Feast on Cloud 9 at the Wormsley Walled Garden

Come and dine with us this August in Wormsley’s breathtaking Ancient Orchard. This unique experience is situated in part of the private Wormsley Walled Garden, a quintessentially British setting, with dining taking place beneath hand-crafted replica hot air balloons.

FEAST, the immersive dining specialist, brings you a wonderfully curated nine-course gourmet tasting menu, served whilst sitting comfortably in a vintage wicker basket dining table, set beneath beautiful hand-crafted balloons.

Send your tastebuds soaring without ever leaving the ground!

Image: artist’s impression created by SJ Axelby

Corporate Bookings

Corporate bookings are available for lunch or dinner sittings Monday to Wednesday from 8th – 31st August 2022 inclusive.

For details or to discuss particular requirements, please contact:

Anne-Marie Payne
anne-marie.payne@wormsley.com
+44 7732 900663

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Guest Bookings

General release tickets are sold in tables of six (each vintage wicker balloon basket seats six guests comfortably around a table) and are available for lunch (weekends from 12pm) or dinner sittings (Thursday to Sunday from 7pm) between 4th – 28th August 2022 inclusive.

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The Experience

Guests will be greeted with a welcome drink and canapés within the Walled Garden, with the freedom to wander and wonder at the stunning floral displays alongside beautifully manicured topiary. Play a game on the Croquet Lawn or enjoy live music and wonderful surprises.

Once invited through a ‘secret garden’ style gate to the Ancient Orchard, diners discover their own hot air balloon set whimsically amongst the apple trees where the gourmet FEAST tasting menu is served. This is set under a transparent marquee roof, ensuring the best of al fresco dining whilst protected from the elements.

Works of Art

These ten specially commissioned, handmade red-and-white-striped hot air balloons will be floating gently in the breeze, tethered above their wicker baskets, creating a creative dining pop-up second to none.

The Ancient Orchard boasts wildflowers and grasses around the manicured area central area, creating a haven for butterflies and wildlife. Views stretch beyond the orchard to the woodlands and meadows of Wormsley beyond.

Image: artist’s impression created by SJ Axelby

9-Course Gourmet Tasting Menu

A canapé course will be served to guests as they discover the four outdoor ‘garden rooms’ and the surprises of the Walled Garden. The eight remaining courses will be served at the table in their wicker hot air balloon dining basket. Where possible, produce grown by the Wormsley gardening team will be used.

As with all FEAST events, you can expect creative twists to the presentation of each course, including edible clouds. Guests will enjoy Lobster en Croute, Tournedos Rossini and a host of other delectable courses. Every year, Wormsley produces apple juice from the apple harvest, which will feature in a special part of the FEAST menu.

Any special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request. A child menu is available to book for lunch sittings only.

Helpful Information

A full bar will be available to purchase a selection of drinks, including Champagne, wine, and cocktails.

The dress code is smart-casual. Each wicker basket is heated and covered; guests are advised to dress accordingly for an outdoor event.

Please note that the balloons are decorative and won’t be leaving the ground.

There is ample parking on-site and disabled access. Please contact FEAST regarding any special dietary requirements or additional requests (such as precise detail regarding disabled parking, or perhaps to arrange a cake for a special celebration).

About Wormsley

Wormsley is a beautiful private estate, first mentioned in the 1106 official records, and has been one of the Getty family’s private residences since 1985. Ideally situated in the rolling countryside of the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire, this hidden jewel is easily accessible, nestled between London and Oxford.

With various stunning venues, Wormsley is the perfect venue for exclusive events, weddings, celebrations, board meetings, and dining.
We also offer VIP experiences, from private tours to clay pigeon shooting.

The estate is open to Cricket and Garsington Opera visitors, as well as for a few select events each year.

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About FEAST

FEAST has a well-deserved reputation for exquisite presentation, exceptional food and intuitive service, all creatively set and delivered in various memorable private locations. They only use the highest quality ingredients, and their attention to detail means the stunning presentation is as outstanding as the food quality.

Neal & Sarah Dove (the co-founders of FEAST) are the husband-and-wife team behind some of the UK’s most creative immersive dining experiences, including The Secret Feast (magical fairy-tale pop-up dining experiences), Feast Event Catering (exceptional catering for Private & Corporate Events) Feast Over Flame ( popular summer pop-ups). Neal has previously worked at The Lanesborough, The Compleat Angler and as the Executive Sous Chef at Cliveden, hence his focus on 5-star food and service.

Corporate Bookings

Guest Bookings

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