11 luxury Cotswolds places to rent privately
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Based in the Cotswolds, Oasis Events are a bespoke party planner who produce exceptional parties and events, expertly transforming venues for all occasions. For businesses that organize unique corporate events for schools, colleges and individuals, Oasis Events provide bespoke experiences to clients across a wide variety of sectors in Gloucestershire and beyond.
From grand birthday parties and family occasions to sophisticated restaurants and memorable business events, the Cotswolds are home to many lavish venues that are available for private hire.
With everything from party planes to impressive country estates, SoGlos has selected 11 of the most luxurious Cotswolds party venues to book for your next big party.
1. The Cotswold Airport Party Plane
Bought by Cotswold Airport for £1, the BA 747 Negus or party plane has become one of the region’s most unusual party venues. Complete with a dance floor, DJ booth and bar, the plane offers a unique party space for everyone, not to mention airplane enthusiasts.
Costing over £1,000 per hour, it is the only 747 bespoke event venue in the world and caters for a range of occasions. From corporate meetings to birthday parties, the former BA plane is a spectacular space – and is even licensed for weddings of up to 88 guests.
2. Cowley Manor
With up to 30 bedrooms, striking modern interiors, extensive gardens and a spa to enjoy, Cowley Manor is the perfect place to indulge in Cotswold luxury and host an unforgettable event.
The versatile venue offers everything from private dining and room rentals to exclusive use of the entire property, with visitors enjoying 20% off spa treatments, midnight cravings and, of course, champagne!
3. Ellenborough Park
Boasting stunning grounds with views of Cheltenham Racecourse, framed by Cleeve Hill, Ellenborough Park truly has the wow factor. As Gloucestershire’s only five star hotel, the 15th century mansion is available for private parties, team building events, weddings and more.
Guests can take advantage of the exclusive use package, supporting all 61 hotel rooms and suites. With 90 acres of land, meeting and banquet facilities, a restaurant, and a heated outdoor pool, there’s plenty of space for large groups.
4. Soho Farm
Give your event the luxury it deserves in the lavish surroundings of Soho Farmhouse. Tucked away in 100 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, the farmhouse is full of quirky and extravagant locations – from stately homes to movie theaters and even a rooftop swimming pool!
With a few sites spilling out into Mayfair and Babington, Soho Farmhouse offers everything from country retreats to beautiful townhouses. Making it the perfect all-rounder for luxury lovers from all over the world.
5. Glenfall House
Known for hosting bespoke events, Glenfall House is famous for its extravagant and luxurious style. The 18th century country house in Charlton Kings is complete with picturesque views, beautiful gardens, 20 sumptuous bedrooms, suites and coach house.
The inviting venue is the perfect location for any event. Hosting everything from birthday parties to Christmas parties, guests can expect a unique experience.
6. Sudeley Castle
Nestled in the pretty historic town of Winchcombe, Sudeley Castle is the perfect location for any extravagant event – known to host everything from private parties to festivals and even a Bear Grylls Survival Academy!
Famous for its manicured gardens and historic interiors, the Tudor castle has plenty to offer, including a medieval banqueting hall, 1,200 acres of beautiful grounds and a grand pavilion with terrace.
7. Cornwell Manor
Providing a lavish backdrop to any event, Cornwell Manor in Chipping Norton is well established as a venue to host some of the most luxurious bespoke parties in the Cotswolds, offering everything from romance to spectacular weddings to family reunions.
The mansion is set in beautiful gardens, with an outdoor swimming pool, as well as 12 luxurious bedrooms, live cooking and an extravagant atmosphere.
8. Lakeside Mansion
With 12 opulent rooms and suites and a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 250 people, Manor by the Lake is an exemplary venue for any luxury event.
Surrounded by seven acres of manicured gardens, the Victorian mansion is a secluded hidden gem on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Partygoers can rent the whole mansion or choose just part of it as a backdrop for birthdays, weddings or corporate events.
9. Foxhill Mansion
Secluded in the luxury of nature, Foxhill Manor is a stunning location for any private event. Available for family reunions, festive events and house parties, the Grade II listed Cotswolds mansion combines lavish lifestyle with comfort.
The mansion offers 16 beautiful bedrooms, a ballroom for up to 60 people, 400 acres to explore, a state-of-the-art screening room with games console and large TV, full use of the Dormy House spa and more. more!
10. The Mansion of Massacres
Enjoy exclusive use of the magnificent Slaughters Manor House for a bespoke event filled with extravagance and luxury.
Situated in the charming Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter, the 17th century manor house offers an idyllic retreat with 19 individually designed bedrooms and a quintessentially English croquet lawn, tennis court, billiards room and cocktail bar. A variety of exclusive use packages make the mansion an ideal venue for any private event.
11. The Fish Hotel
Sister to Foxhill Manor, the Fish Hotel is one of the most luxurious boats in the Cotswolds. Complete with 63 rooms and suites and elegant interiors, the country retreat is a heavenly private location, sitting within 400 acres of the Farncombe estate.
Available for a variety of occasions, from family reunions to bachelor and bachelorette party weekends, guests can enjoy exclusive use of the hotel for all occasions.
By Lucy Gilder