Venue Hire

Our water parks make fantastic locations for meetings and private gatherings of all kinds. We have unique meeting spaces at both Rutland and Grafham water parks, well-equipped to meet your needs.

Room Hire at Rutland Environmental Education Centre

The Anglian Water Rutland Environmental Education Centre is centrally located, with easy access from Rutland, Oakham, Stamford, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough and further afield.

It serves as a peaceful backdrop to your event, offering stunning views over the nature reserve and across the lagoons, which evolve all the time as plant life changes with the seasons and species migrate.

What can we use it for?

We’re well-equipped for a wide range of functions, meetings and events, including:

  • Training seminars
  • Team meetings
  • Presentations
  • Courses
  • AGMs
  • Lectures
  • Children’s parties
  • celebrations
  • And much more…

What’s the set-up like?

Depending on the needs of your event, we can arrange seating in a number of ways. We can seat up to 60 for a presentation or lecture, for example, or arrange a board meeting for up to 30 people.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little more intimate or private, there’s a small meeting room accommodating six people.

You’ll have access to a range of audio visual equipment and teas and coffees are available throughout your visit.

There are disabled facilities close at hand in the building, including a hearing loop, and your delegates won’t have a problem with parking.

And, as an optional extra, our wardens give guided walks of the nature reserve. Pre-booking is however essential, so be sure to book early.

Venue Hire at Grafham Water
Venue Hire at Grafham Water

What does room hire cost?

Full day (09:00 - 17:00)
Half day (09:00 - 12:30 or 12:30 - 17:00)
Education Center
£135 + VAT
£85.00 + VAT
Small Meeting Room
£55.00 + VAT
£30.00 + VAR

Evening bookings (17:00-22:00) are charged at £60.00 but 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.

Refreshments and Catering

Our team is on hand to provide tea and coffee throughout your booking at a cost of £2.25 + VAT per person, but in the small meeting room we’ll throw it in for free.

Unfortunately, we’re not set up to provide in-house catering but you are welcome to make your own arrangements. 

We can put you in touch with a choice of quality local caterers or make arrangements with one on your behalf. Tell us in advance, give us a guide price per head and we’ll deal with the rest.

More Information

If you have any enquiries or wish to make a booking please contact:

Joelle Woolley or Dale Martin
Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre
Rutland LE15 8BT

Phone: 01572 653042



Room Hire at Normanton Church

Normanton Church serves as another great waterside meeting option with good transport links and easy access to all the watersports, cycle tracks and outdoor activities on offer at Rutland Water.

What are the details?

We can accommodate up to 30 and, with careful planning and a small additional fee, we can squeeze in a few more.

With Wi-fi, projectors and screens, your audio visual needs are taken care of and we can serve food, teas and coffees on request.

How is the room priced?

A half day’s room hire is £150.00 + VAT, rising to £240.00 + VAT for a full day at Normanton Church.

For booking enquiries, get in touch with our team on 01780 686800 or email

Normanton Church
Normanton Church



Meeting Room Hire at Grafham Water Fishing Lodge

Our fishing lodge features a purpose-built meeting room, with a seating capacity of up to 30 and tables accommodating approximately 20 people. 

Close to the main A1 and A14 roads, it’s ideal for bringing people together for meetings and there’s plenty of parking.

Plus, when you’re taking a break from your meeting, you can look out across the water and enjoy the sight of fishing boats coming and going from the harbour.

What can we use it for?

We’re well-equipped for a wide range of functions, meetings and events.

  • Training seminars
  • Team meetings
  • Presentations
  • Courses
  • AGMs
  • Lectures
  • Children’s Parties
  • Celebrations
  • And much more…

What’s the set-up like?

We have TV supported by VHS and DVD players, a video and data projector and flipcharts for all your visual needs. Wi-fi keeps you connected to the world. 

There are biscuits and hot drink facilities in the room and the Grafham Water Harbour View Café Bar sits in the same building, if you want a bite to eat. 

And we’re pleased to say there are toilets and disabled facilities throughout the building.

How much does it cost?

With everything outlined above included in the price, we charge a full day at £130 + VAT and a half day is just £70 + VAT. 

And, if you’d like to hire the room for an evening or over a weekend, we can make arrangements that suit your schedule. 

Just call 01480 810531 to make a booking enquiry.


Location Hire

Our water parks serve as a great backdrop for all manner of events and activities.

What kind of events do you cater for?

We deal with a huge range of events all year round. Whether it’s a small one-off gathering or a large event, we’ll ensure it runs smoothly.

We regularly host triathlons and dragon boat races at our waters, for example, and charity fun-runs and bike rides are a mainstay, alongside national and international fishing competitions.

So, if you have an idea, just let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Rutland Water Marquee
Rutland Water Marquee

Your scenery really suits my filming project – can you help?

Yes. 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.

Our location fees include:

  • Personal site tours to help find the best locations and to 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 a query, just call 01572 653021 or email the relevant park or alternatively fill out the Leisure Event Request form below and submit it in person at the relevant park or post it to

Recreation Dept

Wing WTW

Morcott Road


Nr Oakham


LE15 8SA.


Please understand we’ll need four weeks’ notice to make sure we can fulfil your needs.

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.