2020 Events at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Start 2020 as you mean to go on and join Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons this year for some truly fabulous events you will not want to miss!


A new year means new opportunities, and what better way to celebrate the dawn of a new decade, than to escape to the stunning, Oxfordshire retreat that is Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons for a host of exciting events and experiences. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to unwind with a loved one away from the hustle and bustle of city life, eager to develop your cooking and gardening skills at the acclaimed Raymond Blanc cookery school and gardening school, or searching for a magical venue for a special event, Belmond Le Manoir invites you to join them in 2020.


Belmond Le Manoir has curated some of these wonderful experiences and events for guests to choose from, created especially for the seasons ahead by Raymond Blanc and his team at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.


Beat the winter blues and indulge in a taste of 5-star wellness


Why not try something new this year and treat yourself and a friend or family member to a cookery class at the Raymond Blanc Cookery School? There is a range of different cookery classes for those of all abilities to choose from each month, from classes focusing on how to prepare the perfect afternoon tea, to specifically vegan menus, as well as the ‘Blanc Vite’ classes, which focus on learning how to cook simple, healthy and seasonal dishes. Many of the courses are centred upon recipes important to Raymond Blanc himself, showcasing dishes that inspired his journey to becoming the Michelin-starred chef he is today.


What’s more, in addition to the various seasonal menus available, Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons offers delicious five- and 7-course vegetarian and vegan tasting menus to equally delight your tastebuds, not only this winter but all year round!


Full-day cookery school courses start from £375 and half-day courses are from £205 per person. 7-course vegetarian and vegan dinner priced at £194 per person. For more information: https://www.belmond.com/hotels/europe/uk/oxfordshire/belmond-le-manoir-aux-quat-saisons/ 


Bound into spring with an extra special gardening talk before losing yourself on a French culinary journey with Raymond Blanc


Wednesday 18 March 2020 – Garden Ready with Terry Walton


Since 2001, Terry Walton has been growing the UK’s gardening know-how with broadcasts from his own allotments in the Rhondda Valley. No matter whether you’re a novice with green-fingered ambitions, or a keen gardener eager to pick up some expert tips, join Terry Walton for a day of down-to-earth discovery in our enchanting country gardens this March.


Priced at £199 per person. This includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception, a talk by Terry Walton and guided tour of the gardens, plus a three-course lunch with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours.


Wednesday 25 March 2020 – An Evening with Raymond Blanc: A Taste of France


Join us for a very special culinary journey through France with chef patron Raymond Blanc as your personal guide. Raymond’s choice of the finest French wines and produce will flavour an evening of convivial tales and anecdotes from his 35 years at Belmond Le Manoir – an unforgettable evening not to be missed!


Priced at £299 per person. This includes a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception and a four-course dinner hosted by Raymond Blanc with accompanying wines, coffees and petits-fours.



Get into the party spirit and enjoy Michelin-star gastronomy this summer at Belmond Le Manoir


Wednesday 3 June 2020 – Private Library and Garden Tour of Wormsley Estate with Dinner at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons


The grand estate of Wormsley Park enjoys stunning walled gardens and an unrivalled private book collection. A visit to the historic home of the Getty family will be combined with an unforgettable gastronomic experience at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons to promise a fabulous day of both literature and food.


Priced at £250 per person. This includes a coffee and cake reception at Le Manoir, transfers to Wormsley Estate, an exclusive viewing of the Getty family’s collection and a guided tour of the walled gardens, plus a four-course dinner with accompanying wines, coffees and petits fours.


Tuesday 14 July 2020 – Raymond Blanc’s Bastille Day Summer Garden Party


July marks the return of the highlight of Le Manoir’s summer calendar – the party like no other that is Raymond Blanc’s Bastille Day Summer Garden Party! Join them to celebrate the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille in 1789 by savouring delicious Michelin-star cuisine, refreshing summer beverages and enjoying live entertainment, including a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise led by Raymond himself.


Priced at £299 per person. This includes alfresco dining in La Belle Epoque’s walled garden served with champagne and cocktails, plus live entertainment throughout.



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