NKAR MICE Event Venues in Sri Lanka

With the extension of our service capacity to MICE events, we have partnered with the highly professional and most experienced giants in the industry. Together, we offer you the most convenient, attractive, and modernised set of venues, out of which you can select the best fit for your MICE event, not to mention the range of packages that we offer along with each venue.

As the perfect venue speaks for the event itself, make sure you opt out the best out of our picture-perfect range of venues depending on the nature of the event, a number of invitees, and your allotted budget for the event. Feel free to talk to our highly professional and experienced staff if ever you find yourself stuck up with your selection procedure.

As you work with our professional team, they will guide you through a range of award winning venues, unique event spaces, and outdoor locations, situated in the heart of the city. To learn more about exclusive venues for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions, contact us on mice@nkartravelhouse.com

Take a peek at our venues ranging from

  • Conference halls with the latest facilities and technology such as Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Lotus Pond Performing Art Centre, Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC), Hambantota International Convention Centre
  • Conference halls in 5-star hotels such as Waters Edge, Hilton Colombo, Mt. Lavinia Hotel, Galadari Hotel, Taj Samudra, Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside, Heritance KandalamaEarl’s Regency Kandy, The Arena
  • plain and simple Eco based conference hall set in a village surrounding such as Mihilaka Medura (BMICH)
  • Open air venues set on paddy fields such as Kamatha (BMICH)
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)

Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet within close proximity to the five star and other quality hotels in Colombo, the B.M.I.C.H is a large, impressive building surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens. In these gardens you’ll find the principal commercial crops and spices of Sri Lanka as well as a range of different trees and colourful flowers. The B.M.I.C.H. has the distinction of being the first purpose-built conference centre in Asia. Since its inception, this exhibition and convention centre Sri Lanka has to offer has established a tradition of being the venue for many prestigious international conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, seminars and beauty pageants as well as musical and dramatic presentations.

Seating capacity of the main hall – 1600 Pax
Large stage – 200 m2
Breakout rooms – 6
-Room A: 340 Pax
-Room B: 400 Pax
-Room C/D: 160 Pax
-Room E/F: 75 Pax

Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (BMICH)

• 2 Exhibition halls:
– A : 21000 Sq Feet
– B : 12000 Sq Feet

• Lobby – 4350 Sq Feet

Mihilaka Medura (BMICH)

• Eco based conference hall set in a village surrounding

• Seating capacity 400 pax

Kamatha (BMICH)

• Open air event venue set in a paddy field

Lotus Pond Performing Art Centre

• 1288 seats

• 03 Levels

• 02 Small exhibition Rooms

• Open air roof top – can accommodate between 1500 – 2000 people

• 400 seats on the steps @ roof top

Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC)

This is located within close proximity to the business centre in Colombo and the leading 5 star hotels. It has been the venue for many a large scale exhibition including EXP. SLECC is a major development project which is the outcome of the collaboration between Sri Lanka and Singapore through Inter-trade Lanka Management (Pvt.) Ltd., the international arm of Pico Holdings of Singapore. The latter has representations in over 20 countries.

This multipurpose air-conditioned exhibition and convention centre has a completely column-free layout and can be partitioned if desired. At the entrance there is a reception/lobby area which could be utilized for displays, welcoming special guests etc. Further it also has a good floor loading facility, providing easy assembly, installation & dismantling of any type of machinery, complex exhibits & and sensitive equipment – Hall of 4,000m2.

Hambantota International Convention Centre

• Seating capacity – 1500

• Parking facility for over 1000 vehicles

Waters Edge

With a vast range of modern features and facilities, not found anywhere else in the country, Waters Edge brings you a level of excellence that caters to the needs of everyone. It is designed to deliver life’s every comfort.

