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The Place meet, party and play.

The Place offers excellent sporting and function facilities.

Set in the scenic countryside of Warwickshire, with good transport links and ample parking, the place is ideally situated to host all manner of events from business meetings, conferences and corporate functions to private parties and outdoor sports tournaments.

About The Place

The Westwood Suite

Our Westwood Suite is a flexible space, which is designed to cater for your individual needs. With its modern décor, licensed bar and decked terrace, it is the place to host your special event; our experienced staff will take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy the party. The suite is also fully equipped for conferences, seminars or board meetings and benefits from natural daylight and impressive views.

The Westwood Suite set up with tables and chairs for a conference event

The Place viwed from outside

Our grounds

Our extensive grounds provide a welcome retreat for anyone in need of a little fresh air and tranquillity; feel free to come and enjoy a lunchtime jog or afternoon stroll. If team sport is more your thing, the place is a great venue for your outdoor matches, training and tournaments. With well-maintained grass and Astroturf pitches and good quality equipment for hire, the place is host to football, rugby, cricket and hockey teams from across the region and we welcome all new enquiries from one off bookings to regular sessions.

the place is a unique, flexible venue, available for hire at competitive rates. We welcome bookings for corporate, social and sporting events and activities and aim to provide for your individual needs.

The Place has everything you need to help make your event a success:

  • Scenic location
  • Good transport links
  • Ample free parking
  • Extensive grounds with 11 sports pitches
  • Flexible conference/function space
  • Room rates and delegate packages
  • Catering to suit all tastes and dietary needs
  • Conferencing facilities, including AV
  • Experienced, friendly, professional staff
  • Individual, bespoke service
  • Licensed bar
  • Marquee hire
  • Entertainments hire
  • Party room decoration


The Place to meet...for business meetings, conferences, corporate events

The Place provides a flexible venue for small or large groups to meet professionally for conferences, seminars, product launches, business meetings, training and team building events.

Our Conference room can be arranged in a layout to suit your needs, from theatre to cabaret or boardroom. You can book the suite on a room-only basis for anything from an hour to a day, or we offer all-inclusive delegate packages. Our events coordinators will be happy to tailor a bespoke service to suit your brief.

Room sizes
  Width Length L Shaped deck
Conference Room 13m 9m  
Executive Room 5.5m 2.9m  
Decking 6m 22m 22.8m


Room layout/capacity
  U-shape Theatre Cabaret Boardroom Buffet
Westwood Suite 30 80 48 30 200
Executive Room       8  


The Place to party… for special celebrations, private parties, wedding receptions.

A marquee with a draped material ceiling, bistro table and chairs set up for a party

Whether you’re celebrating your daughter’s christening or your father’s retirement, your own birthday or your best friend’s, the place is a unique venue for your special occasion. Our Westwood Suite is a contemporary space, which can be dressed up for a big surprise party or left stylishly simple for an elegant formal affair.

We offer a range of menu options to suit all occasions, from hot and cold buffets to formal dinners. With its own licensed bar and decked terrace, the place is an ideal venue for a summer barbecue or hog roast.

The Westwood Suite is ideally suited to host social events for up to 200 people, though capacity will depend on whether you are planning a formal sit-down meal or a standing-room-only affair! See our room specifications for more details.

Marquees can be designed to your specification for a memorable wedding reception, and we can arrange all the entertainment for children’s parties, theme nights or discos. Whatever your event, we have the place for you.

Contact our Events Coordinators using the details below to discuss your requirements.


The Place to play… football training, rugby matches, cricket tournaments.

Outside view of The Place, with patio seating and views over the sports pitches

With its rural location and excellent facilities, the place provides an ideal home for football, rugby, cricket and hockey teams. We have seven football pitches, including two small, one junior and one floodlit, and have close links with the Birmingham County Football Development Scheme who run a number of coaching courses here.

Our Astroturf hockey pitch is used for a number of different activities, including hockey and football training, or we can halve it for a 5 or 7-a-side friendly. We cater for rugby union and rugby league, American football, softball, rounders and outdoor table tennis. If cricket is your sport, you can hire our pitch throughout the summer and our nets all year-round.

Whether you want to coach your children’s team, host a schools’ tournament or need a base for your team, the place could be just what you’re looking for.

Make a booking

Contact Us

The Place
Westwood Heath Sport and Conference Facilities

Coventry University
Westwood Heath Road


Telephone: +44 (0) 247 765 3991


Fill in our booking form for conferences, parties and sporting events online.


Located on the border of rural Warwickshire, the place is easily accessible by road and rail. Located at the heart of the major motorway network, the place is minutes from the A45 and close to the M1, M6, M40 and M45. Coventry Railway Station is a short taxi trip away and we’re just one hour by train from London Euston and 20 minutes from Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

  • By rail:
    • Coventry Station - 3 miles
    • Tile Hill Station - 2 miles.
  • By car:
    • M1 junction 21 via M69 - 22 miles
    • M6 junction 2 - 9 miles; 

    • M40 junction 15 via A46 - 11 miles.
  • Amenities:
    • Cannon Park Shopping Centre - 0.9 miles;
    • Westwood Business Park - 0.9 miles; 

    • Birmingham Airport and NEC - 11 miles.

The Place is on Westwood Heath Road, opposite St John the Baptist Church. For satnavs, we would recommend you use the church’s postcode – CV4 8GN.

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