We Are Open For Business!
With ever-changing covid-restrictions, including new regional rules, number limitations and different guidelines according to event type, we thought some clarity might be useful.
First and foremost – WE ARE OPEN!
Hothorpe Venues is tucked away in 12 acres of private countryside with very few neighbours and is situated in a ‘Tier one – medium alert level’ district, which is the lowest category. As at 13th October 2020, this is what we can offer at Hothorpe Venues:
You can host a meeting for up to 30 people in Covid-safe venues, such as Hothorpe Venues. On site, both Hothorpe Hall and The Woodlands have ample spacious meeting and dining rooms allowing for social distancing to be applied. With two venues on site, both ample distance apart, we can also host up to 60 people when split into two (non-mixing) bubbles of 30 at each venue. Video links between the two venues are possible.
We are also undertaking enhanced safety measures, as detailed in our Event Safe guide.
Weddings can still go ahead, albeit with a restriction of 15 people, including the couple to be married. A ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception can take place, with guests seated on tables of up to 6 people and with the celebration ending by 10pm. Overnight stays can still take place after the wedding, but the celebration (food, drink, gathering) must end by 10pm.
Although this is largely not what couples want when they have booked with the intention of a larger celebration, it does open up an opportunity for couples who have always dreamed of a smaller wedding but were restricted by the minimum number clauses of larger wedding venues like Hothorpe Hall and The Woodlands. Until 31st March 2021, we are welcoming smaller wedding ceremony and/or wedding celebration bookings for up to 15 people. We have some gorgeous rooms with wonderful views that would be ideal for a smaller wedding, offering privacy and a bespoke service. We can offer more relaxed menus through to bespoke taster menus with pared wines.
Our cute self-catering Snugs are best likened to a mini, yet perfectly formed, woodland cabin and are open for online bookings! There are five in total, perfectly spaced and dotted around The Woodlands area of our 12 acre site.
Available to book for short breaks and single night stays, each snug offers two en suite bedrooms with a central lounge and kitchen/diner. Sleeping five in total (5th bed space a child-only sofa bed), the Snugs are a great base for families wanting a mini staycation, walkers wanting to take advantage of the footpaths from our doorstep, and cyclists wishing to explore the quiet country lanes of surrounding Leicestershire and Northants. Of course, the Snugs are also great for a relaxing get away too, where you can explore the gardens, use the tennis courts
Our luxurious treehouse is the perfect romantic getaway and can be booked for a short break with no minimum night restrictions. It’s tucked away in the grounds of The Woodlands so is absolutely perfect for social distancing! With a king sized bed, private balcony and champagne fridge, you have everything you need for a glamourous change of scenery!
Food & Drink
We’ve always wanted to show off the excellent standard of our food, but until now it’s only really been shared with wedding guests, conference delegates and the like. However, from 1st November, we are open to all with the launch of our new restaurant. Watch this space for more information!
Work from your ‘Hothorpe Office’!
Also from November, Hothorpe Hall’s lounge will be open to the public and for a small charge, you can set up office from 9-5 with unlimited hot drinks, wifi and a sandwich for lunch. More info on here soon, or contact us to find out more now.
Lastly – just in case we ‘ve not been clear – WE ARE OPEN!
We’re used to hustle and bustle, serving endless cups of coffee, welcoming you with a smile, preparing your meeting room ready for your presentation, dressing and styling your wedding breakfast tables and plumping your pillows for a good night’s sleep. So at the moment, we’re feeling rather lonely with just a fraction of 2020’s events going ahead as planned. But, we can welcome you for a smaller meeting, a smaller wedding, a short break or some food and drink in the lounge in our covid-safe venues and accommodation.
We hope to see you soon!