Events and Functions

Lunch and Dinner Parties with Style and Elegance

Enjoy a magical country house experience by bringing your family, friends or colleagues to lunch or dinner by candlelight, eating off silver and surrounded by antiques. Choose your own menu and then sit down and enjoy. Your gourmet meal will begin in the Drawing Room with canapes in front of a roaring log fire, continue in the main Hall and end with coffee and chocolates. You may bring your own wine with you. Parties of 12 - 22 are catered for at £30 per head for lunch or £40 for dinner.

To discuss a lunch or dinner to remember please email us from the 'contact us' page, or telephone 01335 310489.

We look forward to welcoming and entertaining you!


Team Building Exercises

Casterne Hall is situated in a remote spot above the Manifold Valley offering almost unlimited opportunities to stretch and develop your workforce. There is a stunning network of footpaths leading from the house across the hills and dales surrounding it.


Focus Groups

Focus groups can make use of the Hall, Oakroom and Drawing Room to reflect and brainstorm, following or prior to a home-cooked lunch or dinner. Click the image on the right to see a recent happy client.



                   romantic and corporate dinner parties hosted at Casterne Hall





Walking Groups

Casterne Hall is the ideal place to base yourself and your group of fellow walkers whilst you explore the magnificent scenery of the surrounding area. Both Dovedale and the Manifold Valley are a stone's throw away. Why not start your day with a hearty breakfast or finish with a homemade cream tea!


Birthday Parties/Dances

The Manifold Showground to the north of the house is the ideal setting on which to erect a marquee. Or how about being adventurous and opt for a yurt or teepee? In this beautiful and remote spot with magnificent views, it will be a night to remember!






Mon 15th - Friday 19th December inclusive, 2.30 pm


Come and drink a glass of mulled wine, tour the house fully decorated for Christmas, and then have a delicious tea in front of roaring fires!

Numbers strictly limited! 

This event sells out every year!

 Booking essential: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 01335 310489

£12.50 per person on the door


Letter to the Ashbourne News Telegraph:


'My husband and I were lucky enough to get tickets for a guided tour with Christmas Tea at Casterne Hall last Friday afternoon. What a treat!

 'As soon as the host, Charles Hurt, opened the door to welcome us you were greeted by the most fantastic smell of Christmas and the beautiful sight of the dining table all laid ready for the big day.

'We were given a short talk about the hall and then invited to wander around all the rooms where the doors were open (even bedrooms). What a superb warm welcoming family home it is.

'After our tour, Caroline, Charles' wife, invited us into the fantastic kitchen for a beautiful afternoon Christmas tea.

'We took ours into the comfy sitting room, enjoying it by a roaring fire, watching the huge snowflakes floating by the windows.

'A couple of weeks ago we went around Chatsworth decorated for Christmas, but I have to say that I enjoyed this more.

'Thank you to the Hurts for opening up Casterne and giving us such a lovely welcome into their beautiful home.'

























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