10 of the best party venues in Northants
Big do on the cards? Whether it's a family gathering, birthday bash, hen do, Christmas shindig or even a wedding, we've picked 10 of the most unique venues in Northants to wow your guests.
Party season is fast approaching and if you haven’t nailed down a venue for your big do, then how about this lovely lot for a fine selection? Whether it’s a small family lunch or a big blow out, there are some top notch venues in Northants for throwing a bash you won’t forget.
Silverstone Distillery, Silverstone
Rustic charm with an edgy, industrial vibe, Silverstone Distillery can host parties of up to 30 guests, making it perfect for an intimate wedding, select shindig or work do. You can take advantage of the on-site distillery and get stuck in to a Gin School or Cocktail Masterclass with your guests, or even create boozy party favours with bespoke labels. And you definitely don’t run the risk of running out of booze. Phew.
Lamport Hall, Lamport
Lamport Hall is a whopping, Grade I listed stately pile that also manages to feel like a welcoming home as you swing into the gracious tree-lined driveway. This beautiful venue can accommodate parties of varying sizes, offering spectacular views and elegant backdrops with a choice of rooms and packages to suit your vision, from intimate private dining experiences to parties of up to 70 guests.
Stoke Park Pavilions, Stoke Bruerne
This jaw-dropping, rural venue is pretty much a state secret so don’t tell anyone we told you. Two Inigo Jones designed pavilions and a sweeping colonnade overlook beautiful gardens and landscape. It’s only available for private events, which lends it a certain exclusivity that you don’t get from some of the better known venues and, making it a perfect undisturbed location for meetings, away days and private gatherings. The stunning West Pavilion seats up to 70, whilst the gardens have plenty of space for marquees, bouncy castles and larger crowds.
The Willow and Brook, Apethorpe
Tucked away in the little village of Apethorpe, The Willow and Brook is a dreamy dining destination that serves up amazing food. Book a space for intimate functions and private dining with a bespoke menu tailored to your needs. Owner Suzanne is a former events planner, so you’re in skilled hands.
Boughton House, Kettering
If you’re looking for something truly epic, you’ll struggle to find a more impressive venue that Boughton. Inspired by Versailles and with a choice of utterly gorgeous historic spaces, both inside and out, the landscaped grounds and oak panelled rooms, adorned with paintings by El Greco and Gainsborough, are magnificent. It’s a great place for corporate bonding stuff too, with 11 thousand acres of parkland to venture into.
The Granary at Fawsley, nr. Daventry
Surrounded by acres of rolling countryside in a quiet corner of Northamptonshire, The Granary occupies an idyllic and timeless setting. This family run venue in a collection of beautiful ironstone barns offers privacy and exclusivity, whether you’re booking for 20 or 120, plus owners Donna and Glen can sort all the trimmings for you, from DJs to decor.
Flore House, Flore
A charming boutique country house retreat in a peaceful village setting with twenty acres of grounds to explore and impeccable interior design with a witty, contemporary twist. If you’re looking for an opulent and eclectically styled venue then look no further. Plus its just a few minutes from J16 of the M1, so if you’ve got guests coming from afar it’s a winner.
Rockingham Castle, Nr. Corby
Holy Norman conquest, this one’s an actual castle and it doesn’t get much more fabulous than that. Rockingham has been in the Watson family for over 450 years and prior to that it was property of The Crown, so if you’re scouting for a spectacular venue you’ll certainly get the wow factor here and the views from the ramparts across five counties are breathtaking.
Delapré Abbey, Northampton
Take one 900 year old abbey set in 600 acres, add a dash (or several) of champagne and a selection of guests (how ever many you like from 2 to 200) et voila! You can choose from a huge number of rooms for your gathering from the 19th century Bouverie Rooms or an outdoor courtyard, to the Tudor kitchen, BillIard Room or a marquee on the lawns. Plus there’s in-house catering courtesy of Tom Hewer (he’s responsible for Hibiscus Fine Dining and The Orangery, both located at Delapré ) from coffee and pastries to the full shebang.
The Falcon Hotel, Castle Ashby
Fancy a guided nature walk, some outdoor yoga or a spot of wild swimming with your party? (Did somebody say skinny dip?). If you want super luxe with a twist then The Falcon Hotel is a breath of fresh air. Whether you’re after a big exclusive-use bash, an intimate gathering or chi-chi private dining, there are 22 rooms and plenty of beautifully designed entertaining spaces to choose from.