Christmas party venues in Lymington and the New Forest.

It's time to book a fabulous festive celebration for your business or group get-together!

Whether you are small group wanting to share a big party atmosphere with other groups and offices, or looking for a private Christmas party - perhaps with something a little different, there are some wonderful venues, offers and options available to you in and around Lymington and the New Forest. And these are not just open to businesses - gather together a handful of your best friends for a great night out!

Find below the latest information on great venues for party nights and Christmas celebrations. There are also plenty of ideas in our Events Calendar. And to keep up to speed with local events and news, subscribe for free for our Weekly What's On newsletter which is emailed every Friday. Don't miss out!!

Christmas Caberet evenings at Le Blaireau New Forest

Small groups looking for a big party atmosphere

At Careys Manor Hotel, roaring log fires, traditional festive decorations and fancy frocks set the scene for this year’s sophisticated Black Tie Ball celebrations. Shared Christmas parties and exclusive company parties are available to book, starting 30 November. The evening begins with a Champagne reception, followed by three course dinner and then DJ and dancing. Party Night Price£40 per person. Make a night of it and complete your Christmas celebration with an overnight stay: bed & breakfast from £149 per room. Click here for menu and booking information

French bistro restaurant, Le Blaireau will be transformed into a spectacular Parisian stage for 'Cabaret' themed shared Christmas parties, available to book from 1 December to 22 December inclusive. This is your chance to don your finest feathers and top hats and 'can can' your way onto the dancefloor for a glitzy Christmas party to remember! Three course meal followed by DJ and disco. A prize will be awarded to the best dressed male and female! From £26 per person. Make a night of it and complete your Christmas celebration with an overnight stay: bed & breakfast from £149 per room at Careys Manor. Click here for menu and booking information.

Balmer Lawn Hotel Christmas 2016. Photograph by Robb WebbThe Haven have Party Nights on selected Friday and Saturday nights in December (contact the team for availability) Dinner priced at £25 per person for two courses or £30 per person for three courses. The Christmas menu also available Monday to Thursday (£20 two courses, £25 three courses) Click here to see Christmas menu

Balmer Lawn  Hotel have been hosting parties to remember since the 1800’s! Exclusive use and shared Christmas parties are now available to book for November and December - with fizz on arrival, three course festive dinner and dancing until 1am. £42.50 per person or £52.00 per person including a half bottle of wine. Stay the night afterwards, with highly discounted bed & breakfast rates for all of our party guests (from £55.00 per guest). Click here for more information.

Stanwell House Hotel are holding festive party nights every Friday and Saturday evening in December. Three courses for £33.95 per person (three courses with Prosecco £39.95 per person), which includes festive crackers, novelties and disco. Click here for Christmas menu.

Lanes of Lymington has a festive menu for evenings with DJ and dance floor. Contact Lanes of Lymington for more information about availability.

Beaulieu are hosting Medieval Banquet themed Christmas Parties. Celebrate the festive season in a unique and fun way with a medieval banquet which includes traditional mead on arrival, platters of meat, vegetables and potatoes (vegetarian option available). The 13th century Domus provides the perfect setting to take you back to medieval times to experience a three course royal feast fit for a king, afterwards the DJ will bring you back to the present day with a disco until midnight. £39.50 per person. (Limited tickets available for 21st & 22nd December) If you would like your own private Christmas Medieval Banquet on an alternative night there are limited dates available, minimum of 50 people. More information.

Private Christmas parties - with something a little different!

There are too few opportunities to leave the office but Christmas provides the perfect excuse. If the team's diaries clash over evening celebrations, then how about considering a festive lunch instead?

Murder mystery Montagu Arms Hotel For the the perfect alternative to the traditional Christmas celebration, discover the 3 AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant at the Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu. Indulge in fine wines and an exquisite Christmas menu designed by Head Chef and Roux scholar Matthew Tomkinson and an array of festive activities to ensure the most memorable of Christmas gatherings. More information and Christmas Menu.

Give your Christmas celebration at the Montagu Arms some additional sparkle! Available to book for groups are the following:

  • Chocolate Demonstration and Tasting with award winning chocolatier Miss Witt, who will demonstrate how to temper chocolate, create exciting flavour combinations and introduce you to the art of decoration. More information.
  • Murder Mystery at The Montagu. Partake in a classic “Whodunnit” and watch as the mysteries of the Montagu unravel before your eyes. Whether you’d prefer group participation or professional actors, a Murder Mystery dinner is the perfect pre-Christmas party with a difference. More information.

