Local Activities and Suppliers

The Manor of Hurst has a team of fantastic businesses that can cater for, and entertain, you and you guests for just about any event!

Marquees

Yurts

Too many guests for the house or looking for a different space? We suggest a yurt. Round House Yurt Hire have a small boutique collection of luxury glamping yurts (up to 10 available). Connect with the outdoors and nature from the comfort of your stylish glamping yurt. Sumptuous interiors with plenty of space to relax and enjoy your surroundings. A 5* luxury experience under canvas.    www.roundhouseyurthire.co.uk

Flowers

  • Hurst Farms hurstfarmshurst@gmail.com  07730922411. Country style flowers for marquees, tree hire, country props, straw bales supplied and removed. Arrangements or just flowers supplied. @hurst_farms Instagram
  • Julia Curnow.  Our preferred, local florist, Julia, is able to design and create any floral decorations you could wish for.  curnowjulia@aol.com

General

Photographer

  • Alexis Jaworski Photography  www.alexisjaworski.com – multiple award photographer, named as one of the top 100 best wedding photographers worldwide by the wedding photographers society.

Caterers

Our in house caterers can take care of your event, anything from dinner in the dining room, to a BBQ on the terrace to a wedding for 200.

Sojo Kitchen

Boutique event catering and design. They cater for weddings, dinner parties, drinks receptions, corporate events, gourmet bbqs and private parties. Pig Roasts.

www.sojokitchen.com
hello@sojokitchen.com
Tel: 01628 313334

Haweli – Indian cuisine

Excellent Indian for parties in the house or large events outside, fully catered on site.

www.www.hawelitwyford.co.uk
info@hawelitwyford.co.uk
Tel: 011 8932 0939

Edible Food Design

Edible Food Design has a friendly and flexible approach to all events. They tailor each event to meet every client’s unique requirements with the aim of providing delicious seasonal food, sourced locally where possible and served by their own discreet and friendly staff.
Their menus provide something for everyone and they are happy to design a bespoke menu for individual occasions.
Edible Food Design caters for all events including canapé parties, lunch and dinner parties, breakfasts, weddings, christenings, hen and stag parties and more.

Contact: Sophie Douglas Bate
www.ediblefooddesign.co.uk
Tel. +44 (0)207 223 8023

Vamos Paella

We specialise in Spanish tapas and big pan paellas for weddings, parties and corporate events. We’ll cook up a feast in front of your guests using the finest local ethically-sourced ingredients. We offer four set menus which we can tailor to your event, whether you’re hosting a three course sit-down wedding breakfast with a canapé reception or an informal buffet. Get in touch now for a tasting.

