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If you’re looking for a business venue in Somerset, Hestercombe provides the ideal location for your next conference, corporate event, board meeting, or even a smaller training session and seminar.

Conveniently located in the heart of Somerset and with good access to main routes in and out of the south west – all venue spaces are nestled amongst the 50 acres of gardens and woodland – perfect for a breath of fresh air to keep the mind sharp for a day of business.

Our friendly team will be on hand from start to finish make sure your event runs smoothly and you and your guests leave happy.

We have an outstanding food offering and can cater to your requirements with a selection of cold buffets, delicious working lunches or a three-course sit down meal.

A choice of unique spaces…

We’ve a range of venue spaces available, whether a one-two-one meeting of two or a large networking event for 150+ delegates.

Hestercombe House has two beautiful panelled rooms guaranteed to wow your delegates – choose from the Portman Room or Dining Room on the ground floor. Depending on the size and type of event you wish to hold in the space, the room holds an auditorium or banqueting seating style or can be empty ready to welcome guests wishing to mingle and network.

The Bampfylde Hall, our largest venue, with its own terrace onto the gardens is beautiful, light-filled space perfect to host a business event. Comfortably seating 100+ and with the option of adding a stage – makes it a perfect venue for seminars and talks, and making Hestercombe one of the most unique corporate venues in Somerset.

Parties & Functions

Anniversaries, birthday parties, retirement parties, reunions or just an excuse to get together with family and friends, Hestercombe is the perfect party venue at which to host your celebration. Our aim is to ensure you and guests have the best possible experience giving you a chance to relax, celebrate, and take some time out to enjoy the beautiful grounds.

We can cater for small intimate gatherings or large whole-family-plus-friends style parties.

The large Bampfylde Hall lends itself entirely to a large party. With a fairy-light-adorned beamed ceiling it offers a sense of grandeaur sure to impress your guests.

Fill the Column Room Restaurant in Hestercombe House with friends and family. With access to the Terrace and with views of the Formal Gardens and the rolling hills beyond – it’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon with good food and good company.

For a more intimate gathering, the Dining Room in the House provides an elegant location. With traditional wood panelled walls and classical paintings, it is ideal for a drinks reception or a sit down meal.


Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much for hosting the Visual Arts workshop today. Everything was beautifully organised and you and your team were all so helpful and accommodating – even for last minute flip chart needs!  I know everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and lots were planning to come back and enjoy a proper visit to the art space and the grounds – I know I am!

I wanted to thank you for the splendid celebration I had on the 25th March. Everyone (and I do mean everyone!) has expressed their delight at how you all coped with the occasion – from the parking to the service (perfecvt) and the lunch itself which everyone enjoyed. So, please, my warmest thanks to those so busy behind the scenes for producing a lunch which went down so well – literally!
All in all Hestercombe did us proud and I had a super and memorable celebration of that big birthday. Thank you