Special Celebrations at Swinton Park

Special Celebrations

Swinton Park has a long history as a private party venue, with aristocratic gatherings of all kinds held at the castle throughout its illustrious past. This heritage continues today, as the hotel plays host to a wide variety of special celebrations for family gatherings, significant birthdays, anniversaries and reunions.

Listed below are our ideas for distinctive celebrations at Swinton Park. These range from an exclusive use house party taking over the entire castle, to drinks parties, private dining and banquets, as well as less formal gatherings such as afternoon tea parties or an alfresco summer barbecues at our charming restored Deerhouse, overlooking the castle and lake.

We propose the following primarily as a starting point for discussion, as we are happy to create a bespoke event to suit your specific occasion. To discuss your requirements further, please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com.

 
Special Celebrations

Special Celebrations
For very special celebrations, what could be better than your own house party, with the castle and grounds reserved for your exclusive use?

Alfresco Parties at the Deerhouse

Deerhouse Alfresco Parties
A charming, restored Deerhouse overlooking the castle and lake, is the perfect setting for relaxed alfresco celebrations during the summer months.

 
Drinks Party

Drinks Party
The elegant reception rooms at Swinton Park provide the ideal backdrop for sophisticated drinks parties of up to 80 guests.

Private Lunch and Dinner Parties

Private Lunch and Dinner Parties
An intimate lunch or dinner party with fine wines and gourmet cuisine is the ultimate in luxury.

Foodie Entertainment

Foodie Entertainment
For something a little different, we can arrange a foodie event in our cookery school with a Michelin-trained chef.

Afternoon Tea Parties

Afternoon Tea Parties
Afternoon tea is a lovely alternative for a special celebration.

Special Celebrations

Special Celebrations

For very special celebrations, what could be better than your own private house party with the castle and grounds reserved for your exclusive use? We can of course create an event to your personal specifications, but suggest the following as a starting point for discussion:

Arrive and check into your room during the afternoon, with plenty of time to relax and explore the grounds. After dressing for dinner, the party will then assemble for a pre-dinner cocktail, before going through to Samuel’s restaurant, the former dining room of the house, for a sumptuous five course banquet including a half bottle of wine per person. After a good night’s sleep, enjoy a leisurely breakfast either in either the restaurant or your own room.

Additional Options:

You may wish to add afternoon tea on arrival; canapés before dinner and music, dancing or fireworks as part of the event. Pre-dinner drinks, dinner menus and wines can also be upgraded to include your personal preferences. We can also help with arrangements for celebration cakes, special floral arrangements, personalised decorations and entertainment. Additional activities such as spa treatments, a falconry display or wine tasting can also be included before or after the party.

For further details of any of the above, please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com to discuss your ideas.

Deerhouse Alfresco Parties

Alfresco Parties at the Deerhouse

A charming, restored Deerhouse in the parkland overlooking the castle and lake, is the perfect setting for relaxed, alfresco celebrations during the summer months, with a gourmet barbecue menu served buffet style. The Deerhouse seats 30 guests, dining at one long table, with an additional bar area providing informal seating for aperitifs and after-dinner coffee. Larger parties can be catered for in adjacent party tents. Pre-dinner canapés, music, dancing and fireworks can also be arranged as part of the event.

Two course barbecue lunch or dinner from £28.50 per person, plus private hire charge.

For further details, please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com.

Drinks Party

Drinks Party

The elegant reception rooms at Swinton Park provide the ideal backdrop for sophisticated drinks parties of up to 80 guests. We have a selection of beautiful spaces available, to suit the size of your group. Drinks and canapés can be arranged to your specifications, together with music or entertainment, as required. For something a bit different, why not have a Sushi Bar as an alternative to canapés (minimum numbers will apply), or a cocktail bar with professional mixologist?

For further details please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com to discuss your ideas.

Private Lunch and Dinner Parties

Private Lunch and Dinner Parties

An intimate lunch or dinner party with fine wines and gourmet cuisine is the ultimate in luxury. Our Private Dining Room adjacent to Samuel’s restaurant seats up to 24 guests. Simon Crannage, Head Chef of Samuel’s Restaurant, is happy to propose a seasonal menu or create a menu to suit the occasion, together with wine recommendations to suit all budgets. Larger parties of up to 100 can be accommodated in Samuel’s Restaurant or The Library (for which a room hire charge will apply).

Lunch from £25.95 per person, dinner from £50 per person. Children’s menu also available.

Please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com for further details and reservations.

Foodie Entertainment

Foodie Entertainment

For something a little different, we can arrange a foodie event in our cookery school with a Michelin-trained chef. Cookery School Director Stephen Bulmer has worked with top chefs at Michelin restaurants all over the world and ran the Raymond Blanc Cookery school at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. An engaging personality as well as a top chef, Steve will entertain you as he cooks with professional tips and anecdotes from his career.

Private Chef’s Table Lunch and Dinner

The Chef’s Table is an occasion of culinary theatre – limited to just 12 guests. Watch Cookery School chef director Stephen Bulmer prepare a gourmet menu in front of you, to be served at the demonstration table in the stylish but relaxed surroundings of the cookery school. Menus can be based on a cookery theme of your choice such as French, Italian, Modern British or Thai.

What is unique about the Chef’s Table at Swinton Park is that Steve cooks just for the guests at the demonstration table, without the usual distractions found in a commercial kitchen. Guests at the table have his undivided attention and are able to converse freely with him throughout the evening, going home full of new tips and ideas.

Chef’s Tables from £55 per person. Wine flights to accompany the menu from £28.50 per person.

Private Cookery Demonstration

Relax with a cup of tea or an aperitif and enjoy watching a master chef at work, as Cookery School Director Stephen Bulmer demonstrates one of his signature dishes. Guests can get involved with some of the cooking if they wish and everyone can taste the finished dish.

Demonstrations from £30 per person (60 minutes)

Please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com for further details and reservations.

Afternoon Tea Parties

Afternoon Tea Parties

Afternoon tea is a lovely alternative for a special celebration, particularly for family events like christenings when guests cover a wide range of ages. Everyone loves sandwiches, scones and cakes! Champagne can also be added to your menu, to give your party that special celebratory sparkle. Parties of 8 to 60 guests will be seated in a private room, for which a room hire charge will apply.

Cream Tea from £9.50 per person, Full Afternoon Tea from £21 per person

For further details please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com to discuss your ideas.

Please call our Events Co-Ordinator on 01765 680971 or email events@swintonpark.com for further details and reservations.

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