Conferences and Meetings at West Dean

Whether you are planning an executive meeting for six or a reception for 100 delegates, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation near Chichester offers a unique venue for your business get-togethers. We have multiple meeting and breakout rooms available with full audio equipment and catering facilities. We can tailor-make packages to suit your requirements that will leave your delegates feeling impressed and inspired.

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Old Dining Room

This elegant and impressive room boasts a large Victorian dining table, Dutch floral marquetry chairs and artworks. An ideal space for presentations, meetings and fine dining.

Old Library

The largest of three interconnecting rooms, linked with the Old Dining Room and Music Room. It offers opulent Edwardian décor, book lined walls and a splendid early 18th century tapestry panel. This room is perfect for presentations, meetings and receptions.

Music Room

An intimate yet airy space for meetings and receptions with a fascinating mix of traditional and surreal artwork, much of which comes from Edward James' own collection. The Music Room is at the centre of the three interconnecting rooms.

Estate Boardroom

One of our larger meeting rooms offering multiple layouts, the Estate Boardroom is lined with wooden panels and is light and airy with views of the arboretum. An ideal space to host your delegates for meetings, presentations and conferences.


One of our smaller meeting rooms, the Boudoir offers an intimate space ideal for presentations and meetings. With views of the West Lawn, this room is characterised by its Edwardian décor and furnishings, with a fine collection of eighteen century engravings and watercolours displayed on the walls.

Kings Room

A quiet meeting space, with excellent views over the park and the west lawn. Situated away from the main thoroughfare, but within the historic house, the Kings Room is referenced to Edward 7th who visited and stayed at West Dean, during the early 1900s. Accessed via the Purple Landing, the route includes an exhibition of Edward James, the founder of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

Room capacities

Our meeting and conference rooms can accommodate many layouts depending on your requirements. We have rooms in a variety of sizes with breakout spaces available, ideal for group work and teambuilding activities.

Away day activities

If you are here for a corporate away day, take advantage of our fabulous location and add an activity to your booking. Whether you are looking for an outdoor activity or an experience inside the fully equipped workshops, we offer a range of activities that will be sure to get delegates creative juices flowing. Choose from clay pigeon shooting, house tours, garden tours, ukelele lessons, archery, painting and drawing, and other hands on activities.

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For further information and availability, please contact our dedicated Conference and Events Team on 01243 818258 or

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