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Best Venues for your Traditional Christmas Party

stapleford park
Stapleford Park

You’ve been working hard all year – what better way to reward yourself than with a plush end of year Christmas Party with all the traditional trimmings! Here is Design Restaurants’ guide to the ultimate in luxury, glittering venues for your festive frolics!

Cliveden House Hotel


Cliveden House

There are few places as elegantly decadent or enchanting for a Christmas celebration or meal. Cliveden is offering their three course Table d’Hote Lunch for £35 Monday to Thursday and £50 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are also a selection of private dining rooms available for hire including The French Dining Room and Waldos ranging from £210 – £900. Accommodation is available at a special rate for those dining during December from £210 including breakfast and use of the Pavilion Spa. For more information or to book contact special events on 01628 668561 or email special.events@clivedenhouse.co.uk.

The Manor House, Castle Combe, Wiltshire

The Manor House

The fairytale exterior of The Manor House really favours Christmas and it’s the same inside. If roaring log fires and lit candelabras are your thing then a festive celebration at this beautiful five star hotel will really impress. The Manor House offers a Yuletide Lunch at £25 for two courses and £30 for three or a Festive Dinner at £60 for a la carte and £74 for the tasting menu. They are also hosting ‘Christmassy Afternoon Teas’ including festive cake selection and mulled wine. The Manor House has an impressive range of private dining options should you want a more exclusive gathering. The Bingham Room with a 40 person capacity at the rear of the hotel has leaded glass windows and chandeliers while The Shakespeare Room with a 30 person capacity offers that all important fireplace! For more information or to book call 01249 784832.

Stapleford Park, Stapleford, Leicester

Stapleford Park

From a fireside dinner for 8 to a themed gathering of 180 people, Stapleford seems to be able to accommodate your every requirement. This glorious English country house hotel and sporting estate is used to entertaining royalty in its past and is perfectly located in the middle of the country to provide an excellent meeting point for your festive party. For up to 50 people Stapleford offers a three course Christmas party menu including half bottle of wine and mulled wine on arrival for £58 including private dining room. For 60 or more people the price goes up to £69.50 and a DJ is included. To make your reservation call 01572 787072 or email sales@stapleford.co.uk.

Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, Bedfordshire

Luton Hoo

Christmas is the perfect time to enjoy the old fashioned charm and lavish decor of Luton Hoo and their Christmas Party nights promise a traditional festive evening in affordable luxury. From £60 per person Sunday and Thursdays and £75 Fridays and Saturdays the evening starts with champagne and ends with dancing after a three course dinner and coffee and mince pies. Tables are arranged for 10 people and a special overnight rate is offered including breakfast of £150. For further information call 01582 734437.

The Grove, Chandlers Cross, Hertfordshire

The Grove
The Grove

The Grove really go in for Christmas in a big way and are theming 2013 as a ‘Victorian Christmas’. This stunning property is known as ‘London’s Country Estate’ and is located just north of Watford, perfectly positioned for a corporate affair. They are offering three party packages available from 15 up to 350 guests. Each package includes a drinks reception with three course Christmas menu, wine and room hire and range form £95 to £125 per person depending on your drink requirements. For more information call 01923 294213 or email events@thegrove.co.uk.

South Lodge Hotel, Horsham, Sussex

South Lodge Hotel
South Lodge Hotel

The luxurious South Lodge is making a name for itself for exquisite dining and its mouthwatering three course festive supper menu will be a total treat for your guests. They are offering a series of dates for Christmas Party nights in a dedicated pavilion which includes a welcome drink, three course dinner and dancing till 1am with their resident DJ. Tables are grouped in 10 or 12’s and the price is £60 per person. If you prefer your function to be exclusive then South Lodge has an array of gorgeous function rooms available for hire. For more information call 01403 891711.

Boisdale of Belgravia, London SW1

Boisdale of Belgravia
Boisdale of Belgravia

If you are hankering a traditional Christmas celebration with all the trimmings of a country estate but just can’t get out of London then we have the answer! Head your party to Boisdale of Belgravia, who are offering traditional lunches throughout December including malt wine, haggis, seasonal game and Christmas pudding. Housed in a Regency town house this lively Scottish restaurant and live Jazz venue has differing menus ranging from £45 up to £75 for their gourmet menu. Private dining is also available. For more information call 020 7730 6922 or email info@boisdale.co.uk.

The best Christmas Card for 2013? A Design Restaurants Card of course! Go to www.designrestaurants.com to join now and enjoy the season by dining in some of the best restaurants in the country – complimentary!

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