Venue Hire

Set in over 70 acres of 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 originally the home of paper magnate John Dickinson, with its library, drawing room and dining room offers versatile space, full of character, allowing us to cater in house for between 50 and 200 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 and are happy to consider requests from external organisations and individuals for meetings, courses or events.

For further information, or to arrange a visit, please contact Gill Rance, the Domestic Bursar on 01442 240333 or email:

 Quotes from customers
“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.  We thank everyone at the school for their help and we would like to book again for next year!”