Private Hire

Private Hire Facilities

Wellington School is perfectly placed to host a range of events. Our versatile rooms can accommodate large concerts for over 220 people, trade fairs for 1,000 people, formal dinners for up to 140 guests through to small private meetings.  Easy accessibility from the M5 motorway and ample parking makes access straightforward and convenient.  We have an experienced team of professionals well used to catering and facilitating large and small events.  We offer a full range of catering options to suit your needs and budget.

For further details please contact:

Debbie Mulcaire, Facilities Co-ordinator

Tel:01823 668909  or email:events@wellington-school.org.uk

Children's Parties

Hire our Prep School Hall for Children's Parties and you can enjoy the benefit of a purpose-built large hall, ideal for parties and discos.

Hire includes full access to our outdoor facilities which include an exciting outdoor adventure play area for a variety of age groups.  There is also a smaller fully enclosed play area which is safe and secure for younger children.

Our spacious playground is perfect for letting off steam or hiring in facilities such as Go Karting.

Prices include use of our play equipment and also an exciting individual party box meal for each child.

For prices and further details please contact Debbie Mulcaire on 01823 668909 or events@wellington-school.co.uk.

Christmas Parties

Book your company's Christmas Party with us at Wellington School.

If you have a large group or company, between 100-140 guests, then we will be very happy to host your evening of pre-Christmas festivities.  Available dates are weekends or after the end of School term on Wednesday 19th December 2018.

The evening would include

  • a welcome drink on arrival
  • festive three course dinner, tea and coffee
  • a disco to get everyone in the Christmas spirit
  • a pay bar and wine available 

Prices on application depending on numbers and date. 

To enquire please contact Debbie Mulcaire on 01823 668909 or events@wellington-school.co.uk.

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding Services and Receptions 

Celebrate your special day with family and friends.
Whether you would prefer a formal or a more relaxed reception we are fortunate to have two venues which could be used to hold your special celebration.  We can accommodate and help you organise parties for up to 140 guests for a drinks reception and wedding breakfast with the option to increase up to 280 guests to enjoy a band of your choice.

The Great Hall is our main School production space which can be decorated for your wedding to your taste.  It benefits from a large stage which can accommodate a band with a variety of lighting options and suitable party flooring.  The Hall has a formal Foyer entrance which is suitable for drink receptions.  There is also a pleasant green space to the front that is also a lovely setting for a drinks reception if preferred and weather permitting. 

The ARC Hall and Foyer is a more modern alternative for a wedding reception.  It has a large attractive Foyer suitable for arrival drinks. An area can be set up as a dance floor with lighting and sound for music and dancing.

Innovative bespoke menus can be tailored to suit your requirements, taste and budget.  Our caterers are proud to state that they use fresh local produce and quality ingredients.  Options range from buffets to formal dining menus.

The Chapel is currently only available for ceremonies on the authorisation of our resident Chaplain and the Archbishop of Canterbury and a fee applies for this special licence.  For those who are lucky enough to be granted that authorisation, the beautiful interior of the Chapel is a joy to behold and the perfect setting for your wedding vows.  We would be happy to discuss the limitations of this licence in further detail.

Parties and Celebrations

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Retirement and Engagement Celebrations

Whether you are looking for a formal sit down meal or a more simple buffet arrangement we have suitable venues and are able to cater to your needs.  Either of the two dining venues above are likely to be suitable depending upon your preference.

Please note that due to the additional set up that a wedding or large party requires we only book these events outside of our School terms so that we can give them our full attention.

For more information please call 01823 668909 or email events@wellington-school.org.uk

Testimonials

'We have held two regional reunion lunches at Wellington School, both seamlessly organised and executed.  All catering requests were handled professionally and with a smile.  Thank you to the whole team. We will be returning next year!'  The Old Elthamian Association, 2018

Exhibitions, Trade Fairs & Fashion Shows

The Alan Rogers Centre (ARC) with it's neighbouring Princess Royal Sports Complex has over 1,500 m2 of space to hold exhibitions and fairs. With flexible room layouts, plenty of parking and easy access from the M5 we can offer a unique venue to hold your Trade Fair or Exhibition.

The Great Hall, ARC or Prep School Hall are suitable for setting up a catwalk, lighting and suitable seating to maximise the enjoyment and effectiveness of fashion shows.

The Prep School Hall is 160 m2 and is popular particularly for smaller fairs and sales.  It can comfortably accommodate 24 tables for stallholders, has plenty of natural light and access points. 

Please note that due to the extensive set up for an exhibition of Trade Fair we can only book these events outside of our School terms so that we can give them our full attention.

