Located in between Dorchester and Poole just a mile from the A35, Athelhampton is ideally situated to look after  entertaining needs

in Dorset and the South of England.

With easy access, free ample car-parking and the added attraction of the stunning gardens or the historic house makes Athelhampton the ideal venue for family and friends to come togethether.

 

Our dedicated team can provide you with a range of catering and refreshment options to suit your event. 

 

Athelhampton for Entertaining

 

Examples of Styles of Entertaining

The Sunday Lunch

for 24 people in The Long Hall while open to the public

 A two-course lunch with a carvery main course with a glass of wine, after lunch a stroll around the gardens before departing.

£699.60 inc vat 

The Anniversary Lunch

for 60 people in The Long Hall

Glass of Fizz on arrival in The Gardens, followed by a three-course lunch served lunch with a glass of wine, after lunch a stroll around the gardens before departing.

£2758 inc vat 

The Birthday Dinner

for 80 people in The Conservatory

Glass of Fizz on arrival in The Great Hall followed by a 3-course seated formal dinner with ½ bottle wine

served in the Conservatory with bar and dancing in The Long Hall until midnight

£4842.40 inc vat

The Party

for 100 people in The Conservatory

Glass of Fizz & Canapés on arrival in The Gardens followed by 2-course seated BBQ with Cash Bar

served in the Conservatory with bar and dancing in The Long Hall until midnight

£4494.40 inc vat

Movie Night

for 20 people in The Small AV room

Cash Bar & 2 Course Buffet Supper served privately in Conservatory followed with a movie in the

Small AV Room

£1056.60 inc vat

Considerate Catering for Difficult Times

 for 80 people privately in The Long Hall

Tea on arrival in The Long Hall  followed by sandwiches & cakes and access to the gardens

£1492 inc vat

The Celebration Afternoon Tea

for 24 people in The Parlour

Glass of Fizz on arrival in The Great Hall followed by a two-course afternoon tea

served in The Parlour  

£880.24 inc vat

The Society Cream Tea

Cream Tea for 70 people served in The Long Hall with access to the gardens

£1022.70 inc vat

The Garden Party

 for 200 people in The Gardens with access to The Coach House

Two Glasses of Pimm's on the lawn with a selection of 8 canapés

£3864 inc vat

 

Room Hire for 2021

(all prices on this page include VAT)

Daytime 9-5 Hire Charges

(per hour, 4 hour minimum)

Great Hall £60

Great Chamber £60

The Parlour Room £60

Board Room £36

Media Suite £48

Long Hall £48

Conservatory £60

Small AV Room £48

 Secondary Room

on a private basis for reception, dining or as an entertainment space will be charged at 50%

Evening Hire Charges

(per hour, 4 hour minimum)

Great Hall £66

Great Chamber £66

The Parlour Room £66

Board Room £39.60

Media Suite £52.80

Long Hall £52.80

Conservatory £66

Small AV Room £52.80

Setup Service

Includes Table Menus, Name Cards,

Table Plan, Decoration £60

Catering Rates for 2021

(all prices on this page are per person and include VAT,  Service Charge is mandatory)

Evening Catering Charges

Service Charge £6.60

(includes one serving tea/coffee/juice & water on tables)

Tea / Coffee / Juice £1.59

Shortbread £0.92

Selection of Cakes £2.65

Sandwich Supper £8.58

Soup & Sandwich Supper £9.24

Hog Roast with Buffet £20

Barbeque with Buffet £16

Sunday Carvery (sunday only) £15.95

Add a Dessert £6

Four Canapés £6

2 Course Buffet Supper £21.15

2 Course Dinner £26.40

3 Course Dinner £31.80

125ml Glass of House Wine £3.25

Bottle of House Wine £17.50

Bottle of Prosecco £24

Litre of Pimm's Cocktail £24

Daytime Catering Charges

Service Charge £6

(includes one serving of tea/coffee/juice & water on tables)

