Christmas at Stratford Park

Expert florists will be helping a 14th century country farmhouse hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon to offer a creative alternative for businesses and friends planning their festive parties this year.

The Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club is a popular destination for afternoon tea and its florists, who are responsible for flower arrangements for weddings hosted at the venue, will be delivering a Christmas wreath-making masterclass in December.

Florists at The Stratford Park have more than 30 years’ experience in crafting wreaths and visitors will come away with a unique handmade Christmas decoration for their homes.

The workshops will be accompanied with traditional afternoon tea with a festive twist, prepared by the kitchen team at the hotel, and be held on the morning of Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2.

It offers an alternative to the traditional office Christmas party on the Friday or a relaxing festive activity on Saturday.

Beverley Haynes, General Manager at the Stratford Park Hotel & Golf Club, said that some businesses are seeking to move away from the traditional office party and the hotel realised it needed to diversify to cater for this change.

“There has certainly been a shift in recent years away from the traditional office Christmas party, with many organisations looking at day-time events,” said Beverley.

“There is still a market for the archetypal office party, but it’s vital that the hospitality industry provides alternatives. We looked at what we thought we could deliver and decided what better than to tap into the expertise of our highly-experienced on-site floristry team.

“A wreath hanging on a door is about as festive as you can get and our guests will take home a unique decoration which will welcome people into their homes over Christmas.

“Our kitchen team will be crafting an afternoon tea for guests to enjoy during the experience, with some festive treats and surprises built in.”

The festive afternoon tea and wreath making is part of The Stratford Park’s newly launched Christmas offer, which also includes the opportunity for children to have breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 3 and Saturday, December 23.

It has also seen significant interest in its private hire festive period parties for businesses, with its new Christmas menu.

To find out more about festive celebrations and Christmas at The Stratford Park Hotel and Golf Club visit