8 Tips For Finding The Best Training, Conference & Meeting Rooms In Rochdale
Now that UK offices have begun to reopen, and business events in Greater Manchester are booked into the diary, our Conference spaces and meeting rooms in Rochdale are in demand once more.
This is excellent news for local businesses as training, conferences, and all kind of meetings can commence – bringing people together to learn, connect and increase business success.
But how do you find the best serviced meeting room in Rochdale when there are many great options around? Is access to free parking more critical, or should affordable hire fees be prioritised? In this new post-Covid world, a well ventilated large meeting facility is needed for comfortable distance to be maintained, but should room size be compromised for great Wifi?
As specialists in Storage, office and room hire, we have learnt a thing or two about creating comfortable, functional and affordable function rooms for all your reception requirements.
Guide to renting meeting rooms in Rochdale (and why we are the best!)
Meeting Room Location
If you already know you need to rent meeting space in Rochdale, then location is essential to you. You will want to consider travelling if there’s free parking, local amenities, and – for longer conferences – hotels to stay for the night.
We always advise renting a function room which is easily accessible for locals and those travelling from further afield. Consider how far the nearest train station is, local catering options and if the meeting rooms are nice and quiet.
Only a 10 minute walk from Castleton training station and 4 minute’s drive to Rochdale Travelodge, or 9 to Broadfield Park Hotel, Simple Storage meeting rooms are a great choice to accommodate delegates from Greater Manchester and Beyond. We are located on the A664 mere minutes from junction 20 of the M62. There are also strong bus links to Rochdale and Manchester close by.
Range of meeting room sizes
Are you looking for a small meeting room or ample conference space? Size matters when running a business function, so a choice of meeting room is helpful. For larger conferences, you may need one open-plan function space with minor break out rooms for individual sessions. When researching the best meeting rooms in Rochdale, remember to check the following:
1) Is there an open-plan lobby or hall for breaks and networking?
2) Does the room hire include options for table layout?
3) Can they accommodate as little as two or as many as 12 people?
4) Will they accept multiple room hires?
We have seven function rooms in total, ranging from a small two-person meeting room to a large board room and two open-plan function rooms. Chat to us about a table and chair layout to meet your business needs.
Does your meeting space come with ample, affordable or a free parking facility? Whether your meeting delegates are coming from Rochdale, Greater Manchester or even Cornwall, many will be driving to your business event. This can make a difference to the accessibility of your business meeting or function, especially if you have lots of things to bring along with you.
Every meeting space needs good Wifi. Find function room hire spaces that consider your digital needs.
Not every meeting room rental companies advertise this, so you may need to call ahead to check the internet connection, not just in the meeting room itself, but in all communal areas you are looking to use for your business event. Also, check that the best Wifi is included in your room hire fees – as some may catch you out with adding extra charges for faster connection.
We proudly include fibre-optic broadband in our room hire costs so you can surf in confidence.
Fully Equipped stationery
Have you arrived in your meeting room to find it empty except for a few used pens? Hiring a fully-equipped function room will save you packing, carrying and potentially leaving behind office stationery. It’s a simple thing but when looking to rent a training or conference room, check they supply the following:
2) Pens and notepads
3) Flip charts and pen
4) Printers and photocopier
5) Options to add extras free of charge
Are you looking to hire function rooms in Rochdale for a more significant business event running over consecutive days? Many people who rent meeting rooms with us are doing so for a few days and have LOTS of things to bring with them. From pop up banners and boxes of merchandise to paperwork, demo products and more, we recognise training, conferences and meetings often need a fair bit of stuff
So, when looking at room options in Rochdale or anywhere in Greater Manchester, check the available storage options. Our meeting rooms benefit from having safe, affordable storage spaces onsite, too, many with easy access and shelving units for storage conference materials of any size.
Business can be thirsty work! Though Rochdale has a great selection of catering options on our doorstep, refreshments during your meeting are vital to keeping the conversation flowing. Does your room hire venue include complimentary refreshments? Are hot beverages at an extra cost? Are biscuits included in room rental fees?
Biscuits are vital to business, especially when training courses require brainpower, so the answers can tell a lot about the function room you are researching in Rochdale.
Just in case you didn’t guess, of course, Simple Storage meeting room rental includes all the above!
Are you looking for a cheap meeting room in Rochdale? Function rooms in Greater Manchester can be pretty pricey. You may get stunning views or fancy onsite restaurants, but most of your time will be spent inside the venue, so it’s the meeting room facilities and affordability that matter most.