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Join us at The Mowbray for work times, fun times and everything in-between! We're one of Sheffield's leading event spaces - but don't just take our word for it! Here are some of our recent testimonials from Mowbray guests!

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Our experience with The Chimney House & The Mowbray is ALL positive from the beginning to the end! We 100% made one of the best decisions by picking these two venues for our ceremony and wedding reception. Choosing the wedding venue is by far the most important element of the big day and picking one when you live abroad can be even more daunting. This was the case for us living outside of the UK, we chose Sheffield for the location as it is Sam’s hometown and it ensured all of our family could be together, we were also lucky that the most amazing venue we had ever seen, yours, exists in Sheffield!

As soon as we came across you guys online, we knew it was exactly what we would like for our wedding day, aside from the two spectacular buildings and styling which we fell in love with straightaway, we met Lucy and Sally in our first consultations and we knew we made a really good choice here. The care and attention throughout is first class from them and their team, they truly want to create the most amazing wedding day for you. We were also in with a huge winner with The Mowbray kitchen, they are superb world-class chefs and all our guests including the fussiest - complimented the food on the wedding day. We are both into our good food and drink so this was a top priority for us, we chose The Laden table for our day and everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. We have been told by many guests that the apple crumble was the best they had ever tasted, and the meat and fish got lots of praises too! Our wedding cake was also baked by The Mowbray kitchen; it was just beautiful and also very tasty. Our music entertainment was from our own playlist and with the impressive surround sound system available it allowed us to have our personal style and tunes during the meal, and for the dancing party time.

We cannot recommend this venue enough, the kind professionalism and organisation plus the great modern and cultural taste overall allowed us to trust the whole day was going to be relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable, it really was so much fun for us and turned out to be the best day of our lives, and the wedding of our dreams!!!

Can’t thank you enough, we wish we could repeat it all again, but we have our memories forever! Thank you for all your kindness and help. 

Christina and Sam

The Mowbray was a fantastic venue for our school prom. The unusual industrial venue made the experience totally unique and definitely provided our students with an experience that they will never forget!

The food was also of the highest standard that I have ever tasted at a school prom. We can't wait to go back next year!

Brad - St Bernards School Prom

The most beautifully styled venue in Sheffield.


Great night at the summer drinks party last night - beautifully presented espresso martinis and snack plates which were so good they became the talking point of the evening - life needs more salted focaccia with 'avocado ranch'!

Scrumptious Sheffield - Summer Bar

What an evening! Our prom at The Mowbray was easily the best prom we have had in a long time. The venue itself was modern and suited our needs perfectly, while the atmosphere was fun and exciting.

The students were up and dancing within minutes of arriving! The staff were accommodating of our needs with tours for our prom committee, dietary requirements and an amazing cocktail menu for the staff! The grazing table was incredible, a range of high quality burgers, wedges and pies to flatbreads, salads and dips.

It made such a change from other proms, seeing students keen to dig in to the food rather than wasting a 3 course sit down meal. The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by both students and staff, we are already looking forward to next year.

Jade - St Bernard's High School

At Make UK we always look for event spaces with a difference and relevant to our sector – manufacturing. We couldn’t have asked for a better space to host the Sheffield Makers Meet-up event in aid of the Master Cutler Challenge 2019.

A truly magnificent place steeped in manufacturing heritage. The attention to detail is not only found in The Mowbray itself.

The team are outstanding and they couldn’t have done any more to help make our event the success it was. Thank you and we hope to be back.

June - Make UK

The venue was very different but in the best way! The night was not too formal, making it possible for everyone to relax and enjoy their evening.

The food was was delicious and offered a variety of choices to fit everyone's taste. Also the venue was perfect especially for photo opportunities as it as it was beautifully set up

Maisie Vera - Y11 - St Bernards School Prom

I was a bit apprehensive on how the grazing plates would work with us not knowing anyone else but everyone was so friendly and it gave the whole night a great buzz! (Also there was so much food to go round that it never led to the awkward moment on fighting over the last chip)

The food was absolutely superb in its presentation and taste!

