Whatever the occasion – be it a family get-together, wedding, christening or significant birthday – the venue can make all the difference – from the setting to the food to the staff. It’s all got to be right if your party is going to be memorable for all the right reasons…
Hampshire and the New Forest are blessed with great private party venues – and if we can blow our own trumpet for a second, a fair few of them are ours.
Whether you’re hitting the big four-o or tying the knot, here’s what our different venues have to offer:
When it comes to private parties in Hampshire, Bartley Lodge has it all – versatility, character and acres of space.
Our Grade-II listed 18th century country house near Lyndhurst has eight acres of tranquil grounds – perfect for wedding photos or for guests to explore. For weddings, there are plenty of versatile celebration spaces like the Wedgwood Crystal Room, as well as the terraces, rolling lawns and magical woodland beyond.
Bartley Lodge can accommodate a guest list of 150 for a drinks and canapés reception or host smaller get-togethers where food and drink menus can be tailored to suit each occasion. You can even take to the terrace for a barbecue in the sun.
Picturesque grounds Grade II listed Baronial architecture Up to 150 guests
Character and a few characters amongst the staff – Beaulieu Inn is both picturesque and quirky, making it a great location for a special occasion.
This former coaching inn is packed with flexible celebration spaces, and is one of the largest wedding venues in the New Forest. As well as great indoor areas, there’s the beautiful garden and the wild outdoors right on the doorstep for capturing those all-important photo album memories. Big or small, Beaulieu Inn is a great setting for all kinds of get-togethers – from balls to wakes and everything in between. They can accommodate a guest list of 250 for a drinks and canapés reception or, host smaller get-togethers in one of the private dining rooms where fabulous food and drink menus can be created to suit the theme or occasion.
Best of all, the events team are experts when it comes to hosting, and have all the know-how to make the event memorable and seamless. The only hitches will be the wedding variety…
Panoramic views Elegent interiors Quaint gardens Up to 250 guests
Charming, contemporary and eclectic – that’s Burley Manor summed up in three words. Surrounded by rolling countryside and a deer park, it’s minutes away from the picture postcard village of Burley – and makes for a fantastic venue in Hampshire for parties.
The food? Well, under the watchful eye of Executive Head Chef, Thomas Sheppard, the menu reflects his passion for the warm and relaxed lifestyle of the Mediterranean.
When it comes to the venue itself, weddings have a real charm of their own in the beautiful rustic barn – exposed beams, twinkling lights and an outdoor backdrop that’s made for photos. The rustic barn conversions are great for any other kind of celebration too – whether it’s formal or an informal gathering, the specialist team know all the finishing touches and have the experience to make sure it’s all seamless and superb.
Original barn Red deer sanctuary 800-year-old estate Up to 120 guests
A beautiful townhouse in the heart of Lyndhurst, Forest Lodge is hugely popular when it comes to weddings – and with good reason. Not only is it a fabulous contemporary space, but the team there knows what it takes for the big day to go with a swing. The Forest Suite takes some beating – chandeliers, the courtyard garden beyond, it’s the picture-perfect backdrop, whether it’s an intimate affair or full-on sit-down reception for 150 guests.
For other private parties, the rooms can be arranged in a variety of styles to adapt to each event – from a quiet lunch for a few friends right up to lunch or dinner for 150.
Contemporary townhouse Historical charm Intimacy at its chore Up to 120 guests
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