About the event
Mark your calendar for the Autumn Court Ball at Hodsock Priory, a charity gala that promises an unforgettable experience.

Organised by The Venue Experts, this event combines the beauty of Autumn with the power of philanthropy. Join us in supporting VOW for Girls and Hetty's charities while indulging in an evening filled with cocktails, gourmet delights, raffles, auctions, table games, and fantastic entertainment. Dance the night away at our spirited party and make a lasting impact. Don't miss your chance to be part of this ethereal celebration for a noble cause - reserve your place today!

Tickets for the ball are open to everyone and cost £135 per person to include an Autumn themed arrival cocktail, canapes, sit down main course with half a bottle of wine, dessert table, evening entertainment and raffle prize opportunities. All profits from the tickets, as well as donations on the day, will be donated to our beneficiary charities.

We invite you to embrace the elegance of the season with your finest black-tie attire, accented with a touch of Autumnal colours.

If you are unable to attend our event, but would still like to donate, please choose the 'Donation ONLY' option.

Discounted rate available on table bookings of 10
Guests may be placed on shared tables depending on numbers.
Our charities
VOW for Girls
Count to three.
A child just became a bride.
Every year, 12 million girls are married before they turn 18. VOW for Girls is a growing global movement that partners with brands, individuals and the wedding industry to end the international child marriage crisis.
Learn more here.

Support for Families Affected by Drug and Alcohol Misuse.
Founded in 1996 by a group of Mums who were all experiencing the pain and heartbreak of a loved one’s addiction, this courageous group of ladies decided to offer each other support when they realised there was nowhere else to access help.
Learn more here.

Hodsock Priory
Blyth, Worksop S81 0TY
Date & Time
November 10, 2023, 6:30 PM - November 11, 2023 - 1:00 AM
The Venue
Located on the border of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, Hodsock Priory is a charming historic country house wedding venue that offers a perfect setting for those seeking a memorable event in a serene and picturesque environment.

This lovingly restored family home serves as an award-winning luxury wedding and event location, surrounded by picturesque countryside views, lush gardens, and expansive fields.

The Buchanan family, who owns the venue, continues to play an active role in voluntary and charity work in the local community and Nottinghamshire today.

Our Autumn Court Ball will feature the presence of George Buchanan, who will proudly host our event in its former residence.
The Menu
You will always find great food at the centre of any special occasion. The chefs at Hodsock Priory, are dedicated to providing the finest ingredients, prepared to your exacting tastes.

Honey & mustard cocktail sausages
Tandoori chicken served on a poppadom, with mango chutney
Harissa fried halloumi skewers, sesame & pineapple (v)
Mini fish & Chips
Caramelised red onion & brie tart (v)

Main course
Corn-fed chicken breast with wild mushroom, truffle & potato gnocchi
12-hour braised blade of beef, garlic mash, oxtail rillette, red wine sauce
Butternut squash risotto with leeks and spinach (Vegan and Vegetarian)

Dessert table
Assiette of Mini Desserts – Raspberry Posset, Biscoff Cheesecake and Homemade Brownie
6:30 PM
Cocktails & Canapés 
Get ready for a fantastic night as the doors open at 6:30 PM, where you'll be greeted with an Autumn themed cocktail. Find your seats, soak in the lively entertainment, and savour delectable canapés.

Don't forget to check out our beautiful flower crowns available for purchase to add a touch of elegance to your outfit. And, for those feeling lucky, grab some raffle tickets at the door for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
8:00 PM
Your seat awaits
As dinner time approaches, we welcome you to take your seats as we hear from the event organisers, The Venue Experts, our gracious hosts, Hodsock Priory, and charity representatives.

We'll keep it brief and heartfelt, ensuring your evening remains a delightful experience.
8:30 PM
The feast begins 
Prepare to be tantalised as we settle in for an Autumnal feast that will awaken your taste buds! Remember to choose your meal option from below during ticket checkout or share any dietary requirements. Rest assured, our desserts and canapés will also cater to various preferences.
Main Course Menu
- Corn-fed chicken breast with wild mushroom, truffle & potato gnocchi
- 12-hour braised blade of beef, garlic mash, oxtail rillette, red wine sauce
- Butternut squash risotto with leeks and spinach (VE)
9:15 PM
Fundraising games
Let's add some fun to this charitable evening! Join us for exciting games, including 'heads and tails,' as we also reveal the lucky winners of our raffle prizes.

9:45 PM
Desserts & Entertainment 
Recharge with delightful desserts from our sumptuous dessert table while enjoying captivating entertainment.
10:30 PM
Dance the night away
Our DJ is ready to keep the energy high with the most up beat music, so get your dancing shoes on!
1:00 am
As the clock strikes 1:00 AM, it's time to bid adieu to this enchanting evening. Your support means the world to us, and we hope you've had a truly memorable night.
 Join us on the 10th of November 
We look forward to hosting you!

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