• Ballroom – 600 Pax

• The Eagle – 250 Pax

• The View – 200 Pax

• Olu – 70 Pax

• Nelum – 150 Pax

• Manel – 70 Pax

• The Link – 70 Pax

• The Lawn – 3000 Pax

• The Albatress – 100 Pax

• The Float – 40 Pax

Hilton Colombo

Ideally located in Colombo’s prestigious business hub, at Echelon Square, Hilton Colombo offers breathtaking sunsets and sunrises over the Indian ocean, the harbour and the Beira Lake that surrounds the hotel. The Hilton offers 384 elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites. The Executive Floor and the Executive Plus Floor are complete with a lounge and butler service. American breakfast and pre-dinner drinks of premium brands are on offer upon request. The Sakura Floor accommodates Japanese patrons while special rooms are available for the physically challenged. Four separate floors are entirely non-smoking areas. For exclusive business meetings, conventions and occasions, the Hilton Colombo has a large pillar less ballroom, furnished with the best conference facilities and the latest technology, accommodating up to 1000 guests (theatre style) and complemented by 6 meeting rooms and 7 function rooms.

Mt.Lavinia Hotel

Situated just 12kms from the city centre, the Mount Lavinia Hotel is unique in that it is the only beach resort on the fringe of the city limits, retaining the old world charm and imperial elegance of yesteryear combined with modern facilities. The Terrace of the Mount Lavinia Hotel was recently adjudged ‘One of the World’s Best Gathering Places’ by Newsweek magazine. The Empire Room with its ornate chandeliers, comfortably accommodates 500 guests (theatre style) while the La Fontaine and the Regency Room accommodates 160 and 200 people respectively for conferences. The Horizon Room with its stunning views, accommodates up to 120 people. The 24 hour encashment bureau and international telephone, business centre, travel desk, email and internet facilities ensure that the world is always at your fingertips.

Galadari Hotel

Located in the heart of the commercial district and next to the Presidential Office, overlooking the Indian Ocean is the 5-star Galadari Hotel Colombo. A 450 room property with luxury suites that include state-of-the-art facilities such as a Jacuzzi, LCD satellite TV, a large lounge, dining room and private study. The Galadari offers the largest rooms in the city, with facilities such as satellite TV, hair dryer, remote sensor lighting panel, king or 2 queen size beds in each room, wall mounted safe, tea/coffee making facility, high speed internet connection and much more, offering our guests the luxury that is expected of a five star hotel. With four international restaurants serving mouth watering dishes to suit any palette, you could wine and dine in style and absolute comfort. A pub, a night club, karaoke lounge and four bars are also on offer for those with an extreme thirst for music, dancing and mingling. The newly opened thousand seat convention hall/ballroom is attached with six mini conference rooms., The hotel is an excellent venue to conduct any kind of conference, meeting or seminar.

Taj Samudra

Taj Samudra, Colombo, blends the quiet charm of an earlier era with the comfort and efficiency of a modern international hotel. Located close to the business hub, the hotel is a leisurely stroll to the city centre, with stunning ocean views. All 300 guestrooms and luxury suites are decorated with every modern indulgence and comfort. This includes an international direct dialling facility, mini-bar, channel music, colour television with satellite programmes, 24-hour room service and laundry service. The Wi-Fi facility allows you to log on to the worldwide web, from anywhere in the hotel and special rooms are available for single lady travellers. The hotel has extensive sports and recreation facilities including a large swimming pool and flood-lit tennis courts. Taj Samudra, Colombo, has been the host to many prestigious conferences including two SAARC summits. The luxurious conference rooms accommodating 50-500 delegates are ideal for high-powered conferences and meetings. The finely manicured lawns and poolside are perfect for exclusive outdoor functions.

Cinnamon Grand

The Cinnamon Grand is located in the heart of Colombo’s business, shopping and entertainment centre, just 35kms from the airport. With 501 luxurious rooms and eight restaurants serving an eclectic mix of fine cuisine, the Cinnamon Grand is the perfect accommodation option that caters to all your indulgences. For business meetings and conferences, the Cinnamon Grand offers state-of-the-art technology and a team of professionals to coordinate the event. A venue of multiple dimensions – with two ballrooms and eight meeting rooms, makes this an ideal venue for meetings and conventions. The grand ‘Oak Room’, Colombo’s finest ballroom, seats over 1000 guests. The elegant Atrium accommodates up to 300 guests and features an additional eight meeting rooms. Whatever your preference, the Cinnamon Grand has the perfect blend of facilities, be it business or pleasure keeping comfort and connectivity in mind.

