Royal Agricultural University

 Spectacular Setting

Steeped in history and prestige, The Royal Agricultural University provides a spectacular setting for one of the most important occasions of your lives.  It’s easy to image your perfect day at our picturesque venue.  Awaiting you at the end of an impressive tree-lined approach is a delightful Victorian Chapel, 25 acres of grounds and a choice of splendid rooms for civil ceremonies, and receptions, some dating back to the 16th Century.  Mullion windows, pretty gardens and a croquet lawn all add up to the sense of occasion and provide a wonderful backdrop for your marriage and wedding reception.

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Idyllic Chapel, Civil Ceremonies and Elegant Suites

Whether your ideal wedding is small and intimate or a large extravaganza, our selection of reception and dining rooms offers the perfect solution

The picturesque Victorian chapel, complete with stunning stained glass window, is located within the grounds, close to the reception rooms.  It is fully licensed and available for hire should you wish to hold a private multi-denominational religious ceremony.  This can be arranged with the agreement of our resident Chaplains, who are always pleased to meet and discuss formalities with prospective bride and grooms.  Civil marriage, partnerships and commitment ceremonies as well as renewal of vows, can be held at the RAU in the Bathurst Suite, Kenneth Russell Room or the 16th Century Tithe Barn.  Should your guests require overnight accommodation, we are pleased to offer Bed and Breakfast.

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Fine Dining and Wines

Our chefs create exciting menus using produce from ethical sources, including local, fair trade and free range wherever possible.  We have several superb wedding menus to suit all tastes and we are happy to cater for any special requirements.  If you would like something a little different, we would be delighted to discuss further options and design a bespoke menu.  You may also choose to offer your guests canapés, which we can serve whilst you enjoy a celebratory drink.  As your guests party the night away, why not tempt them with a buffet?  Our delicious range includes both hot and cold dishes.  Our cellars are stocked with a fine range of white, red and sparkling wines and champagne.

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Whats included

  • A dedicated co-ordinator to help you organise every stage of your wedding
  • A choice of reception rooms
  • Use of grounds for photographs
  • Excellent cuisine from our experienced chefs
  • Table settings and fine linen
  • Wedding cake table, cake stand and knife
  • Ample free parking
  • A dressing room for the bridal party

If you are planning a romantic wedding in the Cotswolds, call us now to arrange a visit and experience for yourself the stunning venue and the inspiration that is the Royal Agricultural University.

Tel:  01285 652531 or email: events@rau.ac.uk to speak to a wedding co-ordinator