Hosting a Party

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Hosting your friends in style

How many of us have experienced it recently – missing a much anticipated get together with friends; battling with the indecision of whether to cancel or postpone an event and worrying about the possible implications of gathering with friends and family.  It’s kind of taken the fun out of things and whilst some of us have cracked on with virtual parties with a determind stiff upper lip, there really is no replacement for seeing people in real life.

So, how do you mark those special moments in life, in these new times of social distancing?   As a well-known and popular venue for parties and events, we’ve taken a long hard look at how we can create the same memorable events whilst hosting your friends and family in style and safety.


space to roam

The Aviary event space at The Swan was designed to accommodate wedding receptions and celebrations of up to 200 guests, which gives you an indication of the room proportions and the sense of space now that maximum capacities for social events have been reduced.  Innovative partitioning enables The Aviary to be configured into different sized rooms for private dining and parties, all with inspiring views of the river.


take the party outside

We’re fresh air enthusiasts and will do everything we can to be outdoors; step onto the terrace and cross the bridge onto our vast riverside lawns, created to provide a memorable backdrop for entertaining.  Why not make an entrance and arrive at your party by boat?


Coppa Club

Oh, the joy of having someone else do the cooking & pour the wine!  All you need to do is decide what type of menu you prefer and we’ll do the rest.  If you’re a regular at Coppa Club, you’ll be familiar with the European menu of fresh salads, grilled mains and hand stretched sourdough pizzas.  For private parties, this menu is extended to include all manner of culinary delights, or we can also roll out the most impressive BBQ and get grilling.


let us entertain you

Many may be breathing a huge sigh of relief that dancing is off limits for now, but for those who like live music to get the party started, we have trusted partners who can provide a little ambiance without breaking into a nightclub vibe.  Steph Willis has played at several Coppa Club launches and many weddings and knows just how to create the right mood.



How do you keep that party feeling going?  All the planning and anticipation and often some of the best parties pass in a bit of a blur.  We love the morning-after-the-night-before chats over a lazy brunch with friends and at The Swan you have the added advantage of a bracing riverside walk or yoga class to blow the cobwebs away.


talk to us

Our Events Team have bags of experience in creating memorable celebrations, from private dinners to birthday parties, engagements to anniversaries.  We have adapted our own unique style of riverside entertaining to welcome you back to doing what you love with the people that mean the most to you.  We are keeping a close eye on government guidelines around people gathering together and offering flexible terms for added reassurance, should plans have to change.

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