Room hire and conferences

Our award-winning Bakewell ABCSet in the heart of Bakewell, amid the rolling hills of the Derbyshire Dales, the Agricultural Business Centre (ABC) is the ideal venue for meetings, conferences, seminars and training workshops.

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With livestock markets taking place every week, together with additional monthly sales, the ABC is very much a working environment.  On these days, the place bustles with activity and this can form an interesting backdrop to a variety of events.

Visitors can view the bidding for cattle from special galleries above the main auction rings or observe the selling of smaller livestock under the unique marquee effect roof of the sheep and calf penning areas.

Function rooms are available for hire, with extensive facilities. To book or for further details, contact us.

The Conference Room

The Conference Room can seat up to 60 people cabaret style or 100 theatre style and is ideal for conferences, large meetings, promotional events, training workshops and lectures.

The Meeting Room

The Meeting Room can seat 20 people boardroom style.  It is ideal for inter-departmental meetings, small seminars, job interviews and training workshops.

The Concourse

The Concourse is also available for hire and provides an exciting and expansive space for a multitude of events. The Concourse easily accommodates large vehicles, display stands, machinery and equipment and is ideal for trade exhibitions and displays.

On livestock market days small areas of the Concourse can be hired to display agricultural products and equipment - an excellent way to promote products.

More info...

  • Two further rooms are available, each seating 10-12 people boardroom style.
  • Whiteboards, flip charts and multi-media projector are available for use and the Conference Room has the additional benefits of an audio loop system, plus:
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Full disabled access
  • 400 car parking spaces and 15 coach bays
  • Free parking for conference delegates
  • Advertise your business on our media screens
  • The ABC has a large cafe/restaurant and bar. Food & drink can be provided to suit individual requirements.

DID YOU KNOW..? Bookings at the Agricultural Business Centre have featured a massive range of themes, including High Peak Poultry Show, Peak Model Railway Exhibition, British Decoy Wildfowl Carvers' Association Annual Show as well as numerous toy, antique and craft fairs.

To book a room please visit our Contacts Us Page