Stonyhurst College is an independent co-educational Catholic boarding and day school, occupying a magnificent Grade I listed building in Lancashire. Founded in 1593, it is the oldest Jesuit School in the world and famous for its connections to former pupil Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; author of Sherlock Holmes, and JRR Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings.

Set in the beautiful Ribble Valley, Stonyhurst is home to 700 pupils during term time, but during the school holidays the College plays host to a multitude of residential lettings and events, organised and delivered by Stonyhurst Enterprises. Our repertoire of events range from residential lettings including religious retreats, international language schools and sports & music camps, to events such as festivals, fairs, outdoor theatre productions, dinners and weddings.

At Stonyhurst Enterprises we have over 25 years’ experience hosting external events, and we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard of service from initial enquiry to completion.  Consequently, our percentage of return bookings is extremely high.

Our dedicated Events Co-ordinators ensure every event runs smoothly and that the magnificence of the Grade I listed building is matched only by the level of service we provide.

Our history, character and unique setting make Stonyhurst one of the most impressive venues in the North of England – as well as a wonderful location for films and advertising.

“Stonyhurst is regarded as the ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of Lancashire’s beautiful Ribble Valley”.