Construction work is well underway at Sheffield’s new £6m events & conference venue

Nestled between two of Sheffield’s iconic leisure and entertainment venues, The OEC will take centre stage with a striking events and conferencing space unlike any other. The venue, due to open Autumn 2019, will boast a range of impressive, multi-purpose suites, catering for up to 500 guests.

Sheffield-based WMA Architects and construction company Harris CM are working on this exciting new venue, which will give The A&S Leisure Group the ability to host weddings, conferences, large banquets, indoor sporting events and concerts.

The investment by the leisure and hospitality operator, is part of a wider company restructuring, with a new casino also set to be built in Manchester at the China Town end of Portland Street.

Mark Allen, Chief Executive at The A&S Leisure Group, commented: “We’ve got an excellent reputation for offering great leisure and hospitality at Owlerton Stadium and at our four Yorkshire casinos and restaurants, and this multi-million-pound development will only add to that.

“We’ve spent time 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 is well known in the Yorkshire region and his reputation for delivering outstanding venues and events precedes him. His previous role at Chesterfield Football Club saw him launch the new £15m stadium and we’re confident he will help drive our vision forward making The OEC one of Yorkshire’s finest events and conference venues.”

The OEC will offer the perfect business and technological facilities for ConferencesExhibitionsMeetings and Workshops. The Rivelin Suite will be fully adaptable and will hold up to 500 guests, or can be split up into three separate suites for anywhere between 100 to 250 guests. The 4 VIP Hospitality Boxes will offer panoramic views of Owlerton Stadium and will seat up to 20 delegates.

Christmas may seem like ages away, but there’s never been a better time to start planning for a perfect party or night out experience. The OEC is now taking bookings for Festive events such as live tribute nights and party nights along with Weddings in 2020.

If you wish to make a booking, please contact our events team on telephone 0114 232 0266 or by emailing Bookings can also be made online via The OEC website at for all festive parties and events.