Tennants and The Garden Rooms is a fourth generation family business and offers a truly unique experience.  We welcome groups and parties looking for an inclusive and memorable day out or quick coffee stop.

Full Day Visits

Full day visits can include:

On selected days, watch fine art, antiques and collectables go under the hammer (and even place a bid!)

View the ever-changing exhibitions where rare and beautiful objects and lifetime collections are on public display ahead of sale, some for the first and only time

Stroll through the galleries to see visiting artists and photographers works on show

Relax in the café or restaurant or visit the gift shop

Enjoy a fascinating behind the scenes tour of one of the UK’s top auction houses*

Behind The Scenes Tours

By prior arrangement, these ever popular tours will take you on an educational ‘behind the scenes’ journey of this top UK auction house. On arrival, you will be greeted with a welcome drink and homemade biscuits, before enjoying a fascinating talk, introducing you to the history of Tennants Auctioneers and The Garden Rooms. You will then be taken on a guided walk around our multi-purpose venue, where you can ask plenty of questions and learn all about the inner workings of the largest, privately-owned auction house in Europe. You will have the chance to see a sale being set-up in this busy environment and an opportunity to bring items along for a free valuation from one of our specialists.

Either before or after a delicious relaxing lunch in one of our private rooms, you can freely explore our public spaces for yourself, including a browse in our exclusive gift shop and upcoming exhibition display.

Great Facilities

Each year, more than 250,000 people visit Tennants and The Garden Rooms and we offer a warm welcome with a range of facilities and benefits suitable for parties of all sizes including:

Café serving with seating for up to 90 people

Separate restaurant with seating for up to 70 people

Rooms for private dining available for up to 450 people upon booking

Fully accessible throughout the venue

Toilet facilities throughout with dedicated facilities for larger parties

Extensive, free, on site coach parking

Driver incentives

Find Out More

View our current Talks and Tours here or contact our dedicated events team  to discuss your specific requirements and tailor a suitable programme for your visit.  Telephone on 01969 621146 or email [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Tennants soon!