The West Wing at Ickworth
The West Wing at Ickworth

The West Wing at Ickworth

Ickworth House is a historic Grade I listed building created in 1795 by the 4th Earl of Bristol. Nestling in 1,800 acres of spectacular gardens and wooded parkland designed in part by 'Capability' Brown, it provides a beautiful setting for your event.

The West Wing at Ickworth House was never finished and laid empty until 2006, when a joint partnership between the National Trust and Sodexo Prestige led to its renovation and opening as a centre for conferences and events. The first wedding in the property's history took place in 2006.

Today, the West Wing contains visitor, conference, banqueting and wedding facilities, while the East Wing is now The Ickworth Hotel. We are proud to be the winners of the Outstanding Customer Service at Anglian Business Awards (2007), and Sodexo Service Excellence at Star Awards (2008).  

The West Wing at Ickworth comprises a selection of stunning and flexible rooms. The Gallery, located on the 2nd floor, is a flat-floored space with a raised balcony area overlooking the parkland to the front and the formal gardens and terrace to the rear. It provides the perfect backdrop for wedding breakfasts, private dining and balls for up to 220 as well as corporate conferencing for between 40 and 220 delegates. Linked by a short corridor is the Court which as well as incorporating a bar provides meeting or breakout space for up to 40 delegates. This room is also available for exclusive hire for smaller dining events. Both rooms are licensed for Civil Ceremonies.

On the ground floor is the West Wing Restaurant which is a free-flow restaurant for day visitors.  Early in the morning or after 6pm this too can be used for private dining or corporate meetings and is located adjacent to the formal Orangery, the perfect space for receptions offering access to the terrace and formal gardens beyond.

There are some truly unique spaces available for hire at the West Wing so call our sales team on 01284 735957 for further details.

Room Capacities

  Theatre Style Cabaret Style Dinner / Dance Reception Weddings
Gallery 220 160 220 220 220
Court 40 40 40 40 -
Restaurant - - 90 100* -
Orangery - - - 100* -
*Combined, the Orangery and Restaurant can be hired for events for up to 200.

Floor Plans

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National Trust Properties

The National Trust offers other properties for hire, for more information please visit the National Trust website.