New £5 million banqueting and conference suite opens in Sheffield

A new £5 million conference and banqueting venue has opened in Sheffield.

Tuesday, 26th November 2019, 10:54 am
VIP Launch evening at OEC Owlerton in Sheffield. Gary Cook (Venue Director). Picture Scott Merrylees

The Owlerton Experience Centre or OEC as it will be known opened last night after an eight month build process.

The venue – which sits on land between Owlerton Stadium and Napoleon’s Casino – will cater for up to 500 guests and host weddings, conferences, large banquets, indoor sporting events and concerts.

Mark Allen, chief executive at A&S Leisure Group, said: “With an excellent reputation for offering great leisure and hospitality at Owlerton Stadium and at our four Yorkshire casinos and restaurants, this multi-million pound development will only add to that.

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VIP Launch evening at OEC Owlerton in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees

"Our time has been spent getting the right team in place to deliver this project, from local Yorkshire suppliers and contractors, to the appointment of venue director, Gary Cook. Gary's reputation for delivering outstanding venues and events around the region precedes him.

“His previous role at Chesterfield Football Club saw him launch the new £15 million stadium and we're confident he will help drive our vision forward making The OEC one of Yorkshire's finest events and conference venues."

VIP Launch evening at OEC Owlerton in Sheffield. Picture Scott Merrylees