Steeped in history and prestige, the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester provides a spectacular setting for one of the most important occasions in your life, your wedding day.
It’s easy to picture your perfect wedding 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 to the sense of occasion and provide a wonderful backdrop for your marriage ceremony and wedding reception at The Royal Agricultural University.
We pride ourselves on our high level of service, providing an experienced wedding coordinator from your first enquiry to the end of your special day, working closely with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
A spectacular setting for your wedding.
Our chefs create exciting menus using produce from ethical sources, including fair trade and free range wherever possible. We have several superb wedding breakfast 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.
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 one of our resident Chaplains, who are always pleased to meet and discuss formalities with prospective couples.
"Kev and I just wanted to thank you all for your support on our wedding day. You made our day perfect and we can't thank you enough. The reason we chose the RAU was because from the get go you had a can-do attitude, seemed to really enjoy doing weddings, were relaxed and experienced in events. All these things shone through on the day - everything went so smoothly, the place looked amazing and we didn't have to worry about anything."
Lizzie & Kevin
"The venue speaks for itself, from the gorgeous buildings and grounds, through to the simplicity of having the wedding and reception on a single site."
Mike and Lucy
"Such a perfect summer wedding venue, and we just loved taking our first dance out on the croquet lawn!"
Frances & Gareth