Newton Rigg College - the perfect venue for your conference or event.

With easy access to the M6 and on the edge of the Lake District, Newton Rigg College is an ideal choice for conferences, meetings, training seminars and exhibitions. The beautifully landscaped grounds offer our visitors a peaceful and relaxing environment with purpose-built conference rooms and free parking.

Newton Rigg College has a range of facilities on site ideal for hosting a number of different corporate events or private functions including: wedding, anniversary and birthday parties as well as charity events and traditional dinner dances. Whether you wish to hold a small and intimate gathering or a large and lively event we are sure to have a suitable suite available to meet your individual requirements.

The Newton Rigg College is situated on a 200-hectare estate, just 2 miles from the junction 40 of the M6, at the gateway to the Lake District. We are just  out of Penrith which is on the main west coast train route. We have a dedicated conference centre with 5 rooms ranging in capacity from 150 theatre style to 16. All are equipped with data projectors, screen, flip charts, pens TV and DVD. Wi –Fi access is available in all rooms.  We are only ten minutes away from Ullswater and the picturesque scenery of lakes and mountains and on the coast to coast cycle route.

We cater for a full range of conferences and events from a fully catered residential conference to self catering holiday lets. In addition we can hold your training event, day meeting, exhibition, product launch, summer school, away day, lecture, as well as a wedding, christening or party in our bar.

We are open all year round with late week day opening times to facilitate evening meetings.

A full range of catering options is available see link for menus.

The food at Newton Rigg College is prepared on the premises using a range of excellent Cumbrian food producers and suppliers including award winning cheeses and relishes, pies and breads. Our Head Chef Alan Barrow earned 2 red stars for his most recent Hotel work and now leads our catering team.

Our beverages are Fair Trade and we support the Fair Trade movement by serving a range of Fair Trade products.

We can source game from our own College run shoot by the Northern School of Game and Wildlife when in season. Herbs come from the garden run by the Horticulture department.


Ann Burgess

Conference Office

01768 893431


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