Conference Venue and Meeting Room Hire

Here at the Bedford Corn Exchange we are highly experienced in providing efficient corporate services from conference and business events to shows and exhibitions. The Bedford Corn Exchange provides a unique fusion of historic setting with event management services creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your delegates.

Our dedicated team ensures that your event objectives are achieved. There are seven dedicated meeting rooms that can be tailored to your requirements, each with its own unique character creating the corporate environment specific to your organisation.

Rooms Available

Six rooms are available for conference hire at the Bedford Corn Exchange (additional rooms can be booked at a supplement):


Full Day delegate rate:

£27.50 + VAT per delegate

Half day delegate rate:

£21.50 + VAT per delegate

Packages available without catering from £17.50 + VAT per delegate.

Please contact our front office staff for more details on 01234 718044.

Room Specification

Room Main Auditorium Harpur Suite Howard Room Miller Room Bunyan Room Harpur Suite Bar De Parys Room
Feet 54 x 92 32 x 57 33 x 57 28 x 18 28 x 18 45.93 x 19.35 12 x 16
Metres 16.2 x 27.6 9.6 x 16.2 9.9 x 17 8.90 x 5.85 8.90 x 5.85 14 x 5.90 4.87 x 3.65
Sq2 4968 1884 1881 504 504 850 192
M2 447.12 155.52 168.3 52.065 52.065 82.6 17.77
Seating Styles
Tiered 527+ - - - - - -
Theatre 700+ 180 100 25 25 25 10
Banquet 250+ 160 90 - - - -
Accessible Power Sockets 20+3 phase 14 13 4 4 4 6
Air Conditioning Yes No Yes No No No No
Natural Day Light Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes


Bedford is ideally located between the M1 motorway and A1 trunk road and benefits from Intercity and First Capital Connect rail services. Being located in the centre of the town, the Bedford Corn Exchange is well served by four municipal car parks. We offer discounted parking at the near by River Street Multi-Storey Car Park for all day time events for just £5 per vechile. Please reception for further information.

Bedford has an expanding Park & Ride service, the first site being located in Elstow. This facility has a spacious car park, CCTV on site and a waiting room with toilet facilities. The easy-access buses operate into the town centre, up to every 10
minutes, six days a week.

Useful downloads:

Additional Charges Main Auditorium

Additional Charges Harpur Suite

Additional Charges Howard Room

Venue Booking form

Conditions of hire