Conference Centre

Welcome to the conference facilities at the Riverside Centre.

Riverview RoomDifferent cross-sections of the community use the facilities here at Riverside – charities, private businesses, Devon County Council, Devon Partnership Trust – and all of them know they can be assured of a wide choice of quality rooms, freshly prepared food and drink catering for all dietary needs, and a friendly and courteous team.

Mini-Conference Room

The mini-conference room is ideally located as a breakout room, and is suitable for smaller meetings with up to 16 people. It includes a large whiteboard.



The Basement and Sensory Room

This multi-purpose space is only available on Mondays and Thursdays. It can accommodate up to 45 people. Our sensory room is specifically designed for children and adults with special needs, and can be hired on a per session basis.


Riverview RoomRiverview

Riverview is our most popular conference space, and includes a projector and sound system. It is adjacent to the Main Auditorium and has stunning views of the city and river Exe. It is ideal as either a conference room or as a hospitality and refreshment area and can cater for up to 80 people.


Main Auditorium

This is our largest conference space, with numerous facilities, including a hearing loop, air conditioning, a sound and lighting rig, and a projector. A technician may also be booked for the day (if confirmed at the time of booking). The main auditorium seats up to 200 people.


Top Floor Package

The package  includes exclusive use of the Main Auditorium, Riverview, and a refreshment area.

Café Connect

Café Connect is open Monday to Friday, from 10am – 2pm. Our team are happy to welcome regulars and new faces, with many popping in for a coffee, handmade cake and fresh, locally-sourced sandwiches, paninis and seasonal specials. It’s a great place to meet with people you know, and those you don’t know yet. We also have free Wi-Fi available. Takeaways can be ordered directly on 01392 495558.


There is limited parking at the Riverside Centre. However, there are two public carparks in Okehampton Street. These offer a full day’s parking for under £3. St Thomas’ railway station is located nearby in Cowick Street. Buses run frequently between Cowick Street and the city centre (on the A, E, F and P routes). We can also store bicycles safely inside the building.


Rooms can be set up in a variety of formats, including boardroom, horseshoe, cluster, theatre, or whatever suits your event. Please indicate your preference when booking.

Prices include the use of a data projector, TV and DVD player, a small stationery pack and bottled water. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the centre. Water coolers are available on the ground and top floors. All rooms are within easy reach of bathroom facilities and the lift.

Hospitality packages


Our team works hard to produce excellent food and drink that caters for all needs. Alternatively, you can purchase food and drinks from our Café, situated on the ground floor, between 10-2pm. Other food outlets can be found nearby in Cowick Street, including local bakers, supermarkets and restaurants.

To view our current prices, please take a look at our current price guide..

Our conference centre is overseen by Mandy Newborne. For further information regarding the Centre or Church please contact her on 01392 210146 or email: [email protected].