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Conferencing at Birchwood

Why host your next conference at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre? What sets us apart from other venues? The answer is simple – our range of venues and facilities is simply unrivalled!

With over 60 venues, set in lush open grounds, close to OR Tambo International Airport, Birchwood offers a host of interesting indoor and outdoor venues and our range of creative dining options will ensure a memorable multiple-day conference. There is simply no other venue that can provide the variety and options that Birchwood can!

17 years of experience mean Birchwood is here to make your life easier. Our in-house technical team, dedicated event planners, and on-site décor specialists will ensure that your conference expectations are always exceeded.

Extend your stay at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre by staying with us at one of our three accommodation options.

Extend your stay at Birchwood

Conference delegates can be accommodated overnight, Birchwood offers 665 hotel rooms varying in size, style and star-rating. We have three accommodation options; Birchwood, Silverbirch and ValuStay.

Birchwood, located ideally near conferencing venues on the property, these 336 accommodation rooms are set aside for larger groups utilizing our varied meeting rooms.

Silverbirch, built with the modern business traveller in mind, offers 235 modern rooms conveniently situated in a secluded and separate section with its own, secure entrance.

ValuStay, 94 accommodation rooms that provide more than you’d expect from accommodation rooms at that price. Your expectations are exceeded, but your budget is not.

Conference Facilities

Our venues have been created with all-conference types in mind. We have U-Shape, Double U-Shape, Classroom, Cinema and Round Table setups available. Our venues can accommodate any number between 2 to 3000 delegates with ease, in well-equipped, professional and sophisticated surroundings. Therefore, whether you are hosting a small meeting, large-scale seminar or something in between, we have the venue for you.

As well as our Birchwood Conferencing, which has the following facilities:

  • Capacities from 2 to 3000
  • Over 60 on-site venues
  • Wi-Fi group packages
  • Audio-visual upon request

We also offer Silverbirch Conferencing. Intimate venues set in the Silverbirch grounds with exclusive conference packages, dining options and modern facilities.

  • Capacities up to 120 delegates
  • Wi-Fi group packages
  • Audio-visual upon request
  • Exclusive dining options

We have half day and full day conference packages available. The following amenities are provided for each conference package. If you are holding a multiple-day conference you can expect the full day conference package facilities each day of your conference.

Full day conference package:

  • Tea/coffee on arrival
  • Mid-morning break with refreshments
  • Three-course buffet lunch
  • Mid-afternoon break with refreshments
  • Iced water in jugs and mints
  • Pen and notepad per person
  • Use of the conference venue
  • Flipchart and Screen

Half day conference package:

  • Tea/coffee on arrival
  • Mid-morning or mid-afternoon break with refreshments
  • Iced water in jugs and mints
  • Pen and notepad per person
  • Use of the conference venue (half-day)

Additional Conference facilities available on request:

  • Lectern
  • Stage
  • Registration table
  • PA system
  • Video projector

Conference Venues

Discover our most popular conference venues below. If you would like to learn more about our full range of conference venues, request a quote now and we will find the perfect venue for your conference.

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Petit Centre

If a smaller, more formal environment is what you require, then Petit Centre is perfect. There are well appointed boardrooms conveniently located for our Silverbirch guests. Petit Centre suits formal meetings where our staff can provide personal attention. Petit Centre consists of the following venues:

  • Albena
  • Nesebar
  • Varna and
  • Petit Boardroom

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Le Grande Centre

Overlooking manicured lawns lined with Birch trees, Le Grande Centre boasts several banqueting, conferencing and breakaway venues. Le Grande was recently refurbished with beautiful wallpapers, modern lighting and classical furniture.

Le Grande venues include:

  • Oak Chamber – A modern banquet venue catering for up to 250 guests. 
  • Silverleaf – Adjacent to Oak Chamber and hosts up to 180 guests in a schoolroom seating arrangement.
  • Acacia Chamber –A remarkably versatile venue hosting one large 300 seater conference or divided in to 2 or 3 smaller venues ideal for breakaway sessions. 
  • Candlewood – Able to accommodate up 100 guests. 

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Atrium Centre

Atrium Centre caters for Birchwood guests with a large and varied mix of conferencing, banqueting, boardrooms and breakaway venues.

These include:

  • Baobab – our third largest conferencing venue holds 800 guests seated cinema-style. Popular for large groups and can be decorated to any theme.
  • The Atrium includes three smaller, convenient conference rooms opposite the Baobab.
  • Within and nearby the Atrium Conference Centre, are two boardrooms providing ideal space for smaller meetings or storage facilities. 

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Domestic Centre

Domestic Centre is conveniently positioned near Main Reception, close to accommodation rooms and Cloversgreen Restaurant (our breakfast and lunch venue for delegates). The centre’s venues are proudly named after South Africa’s local airports offering a variety for conferencing and meetings facilities in the heart of Birchwood’s picturesque grounds.

These include:

  • King Shaka – capacities up to 320 delegates. 
  • Cape Town International – capacities up to 175 delegates.
  • Wonderboom. Grand Central, Waterkloof, Lanseria and Virginia – up to 40 delegates.
  • Rand Boardroom: up to 12 delegates

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international Centre

International Centre is directly outside Main Reception, easily accessible for large groups from Birchwood Hotel accommodation rooms and the carpark. Conveniently close to Cloversgreen breakfast and lunch venue. International Centre is well configured with both large and smaller, more intimate venues.

  • Marco Polo: up to 240 delegates.
  • Heathrow: up to 120 delegates.
  • Barcelona: up to 120 delegates.
  • Charles De Gaulle: up to 50 delegates.
  • Sofia: up to 40 delegates.
  • Auditorium: up to 164 in a pre-existing seating arrangement (including vehicle access). 

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OR Tambo Centre

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Birchwood’s largest formal conferencing facility, and one of our most popular since it consists of a large foyer and can be adapted easily, whether it be for a banquet or a conference. There is an acoustic door divider splitting the room into equal halves – very popular for those hosting a Confex as exhibitors can be located in close proximity to the conference.

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The Terminal

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This is a semi-permanent structure designed for very large conferencing groups or banqueting and is by far the largest venue on our property. This venue has its very own parking area outside the venue, making it a popular choice for large conferences or exhibitions. Work together with our team of in-house event and décor planners as well as our experienced audio-visual team to make this venue your own!

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Garden Conference Rooms

Our Garden Conference Rooms are excellent for smaller conferences and meetings offering delegates numerous conferencing options on a smaller scale.

These venues are namely:

  • Heron – 94m²
  • Kingfisher – 93m²
  • Plover – 115m²
  • Weaver – 109m²

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The Grill At One Twenty centre

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the larger venues are two conference rooms, Wellington and Seapoint, set in the exclusive Silverbirch precinct. At maximum capacity these venues cater for small, intimate functions; ideal for more discerning groups of 40 and less.

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Boksburg,
1459,
South Africa