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You might have expected such a resplendent historic venue as ours to represent the finest in gentility, and that is rarely a truer characterisation of the atmosphere here at Shendish Manor than during our Traditional Afternoon Teas, which have become something of a legend among our regular special events.
If you have never before attended a Traditional Afternoon Tea with us before, they’re very much what they sound like: gentle occasions to enjoy with your family, friends or loved ones, tucking into a selection of finger sandwiches and assorted other menu items and desserts. They’re great occasions on which to get together, have fun and generally chat the afternoon away.
Well, we’re delighted to announce that our ever-popular Traditional Afternoon Teas aren’t going anywhere this Christmas! In fact, they’re being given something of a seasonal twist, as we explain in greater detail below.
A proper festive afternoon tea, done the Shendish Manor way
Available on any weekday between 12:30pm and 5:00pm and any weekend between 1:00pm and 5:00pm right through the festive period, a Christmas Afternoon Tea with us combines dainty finger sandwiches with freshly made scones, afternoon cakes and mince pies, for the ultimate Yuletide feeling.
All of the above can be booked for a mere £18.95, with Christmas Tipples also available at an additional charge. However, we would advise you to book quickly if you fancy joining us, as we expect all of the events in our packed Christmas programme this year to be subject to huge demand.
Alternatively, you may be interested in the Festive Afternoon Tea with Local Choir that we have planned for Sunday 10th December. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy all of the things that make our Traditional Afternoon Teas wonderful, tucking into the buffet to a soundtrack of some of the area’s fabulous singing talents.
The price for the aforementioned event also represents excellent value, at £19.95 for adults and £9.95 for children aged between three and 12 years. It really does promise to be an exceedingly memorable occasion in all of the finest ways.
There’s only one place to spend Christmas this year
How could you possibly see out 2017 anywhere other than the splendid Shendish Manor? Simply download our Christmas programme now to discover more about the special events we have lined up throughout the festive period, and which may represent the perfect way for you to celebrate Yuletide in Hertfordshire, whether you are coming to visit us from near or afar.
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Since the conversion of our historic country house into a hotel in the 1990s, it’s fair to say that we’ve had a bit of a ‘thing’ about Christmas. After all, you would struggle to find a more resplendent venue anywhere in Hertfordshire in which to celebrate it than Shendish Manor, with its Victorian main building but also much longer history, going as far back as the 13th century.
We’re sure that right now, though, you’re much more interested in the future than in the past, especially if you’re seeking the perfect festive season lunch offers that will enable you to enjoy both Yuletide and the New Year in style.
You’ll find more information about all of them in our Christmas brochure that we have just released – but what are some of the highlights of this season’s packed events calendar?
The perfect dining experience to end 2017
How has 2017 been for you? Has it been a year in which so many of your personal and professional dreams have come true, or are you already looking towards 2018 in the hope of better things? Regardless of your answer to such questions, you couldn’t end the year in a finer manner than by taking advantage of Shendish Manor’s many great festive season lunch offers.
Our Orangery restaurant has always had plenty of admirers, for instance, and when you purchase our Festive Lunch in the Orangery deal for any weekday throughout December, you’ll be able to revel in a delightful three-course menu with coffee and mints, in addition to traditional party novelties.
Or, if you have space in your calendar on Sunday 17th December, Shendish Manor is surely the place you need to be, given the Festive Sunday Lunch that we have planned, and which will again present you with a delicious three-course menu complemented by coffee and mints.
Amazing deals that just keep on coming
That’s not all, as we also continue to offer well-priced and exquisite lunches and dinners throughout the Christmas and New Year period. They include our Christmas Celebration Nights that are just the ones you need to know about if you wish to follow up your three-course dinner by partying the night away with our first-class disco. Various dates are available from late November and throughout December, sold on a ‘first come first served’ basis, so we would advise you to act fast to avoid disappointment.
