Events and Celebrations

Whether you’re hosting a party, corporate event, wedding or any other form of celebration, we have a range of facilities on offer to make it special.

Our venues both on the South Coast and around the New Forest are equipped with everything necessary for all manner of events, and our dedicated staff will be flexible to your needs, so that everything is planned exactly to your specifications.

Whether you’re hosting a party, corporate event, wedding or any other form of celebration, we have everything you need to make it special.

With a large selection of function rooms available, we can host events ranging in attendance from 10 to 350 guests, meaning that whether you’re planning a small, intimate meeting, a full-sized gala dinner, or anything in between, we’ll be able to provide what you require to ensure that it runs smoothly.

Below are just some of the functions we can help you arrange


Weddings can be arranged at either Shorefield Country Park or Oakdene Forest Park, both offer beautiful venues and settings for your special day.

Shorefield Country Park is set between Christchurch Bay and The New Forest on magnificently landscaped parkland, and with the ability to host up to 300 guests, it will not disappoint.

Oakdene Forest Park, which is adjacent to the Hurn Forest, also has spectacular scenery as it is set in a beautiful and tranquil location. This larger venue can hold up to 350 guests.

Whether you’re looking for a fully traditional, or more unique service, we will deliver an exceptional service, and will bring our wealth of experience in planning weddings to provide you with a wedding reception to remember for life.

Corporate Events

Both Shorefield Country Park & Oakdene Forest Park make excellent venues for corporate events of varying sizes and formats. The parks can hold between 10 and 350 delegates and offer state of the art audio-visual equipment, as well as impressive surroundings and any functional necessities for your specific event.

In addition to providing everything necessary to ensure that your event runs smoothly, our corporate event attendees may also use the wide range of facilities available at the park once the initial meetup has commenced.

With several different spaces available to suit your requirements, Oakdene is a highly popular venue for hosting corporate events. The park can cater for smaller sessions and focus groups, as well as larger scale conferences and meetings.

Children’s Birthday Parties

We offer a tailored event to suit each and every one of our young guests. Here we can provide swimming and football parties, as well as the option of an extra hour’s party games and activities, should you choose. We’ve been entertaining kids at our parks for over 25 years and are experts at pulling out all the stops to make birthdays special. A Shorefield birthday party comes with the chance to enjoy freshly prepared food (catering to any and all dietary requirements), as well as top drawer entertainment.

At Oakdene you can enjoy Junior Musketeers and Pirates Paradise, to Body Zorbing and Water Walkerz, the parties offered at this park are unique and exciting and are guaranteed to give every child a celebration to remember. Our Go Active activities - offering the choice to try your hand at both new and classic sports activities - are also a guaranteed winner.

Other Celebrations

Shorefield Country Park offers a large choice of venues in which you can host your event and is able to cater for everywhere between 10 and 200 guests. Our event coordinator will be with you every stage of planning your celebration, ensuring that no detail is missed in the planning and execution.

Oakdene Forest Park is set in a quiet spot on the edge of the Hurn & Avon Forest and makes a great setting for a wide range of celebrations, from prom nights and parties, to family celebrations. Regardless of the size and cost of the party, the facilities and services available at Oakdene ensure that every celebration we organise will meet the standards you require.

Our event coordinator will help you through the entire planning process, and whether you’re bringing 10 or 350 people together, the same level of care and dedication will be paid to every stage of the planning.

To enquire about holding your event at one of our parks just pop in to Shorefield or Oakdene and speak to one of the duty managers or call us on 01590 648300 and ask to speak to one of the team at the park of your choice.