Private Dining

Hold your private dinner in an exclusive country house

Celebrate in Style

Finding the perfect venue to host a significant anniversary or milestone birthday can often be daunting. Here at Knowsley Hall we deliver a truly unforgettable private dining experience within a stately home setting. Situated in a private walled estate home to The Earl & Countess of Derby, Knowsley Hall is surrounded by 2,500 acres of beautiful parkland and can be hired exclusively for private events.

The Venue

With parts of the building dating back to the 1500s, Knowsley Hall is bursting with history. With architectural and interior influences from the Georgian, Jacobean, Baroque and Victorian eras, there is something unique to catch your eye around every corner. But don’t be fooled by the traditional exterior. Of course, we love nothing more than to transport you through history on your visit, but we also promise to delight your taste buds by bringing an ever-changing modern menu to the table.

Whether you are celebrating an intimate anniversary meal or hosting a large corporate event, private dining at Knowsley Hall provides the perfect backdrop. Tucked away in the heart of the Estate, Knowsley Hall is the only stately home in Merseyside, making it the perfect place to celebrate those extra special occasions.

Wide angle view of Knowsley Hall and the front gardens leading up to it with topiary trees lining the drive.

Group Sizes

Knowsley Hall is the ideal place to host special events and exclusive dining experiences in our private dining room. Host a drinks reception, awards dinner, celebrate a milestone birthday party, host a charity awards dinner or impress clients with a black-tie corporate dining event in the privacy of your own country house. We can accommodate up to 132 guests for a seated meal and up to 200 guests for a drinks reception.

With grand decor everywhere you look, Knowsley Hall exudes the opulence you deserve for an exclusive private dinner. Depending on the type of celebration you are looking for we have a selection of dining areas to choose from. The Stucco Ballroom with its gold encrusted ceiling is sure to impress your guests and there is a light, airy feeling about the room.

The State Dining Room has an air of grandeur that will make you feel like royalty. Perfect for special occasions, The State Dining Room with its huge antique chandelier and portraits of the family make this a magnificent room to dine in for a special occasion.

For more intimate dining celebrations, the Breakfast Room that can seat up to 36 guests is ideal and overlooks our beautiful manicured gardens.

Grand dining room with high ceiling and huge gold chandelier.  Circular tables with blue wooden chairs topped with red bouquets and candles. Paintings lay over a blue wallpaper design.

The Food

Celebrating a cultivation of local seasonal ingredients, our menus are expertly designed by the Head Chef to the Knowsley Estate and courteously served by our attentive waiting staff. With bright fresh flavours gracing the summer menu to warm, comforting dishes throughout the winter, our chefs really know how to showcase the best ingredients the season has to offer.

We want everyone who dines with us to enjoy a meal they won’t forget, that’s why we offer plenty of choices for everyone. From plant-based and vegetarian dishes to meat and seafood, we have ensured there is something on the menu that everyone can enjoy. And, if you have any additional dietary requirements, simply request a sample of our allergen information so everyone in your party can enjoy their meal safely.

A picture of a Meuille Feuille dessert

Something Special

For extra special occasions, please feel free to ask for a chat with our chef to add some unique personal touches. Respecting every aspect of the dish with fine attention to detail, your private dining experience at Knowsley Hall is sure to be one you won’t forget quickly.

With only a select number of celebration dates available each year, please contact our dedicated events team on 0151 489 4827 or email Our dedicated events team will be more than happy to help you plan your perfect celebration.

The food was out of this world, we had several guests with special dietary requirements and Chef went out of his way to ensure that not only were their needs were met but they also had an amazing meal without feeling in any way that they were a bother.

Laura Taylor

Private and intimate dining room with Long dining table with blue chairs dressed for an elegant banquet with beautiful flowers displayed in a candelabra
Private dining room with long dining table with chairs dressed for an elegant lunch with beautiful pink flowers
A plate with halloumi and salad
A picture of a dessert with pastry and fresh raspberries
A food picture of a piece of pork with crackling on a plate
A large dining table surrounded by green leather chairs placed in a huge dining room with paintings hanging on the walls and gold chandelier
A huge dining room with gold chandelier filled with round tables dressed with white linen, chairs and flowers for a summer wedding

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