The historic character of this venue means it lends itself nicely to Christmas celebrations. Better still, there are great Christmas packages available, including room hire and a three-course dinner for £85pp +VAT. The in-house caterers, Leafi (which specialises in locally sourced food), will stand for the meal and also offers a dedicated events manager, should that be needed.
Originaly built in 1831, the venue went through a restoration that was completed in June 2018, reinstating it to its former glory. The Georgian landmark offers timeless elegance that adds a sophisticated backdrop to your Christmas Party. Its Palladian façade also makes for a grand impression on arrival.
Our top pick for a large party would have to be the Georgian Assembly Room. With its ornate chandeliers and lustrous gold leaf, it really inserts a festive spirit. If you’re a smaller party, the quirky Courtroom would be our choice. The former Town Hall courtroom is one of the few remaining pre-Victorian courtrooms in the country and is full of charm and character. From its octagonal shape and geometric skylight to its wood-panelled pews and judge’s chair, it forms an edgy backdrop for your party. This could also work well for a pre-dinner drinks reception.
The above are the most prominent rooms for hire, but you could rent out the entire three-storey house for a total takeover for up to 400 people. There’s a gallery and staircase that can be used for drinks receptions. The entrance foyer, for instance, showcases an impressive staircase.