Alternatively, you may simply decide to book the ‘big one’ – our Christmas Day Luncheon, where you will benefit from a magnificent lunch prepared by our dedicated team of chefs. A glass of Champagne will be provided on arrival, and with Santa having stopped by the previous night to drop off the children’s gifts, it promises to be a wonderful night for the entire family.
Even after all of that, we’ve got a Boxing Day lunch, New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and New Year’s Eve Dine and Disco lined up for you all. We really do believe in treating you throughout the festive season here at Shendish Manor.
Could you possibly need any more of an excuse to download our informative Christmas season brochure to discover our wealth of festive season lunch offers for 2017?
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The wonderfully green county of Hertfordshire in southern England makes for a magical place to explore at any time of year, but of all of the times of year to actually stay overnight here, Christmas Day may be the best. We can’t guarantee a white Christmas here at Shendish Manor, but what we can guarantee is the considerable joy that has always been associated with our annual Yuletide events.
Yes, we have just published our Christmas brochure for 2017, and this year’s calendar of lunches, afternoon teas and parties is as packed as ever. What we wish to talk to you about in today’s blog post, however, is what promises to be the finest Christmas Day Lunch in Hertfordshire this season.What will make this year’s Christmas Day Luncheon so special?
We really have considered every detail this season in devising a Christmas Day Luncheon that you, your family and your friends will remember for many years to come, for all of the right reasons.
Central to the occasion will, of course, be the delightful cuisine that will be carefully and attentively prepared and served by our dedicated team of chefs. Following the glass of Champagne that you will be served on arrival, you will be able to take your pick from a menu including – for starters – the likes of cream of butterbean soup, smoked salmon and brown shrimp roulade.
Options for your mains, meanwhile, will encompass roasted Norfolk turkey breast, oven baked lamb rump, baked tomato galette and pan fried seabass fillet. As for your dessert... well, how does a traditional Christmas pudding, tangy lemon tart, chocolate truffle torte or a selection of British cheeses sound? There are also, naturally, the obligatory coffee and mince pies.
It all adds up to make a Christmas Day Lunch in Hertfordshire that we are extremely excited about. Plus, with Santa dropping by the night before to drop off gifts for the children, it’s an occasion that represents astounding value at £89 for adults and £45 for children aged between three and 12.
Discover our complete assortment of Christmas events today
As you will soon see when you download our Christmas brochure, our Christmas Day Luncheon is just one small part of the hectic events calendar that we’ve got lined up for this season here at Shendish Manor.
So have a look, take your pick from
the host of activities we have arranged for right through Christmas and the New
Year, and get in touch with us to secure places for you, your family and your
friends before we’re fully booked for
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There is a wide array of private events for which our Victorian building and grounds can provide a beautiful and functional setting. These include birthday parties, baby showers and festive get-togethers – and with all such events, Shendish Manor can be a powerful draw for golf enthusiasts.
A very fine golf course available to members, residents and visitors
The event that you are planning might not necessarily have golf at the forefront. There could be little scope for injecting a strong golfing flavour into – to cite two examples – birthday or Christmas parties for which you are putting together guest lists consisting of a wide range of people.
However, once an event of yours does get underway at our private functions venue in Hertfordshire, you can benefit from having an awesome 5,660-yard golf course at close hand. This par 70 course meets USPGA standard and is available to a broad range of our visitors.
To be more specific, you don't strictly need to have arranged an overnight stay at our hotel before you can set foot on this wonderful course, as it is also accessible to ‘pay and play’ visitors, as well as members, corporate clients and visiting golf societies.
You don't need to be a thoroughly experienced or skilful golfer, either. One member of our staff here at Shendish Manor is a PGA Professional who can help you become more adept at golf by providing both one-to-one and group lessons. You could soon be unleashing your inner Jack Nicklaus on our course…
A Shendish Manor stay is about much more than just golf
It could be this golf course that initially attracts you to booking our private functions venue in Hertfordshire. All the same, however, you could be easily enticed by our other amenities, such as the Orangery restaurant at which you can tuck into succulent food incorporating local ingredients.