• Hall 1 – Seating Capacity of 75

• Hall 2 – Seating Capacity of 200

• Hall 3 – Seating Capacity of 50

• Hall 4 – Seating Capacity of 50

• Hall 5 – Seating Capacity of 20

Cinnamon Lakeside

• Hall 1 – Seating Capacity of 550

• Hall 2 – Seating Capacity of 250

• Hall 3 – Seating Capacity of 175

• Hall 4 – Seating Capacity of 70

Kathikawa Conference & Convention Centre – Heritance Kandalama

With a stunning panoramic view of the Kandalama Lake, surrounding Ritigala mountainscape and the Dambulla Cave Temple. Heritance Kandalama is the prime choice for your next event. Our stellar award winning, eco friendly location perched on a rock affords a fine setting for weddings or any other special occasions, while our conference facilities make us ideal for business functions.

Observation elevators will usher guests to the conference centre which houses 6 flexible meeting spaces totaling 5,685 square feet. Our largest space, the main hall, is over 3200 square feet and 17 feet height can host up to 350 guests. An additional outdoor wooden cocktail deck where guests can be entertained under the stars is also available.

Our 5 meeting rooms can accommodate from 20 to 350 in a variety of configurations, including an intimate boardroom setting. The hotel can also provide dedicated entrance and parking facilities.

Number of Guest Rooms: 152
Number of Meeting Spaces: 5
Largest Meeting Space: Main Hall, 3,780 sq. ft.

Earl’s Regency Kandy

• Hall 1 – Seating Capacity of 550

• Hall 2 – Seating Capacity of 350

The Arena

A test of strength and skill in:

• 30 high adventure rope course, consisting of ‘toddy tapper’ and ‘Burma Bridge

• 30′ high giant ladder

• 150′ long flying fox

• 20 ft high rock climb

• Target shooting range

• Archery

• Mud pond cross

Eden Resort & Spa

The recently refurbished five star Eden Resort & Spa boasts of spacious rooms that include a custom-designed new deluxe room category. The 16 bedrooms, 4 suites and 2 penthouses offer a “hotel within a hotel” concept and incorporate a modern and contemporary design with special emphasis on comfort and space. Visitors get personalised check-in/check-out, choice of welcome drinks, business centre, butler service, special pillow menu with a variety to suit every comfort level, special menu of room fragrances and upgraded in-room amenities. In addition, a four-poster bed, DVD/VCD player with an extensive DVD library, 29-inch satellite TV and personal espresso machine, all lend to the contemporary style of these rooms and suites. The resort’s creative and innovative dining concepts offer guests a wider choice of local and international cuisine.

Vivanta By Taj

The perfect balance between natural beauty and top-notch comforts, Taj Exotica gives its guests a luxurious reason to escape. Spanning the south coast of Sri Lanka, this beautiful resort offers 162 rooms of pure comfort and absolute bliss, complete with modern day recreational activities and state of the art conference facilities.

With the largest conference hall and the best conference facilities along the Southern coast, Taj Exotica can comfortably host up to 275 people theatre style. A host of state-of-the-art equipment and modern technological conveniences are also available 24 hours a day. Broadband internet access, laptops, video conferencing, secretarial services and computer work stations together with express laundry/dry cleaning, beauty parlour, new Jiva spa, travel assistance, car hires, currency exchange, florist and a doctor on call are a few of the conveniences that will make your stay all the more enjoyable. Special theme dinners, sightseeing tours, deep sea fishing, sea plane photo flights, sunset cruises, elephant rides coupled with a luxurious spa experience awaits you. And you also have a choice of recreational facilities such as water polo, tennis, beach volleyball, darts, table tennis, snooker and chess to enjoy.

