Venue Hire

Our water parks make fantastic locations for corporate events, meetings and even weddings. We have various spaces available for hire at the picturesque Rutland, Alton 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
  • Presentations
  • Courses
  • AGMs
  • Lectures

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.

Venue Hire at Grafham Water
Venue Hire at Grafham Water

More information and booking

If you have any enquiries or wish to make a booking at Rutland Water please send an email to


Weddings at Normanton Church

How to enquire about Normanton Church

Visit our Weddings at Normanton Church page for more information on our wedding offering.

Normanton Church
Normanton Church

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 email  to make a booking enquiry.

Rutland Water Marquee
Rutland Water Marquee

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.

For any filming or photography enquiries, please email

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.