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Christening Party Venues For Hire In The New Forest, UK

Christening Party

If you’re looking for a Christening reception venue near you that serves scrumptious plates and refreshments, is set in a beautiful landscape and has unique features, then check, check and check because all of our versatile venues at the New Forest Collection have something wonderful to offer, just stick around to find out…

Wedding reception with beams and flowers
Wedding cake with blackberries

Christening Party Venues

For as long as we can remember, Christenings have been wonderful occasions where family and friends come together to celebrate the church’s welcoming of someone by baptism. The baptism itself serves as the main ceremony but we all know that the after party is the perfect way to wrap up a wonderful day full of laughter, jubilations and plenty of delicious food. So, let us take you through our lovely venues and help you decide where to hold the Christening, but be warned, the choice won’t be an easy one to make. 

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Wedding cake on table

Flexible Christening party venues for hire

Bartley Lodge

Our grand Bartley Lodge is a real eye catcher and does nothing but impress all those who visit the Grade II listed building. For larger parties, the spacious Baronial Hall will be calling your name, or if you’re hosting a more intimate gathering, opt for the effortlessly elegant Orangery or the lovely Georgian room, but no matter where you choose to celebrate, all of which have stunning views overlooking the gardens and also have direct access to a large stone terrace – perfect for utilising its picturesque backdrop. Holding up to 80 guests, a Christening in this venue is sure to be the talk of the town. 

Burley Manor exterior with deers
Wedding reception with beams and flowers

Burley Manor

Burley Manor

Our idyllic Burley Manor is set within an 800-year-old estate and holding up to 80 guests, this versatile Christening venue can cater to smaller or larger parties, it’s the best of both worlds! Burley Manor’s two rustic barns possess exposed wooden beams and a bright and airy interior, lending themselves a dreamy setting – now just imagine the finished look after you’ve touched it up with your decorations, it just gets better and better. If your guest list is a little shorter, you can choose between the historic Drawing room, the Conservatory with stunning views of the neighbouring deer park to keep the kids (and perhaps adults too) entertained, or even the lovely restaurant. 

Exterior of Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge

If you’ve ever wondered what the epitome of effortlessly elegant looks like, the answer is Forest Lodge in the New forest! The Georgian townhouse provides guests with a sense of privacy with its cosy spaces and less formal atmosphere. For smaller gatherings, you may want to consider hosting your party in the relaxed 1820 restaurant and treating your guests to award-winning plates, or take it down a floor into the brick-walled cellar for a cocktail reception (fruit juice for the little ones!). If your invite list is a little on the lengthier side, opt for the Forest Suite with access to the beautiful courtyard garden. With the venue’s historical charm and locally-inspired dishes, up to 70 of your guests can enjoy all that Forest Lodge has to offer (there’s a lot by the way).

Beaulieu Inn exterior
Wedding reception table laid

Beaulieu Inn

Beaulieu Inn

For those who are planning a larger Christening reception, our magical Beaulieu Inn holds up to 120 guests and will provide you and your guests with a wonderful experience through and through. This flexible venue has the ability to be configured into two separate spaces, allowing smaller parties to take advantage of the space, because no one should miss out on what this Inn has to offer. Along with inspiring dishes and refreshing beverages for all the family, this fairytale setting just wouldn’t be complete without majestic ponies and donkeys roaming the grounds – yes you hear that right! With panoramic views of the surrounding greenery, elegant interiors and quaint gardens (with said grazing animals) it’s safe to say that every guest, including the young and the young at heart, will be blown away by the wonders of Beaulieu Inn.

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New Forest dog walk

Stunning New Forest locations

All of our New Forest venues are conveniently located within a 30 minute drive of each other, with Beaulieu Inn located in Brockenhurst, Barley Lodge in Cadnam  and Forest Lodge in Lyndhurst along with Burley Manor in Burley. Thanks to excellent transport links, it will be a breeze for your guests to find us and leave us (once they’ve stayed the night in one of our many delightful hotels, of course). 

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