Christmas party venues in 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 fabulous venues, offers and options available to you in and around the New Forest for Christmas 2019.
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!!
Small groups looking for shared party nights in the New Forest area
Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst
With roaring log fires, traditional festive decorations and fancy frocks set the scene for this year’s sophisticated Black Tie Ball celebrations at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa in Brockenhurst. Shared Christmas parties and exclusive company parties are available to book. The evening begins with a Champagne reception, followed by three course dinner and then DJ and dancing. Party Night Price: from £40 per person. Make a night of it and complete your Christmas celebration with an overnight stay. Click here for menu and more information.
The Haven Bar & Restaurant, Lymington
Disco Party Nights with a fabulous atmosphere at The Haven in Lymington will be taking place on selected Friday and Saturday nights from 29 November until 21 December (contact the team for availability) Dinner priced at £27.50 per person for two courses or £35 per person for three courses. The Christmas menu also available Monday to Thursday (£22.50 two courses, £27.50 three courses) Click here for menu and more information.
Le Blaireau, Brockenhurst
This French bistro restaurant in Brockenhurst, with a quirky interior inspired by the streets of Paris and a menu filled with regional French cooking, offers you the chance to experience something a little bit different this Christmas with an authentic taste of France with plenty of Oh là là! Available for small and large parties up to 120 guests, celebrations can also be booked in the private dining room La Rue, designed to look like a Parisian street. The evening includes a French 3-course dinner followed by a fun evening with our DJ until midnight. From £24.50 per person. Make a night of it and complete your Christmas celebration with an overnight stay at Careys Manor. Click here for menu and more information.
Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst
Brockenhurst's iconic hotel has 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 menu and more information.
Chewton Glen, New Milton
Chewton Glen is holding a party night in The Dining Room on 13 December. Begin the evening's festivities with a glass of fizz on arrival followed by a delicious 3 course dinner, prepared by Executive Head Chef, Luke Matthews and his team. When the drinks are flowing, and your taste-buds are truly satisfied it's time to head to the dancefloor! £65 per person. Click here for menu and more information.
Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst
Rhinefield House Hotel hold shared festive party nights in the run up to Christmas, providing all the key elements to make your Christmas party memorable and fun - great food, great music and a wide range drinks packages for pre-selection, so the Christmas spirit can start the moment you arrive. Shared party nights include welcome drink on arrival, 3 course festive dinner, coffee or tea and mince pies. £45 per person (or £57 per person including half a bottle of wine). Put the taxi organising to one side and stay overnight (bed and breakfast from £115) Click here for menu and more information.
Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel, Lymington
Shared Christmas Party Nights at Elmers Court are great fun. Arrive in style to a glass of fizz, before sitting down to a delicious 3 course meal. Finish the night off on the dancefloor with the fantastic DJ. No matter the size of your party Elmers Court has the perfect place for you to get together to celebrate. Shared party nights will be taking place on Friday 6, 13 and 20 December, Saturday 14 and 21 December. £39.95 per person. Arrival 7pm, dinner 7.30pm, carriages 12am. Accommodation available with discount of 10%. Deposit £10 per person required with remaining balance due 30 November. Click here for menu and more information.
The Domus, Beaulieu
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. £42 per person. Special offer - one in every 10 guests goes free. Contact the team at Beaulieu if you would like your own private Christmas Medieval Banquet on an alternative night, minimum of 50 people. Click here for menu and more information.
La Perle, Milford on Sea
This year at La Perle there will be Friday Party Nights in December with live music (6th Millie Claxton, 13th Carley Varley, 20th Millie Claxton, 27th Greg Johnson). Join the party at 7.30pm for a festive three course menu, £44.95 per person. Click here for menu and more information.
Stanwell House Hotel, Lymington
Lymington's boutique High Street hotel will be holding festive party nights every Friday and Saturday evening in December. More information to follow soon. Contact details for Stanwell House Hotel.
Lanes Restaurant, Lymington
Once a church and a school, Lanes Restaurant has a festive menu for evenings with DJ and dance floor. Contact Lanes of Lymington for more information.
