Hold your events SAFELY in meeting rooms at Rothamsted Conference Centre in Hertfordshire
Rothamsted Conference Centre in Harpenden re-opened on 17th May 2021 following Government guidelines around venues reopening. All our rooms are available at 100% capacity. We have a robust Safe Events Strategy in place, supported by a detailed Covid19 Policy and Covid19 Risk Assessment. These comprehensive documents contain all the information our customers need to understand the many safety measures and procedures we have put in place to enable safe events and meetings in our conference centre.
Why choose a meeting room at Rothamsted in Hertfordshire?
- Room hire or DDR:
We can either offer you a Room Hire Only rate or a Day Delegate Rate (DDR) depending on your needs. All our room hire rates include the provision of drinking water as part of your meeting room hire. Should you require AV support or food and beverages, please do get in touch with us and we would be happy to discuss your needs further. Email our Events Team to discuss your event requirements further or call 01582938500.
- Food and drinks for conference centre users:
Rothamsted Conference Centre users can either book meeting rooms with Room Hire Only or on our Day Delegate Rate (DDR). We have a delicious Conference Centre menu for you to choose from. Alternatively a variety of hot and cold food and drink can be enjoyed in the Restaurant on Campus. (Please advise us of your dietary requirements when making your booking.)
- Shorter meeting times are available:
We understand that whilst everyone wants to enjoy face-to-face meetings in a comfortable, safe meeting room, you may prefer to hold shorter meetings. So we can offer you a fixed fee for meetings of up to 2 hours (until end December 2021). Alternatively we can offer you a half-day, full-day or evening rate. Get in touch with us to let us know more about your meeting room needs.
- Reduced room capacities:
If you would prefer to hold your meetings with 1m or 2m social distancing, we can of course offer this. Please explain this to the Events Team at the time of booking.
- Spacious, accessible venue:
Our Hertfordshire meeting venue is naturally very spacious, light and airy and all rooms are easily accessible and well ventilated. We have lots of free car parking on site. We are also set among great outdoor areas, perfect for socially distant walks before or after meetings, or for taking lunch al fresco.
- Outside seating:
Should you wish to enjoy lunch from our Cafe and eat outside, you are welcome to do so. We have tables and pods available.
- PPE and hygiene stations for staff:
Our staff wear PPE. Hygiene stations are available to ensure their safety and well-being at all times. We politely request all customers respect their distance.
- Face coverings:
All visitors to the conference centre are required to wear face coverings at all times, unless seated for eating or drinking.
- Hand sanitiser stations:
These are placed throughout the conference centre for your use.
- Robust cleaning regime:
We have implemented a robust cleaning regime at Rothamsted Conference Centre in Harpenden, ensuring high touch points are cleaned after every use, rooms are cleaned down after each occupancy and use of communal areas such as toilets is done in a way that follows health and safety best practice and Government guidelines.
- Multiple entry and exit points and staggered arrival times:
At Rothamsted Conference Centre, we have an automated entry and exit point for conference centre and café users, and a large, well-ventilated plaza area where our reception is based.
When arriving for meetings at the centre, the layout lends itself well to minimal touchpoints, staggered arrival, minimal cross over with other groups and minimal interaction with staff. In all our communal areas, social distancing is in place.
- Rothamsted Café Takeaway Service:
Rothamsted Café is open for takeaway service. Perspex screens are in place to protect staff and customers, as well as lots of signage and numerous hand sanitiser stations. Our outdoor seating area is for café guests to enjoy al fresco dining.
- No consumption of your own food or drink is permitted:
As always, conference centre users are not permitted to bring their own food and drink into the building, apart from one sealed bottle of water.
- Ideally located in the quiet, easily accessible town of Harpenden:
We understand from talking to lots of event organisers, PAs and agents that spacious venues near major road networks, outside of large, busy towns and cities are highly sought after. Rothamsted, in the heart of rural Harpenden in beautiful Hertfordshire, is perfectly placed just 7 miles from the M25 and very close to Junctions 9 and 10 of the M1. We have hundreds of free carparking spaces, beautiful, spacious grounds and outdoor space.
- Here to help:
We are confident of all our COVID-19 safety procedures and would be very happy to discuss your needs further should you have any questions at all.
- “We’re Good To Go”:
We have achieved the “We’re Good To Go” accreditation from Visit Britain which means we are a COVID-secure venue and have all the appropriate measures in place to give our conference centre users peace of mind.