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Private Venue Hire

Highclere Castle is the perfect pace to hold a reception to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding anniversary or engagement. Up to 150 guests can enjoy drinks and canapés throughout the State Rooms, where our exceptional guides can talk through the famous artwork, elegant furniture and answer any questions guests may have about Downtown Abbey and more. Our events team would be delighted to arrange music or entertainment to suit your occasion and, if the weather is kind, guests can flow onto the south lawn to view the rolling parkland that surrounds the castle.


Whether you are wishing to mark a milestone or a birthday, Highclere Castle provides a magnificent setting for an unforgettable reception, lunch or dinner that brings your family and friends together.


Highclere Castle is delighted to have set the scene for some of the most elegant engagement parties. Celebrate your engagement with friends and family here at the Castle, a bespoke experience is guaranteed.