Christmas party venues in the New Forest

Christmas party venues in the New Forest.

It's time to book a fabulously festive celebration for your business or group get-together!

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After two years of pandemic restrictions, take the opportunity to let your hair down with colleagues and friends!

Whether you are a small group wanting to share a big party atmosphere with other groups and offices, looking for a private Christmas party venue or considering something a little bit different for a change, there are some fabulous venues, offers and options available to you in and around the New Forest for Christmas 2022. These are not just open to businesses - gather together a handful of your best friends for a great night out!

Here we bring you our local favourites, highly recommended venues for festive party nights and Christmas celebrations. Whether you're looking for a venue for a large corporate party, a table at a shared festive event, a more intimate Christmas dinner or something completely wacky for a change, read on!

There are also plenty of ideas in our Events Calendar. And to keep up to speed with local events and news, subscribe for free to our Weekly What's On newsletter which is emailed every Friday. Don't miss out!!


Small groups looking for shared party nights in the New Forest

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Christmas Fest at The Lodge Kitchen & Bar at Balmer Lawn, Brockenhurst

Brockenhurst's iconic hotel has been hosting parties to remember since the 1800’s! The festive-meets-apres-ski Lodge Kitchen & Bar is open daily in December until 11pm, with a DJ playing festive favourites and sing-along classics every Friday and Saturday during dinner to get you up and dancing. Christmas Fest kicks off on Friday 25th November with a LIVE Michael Bublé tribute act, a show packed full of Bublé favourites, from soulful singalongs to big band classics.

Christmas Parties at Balmer Lawn Hotel, Brockenhurst

Exclusive use and shared Christmas parties are now available to book at the Balmer Lawn Hotel: start the evening at 7 pm with a drink on arrival (earlier drinks receptions also possible), then enjoy a decadent three-course meal followed by tea and coffee and stollen. Dance the night away to DJ entertainment until midnight. Balmer Lawn Christmas parties start from £57 per person, which includes half a bottle of wine. Stay the night afterwards (ask about the special rates available!) and enjoy the use of the leisure facilities and a delicious cooked breakfast, the perfect remedy for the night before.

  • Sharer Parties: Friday 9th and Friday 17th December 2022

  • Private Parties: throughout December

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Music Evenings at Pebble Beach Restaurant, Barton-on-Sea

Pebble Beach restaurant is holding a series of fun evenings over the coming weeks, ideal for groups to book a table, get their dancing shoes on and party the night away!

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Venues for private Christmas parties in the New Forest

Private Christmas parties at Chewton Glen

Make up for lost time and celebrate the Festive Season in style! Christmas provides the perfect opportunity for an office party or a gathering of friends. If the team's diaries clash over evening celebrations, then how about considering a festive lunch instead? To make a really special team event, combine it with something a little different - read on for some fantabulous ideas!

Luxurious festive dining at Chewton Glen, New Milton

Gather with friends, family, and colleagues for the ultimate in delectable festive dining this Christmas, at Chewton Glen. Visit The Dining Room from 26th November onwards and scintillate your seasonal senses with a finely curated festive lunch, indulge in a 5-course evening extravaganza, or opt for a fabulously festive afternoon tea, with plenty of fizz and bonhomie guaranteed.

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Intimate and relaxed private dining at Lime Wood, Lyndhurst

Lime Wood really is a great party venue, offering a personal, relaxed house party getaway; with private dining spaces that can seat from 8 up to 16. Chefs Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder will do the cooking, pulling together their much-admired signature styles into an indulgent Forest Feast. Sample Christmas Menu: £75 per person for lunch or £85 per person for dinner. For something extra special, book the Kitchen Table for eight and enjoy a fun sharing menu.

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Private Christmas parties at Beaulieu, Lime Wood or Rhinefield House Hotel

Party the night away at Rhinefield House Hotel, Brockenhurst

Rhinefield House Hotel will organise your private festive party nights in the run-up to Christmas, providing all the key elements to make your Christmas party memorable and fun - great food, great music and a wide range of drinks packages for pre-selection, so the Christmas spirit can start the moment you arrive. Private party nights include a welcome drink on arrival, a 3-course festive dinner, coffee or tea and mince pies and a disco until midnight. £65 per person (minimum of 60 guests). Put the taxi organising to one side and stay overnight!

