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Meeting & Conferencing Facilities

Conferencing and Meeting Room facilities

  • Excellent facilities
  • Inspiring environment
  • Reasonable donations

Located in the grounds of Abbotts Hall Farm, head office of Essex Wildlife Trust, are the Joan Elliot Meeting rooms. Abbotts Hall Farm is an inspiring rural environment which includes natural woodland, farmland, bird hides with views across the estuary and a beautiful wildflower garden which is lovingly and carefully tended by volunteers.

These well-equipped rooms are available to hire for all range of events including business meetings, corporate events, activity clubs, team building events, seminars, workshops and conferences.

The meeting rooms are within a self-contained building and facilities include

  • Ample free car parking on site
  • Guided walks with knowledgeable staff *
  • Integrated data projection equipment **
  • Complimentary WiFi, data projectors, flip charts and stationary
  • On-site conference coordinator
  • Fully equipped kitchen with unlimited refreshments
  • Various room sizes and layout options available
  • Break out room option available
  • 15 minutes from the A12
  • Experienced local caterers available ***

To book please contact us on 01621 862960 or complete the booking form and email it to

* Subject to availability of a guide on the day of a scheduled event
** Portable alternative available
*** Arrangements to be made directly with caterers, details available on request

Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ


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