Saturday 15 December 2018

10 Cotswold Party Settings

Planning a Cotswold celebration? Find some inspiration with these spectacular party settings, created by Gloucestershire's top party planners, Oasis Events.

Whether you’re planning a birthday, anniversary celebration, causal get together or lavish bash, Gloucestershire’s Oasis Events bring party dreams to life, transforming venues from ordinary places into extraordinary spaces.

Offering some great inspiration, SoGlos has teamed up with Oasis Events to find 10 picture-perfect party settings; encompassing everything from fantastic festivals to the lights of Las Vegas, these celebrations are perfect for your next Cotswold celebration.

For more information about Gloucestershire’s leasing party planners, visit oasisevents.co.uk directly.


1. Festival Party

Oasis Events

Photography by Design Photography

Promising a celebration to remember, create your own festival in the Cotswolds complete with rustic touches, bohemian décor, alfresco entertainment and glamping tents. What’s more, the theme can complement a whole range of parties, from a big birthday bash to a special anniversary.

Transformation touches

Turning a blank canvas farm setting into a spectacular setting, Oasis Events brought the theme to life through dressing and lighting; touches included festoon lighting, bunting, straw bales, a garden tent with board games, circus-style entertainment and a bonfire. Guests enjoyed real ales, ciders, and delicious food, while live music provided great entertainment.


2. Relaxed Stylish Summer Party

Oasis Events

Photography by Anna Lythgoe Photography

Simple but stylish and perfect for summer, take your party outside for a casual celebration with friends and family. Perfect for fun-filled birthdays and special occasions, the theme can be used for both intimate dos and lavish get-togethers. Even better, it’s a great way to party in your own garden.

Transformation touches

Creating a pretty space for drinks receptions can be done through garden lighting, lovely seating, a striking bar, and marquee to protect against potential bad weather. Oasis Events’ party also saw guests being served cocktails and champagne in the sunshine, helping themselves to a barbecue, and enjoying handmade pizza later in the night – a great combination of delicious food and a laidback atmosphere.


3. Sophisticated Rustic Barn Celebration

Oasis Events

Photography by Design Photography

Blend modern and rustic styles for a barn celebration in the Cotswolds; beautiful flowers, colourful up-lighting, gorgeous greenery and rustic props all create a party atmosphere that all ages are sure to love.

Transformation touches

Oasis Events’ transformation involved a blend of rustic and contemporary touches; large muslin drapes, leafy garland tie backs, straw bale sofas, cosy rugs, greenery, flowers, hand-painted signage and fairy lights all created a gorgeous vision. What’s more, guests sat down for dinner at limewashed rustic trestle tables, enjoyed fire bowls in the courtyard, and danced to an eight-piece band.


4. Viva Las Vegas

Oasis Events

Photography by Mark Nicholson

Sure to wow guests, a Las Vegas-theme is the perfect way to bring some glamour to the Cotswolds. Ideal for big parties and grand venues, create a setting that combines elegant hospitality with fun kitsch.

Transformation touches

Guests partied in three areas, with Oasis Events setting the scene with a red carpet, projections of the Las Vegas skyline, magicians, cabaret ladies in leotards and top hats, a Chapel of Love photo booth and amazing live acts such as fire jugglers. For that ultimate Vegas touch, party guests played on the blackjack, roulette and craps tables after dinner.


5. Birthday Weekend

Oasis Events

Photography by Jonny West

Extend your celebrations with an entire weekend of festivities in the Cotswolds. Hiring a venue for the occasion offers the ideal opportunity to socialise with family and friends within your own private setting and without any interruptions.

Transformation touches

Providing a peaceful setting, Oasis Events organised an unforgettable party that included a cosy barbecue, relaxed picnic lunch, poolside bar, giant bonfire, live magic and boutique tents. Benefits of a private event include the option for in-house meals and entertainment – ideal for a little chill time.


6. Sophisticated Bond Bash

Oasis Events

Photography by Design Photography

Bringing 007 sophistication to the Cotswolds, a James Bond Bash is a theme that’s sure to delight every generation and can complement a wide range of celebrations.

Transformation touches

Exuding style and sophistication, Oasis Events’ transformation included lookalike actors, photo booth with Bond-themed props, casino, and bespoke audio-visual content, including a ‘this is your life’ presentation and film montage. Other highlights including a live band, elegant cocktails and a prop Aston Martin all added to the atmosphere.


7. Cotswold Carnival

Oasis Events

Photography by Hugo Burnand

Party goers can head to a special Cotswold Carnival and enjoy a brilliant bash. Creating a vibrant celebration, this theme can be brought to life within a variety of settings, with a marquee and outdoor area working well.

Transformation touches

The sumptuous party saw guests following a flared walkway into a bright, architecturally-lit wood where two marquees awaited. Oasis Events dressed one in the style of Favela Chic for drinks, while the second brought the carnival to life, decked out with opulent giant palms, bright colours, and internally-lit floral arrangements.


8. Summer Lunch

Oasis Events

For an event that’s pared back but beautiful, a summer lunch in the garden is a lovely solution; it’s suitable for large and small parties alike, and allows for flexibility when it comes to setting, styling, food and drink.

Transformation touches

Benefitting from a picturesque setting in the Cotswold hills, Oasis Events’ Summer Lunch certainly raised the bar on typical alfresco dining. The long banquet table was adorned with mismatched vintage water glasses paired with elegant wine goblets; copper cutlery tied into napkins with natural twine; hand-written names tags; and fresh rosemary and lavender.


9. Woodstock Celebration

Oasis Events

Photography by Holly Clark

Use Woodstock as inspiration for a wonderful celebration which places focus on beautiful colours, elegant décor and plenty of style. Even better, the theme complements a Cotswold setting to a tee.

Transformation touches

Organising the party at a country home, Oasis Events lit up the night with copious fairy lights, a pathway of lanterns, and garden lighting. Other touches included hay bale furniture sets, candles, a fire bowl, beautifully-dressed tipis, colourful lampshades, and even Peacock feathers in the napkins.

10. An Enchanted Forest

Oasis Events

Photography by Hugo Burnand

The celebration of fairy tale dreams, go all out and make your very own enchanted forest; with the Cotswolds boasting glorious natural scenery, panoramic views and winding rivers, it’s the perfect place to bring this party theme alive.

Transformation touches

Encompassing indoor and outdoor décor, Oasis Events created a truly magical event. Whimsical and wonderful, highlights included an entirely-candlelit dining room; natural grass flooring; dainty bell jars encasing mini woodlands, mosses and flowers; giant candelabras; and a garden fountain serving strawberry daiquiri.


© SoGlos
Wednesday 01 August 2018

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