Wentworth Woodhouse is a unique event venue, set within 87 acres of gardens and parkland. Proudly located in Rotherham, bordering Sheffield and Barnsley, this house offers a breath-taking backdrop for large scale external events, as well as stunning locations for private functions and corporate gatherings.

With its spectacular vistas on the East and West Fronts of the house, Wentworth Woodhouse features a multitude of scenic outdoor spaces perfect for large scale or intimate events. All of our external areas have extensive open spaces perfect for temporary structures such as tipis or marquees. Not forgetting our internal spaces, which are some of the country’s most awe-inspiring state rooms within one of the greatest stately homes ever built.

At Wentworth Woodhouse we pride ourselves on our variety of events including: Christmas concerts in the breath-taking Marble Saloon, outdoor cinema screenings on the front lawn, classic car shows, and much more. Over the coming years this offer is likely to develop even further encouraging a variety of new events every year.

To find out more: phone 01226 351161 or email

Carer tickets for events:
As part of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust’s commitment to equality and diversity, we offer complimentary carer access for those who require essential companions to attend our events. Upon entrance, proof should be presented for a carer being an essential companion to enable a guest access to the event.  Documents used as proof include: a letter from a doctor, an Access Card, or the National Trust Essential Companion Card. To discuss your requirements with us, please contact

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Featured Events

  • 2nd May 2019

    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    In the second half of the 19th century, technology played an increasingly important role in enabling owners of country houses to achieve their ambition of a comfortable house which functioned efficiently and, as far as the owners and their guests were concerned, largely invisibly. Many country house owners played an important role in the improvement and acceptance of many of the home comforts which we, in the developed world at least, take for granted, such as central heating, sanitation, running water and electric lighting. This often meant creating their own sources of supply if they were far from urban centres and so unable to obtain such services from them.

  • 4th May 2019

    11:00am - 12:30pm

    Join Bob, our last remaining staff member who served the Fitzwilliam family nearly half a century ago. Bob, a former carpenter and joiner, has forgotten more about the house than we can hope to know. Join him on a unique tour that uncovers not only the secrets of the house, but also many a tale.

  • 5th May 2019

    10:00am - 4:00pm

    It was from our Yellow Bedroom that Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, learnt his fate. He was to be executed at the reluctant command of the ill-fated Charles I. Thomas was executed in May 1641, leading up to the Civil Wars – a turbulent time in British history.