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04 May 2020

What suite is right for your association event at Emirates Old Trafford?

When planning for an association event, there’s many elements that you need to take into consideration, including the layout for the event and what suite will work best to accommodate your requirements.

Whether you’re opting for theatre-style, classroom, boardroom, exhibition or banqueting, at Emirates Old Trafford, we can accommodate for all varieties of events and dress the room to fit whichever layout you prefer.

The Point is the largest event space at Emirates Old Trafford, and can be sub-divisible into three areas, ideal for large events that have multiple concurring activities. For example, a sit-down dinner in The Point can host up to 1,000 guests or 850 with a dance floor and for a conference or exhibition, 1,200.

As an intelligent and blank canvas, the space is adaptable and can be tailored to suit any needs. The reception is the ideal space to check-in your guests and can be branded accordingly, and the private Mezzanine Bar overlooking The Point offers the perfect setting for reception drinks or additional breakout space.

The history laden Pavilion can accommodate up to 700 people across its five suites and nine executive boxes and can be combined with The Point as breakout spaces for large events. For those smaller events such as team building exercises, meetings, training sessions, drinks receptions etc. these suites are ideal and can be adapted to suit your event needs.

Why not combine your event with the 1864 Suite in the Pavilion? With the bridge link connecting the two buildings, your delegates can easily interchange between the two events. The 1864 Suite has capacity for 150 delegates, so you can run concurrent conferences and workshops for smaller groups.

Business events thrive on innovation and knowledge, so why not organise an expert keynote speaker for your next association event? Manchester boasts strengths in pharmaceutical sectors; life sciences; creative, digital and technology; and advanced manufacturing, and a speaker session is a great way to keep your delegates informed and engaged.

As well as The Point and the Pavilion, Emirates Old Trafford have other available spaces such as the UA92 Players & Media Centre, the Press Gallery and the Press Lounge that boast a wide variety of flexible space for workshops, training, seminars and away days.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the various suites available and how these can be tailored to your next association event, our Events Team would love to hear from you. Simply give them an email on or fill out the enquiry form.