Conference facilities

Host your conference or event in the historic town of Shrewsbury; birthplace of Charles Darwin. Three unique conference rooms are available for hire at The Cut in Shrewsbury; all situated within the peaceful confines of our cloisters and garden and within easy walking access to Shrewsbury town centre.

A medieval setting with modern facilities

Set within a wildlife garden steps away from Shrewsbury town centre, The Cut Visitor Centre is the perfect place to hold a meeting or special event.

The conference and event venue is housed within a 13th century building, once used by pilgrims visiting Shrewsbury Abbey. Nowadays, it offers a comfortable and well equipped space for business meetings, seminars, training days, talks or product launches.

Three rooms are available for hire. Each offers a unique venue with flexible layouts, audio visual equipment and wireless broadband.

The venue is centrally located in Shrewsbury on Abbey Foregate with ample car parking and is easily accessible from the M54 and A5.

Helping to protect Shropshire’s wild places

Your booking will support the work of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s leading environmental organisation. We work across the county to protect Shropshire’s wild places and encourage people to discover and enjoy our beautiful landscape.

What’s on offer?

• Three modern meeting rooms.
• Disabled access to all ground floor meeting spaces (Darwin suite and Garden room). Lift access to the upper floor Abbeygate Hall.
• Full and half day rates.
• Audio Visual equipment provided (subject to availability).
• Free wireless broadband.
• Refreshments available on request.
• Flexible room layouts.
• Ample car parking in Abbey Foregate car-park

Abbeygate Hall can seat up to 80 people in a theatre-style layout, or 20 for board meetings.

Darwin Suite seats 60 people cafe style.

The Garden Room can seat 12 boardroom style and 18 dining. 

Room rates

The rooms are available for full, half day and evening hire. The whole venue is also available for hire – please contact us to discuss your requirements.


We understand the important role that food plays in the success of your event. We can offer an extensive range of healthy, freshly prepared menu options and a wide range of locally sourced snacks and refreshments to suit all occasions.
Break refreshments include filtered coffee, tea, water and biscuits and are served at £1.50 per person.


To enquire about booking either room, please complete the below form or contact or call 01743 284280.

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For more information on Shrewsbury, visit the Original Shrewsbury website.