Interested in using Braziers as a venue?
Contact us to arrange a site visit or find out more:
+44 1491 680 221
Types of bookings
- Courses, workshops, and retreats
- Campsite bookings for up to 100
- Festivals, weddings, and celebrations for up to 499
- Film shoots in our Grade II* listed Strawberry Hill gothic house and grounds
Courses, workshops, and retreats
We host groups of all types and sizes, from conferences and corporate events to dance workshops and yoga retreats. We take bookings throughout the year, both at the weekends and during the week. We typically offer our drawing room as the main space and our inner hall as a social space. Flip charts/pens and projectors are available on request.
Guests staying in the house are welcomed into our home, sharing community spaces and meals with residents. We have B+B spaces for around 20 guests, depending on how many guests are sharing rooms.
We host groups of 30 to 100 people on our main campsite. Smaller groups of 10 to 30 people can book our orchard campsite.
Festivals, weddings, and celebrations
We offer whole-venue weekend bookings for weddings, celebrations, and festivals over the warmer months of the year. Between Friday morning and Sunday evening, we can offer the main house (all bookable rooms and guest rooms), the barn, the lawns, the barn kitchen, and the main campsite. Amplified music can be played at these events.
We offer campsite bookings for weddings and celebrations with up to 250 people or for festivals with up to 499 people. Amplified music and access to the main house is not possible for these events.
Braziers Park’s unique Strawberry Hill architecture and beautiful grounds have been used for filming TV series including Midsomer Murders and Endeavour. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about filming here.
Spaces and facilities
The Drawing Room. At ~500 sq ft, our drawing room accommodates 45 people as a lecture hall, 25 sitting in a circle, or 18 practicing yoga or t’ai chi. The doors open onto a large, level terrace leading out onto a lawn.
The Study. At ~200 sq ft, the study accommodates around 12 people for group work or up to 8 for yoga. It seats up to 14 and opens onto the terrace.
The Library. At ~250 sq ft, the library will accommodate 10 to 12 people for group work but is not suitable for physical activities.
The Dining Room. At ~500 sq ft, our dining room can sit 28 people for self-service meals and is also used for serving teas, coffee, cakes, and biscuits.
The Inner Hall. This is a comfortable, informal area to relax and socialise, with sofas, a grand piano and doors leading out onto the terrace.
The Barn. Our beautiful old barn can accommodate up to 100 people.
Events requiring additional space may be able to use Ipsden Village Hall. This is around fifteen minutes walk from Braziers through beautiful countryside. The Village Hall is well heated, with tea- and coffee-making facilities and a piano. The floor is wooden and is suitable for yoga courses.
Overnight accommodation. We have 12 guest bedrooms, sleeping around 20 people. Nearly all rooms have basins and one is ensuite. There are two bathrooms with baths, three bathrooms with showers, and three toilets on the first floor. There are two toilets on the ground floor. Breakfast is served in the dining room. We use environmentally friendly cleaning products, and environmentally friendly soaps and shampoos are available from our community shop.
Campsite. Our large, beautiful campsite is available for group bookings. Groups can be self-catering or can take meals in the main house. Our campsite has water points, composting toilets, a central firepit, and warm, wood-burning showers.
Food and Drink
We pride ourselves on a high standard of home-cooked food. We can cater for most special diets if you let us know in advance.
Mealtimes can be flexible, but are usually as follows:
Breakfast : 08.30 – 09.30
Morning Coffee : 11.00 – 11.30
Lunch : 13.00 – 14.00
Afternoon Tea : 16.00 – 16.30
Dinner : 18.30 – 19.30
Tea, herbal teas (some from our garden), and coffee are available in our dining room throughout the day.
For house bookings, the cost per head will depend on the length of the course, the catering, services and accommodation you want, and the time of year. For small campsite bookings, we charge per person. For larger campsite bookings, festivals, and weddings, we use a flat-rate system.
We are always happy to give you a quote on the type of course you would like to run at Braziers. Please contact email@example.com or 01491 680221.
Conditions of Hire
We ask for a non-returnable deposit to secure a booking, plus a completed and returned booking agreement. We ask that the balance is paid before the start date. If some course participants fail to attend with less than a week’s notice, we reserve the right to charge as if they had attended. Payment is by cheque or bank transfer. When a course deposit has been paid to us but no booking agreement returned, we will consider the deposit the organiser’s agreement to the terms and conditions in the booking agreement.
Your organisation will be held responsible for any breakages or damage caused by your group and a charge may be made.
Course participants are welcome to explore Braziers Estate, but do so at their own risk. Some pathways may be uneven and slippery, and visitors should take care when walking in areas outside the main house. Please observe the Countryside Code. Our ‘Guest Information’ must be provided by organisers to all participants.