Conference Centre

A Welcoming & Accessible Conference Venue

Telephone: 01364 645530

Emma GunatillekeEmma Gunatilleke
18:12 30 Sep 22
Lovely venue & easy free parking. Could do with a sign off the main road just past the Abbey main entrance though. Lunch was lovely too but it was really cold in there today.
Alan CrumpAlan Crump
13:34 23 Sep 22
Serenely calming, a great learning experience and marvelous abbey inside and out. The restaurant is very reasonably priced and you get more than adequate portions and a plentiful menu. Dogs are allowed on leads, free entry too. The gardens are beautiful.
Jack PothecaryJack Pothecary
19:20 17 Sep 22
Great conference centre for events and meetings. It can be a little tricky to find the entrance as it is not accessed by the same entrance as the abbey itself. The food provided by the centre is of very good quality and went down well with everyone. There is disabled access and lovely, clean toilets. Plenty of parking is available next to the centre.
Scott LowtherScott Lowther
08:56 28 Mar 19
Went here for a conference over 2 days. Beautiful setting, lovely grounds. Conference centre is a a fairly plain building but great staff and amazing snacks and lunch. Plenty of parking available to attendees.
Recently refurbished purpose made conference centre in a fantastic setting.. fully modernised equipment in centrally heated rooms. Peaceful setting with free parking and Wi-Fi

With our dedicated team of event professionals; you can be sure of a successful event with us. Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre is the perfect place to host an inspirational conference, training seminar, lunch, dinner or special event.

The newly refurbished Schiller Hall is capable of catering for up to 120 delegates, and includes a mezzanine floor and terrace area, making the most of the stunning views over the River Dart, the Abbey Church and our extensive grounds. The expanded central atrium area has a newly raised roof to flood in natural light, which compliments the further meeting rooms or breakout space on the first floor.

With a selection of fully equipped, flexible rooms, lots of outside space and ample free car parking. Currently there are 7 fully equipped meeting rooms for groups of up to 120 people. Our largest room has completed its extensive and exciting refurbishments, and can host up to 120 delegates. All rooms are accessible for disabled users.

Rooms with view of the River Dart

Dart room 1

Main dining area

Up to 160 


Fresh coffee and biscuits
await you

Dart room 2

Dart room 3

Dart room 4  -large
Three ceiling
LCD screens

Dart room 5

Schiller Hall

Up to 200 delegates.
Mezzanine floor with
breakout rooms

St Luke's Suite

AV Room

Fresh Food With a View

Fresh coffee on arrival...
...and homemade biscuits
Fresh produce from the Abbey gardens when in season
Events specialists
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Our freshly prepared catering is served in a dining room overlooking the Abbey and gardens, a superb environment to refresh your delegates. We offer a 2 course hot & cold fork buffet, all prepared daily using seasonal, local ingredients. Bespoke menus available for exclusive bookings and all dietary allergy requirements catered for with prior notice. Please contact us to discuss. Pastries, cake, breakfast baps also available as additional extras.

Delegate rates with no hidden charges

Full Day Refreshments

£38.50 with lunch - £21 without lunch 

All rates below assume midweek booking between 8.30am and 5pm. If you require times outside this, please contact us for rates.

Call 01364 645530 or contact us

Half Day Refreshments

£33.50 with lunch - £17 without lunch 

All rates below assume midweek booking between 8.30am and 5pm. If you require times outside this, please contact us for rates.

Call 01364 645530 or contact us

Our standard delegate package rate includes:

• Meeting room, equipment, free parking, refreshments including home-made biscuits on arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon
• Homemade 2-course hot and cold fork buffet lunch

List of equipment for all rooms

• 1 Flipchart with paper and pens
• Large screen and projection
• Wi-Fi
• Audio facility
• Connectivity via HDMI Cable
• Built-in PC
• White and pin boards

For your sat-nav:
Northwood Lane
TQ11 0EG

Nearest Train Stations
• Totnes (5.7 miles)
• Newton Abbot (8.2 miles)
• Ivybridge (9.0 miles)

Nearest Airports
• Plymouth City Airport (15.3 miles)
• Exeter Airport (23.0 miles)
• Newquay Cornwall (54.0 miles)

Nearest Motorways
• M5 JCT 31 (17.2 miles)
• M5 JCT 30 (20.5 miles)
• M5 JCT 29 (21.3 miles)

From the A38 Plymouth to Exeter expressway, take the Dart Bridge turn off and follow the brown directional signs to Buckfast Abbey, turning right at the Dart Bridge roundabout into Buckfast Road. Follow the road to the mini roundabout and take first exit – the main Abbey car park is to your right; go past this, continuing up the hill and take the next right turn. Follow this road on towards a T-junction and turn right at small village green. Follow signs for Conference Centre.

Pickup/Drop off
Very accessible by many types of vehicle including loading vans and coaches. Coaches would have to use main Abbey car park.

• 100 Free dedicated Conference car spaces available
• 150 Further Free Car spaces available in main Abbey car park
• 10 Free Onsite Coach spaces available in main Abbey car park

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If you would like to make a general enquiry, please use the form below.

Telephone: 01364 645530

Six other event rooms, which can host groups of up to 85, are also available in the main conference centre, each of which has been enhanced with the very latest in audiovisual equipment to aid training, presentations or business events. The majority of the rooms overlook beautifully maintained gardens that surround the Abbey.

The Conference Centre is renowned for the quality of its menus which are created celebrating seasonal, local ingredients. Parking and Wi-Fi is complimentary. Rates includes refreshments served with homemade biscuits.

On-site accommodation for residential conferences and events is available at the 33 bedroom on-site Northgate House Hotel, or group accommodation at Grangehurst House.