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Winchester Guildhall

Festive Events 2011/2012


Festive Events 2011/12

140th Birthday Celebrations

Guildhall Winchester, one of the largest venues in the

Christmas 2011 will see the Guildhall celebrating its

area proudly presents “Christmas with a Twist”.

140th birthday and we aim to celebrate in style If it’s

Don’t be fooled by the stunning gothic exterior of this landmark building, the interior boasts stunning Victorian features with a contemporary twist. If you’re looking for a large private event, small intimate family celebration, or to join one of our superb open party nights Guildhall Winchester has an event or space to suit your needs.

your birthday bring your friends to our birthday and come and celebrate with us at our Open party nights celebration on 21st and 22nd December 2011, Guildhall Winchester has 10 beautifully refurbished event spaces, which can cater for celebrations from 10 – 300 guests for package and menu details please refer to the Wise package on page 6. Alternative dates available on request.


Festive Lunchtime Celebrations Why not make your 2011 lunchtime celebration

Festive Lunchtime Celebrations are available from

bespoke to your requirements, our banqueting

1st – 24th December

suppliers are more than happy to create a unique menu for your event. If you’re looking for either a traditional festive celebration or a more contemporary

For further information or availability why not give the events team a call.

take on the festive season, Guildhall Winchester is the

We will also be happy to arrange festive accompaniment

place to be.

to your lunch or even an afternoon DJ.

A special festive themed menu will also be available daily in eighteen71 throughout December. Ideal for people who want to meet up and then also explore the many festive attractions available in Winchester.


The Vanilla Package Friday 2nd December, Thursday 8th December, Saturday 10th December Package includes 3 course menu, ½ bottle of wine, room hire, table novelties, festive themed decorations, casino tables* until midnight, DJ

Starter Ham Hock Terrine with Chives and Pickled Vegetables Or Lightly Spiced Roasted Parsnip Soup with a Parsnip Crisp Served with Freshly Made Home Made Bread Main Course Slow Braised Hampshire Beef with Shallots, Rosemary and Red Wine Or Traditional Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings Or Roasted Chestnut and Mushroom Pithiviers with a Thyme and Butter Sauce (Vegetarian)

entertainment until 1am. ÂŁ48.50 per person

Served With Seasonal Vegetables & Dauphinoise Potatoes Desserts Traditional Christmas pudding

* casino tables only available for Bapsy, King Charles and Courtyard Events Please note final menu selection must be confirmed 10 working days prior to your event, alternatively we are happy for you to select one choice from each course for all of your guests.

Or Christmas Sherry Trifle with Cinnamon dust Or Trio of Hampshire Cheeses Fresh Brewed Filter Coffee and Vanilla Fudge


Sunday Night Special

Starter Homemade Tomato & Basil Soup

Sunday 11th December

Main Course

Package includes superb 3 course dinner accompanied

Traditional Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings Served with Seasonal Vegetables and Roast Potatoes

by dancing to our resident DJ. Start the week in style with our Sunday night special, at

Or Roasted Chestnut and Mushroom Pithiviers with a Thyme and Butter Sauce (Vegetarian)

Guildhall Winchester we know not everyone can

Desserts

celebrate on a Friday & Saturday and that’s why we have

Traditional Christmas Pudding

created this special night which is great for those who

Coffee and Vanilla Fudge

work in hospitality, retail, emergency services or even those who just want to start the week with a fun party!! ÂŁ32.50 per person Guests will be seated at captains tables of 10, why not bring your party to our party !


Starter

Wise Package Friday Saturday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

16th 17th 21st 22nd 24th

Cream of Roasted Vegetable Soup with Green Pesto

December December December December December

A superb 3 course dinner accompanied by dancing to our resident DJ. Package includes 3 course menu, ½ bottle of wine, room hire, table novelties, festive themed decorations, casino tables* until midnight, DJ entertainment until 1am. £48.50 per person * casino tables only available for Bapsy, King Charles and Courtyard Events

Or Oak Smoked Scottish Salmon with White Crabmeat and complemented with Pickled Beetroot and a Cucumber Vinaigrette A selection of white and rustic rolls Main Course Paupiette of Turkey filled with a Chestnut, Sage and Pancetta stuffing, lightly roasted and served with Chateau Potatoes, Winter Vegetables and a rich Cranberry Gravy Or Pave of slow cooked Dorset Beef served on a Horseradish Mash with a selection of Winter Vegetables Or Wye valley Asparagus Spears, Roasted Pepper and Somerset Brie Strudel served with a creamy Paprika sauce (Vegetarian) Desserts Traditional Christmas Pudding served with a Brandy Custard Or Chocolate Assiette Trio of Chocolate Cheesecake, Chocolate Tart and Chocolate Mousse Served with a White Chocolate Sauce Guests will be seated at captains tables of 10, why not bring your party to our party!


Celebrations in the Guildhall Informal celebrations

Guildhall Winchester is happy to provide a venue for

event. No matter if you are planning a champagne

all festive events. If you want to mark the season and

and canapĂŠ celebration or even a winter BBQ, why

prefer a less formal celebration, our dedicated team

not contact our events team who will offer inspiration

of professionals are on hand to create your perfect

and suggestions.


Our Rooms The Bapsy Hall

The King Charles Hall

Celebrates the best of Victorian Elegance with a

Traditional splendour at its

contemporary feel, this grand ballroom which boasts

best, this unique hall houses

many of its beautiful original features recently

as its name suggests portraits

restored, large stage suitable for any performer and

of King Charles 1st and 2nd

state of the art lighting system to create the perfect

under the canopy of a

mood for any event. Comfortably seating up to 300 guests for a dinner.

hammer beam ceiling and full height gothic window the ideal space for up to 120 guests to celebrate in traditional style.


The Walton Suite

The Courtyard

The Guildhall’s best kept secret, the Walton Suite is

If you’re looking for a unique, quirky, contemporary

one of the highest event spaces in the city of

event space then look no further. Formerly housing

Winchester and makes full use of the roof top terrace

the cells of the Winchester law courts, the Courtyard

and amazing views over the roof tops to St Giles Hill

with arched vaults, pillars and outside courtyard is

and beyond, Glass atriums create up-close vistas of

both intimate and spacious. Comfortably seating 140

the famous Guildhall clock

guests.

tower. Comfortably seating up to 80 guests

Alternatively if you are looking for a smaller more intimate dining space please speak to a member of our event management team.


New Year's Eve Charity Viennese Gala Concert A joyful programme of classical Viennese favourites, including

Online sales via www.RutterGadd.co.uk/NewYear Telephone sales on 0800 411 8881

works by Johann Strauss II and Franz Lehár.

Over-the-counter sales at the Tourist Information Centre at the Guildhall.

"Britain's leading operatic duo", Claire Rutter and Stephen Gadd, are joined by the Southern Sinfonia

Concert starts at 6pm (finished by 8pm)

(Konzertmeister Alexander Hohenthal) conducted by

5% of the price you pay for your ticket will be

Matthew Wood.

donated to the Pinder Centre, a Winchester-based

Stalls, £42 and £29 respectively. An early booking discount is available for tickets bought before the end of September, at £38 and £26 respectively.

registered charity which treats patients of all ages suffering from a range of illnesses and disabilities, both short- and long-term.


Booking Information For further information please visit www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk contact our Events Manager on 01962 840 820.

Guildhall

Winchester

Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9GH Tel: 01962 840 820 Email: guildhall@winchester.gov.uk Web: www.guildhallwinchester.co.uk


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Guildhall Winchester Festive Brochure 2011