You could also fall in love with the 160-acre rural space, including formal gardens and parkland, surrounding our beautiful manor house.
We warmly invite you to get in touch with the professional and friendly staff here at Shendish Manor. They can consider your most specialised needs before booking a space that meets them – whether or not you have a spot of golf planned for your time with us.
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The serious and earnest task of holding a charity event that does justice to your charity's values and goals can weigh heavily on your mind when you are comparing your options for charity venue hire in the UK.
It may seem to you that no venue quite measures up - so we thought we'd suggest just three more reasons why making Shendish Manor your choice makes so much sense.
1. We're experienced
A charity event, of all of the events that you could possibly hold, needs to go right - from start to finish. You won't want any embarrassing hitches to distract you and your attendees from the charitable activities that should be your big focus throughout the event.
That's why it's lucky that we are so seasoned in overseeing all manner of events here at Shendish Manor, ranging from traditional afternoon teas and hen parties to weddings and celebrations of life. What's more, we have an exceptional track record in them all.
2. We offer the perfect combination of new and old
Yes, Shendish Manor's architecture and grounds may exude Victorian charm and splendour, but you shouldn't be deceived into thinking that means you'll be getting only a decrepit and out-of-date place to host your charity event.
Indeed, quite the opposite is the case. Our Apsley Suite may be a perfect demonstration of this - it's an air-conditioned space that has all of the contemporary comforts and amenities you'd expect, including a kitchen space. However, its elegant decor and sparkling chandeliers also serve as a reminder that you are holding your event in an atmospheric heritage property.
3. We give you some brilliant dining options
At some point before, during or after your charity event, you might want to give your guests the benefit of a hearty dinner, over which to chat with others about the event and what's next for your charity. Of course, it's also a great way to say 'thank you' to your attendees for helping to make your charity event successful.
Sure enough, here at Shendish Manor, we can arrange exclusive private dining in one of our gorgeous banqueting suites. Bear in mind that we can cater to specialised dietary requirements, not least by providing vegetarian options.
While there will doubtless be many other factors dictating which choice you make for your charity venue hire in the UK, here at Shendish Manor, we are confident that our venue is one of the best all-round options in Hertfordshire.Contact our team now to discuss your needs for your next charity event and book one of our in-demand suites.
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We could say a lot about the wonders
of Shendish Manor for birthday party hall hire in
indeed, we long have on this blog, citing our pleasant and well-appointed
suites as the perfect spots in which to while away hours of celebrations in the
company of your family and friends.
But the pleasures of holding a birthday party at our venue aren’t restricted to the suites themselves, or even the ease with which you can reach us via road or rail. That’s because, as the complete Hertfordshire county house hotel, we also offer many other activities and attractions of which those choosing us as their birthday party venue may take advantage.
Fancy teeing off?
Hertfordshire is such a green and beautiful part of England that it should hardly be a surprise it is also such a hotspot for golfing – and there’s a very fine 5660 yard, par 70 course available right here at Shendish Manor, not just during the summer but right through the year.
You don’t need to be staying over at our hotel to be able to tee off on our USPGA-standard course, as we welcome ‘pay and play’ visitors. It doesn’t even matter whether you are a seasoned golfer or a curious novice, as we also have a PGA professional who can provide one-to-one or group lessons.
Enjoy fine dining
Even if you don’t specify any private dining as part of your birthday party with us, we can still provide you with a first-class gastronomic experience at our Orangery restaurant, where we produce mouth-watering cuisine made from fresh and often locally sourced ingredients.
Or maybe you could look further afield...
While our home county is tranquil, it is by no means ‘in the middle of nowhere’. That much is evident with one glance at the list of hugely popular tourist attractions that Hertfordshire is fortunate enough to boast, with many of them just a short drive away from us.
