A HOUSE & A HOME,
NOT A HOTEL
Norwood Park is a Country House and Grounds are like no other. Steeped in nearly 1,000 years of history, this property has seen the turn of many centuries.
Today we find it restored to its original grandeur with sweeping staircases, vast rooms, private niches, gorgeous grounds, delightful character and more than a few hints of eccentric whimsy.
OPULENT & STYLISH
Norwood Park remains the home of the Starkey family as it has been for nearly 150 years. As such it has been restored not as a Hotel, but rather as a stunning, eccentric, opulent and stylish Country House.
Here you will find the random whimsy of original wallpapers, restored Georgian fireplaces, 200-year-old rugs, and reams of original Vanity Fair albums dating back to 1869.
Upon entering the gates of Norwood Park, enjoy a lifestyle of refinement and ease.
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THE DRAWING ROOM
With glorious views across the formal lawns and cricket pitch, the Drawing Room is easily accessible from both the Hall and the Ante Room.
Guests may wander from the Drawing Room across to the Dining Room or out into the Gardens. This flexible design of rooms, flowing one to another with stunning views throughout is a key ingredient to the success of entertaining at Norwood Park.
Ideal for Wedding Ceremonies through the year hosting up to 75 seated guests.
THE DINING ROOM
Recently restored, Norwood Park's Dining Room is a stunning example of contemporary classic interior design. Family oil paintings dating back more than 350 years sit easily alongside delightfully comfortable linen chairs, original mirrors, and a historic fireplace.
The Dining Room is highly flexible and can be transformed to accommodate parties ranging from 18 to 40 guests.
The simple decor can be restructured to match event themes. In the past, we have held a variety of themed parties including Roaring 20's, Hunting Party, Vintage Tea Parties, 4th July and much more. Our talented team here at Norwood Park are creative, resourceful and always up for a challenge.
Our beautifully appointed 5 Family Suites, and a further 12 bedrooms have been thoughtfully divided into a combination of unique and charming rooms.
Each bedroom has been designed for elegance, practicality, and comfort while matching the original floor plan of this historic Country House.
Norwood Park can sleep up to 45 adults throughout the Suites and Bedrooms in a combination of Single, Double, King, Super King, and Emperor beds.
THE ANTE ROOM
The AnteRoom Bar sits between the Dining Room and Drawing Room, providing easy and quick access to your choice of a variety of refreshments from our bar area during your Drinks Reception and also to the front lawn.
Through the Ante Room windows and french doors, you can see remarkable views of the Norwood Park estate. The vista from the French doors includes a clear view of the lake and cricket grounds above which you will see our historic orchards and Grecian Temple.
Many of our guests delight in enjoying a tipple or two while appreciating the views.
Step back in time within the walls of the Norwood Park Library. Left largely undisturbed for more than 200 years, the original mahogany bookshelves and reams of antique books offer a treasure trove of historical insights.
The Library is a wonderful room to enjoy an evening drink or a private meeting. Naturally, the room is arranged with extensive original bookcases filled with old tomes including many years of the Vanity Fair Album.
The walls are decked with both antique and contemporary artworks together with pieces of the Starkey family history.
Filled with wonderful natural light and architectural delights, the Hall is an ideal spot to welcome guests, enjoy afternoon drinks, or to pose for photographs. It offers a wonderful backdrop to any event.
The grand entrance Hall to Norwood Park is breathtaking with a cantilevered sweeping staircase, original imposing family portraits, and lofty proportions.
The Hall is filled with unique architecture, interesting objects, and antiques acquired by the Starkey family over generations.
On a Summer's day, the Hall is filled with glorious sunlight, while on a Winter afternoon with the fire lit, it offers a warm welcome to all.
THE BRAMLEY BAR & ARCHES
Step back in time to a stylish and more glamorous era inside our intimate and cozy Bramley Bar.
Taking design influences from the Regency to Art Deco periods, and awash with deep velvet sofas, cut glass goblets, marble surfaces, gold embellished wallpaper and carefully curated music from vintage soul, Ragtime, and Doo-wop to Ska and Blues.
Amid the fine liquor displays, handmade bar with ormolu detailing, and period curiosities, you can watch while cobblers, cocktails, and punches are carefully created before you.
THE BRIDAL ORANGERY
Preparing for your wedding day should be a magical experience shared with your bridesmaids and family.
Our stunning Orangery has been styled as a private salon with enormous full length, ornate mirrors, two dressing tables with seating and ample prep space for make-up bags, sparkly shoes, fragrant flowers, and all a brides' necessities for her big day.
The welcoming cream linen chaise and matching armchairs invite guests to enjoy a moment of peace during the chaos of wedding preparations! Should you need a break from the preparations and the weather is fine, you are welcome to take a break in the private outside courtyard.
Originally Stables and a Coach House, today these buildings have been transformed into an English Palladian style set of Reception rooms called the Gallery with seated dining for up to 120 guests.
Adjacent to the Gallery, a full bar, dance floor, and outdoor seating area complete the event space. Ideal for weddings, balls, dances, and large parties.
The Georgian era is often referred to as The Age of Elegance. The most important element in Georgian Interiors is the perfect proportion alongside carefully balanced colours.
Norwood Park's Georgian rooms follow these rules with decorative features including plaster and stucco work, elaborate friezes, vast doorways, gilding, and vintage chandeliers.
THE WEST WING GAMES ROOM
The West Wing Games Room is available when booking our After Dark Package and is an ideal area to unwind in during the latter part of the day.
Equipped with a large TV, several enormous and sumptuous lounges, the room is very popular with our Short Stay Guests and Wedding Guests partying later into the night.
THE EAST WING KITCHEN
For those couples and families planning a Weekend Wedding or Short Stay, we can upon request allow access to the East Wing Kitchen on a self-catering basis.
While the Kitchen is not available for use on the Wedding Day, it can be booked for other dates.
The light and airy combined Kitchen Diner, with AGA and gas hob offers cooks the chance to get creative, with or without an audience.