Discover a feast of daytime and evening events

Enjoy enchanting music and arts performances, demonstrations, horticulture and fine dining with illustrious speakers while savouring our world-class hospitality. Raymond Blanc has created seasonal menus for each occasion, matched with a selection of his favourite wines.

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1 May – Bluebell Walk at Harcourt Arboretum
Discover the enchanting Harcourt Arboretum, a quintessentially English ten-acre woodland. The star attraction in the springtime is the magnificent bluebell wood, one of the best in the UK. The Arboretum has been part of Oxford University since 1963, with informal serpentine walks ideal for growing a wide range of plants.

Priced at £185 per person
Includes tea and coffee on arrival at the hotel, transfers and a tour of Harcourt Arboretum, Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés back at the hotel, plus a three-course lunch with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours

13 July – Bastille Day Celebrations with Raymond Blanc OBE  (Sold Out)
The storming of the Bastille in 1789 was a turning point for France. Today, the anniversary remains the biggest celebration in the French calendar. This summer, Raymond Blanc will celebrate the start of the French Revolution in true Gallic style. Anticipate accordion music, refined French cuisine, classic wines and timeless hospitality. It’s an occasion not to be missed.

Priced at £230 per person
Includes Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours

9 August – Garden Day with Terry Walton (Sold Out)
Enjoy a spectacular summer lunch with BBC Radio 2 gardener Terry Walton. Terry has cultivated his passion for gardening since the age of 4 and loves nothing more than sharing his wisdom with listeners of Jeremy Vine’s lunchtime show.

Priced at £175 per person
Includes Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés, three-course lunch with accompanying wine, coffee and petits fours, plus a garden tour and talk with our expert gardeners.

7 September – Raymond Blanc’s Summer Garden Party with Laurent-Perrier

Make memories with friends and family at our end-of-season garden party. Join us for an evening of relaxed entertainment, alfresco dining and sparkling champagne hosted by Raymond Blanc and David Hesketh MW, Managing Director of Laurent-Perrier UK. As you relax in La Belle Epoque, our strolling band will play some of your best loved tunes.

Priced at £205 per person
Includes an informal dinner paired with five Laurent-Perrier Champagnes plus entertainment

For more than 25 years, The Raymond Blanc Festival of Music has remained an unmissable event that blends top-tier gastronomy with musical extravagance. Join us as we showcase internationally acclaimed artists from the worlds of opera, classical music and jazz.

2 October – Sir Bryn Terfel and Hannah Stone
Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel has performed at some of the most prestigious venues around the world. His repertoire includes Falstaff, Dulcamara, Holländer and Sweeney Todd. He is joined by Hannah Stone, former Harpist to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Her enchanting musical ability has enchanted audiences across the UK and Europe. 

Priced at £450 per person
Includes concert performance, Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés plus a spectacular celebration dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours.

3 October – Imelda May
If you don’t know Imelda May, prepare to be blown away. If you are already a fan, get ready to hear her as you never have before. The beloved Irish singer songwriter has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, folk, rock, cinematic drama and explosive balladry on her boldest, most personal songs to date. 

Priced at £450 per person
Includes concert performance, Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés plus a spectacular celebration dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours.

9 October – Visit to The Acer Glade and Coppice at Harcourt Arboretum

Part of the University of Oxford, the beautiful Harcourt Arboretum sprawls across 130 acres and contains the best collection of trees in Oxford. During this exclusive guided tour keep an eye out for the stunning Acers at peak season, blazing with vivid colours. Return to Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for a delicious autumn lunch.

Priced at £185 per person
Includes tea and coffee on arrival, transportation and tour of Harcourt Arboretum, Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés, three-course lunch with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours

16 October – An Evening with Raymond Blanc OBE

Having celebrated more than 30 years of excellence at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, M. Blanc tells the story of this quest for culinary perfection and shares some of his secrets for success. Enjoy a light-hearted and convivial evening, and delight in Raymond’s favourite autumn dishes.

