We have a choice of elegant rooms for funeral receptions, wakes or celebrations of life. Some rooms have private bar facilities and all rooms are ground floor which are suitable for small gatherings and for larger receptions - it’s the perfect environment in which to remember the life of a loved one and pay tribute with family and friends.
This sophisticated room is furnished with plush leather chairs, oak paneling and overlooks the surrounding parkland. The room has its private bar and direct access to the terrace and lawns.
Our oak paneled restaurant is an elegant room with open fires and overlooks the surrounding grounds. It has direct access to the Lounge Bar.
The stylish Charter Bar is a spacious area with its own direct access from the car park and private bar. It is furnished in soft greys and gold with elegant high backed chairs and has access to the conservatory.
The Sutton Suite (half of the Charter Suite) is a large stylish function room with direct access to the private Charter Bar. Drinks receptions can be held in the bar with food served in the Suite.
For large funeral receptions, our Charter Suite can cater for up to 250 guests. This large function room is elegantly furnished with chandeliers and soft greys, cream and gold. The Charter Suite has a private bar, direct access from the car park and is surrounded by the conservatory which overlooks the parkland.
One of our Managers will greet you and your guests on arrival and our attentive staff will serve refreshments and stay on hand throughout the reception. A fully licensed bar is available which can be offered on a cash or account basis. Orange juice, sherry, house wine and prosecco are popular choices for reception drinks. However, alternative drinks are available - just let us know your preference.
Whether you choose a finger buffet reception, an afternoon tea or a three course meal in one of our restaurants, the occasion will be sympathetically tailor made to suit you by our experienced staff. Popular choices are from our banqueting menus below:
A selection of finger sandwiches, homemade fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of cakes and pastries and freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Platters of assorted sandwiches, a selection of mini quiches, pork pie, sausage rolls and crisps, a selection of mini cakes and freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Platters of assorted sandwiches, a selection of mini quiches, pork pie, sausage rolls and crisps, southern fried chicken fingers, beer battered cod goujons, a selection of mini cakes and freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Beef stroganoff, lightly spiced chicken tikka, naan bread, vegetable and mushroom tagine, pilau rice, mixed leaf salad, roasted new potatoes, lemon tart with vanilla cream, dark chocolate truffle and freshly brewed tea or coffee.
Roasted honey glazed gammon, cranberry and orange glazed turkey, poached salmon fingers, chive butter, Caesar salad, rice salad, coleslaw, potato wedges, strawberry cheesecake, English cheeseboard and biscuits and freshly brewed tea or coffee.
For guests who may have to travel a distance, we will be happy to arrange bedrooms at the hotel if required. Please mention this at the time of booking and we will be happy to look at rates for you.
We are happy to advise you on the special touches that can make a Celebration of Life a truly memorable occasion - some examples of what we can arrange are listed below:
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