Built-in 1864, Westonbirt School was the private residence of the Holford family. The house became a private girls’ boarding school over 90-years ago, opening its doors to boys for the first time in 2019. The school retains many of the original grand features making it a truly magnificent event venue. Accessed by a long sweeping driveway, the first sight of its imposing front façade is sure to impress any guest on arrival.
Acres upon acres of beautiful outdoor space
Famed for its arboretum – which is just a short walk from the school – Westonbirt also boasts this elegant Cotswolds hidden gem; a Victorian manor house with 210 acres of parkland, terraced lawns and Italian gardens. This enormous amount of outdoor space – flanked by a beautiful lake and four ponds – means the school is also perfect for hosting filming, sporting and theatrical events too.
A nine-hole golf course and impressive leisure facilities make this a favourite spot for team building events and away days, while the scenic grounds provide an idyllic setting for weddings, or an event where relaxing and unwinding are the only items on the agenda!
A majestic, historic building
Inside, the variety of versatile and unique spaces ensure that your event will be carefully hosted as a bespoke and memorable occasion. All the indoor rooms reflect the historic majesty of the venue (the building dates back to 1864 and the onsite chapel dates back to the 12th century), whilst being equipped with all the tech required for any successful event – including a plasma TV, screen and projector, PA, microphone and Wi-Fi.
The Great Hall is a popular large event space within the school, while each of the staterooms boasts ornate painted and gilded ceilings and original silk wallpaper.
At Westonbirt school, you will receive exceptional personal service throughout the event process of this special Cotswolds venue.