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Looking for elegant Autumn events? Here’s what’s on at Grantley Hall this October

Private opera recitals, celebrity flower arranging and glamorous Champagne parties… now this is what October should be about

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 25.09.2021

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Thursday 21st October, 2021

Ok, so we’re hella excited for this one! This October, Grantley Hall will be opening the doors to their late-night Champagne and cocktail bar, Valeria’s, for a very special evening in partnership with luxury Champagne house, Veuve Clicquot – an evening which promises glitz, glamour and grace with every glass.  

We’ve all missed a proper party and at Grantley Hall we can make sure we go all-out to see the grand return of the shake-and-shuffle in style. The hotel’s master mixologists promise to be the stars of the show here, whipping up an exciting menu of Veuve Clicquot-inspired cocktails for you to sip and savour to your heart’s content, while live entertainment will keep you dancing until the early hours. A true slice of the high life. 

Your ticket will include:

  • Champagne on arrival
  • Delicious canapés
  • DJ & Sax
  • Party until 2am

Tickets start from £65 per person 

Fulford Flowers Grantley Hall


(*Date has now changed to Friday 12th November)

This October, Grantley Hall will be joined by celebrity florist, Sheryl Popplewell – who has worked with a wealth of A-List clients, as well as on film sets, TV shows, arena tours and at intimate celebrity parties. 

You can enjoy an interactive flower arranging class with Sheryl and the team at Fulford Flowers, learning just how your favourite celebrities like their bouquets and creating your own luxury arrangement fit for an A-Lister, ready to give your home the red carpet treatment. Oh yeah, you’ll also enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch, too. Because, why not?

Your ticket will include:

  • Arrival tea, coffee & cake
  • Introduction from Sheryl
  • Interactive flower arranging class
  • A luxury arrangement to take home
  • A delicious 2-course lunch
  • A glass of wine or soft drink

Tickets start from £175 per person


Friday 29th October, 2021 

Ever fancied transporting yourself back in time to bygone days of grandeur and elegance by visiting a magnificent country house, listening to opera recitals and enjoying fine dining, all in an evening worthy of its own Downton Abbey episode? 

Well, now you can. British soprano Alexandra Lowe – who made her Royal Opera debut last October – is dropping by Grantley Hall to give a limited number of lucky guests an exclusive performance in this jaw-dropping venue. Plus, you’ll enjoy Champagne and canapes on arrival and a six-course Michelin-star tasting menu in Shaun Rankin’s restaurant. 

Tickets include:

  • Champagne & canapés on arrival
  • Six course Michelin-star tasting menu in Shaun Rankin’s restaurant (dinner will be served in a ‘house party’ style table of 30, so that all guests can enjoy the recital)
  • Coffee & petit fours in the Drawing Room
  • Two recitals 

Tickets start from £299 per person

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