Christmas parties at Alexander House, West Sussex

Christmastime at Alexander House

Is there anywhere more resplendent than Alexander House at Christmastime? With the crackle of open fires, and the scent of pine and spice in the air our grand Jacobean mansion glitters with the excitement of the season.
From cosy, long lunches by the fire in Reflections to getting the whole team together for a celebration of a great year in our ballroom, The Shelley, we have many and more ways for you to mark the holidays.

New for 2020 and for maximum cosiness, we are delighted to introduce ‘APRÈS’, a Ski-inspired dining experience taken in our re-imagined Chalfont Suite. We suggest you get your skis on and book up - it’s sure to sell out.

Please note, where necessary we will adapt our festive offering to comply with Covid-19 regulations but you can be assured it will still be just as special. Whilst the rule of 6 is in place we will only be able to accept groups of 6 but the capacities of rooms are listed as a reference for the size of the space and should the restrictions be lifted before the festive season.

Decadent drawing rooms

Private dining suites

Part of the charm of Alexander House is undeniably the rambling corridors leading to decadent drawing rooms, one after another. Alongside our two largest suites, we have a series of beautiful and unique spaces that can hold from 8 to 50 guests, including our new experience, APRÈS.

APRÈS - up to 10 guests
AGs - up to 50 guests
The Asquith - up to 10 guests
The Churchill - up to 16 guests
The Gate House - up to 8 guests (with two bedrooms available)
The Chartwell - up to 10 guests

Get your skis on...


APRÈS, new for 2020, is a unique dining destination in Sussex. Inspired by the Alps and the style of Ski, we bring you the flavours and flair of après-ski to the reimagining of our private room, The Chalfont. For up to 10 guests tuck into a supper of ski-inspired tapas, with mulled wine & themed canapes in the champagne bar first, before enjoying such treats as Savoyarde Tartiflette, Chicken schnizel and Gnocchi-style
Mac & Cheese. For afters, roast chestnuts and mallows on the fire and sip on an Alexander House chocolat-chaud.

View the menu & enquire below. £40 per person based on 6 guests.

Food glorious food

Festive Feasting Menu

Our Festive Feasting Menu is available for groups of 6 - 90 - for gatherings of friends to the office party. Chef Darrel Wilde and his team have created a menu that sings of the Season, with highlights including our citrus-cured salmon with a festive salad of orange & chestnut, followed perhaps by our Wellington of Slow Cooked Lamb and finished of course with our homemade Christmas Pudding, with steeped clementines and for a twist, pineapple & brandy cream. Delicious!

Available in all of our private dining spaces (excluding APRÈS) and with room hire offered with our compliments, our Festive Feasting Menu is superb value at £35 per person for lunch and £55 per person for supper, both including coffee & mince pies.

Don't stop me now...


All guests enjoying our party menus are invited to make a night of it, with very special rates to stay over in our luxurious rooms. All rates include a full recovery breakfast the following morning, and spa access can be added for £20 per person.

Prices from:
Sunday - Thursday £175 per room
Friday £225 per room
Saturday £245 per room

For a big bash

The Shelley & Wakehurst Suites

Reached through the enchanting spa garden, the Shelley & Wakehurst Suites are our largest and connect. Named after Percy & Mary Shelley, the famous poet and authors who once owned the original building of Alexander House, The Shelley Suite is large and spacious, with ample room for up to 90 guests. The Wakehurst, named after the famous gardens local to Alexander House, can hold up to 40 guests and when taken with the Shelley can hold up to 130 guests.

The Shelley Suite - up to 90 guests
The Wakehurst Suite - up to 40 guests
Combined - up to 130 guests

Both rooms have access to private bathrooms and the fully-stocked bar in The Shelley Suite.

Masters of the Manor

Exclusive Party Nights

For larger groups, we are delighted to offer The Shelley & The Wakehurst Suites for exclusive hire through the party season. Including a glass of prosecco on arrival, set menu from our Festive Feast Menu, our House DJ and Christmas novelties. Make it a night to remember for the whole crew this year!

Sunday – Thursday (minimum of 50 guests) £45 per person
Friday & Saturday (minimum of 70 guests) £55 per person