Friday, October 18, 2013 - 15:27

The Eden Project in Cornwall recently hosted the Mine Closure 2013 conference, bringing together hundreds of mining experts from as far afield as South Africa, Brazil and China.

The delegates were discussing issues surrounding what happens to a mine after it closes. The International Mine Closure conference series is in its eighth year and has attracted a wealth of industry experts from around the world presenting research findings, and sharing best practice around minimising the impacts of mine closure.

The conference was the latest major event facilitated by Eden’s events team, whose role is to organise a wide variety of bespoke events, including weddings, meetings, away days and even concerts all against the stunning backdrop of the Eden Project.

Laura Guy, Conference Coordinator of Mine Closure 2013, said: “Mine Closure 2013 was a fantastic event, featuring a roster of prestigious speakers and encouraging some great debate around what happens to a mine after it closes.

“Eden was the perfect venue for the conference. As well as being a former quarry itself, it has large, flexible spaces and an experienced team who are willing to go the extra mile to make an event work.”

The team offer various venues across the Eden site, including the opportunity to get married in the Mediterranean Biome or host your conference in the Gallery, a spacious area with a bar and private deck which offers a commanding view over the Biomes.

Those who wish to use space within the Eden pit can choose one of many options in the Core building or, for smaller events, the Foundation Building.

The team can also organise Christmas parties, private gigs and small, specialist moments such as marriage proposals and sleepovers in Eden’s famous Biomes.

Emma Halliday, Eden’s Events and Hospitality Manager, said: “If you have an idea for an event or wedding, the chances are we can make it happen. Eden is a unique venue and our team offers a personal, bespoke service that is designed to make your event as special as possible.”

For more information or to discuss an event you think could be held at the Eden Project, see or contact Rebecca on 01726 811950.