Conferences & Events

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Our Beautiful Cotswold Venue

The Royal Agricultural University is nestled in the heart of the peaceful Cotswold countryside, a mile from the historic Roman town of Cirencester, within an hour of Bristol, Oxford, Bath and Cheltenham and just 90 minutes from London. Whether you’re planning a conference or corporate event, a wedding, holiday or a private function, we can offer the perfect location.

Our unique venue, set in the 25 acres of magnificent grounds around a beautiful Victorian Gothic building, awaits visitors at the end of an impressive tree-lined approach. The rich heritage of the University, established as a seat of learning in 1845, is evident throughout: mullion windows, beams and wood panelling abound and provide a stylish and elegant backdrop to your event.

With over 30 meeting rooms, eight lecture theatres, elegant dining rooms, on-site accommodation, a 17th century tithe barn and a beautiful University chapel, you’re bound to find the ideal space to be inspired, focused or simply enjoy the occasion.

Alongside the spectacular setting, we offer a service second-to-none. Our tailor-made approach to each event comes as standard. You will be allocated your own experienced Client Manager, who will co-ordinate your event from booking to completion to meet your specific requirements.

We are proud to be winners of the Hospitality & Business Tourism Provider of the Year at the Cirencester Business Awards 2013.  The award was made in recognition of our cost effective solution to events management, with a strong focus on customer service, a sustained marketing campaign and high quality testimonials from our many and varied clients who appreciate the friendly and flexible approach of our experienced hospitality team.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1285 652531
E-mail: events@rau.ac.uk

Conference

Conference

The University has excellent facilities for your conference.

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Weddings

Weddings

Discover the perfect Cotswold location for your wedding.

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Events and Functions

Events and Functions

View the beautiful location for your function.

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Short Breaks and B&B

Short Breaks and B&B

Enjoy a relaxing weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds.

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How to Find Us

How to Find Us

The RAU is superbly located on the outskirts of Cirencester in the heart of the Cotswolds.

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