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Rothamsted Enterprises, The Hive

Location pin

West Common, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ - 

  • Users

    Up to
    100 standing

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Rothamsted Enterprises in Harpenden (Hertfordshire) consists of two outstanding conference and event venues.

Our sustainably built, BREEAM accredited Conference Centre sits just minutes away from our recently renovated, Grade 1 listed Manor House and Gardens - Rothamsted Enterprises can offer you an unparalleled combination of the old and the new for your next meeting.

We have a range of conferencing and meeting room facilities across both our venues:
• A tiered 300 seat auditorium for formal conferences and musical performances, with high-spec audio visual and media streaming capabilities
• A large galleried area for exhibitions and displays that can also
serve as an auditorium to seat up to 200
• An internal plaza where delegates can enjoy refreshments and networking
• Six break-out seminar rooms to accommodate 10 – 80 people, ideal for sessions in boardroom, cabaret or theatre styles
• A fully-equipped press room with high speed Wi-Fi and advanced media facilities
• Stunning 17th century surroundings across four rooms in our Manor House
• Free conference centre car park and wi-fi access

Rothamsted is uniquely situated to host a range of events. We are just 10 minutes from central St Albans and 10 minutes from London Luton International Airport and 25 minutes from London St. Pancras International. Our professional service means we can accommodate most needs.

Rothamsted Manor is a Grade 1 listed building and therefore has conduct rules and heritage guidelines which must be adhered to. A full copy of our guidelines is available from the team upon request. Failure to abide by these terms may lead to a fine and/or termination of your event with immediate effect. Rothamsted Conference Centre: Unavailable for private events. Please enquire about Rothamsted Manor for private events and weddings.


The Hive is an interactive workshop area where groups can immerse themselves, explore ideas, learn and find solutions. The room enjoys a bright, vibrant colour scheme, moveable whiteboards (must be requested at time of booking), a refreshments point outside the room, flexible seating and multiple screens.

It has two large, wall-mounted screens which can connect to two laptops.

The room is usually set up in theatre style with 40 scholar chairs and 4 relaxed chairs. This creates a flexible meeting space, perfect for workshops, training sessions, seminars, or more informal meetings.

Our scholar chairs are fully mobile with a foldable work surface, that can accommodate right or left-handed users. The work surface can be folded neatly to the rear. Integrated under-seat storage and a cup holder mean you can relax in the knowledge that there won’t be any coffee spills and plenty of space to work.

Large projector screen
1 lectern mic
2 lapel mics
Laptop
Presentation clicker
Can stream the Auditorium feed onto the projector in this room
Flexible lighting

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 100

Dining

Dining

up to 48

Theatre

Theatre

up to 80

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 35

Classroom

Classroom

up to 40

Pricing
& opening hours

Weekly schedule
  • monday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • tuesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • wednesday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • thursday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • friday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • saturday

    0:00 - 24:00

  • sunday

    0:00 - 24:00

Price type:
  • from £153 per hour

  • from £153 per hour

  • from £153 per hour

  • from £153 per hour

  • from £153 per hour

  • from £153 per hour

  • from £153 per hour

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Lectern

Lectern

Natural light

Natural light

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Whiteboards

Whiteboards

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Location

Reviews

  • Maggy Jay

    June 2023

    Lovely venue, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Ample parking and easy to get to for all our board members who come from far and wide, will definitely be booking this venue for future meetings Thank you so much for your hospitality

  • Sue Wybrow

    February 2020

    Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to ALL the team at Rothamsted Conference Centre for The TBC Business GameChanger conference yesterday - it was AMAZING!! The team were fantastic from start to finish. From the initial concept of the event - right through to delivery! Seamless and professional! Thanks for being so accommodating and flexible with us - nothing was ever a problem for you guys - including removing and swapping exhibition tables last minute. The food was INCREDIBLE everybody LOVED IT!!! A colleague of mine was absolutely blown away by the food and couldn't believe that he was being given it at a conference. He was like "we never get food like that at anything I've ever been to - it was amazing" The vibe was buzzing, everyone was delighted to be there and your team rocked! We will be back!

  • Carol

    December 2023

    Great place for presentations with a great auditorium and clear sound system. Tea & coffee served by lovely staff.

  • Elinor Adaev

    January 2020

    Rothamsted serve some great festive food. The staff are polite and the service quick. We came last year, we came this year, we're definitely coming next year!

  • Andy Brown

    December 2022

    Bit weird - densely packed conference side room and food served in the corridor; but that might have just been tightness on the part of my company booking. Generally the facilities seemed fine, easy parking, well maintained grounds and toilets etc. No WiFi and some of the conference room tech didn't work very well