Top 10 reasons to choose Watford
High-quality, flexible venues
Watford offers a varied portfolio of flexible conference and event venues which are perfect for all kinds of events from small boardroom meetings to large-scale conferences requiring multiple breakout spaces and catering. Located throughout the town, conference venues include a range of central hotels, community spaces, cultural and sporting venues.
Watford is easily accessible by road, rail, and air, with close proximity to the M1 and M25 motorways, a centrally located Watford Junction train station, and 6 airports within 1 hour’s travel.
Town centre accommodation provision
Watford offers a wide selection of accommodation in central areas and within a short distance of the town centre. Hotel provision ranges from 3 to 5 star properties, with ample car parking onsite.
An outstanding delegate experience
Watford staff pride themselves in the award-winning high levels of customer service delivered for conferences and events across the town, ensuring the needs of delegates and organisers are met on every occasion.
Lots to explore
Watford has a wide range of pre and post-conference and event activities available including exploring one of the country’s top 10 favourite parks at Cassiobury Park, tours of the world famous Warner Bros. studios, attending Premier League football at Vicarage Road, or a multitude of town centre bars, restaurants and cinemas. Watford has also been voted one of the happiest places in the UK!
Outstanding value for money
Watford is an affordable conference and events destination for delegates and organisers alike, with hotels, restaurants and entertainment options to suit all budgets.
A dedicated Destination Marketing Organisation
VisitWatford provides comprehensive free venue finding and event support services to assist organisers in bringing their events to the town. From venue selection and liaison to social and partner programme creation, VisitWatford staff will ensure that your event fulfils all its expectations.
A varied cultural and music offering
Watford has an established and impressive cultural provision in the town including the Watford Museum which details its varied history and heritage; the Watford Colosseum which is home to the BBC Concert Orchestra and has been used to record film soundtracks including The Lord of the Rings, The Sound of Music and Star Wars; and the Watford Palace Theatre which is the only producing theatre in Hertfordshire.
Watford hosts many national and international business headquarters in the finance, creative, design, retail and IT sectors. Watford has developed a strong reputation as a competitive location to do business and is fast becoming a magnet for attracting global talent within different fields.
Enticing retail therapy
Watford town centre is a top 20 UK shopping destination and holds the prestigious Purple Flag award for its evening and night-time economy. Watford has a broad and diverse retail offering including giants of the high street such as John Lewis, Debenhams, Apple, Hugo Boss, Hollister and Primark, with several large car parks situated within short walking distance of the INTU shopping centre allowing easy access throughout.