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Woldingham school venue hire About Us2021-02-23T10:51:03+00:00


Founded by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in 1842 as the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Woldingham is one of the oldest girls’ schools in the UK. Initially based in Acton, the school later moved to Roehampton and in 1946 moved to our current home at Marden Park. Initially a full boarding school, Woldingham now has just under 600 students and is a well-balanced mix of boarders and day girls.


As one of the top 100 independent schools in the country, we are not only ambitious for our students, we are ambitious for our school.


Woldingham is set within 700 acres of the most beautiful Surrey countryside providing space to explore, space to roam and space to think. The 19th century main building sits alongside purpose-built science labs, humanities and language hubs, studios for art, drama and music, and a 600-seat auditorium.  Not only is our location inspiring, we’re remarkably accessible.


Woldingham’s music and drama facilities are among the best of any school in the UK. We have fantastic indoor and outdoor sports facilities, modern science laboratories, amazing art studios and light and airy classrooms. With such beautiful grounds, staff use our outdoor space as much as possible for teaching and learning.


We take our role as custodians of 700 acres of the most beautiful Surrey countryside and historic buildings extremely seriously. Our in-house grounds team look after our gardens and grounds exceptionally well, supported by our maintenance team who look after our buildings and facilities. The lovely grounds are appreciated by our girls, parents, visitors and staff.


These are a few examples of what our guests say about Marden Park.

Now the dust has settled we just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the Woldingham team- our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be. We’ve had so many kind words since the big day, our guests absolutely loved the venue, the food and the service. You were so supportive throughout the planning and did everything you could for us on the day. As cliche as it sounds it really was the best day of our lives and we’ve made some fantastic memories and we have you to thank.

Mr & Mrs P

From the moment we looked round Woldingham School, we knew it was special and the ideal place in which to have our wedding reception. As practising Catholics, as are so many of our guests, we were blown away by the history and beautiful interior of the mansion.  The staff couldn’t do enough for us in the preparations leading up to the big day and it was always very easy to get in touch with Faye to make any tweaks to our plans and to ask the umpteen questions we had!

The location is spectacular and everyone commented on the beauty of the grounds and the time in which they had to explore them in between eating, drinking and dancing! Many of our guests have said how amazing the food was, especially the trio of lamb. Everyone was so at ease, which is what we wanted on our wedding day. Having the whole mansion, ensured people could move around freely and it was great for both the party animals as well as those who wanted some quiet time in the lounge/bar area.

We cannot speak more highly of Woldingham School and would highly recommend it to our friends as being a wonderful venue for a wedding. 

Thank you to all who made our day complete.

Mr & Mrs R
Thank you to you and Sandra for being absolute stars! Joe and I couldn’t have asked for two better people to organise our day for us. You both went above and beyond and we can’t thank you enough for making our day so special.

Mr & Mrs J

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