When the festive season approaches, the word ‘celebration’ is on everyone’s lips, but what is the perfect venue for your Christmas party? We venture through some of the finest venues in Berkshire, to get to the bottom of what they have to offer this holiday season.
High Street, Goring, RG8 9AW • WEB
The Miller of Mansfield’s Christmas celebrations centre around an ethos of fantastic food served in a warm atmosphere. The cosy 18th-century coaching inn is nestled between the wonderful Chiltern Hills and Berkshire downs; you’d be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque setting. The restaurant-pub has vowed to celebrate the holidays with style – book your Christmas party here to ensure an unforgettable event. With traditional festive feasts and parties to suit all budgets, styles and requirements, The Miller of Mansfield is the perfect venue for your seasonal celebrations.
Old Basingstoke Road, Swallowfield, Berkshire, RG7 1PY • WEB
A feast of widely renowned festive food awaits you and your party at The Mill House Hotel. The team at this beautiful Georgian property promises Christmas celebrations ranging from cosy evenings by open log fires to disco party nights. The Hotel can be found amidst stunning landscaped gardens that sit beside the river Loddon in the ancient village of Swallowfield, making for an attractive and memorable backdrop for your Christmas party. Although The Mill House cannot promise a white Christmas, they can promise a delicious banquet and heaps of festive charm.
Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ • WEB
As you approach the vast white exterior of Beaumont Estate, you’re sure to be blown away by its imposing grandeur. This luxury hotel and conference venue is set in 40 acres of landscaped grounds in the Royal Borough of Windsor and makes a stunning venue for a Christmas party. This Christmas Beaumont Estate is hosting private party nights in the magnificent chapel, where the stunning stained glass window provides a unique backdrop for a Christmas party to remember. Groups of up to 160 guests can celebrate late into the night thanks to a built-in bar and chill-out booths. Smaller groups can also celebrate Christmas in style from only £25 per person at one of the popular join-a-party nights.
Oxford Road, Newbury, RG20 8XY • WEB
You’d be hard-pressed to find a Christmas party to beat those at the Hilton Newbury North hotel – think fine dining and quality entertainment to suit any requirement. With a delicious three-course meal, including traditional roast turkey with trimmings and rosemary-roasted potatoes, as well as festive novelties and a resident DJ, you’ll feast to your heart’s content before dancing the night away. Priced at only £35 per adult, with a smart dress code, you’re guaranteed a stylish night that even the company accountant will be happy with. Designated drivers can look forward to free soft drinks all night – everyone’s a winner.
Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UZ • WEB
What do you want for Christmas? If it’s immaculate food, fine wine and a heap of festive cheer, then look no further than The Petersham Hotel. Bring a touch of class to this year’s Christmas party in this four-star venue, which proudly overlooks the River Thames. With a seasonal menu that screams intricacy, your party will be one of great indulgence as you dine on the likes of braised ox cheek or truffle gnocchi, as well as wonderfully inventive puddings like burnt vanilla custard with damson and cinnamon shortbread. Priced at only £39.95 for three courses, The Petersham Hotel has everything you need for a cracking Christmas.
Hartley Wintney, Hook, Hampshire RG27 8AS • WEB
The Elvetham Hotel is bringing the sophistication back to the holiday season. The hotel’s Victorian grandeur and elegant setting provide the perfect atmosphere for a classy Christmas meal or party. Guests will be treated to a seasonal three-course banquet, as well as mince pies, coffee and all the festive fun of crackers and rocket balloons. Fantastic entertainment is a given, thanks to the portrait photographer and party DJ. Full event management means that your guests can relax and focus solely on having a good time. Private rooms that can host gatherings of 30-300 people are available to hire from £65 per person – don’t miss out on this majestic venue.
Church Hill, Hurst, RG10 0SJ • WEB
The 10th-century Castle Inn is known in the village of Hurst for throwing unbeatable functions, and locals can vouch for the fact that it’s the perfect place for your Christmas party. The Castle Inn boasts a mouth-watering Christmas menu including twice-cooked pork belly served with mushroom masala, tarragon sauce and celeriac and mascarpone purée, as well as homely classics like homemade winter-spiced Christmas bread and butter pudding served with brandy custard. If you are seeking a tantalising three-course menu and a warm welcome this Christmas, The Castle Inn is the place to be.
Gladstone Lane, Cold Ash, RG18 9RP • WEB
If you are looking for a cosy venue for your Christmas party, The Spotted Dog in Cold Ash, Berkshire, is a great choice. The three-course menu is offered at the fantastic price of just £24.95; you can look forward to mains of succulent turkey, beef or polenta, and desserts like a traditional Christmas pudding to warm you up, all with lashings of festive cheer.