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House parties

Enjoy great times with good friends in a luxurious rural retreat

Whether you are planning a ‘big’ birthday celebration, a hen weekend, a landmark anniversary or you are simply ‘school friends reunited’, organising your celebration break needn’t be a chore.

We aim to provide every possible shortcut and offer a host of ideas to make your special event particularly memorable.

Forget the cooking, there’s everything from freezer food to a personal chef - something to suit every possible pocket, party size and taste.

Flavours of Herefordshire

Pre-order from our unique ‘Flavours of Herefordshire’  shopping list and choose from a selection of delicious local breakfast packs and cheeseboards together with a gourmet range of individually portioned frozen meals for you to pop in the oven when you arrive. There are puds and local ice creams to finish off too!

Buffets and Barbeques

If you fancy a relaxed or informal party, you could choose to have a hot or cold buffet delivered to your door for you to serve yourselves or perhaps a sumptuous, summer barbeque and spread out in the orchard whilst your personal chef prepares you anything from tasty home made burgers to garlic-basted langoustines – Yum!! . Min party of 10.

Dinner parties

Why not get all dressed up, host your own private dinner party and enjoy being waited on hand an foot all evening? The Rectory’s grand Georgian dining room can be yours for the evening, all dressed to suit your celebration. For groups of 10 – 24

Wine Tasting

Warm yourselves up for an evening out or better still, stay in and test your palate with our wine expert. A generous selection of quaffable wines, bubbly and liqueurs will be available for you to try and buy. We can arrange finger nibbles or a generous supply of delicious canapés to enjoy with your drinks.

Butler service

Whatever kind of party you choose, why not book a butler or two to serve you, wait at table or even wash up for you? It may be as a cheeky (but exceedingly tasteful) surprise for a hen party and will keep you giggling all night!!

Action-packed parties

Events can be organised in the Rectory grounds so there’s no need to navigate beyond the orchard!! There’s duck –herding and circus skills or, if you prefer to travel a little further afield, there’s everything from quad biking to canoeing and paintballing to pottery.

Christmas and New Year

For that festive, finishing touch, each property is decorated for both Christmas and New Year with a beautifully hand-dressed Nordmann fir tree covered with twinkling lights and log fires are framed with swags of conifer and cones. Inclusive Christmas packages include a fresh, locally reared turkey and a delicious home-made plum pudding too - so that’s Christmas all wrapped up!!


See the Concierge section for post-party maid services, minibuses and more.

Prepare (or recover from!!) your party with a relaxing treatment in the privacy of your cottage. See Spa Breaks for more information.

Enquire about house parties
The Olde Rectory, Boat Lane, Whitbourne, Worcestershire WR6 5RS
Tel: 0844 800 8869   Email: stay@olde-rectory.co.uk
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