Host your corporate event at the RNLI College

Corporate Hire

The home of RNLI training makes a fantastic conference venue.

The classroom facilities and function rooms designed to train our lifesavers are perfect for conferences, meetings, presentations, private dining, and training seminars.

Combined with its inspirational atmosphere and stunning waterside location, RNLI College really is a conference venue with a difference. And one where your conference can actually make a difference to saving lives at sea.

First class conference facilities

With capacity for up to 200 delegates, we have a choice of 10 well-equipped meeting rooms of various sizes, most with harbour views.

Our Waterfront Suite is the main auditorium and features a dedicated conference reception, with bar and refreshment facilities.

The use of Wi-Fi, all audio visual (AV) equipment and any technical assistance required is included in our delegate rates.

And with flexible seating configurations, conference rooms can be set up in theatre, u-shape, boardroom or cabaret style. 

Room layout options

  • The cabaret layout at the RNLI college
    Cabaret room layout

    For interactive meetings that involve team-working and instruction, or for larger scale events with a performance aspect. Capacity from 16 to 120 seats.

  • U-shape room layout
    U-shape room layout
    For meetings that require sharing and discussing ideas. Capacity from 10 to 22 seats.
  • A boardroom set up at the RNLI College
    Boardroom layout
    Perfect for meetings of the board of directors. Capacity from 16 to 36 seats.
  • The Harbour View suite
    Round tables layout

    Perfect for networking events and celebrations with a meal. Capacity from 20 to 150 seats.

  • Host your corporate event at the RNLI College
    Theatre-style room layout
    The perfect layout for a presentation or large scale training session. Capacity from 20 to 200 seats.

200 Capacity

11:30 curfew

30 Dedicated team

The Harbour View room was superb and our sincere thanks for the upgrade, it was beyond our expectations! The refreshments and lunch were delicious and plentiful, and delivered by staff who were amazingly quiet so not to disturb the team.


Thank you so much for all your assistance in the run up to the event, it was gratefully accepted and appreciated.

Yvonne Fenwick - Governance and Contact Manager – Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset. 

Recognised by Trip Advisor

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Dorset Tourism Award Gold 2016

Conferences and meetings

The home of RNLI training makes a fantastic conference venue.

The classroom facilities and function rooms designed to train our lifesavers are perfect for conferences, meetings, presentations, private dining, and training seminars.

Combined with its inspirational atmosphere and stunning waterside location, RNLI College really is a conference venue with a difference. And one where your conference can actually make a difference to saving lives at sea.

First class conference facilities

With capacity up to 200 delegates, we have a choice of 10 well-equipped meeting rooms of various sizes, most with harbour views.

Our Waterfront Suite is the main auditorium and features a dedicated conference reception, with bar and refreshment facilities.

The use of Wi-Fi,  all audio visual (AV) equipment and any technical assistance required is included in our delegate rates.

And with flexible seating configurations, conference rooms can be set up in theatre, U-shape, boardroom, or cabaret style.

For your comfort

All rooms are soundproofed and have ergonomically designed chairs and individual climate and lighting controls. A hearing loop is also available in some rooms.

Breakout areas provide a continuous beverage service throughout the day and we offer a range of catering options. We pride ourselves on our warm hospitality and your dedicated event co-ordinator will be on hand to ensure your meeting or conference is a success.

And at the end of the day, delegates can opt to enjoy the comforts of one of our 60 Harbour View bedrooms. Designed with our lifesavers in mind, every room features a study area, ideal for reading and writing up notes.

Give us a call on 01202 662261

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