High Leigh Conference Centre

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.

We provide:

  • Residential accommodation for 220 people - in mainly en-suite accommodation
  • 168 bedrooms – with single, twin, double and family rooms available
  • Over 20 meeting rooms with contemporary conference facilities
  • A self-contained day conference facility for up to 30 delegates
  • Free wireless internet provided across the entire Centre
  • Located near to London
  • Easy access by plane, train and car, with ample car parking space
  • Flexibility and knowledge of our customers’ needs and expectations
  • Quality service from helpful, well-trained, professional staff
  • Modern indoor games room with table tennis and table football
  • Lounge area with two computer terminals and a large flat screen digital television
  • Outdoor tennis courts, football pitch, putting green and fitness trail set within the grounds
  • Relaxed, peaceful and quiet environment with attractive gardens and grounds

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.

For more information call: 0300 111 4444 or email: info@cct.org.uk