Our water parks make fantastic locations for corporate events, meetings and even weddings. We have various spaces available for hire at the picturesque Rutland and Grafham water parks, with all of the rooms being well-equipped for gatherings and occasions of all kinds.
Types of events we cater for
Our water parks serve as a great backdrop for all types of events and activities, making them the perfect location for the huge range of events we handle all year round. Whether it’s a small one-off gathering or a large event, we’ll ensure it runs smoothly.
Our rooms are well-equipped for a wide range of functions, meetings and events, including:
- Training seminars
- Team meetings
- Children’s parties
We also regularly host triathlons, dragon boat races, charity fun-runs and bike rides, alongside national and international fishing competitions. If you have an idea for an event, just let us know and we’ll see what we can do for you!
Room hire at Rutland Water
We have rooms available for hire in the East Midlands at the Anglian Water Rutland Environmental Education Centre. The venue is centrally positioned and is easily accessible from multiple locations such as Oakham, Stamford, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough and further afield. The venue presents a series of features that make it accessible to the disabled such as a hearing loop and an accessible car park.
Choose Rutland Water for your event if you’re looking for a peaceful backdrop with stunning views over the nature reserve and across the lagoons. This is the perfect location for all kinds of small and large events with beautiful landscapes that can be enjoyed whatever the season.
Impress and delight your guests with a guided walk of the nature reserve delivered by one of our friendly and experienced wardens. Pre-booking is necessary for this optional extra, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
Setup and facilities
The setup of the room can be adapted to the needs of your event and the number of guests. The theatre-style layout is best suited for presentations and lectures and can seat up to 60 delegates. The boardroom style layout is best for a group meeting of up to 30 people.
For more intimate events that require privacy, the small meeting room is the best option as it accommodates 6 people at maximum.
The rooms are equipped with AV facilities and refreshments will be available throughout your visit.
Our attentive team will be on hand to provide tea and coffee throughout your booking at a cost of £2.25 + VAT per person, except for the small meeting room where it’s included in the price of the room.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide in-house catering but you are welcome to make your own arrangements. We can recommend quality local caterers or make arrangements with one on your behalf. Send us a guide price per head in advance and we’ll happily deal with the rest for you.
How much does it cost?
Please see below the day rates for the rooms available at Rutland Water. Evening bookings (17:00-22:00) are charged at £60.00, however, anything after 22:00 is charged at just £15.00 per hour. Rooms booked across the middle of the day, between 10:00 to 14:00 for example, count as a full day.
Weddings and more at Normanton Church
Mainly used as a wedding venue, Normanton Church is a great waterside venue for various kinds of celebrations and meetings. It has good transport links and easy access to all the watersports, cycle tracks and outdoor activities on offer at Rutland Water.
Capacity and facilities
Normanton Church can accommodate up to 30 people, with the possibility to add a few more guests for a small additional fee.
The church is equipped with Wi-Fi, projectors, screens and an audiovisual system. Our hospitality team can serve food and refreshments on request.
How much does it cost?
Normanton Church can be hired for half a day at a rate of £150.00 + VAT and for a full day at the price of £240.00 + VAT.
How to book Normanton Church
Visit our Weddings at Normanton Church page for more information on our wedding offering.
Meeting Room Hire at Grafham Water
The fishing lodge at Grafham Water overlooks the reservoir and is great for meetings and events in East Cambridgeshire. It’s close to the A1 and A14 roads and can be accessed easily from the Midlands, London and East Anglia. The venue has plenty of parking spaces and features a purpose-built meeting room.
Facilities and catering
In the theatre-style setup, the meeting room can seat up to 30 people. If the tables are being used, it can accommodate 20 people. The room has access to Wi-Fi and is equipped with a TV, video projector and flipcharts for all your visual needs. The building is accessible and there are disabled facilities throughout.
You’ll be provided with biscuits as well as having access to hot drink facilities within the room. The Grafham Water Harbour View Café Bar is in the same building should you want to have a meal.
How much does it cost?
The meeting room in the fishing lodge can be hired out at a price of £130 + VAT for a full day or just £70 + VAT for half a day. Everything listed above is included in the price.
The room is also available for evening or weekend hire. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we can make arrangements for your event.
How to book
If you’d like to host your next meeting at Grafham Water just call 01480 810531 to make a booking enquiry.
The perfect setting for filming projects
Our scenery is a big draw for a range of filming and photographic projects and we’re a regular location for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and independent TV and film companies. We can definitely help you out with your next filming project, however, we’ll need four weeks’ notice to make sure we can fulfil your needs.
Our location fees include:
Personal site tours to help you find the best locations, arrange site access and the support services that meet your filming requirements
Our experience in providing tailor-made solutions for filming and photography
Information, pictures and footage covering the history of, and activities at the reservoir
A safe environment in which to film and photograph on land or on the water (method statements and risk assessments required)
Parking, changing and toilet facilities
Accommodation booking service
Catering services can be arranged directly with our catering operators and will be charged separately.
If you have any questions, just call 01572 653021 or email the relevant park.
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.