Agritech Business Centre
Conference Centre

At Rothamsted we understand that the loss of a loved one can be a difficult time for our clients. If you are looking to arrange a wake, funeral reception, memorial or celebration of life. We are here to help. We offer a flexible, sensitive, and compassionate service just when you need us.

We have two venues on our peaceful and calm estate that can cater for receptions: our Grade I listed Rothamsted Manor, or the Fowden Hall within our Conference Centre.

We’ll give you one less thing to worry about during a time which can be very painful and stressful. Just give us a call and we’ll do the rest.

We offer:

  • Choice of two venues
  • 30 – 120-person capacity
  • Exclusive hire if required
  • Wonderful gardens and scenery
  • Flexible catering options such as: tea, coffee and biscuits, afternoon tea, canapes, full buffet, cash bar or pre-ordered drinks
  • Music
  • Boards and easels to display special photos and memories
  • Tables for memory books, or charitable collection boxes
  • A range of trusted florists to choose from
  • We are within a 30 minute drive of West Herts, Vale, and Harwood Park crematoriums, as well as many other places of worship
  • Close to travel networks for guests who may be travelling
  • Free parking and WiFi
  • Easy accessibility for those with disabilities


Let us help ease the burden of organising your event. We will support you during your difficult time.

Call 01582 938 500 to discuss your requirements

Let us help you

Do get in touch with our friendly team to find out more about wakes, funeral receptions, memorial events, and celebrations of life at Rothamsted