11 luxurious Cotswold venues for private hire

From party planes to captivating country manors, discover 11 of the most luxurious Cotswold venues to host your next big celebration – all available for private hire.

By Annabel Lammas  |  Published
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Find luxurious Cotswold venues for private hire, parties and corporate events in SoGlos’s hot list.

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

With everything from party planes to impressive country estates, SoGlos has handpicked 11 of the most luxurious Cotswold party venues to book for your next big celebration.

1. Cotswold Airport’s ‘party plane’

Bought by Cotswold Airport for £1, the BA 747 Negus or party plane is earning its keep as one of the most unusual party venues in the region. Complete with a dance floor, DJ booth and bar, the plane offers a unique party pad for everyone, let alone aircraft enthusiasts.

Costing upwards of £1,000 an hour, it’s the only bespoke event venue 747 in the world and caters to a range of occasions. From corporate gatherings to birthday parties, the ex-BA plane is a spectacular space – and is even licensed for weddings with up to 88 guests.

2. Cowley Manor

With up to 30 bedrooms, striking modern interiors, expansive gardens and a spa to take advantage of, Cowley Manor is the perfect place to indulge in some Cotswold luxury and stage an event to remember.

The versatile venue offers everything from private dining and room hire to exclusive use of the entire property, with visitors treated to 20 per cent off spa treatments, midnight munchies and, of course, champagne!

3. Ellenborough Park

Boasting stunning grounds with views of Cheltenham Racecourse, framed by Cleeve Hill, Ellenborough Park truly has the wow factor. As the only five-star hotel in Gloucestershire, the 15th century manor is available for private parties, team building events, weddings and so much more.

Guests can take advantage of the exclusive use package, taking over the hotel’s 61 rooms and suites. With 90 acres of land, meeting and function rooms, a restaurant and outdoor heated pool, there’s plenty of space for large groups to enjoy.

4. Soho Farmhouse

Give your event the luxury it deserves at the lavish location of Soho Farmhouse. Concealed in 100 acres of stunning Oxfordshire countryside, the farmhouse is bursting with eccentric and extravagant venues- from stately homes to screening rooms and even a rooftop pool!

With some venues spilling into Mayfair and Babington, Soho Farmhouse offers everything from country retreats to beautiful town houses. Making it the perfect versatile venue for luxury lovers everywhere.

5. Glenfall House

Known for hosting bespoke events, Glenfall House is famous for its extravagant and luxurious style. The 18th century country house in Charlton Kings is complete with picturesque views, magnificent gardens, 20 lavish bedrooms, suites and coach house.

The accommodating venue is the perfect place for any event. Hosting everything from birthdays to Christmas parties, guests can expect an unrepeatable experience.

6. Sudeley Castle

Tucked away in the pretty historic town of Winchcombe, Sudeley Castle is the ideal location for any extravagant event – known for hosting everything from private parties to festivals and even a Bear Grylls Survival Academy!

Famous for its carefully groomed gardens and historic interiors, the Tudor castle has so much on offer, including a medieval banqueting hall, 1,200 acres of glorious grounds and a grand terrace pavilion.

7. Cornwell Manor

Providing a lavish backdrop to any event, Cornwell Manor in Chipping Norton is well established as a venue for hosting some of the most luxurious bespoke parties in the Cotswolds, offering everything from the romance of spectacular weddings to family get-togethers.

The manor is set in glorious gardens, complete with an outdoor pool, alongside 12 luxurious bedrooms, a live in cook and extravagant atmosphere.

8. Manor by the Lake

With 12 opulent bedrooms and suites and a grand ballroom hosting up to 250 people, Manor by the Lake is an exemplary venue for any luxurious event.

Surrounded by seven acres of manicured gardens, the Victorian manor is a secluded hidden gem hidden away on the edge of Cheltenham. Partygoers can hire out the entire manor or choose just part of it as the backdrop for birthdays, weddings or corporate events.

9. Foxhill Manor

Secluded in the luxury of nature, Foxhill Manor is a glorious location for any private event. Available for family get-togethers, celebratory events and house parties, the Grade II listed Cotswolds manor combines lavish lifestyle with comfort.

The manor provides 16 beautiful bedrooms, a ballroom with space for up to 60 guests, 400 acres to explore, a state-of-the-art screening room complete with a games console and grand television, full use of the spa at the Dormy House and even more!

10. The Slaughters Manor House

Enjoy exclusive use of the beautiful Slaughters Manor House for a bespoke event filled with extravagance and luxury.

Situated in the charming Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter, the 17th century manor house offers an idyllic retreat with 19 individually crafted bedrooms, and a quintessentially English croquet lawn, tennis court, billiards room and cocktail bar. A variety of exclusive use packages make the manor an ideal location for any private event.

11. The Fish Hotel

Sister to Foxhill Manor, The Fish Hotel is one of the most luxurious boat-holes in the Cotswolds. Complete with 63 bedrooms and suites and stylish interiors, the country retreat is a heavenly private venue, sitting within 400 acres of the Farncombe Estate.

Available for a variety of occasions, from family gatherings to stag and hen weekends, guests can enjoy exclusive use of the hotel for any occasion.

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