Private Christmas parties in the New Forest - 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? To make a really special team event, combine with something a little different - roll up your sleeves and get cooking, work out 'whodunnit' or battle each other in the forest!
The Terrace Restaurant, Beaulieu
For a sophisticated Christmas Party lunch and something a little different this year, head to the 3 AA Rosette Terrace restaurant this Christmas with your colleagues and friends. Relax in luxurious surroundings, be waited on hand and foot and enjoy a delectable 3 course meal created by Head Chef Matthew Whitfield. £40 per person. Find here 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.
Cambium Restaurant, Brockenhurst
Festive 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.
Lime Wood, Lyndhurst
Lime Wood really is a great party venue, offering a personal, relaxed house party getaway; with private dining spaces that can seat from 8 up to 50. Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder will do the cooking, you can expect an indulgent Forest Feast where everyone will be taken care of. Choose between a Christmas Menu (Lunch £45 per person, Dinner £55 per person), an Italian Sharing Feast (5 courses of fresh, flavoursome HH&Co classics with a festive twist - £75 per person) or something really special, the HH&Co Backstage Cookery School Kitchen Table Supper (gather around the Cookery School kitchen table for a real Italian family-style feast that is cooked right in front of you by Iain, Cookery School Chef - 5 course sharing menu, £95 per person)
For a little something special add an Arancini Workshop onto your festive celebration! Roll up your sleeves and spend an hour in HH&Co Backstage, the cookery school, and rustle up some of Angela’s favourite arancini! Once you have
prepped your arancini, they will be cooked for you to enjoy with your aperitif prior to sitting down in your private dining room. To get the party started a glass of fizz each is included for all your party. £50 per person. Click here for menu and more information.
Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst
Rhinefield House Hotel will organise your private festive party nights in the run up to Christmas, providing all the key elements to make your Christmas party memorable and fun - great food, great music and a wide range drinks packages for pre-selection, so the Christmas spirit can start the moment you arrive. Shared party nights include welcome drink on arrival, 3 course festive dinner, coffee or tea and mince pies. £45 per person (or £57 per person including half a bottle of wine). Put the taxi organising to one side and stay overnight (bed and breakfast from £115) Click here for menu and more information.
Chewton Glen, New Milton
Celebrate the end of another fantastic year with a five course festive dinner at The Dining Room at Chewton Glen with a glass of fizz on arrival. Available 30 November to 23 December. £75 per person. Click here for menu and more information.
Treat your team to a Festive Afternoon Tea including a glass of Sipsmith London Cup at the Chewton Glen. Think delicate turkey, cranberry and chestnut sandwiches, cinnamon and golden sultana scones and chocolate and chestnut bouche noelle...plus lots more, a definate change from the traditional turkey! Available 30 November to 23 December. £35.50 per person. Click here for menu and more information..
The Kitchen at Chewton Glen, New Milton
Enjoy a festive lunch or dinner for groups of 8 or more in the relaxed atmosphere of The Kitchen at Chewton Glen. Available from Saturday 30th November to Monday 23rd December 2019. Three course lunch £35 per person. Three course dinner with fizz on arrival £45 per person. Festive menu must be requested at time of booking and a pre-order is required for groups of 13 or over. Click here for menu and more information.
For something a little different, try a festive cookery course at The Kitchen - from Christmas Bakes with Mich Turner MBE to Festive Knife Skills, there are a number of courses available! Click here for more information.
New Park Manor
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.
Macdonald Elmers Court, Lymington
Private Party Nights at Elmers Court are a great opportunity to gather everyone together to celebrate the end of the year. Your evening will start with a glass of fizz on arrival, before you sit down for a 3 course meal, then it’s time for you to dazzle on the dancefloor to all the hits. Dates throughout November, December and January. £39.95 per person. ￼￼Minimum numbers of 60 or supplements apply. Extended bar and disco until 1:00am at an additional £395. Photobooths can be added for an additional £300. Click here for menu and more information.
