At a Glance
Famed as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, the Palace is home today to The 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, set in over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown parkland and stunning Formal Gardens.
Where we are
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Blenheim Palace is close to the historic town of Woodstock. We are only 8 miles North West of Oxford on the A44 Evesham Road. The Palace is easily accessible from both London and Birmingham and is signposted from Junction 9 of the M40.
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The Orangery and Campaign Rooms
The Orangery was refurbished into a private function room in 1996 and has built up an enviable reputation in Oxfordshire for superb standards of service and cuisine.
Due to the success of The Orangery we have refurbished the Estate Office creating The Campaign Rooms, all named after famous Blenheim Battles.
The Orangery & Bouchain Room
The Orangery is a beautiful, elegant room with high ceilings, huge arched windows and a glass panelled roof, which makes it delightfully light and airy, giving a wonderful
sense of space. With an underfloor heating and air conditioning system, the temperature in The Orangery can be completely controlled for the comfort of guests. The Bouchain Room houses our bar and adjoins The Orangery. Here guests can enjoy
mid-morning coffee or a drink prior to lunch or dinner.
The Marlborough Room
Originally the Palace kitchen this room has a beautiful double vaulted ceiling rising to the full height of the Palace. With two stunning chandeliers and a huge fireplace,
this room can accommodate guests in both a theatre style for a presentation or for a lunch or dinner.
The Courtyard Room
The Courtyard Room was originally an equestrian centre, located in The Stable Courtyard. Completely self contained, with a beamed ceiling and natural daylight, this room is perfect for larger conferences that need stage production and lighting sets.
The Spencer-Churchill Room
The Spencer-Churchill Room is a completely self-contained traditional and elegant meeting room with a private entrance and foyer, with large windows and window seats, the Spencer-Churchill Room enjoys spectacular views over Blenheim Park, Capability Brown’s lake and Vanbrugh’s Grand Bridge.
The Great Hall & Saloon
The Great Hall - This magnificent room stretches up 67 feet to the painted ceiling by James Thornhill, depicting the f irst Duke of Marlborough presenting his battle plans to Britannia and provides the perfect area for a pre-dinner drinks reception.
The Saloon - With the walls and ceilings lavishly painted by Louis Laguerre, this is The State Dining Room and still used by The Duke and his family for Christmas every year. This room creates a feeling of intimate opulence with two beautiful fireplaces and a fabulous display of gold and silver.
The Great Hall & Saloon are interconnected and sold together to offer guests separate drinks and dining area.
The Long Library
The Long Library boasts the only private room in any British Stately home that can accommodate up to 300 guests for dinner with pre-dinner drinks served in The
Great Hall & Saloon. Home to 10,000 books and the magnificent Willis organ, this room overlooks the beautiful Water Terrace with its sparkling fountains.
Blenheim Palace is set in 2,100 acres of beautiful parkland and offers guests a host of outdoor activities to choose from including treasure hunts, archery and “human table football”. When organising an outdoor event it is hard to imagine a more idyllic setting than our magnificent grounds which can be host to a variety of company days, family days and outdoor concerts.
For those occasions when numbers exceed 320 for seated dining it is possible to construct marquees on the South Front of the Palace. With pre and post dinner drinks in the Palace itself, the splendour of an evening at Blenheim is not lost. The South Front, as with the rest of the Palace and its Parkland, lends itself to provide a unique backdrop for that special occasion.