Tea / Coffee / Juice £1.44

Small Shortbread £0.84

Selection of Cakes £2.40

Cream Tea (tea served from service charge) £5.81

Soup & Roll £6

 Sandwich Lunch £7.80

Ploughmans Lunch £9.60

Soup & Sandwich Lunch £8.40

Sunday Carvery (sunday only) £14.50

Add a Dessert £5.40

2 Course Buffet Lunch £19.20

2 Course Lunch Menu £24

3 Course Lunch Menu £28.65

125ml Glass of House Wine £3.25

Bottle of House Wine £17.50

Bottle of Prosseco £24

Litre of Pimm's Cocktail £24

Bespoke Planning

Our dedicated team can assist you in planning your event, our hands-on approach means that we can assist you throughout your time with us.

Our Hospitality Team are happy to assist you with every step.

The Spaces

We offer rooms within Athelhampton House and the Coach House, they

can be used as standalone spaces or for the larger event in numerous combinations.

The Great Hall

The Tudor Hall, the heart of Athelhampton House with it's high roof, open fire and stained glass is an impressive room for your presentation or reception. 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

30

100

Not available at public times

10m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Works  in combination with The Great Chamber and The Parlour

The Great Chamber

This formal drawing room, en-suite to the Great Hall can be used for a smaller meeting, or breakout room. It makes a special dining room following a reception in the Great Hall.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

30

100

Not available at public times

10m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Works in combination with The Great Chamber and Harmsworth rooms

The Parlour Room

Our Art Deco reception room filled with smaller tables and chairs can be used for less formal catering and classroom-style presentations, as well as a break-out for the Media Suite.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

32

30

At any time

10m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Works in combination with The Great Chamber and The Parlour Rooms

The Media Suite

This modern facility offers 50 fixed seats & 25 extra seats for lectures and presentations, fitted with up-to date Audio-Visual equipment. A lift is available from the Harmsworth Room. 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

N/A

N/A

At any time

10m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

Fixed Immovable Seating

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use The Parlour Room  for Refreshments

The Board Room

A small room at the top of the house, with a single board room table, ideal for quiet confidential meetings and brainstorming.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

8

N/A

At any time

10m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

Steps to closest toilet. 

Restrictions

Additional Features

Adjacent to the Media Suite

The Conservatory

The courtyard of the Coach House building with a glazed roof and Purbeck stone floor this rooms is a great looking multipurpose room with adjacent bar and toilets

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

120

160

Not available at public times

10m x 1m

Dining Room Capacity

None

Restrictions

Additional Features

Adjacent to Bar and Long Hall, will fit 3 cars or similar for display

The Long Hall

A 17th Century Hall, located in the Coach House, elegant and tranquil room, en-suite to the Conservatory with direct access to the Gardens 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

60

100

At any time

10m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

None

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use in combination with The Conservatory.

The Small AV Room

A small presentation room suitable for use for the smaller presentation or a private cinema, with comfortable fixed seating and modern Audio-Visual equipment.

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

N/A

N/A

Not available at public times

8m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

Fixed Immovable Seating

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use in combination with Conservatory and Long Hall

The Side Lawn

A large lawn on the west-side of Athelhampton House offering space for a marquee or just an outside space for activities and demonstrations 

Room Size

Availability

Standing Capacity

N/A

300

At any time

8m x 5m

Dining Room Capacity

Fixed Immovable Seating

Restrictions

Additional Features

Use in combination with Conservatory and Long Hall

 
 

Make an Entertaining Enquiry

send us a message, responses are usually quick, but can be the next business day.

 

Getting Here

By Rail

Dorchester South Station or Moreton Station for London Waterloo

 

Dorchester West Station for Bristol Temple Meads

Taxi rank available at Dorchester South to complete your journey

By Road

On the A35 from Dorchester or Poole, or A354 from Blandford follow our "Athelhampton"signs from "Northbrook" junction

Southampton - 50 miles / 60 minutes

Yeovil - 26 miles / 45 minutes

Exeter - 65 miles / 90 minutes

Bristol - 65 miles / 120 minutes

London - 125 miles / 165 minutes

 

Athelhampton House & Gardens

Athelhampton 

Dorchester

Dorset

DT2 7LG

01305 848363

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