Loved that the weather was nice enough to enjoy a drink on the terrace too. We're already booked onto another event and can't wait!

Laura Gardner - Steak Night Supper Club

We had a fantastic time, the food was excellent, not just the steak, but the bread was wondrous and the extra portions of chips were most welcome.

A big thank you to you and your staff, we are already looking into another visit. Keep up the good work, you deserve all the success.

Matt & Jo Spencer - Steak Night Supper Club

Kate and I would just like to say how much we enjoyed ourselves last night. The food was first class and the room and atmosphere just right. It is certainly a good concept you have there and everyone seemed to be having a good time.

Hamish Ogilvie - Steak Night Supper Club

We held an event at the Mowbray for our clients… thank you to all at The Mowbray for making it a special event!

The food, drink and service was first class and a lot of our clients commented on how inspirational the actual building was, especially around the history and its reconstruction. Sally Hubbard gave a short speech about the history of the venue – I would recommend The Mowbray to anyone holding an event here in future.

All in all a fantastic venue. Thank you.

Martin -1825 Financial Planning

Just wanted to say a massive thank-you on behalf of all who attended the away day yesterday.

You and the rest of the Mowbray team did an amazing job, and everyone was thoroughly impressed by both the venue itself, and the amazing hospitality that went with it.
The food was exceptional, I hope that showed with the minimal leftover!

Thank you from all of us.

Rhiannon Ball - CCP

The Mowbray team hosted my 40th birthday recently. I cannot fault anything about the evening. The venue was spectacular, the room setting meticulous, the food perfect (with our various allergies and dietary requirements catered for seamlessly and thoughtfully) and the service very friendly.

The whole evening went beautifully and so many of my family and friends have commented on how wonderful the venue and food was.

I cannot recommend the Mowbray highly enough if you are looking for a very special venue for your upcoming event. I had a truly memorable and special evening, thanks to the team’

Rebecca Fielding

This year the Paediatric Endocrinology Team at Sheffield Children's Hospital held the first National DSD forum at the Mowbray. The delegates were very impressed with the venue and the quality of the food. The staff were very helpful in helping us prepare for this event and were on hand during the day to deal with any requests.

I would recommend the Mowbray as a novel and inspiring Sheffield venue for future meeting.

Sheffield Children's NHS Trust

“Outstanding food....fabulous cocktails....terrific music....great night!”

Barbara MacDougall

“That Amalfi tart was bl**dy delicious!”

Nuala Foster

“Yummy food! Thanks for a lovely supper!”

Anna Steel

“The food was unreal!”

Chloe Jeffcock

“The food was delicious, we had such a lovely night, thank you again!”

Helen Hancock

‘We loved it!”

Grace Leigh 

Italian Canteen - Supper Club

We can’t recommend and thank the team at Mowbray enough! An extra special thanks to Lucy and Lu! We planned our wedding in 10 weeks and they made sure the planning ran smoothly and nothing was too much for them!

We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding, the day ran perfectly, the venue was stunning and the guests said the food was some of the best they have ever eaten (we will certainly be coming back to eat at one of the Supper Clubs) - thank you to the incredible chefs!

On the day all the staff worked non stop to ensure all guests were happy and everything was going as it should.

We wish we could do it all again- thank you from the bottom of our hearts. BEST PARTY EVER!

Felicity & Pete

I attended the Yoga event at the Mowbray in January, I instantly fell in love with the place and knew that it was the perfect venue to celebrate my husband's 40th to host a surprise party. The attention to detail was exquisite and I made the booking that day.

My husband then went to an event at the Mowbray the week before the big surprise, and when I asked him how it was, he said “We must find an excuse to have a party here” I was worried at this point that a detail had slipped but when I saw his face on the night I knew I had pulled it off.

The party was beyond amazing, the ambience, the food and especially the staff and attention our guests received, people were commenting all night about the place. The staff listened to what I wanted and executed it. I feel privileged to be able to say we have had an event here and would not hesitate to recommend or even find another excuse at some point in the future to do it again. In the meantime we will mostly be found at Supper Clubs.

