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Meet at Bassett

One of Wiltshire's most unique venues

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Kick off your next party, meeting or conference at Ballard's Ash

Our facilities at Ballard's Ash offer a modern and versatile venue available to hire for private parties, celebrations, corporate events or meetings.

Nestled within 25 acres of expertly-maintained sports fields with stunning views and private parking, Ballard's Ash is located just west of Junction 16 of the M4 motorway in Royal Wootton Bassett close to Swindon, with easy access to the South West, South East and Midlands.

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Whatever your event requires

Parties, celebrations or professional meeting spaces - whatever your event requires, our Bookings Team will support you every step of the way.

Venue features

An appealing, modern and airy building, the Ballards Ash clubhouse offers a choice of two reception rooms, including our Main Function Room with a fully-licenced bar which can accommodate up to 150 seated guests. It provides the ideal setting for your event.

With a fully equipped kitchen on-site, and comfortable furnishings throughout, we are able to provide the surroundings and amenities to help make every occasion a success.

We take great pride in the venue's green credentials and commitment to sustainability. One of our standout features is our extensive use of solar panels, harnessing the power of the sun to generate clean and renewable energy.

Discover all the features and optional extras available in each of our flexible spaces.

The important stuff

Opening hours

Ballards Ash will close at 11pm Sunday through to Wednesday; and at midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The bar will close and the playing of music must cease at least 30 minutes prior to the venue closing to enable people to depart.

Special package deals

Package deals are available for the hire of multiple facilities or regular repeat bookings.

For a fast quotation, please contact our Business Development Manager with the details of your event on 07483 115 267, or email

Discounts for RWBRFC members

Favourable discounts are available to members of Royal Wootton Bassett RFC. Please let us know if you are a current member when making a booking.

I just wanted to drop you a note to say how thankful we are for everything you’ve done for us in the run up to our wedding. Everyone commented on how friendly and accommodating your team were and on just how lovely everyone was.
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Meet your hosts

Meet at Bassett is the trading name for Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Football Club, based at Ballards Ash on the Malmesbury Road just outside Royal Wootton Bassett near Swindon.

The rugby club moved to Ballards Ash in September 2013 to serve as a hub for community rugby in the area. But this is not your average rugby club. Each of the Ballards Ash function rooms is air-conditioned with natural light, high ceilings and flexible room layouts which can be tailored to suit the most demanding guests.

Making our modern facilities available for private hire has helped fund the ongoing development of community rugby and ensure the club continues to be commercially viable.


Contact us today to discuss your requirements and reserve your event date.

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