Meetings and conferences
The John Godber Centre has a number of rooms that are suitable for conferences and meetings. Whatever the size of your event, we have a range of facilities to suit all your needs, including a large main hall, two ground floor suites, a seminar room and two bar areas.

The Centre can cater for meetings, networking events, conferences, training and exhibition space for up to 200 people. You will benefit from our in-house dedicated team, who take the utmost care in the preparation and execution of each of our events.

Our Meeting Rooms

Each of our meeting rooms can be arranged in different ways to suit your event. We can also provide break out rooms for workshops, training and examinations.

Main Hall

The Main Hall is a large room which is ideal for large conferences or exhibitions. It benefits from a large stage, private entrance direct from the car park and separate bar area which is suitable for a small break out space or refreshment area.

Cabaret Theatre Style Exhibition
Main Hall 150 200 Up to 25 stalls

Byron Suite

The ground floor Byron Suite is suitable for smaller meetings or as a syndicate room. The space benefits from a kitchenette area for refreshments and double doors leading to a small patio area.

Cabaret Theatre Style Hollow Square
Byron Suite 48 60 30


The ground floor Studio is suitable for smaller meetings, as a syndicate room or as a demonstration area benefiting from a vinyl floor which is ideal for any physical workshops.

Cabaret Theatre Style Hollow Square
Studio 48 60 24

Seminar Room

The ground floor Seminar Room is a small boardroom suitable for small board meetings, interviews, and presentations. The room benefits from large wooden tables and high back leather seats.

Boardroom Hollow Square
Seminar Room 16 18

Ground Floor Bar

The downstairs bar is ideal as a break out area for the ground floor suites but can also be used as a syndicate room for the other meeting rooms.

Boardroom Theatre Style
Ground Floor Bar 12 20

Meeting Room

The ground floor Meeting Room benefits from a lareg desk and a central boardroom table with seating for up to 10 people and is suitable for interviews and small meetings.

Meeting Room 10

The Suite

The Suite combines the Byron Suite and Studio by opening the movable wall allowing for a larger room that can accommodate up to 100 people.

Cabaret Theatre Style Hollow Square
The Suite 80 100 36

Room Hire Rates

Hourly Full Day Hire
Main Hall £21.13 £275.00
Byron Suite £14.56 £233.00
Studio £14.56 £233.00
Seminar Room £10.13 £162.00
Downstairs Bar £10.13 £162.00
Meeting Room £12.50 £200.00
The Suite £21.13 £275.00
Upstairs Bar £10.13 £162.00


  • Urns and mugs - £5.00
  • Tea and coffee - £0.60 per person
  • Unlimited tea and coffee - £1.50 per person
  • Buffet lunches from £6.00 a head

For charities and community groups: discounted rates are available on all rooms hire rates.
The John Godber Centre can also offer business support services including photocopying, printing, and typing, for a small additional charge.

Please call us on 0115 963 9633 or email the John Godber Centre for more information or to arrange the viewing of our rooms.

The John Godber Centre Conference Brochure Download the John Godber Centre Conference Packages brochure.

Testimonials from our users, past and present:

  • “As you know we have today moved our work club back to Hucknall Library. Thank you so much to you and your team for looking after us since January. You have been more than accommodating in setting the room up each week, storing our laptops and information and also helping out with the Wi-Fi. You have a most efficient and friendly team, and we were quickly made to feel welcome.”Hucknall Work Group
  • “Special thanks must also go to the John Godber Centre for their fantastic service.”Nottinghamshire County Ladies Football Club
  • “Many thanks for your help on Monday everything went well and everyone liked the centre.”Karen Wharton, Nottinghamshire County Council
  • “Many thanks for the beautiful buffet it was much appreciated by everyone at our AGM.”Hucknall Taking Steps