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Soak up historical surroundings at Palace House and The Domus, Beaulieu

Make up for lost time and celebrate the Festive Season in style at the historic 13th century Abbey Domus, the perfect location for a Disco Ball. Gather your friends and colleagues, put your party outfit on and enjoy the Sparkling Spectacular where a warm welcome, good times, excellent food and a stunning setting bring out the very best of the much-missed party season. Alternatively, you are warmly invited to an Edwardian Christmas Evening at the historic Palace House with captivating trees, a roaring log fire, period costumes and a sumptuous banquet with a harp or carols capturing the opulence of a Christmastime gone by.

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Christmas parties at Pebble Beach Restaurant, Barton-on-Sea

Perched on the clifftop at Barton-on-Sea, Pebble Beach offers splendid lunchtime sea views towards the Needles and Isle of Wight and a welcoming festive atmosphere for dinner. Choose an intimate party in the Penthouse, a dinner party in the main restaurant or dinner in the warm and cosy Winter Lodge Bar. 3-course pre-Christmas menu £30.00 per person or 2 courses for £26.95 per person (pre-orders required)

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Family-tastic Christmas celebrations at New Park Manor, Brockenhurst

Groups looking for a family-friendly Christmas celebration should look no further than New Park Manor in Brockenhurst. Private dining for small groups: expect fine cuisine, impeccable hospitality and a bespoke approach. Oodles of charm with festive decorations and atmosphere. 

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Large parties and small gatherings at South Lawn Hotel in Milford on Sea

The Cornwallis Suite at the South Lawn Hotel is available for exclusive-use private parties for 50 up to 130 people. Eat, drink and be merry, followed by your own entertainment. Private hire is available for lunch, late afternoon or in the evening up until midnight, from £30 per person for a 3-course meal with a glass of wine, coffee and mince pies. For smaller groups, the festive menu in the Cedar Tree is available for lunch or dinner (Monday to Saturday). The Party Season Menu is available as either 2 courses (£24.50 per person) or 3 courses (£28 per person). Another option is festive ‘High Tea’ is available Monday to Saturday from 3.30-5.00pm. £19.50 per person.

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Something a little different! Informal Christmas gatherings in the New Forest.

Christmas Party Tapas at The Larder Lymington, New Forest Activities High Ropes, Kitchen at Chewton Glen

Tapas Evenings at The Larder, Lymington 

The Larder is hosting Tapas Evenings every Thursday and Friday - if you’ve not yet sampled chef Karl’s delicious tapas then you’re in for a treat! Gather friends and colleagues for a fun evening in the warm and atmospheric weatherproofed outside area and be transported to the Med! 6pm until 9pm, perfect for those who prefer an early night - or continue for drinks afterwards to one of Lymington’s many superb hostelries (we recommend the Bosun’s Chair!)

Find out more about Tapas Evenings in our Events Calendar!

Get cooking at The Kitchen at Chewton Glen, New Milton

How about a private chef experience or a cookery school party?! James Martin and his brigade have created a venue that is all about enjoying and creating food. Impress your family and friends by learning how to cook delicious dishes or celebrate important milestones together with a feast that you'll never forget. Find out more and book here.

For a more casual experience, The Kitchen utilises the best winter produce to create signature dishes combined together in delicious 3-course lunch or dinner set menus. So gather your friends, family or colleagues for the ultimate in relaxed festive dining. Lunch is available from Saturday 26th November to 24th December 2022.
 Dinner is available from Saturday 26th November to 23rd December 2022.

Find out more and book here.

Team Huddle Day with New Forest Activities, Beaulieu

Everyone likes a fancy meal in a nice restaurant, but why not try something different for this year's Christmas party? Enjoy a ‘Team Huddle Day’ with New Forest Activities. Combine fire lighting in the bushcraft camp followed by archery, BattleZone or High Ropes. Based in Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest, the New Forest Activities team will help you to plan a Christmas party to remember! 

Find out more and book here.

