Celebrations at Ampleforth

Located on the Ampleforth Abbey estate, The Windmill is an ideal location for a small function, event or family gathering.

The interior is beautifully furnished in Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson wood panelling with matching bar and furniture.  The main room will comfortably accommodate 100 people for a sit down meal, more for a standing reception. In the summer months the wooden decking can be used as further space for guests or alternatively a marquee can be erected in the garden. The Windmill offers beautiful views of the valley and is a wonderful spot for watching the sun go down. During the colder months, the central fireplace can be lit giving the whole venue a cosy and warm atmosphere.


The Windmill is perfect for your child's special day. Capture the moment with some superb backdrops of the Abbey or the Ampleforth estate. There is a large garden to the rear of the house which is completely enclosed and ideal for children to play outdoors.

Birthday Parties

Whatever the age, parties are welcome in The Windmill. Whether you prefer a quiet afternoon tea party or something a bit livelier in the evening, we can provide a flexible venue to suit your needs.


We can offer a catering service to meet your needs and budget. Alternatively, if you wish to provide your own caterers this can be arranged.

For further details and to discuss your requirements, please call the lettings team on 01439 766079 or email lettings@ampleforth.org.uk.