3rd April 2017

It's an iconic space of which you've no doubt seen images and heard stories of victory. Once the ultimate stage for Team GB glory as the velodrome for the London 2012 Olympics, the stunning centre now holds exhibitions and conferences in the middle of a cycling track, leading to such surreal images such as these:

But that's not all that the Stratford venue offers for those looking to hold events at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For receptions, The Suite and the Concourse Pods are two adjoining, exceptional spaces that shouldn't be overlooked.

The Suite is a dedicated meeting space holding up to 250 delegates, with all the state-of-the-art business facilities you'd expect, including wi-fi and a 55" mobile TV. It's composed of five separate meeting suites welcoming up to 50 guests each, meaning individual gatherings can take place simultaneously.

But it's also a great space for receptions, meaning business meetings can spill over into evening drinks for mixing and mingling with the addition of views and natural daylight from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Nibbles and larger meals can also accompany, thanks to a recommended list caterers made available by Lee Valley.

For prime views of the stadium itself, the wraparound Concourse Pods provide vistas into the velodrome from multiple angles. Imagine hosting a drinks reception to impress clients or colleagues, with a view of the cycling race to accompany. The exterior views are just as charming, with city skylines including the fascinating ArcelorMittel Orbit in the distance.

Catering is available here, too, meaning receptions aren't the only social gatherings available: small, private lunches or dinners are also on the cards if preferred.

Learn more and enquire about Lee Valley for your upcoming reception or event.

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