This year, Bowcliffe Hall is forsaking the complex Christmas parties, teepees and fun but faddy Christmas celebrations of years gone by in favour of elegant, warm and beautifully-catered festive lunches. Senior Hospitality and Events Manager, Melody Wilson explains why Yorkshire’s most exclusive venue has decided to take back Christmas.
“I don’t know about you, but when all is said and done, the best part of Christmas for me is the feeling it leaves you with. It’s a feeling of intense happiness and satisfaction that only comes from spending time with your closest family and friends, with a full stomach (!), all wrapped up inside a place that feels like home.
At Bowcliffe, we’ve never tried to emanate what other country houses are doing, preferring instead to constantly surprise and delight our tenants and guests with no expense spared, awe-inspiring spaces; food that speaks for itself and a hospitality and events team who are concerned with making sure every person leaves Bowcliffe feeling special.
So when the team sat down to discuss Christmas a couple of months ago, we decided it was time to stop planning Christmas like we were ‘just another country house’ and do what we do best – provide an entirely authentic experience – devoid of any phony Christmas feel.
So what can you hope for from this very Bowcliffe Christmas? Well, as you’d expect from any event held here, it certainly won’t be lacking, with the indulgent Drivers’ Club decked out in all its sumptuous glory ready to welcome you and your friends, family and colleagues inside. Think graceful place settings, a carefully curated selection of wines and of course, meals devised by our kitchen demigod, executive chef John Topham. Classic, smooth Christmas music and impeccable service come as standard of course.
If you want something even more special, then our team are available to help you create your own bespoke vision of Christmas at Bowcliffe. You can choose to host your Christmas lunch from the architectural phenomenon that is the Blackburn Wing, fill the beautiful Ballroom or pick a private room within which to entertain. Fancy devising your own menu? John Topham will help you create a feast that guests will be talking about for Christmases to come!
We want you to relax, unwind and enjoy Christmas with the people who mean the most to you. So you see, whilst we’re embracing the fundamentals, there’s nothing basic about Christmas at Bowcliffe after all.”
We’re taking bookings NOW and filling up fast, so get in touch with our events team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling directly on 01937 541111.