Want to book a SUBU Venue?

The Students' Union at Bournemouth University has a selection of fantastic venues that you can use for many different events. We run our venues ourselves and have tailered some packages to popular actvities. We can also tailor our venue hire for specific events if you have something more special in mind. For some events we will not charge you a hire fee, for others we will provide you with a very competive hire fee and can often build in flexibility to allow you manage your costs effectively.

Some of ther events we host:

Predrinks parties for flats in halls

Course socials

Sports and society socials

21st birthday parties

'Mini' club nights for first time promoters

Awards nights

Dinners, dinner dances and buffets.

Live music concerts

Large club nights

Cabaret and comedy shows

Film shows

Outline of our venues:

Old Fire Station

Multipurpose venue with multiple rooms and event formats. A busy venue regulary hosting events from 200 to 1200 capacity. Specialist sound and lighting already installed, skilled event team in house and access to SUBU marketing channels to help get your event noticed at BU. The venue speciliases in club nights, live music and large parties. Has also been used during the daytime for film shoots, a sports studio space and rehearsal space. Very flexible opening times, including late nights.

The Engine Room

A compact and funky 150 capacity venue that forms part of the Old Fire Station that can be configured on its own for smaller events. Can be open daytime, evening and late night. It is used extensively for halls predrinks parties, course & society socials and birthday events. The basic package can be hired free of charge (conditional on a minimum attendance).

Dylan's Kitchen & Bar

Traditional pub style venue with catering options. Catering for upto 200 people at our Talbot Campus it can be hired in its entirity or you can reserve an area within the bar for your social event. Event buffets at fantastic value prices, excellent audio and video facilities for events and a built in stage area.

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