Christmas Gala Dinner, Friday, 6th/7th December. SOLD OUT.

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Highclere Castle's Christmas Gala Dinner

Friday 6th/7th December 2019

Arrival: 19:00pm
Carriages: 23:00pm
Dress code: Gentlemen Black or White Tie / Ladies Long Dresses
Price: £500 per person

The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon are delighted to host an exclusive Festive Evening and Dinner in the State Dining Room at Highclere Castle on Friday 6th December 2019.

When you arrive at Highclere Castle, you will first set eyes on the twinkling trees which outline the main driveway leading up to the flood-lit Castle on a frosty winters evening. As you step into the warmth of the house, you will be welcomed into the Saloon with the roaring fire. The Saloon is a magnificent room at the very heart of the Castle with a Christmas garland winding its way down the bannisters of the Oak staircase and, of course, the large Christmas tree taking pride of place. It really is a beautiful setting to begin a magical evening with Champagne Cocktails.

Take the opportunity to explore the State Rooms such as the Drawing Room, Music Room and Smoking Room with Lord and Lady Carnarvon who will also take you around the Egyptian Exhibition which is housed in our atmospheric cellars of the Castle. The exhibition follows the story of Lord Carnarvon’s great grandfather who, with his colleague Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. Lord and Lady Carnarvon created this exhibition so there can be no better guides!

Dinner will be served in the State Dining room, one of the most famous rooms, where you can sit under the portrait of Charles I. The Countess of Carnarvon and our Head Chef, Paul are creating a festive five course menu reflecting the tradition at Highclere Castle, with our sommelier pairing wines to the menu.

Following dinner, Lord and Lady Carnarvon will lead you through to the Library for coffee and petit fours before carriages at 11pm.

Please note that this special evening is a set menu only.

If you have any dietary requirements please advise us at the time of booking and we will endeavour to accommodate.



Click HERE to view a sample Gala Dinner menu.

This event is for those over 18 years of age only.

For more information on this exclusive evening and to book, please contact Charlotte Sheridan on 01635 253 210 or email

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