Events at The Budock Vean Hotel

    Saturday 14th October

    Gin Dinner & Stay

    We've teamed up with a local gin expert Catherine Murden to create an evening that combines the very best of gins with the very best of local ingredients.

    Our chefs have created a seven course taster menu, which local gin expert, Catherine, has paired with a gin. You'll hear a little more about the gin and you'll be given instructions on which botanicals and tonic to add to create a beautiful drink. Our package gives you dinner, gin, bed and breakfast - a wonderful way to while away a Saturday evening.

    Standard Room with Dinner, Bed & Breakfast £136 per person, based on 2 sharing.

    Dinner only option, £65 per person.

    The evening includes a seven course taster menu and a whole lot of gin.

    Sunday 15th October - Thursday 19th October 2023

    Autumn Water Colour Painting Break

    Join us for this beautiful 4-night autumn break, from Sunday 15th October to Thursday 19th October, and enjoy dedicated time to focus on your watercolour painting. There are only 10 spaces available on this break which is designed to give you an opportunity to develop your watercolour painting here in our wonderful environment in South Cornwall.

    Working on a seasonal theme and taking inspiration from the beautiful colours and patterns that autumn provides, Shari, a Cornwall based artist and tutor, will bring a wealth of visual references and we can also gather inspiration in the wonderful grounds of the Budock Vean estate and the Helford River.

    This course would suit those that like wet into wet watercolour and would like to develop their style by experimenting with some different techniques. Shari will provide a materials list beforehand.

    4 night break, from Sunday 15th October to Thursday 19th October.

    Prices include dinner, bed and breakfast, scheduled coffee and tea breaks plus sessions with Shari.

    Standard Room - £620.00 per person

    Signature Room - £848.00 per person

    Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October 2023

    Running Retreat

    We’ve buddied up with Cornish Trails to offer a two night autumn running retreat on Friday 6th – Sunday 8th October 2023.

    Our weekend running retreats will offer up to three runs (one destination long run and two shorter local runs) with a run coaching session, sports massage and other activity options. Choose bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast for an additional £31 per person per night.

    As a guest at the hotel you have full access to the indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, golf course, tennis courts and snooker room all included in your stay.

    You can read more about the trail running retreat at, where you’ll find the full itinerary for the break.

    Sunday 19th - Friday 24th November 2023

    Beginners Bridge

    Do you know people who play bridge?

    Would you like to learn to play bridge?

    Find out what all the fuss is about in the beautiful surroundings of Budock Vean Hotel, a country house hotel on the Helford River in South Cornwall.

    Budock Vean are running an “Introduction to Bridge” holiday on Sunday 19th to Friday 24th November 2023 with popular teacher (and county director) Jeremy Child. Jeremy has been successfully teaching bridge for many years now and is praised for his clear teaching style.

    The course will focus on the play of the cards and will include elements of the bidding process. Sessions will consist of 20-30 minutes teaching followed by 90 minutes of supervised practice.

    Optional afternoon practice sessions are also available, or you may choose to visit some of the many local attractions such as Trebah Garden, the harbour town of Falmouth or enjoy the facilities on site including a 9 hole, 18 tee parkland golf course, 15m swimming pool or Natural Health Spa.

    At the end of the week you’ll leave with an understanding of the fascinating world of bridge, and hopefully be inspired to take it up as a lifetime hobby.

    Standard Room - £555.00 per person

    Signature Room - £715.00 per person

    Thursday 19th October 2023

    Humpback Whale Song in the South Pacific and closer to home

    Join us on Thursday 19th October for Supper Club as we welcome Clare Sykes who will be talking about Humpback Whale song in the South Pacific and closer to home.

    Thursday 28th September 2023

    Macrame Leaf Hanging Workshop

    Each month there will be a different activity or skill to try your hand at. Everyone is welcome, even those who claim not to have a creative bone in their body! Polly is an experienced artist and arts facilitator. She runs SPACE workshops locally and nationally to help people access their creative side in a friendly, non-pressured and environmentally friendly way. Polly will be focussing on using natural materials to create beautiful work with you.

    We will use simple macrame in natural colours to create beautiful leaves and feathers to hang from local driftwood.

    Session runs from 10am to 12.30pm and includes coffee and cake.

    All materials supplied.

    Tuesday 10th October 2023

    Driftwood Circles Workshop

    A wreath, but not a wreath! Using local driftwood, I’ll help you make a stunning circular piece to hang above your fire or in your hallway, all year round. These look lovely with added fairy lights.

    Session runs from 10am to 12.30pm and includes coffee.

    All materials supplied.

    Tuesday 7th November 2023 & Thursday 7th December 2023

    Make a Driftwood Christmas Star

    Join local artist Polly Radford to make a stunning and wonderfully Cornish addition to you Christmas kit. Your driftwood Christmas star could make a brilliant tree topper or perhaps it could hang majestically in your hallway or by your front door.

    Session runs from 10am until 12.30pm and includes coffee.

    Thursday 30th November 2023 & Tuesday 5th December 2023

    Lino Cutting Christmas Cards Workshop

    There's something really special about receiving a hand made card from friends or family, so this year why not have a go at creating your own Christmas cards? In this session you'll work with local artist Polly Radford to magic up your own design, craft it onto your piece of lino then get printing. By the end of the session you'll have a lino template and a batch of cards.

    Session runs from 10am until 12.30pm and includes coffee.

    Tuesday 12th December 2023 & Thursday 14th December 2023

    Eco Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

    Spend the morning with local artist, Polly Radford, creating a beautiful wreath to hang on your front door to welcome Christmas into your home.

    Session runs from 10am until 12.30pm and includes coffee.

    Christmas Parties at Budock Vean Hotel

    Our much loved Christmas Parties take place on Friday and Saturday's throughout December and are often fully booked months in advance.

    We’ll make sure you’re well looked after … we do Christmas beautifully so whether you’re getting Christmassy with friends, family or colleagues we’ll leave you feeling full of cheer.

    Join us for a wonderful 3 course Christmas dinner, live disco entertainment from the award winning team at DJ in Cornwall and an overnight stay at our beautiful hotel. Bring your dancing shoes and get Christmas started!

    Our Christmas Party Nights are inclusive of a 3 course dinner, party, overnight accommodation and breakfast and includes free use of the golf and leisure facilities.

    Our party nights are back for December 2023, please see below for dates and tariffs.

    Friday 1st December 2023

    Saturday 2nd December 2023

    Friday 8th December 2023

    Saturday 9th December 2023

    Friday 15th December 2023

    Saturday 16th December 2023

    Standard rooms - £100.00 per person

    Signature rooms - £130.00 per person

    Based on two people sharing

    Sunday 5th May - Friday 10th May 2024

    Spring Wildlife Break

    Budock Vean wildlife break … nature just got grown up.

    Think nature spotting is just for children? Think again. Join us for our 5-night dinner, bed, breakfast discovery break that will ruffle your feathers, awaken your curiosity and fill you with joy.

    Situated in 65 acres of private gardens and grounds right in the middle of the Helford River area of outstanding natural beauty, our hotel is perfectly placed to help you rediscover your inner citizen scientist.

    Our next Spring Wildlife Break will run from Sunday 5th May to Friday 10th May 2024.

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