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.
Christmas Carol Concert Evenings
Reunite with us for our celebrated Christmas Carol Concert evenings.
Monday, 5 December
Trinity Boys Choir with your host Raymond Blanc OBE
Tuesday, 6 December
Christchurch Cathedral Choir with your host Liza Goddard
Monday, 12 December
Nonsuch Singers with your host Lucy Fleming
Tuesday, 13 December
Royal Holloway Choir with your host Zeb Soanes
Includes: Veuve Clicquot champagne reception, choir performance, four-course dinner with wines, tea, coffee and petits fours.
£320 per person (early booking recommended)Please note: this is a black tie event
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and Dance
31 December 2022
In the spirit of carnival, joins as we ring in the New Year at our Masquerade Ball. An elaborate feast of delicious dishes paired with fine wines. At the call of midnight the night sky with be ignited by a firework display and the champagne and music will continue into 2023. £520pp Dress code: Masquerade ball
AN AUDIENCE WITH 'NO DIG' GURU CHARLES DOWDING
9 February 2023
Say goodbye to backbreaking digging and hello to a healthy, productive garden with Charles Dowding, who has spent 40 years honing his no-dig expertise in his Somerset home. Prepare to change your life and fall back in love with your garden, whatever its size and whatever your gardening experience. Includes an interactive talk with Charles, garden tour, champagne and canapé reception, three-course lunch, tea, coffee and petits fours. £310pp.
International Women's Day
8 March 2023
Join the rest of the world in celebrating the social, political and cultural achievements of women. The movement has gone from strength to strength and this year's theme, Break the Bias, calls out discrimination and commits to a more gender-equal world. We'll be hosting an esteemed line-up of guests, all talented women with a story to tell. Look forward to lively conversation and Le Manoir's legendary hospitality. More details coming soon
GET GARDEN READY WITH AUGUST BERNSTEIN
9 March 2023
Anticipate an interactive demonstration and tour with August Bernstein, Head Tutor of The Raymond Blanc Gardening School. Discover great vegetable varieties to grow in spring and learn how to establish an organic kitchen garden rich in Le Manoir's favourite flavours. The tour takes you through our 11 enchanting gardens and orchards, where you unearth practical details on soil science, composition and maximising space. Includes: Champagne and canapé reception, seed-sowing demonstration (take your propagator home), garden tour, three-course lunch, tea, coffee and petits fours. £265pp
SPRING INSPIRATION WITH SIMON LYCETT AND THE RAYMOND BLANC COOKERY SCHOOL
13 April 2023
Indulge in a day of bright creativity in the company of Simon Lycett, one of the UK's most sought after and celebrated florists. Prepare for a visual treat as he uses lavish seasonal and scented spring flowering bulbs, cut flowers and plants to fashion an arresting display, while divulging his techniques for creating the perfect tablescape. Then, take your place in The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, where the team will demonstrate Raymond Blanc's foolproof recipe for Chocolate Truffles. The perfect Easter sweetener. Includes: floral demonstration with Simon Lycett, chocolate truffle-making demonstration with The Raymond Blanc Cookery School, champagne and canapé reception, three-course lunch, tea, coffee, and handmade petits fours. Price: £295pp
ROTHSCHILD WINE EXPERIENCE
28 April 2023
Inside the palatial Waddesdon Manor lies rich art collections, lavish rooms for entertaining, and magnificent wine cellars. From Le Manoir, we invite you to enjoy an exclusive discovery of these cellars. Join us as we delve into the Rothschild family history and explore the most extensive collection of Rothschild wine in the world. Led by Waddesdon's wine experts, take a private tour of the cellar and taste six Rothschild classics. The experience continues at Le Manoir with a champagne reception and a five-course menu, with each irresistible dish paired with a mouth-watering Rothschild wine. Includes: transfers from Le Manoir to Waddesdon, seated formal tasting of six wines, Waddesdon Manor private shopping, champagne and canapés, five-course dinner paired with Rothschild wines, coffee and petits fours at Le Manoir. Price: £325pp
LE MANOIR GARDEN PARTY ON BASTILLE DAY
14 July 2023
Don't miss the highlight of our summer calendar. Le Manoir's joyful garden party, a Provençal-style celebrated hosted by Raymond Blanc, is deeply rooted in our community: an occasion of inclusivity and sharing. Each year we bring together local producers, artists and artisans to present their products and showcase their skills. As musicians play, everyone is invited to taste new dishes, tour our gorgeous grounds and be immersed in the pleasures of garden gastronomy. Hold the date for more information.
HUNDRED HILLS VINEYARD
31 August 2023
Enjoy a rare invitation to tour Hundred Hills Vineyard, accompanied by the owners, and learn about the magic behind their acclaimed, sustainably produced, English sparkling wines. Discover the alchemy, wisdom and scientific advances that have produced triumphs such as the elegant Blanc de Blancs and the exuberant Signature Rosé. Return to Le Manoir with the winemakers for an exceptional dinner crafted by Raymond Blanc, with each course complementing and showcasing further gems from Hundred Hills cellar. Includes: transfers to and from Hundred Hills, a private tour of the vineyard, wine reception, five-course dinner with accompanying Hundred Hills' wines, tea, coffee and petits fours. Price: £325pp
AN AUDIENCE WITH SHEKU KANNEH-MASON AND PLÍNIO FERNANDES
22 September 2023
This very special evening is an extraordinary opportunity to see celebrated cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and classical guitarist Plínio Fernandes. Be among just 150 guests, listening to their beautiful playing in the intimate setting of 12th-century St Mary's Church. Gather at Le Manoir and sip Veuve Clicquot before taking the short walk to St Mary's Church for the performance, introduced by Raymond Blanc. Afterwards, sample his favourite winter dishes to savour over a delicious dinner, perfectly matched with wines from our cellar. Includes: aperitif and canapés, musical entertainment in church, a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, tea, coffee, and petits fours. Price: £335pp, Dress code: Black tie
The Raymond Blanc Cookery School
Master the secret behind Chef Patron Raymond Blanc's exquisite seasonal cuisine at our Cookery School
The Raymond Blanc Gardening School
Navigate our eleven gardens and learn green-fingered skills at our enchanting gardening school
Expert Garden Tours
Join an experienced guide and navigate each of our varied, blooming gardens. Our tours take place every day.
Retreat to the comfort of your exquisite room or suite and choose from wide range of signature treatments, massages and therapies.
Birds of Prey Experience
Learn all about hawk handling and lives of these magnificent birds of prey with expert handlers in our picturesque grounds.
Festival of Music
Faire la fête