If you are planning a birthday party – whether it’s a big surprise bash or a more intimate gathering for close family and friends – The Cotswolds is a great location to find an inspiring venue that is sure to impress your guests. At Secret Spaces, we specialise in showcasing the very best event venues that are guaranteed to make your birthday party a special and memorable occasion.
Depending on the type of event you are looking to hold, The Cotswolds has many versatile venues that can be used for a number of occasions. You might look to host an 18th birthday bash at a converted barn in the secluded countryside or celebrate a friend’s 30th by sipping cocktails in the private room of a stylish bar. You could even look to hire out a room in an art museum for a children’s birthday party, with activities included.
When choosing your birthday party venue, there are many things to consider such as attendees, budget, location and entertainment. We recommend writing an initial guest list before starting your birthday party planning, as this will help to rule out any venues that don’t meet your capacity requirements. Hire prices can be dependent on a number of variables, so don’t be afraid to ask if there are any seasonal deals available or early bird booking rates. Location is important if your guests are travelling from afar; many of our Secret Spaces venues offer fantastic onsite parking facilities or are easily accessible by public transport and in some case, even on foot. Speak to your venue about what entertainment options are available, as well as licenses for music and alcohol. They might be able to offer activities as part of a package or recommend local suppliers.
You can read more about what to look for in a birthday party venue here.
The Wine Library – Cheltenham: The space can be booked for exclusive use, making it the perfect venue for a wine birthday party with friends.
The Clarence Social – Cheltenham: The basement Croft and Jones bar is popular for private birthday parties, but can you work out which book on the shelf to pull out for the door to open? This secretive space is ideal for milestone celebrations.
The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum – Cheltenham: The roof terrace on top of The Wilson offers an exciting outdoor space with amazing views across the town, including St Mary’s Minister. It really adds a ‘wow’ factor to summer birthday parties.
Hillside Brewery – Longhope: As well as a brewery tour and beer tasting, you can extend the fun with experiences such as Battlezone Archery, Bubble Football, cooking lessons and much more!
The Foodworks Cookery School – Cheltenham: The team at Foodworks are experts in arranging bespoke birthday parties; ranging from your own Great Team Bake-Off or a Master Chef competition.
The Find – Cheltenham: The exclusive event space at The Find is unique in its versatility; you could have entertainment in one room, a buffet in another and cocktails ready to greet your guests’ downstairs!
Sudeley Castle – Winchcombe: It’s not every day you receive an invite to a birthday party in a castle! This breath-taking venue offers unsurpassed historical ruins, beautiful public rooms, award-winning gardens and fabulous catering. Whatever the occasion, Sudeley Castle offers a vast array of indoor and outdoor event opportunities.
Poulton Hill Estate and Vineyard – Cirencester: Poulton Hill Estate is a working vineyard producing award winning wines. Conveniently situated a short drive from the A417 between Cirencester and Lechlade, the estate provides a glorious backdrop for a special birthday party.
Frampton Court – Frampton-on-Severn: For special birthday parties, the venue offers use of the elegantly furnished reception rooms: the panelled Hall, the Drawing Room, Dining Room and Morning Room. The garden can be used for photographs and drinks receptions, and a marquee can also be arranged.
To find out more about booking the perfect venue for your birthday event, please contact the Secret Spaces team here.