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Events in Wiltshire


What’s on at Heywood House

Although we postponed our Special Events in 2021, our future programme will be
better than ever. We’re planning a Business Expo using all that Heywood House
has to offer for businesses to network, learn, sell, enjoy and be inspired.

Our Speakers Programme, recently included Glen Senk who was President of
Anthropologie, CEO of US quoted Urban Outfitters, one of Fortune Magazine’s
Top 50 Business people of the Year, and now a Director of Boden. Glen’s talk on
“Building Billion Dollar Businesses” is now available to view on our YouTube page.

We host a variety of events here; conferences, garden parties, workshops, and
talks – on business but also on culture and history too. “Toast Talks” are our
regular in-person breakfast talks. Our “Light Bites” series are free virtual
lunchtime talks.

Read on to keep up to date with what’s on next!

Special Events

  • Countryville

    A Westbury & Warminster Youthclub Fundraiser

    Food, Drink, Countryville Games & Kids Area

    Saturday 5th  August 2023

    2pm to 8pm



    UK Chart-topping Scrumpy and Western band ‘The Wurzels’ are coming to Westbury for a very special event taking place at Heywood House on Saturday 5th August!

    Earlybird tickets are now ‘ON SALE’ for only £15.00 with general sale tickets available at £20.00 (plus standard booking fees.) Family tickets are also available!

    The first ‘Countryville’ event is a fundraiser for the Westbury and Warminster Youth Club. The youth club’s manager, Beth Mullins said:

    “Every year funding gets harder and harder to come by. The youth clubs work is vital working with some of the most vulnerable but equally some of the most inspiring young people. Fundraising is vital if we are to keep this service for Westbury and Warminster running.”

    An event like this has never been done before at Heywood House, with the Wurzels performing live alongside special guest performers, a kids area, cider tent and Tug of War Championship.

    Heywood House will welcome teams from across the region to participate in Tug of War and other country games like Welly wanging and toss the marrow! Local sports teams, businesses, gyms and community groups are all invited to take part.

    A special kids area will also be onsite so the whole family can enjoy a day out. Lurrvely country food, stalls and, of course, the iconic Wurzels are set to make this the must visit event of the year summer.

    For information regarding having a stall or taking part in the tug of war and can contact info@captainevents.co.uk for more information. Search Countryville on Facebook for regular updates.

    Tickets available from…


    Box office: https://tinyurl.com/4webtds4

    Seetickets: https://tinyurl.com/y2jbuhnd

    Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/4y2p8c2a

    The Wurzels are an English Scrumpy and Western band from Somerset, England, famed for their number one hit “The Combine Harvester” and top 10 hit “I Am a Cider Drinker”. They are known for using British West Country phrases “ooh arr!” and calling young people “young ‘uns” in songs such as “I Am a Cider Drinker” and “The Combine Harvester”

    Performing a career spanning set consisting of the hits, stories and jokes from a career lasting more than 50 years, The Wurzels continue to play over 100 sell-out shows and festivals every year.

    Their quintessentially West Country cover of Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘Ruby’ has been a massive show favourite of late, as well as their hip-hop version of the ubiquitous hit ‘Combine Harvester’.

    The Wurzels are regularly asked how long will they keep going. The band always respond that they intend to keep going whilst they enjoy performing – and that suits the rest of us just fine!


  • Pride and Prejudice

    By Jane Austen

    At Heywood House
    Performed by Illyria

    Sunday 3rd September 2023

    Gates open: 2.00 pm | Performance starts: 4.00 pm 


    We are delighted to welcome back internationally acclaimed theatre group, Illyria, to Heywood House for an outdoor performance of Jane Austen’s classic, ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Join us for an afternoon of live theatre and merriment, and why not upgrade your ticket to include one of our delicious homemade cream teas to be enjoyed within the beautiful grounds of the estate.

