Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton 

Dorchester

Dorset

DT2 7LG

01305 848363

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Athelhampton for Business

Located in between Dorchester and Poole just a mile from the A35 Athelhampton is ideally situated to serve the varying needs of businesses in

Dorset and the South of England.

Athelhampton offers the use of a range of spaces for your use throughout the year. Large free car park, Wifi and superfast internet throughout and our concierge services available. 

 

Our dedicated team can provide you with a range of catering and refreshment options to suit your event. 

 

 

Examples of Cost

The Weekday Morning Meeting

for 8 people in The Boardroom 

Coffee on arrival followed by Soup & Sandwich Lunch served in the public restaurant.

£240.00 plus vat 

The Afternoon Meeting

for 40 people in The Media Suite 

with mid-afternoon coffee served in privately in The Harmsworth Room.

£480.00 plus vat 

A Mid-Week Evening Sales Seminar

for 80 people in The Long Hall

Fizz on arrival and after the presentation, a 2-course buffet served in the Conservatory

£2500.00 plus vat

Thursday's Networking Breakfast 

for 100 people

Seated Full English or Continental Breakfast with Tea & Coffee served in the Conservatory

£1600.00 plus vat

A Mid-Week Day Conference

for 60 people in The Media Suite

Tea / Coffee on Arrival,  Mid Morning Tea / Coffee & Shortbread

2 Course Buffet Lunch with Soft Drinks served privately in The Long Hall

Mid Afternoon Tea

£1875.00 plus vat

The Friday Night Fund-Raising Dinner

for 120 people in The Conservatory

Mulled Cider on arrival in The Great Hall followed by a 3-course seated formal dinner with wine

served in the Conservatory with bar and dancing in The Long Hall until midnight

£4725.00 plus vat

The Sunday Fayre

for unlimited people on The Side Lawn

Use of this area for either outside stalls or your supplied marquee

50% of admission subject to a minimum of £1000.00 plus vat

Commercial Filming

on the whole site

 prices on application

 

 

Bespoke Planning

Our dedicated team can assist you in planning your event, our hands-on approach means that we can assist you throughout your time with us.

Our optional concierge service is with you every step of the way, offering reception staff, IT assistance, telephony, printing and photocopying.

 

The Spaces

We offer rooms within Athelhampton House and the Coach House, they

can be used as standalone spaces or for the larger event in numerous combinations.

The Great Hall

The Tudor Hall, the heart of Athelhampton House with it's high roof, open fire and stained glass is an impressive room for your presentation or reception. 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

30

60

100

Not available at public times

10m x 5m

40

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Works  in combination with The Great Chamber and Harmsworth rooms

The Great Chamber

This formal drawing room, en-suite to the Great Hall can be used for a smaller meeting, or breakout room. It makes a special dining room following a reception in the Great Hall.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

30

60

100

Not available at public times

10m x 5m

40

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Works in combination with The Great Chamber and Harmsworth rooms

The Harmsworth Room

Our Art Deco reception room filled with smaller tables and chairs can be used for less formal catering and classroom-style presentations, as well as a break-out for the Media Suite.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

32

24

30

At any time

10m x 5m

N/A

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Works in combination with The Great Chamber and Harmsworth rooms

The Media Suite

This modern facility offers 70 fixed seats for lectures and presentations, fitted with up-to date Audio-Visual equipment. A lift is available from the Harmsworth Room. 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

N/A

70 (flip out writing pad on seat)

N/A

At any time

10m x 5m

70

Dining Room Capacity

Fixed Immovable Seating

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use the Harmsworth room for Refreshments

The Board Room

A small room at the top of the house, with a single board room table, ideal for quiet confidential meetings and brainstorming.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

8

8

N/A

At any time

10m x 5m

N/A

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Adjacent to the Media Suite

The Conservatory

The courtyard of the Coach House building with a glazed roof and Purbeck stone floor this rooms is a great looking multipurpose room with adjacent bar and toilets

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

120

80

160

Not available at public times

10m x 1m

80

Dining Room Capacity

None

Restrictions

Additional Features

Adjacent to Bar and Long Hall, will fit 3 cars or similar for display

The Long Hall

A 17th Century Hall, located in the Coach House, elegant and tranquil room, en-suite to the Conservatory with direct access to the Gardens 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

60

60

100

At any time

10m x 5m

100

Dining Room Capacity

None

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use in combination with The Conservatory.

The Small AV Room

A small presentation room suitable for use for the smaller presentation or a private cinema, with comfortable fixed seating and modern Audio-Visual equipment.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

N/A

N/A

N/A

Not available at public times

8m x 5m

24

Dining Room Capacity

Fixed Immovable Seating

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use in combination with Conservatory and Long Hall

The Side Lawn

A large lawn on the west-side of Athelhampton House offering space for a marquee or just an outside space for activities and demonstrations 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

Theatre Style Capacity

Classroom Style Capacity

N/A

N/A

N/A

At any time

8m x 5m

24

Dining Room Capacity

Fixed Immovable Seating

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use in combination with Conservatory and Long Hall

 
 

Getting Here

By Rail

Dorchester South Station or Moreton Station for London Waterloo

 

Dorchester West Station for Bristol Temple Meads

Taxi rank available at Dorchester South to complete your journey

By Road

On the A35 from Dorchester or Poole, or A354 from Blandford follow our "Athelhampton"signs from "Northbrook" junction

Southampton - 50 miles / 60 minutes

Yeovil - 26 miles / 45 minutes

Exeter - 65 miles / 90 minutes

Bristol - 65 miles / 120 minutes

London - 125 miles / 165 minutes

 

Hire Charges

(per morning, afternoon or evening session)

Great Hall £150

Great Chamber £150

Harmsworth Room £150

Board Room £100

Media Suite £100

Long Hall £150

Conservatory £150

Small AV Room £100

 Secondary room

on a private basis for eating or as a break-out room this will be charged at 50%

Concierge Service

For an extra £1 per delegate our concierge service, includes IT support, flipcharts, pens, paper, photocopying, and a dedicated contact person throughout your time with us

Morning Delegate Rate

(includes tea & coffee arrival & mid session with shortbread)

without Lunch £7.00

with Soup & Sandwich Lunch £16.00

with 2 Course Buffet Lunch £20.00

with 2 Course Dining Menu £29.00

 

Afternoon Delegate Rate

(includes tea & coffee arrival or after lunch & mid-session with cakes)

without Lunch £7.00

with Soup & Sandwich Lunch £16.00

with 2 Course Buffet Lunch £20.00

with 2 Course Dining Menu £29.00

Evening Delegate Rate

(includes tea & coffee on arrival)

without Dinner £10.00

with 2 Course Buffet Supper £21.00

with 2 Course Dining Menu £30.00

You can download INFORMATION here

By Bus

Dorchester - Blandford 187

Athelhampton is a request stop

3 stops each direction weekdays