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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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The Raymond Blanc Festival of Music

The Raymond Blanc Festival of Music

The celebrated Raymond Blanc Festival of Music returns this October. Anticipate an unforgettable evening combining Michelin-starred cuisine with sensational world-class music.

Join us on 2 October for a performance by bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and harpist Hannah Stone. Or dine with us on 3 October for a concert from beloved Irish singer Imelda May. Both evenings include a champagne reception and a celebration dinner after the show.

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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.


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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.

16 October – An Evening with Raymond Blanc OBE (Fully booked)

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


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3 November - Rothschild Wine Tasting at Waddesdon Manor
Visit the stunning 19th-century Waddesdon Manor and stroll through their cellars, discovering more than 10,000 bottles of wine. The vintages document more than 150 years of the Rothschild family’s ownership of two of the most famous Bordeaux vineyards: Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild.

Priced at £275 per person

Includes return transfers to Waddesdon Manor, cellar tour and wine tasting, aperitifs with canapés back at the hotel, five-course dinner with accompanying Rothschild 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.

7 December – Festive Wreath Making with Sofia Hoggarth-Guest
Get into the festive swing with our resident florist. Sofia will provide you with an abundance of seasonal foliage and natural decoration, then guide you on how to make your own garden-inspired wreath as the champagne flows.

Priced at £195 per person

Includes tea and coffee on arrival, wreath making workshop with all materials, Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés, three-course lunch with accompanying wine, coffee and petits fours.

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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