Conferences & Events
Our Beautiful Cotswold Venue
The Royal Agricultural University is nested 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.
The University has excellent facilities for your conference.
Discover the perfect Cotswold location for your wedding.
Events and Functions
View the beautiful location for your function.
Short Breaks and B&B
Enjoy a relaxing weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds.
How to Find Us
The RAU is superbly located on the outskirts of Cirencester in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Tel: +44 (0)1285 652531