31st December 2019 - 2nd January 2020
Escape to the Dorset countryside and celebrate 2020 with our luxurious two-night New Year's Eve party.
Enjoy a whole host of events, including a wine-tasting experience with Eric Zwiebel, Master Sommelier, a Champagne reception and a Black Tie Gala Dinner. This two-night experience will also give you ample time to explore the peaceful countryside of Dorset.
New Year's Eve
Arrive at your leisure from 3pm onwards to a warm welcome, settle into your room and then join us for Dorset Afternoon Tea.
Our Cellar Master and Master Sommelier, Eric Zwiebel, will host a wine tasting in The Dorchester Room from 5pm to 6pm. This is an ideal opportunity to experience new and interesting wines and make your choices for the festivities ahead.
The Spa will be open should you wish to unwind before dinner with a gentle swim in the heated pool, or use the sauna. Health and beauty treatments will be available, for a supplementary charge, but we recommend that these are booked in advance of your arrival to avoid disappointment.
The celebrations to welcome in the New Year begin with a Champagne Reception from 8pm in the Drawing Room, followed by a Black Tie Gala Dinner, including wines, accompanied by a pianist. After dinner, The Ben Waters Band will be playing to see in the New Year with three saxophonists, piano, drums and a vocalist.
New Year's Day
Allow yourself the luxury of a lie-in and then enjoy brunch from 8am until 2pm.
The remainder of the day is free for you to enjoy as you wish; blow away the cobwebs with an exhilarating walk along the Jurassic coastline or borrow a bicycle and take a ride through the quiet country lanes. Alternatively we have a selection of board games and a wide variety of DVDs that can be watched in the comfort of your room. If your New Year resolution is to improve your fitness, then you may decide to use the gym for a gentle workout.
To round off the first day of the year, a delicious three-course dinner will be served in the restaurant, accompanied by an acoustic duo.
Thursday 2nd January
A hearty breakfast will be served from 7.30am until 11am. As we bid you farewell, we hope you’ll be leaving with happy memories, and that we will have ensured an excellent start to 2020.
If you’re planning on making any detours en route to take in some of the delightful sightseeing that Dorset has to offer, let us know, and we’ll prepare a picnic for you.