Rothamsted Conference Centre
Conference Centre in Hertfordshire
Rothamsted Conference Centre and Rothamsted Manor are uniquely situated to host national and international events, as well as conferences and meetings for businesses across the UK. An extensive range of first class facilities are on offer and the Centre is served by excellent transport links. Open in Lockdown for essential events only
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Rothamsted Conference Centre is part of the historical, world-renowned Rothamsted Research campus, located in Harpenden, in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. The venue was purpose-built to provide high-end conferencing and events facilities for local, national and international businesses as well as the world-wide science community.
On arrival at Rothamsted Conference Centre, you will find over 200 free car-parking spaces available. Walk through the door into our spacious Plaza area, which is ideal for networking, buffet lunches and drinks receptions, as well as exhibitions and poster displays. Our long bar area means we can serve hot and cold drinks during conference breaks.
Just off the Plaza is our much sought after, state-of-the-art auditorium which seats 300 delegates in theatre style. With its full surround sound, flexible lighting and projection room, the auditorium is ideal for large conferences, presentations, seminars, business briefings, product launches and demonstrations. It also works well as a cinema and is home to Rothamsted Conference Centre’s movie nights.
Our spacious Fowden Hall is one of our most versatile rooms. It takes up to 250 people reception style or 100 guests for a banquet. The Fowden works well for all sorts of events; conferences, meetings, workshops, poster sessions, lectures, awards ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, team events, VIP dinners, fashion shows, banquets and parties. It has a stage area, a mezzanine floor with seating, and a sprung dancefloor. It has five different entrance points. For a more private event, it has its own separate entrance and lobby area, perfect for a reception table to welcome your guests or for a VIP entrance area. Lastly a partition wall can be opened into the Fowden Foyer and this is ideal for clients who want to encourage delegate flow from the Hall. It can be used with our Plaza so is perfect for networking, lunches or exhibitions before or after your Fowden Hall event.
In addition to our large function rooms, we have seven small and medium-sized meeting rooms which can be set up in theatre, reception, boardroom, classroom, u-shape or cabaret style, depending on your needs.
Rothamsted Restaurant is a fantastic location for gala dinners, banquets and parties. We can comfortably seat 120 people for dinner, plus we have a bar and plenty of outside lawn space – perfect for those warmer evenings or for afternoon picnics or BBQs.
During the year, we hold lots of events for the public including dining evenings, themed lunches, family fun days and murder mystery nights. Lastly, we have regularly been used as a filming location for many popular TV dramas. Recently, these have included ITV’s Endeavour and MotherFatherSon.
But, what makes us different to other conference venues? Here at Rothamsted, we enable and facilitate innovation and collaboration, through the conferencing and events we run and host. All the revenue from Rothamsted Conference Centre is ploughed straight back into the research conducted by Rothamsted Research, into securing agricultural productivity, developing superior crops and future agri-food systems. In plain English, they are working hard to help feed the world sustainably and tackle climate change.
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|The Glynne Suite (previously Room 102)||18||-||18||-||-||-||-||60||30||-||-|
|The Warrington Suite (previously Room 103)||18||-||18||-||-||-||-||60||30||-||-|
|The Brenchley Suite (previously Room 104)||-||48||-||-||-||-||-||125||80||-||-|
|The Glynne & Warrington Suite||30||30||36||-||-||-||-||120||70||-||30|
|The Fowden Hall||36||80||-||-||100||100||-||250||200||-||30|
|The Pirie Suite||17||-||-||-||-||-||-||30||-||-||12|
|The Dining Room||8||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|The Great Drawing Room at Rothamsted Manor||24||-||-||-||-||-||-||120||100||-||30|
|The Library at Rothamsted Manor||18||40||-||-||-||-||-||76||60||-||18|
Serviced by excellent transport links, Rothamsted's green and spacious estate is just 15 mins from London Luton Airport and 25 mins from London St Pancras International. Harpenden is about 7 miles north of the M25 London Orbital Motorway and close to Junctions 9/10 of the M1. From the M1, take J9, follow the signs to Harpenden. Ample free parking.
Nearest Train Stations
Harpenden (0.45 miles)
St Albans (4.2 miles)
Luton Airport Parkway (4.59 miles)
London Luton Airport (4.86 miles)
London Heathrow Airport (23.76 miles)
London Stansted Airport (26.31 miles)