Stunning garden parties and receptions have been hosted at Winchester House for decades. This beautiful and romantic setting makes for an idyllic backdrop for a summer soiree. Have a glass of champagne ready to welcome guests on the stunning lawn or let them explore our fascinating Library and admire the garden and river from indoors. The range or indoor and outdoor spaces make it ideal for any special event.
The historic building is situated within half an acre of grounds, on the banks of the River Thames, just a short walk from Putney Bridge. This makes it easily accessible for guests travelling from all over London. Putney’s quick transport links to Waterloo also mean guests from across the country won’t have any trouble reaching the location of your summer garden party either.
The show-stopping setting of Winchester House is enough to enthral guests coming from far and wide. However, party planning is all about the small details.
As any heritage house should, Winchester House comes prepared with an army of events experts on hand to make sure every last finish has been thought of.
This means we have all of the resources and contacts you need to create your perfect summer party, with everything from circus acts and garden games to canapés and wine tasting all taken care of.
If you want to make your outdoor receptions really stand out, speak to our bespoke catering team, Create Food. At Create, world-class chefs and sommeliers can work with you to design an exquisite menu that it primed to suit your tastes, whether it is classic summer party dishes or something a little more unusual to fit themed garden parties. The only hardship with leaving partygoers so enthralled, in our experience, is the array of enquiries you’ll be faced with regarding your next outdoor party date. Create Food chefs take great pains to locally source food; their dishes are fresh and bursting with flavour as well as being sustainable.
It’s not just menus and entertainment, we also can work together with you to design the perfect setting within the grounds for your garden party. That may include a fantasy backdrop for themed garden parties throughout the venue or a specially designed marquee. Following an extensive refurbishment, the venue has been designed for flexibility with a neutral colour scheme throughout, to make it ideal for hosting a wide variety of occasions.
The beauty of having such a versatile space means you can have it custom designed to fit your occasion. In the grand dining rooms and the secret studies, we’ve previously hosted romantic weddings and luxury corporate days away to croquet matches and all night parties. Many summer garden parties and weddings choose to welcome guests with champagne or cocktails on the lawn and then revealed an extensive banquet table in one of the estate’s grand rooms.
The vast outdoor space is complemented by the fanciful interior, meaning your outdoor receptions can be hosted whatever the weather (even if they’re indoors). This means if the heavens decide to open on your perfectly planned garden parties, even a corporate treasure hunt or sports day can be transported into the shelter of our stately home.
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