Conference venue near Colchester

Meetings & Events

With its 18 flexible meeting rooms, the Five Lakes Hotel has fantastic facilities to welcome your events. Whether you are planning a conference, a workshop or a training session, our event space can be easily adapted to suit your needs.

As well as stunning suites our hotel offers complimentary WI-FI. Whatever your requirements are, you can be sure that we have the best options available for you.

Whether you’re hosting or attending a big event in our Arena or organising a conference, board meeting or seminar in one of our 18 function rooms we can handle it with up to 200mb available by the way of FTTP (fibre to the premises).


The Mersea Suite

Recently refurbished, the Mersea Suite boasts a fresh look and with its own bar and terrace it stands out as one of the most adaptable meeting rooms in Essex.

Located on the ground floor of the hotel, the suite can accommodate a maximum of 400 guests in a theatre layout and can be split into 3 sections – each section can hold up to 125 guests. Whether you are preparing a large event and need the full suite or want to use one or two sections as breakout rooms, the Mersea Suite offers great flexibility.

The Rushley Suite

The Rushley Suite is a bright suite with its own balcony that overlooks the Lakes golf course and gardens, making it one of the best conference facilities near Colchester. This suite is located on the first floor of the hotel.

When used as a full suite you can make use of your own private bar and dance floor. Conveniently, the suite can also be split into two sections: Rushley 1, which is ideal for private dining as it can welcome up to 120 guests and Rushley 2, which can be used for a drinks reception or a private lounge area with beautiful views.

The Executive Boardroom

As one of the most modern meeting rooms Colchester has to offer, this executive meeting room features state of the art conference facilities for up to 14 delegates and a wonderful view of the golf course with access to a balcony. There is an adjoining breakout room, which is ideal for extra space.

The Wallasea Suite

Wallasea is located on the lower ground floor of the resort and can cater for up to 160 delegates theatre style. This private suite offers a grand size bar and is tucked away conveniently for those clients who do not wish to be disturbed. Designed for flexibility, the Wallasea Suite can be divided by a partition wall into two rooms, Wallasea 1 & 2. Each can hold a maximum of 80 delegates for a theatre-style set-up.

The Ramsey Suite

These rooms are close to the Rushley Suite and are suitable for small conferences and meetings. All three rooms benefit from natural lighting. The Ramsey Suite (Ramsey 1-3 combined) can cater for 90 theatre style or a boardroom of 45.

The Northey Suite & The Osea Suite

These rooms offer a relaxed and informal environment, ideal for break-out rooms or small meetings. Eash suite can hold up to 40 theatre-style.

Plus with 320 acres – fresh air open space you choose where you have your training.

  • Training

    We have the perfect space for training! Spaces to get creative with. From leadership to sales, ‘training trainers’ to ‘caring for customers’, a customised meeting space or an open air session, we’ll provide the perfect environment for your event – your way! Tell us what you need and we’ll make it happen – from one-to-one sessions for groups of ten, to year-round courses for hundreds our versatile meeting space is the perfect blank canvas for a creative training session. And while we provide exactly the environment you need for your training programme, we’re also happy to break the mould. Fancy a meeting on our squash court? Speak to us and find out more.

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I found staff at Five Lakes very easy to work with, and they did everything they could to make the planning of our events very easy. The facilities at Five Lakes are amazing, and just walking through the door gives the impression of total relaxation. I was certainly more than happy with my choice of venue.

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