Event Hire

Our uniquely versatile castle can accommodate a variety of events including theatre, exhibitions, concerts and well-being activities. Whether a theatre group, musician or well-being trainer, we would love to help you create and promote your event here at the castle.

Please call us for rates or joint venture opportunities.

The Great Hall

Truly majestic, the extraordinary Great Hall is Highcliffe Castle鈥檚 main heritage room. With detailed history of the castle on the walls and the 30ft high Stained Glass Jessie Window, The Great Hall is a remarkable setting for your private dinner or business meeting and can accommodate up to 100 delegates. The Great hall also has private access through the spectacular North Porch. Under floor heating makes this room accessible all year round. Staging is also available on request.

Large stained glass arched shaped window in Great Hall with exposed timber ceiling

The State Dining Room

The State Dining Room is the Castle鈥檚 predominant function room. Its full length windows boast spectacular views across the grounds, sea and The Isle of Wight. Situated on the raised ground floor with disabled access, The State Dining Room can accommodate up to 80 delegates for meetings or private dinners. The un-restored exposed brick walls and adjustable lighting create a truly striking setting. The room has black out blinds incorporating a projection screen. Under-floor heating makes this a perfect location all year round.

Large room with oak floor, ceiling height windows and exposed brick walls


The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room with its marble door frame is a versatile room suitable for up to 60 delegates. The exposed brick walls, original baby grand piano*, and full length windows make the Drawing Room a fabulous room. As well as spectacular views, the Drawing Room has black out blinds and a projection screen.聽*Please note the baby grand piano in the Drawing Room is not available to play.


The Wintergarden

The Wintergarden is a light and airy conservatory-style room with theatre style seating for up to 100 delegates and a private entrance.聽This room boasts stunning views over the grounds and the tranquil effect acquired when a room is flooded with natural light, making it the perfect setting for your presentation or training.聽The baby grand piano at the back of the room is available for you to play.

Large conservatory like room, with ceiling height leaded glass windows and wooden chairs in rows

Castle Grounds

Access to the grounds and beach make Highcliffe Castle an excellent location for team building and exploration. Woodland walks, outstanding view points and excellent picnic sites make the grounds very popular. Why not incorporate them into your day before returning to the Castle for your afternoon meeting, reception drinks and dinner?

Panoramic view of Highcliffe Castle with lawns and gravel paths in foreground and blue sky with mottled cloud.

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