History plays its part at this 900-year-old Oxfordshire manor but, as a venue, The Manor at Weston-on-the-Green isn’t bound by its past. The five different spaces on offer are manned by a forward-thinking events team. Stand-out backdrops include the historic Tudor room and the 11th-century Baron’s Hall & Minstrel’s Gallery, which has oak-panelled walls. High ceilings in the Osborn Suite make it an atmospheric space for a cocktail party, while parties around the pool – barbecue included – can be arranged during the summer. Over 12 acres of landscaped gardens, where a marquee for up to 350 guests can be erected, are also available to hire for events.