Venues in Glasgow for Team Away Days
Taking your co-workers out for the day is important for maintaining and improving morale and workplace relationships, so it's important that the foundation of the event, the venue, is perfect for your needs.
There are many things to consider when searching for an ideal venue to host your away day, such as transport links, parking availability, room capacity, additional services, cost, surrounding area, facilities and more. To help you find the perfect function room in Glasgow, we have put together a list of the best venues around the city. However maybe a virtual team building activity is more suitable for your remote workers.
What are the Best Venues in Glasgow for Team Away Days?
1. The Torrance Hotel
Only a seven minute walk away from East Kilbride train station and twenty minutes from the city centre, The Torrance Hotel offers two flexible and fully equipped function rooms, perfect for indoor events. Its great location makes the venue easily accessible from a variety of transport options but is far enough from the city centre to avoid the bustling atmosphere.
The rooms themselves have their own private bars and adaptable layouts, giving you the ability to personalise the room to your needs. To ensure your event runs smoothly, a group dedicated events co-ordinators will be on hand to support any of your desires and provide you with a high quality service during the hire.
135 Main St
2. Boclair House Hotel
One of Glasgow’s most magnificent hotels, the Boclair House Hotel is located at the bottom of Bodair Hill, only fifteen minutes away from the city centre and linked to major motorways, and is surrounded by two acres of amazing gardens, perfect for a luxurious away day. Their ballroom is available to hire for big events and is extremely adaptable to suit any specific requirements.
The rooms comes fully air conditioned, with a custom sound system, lighting, a private bar, Wi-Fi and professional events co-ordinators. These are all features which come with hire, helping your event be as best as it can be for you and your guests.
Milngavie Rd | Website
3. The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse is Scotland’s centre for design and architecture, so you can only imagine how sleek the building and rooms look. They have a variety of spaces available to hire, whether you want a blank canvas in a large and bright room or a unique area with its own atmosphere.
This venue is located right in the heart of the city centre, so of course it will be extremely accessible for everyone and can hold up to 150 guests. The dedicated events co-ordinators can help you with your hire, helping you choose what room layout would suit your event the best due to the venue’s flexibility. Not only that, but you can easily include company branding, staging, lighting, sound systems and much more if desired.
11 Mitchell Ln | Website
4. 29 Glasgow
Right in the centre of the city, 29 Glasgow has a multitude of rooms for you to choose from when it comes to your away day. They vary in size and style, come with technical equipment, free high speed Wi-Fi and a dedicated group of co-ordinators on the day, ensuring you make the most out of your money and make a lasting impression on you and your co-workers.
The Supper Club room can hold 200 guests standing, therefore is the largest of the bunch. However, if you're bringing a lot less people than that, there are 3 other smaller and equally as amazing rooms for you to choose from.
29 Royal Exchange Sq
5. Pollokshields Burgh Hall
Located on the grounds of Maxwell Park, with convenient links to the M8 and M77 motorways, this venue will provide you with an idyllic experience for your away day.
The Maxwell Hall is the venue’s largest room, which can accommodate up to 130 seated guests and has various disabled access points. For a more intimate room, the Italian Loggia contains black slate flooring and access to the stunning gardens. If any of your staff members have had to travel far in order to attend the away day, there’s an option to rent a luxury apartment to save them the hassle of travelling back on the same day.
70 Glencairn Dr | Website
6. Cottiers Theatre
Cottiers Theatre is a large and dramatic venue, perfect for larger firms as its room can hold up to 500 guests standing and 130 seated. There’s great transport links to this venue, as it’s located right in the heart of Glasgow’s west end.
Your guests will be blown away by the charming stained glass windows, stonework and green space, adding an extra charm to your away day. A dedicated team of co-ordinators come with the hire, ensuring the planning and execution of your event is truly magical, helping you organise and decorate the room to suit your exact desires.
93-95 Hyndland St | Website
7. The Corinthian Club
The Corinthian Club is a truly outstanding building which has previously been a bank and a high court, offering you a grand and luxurious venue to host your away day in. There are five floors in total throughout the building, home to six beautiful rooms varying in size, style and capacity.
The largest room of them all is The Flying Scotsman which has the capacity for 190 people and features a vaulted auditorium and balconies. Regardless of which room you opt for, they will all include high speed Wi-Fi, dedicated staff, lighting and audio equipment, LCD projectors, drop down screens and room temperature controls.
191 Ingram St | Website
8. Townhead Village Hall
Conveniently located in the city centre, the Townhead Village Hall is a more budget friendly venue with the capacity to hold up to 100 people in their biggest room.
They offer a variety of rooms depending on your plans, with the main hall being their largest open space which comes equipped with a projector and sound system, perfect for dance classes or other physical activities. There are two smaller rooms which are also flexible to layout changes, and a nine a side football pitch for those who are looking to take part in any outdoor activities.
9. The Saving Bank
For a venue which specialises in private events and is not generally accessible to the public, The Saving Bank is your best bet in Glasgow. Based in the south of Glasgow and one of the most striking architectural buildings in the city, this venue will definitely blow your guests away and add a great neoclassical edge to your event.
There’s a fully licenced bar on site that will go down a treat with your colleagues, and a kitchen up to 225 people, along with high tech audio-visual options and welcoming professional staff on hand to ensure your event is completely tailored to suit your needs.
67 Bridge St | Website
10. SEC Armadillo
The SEC Armadillo (part of the Scottish Events Campus) is a venue which goes beyond their way to ensure your day goes to plan and it exactly how you want it to be. They provide a unique and world class venue for you all to enjoy your activities in with very flexible large spaces and black box rooms so you can completely create your own look and feel from scratch with the help of a professional group of event co-ordinators.
With a maximum capacity of 6,000 standing guests in their largest exhibition hall room all the way to more intimate spaces for any smaller groups, you’ll find exactly what you need here.
Exhibition Way | Website