Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'saisons Est. 1984

Great Milton OX44 7PD, United Kingdom

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Situated in picturesque Oxfordshire, it is one of the country's most cherished manor house hotels.
Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, the luxury hotel enjoys an idyllic, typically English setting. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen—and the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Castle / Château / Manor
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Courtyard
Forest
Garden
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Style
British
Contemporary
Country
Elegant
Garden Party
Romantic
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Created by celebrated chef Raymond Blanc OBE, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is renowned for offering one of Britain's finest gastronomic experiences.

Situated in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, it is also one of the country's most cherished manor house hotels, with 32 individually designed guest rooms and suites.

The hotel received two Michelin stars in 1984, the first year of its opening, and, remarkably, has held them ever since.

Surrounded by lawns, flower borders and orchards, the luxury hotel enjoys an idyllic, typically English setting. But beyond the eye-catching displays are vegetable and herb gardens that provide the kitchen—and the acclaimed Raymond Blanc Cookery School—with ultra-fresh, organic produce, ensuring the Michelin-star restaurant remains at the cutting edge of culinary excellence.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $95 to $400

Insurance

N/A

Capacity

Seated
50
Buffet
50
Standing
100
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1984
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

PRIVATE EVENTS IN LA BELLE ÉPOQUE

Our private dining room, at the heart of the hotel, can be hired for flawless events. It can accommodate between 15 and 50 guests.

Hire includes use of the Provençal-style reception room, secluded walled garden, dining room and the new La Belle Époque Conservatory. Overlooking the 15th century manor house and gardens, the Conservatory has a private entrance and provides a bright, open space for post-dinner aperitifs and receptions.

In warm weather, guests can enjoy drinks on the terrace or croquet on the lawn. In winter, an open fire in the reception room ensures a cosy welcome.

HIRE FEATURES:
Personalised headed menus, a table plan and individual place cards
Choice of menus created by Raymond Blanc and Executive Head Chef Gary Jones
Dedicated restaurant team
Flipcharts, projectors and other conference equipment
Air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
Design:

1984 saw the opening of the hotel, combining breathtaking surroundings with gastronomic excellence.

"I had in mind a small house in the country, but I fell in love with Great Milton Manor, set in 30 acres. With the help of a few friends it was transformed into a magnificent country house hotel."

Raymond aimed to create a place where guests could relax and savour the surroundings. Working with some of the best interior designers in the UK, he transformed the rooms into stylish and unique palaces.

The restaurant swiftly earned two Michelin stars the year of its opening, and, remarkably, has held them ever since. Stunning gardens are the envy of botanists worldwide. The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, opened in 1991, attracts a constant stream of budding chefs.

Standout Venue Features:

Raymond is known globally for his passion for seasonal, organic produce. When sourcing food for his restaurant, he makes sure to know everything about its provenance. Rarely can a chef tell you exactly where the milk in your breakfast came from.

With his dedicated gardeners, he has cultivated herb beds in which 70 traditional and exotic varieties thrive. A two-acre vegetable garden produces over 90 types of vegetable. A mushroom garden sprouts around 20 edible species, and an orchard brings in beautiful apples, pears and quinces.

He champions an ethical approach to cooking and is devoted to energy efficiency and recycling. Belmond Le Manoir is viewed by many in the hotel and restaurant industry as the model to aspire to.

Extra Perks:
Each of the 32 bedrooms are individually designed.  Expect striking marble bathrooms, hand-painted wallpaper, discover a unique sanctuary designed by Raymond Blanc. Hotel comforts combine with imaginative decor to stunning effects.  Luxurious terraces provide extra space to unwind in. Each is a haven of fantasy, created using the most indulgent materials.
Awards & Notables 2016
 
Nation Restaurant Awards – Sustainable Restaurant of the Year
 
Best Hotels of 2016 – #1 in the UK, #3 in Europe, #6 in the world
TripAdvisor Traveller’ Choice Awards
 
2015
 
The Times, The Sunday Times – Best UK Hotel
Times Travel Magazine
Annual Readers'Awards
 
Elite 100 Restaurants 2015 Number 61.
 
Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Awards for Restaurants 3rd Best Restaurant in UK, 7th Best Restaurant in Europe,
9th Best Restaurant Worldwide
 
AA Food Service Award – AA Food Service Award 2015-2016

Considerate Hoteliers awards – UK Considerate Hotel of the Year
 
2014
 
National Restaurant Awards – 13th in the top 100 restaurants in the UK
 
The Sustainable Restaurant Association – Sustainable Hotel Restaurant of the Year
 
Elite 100 Restaurants 2014 – Number 30. 1 of only 12 UK restaurants to make it into the list
 
Considerate Hotel of the Year
 
Food and Travel’s Reader Awards
 
Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice – Runner up in the Best Holiday Hotels in the UK category
 
TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Restaurant – 2nd in the UK and 8th in the world
 
The Times, The Sunday Times, Sunday Times – Best UK Hotel, Best Pudding, Best for Service

Travel Magazine Reader Awards

LONG TERM AWARDS
 
Michelin Guide Two Stars (No. 2) since 1984
 
AA Hotel Guide 5 red stars.  The award of red stars to a hotel is the most prestigious that the AA can give, indicating all-round performance.
 
Condé Nast Traveler, U.S.A. ‘Gold List’ Voted amongst top hotels in Europe (93.7)
 
Condé Nast Traveler, U.S.A.
Voted Number One Hotel in the British Isles
Voted 34 in the Best Hotels of the World
 
Travel & Leisure Magazine, U.S.A.Positioned at 32 out of 100 in the World’s Best Hotel Survey.

Tradition and QualitéOne of three restaurants in Great Britain to belong to this prestigious membership organisation.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever.

Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best quality ingredients. The two-acre kitchen garden produces 90 types of vegetable and 70 varieties of herb.

The hotel’s wine cellar is home to around 1,000 different wines from around the world. Around 60% are of French provenance.

Take your seat at one of the best restaurants in Oxford, and anticipate a culinary experience that you will treasure forever.

Bars & Lounges:
Belmond Le Manoir Champagne Bar
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