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  • Photo of Goodwood House at night

    Goodwood House is an exquisite, exclusive use stately home, set in manicured parkland at the centre of its 12,000 acre estate near the South Downs National Park. The magnificent House is one of the most glorious examples of its period, with the lavish State Apartments playing host to incredible celebrations for the last three centuries.

    Today, guests are offered the opportunity to take over this historic house as your own, with all nine beautiful State Rooms and your very own team of private butlers at your disposal. Whether you are looking to host a decadent ball, a lavish banquet or an intimate gathering of your nearest and dearest, you can be sure of world-class service and hospitality.

    Photo of one of the reception rooms at Goodwood House

    The interiors here are full of elegance and grandeur, with luxurious fabrics, beautiful furnishings and one of the most impressive art collections of any private residence in Britain. The vast windows afford stunning views over the manicured parkland, flooding the House with natural light, and once darkness falls, the House comes alive with roaring fireplaces, glinting chandeliers and gently flickering candlelight.

    Photo of the music room at Goodwood House

    From the opulence of the gold-gilt Ballroom to the charm of the cosy Music Room, Goodwood House offers a truly memorable, once in a lifetime experience of English high society living, in surroundings fit for a king or queen.

    Photo of a corporate event at Goodwood House

    Your dedicated Event Planner will help you plan and deliver your event to perfection, with the smallest of details taken care of so you can fully relax and enjoy the experience as much as your guests. The House can seat up to 180 guests for formal dining, or up to 500 for a standing reception, although there are beautiful intimate spaces for smaller gatherings too. Evening entertainment can of course be arranged, with anything from live bands to circus acts to opera performances.

    Photo of one of the dining rooms

    The Head Chef will work with you to produce a menu to your exact tastes and specification, using locally sourced ingredients including award-winning organic produce from the Estate’s very own farm. The Duke’s elegant collection of fine china, glassware and candelabras add to the sense of occasion, or let your imagination run riot with a host of superb suppliers on hand to create your vision of the perfect event.

    Photo of a BMW i8 at Goodwood House

    The beautiful grounds offer ample opportunities for activities, and the famous Goodwood Estate encompasses no less than two golf courses, an aerodrome, a motor race circuit and a horse racing track. Blast away the cobwebs with a supercar track day, relish in the challenge of a real off-road driving experience in one of the Estate’s fleet of classic Land Rovers, or learn to fly a plane under expert tuition. There is also a health club at the Estate’s hotel with a spacious indoor pool, jacuzzi, gym and spa treatments available.

    Photo of one of the bedrooms at Goodwood Hotel

    Whilst Goodwood House itself does not offer any bedrooms, accommodation is available at the Goodwood Hotel with 91 en-suite bedrooms, located just one mile from Goodwood House with transport arranged for guests. There is also the exclusive-use Hound Lodge, a beautiful 10-bedroom private country residence, again around one mile from the house which comes with its own private chauffeur, butler and chef.

    Photo of Hound Lodge within the Goodwood Estate

    The Hotel offers a total of 60 double and 31 twin rooms, whilst in Hound Lodge there are 9 doubles and 1 twin bedroom. Therefore a total of 133 guests can be accommodated across the Estate with one person per bed, or 202 on double occupancy.

    Photo of a wedding at Goodwood House

    Goodwood House is also a perfect choice for weddings, with a civil ceremony licence and a choice of beautiful rooms for both your ceremony and reception.

    Summary:

    • Dining for up to 180 guests
    • Receptions for up to 500 guests
    • Wedding ceremonies for up to 245 guests
    • Nine meeting/function rooms
    • Bar/music licence until 12am, 1am by arrangement and subject to a fee
    • Event planning and management assistance included with a highly experienced team
    • Butler service and chef with personalised menus
    • Extensive complimentary off-road parking
    • Exclusive use
    • Extensive activity options available
    • No bedrooms in Goodwood House, however the following options are within the Estate with transport arranged:
    • Goodwood Hotel – 91 en-suite bedrooms and suites – maximum 182 people on double occupancy, or 122 people with one person per bed
    • Hound Lodge – a private Lodge with its own dining room to seat 24, lounge and 10 en-suite bedrooms – maximum 20 people on double occupancy, or 11 with one person per bed
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