Katy Moss

The meeting on Wednesday night was one of my favourites I have ever organised. The venue is spectacular and worked so well for the small afternoon group of 12 and the larger evening group of almost 50.

I cannot fault the food – so much so that I am determined to bring everyone I know back to sample the cooking at the earliest opportunity.

The main memory that will stick with me, however, is the helpfulness and attentiveness of the staff, which when running a high stress meeting meant I could concentrate on my tasks knowing that everything else would be arranged to the highest standard. It genuinely made it a pleasure to be there knowing that this one will be remembered by my customers for years to come.

Martin - Thea Pharmaceuticals

“Awesome guys. Truly.”

Dave Cooke

“The Mother’s Day roast was amazing! Will definitely go back for future events!”

Anna Lawless

“Everything about it was beautiful. Best roast EVER!”

Sam Beckett

The Mother's Day Roast - Supper Club

I wanted to write to you personally to say a huge thank you from all of us at Porsche Centre Marketing Services. As you know this event was the first for Martine and I as an off-site event. From the moment we walked in through the door we were made to feel so welcome. 

It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on this event. I know that James and Matthew and Jonathan from head office, were super impressed with the event that we created.

You have been nothing but professional from the outset – dealing with the budget and the change of date, mirroring our catering requirements, derigging an entire workspace, looking after our cars and kit overnight, organising stewards and car parking facilities – all so calmly. 

Porsche

The Mowbray was a brilliant venue to host our research centre's Away Day. It was beautifully (what gorgeous flowers!) set up with break out spaces for our attendees, along with plenty of materials and an extensive selection of teas/coffees provided for our discussion. The staff were really helpful and attentive over the course of the event - from planning and the day itself. Everything ran smoothly and according to plan. The highlight was having lunch - the food served was absolutely stunning, our participants are still raving about it! Would definitely recommend The Mowbray, and return for our next event.

The University of Sheffield

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the team at the Mowbray who ensured that we had such a wonderful couple of days this week.

Nothing we asked was too much and we were made to feel right at home while we were with you. The space is stunning, the facilities are fantastic and the food was incredible, but it is really your personalities that make the Mowbray what it is; truly special!

I very much hope we’ll come back and I’m looking for an opportunity to do exactly that!

Tom - Insight

I had been following The Chimney House on Instagram following an event we attended and I had fallen in love with the enchanting corners, soft romantic lighting of the candles, rustic tables and natural decoration. It was simply beautiful. Our family friends got to sit round the most stunning tables sharing the most wonderful food. The food served was out of this world we received so many fantastic reviews from our guests. We had several dietary requirements all which were met with the most amazing taste and textures.
To the chefs who worked so hard, you made our day perfect! The food was such an important part of our wedding and it was more than we could have imagined. Guest have even tried recreating the flavours of sharing table back at home. The quality of food and being sourced locally satisfied our need to support local businesses and showcase what Sheffield has to offer.

The Chimney House is such a special venue and we are so grateful to have celebrate our wedding here. Lucy was exceptionally helpful, her communication was fantastic and we cannot thank her and the staff enough for making our day ‘our day’. Lucy also introduce us to the uber special and industrial Mowbray to accommodate our evening guests.

The Mowbray offered a big space for our 160 evening guests to sit, sing and dance. The quirky industrial vibe continues here at The Mowbray steeped with the history of Sheffield. The Mowbray was stunning and we received wonderful comments from our guests, from the deep green velvet curtains to the beautiful wooden tables. The decoration at The Mowbray was elegant and natural alongside the rustic raw walls, it is a such a stunning place, not like any venue I have seen before. We opted for wholesome and hearty food for our evening guests and had pie and pies, which was delivered again most perfectly by the chefs.

Lucy & Christopher

I had such a great time, it was brilliant. The Mowbray looked stunning, it was perfect and your attention to detail meant that everything ran smoothly. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for all the effort you went to, it was a brilliant party.

