If you’re planning a Hampshire event such as a summer party, there are some great ideas to make it a success. Using the outdoors is a great way to make the best of the season and take advantage of some of the spots you wouldn’t be able to enjoy at other times of the year. Here are just a few ideas to help you plan a party in Hampshire to remember.
Finding the Right Venue
Luckily, there are endless options when choosing outdoor Hampshire venues, whether you’re looking for the ideal space for a hog roast or sizzling summer BBQ. Find the right place by enquiring about the various outdoor areas each venue has for hire, thinking about the most important factors for making your party a success. Would exclusive use of a venue and grounds be best if planning a large party for hundreds of people? Or are you hoping for something a little more intimate? Hampshire has a plethora of different venue styles. This includes country houses such as Lainston House in Winchester and spa hotels such as Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in New Milton. These types of venues usually come with stunning grounds ideal for outdoor celebrations.
Combining with Fun Activities
Combine a summer party with a fun activity at one of the county’s best attractions. This is a good idea if looking for fun for all the family or something a little different. Why not capitalise on the summer weather and head to one of Hampshire’s beaches, including those based near the New Forest National Park, Calshot Beach in Southampton or Southsea seafront in Portsmouth, before enjoying a delicious BBQ. Or for an activity which provides lots to see, there’s plenty of options across the region, including Marwell Zoo, Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley which has a great play area or beautiful stately homes for your guests to admire such as Highclere Castle in Newbury where Downton Abbey was filmed.
Check out whether your venue has spaces to hire for a party to give you a private area to celebrate. You could even organise fun party activities yourself such as a sports day or outdoor party games.
Outdoor Cooking & Catering
If you’d like to make memories which capture the essence of summer, choose outdoor catering which creates a buzz. BBQ and hog roast caterers can achieve those summer sounds, aromas and flavours which define the season, creating excitement by cooking in front of guests. The smoke, fire and vision of the food cooking is a great way to create an outdoor party to remember. Check with your venue about alternative plans for if it rains – you may even find they offer a marquee space which is a perfect way to bring the outdoors inside, create a theme within a blank canvas and still leave enough room for your external caterer to set up.
Ready to plan your summer party menu?
Contact our team at the Gourmet Hog Roast Company. We provide catering for private parties across the South East and Hampshire.