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Your Function, Your Way

From our arrival to when we left we were made to feel very special and everyone has said to us what a lovely place it was

– A 2014 function customer

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. For the theatrical amongst you, there’s also our two theatre spaces!

Room Capacities

To give you a better idea of our capacities, please see our room layouts 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

Rooms Theatre Style Lunch Dinner Reception Buffet Board room
Garden room 80 48-56 60 28
Recital room 70 48 60 28
Cellar Bar 100

Catering Options

We provide a variety of catering packages to cover all eventualities; 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.

We offer a single party package of £59.95 per adult and £30 per child (12 years and under). This price includes room hire for your meal option and all your function set up requirements with white linen table cloths. Additional room hire charges will apply if extending your day-time function into the evening.

Below is a selection of menu options to give you an idea of what we are able to offer, although we are always happy to discuss alternative ideas, dietary requirements and thoughts you may have, subject to availability of ingredients. All prices quoted below are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.

Formal Dining Options
Fork Buffet
Hot Bowl
Afternoon Tea
Formal Dining Options
Please find a selection of starters, mains and dessert menus for your event below.  If you would prefer an additional menu choices we are happy to discuss any options with our Chef to ensure you have the full menu to suit your individual requirements.

You may select 2 choices from the starter, main and dessert options

  • Warm goats cheese & beetroot tart on a rocket & pine nut salad
  • Thai spiced Salmon fishcakes with radish garnish & sweet chili jam
  • Rich tomato & basil soup with mini cheese toastie
  • Slices of Galia& Cantaloupe Melon with Exotic Fruits served with a fruit Coulis (v)
  • Ham hock & pea terrine served with toasted brioche bread & chutney
  • Pea & watercress soup with crème fraiche
  • Grilled chicken & bacon Caesar salad
  • Smoked salmon with caper & red onion relish
  • Goats cheese salad with slow roasted tomatoes (v)
  • Traditional Greek Salad
  • Duck Confit with petit Petits Pois à La Française served on a Potato Rosti & red wine Jus
  • Pork tenderloin served with Colcannon potato, roasted root vegetables & a whole grain mustard sauce
  • Roasted topside of Beef & Yorkshire pudding served with Honey glazed parsnips, seasonal vegetables & roasted potatoes & gravy
  • Grilled salmon with tarragon Beurre Blanc Sauce with buttered new potatoes & mange tout
  • Rump of Lamb served with Dauphinoise Potatoes, green beans & a red wine and Thyme Jus
  • Pan roasted chicken supreme served with fondant potato, grilled courgettes & sundried tomato sauce
  • Goats cheese, red onion & spinach Pithivier, pesto cream & roasted vegetables (V)
  • Butternut Squash, sage & Mozzarella Risotto cake (V)
  • Chicken breast served with a White wine, mushroom, cream & chives sauce
  • Traditional roast chicken with sage & onion stuffing and Yorkshire pudding, served with gravy and seasonal vegetables
  • Eton mess
  • Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce
  • Warm chocolate brownie served with Cornish clotted cream
  • Honeycombed cheesecake with caramel sauce
  • Panna cotta with mixed berry compote
  • Chocolate fondant with cream fraise & strawberries
  • Classic lemon tart with raspberries & raspberry coulis
  • Apple Tarte Tatin
  • Profiterole tower
  • Sherry Trifle


Please do advise if any of your guests have any specific dietary requirements. We are also happy to discuss children’s menus for any guests 12yrs and under.

Fork Buffet

Premium House Fork Buffet 

(£24.95 per person as a separate buffet option or as an alternative to our 3 course meal option within the formal function packages)

  • Roasted Topside of Beef
  • Cider glazed Gammon Ham
  • Poached Scottish Salmon
  • Roasted breast of Chicken
  • Mini Jacket Potato with Cream cheese and Chives
  • Mixed Leaf Salad
  • Tomato, Onion and Basil salad
  • Fresh Pasta with Pesto
  • Potato salad
  • Rice pilaf with Peppers
  • Crunchy Coleslaw
  • Selection of Mixed Artisan Breads
  • Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar and two other dressings
  • Cheese board with a selection of English and
    Continental Cheeses
  • Selection of mini Desserts
Hot Bowl

Bowl food – £16.95 per person

Served in bowls and designed to eat sitting down or walking buffet style.

Choose 3 dishes from the list of options below:

  • Crispy Beef stir fry with sweet Chilli Noodles
  • Sausage & Mash with Onion Gravy
  • Lamb Rogan Josh and Basmati Rice
  • Pasta Bolognaise and grated Parmesan
  • Lemon Salmon with Cajun Spice and wok fried Peppers
  • Beer battered Fish and Chips
  • Butternut Squash and chick pea curry

Penne Pasta with green Pesto served with Black Olives, Halloumi Cheese & Sugar Snaps


Dessert options are available on request

Additional options requested will be charged accordingly

Minimum order  for this food option is 20 servings

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea Buffet – £14.45 per person


A selection of finger sandwiches:

  • Egg & cress
  • Honey roasted ham & mustard
  • Mature cheese & pickle
  • Tuna mayonnaise & cucumber
  • Chicken salad

A Selection of mini Cakes:

  • Lemon drizzle cake
  • Chocolate fudge cake
  • Rich fruit cake
  • Raspberry and elderflower buttercream cake
  • Mini plain & fruit Scones with Clotted Cream & strawberry jam

