Whether you’d like to add a drinks reception onto the end of a day of meetings or you simply want to hold a stand-alone party, we have fabulous spaces and menus for you to choose from.
We have three striking rooms in which you can hold your drinks reception: Herringham Hall, Tuke Common Room and the Knapp Gallery. Each boasts unique features including high ceilings and a minstrels’ gallery, wooden panelling and ever-changing art exhibitions (respectively). Then there is, of course, our beautiful York Lawns. During the summer months our lush gardens are host to an elegant, ivory marquee which can be used for eating, drinking, dancing and general merriment.
Our wine, beer, cocktail, mocktail and soft drinks menus are extensive and varied. We also serve drinks in jugs and beer towers so your guests can top themselves up so no one is ever left with an empty glass. If there’s anything specific you’d like to have included on your drinks menu, our in-house catering team from Vacherin is always happy to discuss your ideas and to create something bespoke.
Canapés, bowl food, street food stalls, a hot or cold buffet – we can help you decide which option will work best for your event. Our menus cover a range of cuisines and dishes and we’re confident you’ll find the perfect fit for your reception.
For a drinks reception on the York Lawns, organisers can really let their imaginations run wild! You want your guests to go on a treasure hunt? No problem. Play on an adult bouncy castle? Leave it with us. Spend the afternoon playing football or softball? Consider it done. Equally, if you’d rather go for a more understated choice of a string quartet and croquet match, the charm of the established gardens offers the perfect backdrop.