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Foyer, Atrium & Patio

For fine weather the courtyard has two giant sun umbrellas and can accommodate up to 150 guests for pre dinner drinks and canapé receptions or 60 guests either on lovely outdoor furniture with rattan chairs or traditional 5’ rounds with banquet chairs for outdoor dining, barbecues, buffets and hog roasts.

Alternatively the Atrium with its stunning marble water feature and Nike statue on the half landing of the central open stairwell rising up to the mezzanine with a large glazed ceiling which can be opened. This wonderful open space creates a true sense of arrival for up 80 guests for stand up receptions.


WiFi available


Our rooms:

The Squire Lecture Theatre at The Ark Conference Centre
Maximum capacity: 
  • 240


Catering & Hospitality

We are delighted to enclose a few suggested menus which are just an indication of our repertoire.

We can ensure you get the right menu served in the right style, working within a budget but always exceeding your expectations.

We can also advise and supply additional requirements such as themed events, music, balloons, flowers, stationery, entertainment and fun.

If you supply the guests, we’ll do the rest!

Hot & Cold Buffets

Canapes at The Ark Conference Centre Basingstoke


Private Dinners