Private Dining Rooms

From grand and extravagant to simple and cosy, we have the perfect private spaces here at Lainston to suit all tastes and requirements. We want your dining event experience to be memorable, so take a look at our guide of your choice of dining rooms to ensure you and your guests are comfortable and the setting is perfect.

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The Dawley Barn

The largest of our private function suites, the 17th century Dawley Barn seats up to 120 guests and offers a private dining experience surrounded by charm and history. The barn features a beautiful brick fireplace, beamed ceilings and period wood flooring, as well as use of private cloakrooms and bar and offers an exclusive entrance way, for added privacy.


The Houghton Suite

The Houghton Suite is a large and spacious room, seats up to 40 guests and is naturally lit by large full length windows. Interactive whiteboard and iPod dock are available.

The Ash Suite

This beautiful airy room seats up to 20 guests and is well lit by a large bright window overlooking a gorgeous courtyard. The room also benefits from two entrances and boasts a beautifully ornate ceiling. You can also have use of the interactive whiteboard and iPod docking station, which is concealed behind wood panelling.

The Hampshire Suite

Seating up to 30 guests, the Hampshire Suite is a modern, well-lit room with access to a private courtyard for you and your guests to enjoy. In the room there is also an interactive whiteboard and iPod dock available to you should you choose to use it, otherwise it can be concealed neatly.

The Mountbatten Suite

An intimate dining room perfect for a small gathering of up to 14 guests. The intimate and traditional feel of the room is cast from candles lit either side of the fireplace, creating a truly cosy dining experience.

Carlton Room

Adjacent to the award-winning Avenue restaurant, the Carlton Room boasts beautiful views down the mile-long avenue of Lime Trees and provides a unique and elegant setting, ideal for gatherings of up to 50 guests.

The Drawing Room

A beautifully lit space overlooking the avenue of lime trees, filled with comfortable modern furnishings. As flexible as you wish, The Drawing Room can be arranged as an informal lounge, or for a formal dinner of up to 50 guests. This room also has access to the Cedar Bar, ideal for pre-dinner drinks.

The Kitchen Garden

For brighter days we can take your celebrations outside! In our lovingly tended Kitchen Garden you can ‘pick your own Pimm’s’, enjoy a barbeque or pizza from our fire-wood oven, and rustle a few strawberries from our pots. The choice is yours.


Our stunning South Lawn is the perfect location for marquees up to 600 guests for your celebration.

We work closely with Alresford Marquees, who are an extremely professional family-run company with the most beautiful collection of marquees. With over 20 years experience creating breathtaking backdrops, they would be delighted to help create some beautiful memories for you and your family!

A marquee serves as a blank canvas, designed and erected exclusively for your event, from which we can help you create the look that you dream of.

Private Dining Rooms for every occasion

We have a maze of intimate rooms or grand halls to fit your occasion, and our dedicated team of private dining co-ordinators, chefs and service experts will ensure your celebrations is all you could wish for. We can help theme and decorate your event with a number of experts at hand to help with flowers, balloons, table dressing and entertainment of all types.

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