Southcoast Conferences, University of Brighton

Type:Meeting Venues

Office address:, Exion 27, Crowhurst Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8AF

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Meeting Room
  • Meeting Room
  • Meeting room
  • Building Exterior
  • Cafe
  • Dining Room at Varley Park
  • Varley Park Restaurant
  • Meeting Room
  • Meeting Room
  • Welcome Desk
  • Conference Room
  • Event suite


Varley Park is the University of Brighton’s dedicated all year round conference centre. With five purpose built conference rooms Varley is perfect for training days, meetings or networking events.

Whether small or large events, the conference rooms’ flexible spaces all come with audio visual equipment in each room and free Wi-Fi as standard.

Being attached to the halls of residence, Varley also offers on site accommodation available during the summer vacation period for longer running courses.

Southcoast Conferences offer all-inclusive day delegate packages as well as bespoke packages to suit all occasions and budgets.

There are also a wide range of classrooms, lecture theatres and halls on other campuses across Brighton University and over 1855 bedrooms available during July, August and September. Ideal for conferences, courses, group visits or simply a short stay in Brighton.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to discuss your event in more detail then please feel free to contact us.

Conference Room list                                   Capacity range

Charleston                                                          12-30

Friston                                                                 12-30   

Southdown Suite                                                 28-60

Birling                                                                  24-54

Fairlight Cove                                                      24-54

Winchelsea                                                         16-20

Southcoast Suite                                                 84-128

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  • Accessible Lift
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible - limited but possible although improvements in place.


  • Banqueting - Pre booked options available.
  • Bar - Private bar requires pre booking.
  • Cafe
  • Catering Provided - Various package options available.
  • Full liquor licence
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Lunch available, table service - Various options available.
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Serve Breakfast - by prior arrangement
  • Serve evening meal - By prior arrangement.
  • Serve lunch - by prior arrangement
  • Special diets catered for - By prior arrangement.
  • Vegetarians catered for - By prior arrangement.
  • Vending Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accessibility for Unloading
  • Cloakroom
  • Computer Projection
  • Desks / Tables
  • Faxing facilities
  • Flipcharts Available
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • In House Audio Visual Technicians - Available on request (poss cost incurred).
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Meeting rooms
  • Microphones
  • Natural Daylight
  • No Pets
  • No smoking in dining area
  • On Site Accommodation - yes in vacation. July,August, September
  • Open all year round - Varley Park
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Overhead Projector
  • Permit external audio visual technicians
  • Photocopier - On site.
  • Projection Screen
  • Stage Lighting - In some rooms.
  • Tiered Seating
  • TV & Video Available
  • Wireless Internet Access - in some rooms

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym
  • Tennis court

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - On some campuses
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting - stunning views of south downs.
  • Some no smoking areas - All non smoking

Room / Unit Features

  • Black Out facilities all rooms
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Ironing facilities in most rooms
  • Modem point all rooms
  • Modem point some rooms

Specialist Features

  • Baggage Storage

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Free accommodation for coach driver
  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

2022-14 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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