Luxury events centre set to open next to polo ground

MHLC 08-10-13 Polo Club''Dallas Burston Polo Club''Southam , Warwickshire.
MHLC 08-10-13 Polo Club''Dallas Burston Polo Club''Southam , Warwickshire.

A luxury, five star cutting-edge events and conference centre opens on Thursday December 5 near Southam.

The £8.5 million development, known as the IXL Events Centre, is set within the 600 acre Stoneythorpe Estate - also home to the Dallas Burston Polo Club.

It is the only conference and event facility in the world to be located alongside polo grounds.

Boasting a maximum capacity of 3,000, IXL Event Centre is a multi-functional luxury facility and provides flexible spaces that can be sub-divided to suit any group size and a wide range of uses.

It incorporates an impressive main auditorium with colonnade surrounds, elevated stage, retractable catwalk, retractable full size cinema screen and partition-able dance floor/exhibitors areas; a range of high-end, divisible meeting rooms with glass panelled aspect overlooking the auditorium; hospitality and VIP zones with wrap around outdoor terraces overlooking Europe’s only full-sized all-weather polo SuperArena; bars and luxury dining areas with terraces; purpose built all-weather front portico, providing an ideal canopy for coach and vehicle arrivals and collections.

The centre is suitable for a wide range of events including conferences, exhibitions, concerts, trade shows, ceremonial occasions, specialist outdoor equestrian, cricket, rugby and volleyball events; corporate entertaining, large weddings, product launches, theatre productions and screenings.

The owner Dallas Burston said: “The UK, particularly middle England, seemed to be lacking in luxury large scale leisure and business facilities and providing the Midland hub with such a venue was a goal which I’m proud to see is now being realised.

“I’m excited by the prospect of introducing IXL to both a national and international audience, whilst simultaneously building interest in the sport of polo.”

Employing state-of-the-art technology, the building features exceptional equipment and fittings including a concert standard sound system and lighting.