An intimate event venue

To hotel or not to hotel?

Sometimes when you’re planning a weekend away with friends or family you want somewhere of your own; a space you can kick back and be yourselves without having to worry about other people. But then again it’s quite nice not to have to worry about preparing dinners or planning where to head to for dinner that’s going to keep everyone happy… So here’s an idea. Amongst the Further Afield collection there are lots of properties that host events – not just weddings, but small intimate events for all occasions (check them out in our Weddings & Celebrations collection). This time we’ve picked out a special little place to give you a bit of inspiration!

The best of both worlds

One of the Further Afield members is beautiful and unique South Lodge in Buckinghamshire. With a cool and eclectic interior, stunning gardens and the option to take the whole house for a house party weekend, this could be what you’re looking for.

Julia, who runs South Lodge with her partner Colin, loves a good party. “Long before South Lodge as a B&B was even conceived my partner and I offered our home for small and medium sized events. For several years we hosted intimate weddings, wedding anniversary celebrations, birthday parties and other group events. Incredibly hard work but terribly good fun, we loved seeing other people enjoy what we have here, a pleasure that continues with the B&B.” 

What’s on offer?

You and yours can enjoy the house as your own, with Julia organising the food for you. Head out to enjoy the myriad of places to visit, including National Trust properties and Bletchley Park or simply enjoy the space on offer. Meanwhilst Julia’s on hand; “Nowadays our cooking skills are confined to small groups – in addition to providing breakfast we get our fun designing menus tailored for specific groups who’ve booked all our rooms.”

The logistics

To take advantage of a South Lodge weekend, included in a two night stay for up to 10 people is:

  • Three course evening meal with coffee each night at our twelve person table
  • Luxury king sized room
  • Free use of living space and gardens
  • Breakfast – of course!
  • Late check out

From £320 for single occupancy and £450 for double occupancy (only available on bookings direct with Julia and subject to availability).

Sounding good? Check out South Lodge on Further Afield and Julia’s own page dedicated to events at South Lodge.


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