The winners of the inaugural 2019 SO Star Awards were announced at a glitzy gala awards’ ceremony held at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and Spa on Sunday 14th April.

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Southampton Football Club are relaunching their events and conference offering, with new-look packages and a re-brand to transform Halo Conferences & Events into Saints Events.

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  • BRICKOSAURS! Marwell Zoo
    5th April - This spectacular interactive expedition is created with more than two million LEGO® bricks and is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.
  • Charity Ceilidh Supporting Brain Injury
    24th May - Please join us at our CHARITY CEILIDH in Support of people with Acquired Brain Injury. This fantastic night will be the highlight of our Brain Injury Awareness Week 20th -26th May 2019 and will be our main fundraising event.
  • The Maze Westquay
    24th May - The Maze on The Esplanade is back for a second year, offering mind boggling fun for all the family.
  • Rum & Reggae Festival Isle of Wight
    25th May - It's time to LIGHT UP THE PLACE, with the widest selection of Rums and the smoothest selection of Reggae music in the UK!
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Green City

think-green-logoThe City of Southampton is unique

Below the cities ground are geothermal rocks which provide energy to some of the retail outlets, businesses and venues in the city. Geothermal power is cost effective, reliable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly.

At Destination Southampton we have an environmental policy, and we recognize that the events industry can have an impact on the environment at a local, regional and global level. Consequently we are committed to continuous improvements wherever possible. We recommend suppliers with a good record for using recyclable materials, energy efficient machinery, and sustainable products.
hants_fare_logoLocal food and beverage produce are key to many of our venues, and in most cases, cheese, milk, ice cream, meat, cider, greens and much more are produced locally and purchased by our venue catering teams. For more information visit


recycle_logoFewer copies of the official venue guide have been printed in 2010 and clients are being encouraged to view the on line download version here.


hoteliers_ass_logoMany of the hotels in Southampton are part of the Southampton & Region Hoteliers Association and whilst environmental commitments at each property vary, our city and region hotels are encouraged to:


  • Use local, organic and free range produce throughout their food and beverage departments
  • Recycle as much as possibe
  • Offer room rate discounts for guests using public transport to arrive at the hotel
  • Turn down radiators instead of opening windows
  • Turn guest TV’s off at the power source rather than left on stand-by
  • Ask guests to place dirty towels in the bath if they need to be replaced rather than automatically refreshing all towels
  • Encourage guests to only boil the amount of water required when making tea and coffee in the room