Felicity Paling

The Mowbray was everything I wanted in a venue for my shoot. The light was spectacular, and the textures of the building and interior add another dimension to the shots. We were lucky enough to use the terrace which inspired some unexpected photographs. We were, of course, warmly looked after and I felt totally at ease from beginning to end.

Hannah Siobhan Yoga

We booked our 'End Of Year' party at The Mowbray and had the most wonderful time.

The venue is beautiful and the tables were laid out to create the perfect festive feast.  The food was wonderfully presented and tasted delicious.  Lucy and the team had no problems catering for any dietary requirements that we had.

We would definitely come back again for other events we are planning for next year.

Thank you to Lucy and the Mowbray Team for making it a night to remember.

MINDBODY Ltd

I’ve been here today for a work event and the space was brilliant!

Could be used for anything & looks ideal for a birthday/wedding. We had breakfast, lunch and refreshments & they were able to cater for everyone with dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, veggie) would highly recommend!

Vanessa Kirkby-Firth

Sally, Lucy and co effortlessly fed and watered (mainly gin based!) 150+ people all night at our Coda party and in the most beautiful setting!! Thank you so much we will be back!!

Ps had so many positive comments about the night including the burgers

Coda Architects

I just want to say thank you for all that you did. The event was a great success and we had so many compliments on the food. You took care of every intricate detail, the service was fantastic, and the place looked incredible on the night. Thank you, thank you!

AMRC with Boeing

The Mowbray was spot on from start to finish. Which is all the more impressive given it’s a fairly new venue. We’ve held many similar work events over the years and it’s hard to remember a better one, both in terms of the management of logistics and delivery of a truly delightful experience. Everything ran exactly to the schedule we provided, was in exactly the places and times we expected and worked as it should; yet it appeared effortless. The service was impeccable and the food stunning – we’ve had so many gushing compliments from the team. All in a knock out building that felt like home. An absolute triumph.

Jaywing

I'd just like to say a huge, huge thank you for hosting this year's event. It was probably our most successful one yet! The staff, food, decor - absolutely everything was amazing and completely exceeded my expectations. We'd absolutely love to host next year's party at The Mowbray if you'll have us again. It is an absolutely stunning venue and our guests loved it. Thanks so much for all of your help and for helping us to secure our first headline sponsor - it is much, much appreciated

The Better Together Project

The Mowbray is one of those unique venues that just works, with such a feel good vibe from the minute you walk through the door, it’s perfect. The food, the service, the attention to detail provided by the Mowbray team and all the finishing touches made our event feel so unique and special. I can’t thank them enough for helping to create such a wonderful evening.

Sheffield's Children's Hospital

We were looking for a location to shoot the 2018/19 New Balance product range featuring Joe Root the England Test Captain. The theme for the shoot was to put the player and product in locations that elevated cricket out of the grand sporting arenas and back to the everyman. With Joe being a Sheffield local, The Mowbray offered an ideal location for us being in central Sheffield just off Kelham Island. It epitomised a modern urban and industrial theme being an old warehouse that had been redeveloped and repurposed to represent a new generation. The location itself offered a number of different setups from the main hall with a more renovated aesthetic and a roof terrace which gave great additional textures and features. The big grand doors and windows gave us good options for backdrops and allowed plenty of light to flood in, whilst the big curtains, a nice feature in their own right, allowed us to block it out when required! A nice additional find for us was the repurposed tables which were made from old sports hall flooring complete with line markings.

For a sports-based shoot, these were a real bonus for us. Friendly and helpful staff with the onsite kitchen offering catering saved us time and hassle of going out for supplies. All in all a great venue that was value for money and provided everything we needed.

Pro:Direct Cricket

We were fortunate enough to have Bond Bryan's 30th birthday celebration at The Mowbray. The way in which the building has been reworked and restored is amazing and the venue truly is stunning. From the industrial chic of the existing brick walls alongside the beautifully restored original features, to the striking use of lighting throughout the venue, this place is a wonder to behold.>

The staff were truly fantastic and throughout the night they were always very attentive. This added to the already excellent atmosphere created by the venue and as the night went on the staff did not falter in their service and were always there to help keep us refreshed. Later on the venue bought out a delectable spread for us which went down a treat with all of our staff and our guests.

