Majority of companies prefer 'boardroom style' layouts for internal meetings

The vast majority of businesses who hire out event venues for their internal meetings prefer the space to be set out like a boardroom, according to a new report.

According to, Capita Travel and Events collected information from over a million customer internal meeting room bookings to find 87 per cent of the companies siding with venues that can offer a ‘boardroom style’ layout.

The event planning firm didn’t disclose why so many of its clients opted with this style of room, although holding a meeting in corporate-looking environment could help attendees tune their minds to business. 

Typical features of a boardroom include a long line of tables with chairs facing each other, allowing the tens of company employees to talk directly to one another. Still, as Capita’s research proves that these are the most popular types of layouts, corporate venues may wish to seek feedback from their most regular customers to establish what makes a great boardroom.

Cited by, other data from the report revealed that the average number of delegates in attendance was five and average meeting duration was three hours.

Capita also mentioned that 88.5 per cent of bookings for rooms with video conferencing facilities saw the company use the technology at their disposal. The analysts at CBRE said this was a sign that these rooms were being used effectively.