A Private Party Venue

At Prince Philip House we offer an exclusive event space  for hosting a private event or celebration.

Prince Philip House is perfect  for various occasions such as birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate events, and more. Choosing the right private party venue is important to ensure that your event is a success and meets your specific needs and preferences.

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Holding a private party is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion, such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday, or any other significant event. To successfully plan and execute a reception party, here are some key steps to consider:

1. Determine the Occasion:
– Identify the reason for the reception party. Is it a wedding reception, a milestone birthday celebration, an anniversary, a retirement party, or something else?

2. Set a Date and Time:
– Choose a date and time that works for you and your guests. Consider the schedules of important attendees, and make sure the venue is available on your chosen date.

3. Create a Guest List:
– Determine who you want to invite to the reception. Make a list of friends, family members, colleagues, and other individuals you want to share the celebration with.

4. Choose a Venue:
– Select a suitable venue based on the number of guests, your budget, and the type of reception you want. Options include banquet halls, restaurants, outdoor spaces, and more.

5. Plan the Theme and Decor:
– Decide on a theme or color scheme for your reception party. Coordinate decorations, flowers, table settings, and any other decor elements accordingly.

6. Catering and Menu:
– Arrange for catering services or select a menu if the venue doesn’t provide them. Consider dietary restrictions and preferences of your guests.

7. Entertainment:
– Plan entertainment that suits the occasion, such as a DJ, live band, or a playlist of music. You may also want to include activities like dancing, games, or speeches.

8. Invitations:
– Create and send out invitations well in advance. Include important details like the date, time, venue address, RSVP information, and any dress code.

9. Drinks and Beverages:
– Organize a bar or beverage station with a variety of drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, to cater to different preferences.

10. Photography and Videography:
– Hire a professional photographer and videographer to capture the memorable moments of the reception.

11. Gifts and Favors:
– Consider providing party favors for your guests as a token of appreciation. You may also set up a gift table for any presents received.

12. Speeches and Toasts:
– Plan for any speeches or toasts that may be given during the reception. Ensure that everyone who wants to speak has the opportunity to do so.

13. Seating Arrangements:
– If applicable, create a seating plan to ensure that guests are comfortably accommodated.

14. Logistics:
– Coordinate transportation for guests, if necessary, especially if the venue is in a remote location.

15. RSVP and Confirmations:
– Keep track of RSVPs and confirm final guest counts with the venue and vendors closer to the event date.

16. Day-Of Coordination:
– Assign someone, like a wedding planner or a trusted friend or family member, to oversee the logistics on the day of the reception.

17. Enjoy the Celebration:
– On the day of the reception, relax and enjoy the celebration with your guests. Take the time to savor the moment and create lasting memories.

Remember that planning a reception party can be a complex task, so it’s often helpful to start planning well in advance to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the big day.


And lastly, as part of our summer offer this summer, we would like to introduce our unique themed summer packages designed specifically for our outdoor areas, the terrace and Waterloo Gardens: just imagine a warm summer evening when the scent of the gardens transports you to the blue lavender fields of Provence – you can hardly believe you’re in London! You can even transform our terrace into your own Maison Carrée in Nîmes!

Food stalls and bars dressed in French linen, hessian, lavender, sunflowers, French wooden wine boxes, baskets and jam jars will create a relaxed and stylish entertaining environment for a classy and fun summer party. You can explore our three summer in Provence packages