The Garden Rooms at Tennants is the stunning events venue which forms part of Tennants Auctioneers, Europe’s largest family owned sale rooms in Leyburn, in the heart of Wensleydale.
The Garden Rooms is the perfect venue to celebrate the Festive Season. With a programme of events, workshops and activities, there is something for everyone to see and enjoy this Christmas.
Be inspired for the festive season and soak up the atmosphere with stunning decorations and huge Christmas tree gracing the entrance hall at The Garden Rooms and join us for what we hope will be a wonderful time to relax and enjoy with friends and family.
Start the festive season in style on 1st December with The Magic of Christmas Party – a magical night of fabulous food and the amazing talent of Andy Larmouth, one of the UK’s top magicians followed by late night DJ and dancing.
If you are looking for somewhere relaxed, stylish and affordable serving delicious seasonal food, the child-friendly The Garden Rooms Restaurant and Garden Rooms Café are open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and Afternoon Tea. Menus include vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes, so there is something for everyone. The carefully selected Festive Restaurant lunch menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options so there is something for everyone. Choose from starters such as Pine Cured Salmon, Salsa Verde, Rye Crisp, Pea Shoots and in addition to an amazing traditional Turkey and all the Trimmings, mains include Butternut Squash, Wild Mushroom and Feta Filo Parcel with Textures of Beetroot. Two courses are only £18.50.
For Christmas shoppers The Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December is a renowned annual shopping event, and now covers two floors. More than 70 designers, artists and artisans will be showcasing the very best unique gifts, food, stocking fillers and homeware not to be found on the high street. The Garden Rooms Gift Shop is also a haven for unusual, quirky and stylish gifts and our friendly team will help you source a special gift for a special someone.
Lovers of a good whodunit are in for a treat with our Murder Mystery evening “Murder at the Michaelmas Marriage” on Friday 21st December. Come and join the fun, solve the mystery and enjoy a three course meal.
Of course, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a panto and this year, from 18th December, AJ Productions brings you Cinderella their biggest and most spectacular production ever in this classic rags to riches tale. Cinderella will be transformed into a breathtaking family extravaganza with glittering sets, gorgeous costumes, big song and dance numbers, and some surprises along the way. So join us and book your tickets now for the best panto in town!
Other highlights to enjoy include a free to enter exhibition from 5th to 19th December by Yore Valley Artists, a group of talented Yorkshire artists who work together, producing a diverse range of art in a great variety of styles and media. This November they will present in their selling exhibition at The Garden Rooms a range of works ‘Not just for Christmas…’
We round off our Christmas programme of events with the traditional concert and fireworks by Leyburn Brass Band. A firm favourite in our events calendar and a spectacular festive celebration. Visit our website for more details.
If you are simply looking for a relaxing and interesting place to visit, The Galleries at The Garden Rooms offer a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle. There are nine cabinets over two floors showcasing interesting, rare and unusual items entered in to forthcoming sales at Tennants Auctions, adjacent to The Garden Rooms. Some items and collections are on public view for the first and only time before they return to private hands following the auction.
There is free parking and The Garden Rooms is open seven days.