Venue Hire

You can hire the various FarmED spaces for your own conference, meeting or event and combine it with a unique farm walk and/or food experience.


Our open plan conference barn has excellent AV and video capture facilities, WiFi, flip charts, white boards and wireless microphones. We can offer a wide variety of seating layouts to suit your event needs including 100 seated lecture style, 50 in classroom style or 80 for dinner. We can also offer more intimate spaces for smaller groups gatherings, workshops and informal meetings, and help organise guest speakers or facilitators.


In line with current Government Covid 19 guidelines FarmED can provide a safe space for a wide variety of socially distanced gatherings and meetings. We have 2m and 1m spaced layout options accommodating up to 30 people. We have a comprehensive Safe Space Policy which covers everything from rigorous cleaning procedures to risk free booking. The farm provides 107 acres of meadows, woodland and orchards in which to safely walk, talk and enjoy the beauty of the Evenlode Valley.

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X15 Socially Distanced Classroom and Workshop - With rows of tables 2m apart, this layout provides a safe but sociable space for knowledge sharing and discussion.

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X30 Socially Distanced Lecture - Chairs 1m apart with no tables, ideal for conferences and presentations.


X25 Meeting U - Inclusive U shape conferencing layout, ideal for smaller meetings and group gatherings. 


X80 Dinner - Convivial seating in a U-shape for dinner, discussion and socialising.

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X15 Socially Distanced Meeting - This U shaped arrangement accommodates up to 15 people sitting 2m apart, facing inwards to facilitate discussion. Ideal for safe meetings and gatherings.


Personal Break-Out - Small meeting of up to 8 people.


X100 Lecture Style - Comfortably accommodates up to 100 delegates  in rows, for lectures or presentations. Ideal for larger education and knowledge exchange events.


X40 Conference and Break-Out - Ideal for more informal group meetings and workshops, followed by opportunities for discussion and mind-mapping on four separate tables.

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X50 Classroom Style - Layout with an educational feel that makes it ideal for tutorials and meetings or other gatherings.

Our small meeting room has a large conference table, AV screen, instant hot water and unlimited tea and coffee. 

All our spaces command wonderful views over the Evenlode Valley. 

If you require catering we can organise a tasty and nutritious breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee breaks for your group, ranging from buffet-lunches, BBQs, sit down dinners or anything in between. 

Please see our commercial dry-hire rates below:

Hire Type
Guide Price (ex VAT)
Two-hour farm tour

A brief overview of Honeydale Farm and the FarmED initiative with guided farm walk

Four-hour farm tour

A more in-depth overview of Honeydale Farm and the FarmED initiative with a guided farm walk and a bespoke workshop, forum or lecture session.


Meeting Room Hire

(max 12 people)

Hire of the FarmED meeting room for a small gathering. 

£45 per hour

Conference Barn Hire - Small Event

(max 24 people)

Hire the FarmED conference barn for a small meeting, conference, training or corporate event.

£375 (half day)

£550 (whole day)

Conference Barn Hire - Medium Event

(max 60 people)

Hire the FarmED conference barn for a meeting, conference, training or corporate event.

£695 (half day)

£995 (whole day)

Conference Barn Hire -  Large Event

(max 100 people)

Hire the FarmED conference barn for a meeting, conference, training or corporate event.

£975 (half day)

£1350 (whole day)

Conference Barn  Hire  - Celebrations

Hire the FarmED space for a day/evening celebration such as your big birthday or wedding. Set up the day before and take down the day after.

From £5000

*Our full commercial rate is a guide only. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


Please add 20% VAT.


We are happy to offer free or discounted rates to charities, NGOs, schools and university groups that share our vision.