For more information please call 01823 668909 or email events@wellington-school.org.uk

Music & Theatre Productions

The Great Hall is our main School production space which is 19 metres long by 12 metres wide.  The large stage is 7 metres long by 12 metres wide and has rear access through our Small Hall which can be used as a Green Room. Great Hall can accommodate up to 220 people seated for a stage production or 280 standing for a band.  The Hall has a formal entrance and a foyer suitable for receiving your audience.  A bar can be run from the Foyer or our Dining Hall, depending on your numbers.    
 
Please note that due to the venue being within a boarding school campus, large events are restricted to times outside of our School terms.

Testimonials:
'The production was our best yet and everything was perfect thank you. We were all very pleased', Jump for Joy Dance, Christmas 2015

''Our sincere thanks for welcoming us and providing good support on the day, making our visit a real success', Taunton Festival of Arts (Taunton Junior Young Musician Competition 2018) 

'As an operator of an independent theatre school I am delighted to make use of Wellington School’s excellent facilities.  Our weekly rehearsals take place in the Princess Royal Sports Complex: staff are always helpful, the rooms are clean and attractive and we can feel confident that our students are working in a safe and secure environment.  The icing on the cake is our use of the Great Hall for our productions: school staff help us to set up sound and lighting to enable us to achieve high quality performances in a real theatre.  Thank you, Wellington School.'  A B Performing Arts Theatre School.

'We have been working in partnership with Wellington School for the last 3 years.  We regularly hire the excellent music facilities to work with our students.  In addition the Steinway pianos allow us to invite professional pianists to deliver master classes' South West Music School

 For more information please call 01823 668909 or email events@wellington-school.org.uk

Conferences & Meetings

Conferences, Seminars, Meetings, Exhibitions, Training Days, Management Courses, Corporate Entertaining, Team Building, Product Launches.

Wellington School is ideally placed to host a range of corporate events. Our versatile rooms can accommodate a large corporate event for over 250 people through to a small intimate meeting. Ample parking and easy accessibility from the M5 make our venue convenient, we have a fleet of minibuses which can also be used to assist with transport if required. We offer a full range of catering options to suit your needs and your budget.  Extensive parking is within very easy reach of each of the following buildings.
 
ARC Hall is our largest room and can seat up to 290 people for a conference and 140 for a dinner.  It has a descreet projector and screen that can be used if required.  There are also a number of modern classrooms within the same building which can be used as breakout rooms if required.  Disabled access and toilets are easily available within this modern building.  Wifi is scheduled to  be installed.
 
The ARC Foyer is the perfect space to use as a reception and greeting area and can be used in conjunction with the Hall or independently for a smaller reception gathering.

The School Committee Room is a formal meeting room comfortably seating 15 delegates within our main School Office.  It is suitable for AGM and Management meetings, has a screen with portable projector and Wifi access.

The Science Lecture Theatre is a venue particularly suitable for Seminars and Training vents and holds up to 60 delegates. It has a projector and screen and the seating is fixed in the theatre style.
 

Testimonials: 

'Thank you very much for your help to get this event up and running.  The day went really well and was rounded off by an excellent lunch'.  Wessex Forces Conference 2018


TEAM BUILDING
Wellington School is also able to provide an excellent location for Team Building activities or Corporate Fun Days. The ARC is joined to our Olympic standard Princess Royal Sports Centre where we have facilities for a large variety of indoor sports including football, cricket, basketball, handball, badminton and fencing. The School also has 20 acres of playing fields, tennis courts and astro turf where rugby, cricket, hockey, archery, laser clay shooting can all be arranged as well as a recently refurbished swimming pool. A great selection of golf courses as well as go-karting, sky diving, fly fishing, off road driving, bush-craft team building and horse riding are all a short drive away.
 
For more information please call 01823 668909 or email events@wellington-school.org.uk

 

Testimonials

'South West Music School has worked for a number of years with Wellington School putting on a wide range of musical events for SWMS students from large-scale Welcome Days to intimate piano and other instrumental masterclasses.  We have always found Wellington School to be an ideal venue for SWMS events - the staff are very responsive, flexible and always happy to help out; the facilities are varied and good value.  I would be happy to recommend Wellington School as a venue partner.'  Simon Pitt, CEO 2018

'As an operator of an independent theatre school I am delighted to make use of Wellington School's excellent facilities. Our weekly rehearsals take place in the Princess Royal Sports Complex: staff are always helpful, the rooms are clean and attractive and we can feel confident that our students are working in a safe and secure environment.  The icing on the cake is our use of the Great Hall for our productions: school staff help us to set up sound and lighting to enable us to achieve high quality performances in a real theatre. Thank you Wellington School.' A B Performing Arts Theatre School 2018