Christmas Pizza at EatPIZZA, Lymington

Enjoy a change from a traditional festive menu with a gathering at EatPIZZA, where authentic wood-fired artisan pizza is the name of the game! Rumour has it that a new ‘Christmas’ themed pizza will be coming soon to tempt your tastebuds! EatPIZZA has space for 18-26 downstairs for private dining, available for reservation (except Fridays and Saturdays) Private parties for less than 18 people are also possible (an additional charge of £100 will apply).

Find out more about EatPIZZA including contact details for bookings.

A Taste of India at Rivaaz, Lymington

You’ll need to book well in advance at the multi-award-winning Rivaaz in Lymington, where you’ll find a modern and fresh approach to fine Indian cuisine. Rivaaz is the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘tradition’ and it is with this in mind that the menus have been crafted, bringing innovative ideas to traditional recipes, using authentic Indian spices to create unique flavours. Rivaaz is not your typical Indian restaurant, funky music plays in the background while you indulge in deliciously cooked Indian delicacies. Top tip: book your office gathering for January if you can’t get a table before Christmas!

Find out more about Rivaaz including contact details for bookings.

Sample locally brewed craft beer at The Monkey Brewhouse, Lymington

Come and check out Lymington’s very own microbrewery – housed in a beautiful oak-framed extension attached to the pub! The Monkey Brewhouse is now producing freshly brewed cask and keg beer, available on tap in the pub - perfect for sampling during your Christmas celebration. Enjoy a full-blown festive feast, a private party or a cosy dinner by the crackling fire. The Monkey Brewhouse Christmas menu can be preordered: £24 for two courses, or £30 for three (£30 deposit required to secure the table)

Find the menu here and click here for contact details.

Relaxed Christmas gatherings in Lymington and the New Forest

 Christmas Party Local Pubs The Haven, The Bosuns Chair, The Turfcutters New Forest

Spectacular lunchtime views at The Haven Bar & Restaurant, Lymington

Enjoy picturesque views of the Lymington River and the Solent Shore over lunch - and a great atmosphere in the evening! Festive Christmas lunch and dinner is available at The Haven from 25th November to 24th December: 2 courses £32.95, 3 courses £39.95. Come early and enjoy a mulled wine by the fire, you can even bring the dog and the team will find you a cosy table in the snug – just let them know when you book. Booking essential!

Find out more and book here.

Cosy up with great food at The Gun Inn, Keyhaven

Enjoy an informal gathering with excellent food at this traditional 18th-century pub with a cosy bar, low beamed ceilings and log fires. Expect fantastic original, seasonal, locally sourced produce and a warm welcome. More details about the Christmas menu to follow soon. 

More information about The Gun Inn.

Try the famous Christmas Pie at The Turfcutters Arms, East Boldre

The deservedly popular Turfcutters Arms in East Boldre offers a superb Christmas menu (from 1st December) in cosy, fireside informality at a brilliant price. Don’t miss the Turf’s legendary Christmas Pie! Festive menu: 2 courses £22.95 and 3 courses £27.95.

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Friendly fun at The Bosuns Chair, Lymington

The Bosun's Chair provides a great atmosphere for an informal Christmas gathering, just a short stroll from Lymington High Street. More details about the Christmas menu to follow soon. 

More information about The Bosun's Chair.

Excellent food and cosy atmosphere at the The Silver Hind, Sway

Not yet discovered this cosy village inn and restaurant in the heart of Sway, a stone's throw from the station? The 2 and 3-course Christmas menu is available from 15th November (2 courses £22.95 and 3 courses £29.95) Parties above 8 people will be required to leave a £10 deposit per person.

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Homecooked and homegrown at Steph’s Kitchen at Fairweathers, Beaulieu

A delicious Christmas lunch with all the trimmings is available at Steph’s kitchen at Fairweathers Garden Centre in Beaulieu between Monday 28th November and Friday 23rd December. Highly recommended home-cooked food with vegetables from their ‘Patrick’s Patch’ over the road. Choose traditional turkey or see our specials board for available meat and vegetarian options.  We have a range of starters available and amazing desserts along with wines and beers to compliment your meal. £5 deposit per person when you book your table.

More information and book here.


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