Private Events

The Dysart Petersham is a lovely venue for private events, for both personal occasions and business, from intimate, family lunches, to larger receptions and dinners, from informal to formal, all the year round.

The private dining rooms offer:

  • a private outside terrace with spectacular views and two spacious areas which can be arranged for you in a variety of ways to suit the occasion
  •  a perfect location for celebratory lunches, dinners and receptions, business meetings, training days, conferences and networking gatherings, uniting privacy, a sense of the countryside, fine food, wines and service
  • personal catering by our kitchen team, making use of the finest fresh, seasonal produce, much of it grown especially for us
  • personal planning with Barny, arranging each event as a bespoke one off, working with you to achieve all the individual ideas you are hoping for and making everything as easy as possible for you.

You can move from champagne, or drinks, reception to lunch or dinner, with the rooms arranged just as you want, from individual tables, to a single large table. An area of the gardens can be set aside for private use with the private rooms and terrace.

All manner of special occasions are celebrated at The Dysart Petersham –including, birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, retirements, graduations, promotions – and special meals, pre, or post, the great rugby events at Twickenham.

  • It is possible to hire the upstairs rooms alone, or to take over the whole of the Dysart Petersham, with its spacious, elegant and relaxed interior, and the garden.
  • Numbers can range up to 100 guests, with full private hire of the building.
  • Menu arrangements are flexible, including canapés, sit-down meals for up to 44 guests, or bowl food for up to 100.
  • We work with some of the finest young musicians and photographers and we like to bring a personal, family, touch to the flowers.

Although we are generally closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, except on Bank Holidays and during December, we are pleased to open for private events on those days.

For enquiries about private events please email Barny Taylor on, or call him on 07967 481625

“You create wonderful memories”

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Beautifully situated in the country setting of Petersham village, the terrace and the private rooms have south facing, commanding views over our gardens and Richmond Park, equally spectacular in Summer and winter sun, at sunset, glazed with frost, with rising mist, or covered in snow.

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Flowers and local foliage bring nature and accents of colour into the Dysart Petersham throughout the seasons. Jackie Taylor chooses and arranges the flowers in the main part of The Dysart Petersham and is pleased to discuss flowers for private events, both upstairs and down.


Such an important day demands extra special planning, so whether it be an intimate meal for family and close friends, or a reception for everyone you know, Managing Director, Barny Taylor, will plan every detail of your time here with you in person.

There are many different ways of using the venue, and endless ways an event can be structured – we will aim to make the perfect arrangements just for you.

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All enquiries should please come to Barny Taylor at

All events are personally planned with you, to your requirements, by MD, Barny Taylor, and with your own dedicated, unobtrusive member of our team for the day, to allow you to concentrate on your business objectives.

  • Meetings – discreet, peaceful, spacious and distinctive, The Dysart Petersham is available from first thing in the morning for meetings, Board meetings and conferences, for anything from 2 to 40 people, depending on required set up. With plenty of natural light and countryside views, black out blinds when needed, we have the perfect space in which to bring the best out of your team, or to get the best results from your business meetings.
  • Training/away days/lectures/presentations – space is important here, with plenty of room to set up different areas for groups to use throughout the day. A meeting table, small break-out tables, a relaxation area and outdoor area are all yours for the day. Many different ways of setting up the rooms are available, including theatre style, cabaret style, horse-shoe. Good, controllable lighting and black-out blinds allow you to adjust the working conditions.
  • Dinners/celebrations – The Dysart Petersham is ideal for a group of any size, from 2 to 100, in which to dine, celebrate or relax. We can create menus to your preference, either as traditional, sit-down events, or served as bowl food to allow guests to move freely throughout the event, encouraging mingling.
  • Networking – our spacious and characterful building, interiors and gardens, lovely setting and large car park lend themselves to successful networking. Networkers can get here quickly, enjoy the surroundings and lovely food, maximise the value of their time here and be on their way with minimum time wasted searching for parking.
  • Charities and fund raising events
  • Company lunches before the rugby at Twickenham, where timing is of the essence, or dinners after the rugby.

All enquiries should please come to Barny Taylor at

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome and a very special Christmas experience.

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