Located on the Warwickshire and Worcestershire border, in the heart of Shakespeare's England, Ragley Hall is the family home of the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford, a stately home dating back to 1680. Event spaces include the Great hall, hosting 150 for banquets or 220 theatre-style or the Red Saloon for smaller gatherings, seating 50 for banquets or 80 theatre-style.
Where Ragley, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ
Contact 01789 762 090
Keats House in Hampstead, London, the former home of the Romantic poet John Keats, is now a museum and literary centre. The opulent Chester Room was added on to Keats House in the 1830s by the actress Eliza Chester as a space for entertaining, a function that it continues to serve today. The room can accommodate up to 42 people for performances, presentations and or receptions. The Nightingale Room can hold up to 100 people for private functions, performances, meetings or classes.
Where 10 Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR
Contact 020 7332 3868
Steeped in history and once the home of royalty, Hedsor House, where television series Downton Abby was filmed, has a range of spaces for events. There are eight meeting rooms with natural daylight and far-reaching views. The air-conditioned Ballroom can seat 140 or 180 theatre-style and has French doors opening onto the gardens. The galleried Grand Hall can host private dinners for up to 140 people while cocktail parties for up to 400 can be staged, with the grounds providing a setting for marquees.
Where Hedsor Park, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0HX
Contact 01628 819 050
One of Scotland's finest stately homes, Hopetoun House on the outskirts of Edinburgh features an impressive library and offers a range of spaces for events, including the State Apartments within the main house, suited to an intimate dinner for up to 50 guests. They were originally designed and still used for aristocratic entertaining. The venue also offers a Scottish Gala Evening experience, suited to up to 250, where guests enjoy champagne in front of a roaring log fire, explore the grand interiors of the State Apartments and then dine under crystal chandeliers in the Adam Ballroom.
Where Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SL
Contact 0131 331 2451
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