Sunday 25 October 2020

11 Cotswold venues for private hire

Whether you're looking for a perfect place to host a party, corporate event or family get-together, find 11 of the best Cotswold venues for private hire.

From big birthday bashes and family reunions, to sophisticated dining and memorable business events, the Cotswolds is home to plenty of versatile venues which are available for private hire.

SoGlos has handpicked 11 of the best Cotswold party venues to book – just as soon as government guidance allows gatherings once more…

About the sponsor – The Frogmill

The Frogmill is a stylish country retreat, restaurant and private hire venue just outside Cheltenham. Offering exceptional dining in its restaurant and picture-perfect terrace, The Frogmill is an ideal location for family get-togethers or large parties for up to 150 guests.

The Mill Room at The Frogmill is a fantastic space for hosting weddings, dinners, corporate conferences and unforgettable events. With luxury bedrooms also forming part of The Frogmill’s offering, guests can stay the night and enjoy a delicious breakfast the following morning.

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1. The Frogmill, Andoversford

With space for up to 150 guests, The Frogmill in Andoversford is the perfect place to party. Alongside delicious food and stylish spaces, the hotel and its accompanying restaurant is a great spot for hosting a party to remember.

From weddings and dinners to parties and Christenings, the private-hire spaces include the beautiful Snug, which can seat up to 50 people. For larger groups, The Mill Room can seat up to 150 people for a stylish celebration.

2. Smokey Joe's, Cheltenham

Situated in Cheltenham, Smokey Joe’s combines a vintage coffee bar with retro gaming. Perfect for hosting a party, Smokey Joe’s serves up everything from slider burgers to New York deli style buffets, as well as offering a great space to party, play retro games and enjoy a themed party.

With a PA system, the option to have a DJ, a photo wall, or even tasty s’mores, go all out and host a party to remember at Smokey Joe’s in Cheltenham.

3. The Malthouse Bar and Kitchen

A bistro-style restaurant on the outskirts of Stroud, The Malthouse Bar and Kitchen is an industrial chic space with flexibility for individual requirements and budgets.

Dedicated to turning event dreams into reality, the venue can be adapted for buffet get-togethers, sit down meals, and even a good old-fashioned hoedown, welcoming groups of up to 40 for a sit-down meal, and up to 100 for a drinks party or buffet.

4. The Bell at Sapperton

A Cotswold hideaway, The Bell at Sapperton is a characterful pub and restaurant which offers a charming setting for private events, with its Garden Room suitable for parties, meetings and celebrations and comfortably sitting up to 14 people.

Boasting beautiful views and a secluded walled courtyard with alfresco dining area, the cosy room has a wood burner for the winter, and can be opened out on a summer’s day for up to 50 people. Catering for everything from courtyard parties, to pizza and barbecue nights, there’s plenty of choice.

5. The Old Stocks Inn

From hiring out the entire restaurant and hotel, to hosting an unforgettable meal in the private dining room, The Old Stocks Inn in Stow-on-the-Wold is a beautiful boutique space to host an event.

Used to hold stylish Cotswold wedding celebrations, as well as family parties or corporate events, The Old Stocks is a great canvas to make your party vision come to life.

6. Egypt Mill

A charming 16th century converted mill near Nailsworth, Egypt Mill boasts a beautiful riverside location which serves as a brilliant backdrop for private functions, with its Millers Room and Garden Room creating the perfect atmosphere.

Suitable for daytime events, sit-down functions and parties, the team is dedicated to exceeding all expectations, with a range of menu packages to suit every special occasion, with room to fit up to approximately 100 for a seated meal and 150 for a party.

7. The Inn at Fossebridge

A charming country venue, The Inn at Fossebridge near Cirencester is home to two elegant and adjoining dining rooms, The Coln Room and The Garden Room, which are available for exclusive hire and offer a stylish setting for your special event. There’s also The Parlour, located at the back area of the pub, which offers space for seating up to 20 guests.

With an open fireplace and views of the glorious gardens, The Coln Room can sit either 14 or 28 guests, with the option to transform the space into a dance area with a DJ. Meanwhile, The Garden Room is perfect for larger dos, with room for up to 40 seated and 60 people standing.

8. The Wheatsheaf Inn

Part of The Lucky Onion Group, The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach is home to two private dining rooms for up to 20 guests, offering a chic space in the country for private events.

The Gun Room is suitable for between four and 20 people, while The Poker Room is a semi-private area which can accommodate six people, with both spaces available for large dinners, intimate gatherings and business meetings.

9. The Fish Hotel

The Fish Hotel in Broadway not only boasts a brilliant Cotswold setting and view across the countryside, but serves as a great party venue, catering for special occasions big and small – with the chance to hire the entire hotel if you’re hosting the ultimate lavish event.

Other options include dining for up to 50 people, banquets or small family get togethers.

10. The Blue Boar

A traditional pub in the Cotswold town of Chipping Norton, The Blue Boar is housed in a listed building dating back to the 17th century with original features and bursts with charm and a cosy country feel.

With flexibility for different types of event, there’s the choice of The Stable Room, a rustic space complete with beautiful beams which seats up to 50 people; and The Piano Room, which is suitable for 30 seated and 50 standing guests.

11. Dormy House

An idyllic country retreat in Broadway, Dormy House boasts farmhouse chic interiors, warming log fires and cosy corners. It’s perfect for hosting private dining and special events and has a number of characterful rooms for hire.

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Friday 15 November 2019

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