'Thank you very much for your help to get this event up and running.  The day went really well and was rounded off by an excellent lunch.' Wessex Reserve Forces and Cadet Association Conference 2018

'We have held two regional reunion lunches at Wellington School, both seamlessly organised and executed.  All catering requests were handled professionally and with a smile.  Thank you to the whole team. We will be returning next year!'  The Old Elthamian Association, 2018

'We are extremely grateful for your excellent hospitality and your staff were fantastic in every way at making sure the meeting ran smoothly', South West Schools Athletic Association 2018

Forthcoming Events

Dates in 2018 Event Venue Start Time Contact Details
Wednesdays September to May Wellington Camera Club Science Lecture Theatre 19.30 tickner.petertickner@gmail.com
Tuesdays until 26th June History of Art Class Committee Room or Sports Complex 19.00 francesaharrison@icloud.com
         
Fri 26th October Rockschool Exams Music School  09.00 https://www.rslawards.com/rockschool/
Tue 6th November Public Consultation Meeting Exam Hall 18.00 Wellington Town Council
Tues 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Nov and 4th Dec Art of Japan Classes Committee Room 19.00 francesaharrison@icloud.com
Sat 17th November Rockschool Exams Music School 09.00 https://www.rslawards.com/rockschool/
Sun 18th November SW Music Workshop Small Hall 09.00 tba
Thu 22nd November Wellington History & Museum Society Prep School Hall 19.00 01823 680620
Fri 23rd November RS Academy Conference Exam Hall 10.00 via events@wellington-school.org.uk
Sat 24th November Christmas Fair Sports Complex 10.00 linda@wyeths.co.uk
Fri 7th December AB Education Rehearsal Prep School Hall 18.00 abrodie1@mac.com
Sat 8th December AB Education Christmas Show Prep School Hall 16.00 abrodie1@mac.com
Dates in 2019        
Tues 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Jan and 5th Feb Art of Spain Classes Committee Room 19.00 francesaharrison@icloud.com
Wed 30th January Camera Club Portrait Evening Prep School Hall 18.45 http://www.wellingtoncameraclub.co.uk/
Mon 4th February RS Academy Conference Exam Hall 10.00 via events@wellington-school.org.uk
Thurs 28th February Wellington History Museum Society Prep School Hall 19.00 01823 680620
Tues 19, 26 Feb and 5, 12, 19 Mar Renaissances in World Art Classes Committee Room  19.00 francesaharrison@icloud.com
Sat 23rd February Tom Packer Wood Wind Day  Great Hall 10.00 steve@johnpacker.co.uk
Sat 9th March Little Monsters Sale ARC Exam Hall 14.00 littlemonsters-preloved@outlook.com
Every Tues in April Modernism Art Classes Committee Room 19.00 francesaharrison@icloud.com
Thurs 25th April Wellington History Museum Society Prep School Hall 19.00 01823 680620
Tues 21, 28 May and 4, 11, 18 June Art Classes Committee Room  19.00 francesaharrison@icloud.com
Sat 6th April Spring Flower Show Prep School Hall 14.15 tba
Sat 11th May Old Elthamians Reunion Upper Dining Hall 12.30 tba
Thurs 25th July Wellington History Museum Society Prep School Hall 19.00 01823 680620
Sat 21st September Tom Packer Wood Wind Day tbc Great Hall  10.00 steve@johnpacker.co.uk
Thurs 26th Sept. Wellington History Museum Society Prep School Hall 19.00 01823 680620
Thurs 24th October Wellington History Museum Society Prep School Hall 19.00 01823 680620
Thurs 28th Nov Wellington History Museum Society Prep School Hall 19.00 01823 680620
Sat 12th October Little Monsters Sale Exam Hall 14.00 littlemonsters-preloved@outlook.com
Fri 17th November RS Academy Conference tbc Exam Hall  09.30 via events@wellington-school.org.uk
Dates in 2020        
Fri 31st January RS Academy Conference tbc Exam Hall 09.30 via events@wellington-school.org.uk
 
Please also see Princess Royal Sports Complex website for Sports Related Bookings

 

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If you would like us to contact you with more information on prices and availability then completing the enquiry form below would assist us in giving you the most accurate information.  The more details you can provide the more straightforward it will be for us to do this and ensure we give you all the options we have available but if you would prefer not to complete all sections then please feel free to submit with the basics and we will respond as best we can.  With many thanks, Debbie