Contact: Melissa
info@vamospaella.co.uk
01273 550524

Suggested Things to Do

  • Courses such as Painting furniture workshops as well as other workshops based on the Estate.  notjustaworkshop@yahoo.com 07852 000678
  • Yoga in our heated yoga studio or on the lawns. Ffion Sprigings  ffion@beautifulthunderbolt.com
  • Vintage tea parties from £35 per head, and other activities. www.sundaesurprise.co.uk   Her tea parties on the terrace have been just gorgeous.
  • Bespoke murder mysteries Smoke and Mirrors.  07775797859 www.hauntedmysteryweekend.co.uk                               info@hauntedmysteryweekend.co.uk  Very professional and a huge success every time
  • Wine tasting at Stanlake Vineyard – They can arrange a variety of wine tasting events and are less than 2 miles from us, a nice walk along footpaths and road. www.stanlakepark.com
  • Thames Valley Wine School run wine courses at the house. info@thamesvalleywineschool.com  
  • Life Drawing. Eve at Hens with Pens fairygodmothers@henswithpens.com
    Never drawn before? Don’t worry, as your tutor is on hand with some gentle guidance, plus some games to keep things interesting.  
  • Charleston Dance & Vintage Hen Parties offers vintage dance classes, vintage hair and make up, and other vintage activities for glamorous grown ups. Live life in your favourite era for the day!
    – Great fun for hen parties, birthday parties, and family groups wanting something a little different to do during their stay.
    Activities for groups. Choose from:
    • 1920s Charleston Dance Class
    • 1940s Swing Era Dance Class
    • 1950s Dance Class
    • Vintage Musicals Dance Class (learn a dance routine to the musical number of your choice!)
    • Vintage Musicals Singing Class (sing a medley from your favourite musical in 3 – 5 minutes, in harmony with your friends!)
    • Vintage and retro hair and make up for your whole party – any era from 1920s – 1980s! 1940s and 50s are very popular for that classic vintage look.
    • Vintage etiquette class (tongue in cheek fun, learning to walk, drink tea and sit correctly and including the do’s and don’ts of married life).
    • Vintage tea parties.
    • Vintage jazz piano during your afternoon tea or dinner, for that extra special atmosphere.
    • Vintage Photoshoots.
    Contact us to book any one activity, or we can put together a day of activities that suits you.
  • Our in house spa team Blossom and Jasmine info@blossomandjasmine.com
  • Gowith-theflo paddle boarding
    Nick Judd
    t: 07808 294344
    w: gowith-theflo.co.uk
    f: facebook.com/gowiththeflopaddleboarding
    i: @gowiththefloSUP
  • Longridge Activity Centre, Longridge-Marlow-Bucks Land and Water Activities http://www.alfvillages.org.uk
  • Walks, mini golf, water sports, kayak rental/sailboat rental– less than 1 mile, an easy walk from the house Dinton Pastures Country Park offers 450 acres of lakes, rivers, meadows, and woodland,
  • Riding in Windsor Great Park is a treat. www.windsor.gov.uk/things-to-do/windsor-great-park-p236491
  • Lands End Stables in Hurst who cater for all levels of rider. www.landsendequestriancentre.co.uk 01189 341 367
  • Nirvana Spa located in Winnersh, 2 miles from The Manor. Day passes are available by prior arrangement www.nirvana.co.uk
  • Boating on the Thames. This is a wonderful day out and there are many places to rent boats in Henley, Windsor and Maindenhead:
  • Hot Tub   Oxford Hot Tubs       Tel: 07803 078033          nick@oxfordhottubs.co.uk
  • More of our suggested activities upon request

General

Hurst Village

  • A very easy walk from the house.
  • Village shop supplies all basics with a Post Office and is open from 6:30am -9pm.

Dining

  • The Castle Pub: www.castlehurst.co.uk 0118 9340034 The Castle is adjacent to our land (5 minute walk) and it serves fabulous food. They have a private dining room to fit most groups or just book a table in the main restaurant. They always look after our guests extremely well.
  • Dinner theater at Sonning.  www.millatsonning.com  RG4 6TY
  • The Beehive, White Waltham, Maidenhead, SL6 3SH     01628 822 877     Absolutely fabulous food by a Michelin starred chef.   13 minutes from here by car – 5.4 miles.  Highly recommended! www.thebeehivewhitewaltham.com
  • Fat Duck and The Hinds Head are in Bray, 9 miles from here, 20 minutes.
  • Indian   
  • Pizza delivery: Dominos and Just Eat now covering our area.

Shopping

  • Bicester Village is less than an hour by car.
  • Oracle Reading

Castles and Stately Homes

Night life

  • Henley-on-Thames, Reading and Windsor have a variety of nightspots where our guests have had wonderful evenings.

What People are Saying

“A wonderful way to start married life”

"We had so many compliments on the stunning venue and how they enjoyed themselves"

Fiona & John, June 2019

“we loved staying in the Manor”

"everyone commented on what a beautiful setting it was for the garden party "

Sarah & Adam, July 2018

“You genuinely went above and beyond”

"I’m truly grateful. Your attention to detail, organization skills, and clever chronological prompting of our side of the to do list were amazing"

Virginia, Nov 2019

"would 100% recommend to others"

"Thank you so much again for our stay at the beautiful manor. We had the best time"

Eleanor, October 2019

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