Priced at £250 per person
Includes Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés, four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours

3 December – Christmas Carol Concert Evening with Trinity Boys Choir Celebrate the season in sensational style. Performing tonight are the sensational Trinity Boys Choir. With members hailing from one of the UK’s most prestigious musical schools, they have been at the cutting edge of the British musical scene for over fifty years. Tailor-made programmes encompass classic works alongside their trademark exciting new arrangements and compositions.

Priced at £275 per person
Includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception, a concert at nearby St Mary’s Church, plus a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours. Dress is black tie. Please note you will be seated on large tables with fellow guests.

4 December – Christmas Carol Concert Evening with Index Cantorum An unashamed ‘list of singers’ who gather together to sing for pleasure, Index Cantorum have been enchanting audiences for three decades. Their repertoire spans several centuries, and includes familiar favourites and lesser-known pieces, often specially edited from original sources.

Priced at £275 per person
Includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception, a concert at nearby St Mary’s Church, plus a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours. Dress is black tie. Please note you will be seated on large tables with fellow guests.

5 December – Christmas Carol Concert Evening with Nonsuch Singers Burst into the festive spirit with Nonsuch Singers. High-quality singing, innovation and communicative performances are their hallmark. The choir has gained a reputation for stylistic versatility in a cappella, with work ranging from the Renaissance to present day.

Priced at £275 per person
Includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception, a concert at nearby St Mary’s Church, plus a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours. Dress is black tie. Please note you will be seated on large tables with fellow guests.

10 December – Christmas Carol Concert Evening with The Choir of Royal Holloway

Ranked among the best mixed-voice collegiate choirs in Britain, The Choir of Royal Holloway attract critical acclaim for both their recordings and live concerts. Their unique sound draws on a specialism in late-renaissance music along with contemporary hits, notably from the Balkan states.

Priced at £275 per person
Includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception, a concert at nearby St Mary’s Church, plus a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours. Dress is black tie. Please note you will be seated on large tables with fellow guests

11 December – Christmas Carol Concert Evening with The Choir of Magdalen College Oxford

Founded in 1480, the choir enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the UK. Their performances draw on their rich historic legacy, enchanting audiences across the country.

Priced at £275 per person
Includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception, a concert at nearby St Mary’s Church, plus a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours. Dress is black tie. Please note you will be seated on large tables with fellow guests.

12 December – Christmas Carol Concert Evening with Tenebrae

Hailed as one of the country’s most outstanding vocal troupes, Tenebrae blend the passion of a large cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble. The ultimate effect is a unique and enchanting sound.

Priced at £275 per person
Includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception, a concert at nearby St Mary’s Church, plus a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours. Dress is black tie. Please note you will be seated on large tables with fellow guests. Dress is black tie. Please note you will be seated on large tables with fellow guests

16 December – A Festive Audience with Gerald Dickens

Fascinated by the life and works of his great great grandfather, Charles, actor Gerald Dickens created his first one-man show; a theatrical performance of A Christmas Carol. Join Gerald for an immersive dining experience. Anticipate a fresh and modern perspective of light-hearted scenes from the great author’s works, plus diary extracts and observations from those who knew and worked with Charles Dickens himself.

Priced at £175 per person
Includes Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés, four-course lunch with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours

17 December – Winter Floral and Gift Wrapping Displays with Jonathan Moseley and Jane Means

Leading floral art designer Jonathan Moseley and expert gift wrapper Jane Means are teaming up to help you craft an unforgettable Christmas. Impress friends and family as you learn to make stunning seasonal flower displays and find imaginative new ways to wrap your presents.

Priced at £210 per person
Includes tea and coffee on arrival, seasonal floral demonstration, gift wrapping presentation, Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés, three-course lunch with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours.

31 December – New Year’s Gala Dinner & Dance

Ring in the New Year with an impeccably stylish celebration at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Let us spoil you with live music, sumptuous food and wine, and a host of entertainment throughout the evening.

Priced at £415 per person
Includes Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés and live music, Seven-course gala dinner with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours, live music, champagne toast at midnight and firework display.

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