    Heywood House has a fascinating history of over 400 years and is now transformed into dedicated offices, meeting rooms and co-working spaces for the business community. The classic country estate is set within 30 acres of glorious grounds and parklands with stunning views of the Westbury White Horse and beyond. The show takes place in our outdoor theatre, situated behind the stunning walled garden, converted from a pit where previous owner, Baron Ludlow, once upon a time would have had his coach and horses washed after a long journey.

    Performed by Illyria

    Illyria’s production of Jane Austen’s glorious social comedy attracted sell-out audiences for a total of six years. It toured throughout the UK and Europe, attracted nationwide critical acclaim.

    In a whirlwind of balls, dinners and very eligible officers, Lizzy Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy stand alone as the only sane, thoughtful people – and they hate each other! Or do they? Can she see beyond his pride, and can he overcome her prejudice, in order to achieve happiness?

    If your idea of Jane Austen is stuffy costume drama then this sparkling adaptation may make you change your mind. Bring a picnic and have a ball as the irrepressible Illyria sharpen their claws to bring you Jane Austen at her vibrant, bitchy best!

    Running time (approx): 2hrs 20min (including 20 minute interval)

    Suitable for ages 8+

    ​The company has won 4 international “Best Performance” awards and attracted numerous ‘5-star” and ‘Critics’ Choice” reviews for the lively clarity of its approach to performances.

    ​Tickets: £16 Adults, £14 Heywood House Members

    £12 Children (8-15)

    Homemade Cream Teas £5 per person, served from 2:30pm


Member Events

  • Walking Map Launch

    Heywood House Walking Map Launch

    With The Landlord's Team

    Coming in 2023!



    We are delighted to announce the official Heywood House Walking Map launch, walks for meetings, history, and fun…

    To celebrate the special occasion, we are treating all of our members to mid-morning tea, coffee, and homemade cake in the Conservatory Cafe. So come along and join us!

    • Official greeting and announcement by special guest
    • Short guide to the routes and points of interest
    • Issue of walking maps for everyone
    • Coffee, tea and home-made cake

    We have had this up our sleeves for some time now and are excited to finally be able to share the maps and provide you with the routes to enjoy a stroll of the grounds.

    We look forward to seeing you all there.

    Free members event

    Date to be announced soon

Light Bites

Our virtual ‘Light Bites with…’ lunchtime talks are free and the perfect opportunity to feel
inspired, reconnect with people in a virtual setting, and enjoy some fantastic guest speakers.

  • Light Bites

    Light Bites… coming soon

    Join us for our Light Bites lunchtime virtual meetings later in the year.

    Keep checking back in for the latest updates and discover what the next exciting event will be!

Toast Talks

Our Toast Talks breakfast meetings deliver inspiring, entertaining and knowledgeable talks for our
members and business community. Connect over a fascinating talk, fresh coffee, and a delicious
breakfast with other like-minded people.

  • Business event room hire

    Toast Talks… coming soon

    Join us for our Toast Talks breakfast meetings when they resume later this year.

    We are busy creating a fantastic lineup of speakers so keep checking back in for the latest updates!

Past Events

  • Event space and venue hire location

    If you missed an event or want to see the kind of events we run, then you can find them here.



How far from Westbury are you?

We are just 5 minutes from Westbury mainline station, 25 minutes from Bath, and 76 minutes to London and can be easily accessed by car, bike or short walk along the A350, Trowbridge Road.

Do you have disabled access?

We have made every effort to ensure that Heywood House is accessible to all and have disabled access into the Mansion as well as the Conservatory. Should you require extra assistance on your visit, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the team from the Landlord’s office.

Do you have onsite parking?

Yes, here at Heywood House we provide ample, free onsite parking and bike racks for you, your staff and visitors.

Can I bring my dog to work?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow dogs in our serviced offices and co working areas. Only tenants with self-contained offices may bring in their dogs, with permission and prior agreed conditions from the Landlord

How secure and fast is the broadband at Heywood House?

Heywood House is Cyber Essentials Certified giving you peace of mind that our IT network is secure against Cyber attacks, with extremely high security measures in place. Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification.

