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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
40 minutes from central London. Take the M40 Junction 2, or M4 Junction 7.
Direction from M4/A4
If coming from M4 Junction 7, turn left at the roundabout onto the A4 towards Maidenhead. Go straight at the traffic lights and turn right at the roundabout (Sainsburys Supermarket) onto Lent Rise Road.
Continue straight over all mini-roundabouts. You will pass Burnham Memorial Cricket Ground on your right and Grovefield House on your left.
At the T-Junction, the main gates of Cliveden are directly opposite. Follow the gravel drive all the way to the House, following the signs for House Guests.
If travelling along the A4 from Maidenhead follow this road towards Slough and take the left hand turn onto Berry Hill, before the BMW garage, following signs towards Cliveden. Take this road for approx 3miles until you reach the main gates for Cliveden on your left hand side.
Directions from M40
Exit M40 at junction 2, at the roundabout get in the right hand lane and follow the A355 to Slough. After 150 yards turn right, which will take you past the Jolly Woodman public house, turn right into Wooburn Common Road, and then left onto Heathfield Road. Cliveden is two miles from there.
Please Note: In the event that the main gates are closed, please press the blue "call" button to speak to the Porte Cochère. Alternatively please turn left out of the main entrance onto Cliveden Road and take the first left onto Bourne End Road. Continue on this road for approximately 300 metres where Hedsor Gate is located on the left. If these gates are also closed, please use the intercom system and one of our footmen will open the gate
Nearest mainline stations are Taplow (2 miles away) and Burnham (4 miles away). Trains go to/from London Paddington and take approximately 35 minutes.
London Heathrow, 20 minutes by car.
London Gatwick, 50 minutes by car or 20 minutes by helicopter.
A Helipad is available on the estate. Advance booking is required (subject to availability). Please call us for details: Tel: 00 44 1628 668561
Our chauffeur-driven private luxury cars are available for transfers, tours or places of interest. Please call us for details.
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Parking near this location
Free on-site parking