Built in 1795, Oakley Hall has a distinguished and fascinating past. The author Jane Austen was a friend of the Bramston family – the then owners – she was a frequent visitor to Oakley Hall and it is mentioned fondly in Austen’s letters to her sister Cassandra.
A later owner, William Beach, added a second storey to the house, so creating the grand and impressive building that 21st century visitors can still enjoy. He also employed landscape gardener and architect Edward Milner to design Oakley Hall’s gardens.
In 2014, a major restoration project saw Oakley Hall Hotel returned to its full glory, ensuring that visitors will continue to fall in love with Oakley Hall’s Georgian splendour and charm for many years to come.
With 50 beautiful bedrooms, suites and even a delightful Garden Cottage from which to choose, guests can indulge in a luxurious stay, enjoy a relaxing drink in the 1795 Bar & Lounge and a fine dining experience in the award-winning 2 AA Rosette Glasshouse Restaurant. Outside there are acres and acres of stunning grounds to explore. From a gentle walk to an early morning run or an afternoon of clay pigeon shooting, there are plenty of things to do.
A brand new luxury Garden Pavilion has just been built. As well as a built in cloak room, the Garden Pavilion has a high tech lighting system, a star-lit ceiling and colour changing up-lighters. The windows are double glazed glass with glass patio doors leading to an exclusive patio area. Three stunning chandeliers are permanently installed in the ceiling and a brand new dance floor is available for those special events that require a lot of dancing. It also has the option to be either fully heated or fully air-conned making it perfect for weddings and events all year round.
Weddings Whether you’re planning a small and intimate ceremony for close friends and family or need space for up to 140 guests, Oakley Hall Hotel provides the choice of six elegant rooms that are licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships. For larger weddings, our brand new Garden Pavilion can hold up to 380 guests for a wedding breakfast or evening reception.
Photo opportunities abound both inside and out. With over 300 acres of grounds surrounding the hotel, your photographer will have an exceptional choice of settings in which to capture many wonderful moments.
Meetings & Corporate Events There is a choice of seven beautifully elegant rooms that exude the character and charm you would expect of a period country property, but combined with all mod cons such as air conditioning and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi.
Rooms can be set out to best suit your particular needs, accommodating meetings for as few as two people right up to 100 – perfect for meetings, small conferences, training sessions and corporate events. Our brand new Garden Pavilion has its own private terrace and can accommodate up to 380 people, ideal for large parties and staff conferences.
For business travellers we offer preferential Bed & Breakfast rates to ensure you can relax after a stressful day in peaceful surroundings.