Britain’s Greatest Palace
A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, Blenheim Palace provides an awe-inspiring experience; a monumental country house, the principal residence of the 12th Duke of Marlborough and the magnificent centrepiece of the Oxfordshire countryside, we are proud to call it the home of Salon Privé.
Built back in the early 18th Century and situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the building celebrates the victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession. Today it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and admired for its stunning design and spectacular gardens, created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Blenheim Palace was also the birthplace of our “Greatest Briton”, Sir Winston Churchill and marks many key moments in his life, from beginning to end.
Things to do at Blenheim Palace:
Explore Park and Gardens
Surrounding magnificent Blenheim Palace are the equally impressive Formal Gardens. Each serene garden boasts its own list of uniquely beautiful features. From the splendour of The Water Terraces, reminiscent of the Parterre d’Eau at Versailles, to the perfect symmetry of pink rose beds found in The Rose Gardens, Blenheim’s Formal Gardens exemplify the idyllic setting which surrounds the Palace. Blenheim’s collection of Formal Gardens includes;
- The Water Terraces
- The Italian Garden
- The Rose Garden
- The Secret Garden
Beyond the meticulously-designed gardens lies a further vast expanse of greenery in the landscaped parkland surrounding Blenheim Palace. Boasting a lake of tranquillity, traversed by ‘the finest bridge in Europe,’ the park is a sublime example of quintessential English countryside. It provides an awe-inspiring setting for Salon Privé’s unique event.
Tour the Palace
Blenheim Palace holds over 300 years of heritage and so, understandably there is a lot of history to immerse yourself in. Tours of the Palace are available and they give a fascinating insight into Blenheim’s previous years, from State Room Tours whereby you set your eyes upon spectacular interior architecture to the Churchill Exhibition that has photographs, letters, artefacts and excerpts from his most famous speeches.
To plan your tour around Blenheim Palace, please click here.
It is an honour for my family and I to be hosting Salon Privé. We are really looking forward to the event, being big motor enthusiasts! It’s only the start of a long lasting relationship, enriching our events calendar for years to come.
Duke of Marlborough