Oakley Hall is a luxurious Georgian manor house hotel in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, just a short drive from the village of Steventon where Jane Austen once lived. Dating back to 1795, the building boasts stunning original features like a red brick façade, and in conjunction with a recent renovation, it is now one of the most sought-after venues in Hampshire for all kinds of events ranging from lavish gala dinners to intimate private meals.
There are several spaces within Oakley Hall suitable for hosting private dinners, with capacities varying from 20 to 350 guests. Each room is ornately decorated, has plenty of natural light, and offers views over the surrounding manicured grounds, so you can’t go wrong with whatever space you choose. The seating can also be configured according to your event style, whether you’d like a long oval table or a round ballroom layout.
Within the manor, the largest space is the Garden Suite which can accommodate up to 120 guests. While more intimate parties of up to 40 might opt for the Library, a beautiful room featuring a Georgian fireplace, crystal chandelier and rows of mahogany bookshelves.
Oakley Hall houses an AA Rosette award winning restaurant, so you can rest assured that your meal is in good hands. The private dining menu offers a choice of three courses and is focused around contemporary British cuisine, elevated with fresh, local produce and a keen eye for presentation. Kick off your meal with some canapes and Champagne, before tucking into dishes like a smoked haddock fishcake with chive butter sauce, and ham hock terrine with pickled vegetables and dressed watercress. Desserts are kept traditional with sticky toffee pudding, crème brulee and a local cheese selection. There are plenty of dietary friendly choices too.