About Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Christmas Carol Concerts 2018
Share a joyful start to the festive season with us at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Christmas Carol Concerts. Each carol concert evening will be hosted by a well-known personality and combines a feast of musical enchantment with the delights of Raymond Blanc’s cuisine. Champagne Laurent-Perrier will be served on arrival before we make our way to the neighbouring candlelit venue of St Mary’s Church for the evening’s performance. Dinner at Belmond Le Manoir will follow, with wines to accompany each course.
Each evening will commence at 6.45pm with a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception at Belmond Le Manoir, followed by a torch lit walk to neighbouring St Mary’s church for the evening’s concert performance at 8.00pm. Return to Belmond Le Manoir for a celebration dinner at 9.15pm with a menu created by Raymond Blanc and Gary Jones, with selected wines from the extensive cellar. The evening usually comes to a close at 11:45pm.
You will be seated on large tables with fellow guests, or smaller tables are available upon request subject to availability.
The dress code is Black Tie.
Tickets are priced at £275 per person and are inclusive of a Champagne Laurent-Perrier reception with canapés, the concert performance and Raymond Blanc’s celebrated five course meal with accompanying wines, coffee and petits fours.
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