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Where better could there be to toast the arrival of the festive season than a green and leafy part of Hertfordshire, in a splendid Victorian property set in 160 acres of stunning parkland and formal gardens, with all of the ‘creature comforts’ and fine dining that you could hope for? That’s the experience that awaits you when you book one of our many remarkable Christmas and New Year events this year at Shendish Manor.
Our historic manor house has long been one of the places to be seen in this beautiful and well-connected part of the country, throughout the year. But of course, nothing beats the magic of Christmas – nor the enchanting way we mark it, as you’ll quickly appreciate when you download our festive-season brochure.
What amazing events do we have planned?
Whenever and however you wish to celebrate this extremely special time of year, we’re confident that you’ll find something enticing in our complete Christmas brochure. We certainly have no shortage of festive season lunch offers right now – what about a lovely three-course Festive Lunch in our Orangery Restaurant, for example, along with traditional party novelties? These lunches are available from Monday to Friday during December, priced at just £22.95.
On the subject of lunches, for the same price for adults – and just £10.95 for children aged between three and 12 – you’ve also got the option of attending our Festive Sunday Lunch, which promises to serve up a vibrant and sociable atmosphere for you, your friends and family. Again, a delicious three-course meal awaits you, complete with coffee and mints.
Meanwhile, the most spectacular lunch of all that we have lined up for this winter is the Christmas Day Luncheon, for which our chefs will diligently prepare their very best dishes, with the benefit of an attentive yet discreet service. With Santa having stopped by the night before to drop off gifts for the children, it’s an occasion that represents amazing value, priced at a mere £89 for adults and £45 for children.
Nor, of course, do you have to restrict yourself to mere lunches with us over the coming months. Why not join us for our New Year’s Eve Dine and Disco, for instance? It’s an even more relaxed celebration than the aforementioned events, a two-course meal being followed by our DJ helping you to party the night away, right the way until 1am. It promises to be a fabulous occasion for just £39.50 per person.
Don’t look anywhere else for an incredible Yuletide party or lunch!
A very special time of year calls for a very special celebration – or several! Quite simply, there’s no need to consider any other place for a festive party this year than our gorgeous little corner of West Hertfordshire, and you’re welcome to stay over with us as 2017 becomes 2018, too.
We are hugely renowned for our Christmas and New Year events here at Shendish Manor, so be sure to act fast to take advantage of our Yuletide party and festive season lunch offers, before all of our remaining spaces have been snapped up.
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Our Apsley Suite here at Shendish Manor is already a very special place – it is, after all, the contemporary wing of our hotel, but also an atmospheric one with its elegant decor and sparkling chandeliers that help to make it the perfect place for a celebration.
Well, a celebration is certainly what we have planned for this impressive space – capable of accommodating as many as 350 guests – this New Year’s Eve. It is then that a Gala Dinner will take place, presenting you and someone special with the opportunity to enjoy a stunning five-course meal, along with the entertainment that will enable you to see in 2018 in a simply incredible way.
Our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner costs just £95 for each non-resident, and £169 per person for the residential package, with the latter including overnight accommodation in our resplendent Victorian building. But what else, exactly, can you look forward to for that outlay?
It promises to be a truly wonderful evening
When you are booking a place for you and your beloved on a Gala Dinner, it probably goes without saying that the meal will be the main attraction – and there’s no doubt we have made a huge effort to make this year’s dinner one of our most memorable to date.
It all starts with Amuse Bouche, followed by such options as cured salmon gravlax, chicken, apricot and black pudding terrine, and roasted pepper and tomato soup. For your main dish, you can choose from the likes of beef fillet Wellington, pan-fried salmon fillet and cannelloni with aubergine, olives and feta.
This will be followed by dessert, with your choices here including a selection of British cheeses, double chocolate torte and cherry cheesecake. Coffee and petits fours, and then a glass of Champagne will enable you to see in 2018 in the utmost style.
Meanwhile, the entertainment for this very special black-tie event will start with a first-class saxophone and clarinet player, playing a selection of songs to get you into the mood for our resident DJ, who will take you into the night with a number of hits.
Secure your place for this amazing evening now
Don’t miss your opportunity to attend one of the most special events we will hold all year! Call us now on 01442 232 220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a provisional booking – which we are able to hold for up to 14 days – and don’t forget to to discover the other amazing events we have planned throughout the festive season.
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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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Our Apsley Suite here at Shendish Manor is already a very special place – it is, after all, the contemporary wing of our hotel, but also an atmosp… Read more…
You might have expected such a resplendent historic venue as ours to represent the finest in gentility, and that is rarely a truer characterisati… Read more…
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…