Selection of freshly brewed coffee & teas

Please specify at the time of booking if you have any particular requests for fillings, or dietary requirements such as, vegetarian, no fish, no mayonnaise, no dairy, vegan or gluten free

Beverages & Bites
Canapés & Nibbles
Funeral Reception
Private Dining
Beverages & Bites


  • Coffee & Tea – £2.25 per person
  • A medium roast Italian blend 100% Arabica will be served.
  • Decaffeinated Coffee & Tea on request
  • English Breakfast, Herbal & Specialty Teas also available
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Still and Sparkling Water – £1.50 a Bottle
  • Fresh Juices – £4.50 per jug – Orange, Apple and Cranberry


  • Assorted Biscuits – £0.85 per serving
  • Assorted Cakes – £2.75 per serving
  • Victoria Sponge, Carrot Cake, Coffee & Walnut, Chocolate Cake
  • Gluten Free options available.
  • Fresh Scones with Clotted Cream & Preserves – £2.75 per serving
  • We also offer Muffins, Doughnuts, Chocolate Brownie & Caramel Shortbreads
  • Dried Fruit & nuts – £2.25 per serving
  • Fresh Fruit Platter – £4.50 per serving
Canapés & Nibbles
These can be designed for a formal or informal event and the food can range from basic finger food to high spec canapés. Why not offer these with arrival drinks on your wedding day or formal sit down event?

Costs are based on a per person serving.

Select 3 Canapé Options from the list below –  £9.00
  • Mini jacket potatoes with cream cheese + crispy bacon
  • Crispy duck
  • Mini cheese burger & relish
  • Rare roast beef Yorkshire pudding with horseradish
  • Sundried tomato & mozzarella crouton
  • Goat cheese & beetroot crostini
  • Smoked salmon blini with cream cheese
  • Grilled halloumi with baby plum tomato & pesto
Nibbles – £6.00
  • Marinated Greek Olives, spiced corn & broad beans, Feta Cheese & sundried tomatoes, grilled Pita bread & hummus
Bruschetta  selection – £7.00
  • Chorizo & roasted peppers
  • Goats cheese & red onion chutney
  • Parma ham & pesto
  • Smoked salmon & caper berry relish
  • Halloumi & olives
Funeral Reception
A Selection of Finger Sandwiches:
  • Honey roasted ham & mustard
  • Mature cheese & pickle
  • Tuna mayonnaise & cucumber
Hot Selection
  • Pork and Sage Lattice with caramelised Onion
  • Baby Jacket Potatoes filled with Cream Cheese & Chives (v)
A Selection of mini Cakes:
  • Lemon drizzle cake
  • Chocolate fudge cake
  • Mini plain & fruit Scones with Clotted Cream & strawberry jam

Selection of freshly brewed coffee & teas

£14.45 per person

Please specify at the time of booking if you have any particular requests for fillings, or dietary requirements such as, vegetarian, no fish, no mayonnaise, no dairy, vegan or gluten free

Private Dining

The Park Package £60.00

  • Room hire
  • Reception drink – 1 glass of champagne
  • Three canapés per person with reception drink
  • Three course meal or premium fork buffet option
  • Coffee & petit fours
  • Half bottle of wine per adult guest
  • Basic white chair covers
  • Cake stand & knife
  • Personalised menus for each table
    This package is tailored to event dinners

BBQ & Hog Roast Options

Holding a spring/summer party? Why not take it outdoors with one of our tasty options?

All BBQ  options are offered from March to September and are subject to availability. Should the weather be poor these options will be cooked on our kitchen grills and served as an indoor buffet.

Minimum order of 25 servings apply for all BBQ options.

The Garden BBQ
The Garden BBQ

Barbecue menu – £24.95 per person

Select 4 main, 2 salad & 3 extras to create your menu

Main menu – choose 4 items

  • Beef Burger
  • Cumberland sausage
  • Peri Peri chicken
  • Cola Braised BBQ Pork Belly
  • Minted Lamb Kofta
  • Lamb & Chilli Skewer
  • Lebanese Chicken Skewer
  • Salmon with fennel & thyme
  • Chicken thigh with lemon & thyme
  • Charred Halloumi

Salad menu – choose 2 items

  • Crushed pea, mint & feta salad
  • Carrot & spinach caesar
  • Roasted squash & herb ciabatta
  • Couscous with roasted vegetables
  • Green salad
  • rocket, tomato & mozzarella salad
  • Caesar salad
  • Tomato salad
  • Potato salad with honey & mustard
  • Crunchy coleslaw

Extras menu – choose 3 items

  • Rustic rolls
  • Vienna rolls
  • Brioche burger rolls
  • Pitta bread
  • Jacket potatoes
  • Cheese
  • Buttered corn on the cob

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.

Room hire: £350 + VAT at the current rate

Bar staff: £60 + VAT at the current rate (from 19:30 – 23:00)

We are able to extend the bar license up to midnight for an additional £60 + VAT at the current rate

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 burger and chips?

We have the answer – a creative arts based party in our 18th century mansion house is bound to wow 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 decorative tiles and bowls 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 10 days 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 £5 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 Events Manager Sally Little on or phone her on 07544 849974. Please give us an indication of how many guests you anticipate and your preferred dates so that we can check availability.