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The Great Gatsby New Years Eve Mansion Soiree

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 19:30 - 03:00

Set in the grounds of the stunning Ashton Court Estate, we will be transforming Ashton Court Mansion into a lavish, indulgent and highly exclusive event, reminiscent of the infamous Great Gatsby parties with a funky little twist! This is the first time The Loft Live Sessions have brought our highly regarded, events to Bristol, expect an unrivalled atmosphere, and outstanding entertainment!


We are super excited to have teamed up with Exeter's multi-award-winning cocktail bar, Doctor Inks Curiosities, to bring you an exuberant cocktail lounge, serving decadent cocktails that will quite simply take your breath away! Dr Inks will keep the drinks flowing all night, forget the usual endless New Years Eve scramble at the bar, relax, these guys are the creme de la creme of customer service and attention to detail! You'll be well looked after, that we can promise you. The champagne will of course be flowing all night, be sure to pre-order your midnight tipple!

Upon entering the mansion you'll be greeted by our gorgeous showgirls, you'll hear the sounds of a live classic swing band, featuring some of Bristol's hottest swing musicians, playing hot jazz from the 1920s, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald....

Take a seat at one of the many candlelit tables, enjoy the atmosphere, admire the beautiful outfits, the exquisite architecture and await the stunning live cabaret acts that perform throughout the night, hoop & fire performers, walk around magicians, stilt walkers and beautiful burlesque girls adorned in feathers glitz and glamour!


If you'd like to book a table in the VIP room, there is a minimum spend and a pre-order required, tables are very limited in this cosy little candlelit lounge area. Dr Inks will be offering a bottle service only menu for this particular room, for example, you can order a bottle of Champagne & your chosen spirit, with complimentary mixers on ice and all the trimmings. Please note a valid ticket to the event must be purchased in conjunction with your VIP booking  



The dress code is strictly 1920s finery, we will be handing out some fantastic prizes for the best dressed!

What food will be available?

Great street food catering for all dietary requirements including 'Soul Pizza Truck' 'Moo Stoo' and 'Ninjo Noodle' will be serving a variety of Woodfired pizza, homemade stews, Yorkshire pudding wraps, desserts, and vegan/gluten-free noodles! We are fussy about our food traders, these guys will not disappoint! Please note that food and drink is not included in the ticket price.

The Mansion's old music room will be your dance floor, overlooking the Ashton Court grounds, expect beautiful high ceilings, huge victorian fireplaces and flickering candlelight. Prepare yourselves for some high octane, dance your socks off tunes, ladies, maybe slip some flat shoes into your handbag, you are going to need them!

Q & A's

Is there disabled access? Yes

Are there plenty of toilets? Yes

Will there be fireworks? Sadly no as the estate has a deer park

Is there parking? Yes and it's FREE!

How many early bird tickets are there? We will release 100 early bird tickets

Are there places to sit? Yes, in the main bar area, the VIP area and the cocktail lounge, we cannot guarantee everyone a seat, we strongly recommend arriving early as tables will fill up quickly.

Can I book a table in the main hall? No, these are  available on a first-come-first-serve basis, doors open at 7.30 pm 

Will there be beers wine and spirits as well as cocktails? Yes of course the bar will be fully stocked with a vast selection of drinks.

How many people will be there? We have limited the capacity to only 400 guests.

Will the event be Covid safe? Yes! Your safety is paramount to us, the venue will be fully cleaned before the event, and all bar staff will be actively ensuring safety measures are in place at all times.

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