Give your guests an event to go down in history by throwing a party at Farnham Castle. With a variety of flexible event spaces available, we are able to cater for parties of any size.
The Great Hall is the ultimate in impressive event space, with a definite wow factor. With its origins in the 11th century, high ceilings and magnificent fireplace, this room provides the perfect space for entertaining. The stunning Gallery Bar situated on our mezzanine level overlooking the Hall, is perfectly situated for Great Hall events. The flow, from the gravel approach, to the Stone Steps and through our Stone Hall reception, to the two enormous sets of double doors for entry into the Hall itself, cannot fail to provide the perfect party layout to impress everyone.
The Lantern Hall can be hired as a stand-alone space or in conjunction with the Great Hall. Formerly the Castle’s Norman Kitchen, it’s a stunning room in its own right. With a truly light and spacious feel, the Lantern Hall is ideal for functions and receptions and can also be used for evening dining.
The Winchester Suite with its inspiring views over Farnham Park and the Castle grounds, is a lovely light and airy paneled room. The former Bishop’s ‘in camera’ room, with a central fireplace, and both stained glass windows and picture windows, has double doors onto a balcony and external staircase leading to our Rose Garden. It makes a wonderful room for a reception or private dining, where enjoying the garden might be part of the plan.
The Norman Chapel and Bishop’s Chapel are available for private religious services, subject to availability and subject to the approval of the Bourne Parish. As well as weddings, we regularly hold Christenings and Memorial services in our Chapels.
The Garden Room is a stunning event space which overlooks the rose garden, at ground level, and has been refurbished in a light, modern style which is the perfect foil to the exposed architectural features in this room. It’s a great room for a small canapé reception or private dinner and access to the Rose garden can be arranged.
The Library affords some of the best views from the Bishop’s Palace. On the second floor, a bank of windows overlook Farnham and beyond, and by night, the views are even more spectacular. It’s the perfect room for a celebration lunch or evening dining and can be hired with the adjoining Annex.
The Library Annex is a perfect additional room to the Library, as it can be used as a pre-dining drinks reception room or simply as an extension to the Library space. The Annex has the same stunning views as the Library and can be hired separately to the Library for small dinner or Afternoon Tea events.
The Tindle Bar is the very picture of laid back luxury and can be hired for drinks receptions with any other event taking place at The Castle. With single-malt Scottish whiskies and local craft beers available, our ‘snug bar’ provides the ideal retreat for anyone with a penchant for the finer things in life. There’s no rush to be anywhere; the most difficult decision could well be picking a favourite from our list of fine wines.