Venue Hire

Set in over 70 acres of surrounding gardens and parkland, Abbot’s Hill is the perfect venue for your celebration – be it a Wedding Reception, Party or other special occasion. The Victorian house, which was the paper magnate John Dickinson’s former home, with library, drawing room and dining room offers versatile space full of character, allowing us to cater in house for between 50 and 250 guests.

We have a dedicated Catering team with many years’ combined experience, who take pride in offering a unique and personal service which is tailored to meet individual customers’ needs. We are committed to ensuring your occasion runs smoothly and to providing a day to remember.

We also have other facilities which may be available for hire; we are happy to consider requests from external organisations and individuals. We may also consider requests from organisations to hire our sporting facilities, both indoor and outdoor.

For further information, or to arrange a visit, please contact the Domestic Bursar on 01442 839127 or email:

“A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our special day so perfect!! We all had a wonderful time and I’ve had so many comments from people about how amazing the Reception was. The Afternoon Tea was just gorgeous … the Ritz couldn’t have done better.” Mrs Volpe

“Many thanks to you and your team for making our special day run so smoothly. You were complimented over and over again by our family and friends who were very impressed with the venue and the staff.” Mr and Mrs Atkinson

“Thank you so much for all that you and your amazing team did to give us a wonderful reception on our wedding day. Everybody loved the building and absolutely everyone adored the food – certainly no-one was left hungry. The starter was especially incredible.” Mr and Mrs Van-Zyl

“We will certainly recommend Abbot’s Hill and your great team to other prospective brides and grooms.” Mrs Wharton

” Our Scottish Dancing Club thoroughly enjoyed using the school’s facilities in the Dickinson Building recently.  Having three halls that could accommodate us, all within one building, added to the lovely warm atmosphere that our Day School enjoyed. The dancers from near and far were all impressed by the school and were interested about the school’s Scottish connection and the Clan system. We thank everyone at the school for their help and we would like to book again for next year! “
Mrs Rose, Berkhamsted Strathspey & Reel Club