Private Parties at Kelmarsh Hall

Private Parties at Kelmarsh Hall & Gardens

At Kelmarsh Hall and gardens we have the perfect space to host your special party, from christenings, birthday parties and afternoon teas –

 we can cater the day’s celebrations around you!

We have intimate spaces for just a few guests, or more spacious fine rooms for the larger parties. Our Hall can offer a totally exclusive country house experience within the Saloon, Great Hall and Ballroom. Whilst our restored Orangery offers a beautifully unique and picturesque venue for smaller occasions. Our beautiful gardens can also be incorporated into your day, with garden games on the tea terrace or strolls through the woodland walks.

You really can make Kelmarsh Hall your home for the day, giving you and your guests a day to remember!

To discuss your party needs, please call 01604 686543 or email us at

The Great Hall

Give your guests an impressive welcome they’ll be sure to remember in our Great Hall. Painted in Lancaster pink, the Great Hall is a truly welcoming place, with a cosy lit fire, pretty florals and the comfy sofas – you really can make yourself right at home! 

The Great Hall can be used as your welcome drink area, with space for 100 guests for a standing reception. 

Personalise the space on our Great Hall desk with photos, a welcome sign or card box too! 

The Saloon

The beautiful Saloon painted in a Soul of Blue is a peaceful space to enjoy a drinks reception, afternoon tea, or a meal. With stunning views of the surrounding parkland, Kelmarsh really does feel like your home for the day. 

Used by Nancy Lancaster as her entertaining room, the Saloon has always played host to lavish parties and cocktail evenings. 

The baby grand piano is the perfect addition to your event and we have a number of recommended pianists that can make your day extra special. 
If the piano isn’t for you, we welcome other live accoustic music in the Saloon, or have a music sound system you can play your own playlist.

The saloon is a perfect space for smaller parties on one large table – or it can seat up to 70 guests on round tables. 

The Ballroom

The largest of our available party spaces is the Ballroom. Built as an extention to the Hall in 1873 by Mr Naylor as a lavish ballroom for his daughters. 

The Ballroom boasts beautiful views of the Kelmarsh parkland and ornamental lake, along with the pretty tea terrace which lights up in the evening. 

With elegant mirrors, intricate woodwork and a beautifully detailed fireplace, the Ballroom is a special place to host your meal or dance the night away on the wooden sprung dancefloor. 

The Ballroom can hold 100 guests seated on either banquet or round tables, and can host 150 standing reception for parties.

The Orangery

Located nearby to the historic gardens, The Orangery is the perfect space for more intimate events. With a maximum of 40 guests, the Orangery is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon tea, a delicious meal or a drinks and canapes reception. 

The Orangery has quick access to the historic gardens, so you can incorporate these into your day. We also include garden games, so you can utilise the lawn area too! 


Thank you for organising everything in the Orangery for us. We had an amazing day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Even the weather favoured us so we were able to take advantage of your gardens, something I have never managed before. 

Jennifer Family Gathering

It was really beautiful and was ideal for the number of guests we had. We didn’t need to decorate it, because with the tables laid it already looked stunning.

Clare 70th Birthday Party

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Important Information

Please note the Hall, gardens and Sweet Pea's Tearoom will be closed on August bank holiday Sunday and Monday. We will be open as usual Tuesday 29th August.

Apologies for any inconvenience.