Heritance Ahungalla

Formerly known as the Triton, Heritance Ahungalla opened its doors after extensive refurbishment in May 2006. The hotel is the handiwork of renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa, and is expertly managed by Aitken Spence Hotels. The 154 tasteful rooms are equipped with satellite TV, mini bar, piped music, tea/coffee making facilities and have sea views. The suites boasts of fragrance and pillow menus, thus offering the epitome of luxury to the discerning traveller. Heritance Ahungalla houses 3 restaurants including a main restaurant with theme nights, a 24 hour coffee shop and a fine dining restaurant. The hotel boasts of 5 bars and evening entertainment ranges from piano music to karaoke and even a night club. As for sports and recreation, the hotel has two swimming pools, a gymnasium, tennis, badminton and volleyball. Guests could also pamper themselves at the Six Sense Spa. The hotel is also geared to meet all your MICE requirements and houses two conference halls that can accommodate up to 175 delegates, providing a range of facilities to meet all your requirements.

Bentota Beach Hotel

Bentota known for its broad golden beaches is situated in the southern coastal zone of Sri Lanka, a mere one & half hour drive from Colombo. If the idea of a vacation calls to mind an image of lazing around on the beach, indulging in mouth watering delicacies and returning home with sun kissed skin, Bentota Beach hotel should be given top priority. The hotel, designed based on an ancient Dutch fort by the famous Geoffrey Bawa, is situated at the point where the Bentota river flows into the Indian Ocean. Expect to be lulled by the sounds of ocean waves and the water lapping against the river banks. Bentota Beach hotel accommodates 130 rooms and 3 suites, all of which have sea-front or river-front views. The hotel, through its specialised sports centre (Club Inter Sport) offers an array of motorised water-sports that get the adrenaline pumping. Popular excursions from the hotel include taking a boat ride along the Bentota river to the surrounding mangroves, visiting the turtle hatcheries in Kosgoda, or taking an hour’s drive to explore the Dutch Fort in Galle. For the laid-back there is an Ayurvedic spa with an expertise in pampering.

Club Hotel Dolphin

Situated in a 20 acre palm garden in Waikkal, Club Hotel Dolphin is a mere 20 minutes away from the international airport and 1 1/2 hours from Colombo. The hotel is designed and staffed to offer a choice of dedicated meeting space, available 24 hours. Club Hotel Dolphin offers a variety of recreational facilities with 150 air-conditioned guest rooms inclusive of suites, main building rooms and cottages. All main building rooms and suites are equipped with a TV and a DVD player. Sumptuous buffets and à la carte dining present a variety of cuisine. The hotel also has the Pool Bar, the Miami Bar and two of the largest swimming pools in Sri Lanka. Wi-Fi, telephone and IDD facilities ensure that you stay connected and a fully equipped business centre provides many facilities including fax, telephone and e-mail. Special transit packages are available with free airport transfers.

The Sands

Located in Kalutara, just under an hour’s drive from Colombo, is the Golden Sun Resort. Located in tranquil beach settings, this contemporary resort consists of 100 air-conditioned rooms and cabanas, all fitted with ultramodern facilities. The resort’s restaurants, bars, sports and leisure centres, and gym adds to a special tropical experience. For conferences and conventions, the resort has a large hall which can accommodate up to 300 people and a smaller one for groups of up to 40. Seating arrangements can be arranged to suit the client’s needs and a modern range of equipment will also be provided.

The Blue Water

The Blue Water is located along a sublime stretch of the western coastline under a cool cluster of coconut palms. The hotel is an architectural showpiece in the Jetwing family of hotels, situated just a short drive from Colombo, in the coastal town of Wadduwa. Cool white corridors lead to a lush green coconut palm garden adorned by the soothing sounds of cascading fountains and ponds. By night the hotel’s stunning elegance is accentuated even more. The rooms are simple but luxurious. Recreation facilities include tennis, gymnasium and squash courts, three different bars, a nightclub and a spa. With its wide open spaces, magnificent sea view and serene atmosphere, the fully equipped auditorium which can seat up to 300 guests, makes an excellent venue for conference and business meetings.

• Hall 1 – Seating Capacity 900

• Hall 2 – Seating Capacity 250

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