Celebrations, Parties, Picnics & Dog Ceremonies
Our magnificent chandelier-lit ballroom really has the wow-factor, and is perfect for celebrations, Christmas parties, special occasions, retirement 'dos', charity events, anniversaries, weddings, proms, dinner and dances, awards nights, hen parties, baby showers, christenings, blessings. You name it, our venue has probably hosted it! In fact the Hotel celebrated its own 80th birthday in 2014.
We can host events for 2 to 170 people, with catering and overnight accommodation prices available. We understand that every event is unique, and will work with you to create the experience that you are after. WiFi and car parking are provided free of charge.
Special Occasion ideas for you
The hotel's team of friendly staff have helped guests to enjoy all manner of events and we look forward to being part of your important occasion. We are also a popular venue for Hen Party afternoon teas and Baby Shower celebrations.
*New for 2018* Dog Friendship Ceremonies
If your dogs are friends for life and are the best of companions, then why not give them a special afternoon and yourselves some extra special memories of your furriest family members?
For £300 we will give you a room to hold a ceremony (you can book a celebrant or could even officiate this yourselves), bow ties for the dogs, a member of staff to use your camera to take photographs if you like, Pawsecco for the dogs and glass of Champagne for the humans, an ink paw print set to 'mark' the occasion, Champagne afternoon tea for the humans and dog ice cream as a super-special treat for the dogs. This price is based on two dogs and four humans, but more of each can be added at a separate price.
Hotel guests and visitors to the hotel can book a secluded spot in the hotel’s natural wildflower meadow, to enjoy a picnic hamper specially prepared by the Head Chef and his team. Ideal for a romantic day out, or simply relaxing to enjoy an outdoor lunch in a picturesque setting.
Picnic hamper treats include potted duck liver parfait, glazed sliced gammon ham, leek and stilton quiche, home-made bread along with locally sourced cheese and chutney and Burts chips. Savoury treats are complemented by homemade cake, scones, clotted cream and preserve, a bottle of water and a flask of tea. A chilled bottle of wine or bubbly can be added on request.
The special Gourmet Picnic costs £48.00 for two people, also available to purchase as a gift voucher.
*Available from May until the end of September, 12noon until 5pm daily.
*Booking essential, 24 hours notice required.