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Venue Hire

The Whitaker has spaces available to hire during the day for breakfast meetings, presentations, product launches, private dining and corporate away days.

Flooded with natural daylight and views across the Rossendale Valley, the space is well suited to working closely with colleagues or clients, offering an inspiring space to help fuel new ideas and creative thinking.

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Due to its recent redevelopment the museum now offers traditional and modern spaces including an outdoor courtyard and we are always more than happy to organise guided tours of one of our celebrated galleries.

The museum is also set in its own park which gives delegates the opportunity to breakaway and explore during breaks.


Cancellation policy

The minimum cancellation charge is 30% of the estimated bill. This will increase to 70% if cancelled within 7 days of the event date and 100% if cancelled within 48 hours of the event date.

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.

Please contact us to request a viewing with one of our events organisers.