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Why our venue is ideal for a traditional Christmas party

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When preparing for festive celebrations, it can really pay to plan ahead. Now is a good time to start preparing for a Christmas party to be held at our Hertfordshire venue. However, what makes Manor of Groves such a special spot if you want your party to have a traditional festive vibe?

You can throw in many festive staples

Many elements of a traditional Christmas get-together have probably already emerged in your mind, including bright Christmas lights and, among the food on offer, succulent mince pies and mulled wine.

We can provide all of that; still, the suitability of our Georgian manor house goes much further than this. Many of the now-familiar festive conventions were present or rooted in the Georgian period of British history that lasted from 1714 until 1830.

You can look to history for inspiration

We can certainly offer opportunities for dancing – which, as we all know from Jane Austen novels and screen adaptations, was a popular Georgian pastime. Christmas pudding – then called plum pudding due to its prominent inclusion of dried plums – was reportedly restored in popularity on the country's Christmas dinner tables after King George I was allegedly served this dish in 1714.

Meanwhile, a Georgian Christmas party's centrepiece would be the "Twelfth Cake". It was given in slices to all household members and was a forerunner of the modern Christmas cake.

A secluded but still accessible historical venue

You are probably already thinking of many people who you would love to invite for a Manor of Groves knees-up. You will likely be heartened to know that our hotel, despite its location in countryside encompassing some 150 acres, can be easily reached from major motorways and airports.

It will take only about 10 minutes for someone on your guest list to drive from Stansted Airport to our beautiful building. Furthermore, up to 200 cars can make use of the on-site parking that we provide for free.

Our website includes a form that you can fill in and submit to request our 2017 Christmas Brochure for downloading. Whatever the nature of your own Christmas party, a warm welcome awaits at our private events venue in the UK.
   

 

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