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Woburn Abbey, Woburn

Woburn Abbey

Woburn
Bedfordshire
MK17 9WA
Tel: +44(0)1525 290666
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Home of the Dukes of Bedford for nearly 400 years, the house is now lived in by the Duke of Bedford and his family. The house contains one of the most important art collections still in private hands. The State Apartments and galleries are hung with paintings by many of the great masters, notably 21 views of Venice by Antonio Canale in the beautiful Venetian Room and in the Long Gallery is the famous Armada portrait of Elizabeth I, by George Gower.

The furniture is mainly 18th century English and French and there are outstanding displays of English, Continental and Oriental porcelain. Also in the crypt can be seen superb examples of silver and silver gilt by renowned Huguenot silversmiths, together with a fine collection of miniatures.

Duchess Anna Maria is credited with the invention of Afternoon Tea as a light meal which was served in the Blue Drawing Room. ‘Afternoon Tea’ is a theme throughout the house where many teapots, tea services and related items are on display.
The beautiful 3,000 acre deer park was landscaped by Humphry Repton in the early part of the 19th century. It contains many lakes and much wildlife, including nine species of deer, the most famous of which is the Milu or Père David; once the Imperial herd of China and they were saved from extinction at Woburn.

The South courtyard is now devoted to the unique Antiques Centre and the Catering Department. The former was established
in 1967 and is probably the largest such centre in the U.K. outside London; most of the shops have genuine old frontages which were rescued over the years from demolition sites throughout Britain and restored and erected to form this attractive and imaginative centre.
The Sculpture Gallery, once used as a greenhouse and orangery was
re-designed to accommodate the 5th Duke’s collection of Sculptures and now, with its special situation overlooking the private gardens, offers
a most elegant and prestigious venue for all manner of functions.

Woburn Abbey, Woburn

Facilities
Historic House, Gardens, Restaurant, Tea Room, Picnic Area, Children, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Dogs on lead allowed in Gardens.

Other facilities in around Woburn Abbey include:-
• Woburn Safari Park
• Woburn Golf Club
• Woburn Abbey Antiques Centre
• Accommodation at the Inn at Woburn

Weddings and Conferences
WEDDINGS IN WOBURN, BEDFORDSHIRE
Whatever your dream - from the simplest ceremony to the most grand and elegant of receptions, Woburn offers the setting, surroundings and service that will make a special day even more memorable. Woburn offers a choice of unique period settings for your civil ceremony or partnerships and a glorious range of options for your reception. These include elegant banqueting rooms, historic, grand and beautiful spaces like the Sculpture Gallery and the excitingly different Safari Lodge. We take great pride in our understanding of different cultural and religious requirements and we're able to offer expert help with planning and catering, as well as a range of contacts for suppliers of flowers, transport, entertainment and other services.

CONFERENCES AND CORPORATE EVENTS IN WOBURN, BEDFORDSHIRE
For some business and corporate events, only the very best will do. Conferences, exhibitions, promotions, team building events, corporate golf days, significant milestones in your Company's history... you'll find the perfect home at Woburn for each of them. Whatever the occasion, you can be assured our venues and our staff will live up to it.

Leisure facilities
Golf, Fishing, Riding, Historic Houses, Museums,

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