From family reunions and big birthday bashes, to sophisticated dining and memorable business events, the Cotswolds has no shortage of versatile venues available for private hire.
SoGlos has handpicked 11 of the best Cotswold party venues to book, covering self-contained and outdoor dining spaces, special feasting menus and acres of beautiful grounds...
Eastwood Park in Wotton-under-Edge
Easily accessible from Bristol, Gloucester, South Wales and the Midlands, Eastwood Park in Wotton-under-Edge hosts weddings, conferences and events, both within the walls of its 18th century house and the 200 acres of grounds that surround it.
With an array of function rooms to suit parties of all shapes and sizes, as well as an in-house catering team and 70 ensuite bedrooms, Eastwood Park can handle anything from corporate events to family parties, retirement celebrations and weddings, promising no gathering is too big or too small.
The Frogmill in Andoversford
Private hire rooms at The Frogmill's 16-century inn near Cheltenham can be put to any use, from private dining to business meetings and everything in between - take your pick from The Private Dining Room, The Alcove, The Snug, or The Mill Room.
With the chance to incorporate traditional games and live music as part of your celebrations, enjoy award-winning food and drink, as well as stay over in The Frogmill's 28 unique bedrooms, what more could you want?
The King's Head in Cirencester
Located in Cirencester's Market Place, The King's Head has an impressive selection of private dining and event spaces, alongside 77 bedrooms, a spa and wine cellars, making it an excellent choice for those who want to add on activities and make a stay of it, with 24-hour delegate rates and packages as well as bespoke options.
With smaller spaces holding up to 40 people and larger spaces for up to 400 delegates, including a vaulted cellar and rooms with rooftop garden access, The King's Head can cater for everything from private parties to training, networking and teambuilding events.
With space for up to 16 guests in its meeting room and private dining room, boasting views of the surrounding countryside, The Painswick is a boutique hotel in the village of Painswick, often referred to as the 'Queen of the Cotswolds'.
While parties of over 10 people can enjoy The Painswick's three-course 'feasting' menu, smaller groups are free to order from the a la carte menu, as well as take advantage of the venue's party planners and luxurious accommodation.
The Old Stocks Inn in Stow-on-the-Wold
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.
Egypt Mill in Nailsworth
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.
The Crown at Ampney Brook in Ampney Crucis
Three private dining domes join two private dining rooms - The Hive and The Eaves - at The Crown at Ampney Brook, where parties of up to 14 friends, family, or colleagues can get together to celebrate special occasions over food inspired by the Cotswolds.
Next door, sister venue Wild Thyme & Honey has 24 bedrooms and three exclusive events spaces, including The Secret Garden Room, complete with wall-mounted TV, ideal for business meetings, and options for birthday parties and wedding celebrations too.
De Vere Cotswold Water Park in South Cerney
Capable of hosting up to 800 people in one of its events spaces, De Vere Cotswold Water Park's lakeside venue in South Cerney is a popular choice for product launches and big white weddings alike, with private decking allowing guests to dine and drink outside.
Offering everything from meeting rooms right up to exclusive use, De Vere Cotswold Water Park is set in 56 acres of countryside, with teambuilding activities such as dragon boat racing available within the grounds and seasonal dining taking centre stage.
The Fish Hotel in Broadway
Set in 400 acres, The Fish Hotel promises to make any occasion extra special. Its meeting and event spaces range from the intimate, for 10 guests, to the expansive when opting for exclusive use, which even extends to three treehouses!
Whether canapés are called for, or you want to make use of the 'feasting deck', where groups of 10 to 20 can dine out on the best barbecue food year-round, there are options to suit families and friends, as well as colleagues, and an events team to lean on too.
The Blue Boar in Chipping Norton
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, bursting with original features 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, suitable for 30 seated and 50 standing guests.
The Wild Rabbit in Chipping Norton
Part of the Daylesford estate, The Wild Rabbit gastropub in Chipping Norton has a light and spacious self-contained events space, where up to 18 guests can hold private meetings or celebrate with loved ones, while a dedicated team of staff looks after them.
Everything from buffet lunches to bespoke dining experiences can be served up in The Chicken Shed, while activities for company away days, such as cookery courses, craft workshops and spa treatments can be arranged at nearby Daylesford farm.