Not your typical venue for a private occasion but certainly a unique one is a private 17th century Palladian home set in Oxfordshire countryside and just 60 minutes away from London. Aynhoe Park is a home filled with eccentric art and curiosities; one would feel lost in its decorative interior.
Currently owned by James Perkins who stands in a long line of owners of Aynhoe and who believes the British country house should be a retreat from the world: a place to hide, to unwind, to entertain, to party and to be pampered – or to work and meet, free from distraction, it’s almost as if you really are in a sort of wonderland the moment you step into this magical abode. With every corner of the home filled with an exhaustive collection of ever-changing furniture, art, modern design to large scale taxidermy (think, giant floating giraffe), guests are welcome to purchase, making this an experience that is more than just your conventional way of staying at a countryside getaway.
What is more, Aynhoe Park allows for exclusive hire whether it’s a birthday celebration, a wedding (Mick Jagger’s daughter, Jade Jagger had her wedding here), or just your own private event. With 16 breathtaking bedroom suites, drawing rooms, dining rooms, secret cellar bars, an orangery, library to its 250 acres of Capability Brown Gardens, this makes for one stunning if not a discoverable venue.
For art enthusiasts, this is truly the place – A Modern Grand Tour, showcases the curated art works, sculptures and collections ready for purchase through their online shop, where you enquire of the product until a representative gets in touch with you.
For more information on creating an event with Aynhoe Park, get in touch.