Habeo Conferencing & Events

Our Venue

Having undergone a £2.5 million transformation, the new York St John Students’ Union building is ideally located on a beautiful city centre university campus incorporating both York’s historic scenery with modern facilities.

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Our new venue is fully equipped with everything to cater for a variety of events, from conferencing and presentation to evening events such as awards ceremonies or product launches. With full access to all floors and gender neutral facilities, our venue is designed to include everyone in everything we do.

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Alternatively, our space can transform yet again to host celebrations, parties, or wedding receptions. With two bar-equipped function rooms, exclusive access throughout academic holiday dates, and much more, our venue can be anything you want it to be.

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Our dedicated team will be on hand to tailor your event exclusively to you and your needs, and to execute those plans perfectly on the day.

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Here at Habeo, we can offer everything you need to make your professional event a success! Our dedicated team are here to help you create the right environment for your event, as well as planning and budget breakdowns, and logistics management on the day.

Our venue is equipped with an integrated sound system and multiple plasma screens throughout both large function rooms, and our office spaces offer a modern and comfortable setting for smaller assemblies. It is also a mere 15 minutes’ walk from York Railway Station, making our venue ideal for events for both local and national guests.

We can also offer a variety of add-on options to further customise your event, such as:
Full Event Plans
Conference Packs
Invitations and/or Badges
Accommodation or Travel Bookings
External Liaisons
Catering Bookings


Celebrate your team’s hard work with an awards ceremony, host your alumni reunion, or even celebrate a big family anniversary; we love throwing parties, and are equipped to cater for whatever you want to celebrate!

With a choice of our two bar-equipped function rooms, or use of our full venue, your event can be as personal or as grand as you’d like! We can also offer a huge choice of external catering options, or host live music to add even more excitement to your personalised event.

Our team will work with you to organise and co-ordinate everything – we’ll even make our spaces even more beautiful with fairy lights or flowers if you’d like – so that you can do what you came here to do: sit back, relax, and have fun!


We believe that your wedding should be just that: yours. Here at Habeo Events, we will help you tailor your wedding reception to exactly how you’d like it. Your special day can be as intimate or extravagant as you’d like, with a uniquely versatile venue, flexible package options to suit any budget, and exclusive use of our space throughout spring, summer, and winter holiday dates. Your celebration with us will begin with an entirely blank canvas on which to paint your perfect day.

Our venue is perfectly situated in a central location, just a short journey from York Register Office for your ceremony, York Station for your travelling guests, and the vibrant city centre for no end of entertainment to extend your celebration. A seamless partnership of traditional and modern settings, our stylish new venue stands alongside the breath-taking York Minster and the historic city walls.

Fully accessible, with two beautifully refined main spaces, an atrium and balcony to arrive in style, and behind the scenes spaces, we can offer everything you need for either a charmingly intimate celebration, or a wonderful house party.

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