This Tudor - Jacobean mansion is licensed to hold weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and provides both grandeur and intimacy. Set within 1500 acres of beautiful gardens, mature woodland and rolling parkland it is the perfect setting.
There are a number of exquisite rooms within the House that are both licensed for Civil Ceremonies and available for dining. In addition, the South Terrace is perfect for a drinks reception, allowing you and your guests to take in the spectacular countryside and surroundings.
The Dining Room
The Dining Room is situated on the ground floor and is available for up to forty guests at a ceremony and seats twenty for dinner. A truly majestic room overlooked by the spectacular heraldic overmantel bearing the arms of Mary Queen of Scots.
The Great Hall
In the 16th century the Great Hall was the space traditionally used for feasting and celebrations. It is an excellent venue for a larger wedding ceremony or for a dinner for up to one hundred guests. It has exits into the courtyard of the House as well as straight onto the South Terrace.
One of the great country houses of England set within grand and beautiful parkland with one of the largest working rare breeds farms in Europe. Famous as the birth place of Lord Darnley, notorious husband of Mary Queen of Scots, Temple Newsam House is a truly impressive Tudor-Jacobean mansion and the ideal venue for holding your meeting.
Why not combine your visit with a private tour of the house or use one of our comprehensive free audio guides? Additional facilities can be provided for your event, including projector, screen and laptop. A wide range of refreshments are available within the room and are served on our 200 year old solid oak work-table.
This magnificent room has always had a functional role within the house. This was where servants made jams, preserves, sweetmeats and pickles which were then stored in glazed oak cupboards ranged along the south wall. Following an extensive refurbishment in 2007 and reopened to the public in 2008, The Still Room is now available for private hire, offering you a unique and flexible venue for your meeting or event, whether that be an intimate meeting for 4, to a cocktail reception for 50. Like in the past, today the Still Room is a multifunctional space easily set-up to meet your groups needs. Located on the ground floor the Still Room is fully accessible and close to the house facilities. The room contains a range of period objects including chairs, meat grinders and a selection of our fine “Leeds Ware” ceramic collection, presented in 300 year old cabinets. All delegates automatically receive complimentary entry to the house, providing you with one of the largest break-out areas in the country.
The Picture Gallery
This is one of the finest examples of a Jacobean long saloon in England. Restored in 1745 as a gallery to display the house paintings, this room offers a stunning backdrop for your event. The gallery can seat as few as 20 and a maximum of 120 and is available to hire for conferences, symposiums, lectures, concerts & weddings. Located at the heart of the building & arguably the most dramatic of the houses locations, the unique backdrop of paintings provides a stimulating & stunning environment for any event. At the far end of the gallery the “Gentleman’s Library”, formerly the house chapel, can be converted into a green room for your speakers to relax and prepare themselves. Additional facilities can be provided, including projector, screen, microphone, lectern & laptop. Refreshments are not allowed in the picture gallery for conservation reasons but the great hall & dining room can easily accommodate your guests for after event receptions.
Temple Newsam House is a magnificent Tudor-Jacobean house and was the birthplace of Lord Darnley, infamous husband of Mary Queen of Scots. For 300 years it was also the home of the Ingram family until it was bought by Leeds City Council from Lord Halifax in 1922. Inside, thirty interior rooms display great paintings, renowned furniture including masterpieces by Chippendale, sumptuous textiles, silver, porcelain, and Leeds pottery.
The house reopened its doors to visitors in 2005 following a two-year restoration programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. New facilities include level access and a lift, audio guides and a range of activities for children. Several interiors have been newly redecorated to their appropriate historic appearance and displays include many exciting new acquisitions. There is a regular programme of exhibitions and new displays.
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Temple Newsam House
The picture gallery
The happy bride and groom
The great hall
The crimson bedroom
The dining room
The chinese drawing room
Thomas chippendales library writing table
The servants bedroom
Detail of plasterwork in the georgian library
The south passage
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