Venue Hire

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.

If you would like speak to a representative from our Facilities and Lettings department please call 01977 233 609 or email


Venue Hire

Meeting House

Centre Library

Westwood Building

Music Centre

Fothergill Theatre

Outdoor spaces are also available for hire:

Tennis Courts (currently hired by Ackworth Tennis Club)

Pitch Hire

Sports Hall

Outdoor Venue Grounds