Venue hire, catering and outside catering

An inspirational and unique setting for productive meetings, forward planning and inclusive away days

Meetings at GROW HQ

Looking for a relaxed, inspiring urban setting for your next brainstorming session? Discover how the GIY movement started with one man’s ‘Road to Damascus’ moment in a supermarket.  Realising some garlic he was about to buy had been imported from China, Michael Kelly was inspired to grow his own food and ultimately to create a movement that in 2018 will support over half a million people to grow their own food. This story of the potential of great ideas can be the inspiring backdrop for your next team meeting, away day or team building session. 

Located just 1.5 hours from the M50, GROW HQ is the home of the GIY movement.  Set on 3 acres of garden and woodland in urban Waterford, GROW HQ is a National Food Education Centre comprised of a café/bistro, cookery and growing school, shop and gardens.  Most of the veg and fruit on our award-winning menu are grown by us on the site and the average journey from plot to plate is about 110 paces!

Whether you just need a unique venue for an inspiring day out of the office, fueled by the best of home-grown seasonal food, or want to include team building or idea-boosting activities in the garden, woods or cookery school, GROW HQ has it all.

Our meeting room can comfortably accommodate up to 30 people and includes Wi-Fi and an overhead projector. For room hire for your next meeting, call Ursula now on 087 7965906 or email Turn on Javascript!


We will happily cater for your meeting or event from our award winning cafe with a huge range of fresh, seasonal and delicious food to choose from. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages can all be provided. And we have plenty of homemade desserts and pastries too. 

Outside Catering

At Grow HQ we also offer outside catering whether it be a party, communion or business meeting you can perk it up with a delivery of the very best, local, seasonal and organic food to keep everyone happy, healthy and full. For our seasonal menu call us today on 051-584422.

Company Family Days and Summer Parties

At GROW HQ we are big on family and have hosted lots of family events throughout the year. Why not make your next company family event a fun, foody experience! We can cater for BBQs and pizza making, have a sunny terrace and a huge stretch tent plus an outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven, lots of space and much more. We can include lots of fun activities for the kids. Our brand-new stretch tent provides the ideal location for your summer parties. 

Venue Hire for Events

GROW HQ is the perfect location for your events and special occasions. Our Cafe and Bistro, Terrace and beautiful Stretch Tent can host a variety of events from sit down meals to networking, parties, awards and ceremonies. Watch the video of the 2018 Energia Get Ireland Growing awards below to see our beautiful space being used. 


For more information please contact Karen O Donohoe on Turn on Javascript! or 051 584411

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