Private Dining Restaurant in Berkshire

Relais & Chateaux - Cliveden is a new member in 2013

Private Dining

For well over 200 years Cliveden has been known for entertaining. Nobody could resist an invitation to Cliveden; From Chaplin to Churchill, Lawrence to Lennon...There are few places as elegantly decadent or enchanting for a private celebration or meal.

Whether for personal celebration or an impressive corporate event, there is a special venue to suit all, from intimate drawing rooms to the timeless splendour of our French Dining Room.


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The French Dining Room 

On a visit to Paris in 1897, William Waldorf Astor was shown the gilded panelling in Madame de Pompadour's 18th century dining room at the Chateau d'Asnieres. Realising the proportions exactly matched those of the dining room at Cliveden he bought the panelling, table and chairs, then had the entire room reconstructed in his home.

This Rococo masterpiece provides an incomparable setting for a private lunch or sumptuous dinner.


  • 60 on 5 tables of 12
  • 28 on one long table


The Cellar Dining Room

Once Lord Astor's private wine cellar, the Cellar Dining Room has been beautifully restored and is perfect for a more intimate, informal setting. It has brick walls, mighty pillars and a vaulted ceiling, making an unusual and atmospheric dining room for smaller parties and private gatherings. It's also perfect for hosting wine tastings.


  • 12 on one rectangle table



Waldo's is perfect for intimate private dinners. It has a fabulous pre-dinner drinks area off to the side of the dining room (with its own private bar area - ideal for wine or cocktail tastings).

A beautiful room, Waldo's has many stunning paintings of the house on the walls along with some infamous sketches of Christine Keeler drawn by Stephen Ward at the house in the 1960's during the Profumo Affair.


  • 12 on one rectangle table
  • 16 on two round tables
  • 30 for standing pre-dinner drinks reception


The Boudoir and the Tote Room 

The Boudoir and Tote Room are located on the ground floor of the Mansion, and were the respective interconnecting sitting rooms of Lady and Lord Astor. As such they follow distinct but complimentary styles - the Boudoir is romantically decorated in blue drapes with large windows overlooking the Parterre and lawn. The Tote is a smaller room with comfortable leather furniture around a cosy fireplace. Both rooms are available for private functions, and are perfect for meetings, dining, Afternoon Tea or private events.


  • Boudoir - 24 on two round tables of twelve / 12 on one table / 16 figure of '8' / 8 lounge style
  • Tote Room - 8 lounge style


For more information or to book your private dining experience, please contact the Special Events Team on 01628 668561 or email

Please note that room hire charges apply and a 10% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

N.B. A National Trust admission fee of £7.00 per person for lunch, and £2.00 per person for dinner will be added to your bill (excluding National Trust members, with valid membership cards).


Planning your event with us couldn't be easier. Whatever your business, group or special event requirements for venue hire, please contact our team of professionals who will be able to assist with your enquiry.




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