Meetings & Facilities

Colebrook Room

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Conferences & Meetings

Merrist Wood is an ideal location for your meeting or conference. The College is set in a beautiful 400-acre estate close to Guildford with good access via public transport, and ample free parking on-site.  We offer a unique venue and each meeting room is fully equipped with flexible catering options to suit your requirements. Our regular clients include; The Arboriculture Association, British Association of Landscape Industries, British Horse Society, Surrey First Aid Training, The Eaves Counselling Services and many more. Call us for a quote or to arrange a time to come and view our facilities.



Merrist Wood has a wide range of facilities for any type of event or function. Indoor spaces include traditional meeting and function rooms set in Merrist Wood House with stunning views of the estate, and modern rooms in our Animal Management Centre. All have excellent AV facilities and ample car parking. Our 400-acre estate is also available to hire for weddings, corporate events, festivals etc, along with field parking for up to 2000 cars. We are happy to arrange viewings so you can see our facilities for yourself.

Our Meeting Rooms and Facilities

Animal Management Centre


A modern building housing four classrooms and a large lecture room, suitable for a variety of training and other events.

Colebrook Room
Colebrook Room


Large function room in Merrist Wood House comprising stunning views of the estate.

Hankinson Room
Hankinson Room


Meeting room in Merrist Wood House with period features.

Collingridge Room
Collingridge Room


A small meeting room in Merrist Wood House with stunning views of the estate, ideal for small corporate meetings.

Lecture Theatre


The Lecture Theatre has excellent AV facilities and can accommodate up to 80 people.



We have many classrooms of different sizes and in different locations.

Outdoor Locations


The College has a variety of beautiful outdoor locations for all types of events and activities.

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Equine Arena


Our Equine Arena is one of the top facilities in the south-east. It is one of the largest of all the colleges in the country, and hosts competitions almost every weekend throughout the year.

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Merrist Wood Farm


Our farm is situated on our 400-acre estate and is open for special events, tours and parties.

Conference and Events Terms & Conditions



Most of our venues are set up with the following equipment:

  • Wide range of audio-visual equipment
  • Conference advice and guidance
  • Networked PC
  • Wi-Fi access


The following equipment can be provided on request with conference bookings:

  • Whiteboard
  • Flipchart and paper *
  • Marker pens *
  • Note paper *
  • Pens and pencils *


There will be additional charges for these facilities

Do You Need Catering?


Catering and Hospitality

At Merrist Wood Events we can offer a wide variety of catering options depending on your specific requirements, including:

  • Breakfasts
  • Sandwich Platters
  • Buffets
  • Hog Roasts
  • BBQs
  • and more….

All events can be catered for and our caterers will work with you to provide tailor-made menus and costings, to include any dietary or other requirements.

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