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Venue Hire

An amazing space for drink receptions, sit down dinners, conferences and weddings.

Looking for venue hire in Rossendale? The Whitaker Museum is a unique venue to hire in the heart of valley.

At The Whitaker Museum, we have a range of spaces perfect for both day and evening events, including weddings, conferences, dinners, receptions, parties and more. All our public and private spaces have been designed with events in mind. Guests can enjoy food and drink throughout, including the galleries and gardens.

By hosting your event at The Whitaker Museum in Rossendale, you are supporting our venue, activities and programmes, which benefit hundreds of people every year.


Catering and drinks

Catering to be provided by in-house team or an accredited supplier.
The Whitaker is fully licensed and can provide a wide range of drinks for your event. We do permit clients to provide their own drinks for an event however charges will be applied.
Special dietary requirements will be provided for with prior notice.


Flatscreen TV

Conference call facilities
Air conditioning

Music & sound equipment

PA system / music speakers available In-house lighting facilities


Wheelchair accessibleLifts on site

Event types

Promoted / ticketed events
Wedding licence
Community Group Meetings
Wedding licence
Conferences and Meetings
Away Days
Private Celebrations.

Rules of the space

Licensed until midnight – later license can be applied for and additional charges will apply.
Can use own florist & production companies we prior agreement.
No use of bluetac or high tac tapes within the event spaces walls or floors.
No helium balloons allowed in The Old Stables.

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