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Private Dining Rooms at Great Fosters near Windsor, Surrey

A historic occasion

Enchanting and historic, The Great Fosters estate sprawls across 55 acres, with a series of handsome redbrick buildings and beautiful landscaped gardens with a Saxon moat, Japanese bridge and even a sundial gifted to Estate from Sir Francis Drake. Within each building and even in the gardens you will find enigmatic private dining spaces, ideal for anything from baby showers to birthdays, anniversaries to incentive trips.

Located in Egham near Windsor, we're perfectly placed for a special occasion, and for guests wanting to rest their heads after a day or evening of revelry, we have plenty of gorgeous bedrooms available too.

The Mowbray & Mandeville

Reached via a private entrance and staircase, the Mowbray & Mandeville suites are charming and stylish indeed. The Mowbray, the larger of the two suites, features a stunning vaulted ceiling and our iconic mullioned windows. The Mandeville makes the perfect spot for drinks and canapes before supper or is ideal for an intimate gathering. The two suites have access to private landing and bathrooms too.

Mowbray: Seating up to 24 guests  on an oval table or up to 30 guests seated on 3 round tables of 10.

Mandeville: Up to 10 guests seated at one table

The Yew Rooms: Al Fresco

Head due south through the Rose Garden and you'll discover The Yew Rooms, a series of open-air  private dining spaces, neatly screened by the ancient yew hedgerows. Two of these 'rooms' have now been cleared and prepared for guests to enjoy as they once did in the long history of Great Fosters. Each 'Yew Room', can be hired for private parties of up to 30 guests with casual seating, or up to 18 guests seated at three round tables or one long table.

It's a space to let your imagination run free, like we did with our 'Alice in Wonderland' tea party and Bridal Shower lunch, both pictured.


The Wine Room

Situated adjacent to the Estate Grill, our Wine Room is a newly re-imagined intimate private dining space for up to 12 guests. Available to book from Summer 2020, The Wine Room will boast an array of tasting events, wine connoisseur suppers with paired flights of wine from specialist winemakers, innovative retail experiences and more - and of course, is available to book for private lunches & suppers to mark a special occasion or just because.

Seating for up to 12 guests on one oval table.

The Garden Room

Situated opposite to the Estate Grill, our The Garden Room is an elegant space with beautiful views of the gardens and direct access to the terrace. Decorated in a stunning and unique mural of pastoral England with a charm that puts us in mind of a Blake poem, it is by day light and airy and by night cosy and atmospheric, added to by the marvellous open fire.

Seating up to 18 guests at one oval table.

The Courtyard

The Courtyard, hidden within the Coach House which itself is available for private hire, is a special space for an al fresco bash. With plenty of room for a gathering of up to 50 guests, the Courtyard is the perfect backdrop for a barbecue or perhaps an afternoon tea spread. We can provide a pop-up bar in the Courtyard and there are bathrooms in the Coach House available to use. Should the weather be inclement, we recommend using The Clarence for your event, our largest private room in the Coach House which has direct access to The Courtyard.

The Magnolia Lawn

Our newest space The Magnolia Lawn now boasts a beautiful stretch tent and is available for private hire for a special al fresco celebration.  With plenty of space for up to 70 guests seated on long or round tables either during the day or in the evening it's a great place for a party.  How about a barbeque, anniversary lunch, baby shower or big birthday bash?  Should the weather be not quite what you planned we recommend transferring to the nearby Orangery.

The Orangery & Conservatory

Boasting beautiful views of the Magnolia lawn and gardens, The Orangery & Conservatory is a dreamy choice for a sun-drenched special occasion. The tall, arched windows ensure that there is plenty of natural daylight for you and your guests to enjoy.

80 guests for a seated lunch or dinner on round tables of 10.

The Tithe Barn & Painted Hall

Ideal for an elegant dinner party, The Tithe Barn features exposed vaulted English oak beams, an open fire and minstrels' gallery. A reception can be enjoyed in the adjacent Painted Hall, with its own fireplace and bar.

180 guests on round tables | Up to 55 guests on one oval table

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