A mere five miles from Shendish Manor, for instance, is the Warner Bros. Studio Tour that is a must-visit for Harry Potter fans. You’re even just a 30-minute train ride away from central London, so why not combine visits to such sights as Tate Modern and the Tower of London during the day with a memorable birthday party at our hotel come the evening?
As you can see, we’re all about giving you the finest of local hospitality here at Shendish Manor! Get in touch with the booking team now to learn more about the many advantages of making us your choice for birthday party hall hire in Hertfordshire.
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When you are planning a hold a special event of some kind such as a birthday party, graduation party or baby shower, but find that you are unable to accommodate all of the expected guests in your home, you will need to consider hiring a separate private functions venue.
There are many such venues out there, and amid all of the other obvious factors – such as whether the suite you are considering has enough space, and what other amenities are immediately available – you might wonder just how important it is for your chosen venue to be based nearby.
‘Local’ can be a very relative term...
Of course, there is a big issue with the term ‘local’ – just how local is ‘local’? If you are a London resident, for example, you might initially intend to hire somewhere in the city. However, it may be difficult for some of your guests to get to your chosen venue in time, and the setting may not lend itself to a more low-key, intimate or relaxing event.
This is where our own private functions venue in Hertfordshire truly comes into its own. The country house of Shendish Manor in Apsley has no shortage of history, boasting impressive Victorian architecture that is sure to delight your guests. Our suites, too, are spacious and well-equipped, and we are surrounded by 160 acres of breathtaking Hertfordshire parkland and gardens.
You can probably begin to appreciate why so many people – even based far afield from Shendish Manor – choose our venue in this enchantingly green, rural and tranquil part of England. We are in close proximity to all manner of attractions that you and your guests may wish to visit while here, such as Berkhamsted Castle and Hatfield House, and our comfortable and stylish rooms even give your guests the perfect place to stay overnight, should they wish to do so.
Above all else, though, we are so much easier to reach than you might imagine us to be! We are only 30 minutes away by train from Central London, for example, and any of your guests who are visiting from Watford or Hemel Hempstead will be less than 10 minutes away by car.
Find out whether we could be your perfect private functions venue in Hertfordshire
Whatever the private function you may intend to hold with us, we’re confident that we will be able to accommodate all of your pressing needs – and guests!
Just get in touch with us today to learn more about our facilities and to book our splendid and surprisingly affordable venue in this especially beautiful part of the UK.
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Here at Shendish Manor, we’ve long known a thing or two about hosting special events. Since our historic property became a hotel and conference centre in the mid-1990s, we’ve steadily grown a stellar reputation across Hertfordshire for organising and holding wedding receptions, hen parties, graduation and prom celebrations, baby showers and other, similar events.
If there is an explanation as to why we have achieved consistent success and acclaim across all of those categories of event, it is because our team is supremely adaptable and experienced in overseeing such events and helping to ensure they run like clockwork.
It’s a similar situation when people approach us searching for charity venue hire in the UK. But your event isn’t just about your own convenience – it’s also about your guests, and below are just some reasons why people love to come to charity events held under our roof.
We provide the perfect backdrop
Yes, when you are holding a charity event, you won’t want your chosen venue to overshadow the very important work that your charity does. However, you will also desire a venue that reflects well on you and your charity.
This is what you can expect when you choose Shendish Manor, thanks to our gorgeous and well-equipped suites, pleasant surrounding countryside and the all-round Victorian splendour of our building that has enjoyed such a distinctive history under a succession of owners.
It’s easy to reach us
As mundane a factor as it may seem to discuss, the fact remains that your charity event attendees will appreciate a venue that is not so awkwardly located that they spend hours stuck in traffic both on the way there and while they are travelling back home.Despite the 160 acres of parkland and formal gardens surrounding Shendish Manor, we are by no means in the middle of nowhere. You can get here from Central London in about 30 minutes by train, and if you have any guests living in Watford or Hemel Hempstead, they’ll have an even more relaxing journey, as we are a less than 10-minute drive away from both towns.
