Brathay Hall and driveway

The perfect venue for
your next business event

Brathay Hall offers a fantastic multi-functional option for conferences and business events.

We are based in the beautiful Lake District just 1 mile from Ambleside town centre. Our venue provides guests with ‘Space to Think’, whilst enjoying the tranquility of our large estate. We even have the rare Lakeland facility of plenty of free parking on-site!

What’s more, every pound you spend with us helps the charity support even more children and young people, contributing towards your organisational Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies.

What we offer

  • Stunning Lake District location on the shores of Windermere
  • Flexible meeting room options
  • Executive double, twin and single en-suite accommodation
  • Various catering options, including a private dining experience
  • Optional outdoor activities with our trained staff, e.g. hilltop walking, water-based activities, and high rope challenges.
  • Welcoming bar lounge for evening drinks
  • 1 mile walk, drive or taxi to Ambleside town centre
  • Free on-site parking

Meeting Rooms

Inside the Hall, we have a range of meeting rooms overlooking the lake with excellent facilities including wi-fi, AV equipment, and flexible seating up to a capacity of 60 people.

Outside the Hall we have group spaces that make the most of our beautiful landscape:

  • Purpose-built yurts
  • Outdoor classrooms
  • Large lawn that can fit a marquee or tipi

Lounge & Bar

Our communal lounge offers guests a place to unwind. With comfortable sofas, free wi-fi and a roaring open fire during winter. The lounge also has a fully-licensed bar which we can open for your group in the evenings.


We have comfy double, twin and single rooms in Brathay Hall itself and in attractive Swiss-style lodges scattered around the estate. All rooms are en-suite with beautiful views and surroundings, either overlooking the grounds and lake, within the woods, or towards the fells that sit as a stunning backdrop to picturesque Ambleside.


Our chefs would be pleased to cater your event as a private dining experience in the Hall or in our modern dining room with a view of the grounds and lake. We offer on-site catering with a simple yet delicious menu, all tailored to your needs. Alternatively, Cumbria is renowned for its local food, and there are excellent nearby restaurants in Ambleside and Langdale.

Expert Facilitation and Coaching

Are you looking to expand your business event to include purposeful facilitation or effective team building?

We have 75+ years in people development, providing opportunities and challenge for individuals, teams, groups and leaders to find their inner confidence and unlock their potential. 

We have access to a range of outdoor activities (high ropes course, canoeing/kayaking on Windermere, climbing wall etc.) to help your group think our scenarios in a new environment.

Catch a Glimpse

Get a sense of the space, peace and privacy of Brathay Hall.

Find the space
and inspiration you
need to grow

Hire our facilities for your next corporate event and you’ll not only get to enjoy a wonderful getaway in the heart of the Lake District National Park, you’ll also help fund some of the life-changing youth programmes our charity runs in bleaker, urban communities.

Brathay is 75!

We work with young people, families, employers and employees, to enhance wellbeing and create long-lasting personal change.