Private Parties

The Royal Esplanade is a great choice for your private party or celebration

The perfectly situated on the Esplanade, facing the Solent, in the centre of the attractive boutique sea-side town of Ryde.  We really couldn't be better placed for public transport connections whether you are travelling across the solent or across the Island.

The hotel has recently been sympathetically refurbished and extended under the new ownership of Planning Solutions.

Steeped in character our range of suites form the perfect backdrop for you and your guests to share old memories and create new ones in stylish and elegant surroundings. From the intimate to extravagent or unique to traditional, we can cater for your special party, whether you're looking for something for 20 or 200.

We recognise that little details count and every party is different and personal; so we have a dedicated party host to help ensure your party, function or special occasion is just what you want it to be.

And, if you need to bring family and friends over for your special occasion, we have a lovely range of bedrooms to offer, to suit all budgets, from our comfortable Classic Rooms right up to the Superior Sea View rooms.  All rooms have modern en-suite facilities.  Extensive public parking is available on the sea front facing the hotel.

The Drawing Room

This room underwent an extensive refurbishment programme in the Winter of 2015/16 and is suitable for pre – meal drinks, formal dining and post meal entertainment. The Royal adjoins the main Hotel Esplanade lounge – which can be used, in conjunction with The Royal, for welcoming your guests and pre meal drinks.

A range of party menus are available for you to choose from using fresh, locally sourced ingredient cooked to perfection by our resident chefs – who can create a bespoke menu personalised to your requirements if you wish. Vegetarian and allergy – free options are available.

These function rooms are serviced by the Hotel’s main Esplanade bar.

If required these rooms can be specially dressed to match your requirements (extra charges would apply).

The Royal can accommodate up to 60 guests dependent on room/table layout required.

Harry's Bar and Brasserie

The newly refurbished Harry’s Bar and Brasserie offers a relaxed dining experience. The décor is classicly styled – reminiscent of the golden age of Bogarde and Casablanca - complete with Kensian Palms. These functions rooms can flexibly offer pre- meal drinks, formal dining and post meal entertainment.

The brasserie offers a range of party menus for you to choose from using fresh, locally sourced ingredient cooked to perfection by our resident chefs – who can create a bespoke menu personalised to your requirements if you wish. Vegetarian and allergy – free options are available.

As well as offering a full range of spirits, unusual ales and fine wines Harry’s also has a full Cocktail Bar offering a range of traditional cocktails including, of course, the famous Bellini. The bar also has a separate ‘Snug’ room– where you can relax after your meal.

If required these rooms can be specially dressed to match your requirements (extra charges would apply).

Harry’s Bar and Brasserie can accommodate - up to 92 dependent on the room/table layout required. Harry’s Snug can accommodate up to an additional 40 guests.