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Five Lakes Resort

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With space for up to 2500 delegates and vehicular access that can accommodate a double decker bus, The Arena is an entirely unique venue ideal for exhibitions, conferences, product launches, dinner dances, weddings and team building days.

The Arena has over 3000 meters of open conference and event space that is fully adaptable to provide a tailored event. For smaller events we can sub divide the event space into three sections so it is a perfect size no matter what you have planned.

The Arena provides over 700 complimentary car parks and is surrounded by 320 acres of stunning parkland.


  • Wifi
  • Attractive prices
  • Extremely flexible
  • Over 700 complimentary car parks
  • Versatile
  • 18 meeting rooms with varying capacities
  • Arena that can hold upto 2500 delegates
  • Excellent Leisure facilities including swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and 12 treatment rooms
  • Natural daylight in all meeting rooms
  • Over 700 car parks free
  • Spacious bedrooms
  • Tons of outdoor space for team building activities
  • Tranquil settings – country side with 5 lakes
  • Two 18 hole golf courses

 Food And Drink

  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering
  • Kosher Catering


  • Licensed until 12am
  • Licence extension available
  • TENs Available


  • 1500 Cabaret
  • 1500 Classroom
  • 2500 Dining
  • 2500 Dinner Dance
  • 2500 Reception
  • 2500 Theatre


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Amplified Events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 3516ft2 (327m2)
  • Ceiling height 7.7m (25ft)
  • Disabled Access
  • Outside Space
  • Storage Space
  • 194 Rooms
  • 700 Parking Spaces
  • Five Lakes Resort, Colchester Road
  • Essex
  • Essex
  • CM9 8HX

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Five Lakes Resort has over 320 acres of surrounding parkland, 194 bedrooms, 18 flexible event suites, a variety of dining options and fantastic leisure facilities. With an onsite spa, gym and two 18 hole golf courses it makes a perfect venue choice. The hotel is located an hour away from Central London and 40 minutes away from London Stansted and Southend Airport. Weather you are planning a conference, product launch, team building activity, or a special celebration like wedding or birthday our event space can be easily adapted to suit your needs. with capacities upto 2500 delegates.

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