de Havilland


A state of the art conference venue providing an extensive range of facilities in one location.

de Havilland is host to prestigious conferences, exhibitions and sport events with-on-site accommodation also available.Facilities range from small syndicate and seminar rooms up to the impressive 440 seat Weston Auditorium. All areas are equipped with the latest state of the art audio visual equipment and a team of technicians on hand to support your event.

Service Promise:

  • We will listen carefully to your requirements in order to deliver the best solution for your event
  • You will be assigned an experienced events co-ordinator for the duration of your booking and receive onsite support throughout your event
  • All delegates will receive a warm friendly welcome and support from start to finish
  • A professional audio visual team will be on hand with responsive technical support
  • We will provide flexible on-site catering tailored to suit your needs
  • We always ask for feedback after events so that we can continually improve our service to you



Weston Auditorium

The Weston Auditorium is purposely located at the centre of de Havilland. Both modern and impressive in its appearance the auditorium is perfect for any event or conference with a capacity for up to 440 delegates. The venue also boasts the latest in technology and AV equipment to compliment any event. Event catering and break-out space can also be provided in the atrium adjacent to the Auditorium. This space is also ideal for exhibitions. A more detailed look at the Weston Auditorium can be seen in the virtual tour.



Tiered Lecture Theatres & Flat Floored Seminar Rooms

de Havilland boasts over 50 seminar, syndicate and lecture rooms holding from 6 -240 delegates.

All our rooms onsite are equipped to the highest standard with the latest AV equipment. Including 2 LCD projectors, 2 Projection Screens and a Touch Screen Control panel including Visualiser, DVD and Video players.



de Havilland offers 1600 single en-suite bedrooms. Each room includes a telephone, small refrigerator and internet connection.

The rooms are grouped into flats around a shared kitchen/recreation room and are conveniently located minutes from the main seminar and lecture rooms.

Naturally we have disabled rooms integrated throughout the site for up to 22 delegates.


Our hospitality trained catering staff are located on-site to provide a wide range of food and drink appropriate to your individual event. Whether your preference is for a light lunch, a finger buffet or an evening post-conference dinner, we can design meals around your needs.

We work hard to ensure that our food and service are of the highest standard whist representing excellent value for money with our all-inclusive rates. Most of all we strive to leave a lasting impression on you and your delegates. A more detailed look at the restaurant can be seen in the virtual tour.


Example Breakfast Menu (Coming Soon)

Example Buffet Lunch Menus (Coming Soon)

Sit Down Meals (Coming Soon)

Drink Reception, Canapés and Networking Refreshments

Exhibitions and Delivered Catering

Onsite Sport Facilities

Sports facilities are available to conference guests for use as part of any delegate package and to events/groups for private hire.

Hertfordshire Sports Village is located on site and is amongst the best in the region, offering top class facilities and support services for a wide selection of sports.


  • 12 badminton court sports hall
  • 25 metre, 8 lane swimming pool
  • 100 station fitness centre
  • Aerobics studio
  • 12 metre climbing wall
  • 2 Squash courts
  • 4 lane indoor cricket hall
  • 2 new generation pitches
  • 1 Astroturf pitch
  • 3 grass football pitches 1 rugby pitch



We have various packages available each tailored to your event type including Day Delegate Rates, Residential, Group Travel and Association. For more information contact us on 01707 285 032 or submit an enquiry.


Is Car Parking Free?
Yes, there are over 500 spaces at the de Havilland Campus subject to availability if organised beforehand.

Where is the nearest station?
Hatfield station is 6 minutes from the de Havilland Campus by taxi. There is an active taxi rank outside.

Where can I access my e-mails?
The de Havilland Campus operates a wireless network facility; WIFI logins can be provided for all of your delegates if requested beforehand.

Can I send packages related to the event prior to the start date?
Yes, please label the package clearly with the event name and address it to ConferenceHertfordshire, Club de Havilland, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9EU. Please notify your Event Coordinator before sending the package.

Do your rates include VAT?
No all rates are exclusive of VAT.

We are attending a Day Conference, where can I stay?

There are many hotels available in the local area, some just outside of the campus. A list can be be provided on request.


In 1930 the de Havilland airfield and aircraft factory was opened at Hatfield and by 1949 it had become the largest employer in the town, with almost 4,000 staff. It was taken over by Hawker Siddeley in 1960 and merged into British Aerospace in 1978. During the Second World War it produced the Mosquito fighter bomber and developed the Vampire, the second British production jet aircraft after the Gloster Meteor. After the war, facilities were expanded and it developed the Comet airliner (the world’s first production jet liner), the Trident airliner, and an early bizjet, the DH125.

British Aerospace closed the Hatfield site in 1993 having moved the BAe 146 production line to Woodford Aerodrome. The land was used as a film set for Steven Spielberg’s movie Saving Private Ryan and most of the BBC/HBO television drama Band of Brothers. It was later developed for Hatfield’s Business Park and the University of Hertfordshire’s de Havilland Campus.

The Hatfield Aerodrome Trail forms part of a Lottery funded project by the University of Hertfordshire to mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the airfield by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. The 40km trail tours various artifacts and listed buildings in and around the campus linked to Hatfield’s rich aerospace heritage. Details on the trail can be found here.

Since 2003, the campus’ facilities have been used for a variety of academic and professional conferences utilising it’s 440 seat Auditorium and more recently it’s Law Court Building. These facilities have helped shape the University into becoming the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector.

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