Built in 1999, Butlin's Minehead boasts one of the most impressive stretches of coastline in the UK. The resort was built by the same people who built the O2 Arena and you can feel it, there’s a real high-quality feel about this place that is lacking in so many seaside resorts, Butlin's Minehead feels refined from its original buildings to its newest chalets. Butlin's obviously has a long standing reputation for a fun family getaway and while the resort in Minehead has plenty of this, what most event professionals might not expect was a seriously impressive events capability that has nearly 10 years experience delivering dinners, conferences, meetings and more across this stunning space.
As we walked around the resort, it was clear that Butlin's are constantly keeping things fresh and new, there were so, so, so many places for your delegates to stay, including their newly built chalets. They were beautiful, scenic, but most importantly, homely, set around a beautiful natural area which really helped enhance the resort’s location, these chalet’s were cozy feeling and felt like the perfect place to wind down after a busy day of work and play with the fantastic facilities on site here.
As we first arrived, the first impression that came over us was the spaciousness of this resort, outdoor and indoor - there was no sign of cramped walkways and concrete surrounds, this was a green and golden little oasis where you could feel the sea breeze and see the beautiful Exmoor hills in the distance. All the outdoor space screamed teambuilding… and our suspicions were in fact true, this venue is packed with teambuilding facilities, indoor and outdoor, for any kind of adventure. It almost feels custom made for a work awayday adventure, with a waterpark, meeting rooms, a host of impressive bedrooms and of course, all this well maintained natural outdoor space.
Address: Warren Road, Minehead, TA24 5SH
Website: Butlin's Conferences & Events
Conference Sales Contact: Dan Elliott
Email: [email protected]
Distance and time from nearest airport: Bristol Airport, 51 Miles Away
Distance and time from nearest railway station: Taunton Train Station, 23 miles
We were really impressed by the coach service that Butlin's Minehead provide from the nearest train stations, being in natural beauty is absolutely this venue’s stand out charm, but that doesn’t mean that travelling there is impossible, Butlin's have useful services to make sure that delegates at your event, no matter how big or small - can make it to this lovely corner of Britain. We really loved that they went the extra mile to ensure travel was easy for everyone.
One of the best details about Butlin's Minehead is the absolutely mind-blowing array of team-building facilities that they can offer all around their resort. Take a spin round their fairground, or even more thrilling, have a laugh with mini driving (as fun as it sounds). For sport lovers, there’s bowling and a huge outdoor grass area that features a well manicured football pitch. All of this isn’t to mention the mini golf on site available for you to have a ball - pun intended - with your delegates before or after an important meeting, or maybe just on a wholly fun away day to distract busy minds!
The Facilities at Butlin's Minehead is its crowning jewel, everything about what this resort can offer across all of their different spaces screams quality, practicality and class, all in this fantastic location.
The meeting spaces at this resort are usefully located all in one designated area of the resort, with every space having accessible entry. This area boasts the ability to hire out the whole location in a corporate takeover style event, in which you can take your 100-600 clients and make the place your own, with a whole host of stunning meeting spaces.
Before we focus on three slightly smaller meeting spaces that wowed us in our highlights - how could we not talk about the Skyline Pavillion Arena here at Butlin's Minehead. This place is serious. Introduced 20 years ago to provide space for huge scale events at this seaside resort, the skyline pavilion fits 6000 in tiered seating, or 7000 standing, that’s nearly a third of all Delegate Wranglers in there!
Some bits we really liked about the Skyline Pavilion was the massively high tent-style roof means that the space has this really unique festival tent (without the mud!) style indoor-outdoor feel to it, you can get food tucks inside to create a lively feel, which are provided in house by the stunning catering facilities at Butlin's, peaking of catering….
Butlin's Minehead have some cracking catering available that covers all bases, comfort, class and coolness. First of all the resort offer on site dining provided by themselves across a number of locations including the Firehouse Grill, the Beachcomber Inn and a cracking traditional takeaway fish and chips spot that we couldn’t help but go back to.
Not to mention some of the fantastic external venues that Butlin's host on-site, such as Papa Johns Pizza, Burger King and Costa Coffee, if you need a quick bite or coffee while shooting from one meeting space to another… speaking of meeting spaces…
Meeting Space Highlight: Centre Stage
Centre stage was a brill, well equipped entertaining space that’s perfect for presentations and launches. This places really feels like you’re about to watch a grand opening, or a comedian at their peak, entertain everyone in the space. It’s one of the venue’s biggest spaces and really feels like such with a massive array of equipment on site, and RGB lighting systems that can turn the room into an other-worldy space!
Natural light: No
AV Equipment included: Everything you can imagine - dozens of mics, projectors, Intercom, large LED screens etc etc.
Meeting Space Highlight: Studio 36
Studio 36 is a more business focussed stage space that’s one of Butlins’ newest additions, in 2021. It’s an all-weather, highly versatile events space that is - honestly - perfect for any size conference or event. The space also has access to another breathtaking bunch of production and AV equipment that means your presentation or awards evening can be as grand, and spectacular as you can imagine
Natural light: Yes
AV Equipment included: yet again, Everything you can imagine - dozens of mics, projectors, Intercom, large LED screens etc etc.
Meeting Space Highlight: Reds
Reds is Butlins’ most classic and moody space, the meeting area is usually filled with Butlin’s in house entertainment team who host a plethora of live events there - mostly very musical, and very fun. The best part is, this space is also available to make your own and can be either flooded with natural daylight, or draped in star cloth for that more intimate feel!
Natural light: Whatever you want!
AV Equipment included: Dozens of mics, projectors, Intercom, large LED screens and backstage areas.
Our stay at Butlin's was a great one, the staff were fantastic, the venues were grand and really shone with the amazing equipment available to every booker. And the location, wow, this really topped it all off, not only were you being able to use some fantastic venues in this resort, but stepping outside meant looking out over the beach one way and the hills another, a seaside scenic event professionals dream!