Locations across the estate for every occasion
The Estate offers an exceptionally beautiful Chilterns country landscape and some wonderful locations for our guests to enjoy – from its traditional barns & buildings, to the castellated library and the more recent Robin Snell designed structures and pavilions.
The Estate covers 2,700 acres of the rolling countryside in the Chiltern Hills. The hub of the estate is comprised of the buildings around Home Farm including Home Farm Barn, Home Farm House and the wonderful gardens that border the Granary and Opera Pavilion. The Library resides in the most private part of the Estate, forming part of the Family home.
The Deer Park is home to the The Opera Pavilion with the Island Pavilion sitting proudly astride the Lake enjoying the vistas across the park to the Beech Woods and the North Deer Park where our herd of red deer patrol. Close by, the Cricket Ground, Pavilion and The Boundary Room sit in the valley with views towards Turville.
The Walled Garden is situated half a mile to the south, on the more fertile soils of the valley floor. Oak doors reveal four garden rooms, the Green Theatre, a Croquet Lawn and an intersection of avenues and secret gardens. The wider Estate Grounds wrap around the valley through the estate with mature broad leaf woodland, pastures and pathways showing the best of the Chilterns.
HOME FARM HOUSE, BARN & GARDENS
Home Farm is located at the centre of the Estate, overlooking the Deer Park and the Lake that was created during the landscaping and renovation project in the late 1980s. Today, Home Farm comprises a variety of buildings, spaces and gardens which individually or collectively are suited to hosting meetings and private parties.
Home Farm Barn is a beautifully converted building, dating back to 1767, and hosts a wide range of activities from Shoot Breakfasts, Meetings to Weddings and Celebrations.
Home Farm Garden was re-designed when Garsington Opera arrived in 2011, by the Head Gardener at Garsington Manor. It is home to the Granary and Thatched Barns which make for perfect meeting/ dining spaces.
Home Farm House is a lovely example of Georgian Chiltern brick and flint architecture. Primarily a private home we use its country kitchen for private dining and the sitting room for small meetings.
THE CRICKET GROUND
Cricket was one of Sir Paul Getty’s great passions and he always dreamt of having his own cricket ground – a vision that became a reality when he moved to Wormsley.
Wormsley is often described as “one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world” and today hosts a variety of activities from Cricket, Festivals and Family Days.
Aside from its traditional functions, the Pavilion makes a perfect private dining location, meeting room and wedding venue.
The Boundary Room offers a complete and flexible Hospitality venue, from accommodating up to 300 people seated for Dinners, Celebrations and Receptions to Meetings, Conferences and Product Launches.
THE ISLAND PAVILION
The award-winning Island Pavilion and footbridge was designed by architect Robin Snell and completed in June 2014. It compliments and reflects The Opera Pavilion and is designed to be a sculptural contemporary building within the wider Deer Park landscape at the centre of the Wormsley Estate.
The Island Pavilion makes the perfect location for private dining functions, inspirational meetings and receptions.
THE OPERA PAVILION
The multi award-winning, 600-seat Opera Pavilion was designed by architect Robin Snell and was completed in May 2011. It is conceived in the English tradition of a pavilion in the landscape, with the building elevated so that appears to float over the landscape, whilst at the same time offering uninterrupted views across The Deer Park, to the Lake and woodland beyond.
The Opera Pavilion is perfect for concerts, performances, meetings and conferences.
Sir Paul Getty spent 25 years assembling one of the finest private collections of books and manuscripts in the world. When he moved to Wormsley, he commissioned the building of the castellated Library as an extension of the main house.
The Library is perfect for small meetings and makes the most romantic Wedding venue.
THE WALLED GARDEN
The Walled Garden dates back to the mid-1700s, when the original garden was created by Richard Woods – a contemporary of Capability Brown. Neglected for the best part of a century, the gardens were brought back to life by celebrated garden designer Penelope Hobhouse. She re-imagined the space into four garden rooms, each with a different purpose. The flower and vegetable gardens produce wonderful floral displays for Cricket, Opera & the Main House and fruit & produce for the wider estate. The Green Theatre and Croquet Lawn make perfect entertaining spaces.
The Walled Garden provides the perfect backdrop for Summer parties, receptions and celebrations whilst also hosting performances and weddings.
THE ESTATE GROUNDS
The Estate covers 2,700 acres of rolling Chiltern landscape, forming part of the Hambleden valley as it runs through the middle of the Estate from Stokenchurch to Turville.
The Beech woods, open fields, track ways and roadways provide a completely flexible opportunity for events, activities, camps and country pursuits.