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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Event Support

We can find your perfect Venue in the Southampton & Solent Region

5 Steps to Hassle free conference planning with Destination Southampton

Step 1
Let us know some basic information about your conference or event:

• Your dates
• The approximate number of delegates
• Catering and accommodation requirements
• Your preferred style of venue
• The objectives of your event
• Plus anything else you would like to include in your event.

Step 2
Drawing on our breadth of knowledge of venues in the local area, we present you with a bespoke proposal outlining suitable venues, including negotiable rates and availability.

We aim to get this to you within 24 hours.

Once we have talked through the proposal with you, we arrange venue visits and help you negotiate competitive rates.

Step 3
You choose your preferred venue from the shortlist we present to you.

Step 4
We make the venue booking for you. We then support you through the entire conference planning process, including:

• Checking contracts.
• Event planning and management.
• Marketing your event to help boost attendance.
• Checking accommodation availability, pricing and managing delegate room bookings.
• Sourcing AV equipment, room decoration, theme support and arranging transport.

Step 5
You make any final practical arrangements with your venue. We
can then be around on the day of the event to help meet and
greet your delegates, and provide general support to ensure
your event is a huge success.


Full Event Management Services are also Available

Full Event Management support is available from the Destination Southampton team.

Each event is bespoke and to reflect this so is our Event Management service.  If you need assistance to make your next event a great success get in touch.

Services include:

Pre event registrations

Pre event invitations

Pre event logistics & venue planning

Full production, audio visual, sound and lighting planning and technical support

Live event on site logistics and venue liaison

Delegate registration

Post event research and statistics reporting also available

Travel arrangements and transfers

Event reception and dinner arrangements

Event signage support

and more….

Call Shirley, Hannah or Sarah on 0345 226 9944