The Haven Bar & Restaurant, Lymington
Spectacular views at lunchtime of Lymington River and the Solent Shore, great atmosphere in the evening! Festive Christmas Lunch or Dinner at The Haven throughout December, Monday to Thursday 2 courses £22.50, 3 courses £27.50, Friday to Sunday 2 courses £27.50, 3 courses £35. Click here for menu and more information.
Palace House, Beaulieu
Dine at the palace! Ideal for companies who are looking for a more intimate dining experience, you and your guests will be welcomed for a traditional three course Christmas dinner with all the trimmings in the sumptuous surroundings of Lord Montagu's Palace House. £84 per person, adults only. Special offer - one in every 10 guests goes free. Click here for more information.
The Domus, Beaulieu
Ideal for companies looking for a social Christmas lunch with the added bonus of discounted entrance into the Beaulieu attraction. Two course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, served in the 13th century Domus building. Lunch £18 per person, plus attraction entrance £15.80 (adults), £14.50 (senior citizens). Based on a minimum booking of 50 people, subject to availability.
Private Medieval Banquet themed Christmas Parties are also possible at Beaulieu. 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. £42 per person. Special offer - one in every 10 guests goes free. Contact the team at Beaulieu if you would like your own private Christmas Medieval Banquet on an alternative night, minimum of 50 people. Click here for menu and more information.
New Forest Activities
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 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!
Stanwell House Hotel, LymingtonEnjoy at festive lunch at Lymington's stylish Stanwell House Hotel throughout December. More details to follow soon. Contact details for Stanwell House Hotel.
South Lawn Hotel, Milford on Sea
The Cornwallis Suite at the South Lawn Hotel is available for exclusive use private parties of 50 up to 130 people throughout December. 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 £22 per person (lunch) and £25 per person (dinner). A Sunday Evening Special is also available - ideal for retail and hospitality industries to have some fun! Private Christmas Parties include the Party Season Menu, a glass of house wine or orange juice with your meal, hats, crackers and novelties.
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 (lunch £17 per person/dinner £20 per person) or 3 courses (lunch £20 per person/dinner £23 per person). Click here for menu and more information.
La Perle, Milford on Sea
Parties of 6 or more can enjoy Sam's delicious Christmas Menu throughout December. Christmas Lunches from Wednesday to Saturday, £24.95 per person. Chrismas Dinner on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, £29.95 per person. Exclusive use of the restaurant is available for larger Christmas Parties on request, at lunch times or evenings. Get in touch to discuss your individual requirements. Click here for menu and more information.
Informal venues for a Christmas gathering with colleagues in the New Forest
Monty's Inn, Beaulieu
Surrounded 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. Available 1 to 31 December. Minimum 8 people. Click here for menu and more information.
The Bell Inn, Bramshaw
Gather friends, family or colleagues for yuletide celebrations at The Bell Inn. However large or small your group, the three course festive menu will be available from 1 to 23 December and is bound to delight at this 2AA Rosette restaurant. Lunch Monday to Thursday £26.50 per person, Friday to Sunday £28.50 per person. Dinner Monday to Thursday £28.50 per person, Friday to Sunday £32.50 per person. Click here for menu and booking information.
The Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre
The deservedly popular Turfcutters Arms in East Boldre offers a superb Christmas menu in cosy, fireside informality at a brilliant price. More information to follow soon. Click here for contact details.
The Bosuns Chair, Lymington
The Bosun's Chair provides a great atmosphere for an informal Christmas gathering, just a short stroll from Lymington High Street. More details about the Christmas menu to follow soon. Click here for contact details.
The Monkey House, Lymington
The cosy Monkey House near Buckland Rings is under new ownership and is as popular as ever. Celebrate this Christmas season in style with a full-blown festive feast, a private party or a cosy dinner by the crackling fire. The Monkey House can cater for small groups or parties up to 25 people. The Christmas menu will be served from 25 November until 28 December (excluding Christmas Day), £22.50 for two courses, or £28.50 for three. Pre-order only, £30 deposit required per table. Find menu here and click here for contact details.
Koh Thai Tapas, Lymington
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 – more details to follow soon! Click here for contact details.
Check back soon for more information about Christmas Parties...
...we'll be adding more information as we receive it.
Updated September 2019