Shropshire Council

Room hire at The Gateway

We offer a service to match that of any dedicated conference facility, at an exceptionally affordable price.

With fully IT-equipped rooms and members of staff on hand to provide assistance, and friendly and welcoming reception staff, our affordability in no way gives rise to a cut-rate experience.

Here are a few other reasons to use our facilities:

  • Close to town centre, railway and bus station
  • Reception service provided during core working hours
  • Caretaker / assistant on site at all times
  • On-site coffee shop available during opening hours (can also provide catering by prior arrangement)
  • Riverside location with terrace seating
  • Parking facilities by arrangement

To book a room for a meeting or function, please download the relevant form from this page.

Room hire rates

Standard weekday rates  - Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays (1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019)

Room Morning or afternoon session Evening session
(6pm-10pm)
Full day
(9am-5pm/5.30pm)
Full day and evening
Mary Margaret / Mulberry £112 £127 £183 £250
Other rooms £71 £81 £101 £142

Weekend rates

Room Morning or afternoon session Evening session
(6pm-10pm)
Full day
(9am-5.30pm)
Full day and evening
(9am-10pm)
Mary Margaret / Mulberry £182 £228 £310 £425
Other rooms £133 £184 £233 £325

Reduced room hire charges - Monday-Friday excluding bank holidays (1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019)

These charges apply to bookings made by Shropshire Council, County Training, registered charities, non-profit making and voluntary organisations (proof required).

Room Morning or afternoon session Evening session
(6pm-10pm)
Full day
(9am-5.30pm)
Full day and evening
(9am-10pm)
Mary Margaret / Mulberry £81 £96 £117 £165
Other rooms £51 £66 £81 £114

Weekend rates

Room Morning or afternoon session Evening session
(6pm-10pm)
Full day
(9am-5.30pm)
Full day and evening
(9am-10pm)
Mary Margaret / Mulberry £112 £157 £234 £315
Other rooms £96 £149 £184 £250

Additional charges

  • Use of tiered seating - £26 per set-up
  • Use of stage lighting - £26 per session
  • Opening the centre in the evening - £40
  • Evening sessions that need to start before 6pm (earliest start time 4:30pm) - £20

All charges inclusive of VAT. Please note that 'a session' is a morning, afternoon or evening. There's NO additional charge for caretakers outside of core hours - this is now included.

Cancellation charges

  • 1-14 days prior to the booking - 100%
  • 14+ days prior to the booking - 25%
  • More than four weeks prior to the booking - no charge

Take a look at our room bookings terms and conditions for more information on cancellation charges, room capacities and more.