Flexible conference centre in Essex

The Arena

When it comes to a big event space, Five Lakes has everything you need. Our Arena conference hall has over 3,000 square metres of open conference space, ready to adapt and set up for your perfect event location. We can host up to 2,500 delegates in the Arena, and have enough vehicular access to allow a double decker bus inside.

One of the most unique things about our Essex conference centre is that the hall is so flexible. For smaller events, we can sub divide the event space into up to three sections, so it is the perfect size no matter what event you have planned. Larger events can make use of the entire conference hall, with plenty of parking and on site accommodation to cater for all your delegates needs.

From weddings to fashion shows, trade shows to conferences, the Arena at Five Lakes Resort is the ideal Essex conference centre for a multitude of events and exhibitions.


We regularly host industry leading events and exhibitions here at Five Lakes in our conference hall. With space for up to 2,500 attendees, parking spaces for 1,000 and easy access from all major UK cities, it’s no wonder we’re the number one choice for events and conferences in Essex.

As well as many public events, we’ve held numerous private events from wedding receptions to gala dinners. Just a few of our past events include:

  • The Essex Food Show
  • Hercules Olympia bodybuilding show
  • Battle of the Beasts Crossfit event
  • Family fun days
  • The British Wheelchair Sports Awards
  • Craft Shows

Large Dinners

For large dinners, whether a wedding reception, a charity dinner or an awards night, our Arena is your perfect event space. With top quality catering on hand from the Five Lakes kitchens and expert event management available too, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your event while we take care of the details. Whether you’re expecting a hundred or so or need to cater for thousands, let us add the sparkle and magic to your large dinner event today.

Book an event

From weddings to fashion shows, trade shows to conferences, the Arena at Five Lakes Resort is the ideal venue for your event. Get in touch to find out more and book now.