Every other conceivable perk is available to visitors
Are you trying to decide between charity event venues that are known for their fine dining, or perhaps for having a great golf course that guests can try out, or even comfortable hotel rooms should they wish to stay overnight after the event is over?
When you choose Shendish Manor for your next charity event, you don’t need to compromise. We can offer all of the above and more, making us truly one of the best all-round options for charity venue hire in the UK.
Get in touch with our receptive and accommodating team now, and you can learn more about our hire prices and why we really are so adored by those both organising and attending all manner of special events from far afield.
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Organising a private event such as a wedding, birthday party or charity dinner can be a stress-inducing task even in the best of circumstances. That’s why it helps to establish exactly what you need to look out for, from the earliest stages of your search.
Here are just five things to bear in mind when seeking out the ideal private functions venue in Hertfordshire.
1. A great location
Location matters for two obvious reasons: firstly, a visually pleasing setting could do so much to make the right impression on your attendees. Secondly, it helps for a venue to be well-placed for those travelling in from many different locations. Shendish Manor, for instance, is a mere 30-minute train ride away from central London.
2. Suitable event spaces
Any venue that you choose should have suites or spaces capable of accommodating everyone on your guest list in comfort, while also offering all manner of other benefits. Is your chosen suite air conditioned, for example? Is it a visually interesting space, perhaps because of historical or other distinctive features or fittings? Does it have its own lounge area and bar?
3. Good dining options
Sooner or later, those visiting your chosen private functions venue in Hertfordshire are going to get hungry – at which point, it helps to be able to give them the benefit of succulent cuisine in a pleasant setting. Shendish Manor, for instance, can provide the fine dining experience that perfectly matches any size or type of private event, with our delicious food being personally prepared by our Executive Chef and his team to meet your most specific needs.
4. A strong track record
With so many venues now offering to hold special events even if they have little or no track record in doing so, it really does help to look for a proven venue. Here at Shendish Manor, we hold a variety of special events throughout the year, including the likes of hen parties, traditional afternoon teas, graduations, prom celebrations and baby showers, and are well-regarded in our community and beyond.
5. All of the other extras you might need
There are all manner of things that you might find yourself thankful for having in your chosen private functions venue in Hertfordshire. One obvious tip is to consider a hotel as your venue, so that if people do arrive at your event and end up staying late, they’ve got the option of simply staying over there instead of battling back in the car in the dark – as long as there are still rooms available, of course.
Do you want to be able to place the utmost trust in your chosen private events venue in Hertfordshire? Here at Shendish Manor, we’ve got all of the basics and so much more covered! Just contact our friendly and professional team today to discuss your specific requirements and book one of our spaces for an event that every attendee will remember, for the right reasons.
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Since the conversion of our historic country house into a hotel in the 1990s, it’s fair to say that we’ve had a bit of a ‘thing’ about Christmas.… Read more…
The wonderfully green county of Hertfordshire in southern England makes for a magical place to explore at any time of year, but of all of the tim… Read more…
There is a wide array of private events for which our Victorian building and grounds can provide a beautiful and functional setting. These include… Read more…
The serious and earnest task of holding a charity event that does justice to your charity's values and goals can weigh heavily on your mind when y… Read more…
We could say a lot about the wonders of Shendish Manor for birthday party hall hire in Hertfordshire – indeed, we long have on this blog, citing o… Read more…
When you are planning a hold a special event of some kind such as a birthday party, graduation party or baby shower, but find that you are unable… Read more…
Here at Shendish Manor, we’ve long known a thing or two about hosting special events. Since our historic property became a hotel and conference ce… Read more…
Organising a private event such as a wedding, birthday party or charity dinner can be a stress-inducing task even in the best of circumstances. Th… Read more…