Planning Your Party

Everyone remembers if they have been to a party at Layer Marney Tower. It is a memorable experience and guests feel pampered and well looked after. With a combination of the Layer Marney Tower in-house team and our caterers, Bouquet Garni there to look after you and your guests and the beautiful venue, you can be sure of a happy and successful event.

Your initial enquiry can be made either by phone, 01206 330 784, or by email via our enquiry form. We will then invite you to come and look round. Even if you have been to a party, conference or an outside event at Layer Marney Tower, planning for your own party means you need to look at it from another perspective, so we will walk you through the available areas and discuss the various combinations of rooms and areas you might like to use.

Options for Lunch

Lunch parties are popular at Layer Marney Tower; anniversaries, birthdays, celebrations. The Corsellis Room can seat up to approximately 60 guests seated at round tables with Tuke’s Chamber being used for the drinks reception. For larger parties the Long Gallery can seat up to 150, but is also very suitable for parties of 70+. The Long Gallery leads directly out into the beautiful Layer Marney Tower gardens, perfect for an after lunch stroll.

Options for Evening

Dress up the Long Gallery for evening and everyone is ready to party. Put fairy lights on the impressive staircase entrance, with a band or DJ at the far end, guests can eat at round tables and then dance the night away. For smaller, more intimate parties the Corsellis Room looks amazing in the evening, although we cannot allow dancing in the Corsellis Room.

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Staying at Layer Marney Tower

Our tented encampment is part of the Featherdown Farm family. So the standards are high – the tents have proper beds, ready made up for your arrival, a flushing loo, wooden floor and good quality kitchen equipment, just a stroll from the main tent is your own private shower and outdoor cooking stove.Three encampments have their own Hot Tub (book these through Featherdown)  Why not encourage your party guests to stay the night under the stars, it will make for a memorable stay.


If you are interested in organising glamping for your party at Layer Marney Tower you can book via Featherdown Country Retreats.

Book on their website or telephone 01420 549150.


Party Entertainment

Whatever your party, we can advise you on entertainment, whether it is a Tudor Banquet – we know Jesters and Fire Eaters, Minstrels and Tumblers. We also have contacts for DJ’s and bands, string quartets and harpists, so if you need some help choosing your entertainer, just get in touch.

Food and Drink

Party Catering

Our caterers, Bouquet Garni, will cater for your parties with style and aplomb. Give them an idea of your style and budget and their experienced staff will help you have the very best party ever. They source local ingredients wherever possible and are adaptable and innovative, contact us for their details and start the discussion.