venue & facilities

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let's take a look at the rooms you can hire

Antrobus House is situated in the heart of Amesbury, Wiltshire, and is in close proximity to the A303 and both Salisbury and Andover.

This historic Grade II Listed period property built in 1923 in the Queen Anne style, and set in three acres of attractive formal gardens and parkland, boasts beautiful, original, ornate features throughout, and having been extensively refurbished in 2019, it has excellent modern facilities, including a commercial kitchen, all-new WCs, disabled and baby-changing facilities and wi-fi.  There is also extensive private parking on site.

We have two spacious yet intimate function rooms available to hire; The Edmund Hall on the ground floor and The Lady Florence Room on the first floor. Read on to discover more about these spaces, the grounds, the options and the facilities available to anyone hiring Antrobus House. 

  • Edmund Hall (01)
  • Edmund Hall (02)

    THE EDMUND HALL

    THE EDMUND HALL IS OUR MAIN FUNCTION ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR

    The Edmund Hall is located on the ground floor, just off our grand central staircase.  Tastefully decorated in a neutral palette, and boasting high ceilings, parquet flooring, wood panelling, floor to ceiling ornate windows, sumptuous drapes, chandeliers, wall lights and spotlights, the Edmund Hall is a light and airy space that lends itself perfectly to functions and parties. It can also be used for conferences, meetings, presentations and training events and for regular clubs, classes and groups.

    There are two sets of double doors in the centre of the hall; one opening on to the front lawns, and the other opening on to the attractive Edmund Terrace at the rear of the house, overlooking the bowling green. 

    There is also a hatch opening into the kitchen.

    With portraits and pictures of LT. Edmund Antrobus adorning the walls, and attractively framed items of antique militaria, the Edmund Hall provides added historic interest.

    Room Specification : The Edmund Hall measures 8m x 13.5m and can accommodate up to 100 guests banqueting or theatre style, or up to 150 guests for more relaxed 'drinks and dancing' or a stand-up buffet. The Edmund Hall also benefits from having its own raised stage, which measuring 3m x 4m, is perfect for live music or a DJ/Disco.

    • Lady Florence Room (2)
    • Lady Florence Room (1)

      THE LADY FLORENCE ROOM

      THE LADY FLORENCE ROOM IS OUR SECOND FUNCTION ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR. 
      THIS ROOM IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE VIA STAIRS - WE DO NOT HAVE A LIFT.

      The charming Lady Florence Room can be found on the first floor, just off our grand central staircase.  A large, flexible, light and airy space you can make your own.  This room is perfectly suited to ceremonies, relaxed drinks receptions or perhaps a chillout room, whilst everyone's partying on downstairs. For weddings and parties, it could be used for fun casinos, photo booths, or a kids' corner, with toys and activities to keep the little ones happy.

      The Lady Florence Room can also be used for conferences, meetings, presentations and training events and for regular clubs, classes and groups.

      With its high ceilings, chandelier, attractive ceiling rose and wall lights, spotlights, original pictures, portraits and porcelain from the Antrobus family, adorning the walls and display cabinets, it is a room full of character, which everybody loves.

      Room Specification : The Lady Florence Room measures 8m x 13.5m and can accommodate up to 100 guests theatre stayle, or up to 150 guests for a standing reception.  This room comes with 6' trestle tables and/or 6' round tables and chairs, included in the hire.

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      • Front Lawn (03)
      • Front Lawn (02)
      • Front Lawn (01)

        the front lawns

        Our  iconic front lawns are the first thing you will see when you arrive at Antrobus House.  Filling the areas either side of our attractive central garden path which leads up from our front gates to the double doors into the Edmund Hall, there is plenty of grassed space to use as you wish.

        Whether it's simply to sit down, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and facade of the house, or whether you want to perhaps use it for an 'al fresco' drinks reception or garden games, it's a versatile space. 

        We often have BBQs/Hogroasts on the front lawn and occasionally a small marquee... and for little ones, there is enough space for a bouncy castle.

        We have external plug sockets meaning it's easy to supply power outside, if required.

        • Rear Terrace (02)
        • Rear Lawn (01)
        • Rear Terrace (01)
        • Rear Lawn (02)

          the edmund terrace & rear lawns

          The Edmund Terrace behind the house, leads out from the double doors at the rear of the Edmund Hall.  You'll see in the photos we have our own ornate garden furniture and with the terrace overlooking the bowling green, this is another attractive area to sit and relax and catch up with family, friends and colleagues.  Conveniently just a stone's throw from the Edmund Hall, no-one is ever far away from your special event or party, and therefore can easily hop back inside and hit the dancefloor!

          We also have extensive lawns with beautiful mature trees beyond the bowling green, offering another area to explore and another great platform for photo opportunities with the backdrop this time being the attractive rear of Antrobus House, looking towards the West.

          There are also external plug sockets on the rear terrace.

          venue information

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          We provide a fully staffed service here at Antrobus House.  At least one member of staff is on duty throughout your hire period and any rooms hired will be set up and ready for you when you arrive.  We will also break down and clean the areas hired, after you leave. Hirers are not required to clean up after their event.

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          We have 2 large function rooms to hire :
          Edmund Hall - ground floor
          Lady Florence Room - first floor
          (LFR only accessible via stairs)

          There are also extensive grounds at the front and rear of the house to explore and enjoy.

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          Tables and chairs are included in the hire fee.
          We have the following options available :

          Edmund Hall : 6' round tables + 6' trestle tables
          Lady Florence Room : 6' trestle tables only
          Both Rooms : 2' x 2' square

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          We have a full commercial kitchen with gas fan oven, a large fridge, hot cupboard, dishwasher and hot water boiler. There is also plenty of prep space.

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          Hirers may provide their own catering or hire their own choice of professional caterer. We will need to approve your caterer before you book them. Antrobus House also has space for 'street food' type caterers; BBQ/Hogroast/Fish & Chip Vans/Wood-Fired Pizza Trailers and the like!

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          We have our own fully licensed in-house bar. There is a small charge to set up and staff the bar. Hirers may bring their own wine for tables/bubbly for toasting - a small corkage fee applies.

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          We have an extensive private car park on site and parking is free. Guests attending any functions may leave their car overnight and collect it the next day.

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          wi-fi
          projector, projector screen and stand
          flipchart stand and paper
          PA system
          CCTV / intruder and fire alarms

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          We have disabled access and facilities on the ground floor only.

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          Babies and children are most welcome at Antrobus House, but they must be supervised at all times. We have Baby Changing facilities on site and 2 high chairs available to use.

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          Smoking/vaping is not permitted on the rear terrace, but it is permitted at the front of the house and to the side of the house.

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          As of January 2020, we are now licensed for weddings and couples can legally marry here.

          optional extras for hire

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          We have a large supply of stylish white crockery and cutlery available to hire.

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          We have white tablecloths for hire, suitable for both our 6' round and 6' trestle tables.

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          We have white lycra chair covers for hire.

          your event | your choice

          With the exception of the bar, we do not have ‘preferred suppliers’, so you have freedom of choice as to which suppliers you wish to book for your event. However, we will be only too pleased to suggest suppliers to you, should you wish - there are many that we know, love and trust.