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Your Function, Your Way

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Our historical rooms and beautiful grounds make South Hill Park a popular choice for a wide variety of private functions. We can accommodate birthday celebrations, christenings, dinner parties, wakes, summer balls, Christmas parties, charity balls, music events, comedy nights and cabaret nights.

Whether you prefer the historic and peaceful feel of one of our picturesque rooms overlooking our stunning gardens or want to party the night away in our atmospheric cellar bar, we have the perfect venue for you.

Brand new for Spring 2019 – The Coach House

The Coach House

This is our largest function with space for 200 people standing. It offers a light and airy contemporary space, wrapped in the original Coach House building and adjacent to the main mansion house.

For the theatrical amongst you, there are also our two theatre spaces!

To check room hire costs and availability, please contact us on 01344 413514 or email

Catering Options

From formal sit down dinners to afternoon teas, premium buffets and BBQs, we offer a wide range of catering options. Good food, professional service and fine refreshments come as standard when you hold your special event within our beautiful 18th-century mansion.

Whether you decide upon a three course meal or our premium house fork buffet, you can be sure of the highest standard of food and service.

For detailed information about menu options and prices please email or call 01344 413514. We are always happy to discuss alternative ideas, dietary requirements and thoughts you may have, subject to availability of ingredients. All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.

Take your party into the evening

Hiring the Cellar Bar

The Cellar Bar is our prime party venue, boasting its own bar area and PA system which can be used to mix sound for live bands. It has its own small stage area for musicians or your own DJ.

Please note: Use of our PA and technical staff will incur additional costs. If you wish to provide your own DJ and Disco equipment your supplier must provide an in date Public Liability Insurance document. This must be presented to us at least two weeks before your function date. The Cellar Bar venue has a maximum capacity of 100 people.

Children’s Parties

Looking for something a bit different for your child’s next birthday party? Fed up of hot, stuffy soft-play areas with over-priced and under-tasty burgers and chips?

We have the answer: a creative arts-based party in our 18th century mansion house is bound to amaze your child, and our reasonable prices and tasty food will put a smile on your face too!

Arty Parties

Here at South Hill Park we can offer workshops with a professional tutor. Choose from ceramics or jewellery making. Please note we do require advance notice as booking of this event is subject to workshop and tutor availability. Bespoke parties and other options available subject to tutor and room availability. If you have an idea of what you would like, please drop us a line and we’ll try to help.

Ceramics Party

£160 for a 1.5hr session – Ages 7-11yrs and 11-18yrs

Maximum number 10

Create your own hand-made decorative piece using unfired clay which you will model, mould and then paint. The work will be glazed and fired in house and be ready for collection approximately 3 weeks after the party.

Jewellery Making Party
Jewellery Making

£160 – 1.5hrs – Ages 7-11yrs and 11-18yrs

Please note this price includes the use of metal, there will be an additional cost of £8 per guest to use silver

Maximum number 12

Parties take place in our fully equipped jewellery and silversmithing studios where children will use hammers, punches and the rolling mill to create personalised pendants or keyrings using copper or silver (see prices above) for the children to take home.

Children’s Party Food

We can also cater for your child’s party for an additional £6.95 per head. Your party food will be ready for you in the Atrium restaurant after your workshop – unless you specify an room requirement which may incur an additional room hire charge.

  • Sandwiches (cheese and ham)
  • Crisps
  • Chicken Dippers
  • Sausage rolls
  • Mini pizza
  • Jugs of squash

Contact Us For More Information

For more information on catering options or to arrange a tour of our facilities please contact or phone 07544 849974. Please give us an indication of how many guests you anticipate and your preferred dates so that we can check availability.

Room Capacities

To give you a better idea of our capacities, please see our room layout capacities below, to help you decide which of our rooms would be suitable for your meeting, reception or wedding party.

We are also able to provide equipment for your events, available on request.

To check room hire costs and availability, please contact us on 01344 413514 or email

Room Name SqM Max. Standing Max. Dining Max. Dining
Max. Seated
(up to) (up to) (up to) (up to)
5ft tables. 8-10 seated per table 6ft tables. 10 – 12 seated per table Theatre style
Cellar Bar 77 120 69 63
Coach House 146 240 130 120 146
Garden Room 64 100 57 52 63
McAllister’s  41 60 36 33 46
Mirror Gallery 58 90 52 48 56
Recital Room 72 120 64 59 81
Tall Hall 64 100 57 62 72
Terrace Room 48 80 43 39 44