Chillington Hall provides a stylish and elegant setting to hold a reception to mark a private happy occasion, such as an engagement, birthday celebration, christening or milestone anniversary.
The Hall has an abundance of history and character providing a magical occasion reminiscent of times past. The interior of Chillington Hall is all you would expect from a grand house of the period with these charming features and elegant decor make a magnificent setting for any event.
For your special event you have Exclusive use of the House to include, the Front and Marble Halls, the Drawing Room and the spectacular Saloon, designed by (Sir) John Soane, as the centre piece of this wonderful house with its Broadwood Grand Piano which is available for use if you have hired a pianist to play it.
We can accommodate up to 80 people for a seated meal in the Grand Saloon or up to 100 for a casual drinks reception. If you are looking for a smaller more intimate occasion then our Dining room is available for smaller parties under 24.
Hiring the Hall
The Hall is available to hire starting with a 4 hour hire period or up to a full day. We are flexible with start times, but request that all hire periods finish no later than 11.00pm. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can give you prices based on those.
We can offer a variety of food and beverage options to suit your event and budget, please see the links for some sample options and prices. We are very happy to create a bespoke package or provide something which is not listed. Please note we provide all catering in house and do not allow external caterers. We are happy to discuss beverage options such as corkage- please contact us for more details.
Do you fancy dining like a King but would prefer to stay at your own home and have us come to you? Why not contact Tessa Giffard, she's a highly skilled Chef and events planner and can cater for you here at the Hall or at your own home/specified venue of your choice. Please see the below for more information
Filming & Photography Location
Chillington Hall and its grounds provide a unique backdrop to stage a photo shoot or to be used as a filming location.
We have previous experiences with productions for a television series as well as photography sets and short films. We have numerous spaces and options to suit most requirements, whether its for grand architecture, beautiful unspoilt scenery or our 18th century stables then please do contact us to arrange a viewing.
We are ideally located near to main routes such as the M6, M54 & A5, great local rail connections just a few miles away and we have good quality accommodation options for crew within minutes of us.
Hiring out the Park
Chillington Hall has a stunning Park which was designed by the famous landscaper Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 1760's. It has large flat grassy areas to the front and sides of the Hall, a sixty acre lake and ancient woodlands all with good access for vehicles from the nearby main roads. The area is perfect for hiring as a location for sporting events, country shows, charity fundraisers or to hold a concert.
Hiring the Park can be done as a whole or just a part of it, so hire prices do vary depending on requirements, so please contact us to discuss the options with us.
Please note that we are unable to hire the park out for you to erect a marquee to use for Wedding reception purposes.
18th Century 'Model' Farm Buildings
Chillington Hall's Model Farm (it's called this as it was pioneering in its time to build a farm to a plan rather than just evolving like most other farms during this period) is a fine example of an 18th century farm building complex which was restored to its former glory a few years ago. It includes a dovecote, pig sties, stables and an acorn boiling house. Some of the buildings have been converted into a school room (can accommodate up to 75 people) with kitchenette and toilets which is ideal for school groups to use for outdoor educational days, rural training courses or to use as an event office for events held on the park.
The buildings are available to hire out on their own or as part of the Park hire, please contact us to arrange a viewing and to discuss hire prices.
The park and grounds surrounding Chillington Hall contain a purpose built 4x4 course which can be tailored to suit novice drivers as well as competent off roaders to enjoy. It contains water obstacles, rough woodland tracks, steep inclines and ascents.
We have several years of experience working with companies who specialise in showcasing new 4x4 vehicles and can offer VIP packages as well as groups who just want to have a bit of fun in the mud.
Please contact us for hire details, prices vary depending on requirements