From grandeur to intimate, Hanbury Manor has an overwhelming choice of event options


Events & Meetings

Host your event in a country retreat with elegant period features and unique outdoor venues. From Poles Hall to the Drawing Room and Conservatory, our magnificent rooms offer sweeping views and captivating surroundings for your meeting, exhibition and evening party. If you’re looking for a private setting with charming garden, choose our intimate Garden Court.

From classic cuisine to international fusion, we offer an array of mouth-watering dishes made with the fresh, local ingredients. Our Executive Chef and his team will work with you to plan the perfect menu.

It’s the little touches that make a glittering occasion and that is where we shine. Our event planners will advise you on every element from etiquette to scheduling and decorative themes, and ensure flawless performance on your special day.

Originally the chapel of the Manor House, Poles Hall is truly breath-taking. With vaulted ceilings and a minstrel gallery your event will be unforgettable.

Why Hanbury Manor?

  • 14 dedicated event rooms offering over 1500 sqm of dedicated event space
  • Elegant period spaces, open fireplaces and lovely outdoor venues lend a special air to your event
  • All inclusive meeting & events packages
  • Dedicated events team to partner with you on your event objectives
  • Innovative catering, event planning, audio-visual and video-conferencing services available to hosts
  • Excellent geographically positioning for major road networks and international airports
Capacity Chart
Meeting RoomDimensions (L x W x H)Area: m2TheatreSchoolroomConferenceU-ShapeReceptionBanquet
Poles Hall15.5×8.8×17.4 136160809640180144
Thundridge 18.6×8.5×3.3 158140808040180144
Garden Court Lounge, Balcony & Summer House23.2×12.2×2.324280486036160120
Garden Court Conference Room9.9×8.5×2.3 84502640244030
Zodiac15×6.4×3.3 112903050356070
Drawing Room 10.9x6x4.1 65321824213048
Conservatory13.6×5.4×2.6 73402524254040
The Library9×6.2×5 55401816153036
Juniper8.3×6.7×2.4 5622
Sequoia 8.1×6.7×2.5 54251824213036
Beech6.1×5.7×2.7 3520
Assembly Hall10.9x6x4.1 6580

Parties & Celebrations

Murder at the Manor

A melodramatic murder mystery, filled with comedy and shocking revelations.

Guests await the arrival of the birthday boy Harry Hanbury, but instead, Inspector Dribble announces that Master Hanbury will not be attending the function. He is dead, and the culprit is in this very room!

At dinner, suspect questioning reveals clues and red herrings about the culprit of the murder, who did it and why? All is revealed as the detective exposes the real culprit and orders for their arrest. Perfect dinner Entertainment.

Harry Potter at Poles Hall

Travel to Hogwarts and feast on chocolate cauldrons and butter beer! Poles Hall or the library offer the perfect canvas for us to transform with various props and effects so your guests will feel like they are on the set of Harry Potter in the Great Hall about to feast on a delicious banquet.

With wizards and gargoyles to entertain throughout the evening, and much more:

  • Harpist and Fortune tellers
  • Character Lookalikes
  • Sorting Hat
  • Themed crockery; Goblets, Platters

Medieval Manor

With flags covering the brick walls, knights in armour guarding the doors, and long banquet tables filling poles hall, guests will be completely swept into the atmosphere.

Of the 1200’s. With Fire Breathers and Fighting Knights they will not be without entertainment, and a delicious hog roast will keep their bellies full. Take to activities such as jousting and archery, and polish of the day with a goblet of fine mead.


  • Medieval
  • Magical legends
  • Tudor/Shakespeare
  • Lords and Ladies

Cocktail Flaring and Masterclass

A Cocktail Workshop will provide guests with the skills they need to impress at any evening party.

With each guest armed with a master cocktail set, our slick staff will teach guests how to mix a range of popular drinks, and then its down to them to whisk up a delicious blend and be scored on the presentation, taste and delivery of their creation. Guests will also take a hand at flaring after watching the pro’s, and get the chance to design their very own concoction. A great activity to take place before dinner – so there’s no need for pre-dinner drinks!

Secret Garden Party

Perfect for Hanbury’s Secret Garden, or available in other areas, this mythical and magical event will captivate your guests and transform them to a midsummers night dream.

A range of décor and design is available for this theme, including lit up lanterns, floor cushions and human statues, and fairy tale references such as satyrs and the beautiful sound of the harp enchanting guests as they enjoy their magical hidden feast.

Themed Events

Vintage Garden Party – London’s Original Country Retreat brings a very traditional English elegance with it, and what better way to showcase that than with a Vintage Garden Party theme.

For corporate or private events we can transform the Garden Court or Secret garden to a red white and blue array of food and furniture, and give guests an all English event to be proud of. Other possible themes for day or evening events include:

  • Alice in Wonderland, Fun Fair/Circus, Wild West, Hollywood

Fun Days & Team Builds

Country Retreat Pursuits & Pastimes

Escape the busy city into the peaceful countryside, where you can enjoy traditional, as well as more modern British country pastimes.

With the beautiful surroundings at Hanbury Manor, this event will have the perfect setting for a range of country pursuits including Laser Clay Shooting, Archery, Duck Herding and Falconry. For those who thrive of adrenaline, add motorised activities to make the afternoon more adventurous. Vehicles including rage buggies, Segway’s and Quad Bikes are all sure to leave your guests in a spin.

Duration: 1+ Hours

The Bigger Picture

A message-laden activity where delegates are forced to take a step back, look at ‘The Bigger Picture’ and re-assess their own views and approaches to work.

Supplied with the necessary materials, the potential Picassos are challenged to recreate an abstract work of art onto their own small canvasses, which are then combined to form a single ‘Bigger Picture’.

Trained facilitators will guide teams through their experiences and learning points, and coach them in ways to take these insights into the workplace.

Duration: 2-4 Hours

Team Challenges

A selection of activities designed to bolster teamwork with experiential learning, focusing on various skills.

These teamwork challenges may be used autonomously to enhance a separate event, or combined with each other to produce a major team-build experience.With most activities lasting approximately 15 minutes, you have the freedom to pick and choose the correct combination of challenges to suit your set time, audience and objectives.

Duration: 1+ Hours

Tea Party Bake Off

An exciting cooking challenge in which teams compete to bake the most scrumptious sponge.

Each team is provided with the necessary equipment, and they must use the ingredients supplied to make the best cake and display creativity in its decoration. With time allocated, teams must work together to make sure that everything is prepped, cooked and presented on time to wow the judges.

The team that follows the recipe and produces the most eye-catching and delicious cake will be declared the ‘Bake Off’ winners!

Duration: 2-4 Hours

Manor House Chocolate Making

A creative, sugary team building exercise; Enabling guests to work together on marketing, communication and time management skills, and come out with something sweet and tasty.

Guests are tasked to create a chocolate which they feel represents the character brief given to the team at the start.

During this time they will also be asked to create a box in which to display there chocolates. Chocolates and boxes will then be displayed for other teams to view throughout the duration of the day.

Duration: 2-3 Hours

Fun Days

A fantastic opportunity to reward colleagues and their families, in 200 acres of stunning parkland at Hanbury Manor.

Family Fun Days are a chance to say a big THANK YOU to staff and their families; to celebrate the success of the business whilst entertaining everyone and helping teams to bond.

  • Fun Fair Rides – dodgems, carousel, side stalls
  • It’s a knockout – inflatables. bouncy castles
  • Main attractions – trampolines, climbing wall
  • Entertainment and Live music

Duration: 1-2 Hours