Plan your perfect private party at the Green House Hotel

Planning a get together for a special occasion? Already getting jittery at the thought of all the work involved, or even worse, of what could go wrong? Why not take anxiety out of the equation and let the Green House Hotel organise the perfect party for you?

It seems that nobody is holding parties at home any more – according to a range of reliable sources from the New York Times to Grazia Magazine, the “house party is dead”. Well, may it rest in peace…but really, who needed the hassle anyway?

It’s been a long slow decline since the seventies and eighties, basically:  remember peeping through the banisters in your nightie watching grown-ups behaving strangely in the hallway – depending on how much of the Martini and Double Diamond had been consumed (or are we showing our age now?).

There are lots of reasons, according to the experts: the rise of social media and entertainment technology means your humble house gathering is now competing with a whole panoply of alternative ways to spend a Saturday night that involve a whole lot less effort and let’s face it, probably better food.

Because the other big death knell for the house party has been the rise of food culture – Pringles, Iceland party packs and warm Pinot Grigio just won’t cut it when most people’s own fridges are crammed with posh cheese, Prosecco and craft beers every night of the week. Of course you could go the whole domestic goddess hog and prepare your own top-quality party food from scratch; but let us just remind you that Martha Stewart’s party food planning checklist starts a month in advance. That’s right, a month.

The great advantage of letting the Green House Hotel,  Bournemouth’s most eco-friendly luxury boutique hotel, organise your special occasion for you – whether it’s an anniversary, big birthday or engagement do – is that we will discuss with you exactly what you want to achieve and what your budget is, and then design the whole thing around you and your guests.  Whether you want 10 guests or 60, we can provide a private party room (there’s no room hire charge for parties over 20), and help with the entertainment too.

Another great plus of partying with us is that whatever party food you choose – from a simple, Mexican-themed buffet to a carefully crafted tasting menu – it will be unforgettable. Arbor at the Green House Hotel, one of the newest 2 AA Rosette Restaurants in Bournemouth, offers fine dining without any of the formality and stuffiness often associated with those two words. It really is all about the food – the best seasonal ingredients, cooked beautifully, and served as freshly and honestly as possible. We promise, your guests will be talking about it long after the party’s over, and sharing more than a few pictures of their plates on Facebook and Instagram too! You can find sample private dining menus here – but bear in mind, these are samples only.

Our head chef Andy Hilton and his team will design your own bespoke menus around your own tastes and budget – and of course, what’s good and in season! We can also advise on the best drinks package to suit your budget from our huge range of quality wines, beers and spirits from big brands to small artisan producers, many of them fair-trade and organic in line with our sustainable principles.

If it’s a really special occasion, why not consider exclusive use? It’s very popular for our weddings, but our beautiful grade II listed Victorian Villa can be hired exclusively for other big events. Accommodating up to 64 people, we can offer full use of our chic private 24-hour bar, Arbor Restaurant, events rooms and gardens for your guests alone.

We’re located away from the crowds but just one block from the beach in a discreet, chic oasis, with plenty of complimentary onsite parking. Best of all, you can let your hair down without feeling guilty – our eco philosophy and sustainable practices mean that you can party hard at no cost to the Earth!

For all enquiries, to discuss your event or to arrange a viewing, please contact our events coordinator on 01202 498900 or email

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