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Polly is happy to be approached about private celebrations or public events. She will discuss your needs and the cost on a case by case basis, but there is some general information and more photos on this flier.
The ROTUNDA is a 30ft diameter round building, with a mezzanine first floor. It was originally built as a museum to house the previous owner’s collection of antique doll’s houses. Audience capacity is around 60 with clear view of the performance area, or for parties, around 80. It is a wonderful venue for one man shows, book launches, poetry events, acoustic music concerts, stand up comedy etc.
For seminars & workshops it is ideal for up to 25 people and the large circular lawn is also a great place to break out or continue working in the summer.
The Rotunda has an extraordinary acoustic, and amplification is usually unnecessary. We now have a basic kitchen upstairs, plus the usual two toilets nearby. Heating and hot water is from the wood pellet boiler, and plentiful electric sockets are available.
The gardens are also sometimes available for larger gatherings such as weddings etc (up to 200 guests). Amplified music outside or in a marquee is sadly not possible, for the sake of the neighbours.
Tableware, trestle tables & seating can be provided for up to 50 people; further supplies can be ordered from www.milliemiles.co.uk
Pippa Hamwee, Polly’s stepsister, caters all the events Polly organises at Grove House. Her food is beautifully presented, delicious and very good value.
She can be contacted on 01865 420652 or 07786 468 594. Please don't call Pippa for general enquiries about booking the Rotunda - preferably email us, or failing that call Polly on 07870 643260.
Local musicians (such as sax/accordion duo Huff 'n' Puff) and performance artists can be sourced for your event, as can bespoke garden lantern making (see photos).