Why You Should Hold Your Next Event at Rutland Water

events at Rutland Water


Looking for a venue for your next event in the heart of the country? Be it a corporate event, a wedding, a training session or a meeting, Rutland Water can cater to a wide variety of functions. If you haven't considered this location before, this article will run you through the reasons why it should be on your list. 

Great facilities

Depending on the size of your group and the purpose of the event, you can choose between the Bird Watching Centre for corporate events or the Normanton Church for weddings. 

The former is suitable for both large and small business gatherings. For bigger groups, the Education Centre can be set up either in an amphitheatre style or a boardroom layout for high-profile meetings. Modern AV facilities are available for presentations and the refreshments station will be at your disposal all day long. There is also a small meeting room for a more intimate setting. 

Normanton Church


If you're looking for a truly inspiring and unique venue to impress your guests, look no further that the Normanton Church. Used primarily as a wedding venue, it can be hired for other types of events, too. It is fully equipped with presentation technology and catering services are also available. 

The church itself also makes a stunning wedding location for those who fancy a more traditional wedding venue. Many couples choose it due to its location close to the water and its classical and minimalist architecture. It can host up to 100 people and can be hired for civil ceremonies. An added bonus of the place is that you can choose between the front or the back of the church for your vows. Our event planners will be on hand to help you with any aspect of your ceremony. Wedding celebrations can carry on into the night at a marquee that can be set up in the park overlooking the water.   

Have you got an outdoor event idea? We can accommodate sports and charity events along the shores of the lake, so when we say we cater to a wide range of events, we really mean it!  

Picturesque surroundings

What better way to break your routine and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or the office than experiencing a nature reserve? The peaceful and quaint atmosphere at Rutland Water will help you focus on the objective of your event. 

Rutland Water landscape


The wind blowing in the trees, the chirping of the birds and the sun softly reflecting on the surface of the lake will reduce your stress levels and help you be more creative. You'll be able to see things from new perspectives because you're not spending 8 hours in a busy office or in front of a computer. It's been proven that spending time in nature can improve your mood and make you happier. Spending more time outdoors can even make you more productive by improving memory function, relieving attention fatigue and increasing problem-solving abilities.   

The surroundings at Rutland Water are great for weddings too, with beautiful backdrops everywhere you look for every season. Delicate blooms in spring, lush greenery in summer, a rusty and colourful pallet in autumn and frosty landscapes in winter.


Why not take a break from your corporate event and try one of the many activities available in the park? Or why not have a team building day trying out different exercises? There are plenty of exciting activities to choose from. Watersports such as sailing or kayaking are great for learning new skills such as communication and collaboration when practised with others. No matter your level of experience our instructors will teach you how it all works. 

Whether you prefer more relaxing activities such as walking and playing minigolf or more physically-demanding ones like windsurfing and canoeing, you will find something to do for everyone's taste. Get to know the local wildlife at the Bugtopia Zoo or take Rutland Belle on a cruise around the park.   

If you're here for a birthday party or a hen/stag party, you'll have a blast at our inflatable Aqua Park, which is the biggest in the country. The course takes almost one hour to complete and it's set up to challenge you and allow you to have some fun along the way too.

Easy access

Rutland Water is conveniently located in the East Midlands and can be accessed easily from Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Grantham and Peterborough. If you're driving from the West, you can arrive via A6003 or A47 and if you're getting here from the East you can take the A606 or A1, which is also a connection to the South-North axis. We have four car parks for you to choose from depending where you're coming from and where you're spending the day - Normanton, Sykes Lane, Whitwell & Barnsdale. 

There are a few bus services from neighbouring cities that stop in Oakham. The town is also served by CrossCountry trains and is only 2 miles from the nature reserve.   

If all of this sounds great to you and you would like to host your next corporate event, birthday party or wedding at Rutland Water, get in touch with us today to discover how we can help.  

Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.