London by high speed train, and easy access to Europe via the Channel Tunnel/Ferry.   

Our venues

Choose from a number of venues below, each tailored to your needs. 

Darwin Conference Suite for dinner

See for yourself

Our 360 degree virtual tours allow you to take a look around our accommodation, catering meeting and event facilities at both Canterbury and Medway.


Thank you for all your help throughout, from booking the rooms to all the catering and extras we needed. Everything was ready and working and the day went absolutely smoothly. Thanks so much again!

Planning Meeting - Darwin Conference Suite 18 April 2023

Looking for inspiration?

Whether your event is a conference for thousands, a team training session, or small family party we have a wide range of options? Not sure where to start? Here are just three of the previous events held on our campus, or talk to one of our team who would be happy to hear from you.

Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Conference

Kent hosted this international conference in 2019 which brought together over 100 national and international researchers, NGOs and other stakeholders.

Outdoor Event Spaces

We have lots of open spaces on our 300 acre parkland campus for you to take advantage of. Here's the highlights from REVIVE 2019.

Kent Staff Recognition Awards

First held in 2021 in our Darwin Conference Suite, this award ceremony recognises exceptional staff nominated who have gone the extra mile.

Contact us

Find out more about our venues and how we can accommodate your upcoming conference or event.