  • Wine tasting with Sommelier Sergio for a special wine tasting. From a selection of 4 exuberant pours, you and your guests will broaden your wine knowledge and possibly extend your own collection as Sergio talks you through a variety of interesting elements from vintage to grape. By the time your amuse bouche appears you’ll be quite the wine connoisseur! More information.

New Forest Activities Xmas BattlefieldFestive lunch or dinner parties are available from 1 to 17 December at Cambium restaurant at Careys Manor Hotel from £29.95 per person. Book a private room, or a large table for evening festivities that all will enjoy. Click here for menu and reservation information.

Family friendly New Park Manor in Brockenhurst offers private dining for small groups. A Christmas menu is available with festive decorations and atmosphere. Contact New Park for more details.

Everyone likes a fancy meal in a nice restaurant, but why not try something different for this year's Christmas party? Enjoy a Paddle to the Pub along the stunning Beaulieu River before a festive riverside refreshment at the Masterbuilder's pub at Buckler's Hard. Or why not opt for headsets instead of party hats during an exciting game of woodland Battlefield LIVE? Get in touch with the team at New Forest Activities to start planning a Christmas party to remember! 

Enjoy at festive lunch at the stylish Stanwell House Hotel in Lymington throughout December. Two courses for £19.95 per person, three courses £23.00 per person, includes festive crackers and novelties. Click here for the Christmas menu.

Private parties are available to book at the Cedar Tree restaurant at the South Lawn Hotel in Milford on Sea. Lunchtime festive menu in the Cedar Tree available throughout December (Monday to Saturday), parties of 12 or less as a normal restaurant reservation. The Party Season Menu is available as either 2 courses (£15.50 per person) or 3 courses (£18.50 per person).

The Cornwallis Suite at the South Lawn Hotel is also available for private parties of 50 up to 130. Eat, drink and be merry followed by your own entertainment. Private hire is available for lunch, late afternoon or in the evening up until Midnight, from £20.50 per person (lunch) and £23.50 per person (dinner). A Sunday Evening Special is also available - ideal for retail and hospitality industries to have some fun!

La Perle in Milford on Sea will be a turkey-free zone during December! Enjoy a complimentary Spiced Pear Bellini before three course meal. Crackers, coffee and homemade mince pies - plus a Christmas present for every diner! £31.95 per person. Click here for menu and booking information.

Koh Thai Tapas in Lymington does Christmas like nowhere else! Escape to Koh this Christmas and give your yuletide some mouthwatering memories. The team at Koh have been busy testing, tweaking and re-testing their Christmas specials – and now have some zingers for you, including: Seared Tuna Steak Salad, Thai Fried Rice with Crab, Thai Runner Bean Salad with king prawns, Green Curry with Sirloin Steak and Rice Pancakes… they've even reinvented the humble spring roll with Fresh Vegetable Rolls. £28 per person for a personalised Christmas Thai Tasting for sharing, two courses with chocolate truffles! To make organising the Christmas party a little easier, there’s no need to pre-order. The Christmas offering is built around the tastes of the group on the night. More information and booking here

Informal venues

christmas table 1909796Surrounded by cosy pub comforts and twinkling decorations, take your friends to Monty’s Inn for a delicious festive celebration. Christmas lunch party £25 per person, Christmas dinner party £35 per person. Minimum 8 people. Click here for menu and booking information.

Party 'inn' style with a three course festive menu at The Bell Inn, from 1 to 23 December. Enjoy a menu packed with locally sourced ingredients and full of forest flavours. Relax at tables dressed with candles, crackers and all things Christmassy. An extensive selection of fine wines, over 20 choices of gin, local beers, juices and pressés will provide plenty to get you into the Christmas spirit. From £27.95 per person. Click here for menu and booking information.

The deservedly popular Turfcutters Arms in East Boldre is offering a superb Christmas menu in cosy, fireside informality at a brilliant price too, two courses £16.95, three courses £20.95. Click here for menu and booking information.

The Bosun's Chair in Lymington offers a great atmosphere for an informal Christmas gathering. Click here for contact details.


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Updated October 2018