High Leigh, in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, opened as a Conference Centre in 1921 specialising in residential and day conferences for up to 220 delegates. With 40 acres of lawns, parkland and woodland the tranquil surroundings aid both concentration and relaxation for delegates.
With 90 years of experience, we work hard to accommodate all requests to ensure that conference needs are met. High Leigh welcomes back organisations year after year, some for over 50 years. Each year, over 350 Christian, business, education or charity conferences are held at the Centre. Our hallmark is quality facilities and services at affordable prices.
All of these elements are provided at High Leigh at prices rarely beaten. Our care for you, and your delegates, is our priority as we aim to meet all your requirements.
The main part of the house was built in 1853. In 1871, Mr. Robert Barclay, a successful banker in the City of London and a committed Christian, bought the house. Robert Barclay died in 1921 and the house was sold to First Conference Estate of which he had been a director. First Conference Estate was founded in 1909 with the express purpose of providing affordable facilities for various missionary and other Christian societies. The Hayes, in Derbyshire, was opened in 1910 with High Leigh following 11 years later.