Room Hire

Hospitality with History in the heart of Barnard Castle

Located right in the centre of Barnard Castle, the Witham is the perfect venue for your next event.  With flexible indoor and outdoor space for 2 to 250 people our building can host a huge range of meetings, celebrations and events.   To discuss your next event, contact us on [email protected] or call 01833 631107

The Witham is also a charity and your event will directly support our Community Arts Centre.

Please click on the photographs below if you would like to see a more detailed specification for each room.

The Witham Room

This early-Victorian room with high ceilings and lots of natural light overlooks the town. It is a great space for an all-day meeting, a fitness workshop, an intimate wedding lunch, christening party or funeral tea.


You can hire the gallery to exhibit your work, or – depending on the exhibition schedule – you could seek to use it as a sophisticated space in which to entertain your clients once the public has gone home.

The County Room

This flexible and airy room is ideal for meetings, lectures or creative workshops (complete with discretely-positioned sink!).

Victorian Music Hall

This spacious heritage room can be set up in a variety of different ways. From an indoor market during the day to a lively ceilidh for a hundred or more the same evening, the room can be styled to meet your needs.

The Garden and Terrace

Our beautifully kept walled garden, complete with a Shepherdess Hut, can be hired as an add-on to a room booking.

Café Bar

Depending on the time of day and the event programme, you can also hire the café bar for your exclusive use.

Please email us on [email protected] to enquire or book a room.