Spice Midlands ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Summer Ball Weekend in Warwickshire

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Friday 19 July 18:30 - Sunday 21 July 14:00

(2 nights)

From £239.00

Listed by Spice East Midlands

The full Warwickshire weekend away option which includes our annual Midlands Summer Ball Party

One of the most essential dates in the Spice Summer programme is our annual Summer Ball. You can now make a whole weekend of it. 

This year for the East and West Midlands Summer Ball we are returning to the delightful Chesford Grange Hotel. It’s an utterly gorgeous, 4-star, country house retreat in the heart of Warwickshire. The Summer Ball will also transport you to the intoxicating glamour of a grand Casino. If it’s good enough for 007, its good enough for Spice.

As well as the spectacular Spice ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Summer Ball on the Saturday evening, there will be a programme of walking and a social activities over the weekend. 

Warwickshire has great walks with rolling countryside, and you can expect walks of around 7 to 8 miles on the Saturday and 6 to 7 miles on the Sunday. 

Social activities will include world class attractions such as Warwick Castle, Kenilworth Castle and several pretty towns. 

The hotel, although very much rural, is a stones throw from the historic towns of Kenilworth Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa. Stratford upon Avon is a little further. 

By booking the full weekend option, we will have time to enjoy the lovely grounds and spa facilities of this fine venue, together with the chance to discover the many world class attractions that Warwickshire has to offer.  If you can't commit to the full weekend, you can still join us just for the Spice Midlands ‘Diamonds are Forever’ Summer Ball party night by following this link above.

The weekend starts… 

We will meet on the Friday evening and have dinner as a group. After dinner Steve will go through the plans for the weekend. There may be the option of a social activity such as a quiz or rock & roll bingo if we can secure a function room. 

Saturday: There will be the option of a walk or social activities. 

The Ball: We will meet from early evening for pre drinks in the bar area of Kenilworth Suite to give us the opportunity to catch up with Spice friends; old friends, new friends and best of all, those friendships yet to be made on the night! Tonight we will transport you to the intoxicating glamour of a grand Casino. If it’s good enough for 007, its good enough for Spice. As well as the usual Spice ingredients of great food and dancing, there will be a ‘fun casino’ to enjoy, which got great feedback last time. You can look forward to a sumptuous, formal three course dinner. After dinner our DJ will keep the dance floor full with a wide range of music that will take us into the small hours of Sunday.  

As you will be making a weekend of it, you can also enjoy the lovely grounds and spa facilities of this fine venue, together with the chance to discover the many world class attractions that Warwickshire and Stratford upon on Avon has to offer. 

The Casino: You need no experience or a suitcase of cash to try your luck at our casino! Tonight, you can take a flutter on the Roulette or Blackjack tables with Spice chips rather than real money. There’s nothing to lose and fun and laughter always guaranteed at our tables! 

What to Wear: There’s no ‘dress code’ as such, but why not ‘dress to impress’ and embrace the casino theme with black tie and cocktail dress attire!

Table Plan: Please let us know if you have any specific seating requests. We will endeavour to meet all requests. The tables are likely to be for 10, so if you want to bring a table sized group, please let us have the names when booking and we'll reserve a complete table for you. We will take seating requests, but don’t worry if you don’t know anyone as we will take care to seat everyone with people who we think they’ll bond with.

Sunday: There will be the option of a walk or social activities.

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  • Two nights overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast on both mornings
  • Exclusive party on Saturday in the Kenilworth Suite
  • Three course formal meal plus tea, coffee & treats
  • DJ to keep us on the dancefloor
  • Fun Casino tables
  • Hotel parking
  • Steve & Arlene as your Spice hosts


  • Any weekend optional extras
  • Drinks at the Saturday night summer party
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Location & Itinerary

These are the social options over the weekend.

Saturday: Warwick Castle

Sunday: Stoneleigh Abbey & Country Park Tour

Both of the above social events need to be booked online using the links above (or you can call the office).

The walks…

Saturday walk Leamington Spa, Newbold Comyn Park and Offchurch Moderate Ramble

Sunday walk Hatton Locks Ramble

If you want to join us on the ramble please let us know ASAP so we can book you on. You will see the walks on our website are chargeable. This is for any local members not doing the weekend – we will book you on ‘free of charge’ as they are included in the weekend package, but you will need to let us know.

Food & Meals

The Saturday evening party includes a three course, meal with tea, coffee and treats.

This is the menu...

Meat option…


Chicken liver parfait - Red chard & watercress salad, red onion jam, Toasted sourdough shards


Roast loin of British pork (GF) (DF) - With crisp roasted potatoes Herb roasted root vegetables, baked apple & red wine jus


Veggie option…


‘Whipped’ goats cheese mousse (V) - Beetroot carpaccio toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpernickel bread sticks.


Butternut squash, kale, harissa & vegan feta cheese parcel (V) (VE) - Pomegranate, orange & pine nut dressing


Both options


Red berry Eton mess (GF) (V) - Whipped vanilla cream

Special dietary requirements will be catered for as long as we are aware in advance.

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Travel & Stay

We stay at the lovely 4-star Chesford Grange Spa hotel (Q hotels).

About the hotel: A warm and friendly welcome awaits at stunning Chesford Grange – where heritage charm meets four-star comfort, and the service is always first-class.

Our gorgeous Tudor-style manor house enjoys a peaceful countryside setting right by the river Avon, a few miles down the road from the historic towns of Warwick, Royal Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Stratford upon Avon.

Ready to relax? Head to our modern spa and health club to unwind in the heated loungers, get your endorphins buzzing in our state-of-the-art gym, and take a refreshing dip in the heated pool. Or book yourself in for some serious pampering in one of our serene treatment rooms.

When hunger calls, enjoy a modern spin on tantalising British classics at The River Room Restaurant, with a menu that takes its lead from locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. For a more casual vibe, our Manor Lounge & Terrace Bar, has a bright dining area spilling out onto the terrace and garden.

Sole occupancy rooms are more expensive than usual as they are double rooms,

Getting There

Chesford Grange Hotel is set in Kenilworth, not far from Warwick Castle. This four-star hotel is all set amongst the serenity of the quaint countryside and nearby River Avon.

By Train: Kenilworth Station is just 1.8 miles away and Warwick Station is 3 miles away.

By Car: The official postcode that gets you closest to the hotel is CV8 2LD.

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Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth , Warwick, Warwickshire, CV8 2LD
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Feedback from previous Summer Balls at similar venues

  • Just a quick note to say as last Saturday was my very first summer party - I absolutely loved it. Everybody looked lovely. The food was great. Venue was brilliant. Atmosphere very good. My only comment to improve on it for next year - it didn't last long enough - the evening was over in a flash!!!! Or so it seemed. :-) Thanks for a great evening. Here's to next year.
  •  Enjoyed an excellent summer ball and stay over. The hotel was set in beautiful grounds so nice to sit outside in sun during afternoon. The food was really good for mass catering. Served in a professional manner. Entertainment and disco excellent. A good night out!
  •  Excellent weekend. Hotel staff friendly and helpfull, my room spacious with nice view, shower and bath lots hot water, bed comfy. The meal and entertainment super
  • It was great that the venue was changed to outside Birmingham. Brilliant location for us. We wouldn't have been able to make it otherwise... Everyone was itching to dance later! Thank you for organising a great night out. We had a fab time
  •  The meal was excellent. All of the components were there to make a good event. The food was excellent, the hotel was very and there was plenty of dancing.
  • A lovely hotel, great staff, expensive drinks.
  • This was an excellent event for socialising and meeting new members and dance the night away Not for one who just want to sit all night

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