Conferencing & Events
The key to the success of any business meeting, seminar or conference is the ambience of the surroundings, the facilities available and the accessibility of the venue. Ackworth School near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, meets all these criteria in exemplary style.
Ackworth School has a secluded rural charm. Yet its location is handy for many of the UK’s major motorways which gives it accessibility and an appeal which attract organizers and events back year after year.
Set in its own extensive grounds, Ackworth’s gracious Georgian buildings have been fully modernised to offer most of the amenities one would expect to find at a first-class meeting place.
Ackworth School is an ideal venue for national or regional gatherings. Smaller groups can also be accommodated in a range of more modestly sized rooms.
There are three fully equipped halls to seat from 100 to 600 delegates, together with comfortable residential accommodation and high quality catering.
Ackworth also has an enviable reputation for its music and sporting facilities. The estate includes two large playing fields, eight tennis courts, a 30-metre heated swimming pool and a large, well equipped sports hall. All the School’s comprehensive amenities can be made available to event organizers.
For further details please contact:
Ackworth School, Ackworth
Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 7LT
T: +44 (0) 1977 612051
F: +44 (0)1977 616225
Great Garden @Ackworth is the brand name of the Events Department at Ackworth School. Events are a new Enterprise for the School and we are delighted to offer the use of the unique historical buildings, with centuries old external façade, colonnades and beautiful gardens as an exclusive Event Venue.
The splendid Georgian Buildings have had a number of uses over the last two and a half centuries, but we are now able to offer a Licensed flexible and bespoke Wedding Venue experience, a Corporate Team Building Day, a Classic Car Rally, Real Ale Festival or a Fund Raising Charity Gala.
Our facilities can be hired for use as a TV or film Location, or by members of the community for family gatherings. We can accommodate retreats and music recitals or concerts. We can offer the use of a theatre to use for drama productions, dance performances or Q&A sessions.
We enjoy being able to offer School resources to benefit the Local Community.
Our Catering Department can offer bespoke menus depending on the event requirements. Anything from a three course meal to canapes, with hot or cold or finger or fork buffets also available.