We have a high speed 1 GB line with exclusive direct delivery to the site. Each tenant is given a dedicated fibre line allocation. We have the highest grade business WatchGuard firewall with perimeter security to continually monitor data and prevent security breaches, in addition to high-level individual network security for all tenants. We have also been MOD inspected to meet a high level of security criteria required by individual defence tenants here on site.

Are there virtual offices at Heywood House?

We offer a variety of virtual office services including Heywood House Business address, mail sorting, and own lockable mailbox.

Meeting Rooms

Do I have to be a member to be able to book a meeting room?

Not at all. All our meeting rooms are available to book by both members and non-members in the business community. Although, with membership you do receive a 50% discount on all meeting rooms.

How many meeting rooms do you have available?

We have 3 elegantly furnished meeting rooms and can accommodate from 4 – 60 people depending on your requirements. We also have plenty of outside space for marquees too.

Can you provide catering for my meeting?

Yes. We have various catering packages available which can be added on to your booking. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can visit our onsite café for lunch.

Can I book a meeting room for just a couple of hours?

Absolutely. All our meeting rooms have the flexibility to book on an hourly basis or on a full day rate. For more details on costs, get in touch with us on landlord@heywoodhouse.com

What times are the meeting rooms available from/til?

The meeting rooms can be booked from 9:00am – 5.30pm but should you require an earlier or later booking then do let us know when making your booking we will be happy to accommodate your needs.


Can non-members book events?

Yes of course! Event space and function rooms are available to hire by members and non-members alike. Our onsite networking events are also open to all from within the business community.

Can I have my wedding at Heywood House?

Unfortunately, weddings are not something that we can cater for due to the specialist nature of these occasions.

Can I hold a private event at Heywood House?

Absolutely! We have stunning function rooms set in 30 acres of glorious grounds which provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Our dedicated in-house events team can help with all types of events and will work closely with you to plan your perfect, bespoke event. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and we can arrange a suitable time to show you around!

Are you open at weekends?

We only open at evenings and weekends for pre-arranged special events.

Do you allow history tours?

We can absolutely arrange a history tour of the house and grounds but due to the site being a business centre, all tours must be booked well in advance. For more information, get in touch.


What are the opening times for the Conservatory?

The Conservatory is open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5.30 pm for hotdesking, informal meetings and general use.

The café itself is open from 10:00am – 3:00pm serving refreshments, snacks and lunches.

(Note: the cafe hours may currently be limited due to the current Covid 19 regulations)

Is the café open to the public?

The café is not open to the public, but members are more than welcome to bring up to 3 guests, over 21 years with them into the café and grounds.

Can the café cater for dietary requirements?

Absolutely! If you would like to discuss any dietary requirements prior to your visit, you can contact our Café Manager, Hayley, at hayley@heywoodhouse.com and she will be happy to assist you.

Can I bring my children to the café?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the site and the importance of maintaining a professional business environment, all guests must be over 18 years of age.

Can I bring my dog into the café?

Unfortunately, due to health and safety, dogs cannot be brought into the café.


Are you only open to members?

The working facilities, on-site café and grounds are for the exclusive use of our members and tenants, however, included in all our memberships is the option to invite up to 3 guests (over 18) into the cafe and grounds.

Heywood House also warmly welcomes all from within the business community and are happy to take bookings for meeting rooms, event space and on-site events from members and non-members alike.

Can I try out the co-working and hot desking facilities before signing up to a membership?

You certainly can. You can easily book a free week’s trial of our co working or café membership to try out all the services and facilities on site. Simply get in touch with us and we will be happy to schedule you in.

How many people can the co working space accommodate?

We have space to seat 18 co workers in our quiet co working area in the main hall. However, due to the current social distancing regulations, this number has been temporarily reduced to 9 but we do have the facilities to branch out into available meeting rooms to accommodate more people, if need be.

Are there phones available to use?

We can certainly provide VOIP phones on a serviced costed package, though most of our co working members use their mobile phones to make calls. We also have a private phone booth in the main hall which is available for members to make free calls for private or sensitive calls.

Are there printing facilities?

Yes, we have colour printing available on a shared facility in the co working area.