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What’s on at Heywood House

Although we postponed our Special Events in 2020, 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, includes 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” will be a winner.

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

  • Building billion dollar businesses

    Building Billion dollar businesses

    With Glen Senk

    Thursday 23rd June 2022



    Glen Senk has been a creative force at some of the world’s leading retail brands and he’ll be telling us how to Build Billion-Dollar Businesses at a breakfast meeting at Heywood House. He should know, he took on the prototype brand Anthropologie while at Urban Outfitters and did exactly that.

    He began his career at Bloomingdale’s in the US before moving to Habitat in London. He returned to the States to mastermind the expansion of Pottery Barn before moving to Urban Outfitters and Boden. He was CEO of fine jewellery brand David Yurman before forming his own consultancy Front Row Partners in 2014.

    His unrivalled knowledge of how to grow a brand and unique approach to management will make an engaging talk. Come and hear his fascinating story and enjoy a rare opportunity to get an insight into this global brand builder’s story.


    Tickets include entry to the event and a delicious breakfast in the light and airy Conservatory at Heywood House where the event is being held.

    Non-Members: £25

    Members: £20 

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    William Shakespeare’s Play
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    The Coach Pit, Heywood House

    Performed by internationally acclaimed Illyria

    Gates open at 2.00 pm for 4.00 pm start on

    Sunday 4th September 2022

    Pre-bookable cream teas served from 2.30pm

    After a fantastic gala performance last year to celebrate the grand opening of the specially designed outdoor theatre, we are delighted to welcome back internationally acclaimed theatre group, Illyria, to Heywood House for a performance of Shakespeare’s timeless comic masterpiece, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. 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 30 acres of beautiful grounds. Learn more about the intriguing link between the historic estate and William Shakespeare.

    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

    William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, explores every colour in the spectrum of love, from arranged marriage to elopement, from infatuation to hatred, from chivalric devotion to raw sex.  Add to this bawdy mix a heady brew of confusion, magic, and mischief, and you have the most perfectly frothy comedy for a moonlit summer evening set within the picturesque grounds of Heywood House.

    Now in its 30th year, Illyria has delighted audiences the length and breadth of the UK, and in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and the United States and Canada performing some of the most well-loved productions on offer.  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 Shakespeare’s plays and other performances.

    ​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 Shakespeare’s plays and other performances.

    ​Tickets: £16 Adults, £14 Heywood House Members, £12 Children (9-15),

    Homemade Cream Teas £5 per person

    Book your tickets here 

  • Co-working area

    Free Co-working
    Trial Week

    Monday 6th June – Friday 10th June 2022

    9:00 am- 17:30 pm

    Come and try out the co-working spaces at Heywood House FREE for the week during our Co-working trial week Monday 6th June– Friday 10th June.

    It is the perfect opportunity to see if a co-working space can help you get a great working balance whilst working from home or Hybrid working remotely from your usual place of work.

    • Use the co-working area in the Mansion main hall and all the facilities here at Heywood House
    • Try hot desking in the Conservatory
    • Sample the delicious homemade food and beverages in the café
    • Have an informal meeting in the Conservatory
    • Book a meeting room whilst you are here to meet clients or conduct a Zoom meeting
    • De-stress and clear your head walking in the grounds
    • Go for a walking meeting here on site

    The Co-working trial week will let you try the facilities here for FREE all week. Come and book your ticket to try it out.

    Once you have booked your ticket, the Landlord’s team will email you a registration form and instructions on how to book your co-working desk using our online booking system for individual days or the week.

    If you would like more information then do get in touch:


    01373 486800

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!

Member Events

  • Walking Map Launch

    Heywood House Walking Map Launch

    With The Landlord's Team

    Wednesday 8th June 2022

    11am – 12pm


    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!

    • Special announcement at 11am
    • 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

    Please RSVP by booking your free ticket

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.