One of Yorkshire’s largest stately homes is to begin staging weddings and events.
With Europe’s longest country house façade, the magnificent building, which is home to architect Clifford Newbold and his family, has gone down in history for its impressive exterior.
Now for the first time, this Grade I listed home will formally open its doors for weddings and events.
Its luxurious interior and stunning grounds, near the village of Wentworth in South Yorkshire, will offer a range of options to those seeking to hold corporate and private events.
Yorkshire firm Dine will exclusively plan and run the hospitality and events at the home.
The announcement comes during a time of prolific regeneration for the historic landmark which has been closed to the general public for more than 60 years.
As well as being launched as a private events venue, the stately home is holding regular tours and will be host to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow later this year. These proactive steps being taken by the Newbold family to reopen the house to the world come amidst ongoing efforts to restore key areas of the building such as the North Wing, which organisations including English Heritage are currently supporting.
Daniel Gill, managing director of Dine, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as Wentworth Woodhouse’s dedicated events team; it is a truly breath-taking venue steeped in history and character. This agreement to launch and manage Wentworth’s events demonstrates a real faith in Dine and the unique experiences we can provide our clients.
“For the Newbold family to open their doors to those planning unique events is a milestone in the house’s history and we look forward to working closely with them on all upcoming projects.
“From charity events and local meets to larger events, the house and grounds at Wentworth Woodhouse offer beautiful options to suit the needs of anyone planning a special event.”