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The Slate Conference Centre

The Slate

Tailored. Exclusive. Unique. The Slate provides tailor-made experiences and offers exclusive occupancy. It is completely open and a fluid space that has an individual food offer.

Capped off with an impressive lakeside view, The Slate is the essence of anything is possible.

400 guest capacityguest capacity

650 sqm event spacesqm of flexible event space

358 en-suite bedrooms nearbyen-suite bedrooms nearby

BREEAM architecturearchitecture

Lakeside locationlakeside location

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The Slate

Meeting space

The Slate features a single, completely flat open space. There are no pillars or fixtures to get in the way, and the structure can support two 4x4 cars.

The capacity accommodates up to 400 delegates with a view overlooking a lake. This venue provides a blank canvas and you add the colour.


Sleeping space

Our 358 hotel styles en-suite bedrooms are at our adjacent venues Scarman and Radcliffe. Whether you want executive bedrooms or a suite, we can help.

With our pillow menu, you can even choose exactly what you lay your weary head on when you finally get to bed.

Food and dining

Food and dining

Just like the venue itself, dining is modern, flexible and individual. Breakfast is available for early arrivers. Lunch offers food stations, allowing you to grab a plate and put together what you want. For evening meals, we can manage everything from banquets to low key buffets.

What's available?

  • Single flat-floor space
  • Exclusive use
  • Breakout spaces at adjoining centres
  • Ability to facilitate two 4x4 cars
  • Flexible food offerings
  • Integrated AV systems
  • Free, reliable Wi-Fi
  • Parking in close proximity
  • Access to the University of Warwick sports facilities including pool and gym
  • Distraction free environment

Food throughout the day


  • Hot Breakfast Baps, including grilled farm assured sweet cured back bacon and signature butchers sausage.
  • Pastries, homemade granola bar, fruit and yoghurt pots.


  • Seasonal menus for Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.
  • Hot protein items including meat, fish and vegetarian
  • Make your meal your own with a number of accompaniments such as torn brioche croutons, parmesan shavings, oils and sauces.


  • A variety of choices for starters, mains and desserts.
  • Examples of our starters include citrus cured British Salmon, crab panna cotta, or grilled fillets of sustainable Cornish mackeral.
  • For your main course you could be enjoying glazed roast sirloin of Dexter beef, smoked haddock risotto or spiced chick pea, lentil and carrot bake.
  • Our dessert offering can include baked Bramley apple cheesecake, clementine posset or hot spiced apple pie.

The Slate spaces - capacities and sizes

  Whole room Space 1 (large) Space 2 (small)
drinks reception only 400 400 200
(standing only)
theatre 400 300 245
with 8m back projection
400 upon request upon request
classroom 200 110 84
with 8m back projection
160 90 70
cabaret 352 192 128
with 8m back projection
272 150 92
exhibition 400 upon request upon request
lunch-dinner only 400 240 160
dinner dance 400 240 160
space dimensions 16.5x4.8x37.5 16.5x4.8x23.5 16.5x4.8x14

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