We have since received many compliments from our guests regarding the event and the venue and we would highly recommend this venue as a setting for any corporate parties or events – or even just some after work drinks!

Bond Bryan

We took a visit to the Mowbray for the Yorkshire Feast event after spending a pleasant afternoon preparing the appetite in bars around the Peace Gardens and Leopold Square.

The space is really inviting and welcoming, with the tables arranged socially to get diners mingling.

Hand written place names welcomed us to our table, and the "Feast" began with some amazing quality food, great tastes and combinations and voluminous portions delivered at a relaxed pace by extremely friendly staff

I don't think you could get much better value anywhere else in Sheffield, great food and plentiful portions
The events attract a friendly, diverse crowd of both local people and visitors to this great city

We are already planning a second visit..

Stefano Crappelli

I attended a breakfast showcase at The Mowbray this morning with some colleagues - wow!!!

Tucked away in the middle of the still thriving industries of Kelham Island, the building has been lovingly restored and renovated into what I can only describe as industrial beauty; it was simply stunning, the attention to detail was on point, from the cutlery to the food labels everything worked together beautifully.

A fabulous space which is sure the keep people intrigued and talking if you held an event there; the possibilities of the use of the space are huge, I love the idea of a Christmas feast instead of a bland hotel sit down meal and a disco!

Thanks for my ham and cheese croissant for my breakfast it was immense, so much so I haven’t stopped talking about it

Rachel White

Thank you so much for hosting our two-day staff event this month. So many of our team commented on how beautiful your venue is, and how unbelievably good the food was! We had lots of special dietary requests but you rose to the challenge with an innovative and delicious selection of food, and we felt really spoiled.

We try hard to take our staff events to unusual and interesting locations, and you really delivered. Special touches, like arranging flowers for us, were noticed and valued. The whole team were thoroughly accommodating throughout, helping out with all of our last minute requests and hasty changes of plan.

We had a great couple of days and you really looked after us. Many thanks

FareShare

The Mowbray - it's a 5 star venue - I attended last week for our Business AGM and so impressed of quality of service, the place itself. The venue is spacious and food is amazing, all prepared at the venue and served fresh. Cranberry crumble with fresh cream... heaven:) We have already used the Mowbray twice and will go back again.

The Good Things Foundation

From day one The Mowbray team were so helpful and supportive, the day was perfect and everything went off without a hitch. The place looked amazing and the food was stunning. We loved how The Mowbray represented everything that is great about Sheffield and all out guests (most of whom had traveled from down South) were very impressed with the choice of venue. We could not recommend them highly enough.

Rebecca & Sam

The Mowbray is hands down the coolest place to have a wedding reception in the country. I might be biased because we had our wedding there, but honestly, if you've got a choice, don't pick a venue that's a cut-out from a catalogue, pick one that offers an experience you and your guests will never forget. Everything about The Mowbray is uniquely Sheffield right down to the cutlery, but it's also got this bit of magic that transports you to another world. My wife and I saw this space when it was a building site and chose to go for it, that's how much we back Lucy, Sally and the team. Thank you all so much.

Mark & Luisa

Delicious food, great atmosphere! Can't wait until we are back there!

Alex Hatton

Thank you so much it was a wonderful day, everyone was really blown away by the venue and the food! Happy to provide a testimonial:
We cannot recommend The Mowbray and its staff enough. From the decor to the food, every detail was thought out and delivered beautifully while being so relaxed it really allowed us, as the couple, to simply enjoy the experience.

Mary & Eamon

The All Hallows supper club was incredible. The Menu was perfectly curated and was delicious

James

I attended a networking event at this stunning venue last night, what a fabulous place to meet like minded business people.

I was greeted by such friendly staff and the food is gorgeous.

Attention to detail is aplenty and I absolutely love how the authenticity of the building has been kept in the decor of the building with features sourced locally here in Sheffield.

If you’re looking at a meeting place in the heart of Sheffield don’t hesitate to book!>

Jen Jackson

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