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Special shindigs, as original as you are

Gather, at one of our Original places, for a party like no other. From Scottish castles to Georgian farmhouses, lochside hunting lodges to coastal inns, whatever your vibe, we can host special celebrations and shindigs to suit.

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The Original Scottish fairytale castle

How does partying the night away in a Scottish castle sound? Auchen Castle is a glittering party venue with a long history of show-stopping events. Hidden in a 34-acre Scottish estate, the castle offers privacy and exclusivity. With its collection of beautiful events suites, it's the perfect venue for baby showers, celebrations, exclusive dinner parties and more. However you imagine your special event, our experienced team can help bring it to life. Exclusive use hire is available, so you can treat the castle like it's your own private club for the weekend, or just the day. Anything goes.

  • Showstopping parties for up to 122.
  • Intimate turret suite for private dining.
  • Garden parties available.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • Two-day hire available.
  • 26 boutique bedrooms.
  • 60 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh, close to air and rail transport links.

The Original farmhouse in the Cotswolds, near Bath

Gather at the Farmhouse, for a celebration like no other. Widbrook Grange is a beautiful 18th century model farm hotel in the Cotswolds, just 20 minutes from resplendent Bath. Set in an 11-acre estate, the Farmhouse is a special place to celebrate. From intimate log-fire lounges to the twinkling Manvers Suite, beautiful gardens to the warmth of the Kitchen Restaurant, the Farmhouse plays host to all manner of celebrations. The ultimate party venue in the Cotswolds, private hire is available - raid the Gin Bar (there are 165+ gins to choose from), dance the night away, and bed down in boutique luxury.

  • Parties for up to 80.
  • Private dining for up to 60.
  • Garden parties available.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • Two-day hire available.
  • 19 boutique bedrooms.
  • Gin Bar with 165+ gins.
  • 20 minutes from Bath.

The Original boutique hotel in Berkshire

Party the night away in Berkshire - AKA the UK's ‘Royal County’. At the heart of a vibrant community, The Elephant has a distinct warmth and friendliness about it; if you are looking for a celebration venue where you will feel right at home, The Elephant is it. A heady mix of quirky interiors, light-filled spaces, log fires, cosy lounges, and an impressively stocked bar - think gins, local ales on tap and cocktails - it's the perfect place to celebrate. Take the whole place and your party can start in the light-filled lounge, spill out into the garden, and roll back into the bar for nightcaps.

  • Parties for up to 170.
  • Private dining for up to 140.
  • Garden parties available.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • Two-day hire available.
  • 22 boutique bedrooms.
  • Selection of events spaces.
  • A few minutes from Reading.

The Original inn on the beach

Where better for a fabulous knees up than one of the oldest drinking dens in Norfolk? This iconic coastal inn in Mundesley has been hosting celebrations of a sort for over 300 years. With space for up to 40 guests (seated), The Ship Inn is perfect for sparkling dinner parties, joyous baby showers and family celebrations. There's a choice of three events spaces, inviting you to take over the restaurant, the main bar, or a separate dining room. Furthermore, our talented chefs will design a seasonal menu, filled with all your favourites. Looking for something a bit original? Order gourmet fish and chips from The Catch!

  • Dining parties for up to 40 guests.
  • Choice of 3 private event spaces.
  • Sea views and beach-to-bar access.
  • 7 boutique bedrooms.
  • Selection of local ales on tap.
  • Garden and children's play area.

The Original castle hotel in Edinburgh

Party like royalty at one of Scotland's finest castles. Despite being hidden on a 54-acre private estate, Melville Castle is still within a heartbeat of historical Edinburgh. With instant wow-factor, you'll set the tone for your event as your guests arrive along the sweeping driveway and this elegant castle party venue comes into sight. This lovingly-refurbished castle has been home to grand celebrations for centuries – George IV, Sir Walter Scott, and Queen Victoria have all graced the guest list. Will you be next to host a Bridgerton-worthy celebration beneath the turrets?

  • Parties for up to 170.
  • Garden parties available.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • 2-day hire available.
  • 33 boutique bedrooms.
  • Set on a 54-acre private estate.

The Original Highland retreat

Escape to the wilds! Perhaps the most intimate party venue in the collection, a celebration at Shieldaig Lodge in the West Highlands promises to be truly special and totally unforgettable. The Victorian lodge sits unassumingly on the banks of the soul-stirring Shieldaig Bay, where the gorgeous waterside views are a perfect backdrop to your event. Take the whole place and you can design every element, curating the ultimate Scottish soirée. Our piper can pipe your guests into dinner, which will be designed especially for you. As twilight sets in, gather for seasonal cocktails and whisky nightcaps by the log fire. Why not make a weekend of it? A range of country pursuits are available.

  • Intimate parties for up to 30 guests.
  • 26,000 acre private estate.
  • Garden parties available.
  • Scottish piper and specialist cocktail mixologist available.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • 2-day hire available.
  • 11 boutique bedrooms.
  • Selection of over 250 whiskies.
Forss House Hotel



The Original Highland Lodge on a waterfall

"Forss House is a gem that I’m delighted to have discovered" - Fiona Duncan, Sunday Telegraph Hotel Guru. Ensconced amidst 20 acres of magical woodland, on a loop of the gently meandering River Forss, this lovingly refurbished country house hotel is is an impressive setting for an intimate private dining celebration. Come to our country house in the Highlands where the interiors are gorgeous, the setting exclusive, and the food exquisite. Home to the only 2AA Rosette restaurant in Caithness, Forss House Hotel has got to be the foodie's choice of special events venue. Forss' award-winning chef can design the menu of your dreams, to be served in the sparkling dining room or the totally unique 'Fish Room'.

  • Intimate parties for up to 28 guests.
  • 20-acre private estate.
  • Fine dining menus served by candlelight.
  • 2 AA Rosettes.
  • Exclusive use available.
  • 14 boutique bedrooms.

The Original Orcadian hotel on the harbour

The recently refurbished Kirkwall Hotel is a much-loved harbourside hotel at the heart of its community, making it a vibrant backdrop for your special event. However you choose to celebrate, you can be sure that it'll be in true Orcadian style - there's over 100 locally-distilled Highland Park whiskies behind the bar and menus are brimming fresh island delights. One for the bucketlisters, Orkney is a magical destination for an unforgettable celebration; if travelling from the mainland, the journey alone will set the tone for a truly original event. Take the ferry or fly, and feel the excitement build!

  • Parties for up to 110.
  • Harbourside views.
  • Choice of 3 spaces for your event.
  • Private dining available.
  • 37 boutique bedrooms.
  • Highland park Bar with 100+ Highland Park whiskies.

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